Experienced K-College Tutor - Recent BU Grad

Experienced K-College Tutor - Recent BU Grad

5.0 (3)
1 employee
11 years in business

About this tutor

I am a recent Boston University graduate with private and professional tutoring experience. I take a holisitic, non-directive approach to teaching and use current resources to encourage students to rise to their full potential. I am passionate about helping young people and was professionally trained at BU as a writing tutor, including ESL tutoring. I have also tutored in reading comprehension, AP Spanish, Math (Elementary-Calculus), and Physics in private settings. Please contact me to learn if I could be a good match for you or your aspiring student. 

It is always enjoyable to see a student grow in confidence in whatever subject they seek tutoring for. Students come from many backgrounds and experiences, but it is always my job to help them achieve the best they can for the current subjects and future paths!

Read more about this pro


Credentials

Cambridge, MA 02139
Email verified

3 Reviews

5.0

  • Annie Bondhus

    Rachita tutored our son for an entire year in Math. She was excellent..couldn’t have been more through and patient. His test scores went up considerably! Highly recommend using her!

  • Lauren Villero

    I went to Rachita for help on several essays for my writing class at Boston University. With Rachita's help, I was able to make strong claims and supportive arguments. At times, I struggled with putting my ideas into words. Rachita does a great job helping to develop your ideas. She talked through my ideas with me and asked clarifying questions. In addition to helping with content, she pointed out grammar errors and suggested places for transitions. My writing became clearer and more cohesive. Overall, Rachita is an excellent tutor, and I recommend her to anyone in any stage of writing! She is also very nice.

  • Tom Floros

    Rachita worked with me during my sophomore year WR150 course. Writing was not my forte and Rachita helped me focus my writing so that my argument was clear and supporting reasons were effective to support my thesis.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With a new student, I like to begin with a goal-oriented worksheet for us to complete together in order to assess the student's perceived strengths, weaknesses, and areas for desired improvement. Prior to meeting, I will ask for any sample work, if applicable, in order to understand the student's thoguht process and how to best help that thought process move in the right direction. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from BU which has allowed me to maintain strong math and physics skills. I was a writing tutor at BU's College of Arts and Sciences and was extensively trained in academic and professional writing, several methods of tutoring, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing will depend on the level of the student (K-college), frequency of appointments, and number of subjects desired to be tutored. I am flexbile to work with a student or a student's family to meet their budget needs. 


How did you get started teaching?

I began tutoring at a young age in place of babysitting. I find that I am talented in approaching a problem or new idea from multiple angles and I am empathetic to each student's unique needs and perspective of the world. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from 3rd grade to graduate level, students who are self motivated, students who are forced to meet with me, students who are just learning English, and all in all, I can say that each appointment ends in progress and a clear path for future collaboration. I find that I am able to find the proper approach for all different kinds of students. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Most recently, I received a card from a BU student, who, as a junior, had completed her writing core requirement. In the card, this student of few words wrote, "thank you for helping me through both my writing courses. You made me hate writing less". I found it funny to receive such a negatively positive thank you card! I thoroughly enjoyed watching this student grow from a resistent and overwhelmed college freshman to a confident and well-written college junior and I am glad to have enabled this process of self-improvement. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I think students should feel free to ask questions about what tools and resources a tutor uses, questions about how tutors have overcome previous "mismatches", and what approaches they use. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should assess where their impression of their needs comes from, is it internal? It is a parent or teacher directing the need for help? And what the ultimate goal of the tutoring is, grade improvement? Long-term skills? Re-building a foundation?


Services offered