Math and Physics Tutoring by Columbia Engineering Grad
Math and Physics Tutoring by Columbia Engineering Grad
Math has always been my favorite subject. I see it as a beautiful, logical system which anyone can use to solve problems both big and small. Sometimes in a classroom setting, however, people's unique learning styles aren't taken into account and math can turn into a seemingly impossible chore. That's where my job comes in. My strength lies in breaking things into clear, easily digestible pieces. I really enjoy the collaborative process of strengthening basic principles and building together...
Math has always been my favorite subject. I see it as a beautiful, logical system which anyone can use to solve problems both big and small. Sometimes in a classroom setting, however, people's unique learning styles aren't taken into account and math can turn into a seemingly impossible chore. That's where my job comes in. My strength lies in breaking things into clear, easily digestible pieces. I really enjoy the collaborative process of strengthening basic principles and building together from there.
I don't believe in just memorizing formulas. Rather, I emphasize the logic behind the formula and the different situations where it applies. I believe in practice, not busy work - every exercise I assign has a specific purpose of illuminating the material from a new angle. This way, the student will gain the understanding necessary to apply the principles on his or her own. In my SAT tutoring, I also equip my students with the "tricks of the trade" for optimizing their time and efforts during testing.
Physics is another passion of mine. I have a very thorough understanding and appreciation for it, since earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
This is why becoming a math and physics tutor was a natural choice for me when I felt it was time to change careers. I have since then passed the NJ Math Praxis exam and earned an eligibility certificate to teach math in the state of New Jersey. I now have several years' experience teaching, subbing, and tutoring.
Whether you are seeking a tutor for yourself or for a loved one, I look forward to hearing from you.
My availability is weekdays, 3pm-8pm.
My son, Sal, has only completed 2 lessons with Rachel but we are already seeing the results. His understanding of precalculus is growing deeper and it is positively impacting how he approaches his class. Rachel has a passion for the subject matter, which has a profound effect on how it is received.Tom, 10 lessons with RachelTutor responded:
Thank you! Tutoring Sal has been a pleasure. He asks the right questions and wants to understand the material on a deeper level than most students would.
Very intuitive tutor
Rachel was tutoring my daughter, and she was very intuitive with topics that my daughter was in need of help. We appreciated her approach to the need. She was prepared to approach the need. Thank you Rachel…William, 4 lessons with Rachel
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Rachel taught my son Elementary Math. She is very nice and great at teaching step by step math concepts. My son seems to have a better understanding now. I will continue requesting her services.Elias , 16 lessons with Rachel
Great Physics Tutor
She explains things thoroughly among different topics of Physics. Uses real life examples to simply understanding the subject. Great tutor and patient with you.Maya, 16 lessons with Rachel
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
She helped me with some math topics that I have learned during my sophomore year that I forgot. She did a great job by focusing on the right ones, and put me back on track.Sigalit, 1 lesson with Rachel
She is a great tutor. My son said she is very understanding and friendly. I highly recommend her as a tutor. She always looks out for my son and is constantly asking him if he understands. I believe this enhanced his learning skills and overall understanding of the subject.Keiko, 2 lessons with Rachel
Excellent Physics Tutor
Rachel was excellent: knowledgeable, patient, thorough, friendly. Will definitely use her again. She went into detail helping my son solve his problems and gain greater understanding.Bob, 1 lesson with RachelTutor responded:
Thank you, Bob. I appreciate having the opportunity of working with your son. He was engaged and really interested in getting it right.
Great fro SAT Prep
Great job very thorough with math review. Gives lots of material to study and practice with. Takes her time and makes sure that you know the material that is being reviewed.JAMES, 7 lessons with RachelTutor responded:
Thank you, James! Your daughter has been very motivated. I wish her luck on both her PSAT and SAT.
Rachel is very reliable, friendly, willing to help, going extra miles and very kind tutor. We like her very much and you will like her too. Thank you very much!John, 17 lessons with RachelTutor responded:
Thank you, John! Tutoring your daughter this year was a pleasure.
Preparing for the Praxis Exam
I needed help with my timing in solving intense word problems on the Praxis exam. Rachel has shown me easy strategies, to spot and sort important information and to solve the problem. Being that I was an English major in college, math was never my forte. However if I had enough time I can certainly figure most math problems out. But the Praxis exam is only 60 mins to do 50 problems. Working with Rachel I can see where I waste most of my time and how to quickly sort, solve and move on to the next problem.Renee , 2 lessons with RachelTutor responded:
Thank you for your feedback. I wish you luck this Saturday!
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