Rachel Hartley

Academic Tutor


Growing up in Maryland with an engineer for a father, I was destined to fall in love with math. I moved out to California for college and attended Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, where I received a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry. I decided to continue my math education and joined the Masters program in Mathematics at SFSU; I’m working on my thesis and will finish my degree this year.

My tutoring career started with my two younger sisters back in middle school, but I became more involved in tutoring in college when I tutored for math classes ranging from Algebra to Calculus. Since then I have done some online tutoring and classroom teaching, but I found it hard to connect 1-on-1 with students in those environments. My favorite part of tutoring is helping my student truly understand why and how everything works, as too often math is taught as a list of steps a student must memorize without knowing why.

Other than math, I enjoy reading long books, baking yummy desserts, and enjoying the occasional nice weather in San Francisco.

Subjects Tutored

SAT Subject Math2
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Trigonometry
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Calculus
Academic Statistics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

Offices Served

Happy parents and students.

 Rachel always tried to find ways to make math fun and understanding for me. She's been fantastic!  Read what others are saying

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