Fall 2021

Section 1154 of CSKLS731
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I -- : Aug 16 - Oct 11 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on MW from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. No textbook purchases required. To contact the instructor, please click on the instructor's name, or visit the instructor's profile at https://profiles.santarosa.edu/rachel-nix

Section 1155 of CSKLS731
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I -- : Aug 17 - Oct 07 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on TTh from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. No textbook purchases required. To contact the instructor, please click on the instructor's name, or visit the instructor's profile at https://profiles.santarosa.edu/rachel-nix

Section 1157 of CSKLS732
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation II -- : Oct 18 - Dec 13 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on MW from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. No textbook purchases required. To contact the instructor, please click on the instructor's name, or visit the instructor's profile at https://profiles.santarosa.edu/rachel-nix

Section 1159 of CSKLS732
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation II -- : Oct 12 - Dec 09 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on TTh from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. No textbook purchases required. To contact the instructor, please click on the instructor's name, or visit the instructor's profile at https://profiles.santarosa.edu/rachel-nix

Summer 2021

Section 8267 of CSKLS731
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I -- : Jun 14 - Aug 04 2021
The above section for basic English/Social Studies instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on MW from 6:00PM-7:30PM.All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. If you have questions about the course or if you need an add code, please text or call the instructor at (707) 836-3317. Alternatively, you may email the instructor at rnix@santarosa.edu

Section 8285 of CSKLS731
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I -- : Jun 15 - Aug 03 2021
The above section for basic English/Social Studies instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on TTh from 9:00AM-10:30AM.All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings. If you have questions about the course or if you need an add code, please text or call the instructor at (707) 836-3317. Alternatively, you may email the instructor at rnix@santarosa.edu

Spring 2021

Section 4546 of CSKLS731
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I -- : Jan 21 - Mar 18 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on TTh from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings.

Section 4614 of CSKLS732
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation II -- : Mar 30 - May 20 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session on TTh from 6:00PM-7:30PM. All other meetings will be optional. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during these meetings.

Section 5515 of CSKLS732
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation II -- : Mar 29 - May 19 2021
The above section for basic English instruction is in English/Social Studies and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during the entire scheduled window.

Section 5576 of CSKLS732
Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation II -- : Mar 30 - May 20 2021
The above section for basic math/science instruction is in English and based on academic levels through 12th grade utilizing GED and HiSET curriculum. Students can enroll at any point during the course. Students are to attend live online meetings for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with reliable internet, mic, and/or camera during the entire scheduled window.

No office hours

Office hours available by request; best way to contact instructor is via cell. Please call or text (707) 836-3317. Alternatively, you may email rnix@santarosa.edu

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA--BA in German (summa cum laude), May 2000

College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA--AA in Transfer Studies, May 1997

Sierra College, Rocklin, CA--attended January-December 1995

Placer High School, Auburn, CA--high school diploma, June 1994

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Coming from a family of 7 children and a single mother, I didn't plan on going to college. Although I had been a good student in high school, graduating near the top of my class, my main goal in life was to make money and move out as soon as possible (and escape the racket of all my younger siblings!)

However, working full-time at Chevron for $5.00 per hour after high school graduation soon changed my mind, and I enrolled in the local community college the following semester.

With the help of financial aid, as well as working throughout my college years, I was able to complete my AA degree at the local community college, and then transfer to a four-year university in the CSU system. I got my BA degree in German from Humboldt State University in 2000, graduating with highest honors (summa cum laude).

Right after graduating, I moved to beautiful Sonoma County in August 2000 and worked full-time in the accounting field for several years. Although I was good at accounting, it was not my passion, and I quit my job in 2003 and backpacked through 18 European countries from May-October that year. It was the trip of a lifetime, and a few of my favorite places were Scotland, Portugal, and Finland.  

Soon after I returned from Europe, in January 2004 I was lucky enough to join the faculty of the College Skills/Tutorial Department at SRJC, finding my true home and vocation.

These past 17 years I have been teaching and tutoring students in GED Preparation, math, and writing here at SRJC. I am very thankful to have such a rewarding and fulfilling job, and I really enjoy the connections I've made with the many wonderful students I've met over the years.

In my free time, I enjoy the usual relaxing and lazy past-times, such as TV-watching and reading, as well as astronomy, bird-watching, photography, music, dance, and art. A fun weekend for me is going out dancing with my friends to great live music, relaxing at home on my front porch, or getting out in nature.

I hope to make class a fun, rewarding, and educational experience, and I look forward to meeting all of you!