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Rachel G.

Wichita, KS

$45/hour

Spanish, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, and Public Speaking

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$45/Hour


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Newman University
Psychology
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Newman University (Psychology)

Newman University (Enrolled)

About Rachel

I love tutoring because I love helping students reach their goals. It often takes a dedicated student to seek tutoring, and that quality, along with hard work, a positive attitude, and an experienced tutor like myself will help that student achieve success.

I graduated summa cum laude from Newman University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology and minors in Spanish and history. I will begin pursuing my master's degree this fall. I love learning, and this lends itself well to tutoring. I have tutored in various capacities for the last 10 years because I enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds.

Specifically, I was an Adult ESL Teacher for a public school district as well as for several non-profit organizations for a total of six years. Students and I specifically worked on goal setting with periodic testing implemented to ensure goals were being met. In 2013 I obtained my ESL certificate from Oxford Seminars, an internationally-recognized program requiring 100 hours of instructional learning.

Within the scope of the non-profit sector my attention to detail and writing abilities allowed me to serve as a proofreader for websites and publications, such as newsletters and bulletins. I also worked as a Community Educator, a position that required providing large-scale, and often bilingual, presentations. I have completed college-level English and communications courses with a GPA of 4.0.

Having grown up speaking Spanish with my bilingual father, I went on to formally study the language for 9 years. After obtaining my minor in Spanish, I worked as a teacher's assistant, which required me to teach children in grades K-6 at a Spanish-English bilingual charter school. There I was responsible for lesson planning and teaching curriculum in both Spanish and English.

I have also spent the last nine years working within the Spanish-speaking community as an interpreter and translator for various non-profit organizations. I am fully fluent in written and oral (colloquial and academic) Spanish. While in college I provided tutoring to my classmates for test preparation; more recently I have assisted my colleagues in perfecting their Spanish grammar and conversation skills.

Students will be challenged but never overwhelmed. I am very flexible and encourage students to express their needs and concerns in order to make the most out of our time together.

I am generally available from 9 am until 9 pm everyday. I am happy to meet in person at a public location convenient for the student. My base rate is $45 per hour.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies!
I love tutoring because I love helping students reach their goals. It often takes a dedicated student to seek tutoring, and that quality, along with hard work, a positive attitude, and an experienced tutor like myself will help that student achieve success.

I graduated summa cum laude from Newman University with a bachelor's degree in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wichita, KS 67205
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology,
Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I am a qualified ESL/ESOL tutor because I have worked with the subject for over six years. I taught Adult ESL for a public school district for two years and went on to work in the same capacity for the non-profit sector. In 2013 I successfully completed a 100-hour instructional learning course with the internationally-recognized Oxford Seminars program. My experience and ability to flexibly meet the individual needs of each student have allowed me to help students of all ages and levels reach their goals.

Grammar

I am qualified to work as a grammar tutor because of my experience working as a proofreader and a writer. Knowing the rules of grammar and how to implement them is critical to both of these activities. I have served as a grammar tutor for grade school students and professionals alike. I know the importance of and have the first-hand experience in explaining the rules of grammar in an understandable, logical way.

Proofreading

My attention to detail and my skill as a writer have been useful tools for proofreading. Throughout college and my professional career I have proofread materials in both English and Spanish. These materials consist of non-profit websites, brochures, and grant applications, as well as published materials such as newsletters and bulletins. I very much enjoy working with the writer to discuss errors found or possible improvements that can be made in an effort to best express the author's ideas.

Psychology

I received a bachelor of science in psychology from an accredited four-year university. This degree required multiple research papers as well as independent research projects which entailed the gathering and statistical analysis of data. I then went on to present three of my projects' findings at regional psychology conventions. After graduating with honors in psychology, this degree led to my work in the field of community psychology for the past eight years -- working in and advocating on behalf of a minority community in Wichita and on the East Coast.

Public Speaking

I have completed two college-level public speaking courses with a GPA of 4.0. I have work experience that required providing large-scale community and professional-based presentations as a teacher, community educator, and marketing specialist. As both a student and professional I have tutored my peers in public speaking by way of visualizations, role play, and sharing helpful strategies, such as pacing one's breathing and speaking, voice projection, using natural gestures and visual aids (i.e. PowerPoint, pie charts, etc.), making eye contact, utilizing humor, and engaging one's audience.

Reading

Reading goes hand-in-hand with writing, proofreading, and study. For a total of eight years I have tutored reading for children in grades K-6 at a bilingual charter school as well as for adults learning English. I have also worked as a proofreader throughout that time to ensure that ideas flow and that the writer is making the reader's job easy. When tutoring reading, it is important to meet the student at their level and to set age-appropriate goals.

Sociology

I have my bachelor of science in sociology from an accredited four-year university. This degree required research papers to be completed as well as an independent research project entailing the gathering and analysis of statistical data. This field of study led me to work within a minority community for the past eight years in order to learn more about their needs and to advocate on their behalf.

Spanish

I am completely fluent in the Spanish language. I grew up speaking Spanish with a bilingual parent, and I studied the language formally for nine years until attaining my minor in Spanish. I have worked as a Spanish-community advocate for eight years, the majority of which was spent communicating in Spanish both verbally and written. This work also required that I serve as a translator and interpreter at the professional level. I have taught Spanish to essentially all ages, whether helping college students prepare for tests, teaching in a bilingual charter school, or volunteering as a Spanish teacher in a non-profit.

Vocabulary

Having learned a second language and worked in the bilingual realm of education for six years, I have personal and professional experience acquiring new vocabulary and learning pronunciation. Helpful strategies consist of exposure to the natural use of the new vocabulary and the manner in which it is used conversationally. This also helps students learn the different parts of speech and how to identify their new words. Because of the varied learning styles students may have, it is important to teach vocabulary using visual, audible, and tactile aids. Students should also have the opportunity to repeat and implement new vocabulary in order to grasp it. It is then important to assign homework that will have them practicing writing, reading, and pronouncing the new vocabulary outside of the tutoring session. In order to better learn how to instruct language acquisition, I completed a 100-hour ESL/ESOL certificate program with Oxford Seminars.

Writing

I have completed English composition courses at the college level and received a GPA of 4.0. I also have years of experience writing within a professional context, and this has shown me the importance of implementing a methodical approach to writing. I have helped colleagues express themselves by mapping out their ideas, using outlines, building a thesis, and utilizing primary sources, proper grammar, consistent verb tenses, active voice, smooth transitions, clear language, and appropriate tone.

Newman University
Psychology
Newman University
Enrolled

Education

Newman University (Psychology)

Newman University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 20 miles of Wichita, KS 67205.