through college, ACT
1 through Zine 5, special education and ESL
2, I can equip you with the confidence and skills you need to ace the
academic challenges you face.
Hi, I'm Rachel, academic coach in language
arts, social studies
, humanities, communications, study skills
, testing, research, public speaking
/rhythm, the whole nine yards, all phases, all ages.
With an MA in English
/education and several years of classroom and private
teaching experience, I've helped countless youngsters in NJ, CA and now,
the great state of IL, achieve their academic goals. What are yours?
I'll customize your game plan, play to your strengths to eliminate weakness,
and develop the winning strategies you need.
Specifically, I'm certified to teach in NJ, CA, and have just finished a term with first graders at Sinai Temple in Champaign.
Prior to that I was a guest teacher at several elementary, middle, and secondary
California Distinguished Schools in Marin County, CA (this included special ed
students). In New Jersey I was a professor at Ramapo College, William Paterson
Unviersity, Montclair University and the Language Institute For English
(a subsidiary of Berlitz). I've also worked in the Bergen County Division of Special Services and Huntington Learning Center in New Jersey.
My educational philosophy
? There are no stupid questions, studying is hard
work, and whatever you need to learn now (even the boring stuff) will improve your life.
If we were to "team up" I'd talk with you, your parents and teacher(s) (if applicable), evaluate your background and determine the best method(s) going forward to achieve your academic success. Yes, I do like sports and games; they build character, and I adapt the "learn and
play" method whenever appropriate, with good results.
I like a quiet and relaxed teaching environment, indoors, outdoors, whatever works best for your learning needs. I respect you and expect the same in return. I'm friendly and funny but very serious about your academic success. That's what I'm committed to.
So let's talk. And let's team up, today.