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Rachel

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I graduated from Houghton College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology in May 2015. I will now be attending Rutgers University as a graduate student of Biological Oceanography. During my time at Houghton, I tutored fellow college students and international students at the local high school in Science, Math, English, and other subjects. I served as a Teacher's Assistant in Honors Science, Chemistry, and Physics classes. I tutor a broad range of topics, and am most skilled in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, I tutor test preparation for the SAT, PSAT, GRE, and some AP tests. My favorite subject to tutor is Math because I enjoy working through puzzles with my students and finding new ways to develop intuition about numbers. Those I tutor have said that they appreciate the way I explain the material in new words for them and come up with mnemonics and analogies to aid retention and comprehension. Because I myself enjoy learning and believe it should not turn into drudgery, I try to instill a sense of fun and interest into the subjects I tutor.

In my spare time, I enjoy curling up with a good fantasy book, playing my cello, drawing, and photographing nature. Almost every morning I go jogging to enjoy the outdoors and I love animals, especially horses.

Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Houghton College - Bachelor of Science, Biology and Mathematics

Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - PHD, Biological Oceanography

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2300

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

MCAT: 34

GRE: 340

GRE Quantitative: 167

GRE Verbal: 168

Hobbies

I enjoy drawing, photography, reading fantasy books, playing cello and piano, and jogging. I also love Science and Math.