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Penn State University (Education)
Penn State University (MEd)
University of Reading, Berkshire, UK (Other)
Hi, I'm Rachael. I believe that language opens the door to the things that bring us the most happiness in life: good relationships and a meaningful career. Since I started teaching over fifteen years ago, I've worked with people ages 0-70 to better express themselves through speaking and writing. To understand and to be understood. Since 15, I have been a teacher of many subjects and skills. My first job at 15 was at a summer camp where I organized sports and craft activities. After working in a preschool throughout high school and college, I officially became a certified teacher in 1999. After earning my teaching certification from Penn State, I entered graduate school where I was a teaching assistant, an English as a second language tutor, and a thesis adviser for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology. After completing my master's degree, I lived abroad for eight years. I traveled to the Middle East to learn Arabic and work as an English as a second language tutor. I then moved to England where I studied art history and creative writing. While living abroad, I wrote short stories and novels about my exciting cross-cultural experiences. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2013, I have been an English as a second language classroom teacher, personal tutor, education blogger, and curriculum designer.
What I enjoy most about teaching is connecting with others and helping them access the new opportunities that open up with increased language competency. My teaching methods are communication and real-life centered. I focus on helping you learn about yourself and how you can maximize your learning. One of the keys to learning is spending enough time and the right kind of time with the information. Studying alone, we lose focus. We are more likely to remember things and experiences that seem important and are connected with our previous experiences. When learning is a social, positive experience, we are more engaged and more likely to remember what we explored. We'll work together to discover your optimal mode of learning. We'll work with materials (ex: music and videos) and engage in activities so fun that you won't even feel like you're studying.
Hi, I'm Rachael. I believe that language opens the door to the things that bring us the most happiness in life: good relationships and a meaningful career. Since I started teaching over fifteen years ago, I've worked with people ages 0-70 to better express themselves through speaking and
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