Rachel C.


Rachel C.

Tutor

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Will travel 30 miles

$50 per hour.

4.5 2 ratings

Funny, Creative, Patient NYU MFA for English,Test Prep, and French

I'm a warm and friendly tutor who wants to make the learning experience as interesting, engaging, and fun as possible. I am committed to finding the learning style that works best for each individual student. I graduated from the University of Colorado in 2001 with a BA in English literature, obtained an MFA in creative writing from NYU, and have worked as a writer, adjunct professor, and textbook editor. Now at 37 I have made a career shift to nursing. I believe that we learn our whole li... [more]


Biology


Vocabulary


Grammar


Prealgebra


Reading

I grew up in a family of readers (my parents were both New Yorker editors) and I have an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. I believe that reading should be as enjoyable an experience as possible. My seven-year-old had some difficulty learning to read, and one strategy that I found effective was finding books that he really wanted to read. I have worked as a preschool teacher with early readers and pre-literate children, and as a children's textbook editor. I am eager to help find a strategy that works for each individual child, and help them explore the wonderful world of children's literature, from Dr Seuss to Roald Dahl to C.S. Lewis.


Writing


English

MFA in Creative Non-Fiction BA in English writer and editor


Psychology


Literature


Proofreading


SAT Reading

I have a MFA in Creative Writing and have worked both as a teacher and as a textbook editor. I received (although at 32, this was quite a few years ago :) an 800 on my Verbal SAT. I am skilled at making learning fun, and teaching the test-taking skills that help students excel on the SAT. I believe that the SAT is in no way a test that measures intelligence ; rather it focuses on test-taking skills. I am committed to helping each student hone his or her test-taking skills.


SAT Writing

MFA in Creative non-fiction BA in English writer, editor, and translator


Nursing


PSAT


Spelling


ACT English


Elementary (K-6th)

I have a 7-year-old son and have worked as a first-grade teacher, a preschool teacher, and a children's textbook editor, so I am quite experienced in the elementary education field. I also received an MFA in creative writing from NYU, so I am both familiar with and have a love for the written word. My passion is for teaching language arts, and I love making reading and writing fun for my students.


Phonics

I am a graduate of NYU's MFA program and have a seven-year-old son who had some difficulty in learning to read. I am very comfortable with the written word at any level, any my experiences helping my son improve his reading and writing skills helped me hone my skills as a reading, writing, English, and phonics tutor. I have worked as a preschool teacher, as well, helping children with early reading and prereading skills.