Rachel W.


Rachel W.

Tutor

Tucson, AZ 85748

Will travel 10 miles

$45 per hour.

4.85 164 ratings

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

Welcome! 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 ... [more]


Algebra 1


Algebra 2


American History


Calculus


Chemistry


Vocabulary


General Computer


Geometry


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Prealgebra


Precalculus


Reading


Trigonometry


Writing


Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My statistics degree required joint courses to be completed at LSU-Health Science Center in Biometry. I completed the coursework in Biometry (theoretical statistics) at LSU-HSC (2001). I received my MPH with a minor in biostatistics from the University of Arizona (2004). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was heavily based in analytical Epidemiology. Aside from my quantitative background, my research work in the sciences combined with my skills in biostatistics have enabled me to engage students in interesting conceptual questions that relate current events to mathematics! To tutor statistics well you have to understand not only the application side (using the software and calculating the numbers) but as well, the theory side to help students truly comprehend their objective in the process of analysis. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.


Java


English


SAT Math


GRE


GED


SPSS


PSAT


Spelling


ACT English


ACT Math


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutoring experience in math, reading, science, writing, and social studies for K-6th grade students. Over the last 2 years I have worked with 5 students in the K-6 grades. Beyond math we worked on multi-subject tutoring that required additional assistance in science, language arts, reading and writing. My emphasis for the upper grades is study skills and attention to specific areas where the students may have weaknesses which include concentration, attention to detail, comprehension, and pace of work. For the lower grades I emphasize comprehension and detail. Comprehension and pace is important at these grade levels to ensure students are not engaging in poor habits such as rushing through work or lack of attention.


Study Skills

I've worked as a tutor and mentor to students of all ages (HS--College) for 12+ years. Good study skills are a necessary part of setting a goal, working through the steps towards reaching a goal, and ultimately accomplishing a goal. As a mentor it was extremely important for me to work closely with students within a finite amount of time to ensure their assigned projects were worked on daily (setting manageable daily tasks). In my working experience with students it was important for the student to meet a standard of comprehension that ensured their learning goals were being met, and they were capable of passing internal examinations (short term goals) which showed their progress and gains in accomplishing their long term goals. Studying effectively is a technique that is unique to each student. There are some generalized methods that all students should adhere to such as: - Good note taking skills This includes good headers Creating sections for each topic Good penmanship is a must Reviewing notes - Good Posture when studying Proper seating does wonders for blood flow Have a good work area for study materials - Good organization Highlighters, post-it flags Taking pride in your work is a must! Ultimately all of these items can be modified by the student. What's important is that the person working with your child takes the time to learn your child?s individual learning style and works with them to build good, strong, positive, study skills.


Biostatistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). While the statistics degree required joint courses to be completed at LSU-Health Science Center in Biometry. I completed the coursework in Biometry (theoretical statistics) at LSU-HSC (2001). I received my MPH with a minor in biostatistics from the University of Arizona (2004). My research is heavily based in analytical Epidemiology. Aside from my quantitative background, my research work in the sciences combined with my skills in biostatistics have enabled me to engage students in interesting conceptual questions that relate current events to mathematics! To tutor biostatistics well you have to understand not only the application side (using the software and calculating the numbers) but as well, the theory side to help students truly comprehend their objective in the process of analysis.


STATA

I have graduate level course work in STATA and I am a self-taught programmer in STATA. I make the distinction because most programmers that use SAS and STATA often use the Windows based version for introductory level statistics courses. However, at the University of Arizona, STATA is a preferred statistical software package and I have learned to program in STATA to gain more access to the powerful tools that STATA has to offer a programmer. My experience with STATA extends to the following courses: Intro Statistics, Test of Means, ANOVA, ANCOVA, Test of Propositions, Regression Analysis (linear, multi-linear, logistic). I've been working with introductory statistics for 10 years. I received my BS in Statistics in 2001 and an MPH with a biostatistics concentration in 2004.


Homeschool

Personally I was homeschooled for grades 1-3 and was a member of a homeschool group within the city of New Orleans. More recently I have tutored from the homeschoolers math textbooks "Saxon Math" for grades 5 through grades 11 ( "Saxon Math Algebra 2" ). I have also tutored homeschool students in algebra using Saxon Math.