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I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering this May at Pensacola Christian College. All through grade school and college I was able to help and tutor peers in math related classes. My all-time favorite subject would be algebra, although any sort of math excites me! I've learned to be very patient when helping others and love seeing students have that "light bulb moment" when the concept finally makes sense to them.

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

ACT Math

ACT Science

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Applied Mathematics

Arithmetic

ASPIRE Math

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

High School

Homeschool

Intermediate Algebra

Math

Mechanical Engineering

Middle School

Middle School Math

Music Theory

Piano

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

Statics

Summer

Test Prep

Trigonometry


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.