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Rachael K.

Santa Monica, CA

$40/hour

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3.7 average from 3 ratings

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Penn State University
Education
Penn State University
MEd
University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
Other

Education

Penn State University (Education)

Penn State University (MEd)

University of Reading, Berkshire, UK (Other)

About Rachael

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 21 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, IELTS, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

I am a licensed educator with over 15 years of experience and a certificate in the history of art and architecture from the University of Reading.

Art Theory

Certificate in the History of Art and Architecture, The University of Reading (England)

Special interests: Classical and Renaissance art, Art theory, Dada and Surrealism, Pop art

Literature

As a novelist, I am familiar with the Western canon of literature. I studied literature as part of the art history program at the University of Reading.

Penn State University
Education
Penn State University
MEd
University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
Other

Education

Penn State University (Education)

Penn State University (MEd)

University of Reading, Berkshire, UK (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachael will travel within 21 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405.