# Rachel

Certified Tutor

Rachel’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pensacola Christian College - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

## Hobbies

Growing up on a farm in Wisconsin, I developed a great love and appreciation for the outdoors. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on the water, playing the piano and cello and playing tennis with my husband.

## Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Science

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Science

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Science

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Science

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

Applied Mathematics

ASPIRE Math

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

High School

Homeschool

Intermediate Algebra

Mechanical Engineering

Middle School

Music Theory

Piano

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

Statics

Summer

Q & A

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach study/organization skills, as well as how to use their resources to find answers quickly.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By keeping the subject interesting and explaining to the student all of the exciting ways that the subject can be applied to the real world.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Break it down to the basics, and then slowly build to the concept, approaching it from different angles.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would get to know the student, what they are struggling with, and what their goals are for that particular subject. Then, I would start working with them to help them understand the material.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I like to ask the student to show me how to solve the problem, and I occasionally will ask them trick questions to see if they are really thinking about the answer.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I work through the problem with the student until he/she understands it. Sometimes it takes a few different ways of explaining. Then we will work through a few other problems dealing with the same concept, so the student really feels that he/she knows it very well.