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Rachel

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I am a proud homegrown product of the Arizona education system; University High School '99 and the University of Arizona '04!

I received my Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics and Statistics while completing graduate course work in biometry. I went on to work as a research associate for a longitudinal study looking at risk factors of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. After working with the study for 9 moths I began graduate studies towards my Master's in Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics. I remained in the arena of public health as I continued my studies in Epidemiology, working towards my doctorate degree with a minor in biostatistics. Along the way I took advantage of many opportunities to further my working knowledge in research, teaching, and mentoring within the (STEM) fields. I taught calculus at our local community college and worked as a teaching assistant and department tutor for the graduate college's biostatistics course and epidemiology course. I also taught college algebra and introductory statistics for ITT Technical Institute.

My tutoring experience began in 1999 as a math tutor for my college math lab. Students could come into the math lab and seek help for any level of math. I also worked with high school students in after school programs and Saturday math prep programs for SAT/ACT prep. I went on to serve as a biostatistics tutor in grad school for the Epidemiology department. Once I entered the research phase of my program I decided to go back to tutoring math as well as statistics. I've worked as tutor full-time for the last 5 years.

In all, I've worked as a tutor for over 16 years. Additional experiences that have helped me improve my tutoring methods include my teaching experience (Pima Community College- Math Faculty Certified) and my experience as a National Science Foundation Graduate K-12 Teaching Fellow. As a tutor, I've learned that every student has a unique style of learning. One model for tutoring doesn't work for everybody. It's important to listen and observe each student's learning style and find a tutoring method that works for a specific student. My priority, as a tutor, is to help each and every student access their full potential through encouragement, motivation, and confidence. I work very hard to keep the math and statistics simple, complete, and achievable for everyone.

Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Xavier University of Louisiana - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: University of Arizona - Master in Public Health, Public Health

Hobbies

swimming, piano, shopping

Tutoring Subjects