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Rachel M.

Great English and History Tutor

Great English and History Tutor

$40/hour

  • 647 hours tutoring

  • Rockville, MD 20852

"Methodical, patient, and enthusiastic"

Norman, 9 lessons with Rachel

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About Rachel


Bio

I have been working as a private tutor for five years, and have worked with kids from first through twelfth grade, as well as adults. I have a BA from Mount Holyoke in Ancient Studies, with a minor in Anthropology, and did some graduate work at NYU. I went through the special education system in Montgomery County, MD, in elementary and middle school, but graduated high school fully mainstreamed and with honors. I understand the rights and privileges connected with IEPs.

As the daughter and...

I have been working as a private tutor for five years, and have worked with kids from first through twelfth grade, as well as adults. I have a BA from Mount Holyoke in Ancient Studies, with a minor in Anthropology, and did some graduate work at NYU. I went through the special education system in Montgomery County, MD, in elementary and middle school, but graduated high school fully mainstreamed and with honors. I understand the rights and privileges connected with IEPs.

As the daughter and granddaughter of public school teachers, I know what teachers tend to look for when grading and writing recommendation letters. I have also assisted elementary school teachers, including grading, writing study guides, and helping students learn their lines for a school play.


Education

Mount Holyoke College
Ancient St min Anthr
New York University (Museum Studies
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: It is my policy to charge half my fee if a student cancels a lesson on the day of said lesson for any reason other than illness.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Rockville, MD 20852
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/19/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I studied theater history for two semesters. I took three years of acting lessons, two of improv comedy and eight years of ballet. I took a course on Italian comedies, including comic operas and commedia dell'arte. I have read and/or watched nearly every Shakespeare play. I have studied Greek theater (especially tragedy) extensively. While in college, I took a course on the cultural context of Greek tragedies. My final paper focused on the influence Athenian politics on Euripides Hecuba.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have tutored students in English from the elementary school through high school levels. I specialize in helping them to construct strong arguments and craft essays. I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Writing,

Writing

I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. I have written research papers in myriad subjects, ranging from scientific lab reports to classics, history and art history. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I studied American women's history at Mount Holyoke College, where I wrote a paper on the work of female social reformers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I also attended the Deerfield archaeological field school, where I learned about Native American history and the interactions of Native American tribes and British colonists. I have tutored American history at both the middle school and high school levels.
Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in anthropology at Mount Holyoke. While there, I took classes in cultural, economic, and medical anthropology, as well as archaeology and contemporary theory. In my contemporary theory class, I read Marx, Weber, Foucault, and Donna Haraway, among others. At NYU, I studied museum anthropology. I completed independent research on visitor's responses to the genetics exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. I also published a paper on the class blog about the history of a researcher at AMNH, focusing on the significance of a lantern slide in the museum's collection. In addition, in my museum theory class, I learned a great deal about the history of the discipline. My interests within the field of anthropology are centered around ancient history, material culture, ritual, and gender roles, as well as genetics and human evolution.
Classics,

Classics

I have a degree in Ancient Studies from Mount Holyoke College, where I specialized in art of the ancient world. I completed advanced coursework on the Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures. I also completed the Poggio Civitate archaeological field school, which provides a comprehensive background in Etruscan studies. I participated in the Museum Outreach Program, in which I taught elementary school students about ancient history and archaeology. In addition, I wrote papers on the influence of the Peloponnesian War on the dramas of Euripides and on the roles of women in Egyptian society. Please note, I am unable to provide tutoring in ancient languages.
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have tutored students in English from the elementary school through high school levels. I specialize in helping them to construct strong arguments and craft essays. I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
Writing,

Writing

I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. I have written research papers in myriad subjects, ranging from scientific lab reports to classics, history and art history. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

I have tutored students in English from the elementary school through high school levels. I specialize in helping them to construct strong arguments and craft essays. I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
Writing,

Writing

I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. I have written research papers in myriad subjects, ranging from scientific lab reports to classics, history and art history. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in anthropology at Mount Holyoke. While there, I took classes in cultural, economic, and medical anthropology, as well as archaeology and contemporary theory. In my contemporary theory class, I read Marx, Weber, Foucault, and Donna Haraway, among others. At NYU, I studied museum anthropology. I completed independent research on visitor's responses to the genetics exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. I also published a paper on the class blog about the history of a researcher at AMNH, focusing on the significance of a lantern slide in the museum's collection. In addition, in my museum theory class, I learned a great deal about the history of the discipline. My interests within the field of anthropology are centered around ancient history, material culture, ritual, and gender roles, as well as genetics and human evolution.
Archaeology,

Archaeology

I have completed two archaeological field schools through UMass Amherst: Deerfield (excavated a Native American site in Western Massachusetts) and Poggio Civitate (an Etruscan site near Sienna). I specialized in lab work, particularly cleaning and reconstructing artifacts. I also spent two weeks excavating Ramat Rachel in Israel, volunteered for the Pompeii Food and Drinks Project (an archaeological survey project), and visited numerous archaeological sites in Greece. In addition, I studied museum anthropology and conservation at NYU. At Mount Holyoke, I studied Israeli archaeology, Greek and Roman topography, and Greek, Roman and Egyptian art history.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
Writing,

Writing

I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. I have written research papers in myriad subjects, ranging from scientific lab reports to classics, history and art history. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (181 ratings)
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Reviews


Great English Tutor

Rachel is a great tutor. She has a lot of patience and always comes prepare with extra material to supplement the class. She is also flexible allowing the day to be switched due to extra homework provided it does not interfere with other commitments.

Patricia, 20 lessons with Rachel

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Rachel helped my daughter progress with back-logged school work. Rachel was effective, so we've requested her help to assist our daughter to keep moving forward.

Lucia, 3 lessons with Rachel

Very helpful and explains thoroughly

She is helping me prepare for the ACT test. She is very patient, helpful, and takes her time to thoroughly explain content. She has a lot of knowledge on what she's tutoring!

Sabrina, 10 lessons with Rachel

Great tutor

Rachel worked with my daughter on reading and writing this summer. She was very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter is a more confident reader now. I would highly recommend Rachel. If we need a tutor again, we would definitely contact her first.

Eileen, 17 lessons with Rachel

Patient tutor

She taught me new things and lots of grammar. She is very patient. She plans out lessons for you and I learned a lot of things.

Evan, 15 lessons with Rachel

Great Tutor

Rachel is interacting well with my daughter and very focused on her development. We just finished our second lesson, my daughter is looking forward to each week session. She is very patient and explains things in a way my daughter can relate.

Sharon, 23 lessons with Rachel

Patient Teacher

Rachel was very kind and patient with me, and she helped me improve my English grammar and pronunciation. The other important feature was that she always on time and ready teach. A great experience to me.

Morris , 17 lessons with Rachel

Great and Knowledgeable Tutor

Ms Rachel is an outstanding tutor. She helped my daughter to comprehend in just a single lesson. She is knowledgeable, very patient, and proficient. She has a unique skill to connect with her students. I will certainly recommend her to anyone seeking a great tutor.

Mamadu, 1 lesson with Rachel

$40/hour

Rachel M.

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