Rachel Wilhite

Tucson, AZ

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How does your business stand out?

I really do take the time to communicate with my students and observe how they work in their own math environment. Rather than giving a student an assessment test at our first meeting I prefer to talk with each student and find our what their perceptions are about their coursework, the class instructor, assignments and exams, and what the they perceive as weaknesses and strengths. Over several sessions I observe problem solving patterns, study behaviors, and overall comprehension of each student. Through communication and observation I'm able to make suggestions for the the best approach to take in tutoring to improve grades and to help my students improve their study habits. I absolutely LOVE to work through problems with students. I photo copy their worksheet, buy their books off amazon, and I get my noggin knocked around with them. That's what makes me stand out... I really do understand how "crazy their teacher is ", "how completely horrible math is" or even how much "this assignment sucks" (excuse me parents but that's what they say). Needless to say it is VERY important for each student to know that their tutor is ON THEIR SIDE and WORKING HARD TOO.
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Tucson, AZ 85748

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12 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 30, 2017
  • Pamela G. Jul 17, 2017
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Barb M. May 6, 2017
    Algebra Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Rachel is easy to contact, flexible and communicates well with kids as well as adults!! My son is quiet but she has been able to teach him and his grade in math is steadily improving!
  • CJ S. Feb 4, 2017
    Math Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Good tutor
    It ended up being a good fit
  • Robin H. Dec 14, 2016
    Algebra Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Rachel's my sanity
    Rachel is wonderful! She is very patient, and definitely is gifted. For this mom, Shes actually my sanity! My daughter laughs more often, and there are no more melt downs. Last test was an A. Rachel wants her students to succeed, we are very happy we chose her. Thank you Rachel. 🌺
  • Victoria G. Sep 14, 2016
    Algebra Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Excellent Tutor
    Rachel was able to tutor my daughter in a variety of areas and helped her improve her grades.
  • Janet O. Aug 22, 2016
    Math Tutoring
    Verified Review
    She connected with my daughter right away.
  • Dawn G. Jun 8, 2016
    Algebra Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Our daughter was not motivated to do her Algebra 1 work without a teacher. Miss Wilhite even agreed to do the homework so they can compare how they got the results. Miss Wilhite shares her passion for math with her students.
  • Vanessa N. Jun 3, 2016
    Math Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Rachel is patient, and demonstrates compassion for my 8 year old. Comes prepared with fun games to keep him engaged. Encourages him and makes him feel more motivated. 4 sessions so far and plan to continue! Must mention, my son likes her a lot too, most importantly!
  • Ben D. May 5, 2016
    Multi-Subject Tutoring
    Verified Review
    We think Rachel is great and would highly recommend her to anyone needing her service.
  • Dana W. Apr 15, 2016
    Math Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Michelle M. Jan 18, 2016
    Algebra Tutoring
    Verified Review
    I have been extremely impressed with Rachel's ability to connect with a 7th grader, identify areas of confusion, and then teach.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
2016Rates: $40/hr (K-12), $45(College), $65/hr (ACT/SAT Exam Prep), $35 cancellation/no show fee (if cancelled within 12 hours of scheduled time)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My continuing education comes in the form of the actual job. As you tutor you receive continuing education everyday! Thus, the joy and challenge is inherent in my job. I love it when my students set out to teach me or challenge me in completing as many problems as I can, if not more or faster. I applaud them for teaching the tutor!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide mathematics tutoring in every math topic/subject for all ages. To prepare students for college level mathematics and future career choices I also incorporate deductive reasoning and critical thinking into every tutoring session. Deductive reasoning is more commonly taught in reading but the concepts of applied logic, reasoning, and engaging in problem solving are important factors in mathematics comprehension as well! Every critical thinking exercise is uniquely selected for each student's level of comprehension. We work towards providing a challenging and enriched experience for all students.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you're seeking a "tutor" who will work with you or your child to overcome issues in mathematics and help you/your child to gain an appreciation for math while making improvements, then working with me is your best choice!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I hold a B.S. in mathematics and statistics, a Master's in Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics, and I am ABD (PhDc) in epidemiology. I have worked as a math tutor, math instructor, and mentor over the last 14 years with students of all ages. My personal goal with each student is to ensure they receive a healthy mix of tutoring and fun with math.