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Rachel K.

Chicago, IL


Experienced Teacher on the North Side

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 11 ratings
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— Derek, Wilmette, IL on 1/25/15

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University of Iowa


University of Iowa

About Rachel

Hi there. My name is Rachel and I'm graduate of the University of Iowa and The Second City Training Center. I work downtown as a legal assistant, run my own business, and love helping people in any way I can - through this channel: teaching! I have experience teaching many different subjects, including: English as a Second Language, Art, English, ACT/SAT/GRE Prep, and even swimming lessons! Fun fact: I am a licensed Zumba and Water Aerobics instructor!

My interests include: traveling, drawing, reading, coaching, writing, working out and eating Thai food.

My approach to teaching and tutoring is to listen, listen, listen. I find that listening to my students helps find exactly what they need from me, instead of jumping into material and possibly confusing the student or moving too quickly. I am very organized and greatly enjoy teaching and implementing good study skills, such as list and goal making, color-coding, and prioritizing.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about my methods, experience, or references.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Hi there. My name is Rachel and I'm graduate of the University of Iowa and The Second City Training Center. I work downtown as a legal assistant, run my own business, and love helping people in any way I can - through this channel: teaching! I have experience teaching many different Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
In-person lessons

"Awesome Tutor"

- Derek, Wilmette, IL on 1/25/15
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I enjoy researching programs for myself and for others. During my time as an undergrad, many of my sorority sisters would come to me for help making their class schedules for the upcoming semester. Taking into account their work schedules, preference for mornings or afternoons, and course requirements I'd work with them to create an ideal class schedule. Furthermore, I just submitted my graduate school application so I am quite familiar with the process and can advise others as well.


As a film and creative writing student at Iowa, many of my studies revolved around an academic approach to English. I like to write and read as a hobby today and am quite comfortable teaching and explaining the subject.


I studied film as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, have a deep love and appreciation for film theory and screenwriting. I especially love teaching film, and whenever I work with young kids find a way to incorporate filmmaking into a project for them.

Microsoft Outlook

I am qualified to tutor Microsoft Outlook because I used the program extensively while I interned at Geddes Agency in Chicago, IL. I used to program to revamp their contacts lists (adding in photos, emails, address, and any other demographic info), write and file emails, and multiple calendar functions. I am very comfortable with the program and strive to help others feel the same way.

Public Speaking

I am a trained improv and stand up comedian. I studied at The Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theatres, all in Chicago. I am very comfortable speaking to large and small crowds, and improving techniques for audience engagement. I teach enunciation exercises, confidence-boosting techniques and utilize live coaching to help students ease into or improve public speaking. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Study Skills

I am qualified to teach Study Skills because I have an extremely organized approach to studying that I use myself. It is a combination of prioritizing, list-making, color-coding, and even confidence-boosting techniques to ensure that the student stays on track and motivated. When I applied to Graduate School, I only had two weeks to study for the GRE. Using my techniques, I was able to perform quite well on the test, considering the short amount of time I had.


I have been acting since elementary school, and performing improv comedy since the age of 12. I performed in an acclaimed high school comedy revue, acted in my sorority's many skits and performances in college, and went on to study at The Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theatres in Chicago. My approach to teaching acting, whether it be helping with memorization, or scene study, or basic acting techniques is to build the student's self confidence by isolating their strengths first, then providing gentle suggestions to strengthen their weaker points.

Video Production

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Cinema and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa. My interests in film are mainly theory, editing, and screenwriting, but I have extensive experience in production as well. I am 'fluent' in Final Cut Pro. I taught a special activity at a sleepaway summer camp, where the campers wrote and directed a parody of "The Real World" under my supervision. It was a camp hit!

University of Iowa


University of Iowa

Awesome Tutor — Rachel continues to do a fantastic job helping me to recognize and iron out imperfections in my communications. Very easy to work with!!! ...

— Derek, Wilmette, IL on 1/25/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.

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