Reading? Writing? Testing? Research?
Reading? Writing? Testing? Research?
From kindergarten 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, reading/writing/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.
Rachel hasn’t set a schedule.
Great Chess Tutor!
6/30/2014 Rachel is an awesome chess tutor for our 6-year-old son. She is not only knowledgeable in all matters of chess, but she is patient and funny and makes chess a fun and pleasurable game, which is what it should be for a child. We are looking forward to more lessons with Rachel and to her helping us have our son tournament-ready by this fall! 8/9/2014 Our son won a game in his very first chess tournament today, and he won it with the 4-move checkmate taught to him by Rachel! We are very proud of him, and so grateful to Rachel for her tutelage. We have high hopes for our son's continued improvement. Under Rachel's guidance, he is learning the art of great chess. 10/8/14 Rachel has been tutoring my teenage daughter in chess. My daughter has been playing chess for years, but under Rachel's guidance, she has blossomed, and won 1st place in her section in a scholastic tournament a couple of weeks ago, and just won a cash prize by tying for 2nd place in her section in her first Open tournament. Rachel is awesome and knows her chess!Daphne, 14 lessons with Rachel
Super Good Tutor
I like to have lessons with Rachel. She always has good methods to solve my problems. I love to learn about chess and English writing with her. It's very interesting and helps me a lot.Tianjiao, 12 lessons with Rachel
My son was very reluctant to have a tutor. Rachel figured this out immediately and instead of jumping into teaching, spent a few minutes to break the ice, which she did very effectively. That says a lot, because my son was not going to comply easily. Then, she very quickly discerned what the problem was. I was very impressed with her teaching methods. For the first session, she came very prepared and even brought her own handwriting tools. I would recommend her highly.Lisa, 2 lessons with Rachel