My name is Rachel and I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in nutritional sciences. I am currently completing a pre-medical post-baccalaureate with plans to attend medical school in 2017. I have 6 years of tutoring experience in various subjects, primarily high school and college level science courses and standardized test preparation. I have a knack for taking seemingly complicated problems and translating them into easy to understand solutions. I like to cater my teaching methods in accordance to my student's learning style so information is better understood and retained. I also like to make learning fun!
Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Bachelors, Nutritional Sciences
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 30
Spending time with friends and family, laughing, live music, good food
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student learns in his or her own way. It is important to understand how a student learns most effectively, and to use a teaching method that parallels that particular learning style.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Understand what they hope to accomplish in our tutoring session, and assess their strengths and weaknesses in accomplishing that goal.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching them all the tips, tricks, and techniques I've picked up over the years that have personally helped me become a better learner.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
By presenting the same material in different ways.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By relating the material to a topic they are interested in.