Experienced Tutoring

Our experienced tutors give custom assistance to help students achieve the highest scores possible on standardized tests. 

  Rachel Mykkanen

Rachel Mykkanen

English and Reading Tutor

Education professional invested in consistently improving student-centered pedagogy using research-backed and field-tested strategies. Committed to community.

EDUCATION     

Ph.D.   English, University of California, Irvine, June 2014.     

M.A.    English, University of California, Irvine, 2008.    

 B.A.     English, St. Olaf College, June 2004, magna cum laude.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE     

Instructor, Composition Program, UC Irvine, 2007–2014; 20172018.

Instructor, Online Composition Program, UC Irvine, 2013; 2018.

English Instructor, Beijing Bayi School, 2014–2016. English Curriculum Coordinator, Beijing Bayi School, 2016–2017.

Instructor, Irvine Valley College, 2013.

Instructor, Humanities Core Program, UC Irvine, 2012–2014.

Instructor, Department of English, UC Irvine, 2008–2011.

Teaching Assistant, “Literature of the 1920s” (upper division), UC Irvine, 2009.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Reader, University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination, Summer 2009.

Presentations, Panel member at Disjunctions Conference 2012.

Guest Lecturer, Guest lecturer for Prof. Richard Godden, 2011.

HONORS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS     

Dissertation Fellowship.  UC Irvine, Department of English, 2011.      

Chancellor’s Fellowship.  UC Irvine, Department of English, 2006.     

Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa, St. Olaf College, 2004.

  Peter T. Mac

Peter T. Mac

Mathematics and Science Tutor

  • University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)         B.S., Chemical Engineering, B.S., Chemistry

  • Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Aspen HYSYS, Pro/II

  • Omega Chi Epsilon at UC Irvine (The National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering) March 2012 – June 2014

  • Tutoring Team Manager (2012 - 2014)

    Recruited a team of tutors and organized tutoring sessions on the UC Irvine campus

    Provided tutoring in physics, mathematics, science, and engineering to chemical engineering students

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers at UC Irvine (AIChE) September 2010 – June 2014 Vice President (2013 - 2014)

    Organized company info sessions, site tours, and professional events to introduce members to the chemical engineering industry

    Managed relationships with external organizations, companies, and industry professionals