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Rachael P.

Harrisburg, PA

$50/hour

SAT, Spanish, and Writing Tutor

$50/Hour


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Fordham University
English, Spanish

Education

Fordham University (English, Spanish)

About Rachael

Hi! I'm Rachael, an experienced tutor with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Spanish from Fordham University. As a college student, I started an SAT tutoring business, using my own success on the test to guide me in giving the best instruction to my students. I've spent the last two years in Spain traveling, learning Spanish, and teaching English to all levels and all ages of learners, from age three to adult. I developed a style of teaching that emphasizes interaction and activities, which I apply in all subjects that I teach.

During my time in Spain, I grew tremendously as a teacher, as I strategized for how to motivate and enable students of all ages to take the leap and start speaking English. I've adapted to classrooms which were much more chaotic than anything I had experienced in the US. I've re-taught course content which was only explained to me in Catalan, one of Spain's regional languages. I've found ways of making dry class content into interactive games for elementary school students. I've started dialogues on health care, criminal justice, electoral campaigns, and the education system with high school students. I've achieved a level of professional proficiency in Spanish that I never thought was possible me. Through this experience I've come to realize that teaching is my passion. My longterm goal is to become a certified High School English teacher in the United States.

As a lifelong learner and reader, one of my chief motivators as a teacher is sharing my love of learning with my students. I truly believe a teacher's highest accomplishment is to empower students to take ownership of their education and spark sense of curiosity, which will inspire them to always keep learning, whether through reading the news, learning a new language, or engaging in their community.

When I was a young teenager, one of the graduating seniors was awarded as a National Merit Scholar in front of the whole school. It was then I made up mind to do the same. Through self-study, I achieved my goal and went on to receive a full tuition scholarship to University. Since then, it's been my mission to help my SAT students score 2100+ and get into their top choice colleges. I combine general test-taking strategy with focusing on the key concepts on the test, so you learn things you can apply again and again.

As an English and Writing tutor, I will break the writing process down, so that you're writing well sound polished and convincing — whether a college essay, personal statement, or Literature or History essay. Let me find the writer in you.

I have a passion for languages, which is what drove me to spend the last two years in Spain, teaching and speaking Spanish every day. I combine my academic training in Spanish with real-world Spanish know how to bring you the best instruction. Whether you're a total Spanish beginner, or you've been taking Spanish for years and want a refresher, I can help learn the language from the inside out, so you'll not Spanish not just on paper, but also be able to speak it.

I am looking for students who want to schedule 1 or 2-hour weekly sessions on evenings and weekends. Contact me to set up yours!
Hi! I'm Rachael, an experienced tutor with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Spanish from Fordham University. As a college student, I started an SAT tutoring business, using my own success on the test to guide me in giving the best instruction to my students. I've spent the last two years in Spain traveling, learning Spanish, and teaching English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17111
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Fordham University
English, Spanish

Education

Fordham University (English, Spanish)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachael will travel within 5 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17111.