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Rachel K.

New York, NY

$150/hour

Princeton '13 Math & Computer Science Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 70 ratings
Perfect Tutor
— Isabel, New York, NY on 6/6/16

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Princeton University
Mathematics

Education

Princeton University (Mathematics)

About Rachel

I was born and raised in Manhattan, and attended P.S. 6 for elementary school and Brearley for middle and high school. I graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Finance. I then worked on Wall Street as a trader for eighteen months, but I missed math and wanted to do something different so I left to explore other opportunities. I've worked as a math tutor for the past year, mostly through Varsity Tutors.

In the past year I've worked with a seventh grader prepping for the SSHS exam; ninth graders adjusting to high school and proof-based mathematics; eleventh graders juggling APs, SATS, and schoolwork; NYU upperclassmen cramming for finals; and young professionals returning to school or taking online courses in statistics, programming, and linear algebra. Most of my students see dramatic improvements in their grades and confidence levels.

My tutoring style involves making sure my students take an active role in our sessions. My students talk me through the problems and concepts that they struggle with; my job is to help them fill in gaps. I think my students make a lot of progress because they are forced to confront challenging material and take ownership over as much of the problem-solving process as possible. In addition, my passion and enthusiasm for math is infectious and my students each walk away with a greater appreciation for the subject.

I also find tutoring to be personally rewarding. I find it so satisfying to watch my students' "aha" moments and am deeply invested in helping them reach their goals and get A's. :)

I only tutor in-person and am comfortable coming to your home or to an alternate location. I frequently give lessons at coffee shops in Union Square. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!
I was born and raised in Manhattan, and attended P.S. 6 for elementary school and Brearley for middle and high school. I graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Finance. I then worked on Wall Street as a trader for eighteen months, but I missed math and wanted to do Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Discounted rates may be available for NYU students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10009
In-person lessons

"Perfect Tutor"

- Isabel, New York, NY on 6/6/16

"Huge relief, incredible"

- Julie, New York, NY on 9/26/16

"Knowledgeable and encouraging!"

- Natalie, West New York, NJ on 9/14/16

"Great Teacher"

- Chase, New York, NY on 9/10/16

"Friendly patient and very knowledgable"

- Heather, New York, NY on 8/24/16

"Math Expert!"

- Khalifa, New York, NY on 7/19/16

"Learned So Much with One Lesson"

- Terie, Westwood, NJ on 7/16/16

"Very good at Statistics"

- Tomy, Spring Valley, NY on 7/12/16

"Very pateint and flexible"

- Belinda, New York, NY on 6/19/16

"Very informative"

- Jacob, New York, NY on 5/18/16

"Patient and very helpful"

- Jay, New York, NY on 5/12/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics,
Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, R, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Java, Microsoft Excel, Python,
R, SQL
Business:
Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel
Sports/Recreation:
Bridge

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Differential Equations

I was a math major at Princeton and had a 3.8 GPA. I took a Differential Equations class at Princeton and received an A in it.

Discrete Math

I have experience tutoring students in discrete mathematics topics such as probability, set theory, cardinality, orderings, relations, functions, combinatorics, counting techniques, recurrence, number theory, logic, and applications of matrices. I am comfortable explaining abstract mathematical concepts in simple and clear ways and can help with problem sets requiring discrete math techniques.

Econometrics

I have experience tutoring students in econometrics topics such as probability, Central Limit Theorem, regression, inference, heteroscedasticity, panel data, instrumental variables, and Maximum Likelihood. I am comfortable explaining abstract mathematical concepts in simple and clear ways and can help with problem sets requiring Econometrics techniques.

Finite Math

I have experience tutoring students in finite mathematics topics such as probability, combinatorics and counting techniques, logic, and applications of matrices. I am comfortable explaining abstract mathematical concepts in simple and clear ways and can help with problem sets requiring finite math techniques.

Linear Algebra

I have experience tutoring students in linear algebra topics such as vector spaces, dimensionality, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, systems of equations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, Gram-Schmidt, orthogonal bases and projections, and SVD. I am comfortable explaining abstract mathematical concepts in simple and clear ways and can help with linear algebra problem sets. I was a math major at Princeton and had a 3.8 GPA. I took a Linear Algebra class at Princeton and received an A in it.

Logic

I have experience tutoring students in logic topics such as truth functions and tables, boolean algebra, formal proofs, proof by induction and transfinite induction, indirect proofs and proof by contradiction, cardinality, orderings, and ordinal numbers. I am comfortable explaining abstract mathematical concepts in simple and clear ways and can help with logic problem sets. I was a math major at Princeton and had a 3.8 GPA. I took both Intro to Logic and Advanced Logic at Princeton and received an A in each class.

Python

I'm proficient in Python, NumPy, and pandas, and am happy to help with projects or problem sets.

SAT Math

I got an 800 on both the math section of the SAT and on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test.

Princeton University
Mathematics

Education

Princeton University (Mathematics)

Perfect Tutor

Rachel is one of the best tutors I've had for math, if not the best. She knows math subjects inside out, and has been helping me understand the material and my textbook content very well. She has guided me through my homework step by step, providing clear, and easy-to-grasp explanations for the areas with which I am having difficulty. Her help has been and will continue to be invaluable. I highly

— Isabel, New York, NY on 6/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Discounted rates may be available for NYU students.

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10009.