Over 10 tutoring hours

Rachel M.

New York, NY

$55/hour

Expert Help in Writing, Editing, History, Literature and More!

4.7 average from 3 ratings

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California Institute of the Arts

Education

California Institute of the Arts

About Rachel

Hello, Students & Parents!

I'm the kind of tutor who creates a relaxed, positive environment and can help take some pressure off a stressed student. I've worked as a coach and consultant with students (aged 10 to 17), and specifically young theatre artists, for over ten years. My experience comes from directly working with students on analyzing, understanding and discussing the written word. I've studied Shakespeare for 15 years and taught the plays for the last four. I'm an expert in the use of our language and the crafting of ideas and it's been my pleasure to share my enthusiasm with students.

My approach to working with students begins with a deep organization of material and developing clear goals for our time together. I believe the key to successful work is intense focus in a non-judgmental atmosphere. I understand that while expectations can be high, a supportive, curious guide in a calm environment can boost confidence, improve retention and above all, make learning more fun.

I offer custom instruction in English, literature, Shakespeare, history, essay writing, and critical analysis. I'm also an excellent resource for developing big research projects. I can improve comprehension and writing skills by engaging in a stimulating dialogue that results in the clear expression of ideas.

I welcome all questions and look forward to hearing from you!

Please note:

I'm happy to reduce my rate for editing and proofreading if we are not meeting in person; however, the minimum session length for digital work is two hours. Thank you!
Hello, Students & Parents!

I'm the kind of tutor who creates a relaxed, positive environment and can help take some pressure off a stressed student. I've worked as a coach and consultant with students (aged 10 to 17), and specifically young theatre artists, for over ten years. My
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10026
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Art History, Theatre
English:
English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Literature

My expertise is specifically in the study and analysis of Shakespeare's plays, with two years of coursework under my belt, as well as work on numerous live productions. I've also worked closely with students on many of literature's other great works, from Chaucer to Steinbeck. One of my favorite methods is reading aloud, because it helps students personalize and internalize what they're reading and trying to understand.

Proofreading

I've been a freelance editor and proofreader for over 10 years. My expertise is in the natural flow of language, and I'm able to quickly identify the grammar, punctuation, or vocabulary that is hindering a student's writing. My preference is to work side-by-side with the student, so they're able to see what the errors are and how I correct them, so they can use the same tools in the future.

SAT Reading

My scores for the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT were close to perfect. I have solid knowledge of the tips and tricks that can make the Reading section much easier to navigate. One of my methods includes breaking down the text to pinpoint the key ideas and themes for easy reference.

Theatre

I have over 15 years of theatre experience and a BFA in Stage Management. I have worked with young artists throughout my career. I recently taught A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Professional Performing Arts School. I have experience in monologue and audition preparation and can also offer acting coaching.

California Institute of the Arts

Education

California Institute of the Arts

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10026.