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University of Missouri (Elementary Education)
University of Missouri (MEd)
Hello! My name is Rachel, and I love helping people of all ages to be more confident writers. I work-full time at a university in the Boston area, but I often say my second career choice would be teaching English. One of my previous supervisors says that "everyone needs an editor," and I greatly enjoy being an editor for different kinds of people.
In my previous position in higher education, I advised college-level students applying for nationally competitive awards. The applications for these competitive award programs require applicants to write personal statements that explain their trajectory toward a certain goal as well as purpose statements that demonstrate why an applicant is a good fit for a particular award. Advising these applicants, I read many drafts of essays for each student, elicited students' thoughts on their applications, offered revision suggestions, and helped renew students' motivation for continuing to make improvements to their writing by giving them clear, specific feedback. Since high school my friends and family have also sought me out for revision and editing advice. Most recently, I am helping my younger sister who is a college freshmen to develop strong theses that bring together all of the ideas she presents in her papers.
I am eager for the opportunity to help students of any level with academic writing, graduate school applications, award applications, and more!
I secretly love sentence diagramming, grammar, and making language clear, concise, compelling, and relevant to whatever purpose one is writing. I also enjoy working with writers of all ability levels, as helping people improve from any skill level is rewarding. I am qualified to serve as both a reviewer, proofreader, and editor.
My undergraduate major is in Elementary Education, so I am very comfortable working with students at the elementary level.
I studied piano for 13 years, including two years at the college level. I also completed two music theory courses and one music history course at my university. My repertoire includes music from the Baroque era to contemporary pieces. Although I have not tutored in piano before, I have extensive academic tutoring experience that I can apply to teaching piano as well.
Hello! My name is Rachel, and I love helping people of all ages to be more confident writers. I work-full time at a university in the Boston area, but I often say my second career choice would be teaching English. One of my previous supervisors says that "everyone needs an … Read more
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With an undergraduate degree in elementary education, I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience and pedagogical knowledge relevant to working with primary students. I am comfortable teaching children in any grade at the elementary level and children at any ability level. I enjoy helping elementary aged children explore their own thinking and discover new understanding about any subject.
I studied piano for 13 years (from the time I was seven to a sophomore in college). My piano teacher in high school was a retired university professor of piano who introduced to every musical era, to playing scales and arpeggios in the keys of my piano pieces, and to practice piano exercises to improve my technicality. I completed my studies with her by performing a memorized senior piano recital that included works from Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Melody Bober, and more.
Outside my piano studies, I have taken music theory courses, played in handbell choirs, and sung in church choirs. Playing music has been a significant part of my life for a long time!
Although I have not tutored pianists in the past, I have two degrees in education and look forward to applying my teaching experience in an academic context to tutoring piano.