Rachel M.


Rachel M.

Tutor

Gainesville, FL 32609

Will travel 10 miles

$40 per hour.

4.99 125 ratings

Dedicated + Patient Educator for Live or Online Tutoring

I am a FL certified instructor (English 6-12) with well over 8 years of classroom experience, who has earned Teacher of the Year distinction. I possess reading endorsement, TESOL/TOEFL certification, and the majority of the hours leading to ESOL endorsement. With experience teaching in both physical and virtual environments, I have taught English and reading courses from the remedial levels through Advanced Placement. I have also worked as a credit retrieval and adult ed. instructor, as wel... [more]


Algebra 1


Algebra 2


Vocabulary


General Computer


Microsoft Word


Prealgebra


Reading

I am a certified teacher of English 6-12 with a reading endorsement. I have over 8 years of experience in the instruction of English and reading. I am also working on completing ESOL endorsement and securing TESOL/TEFOL certification. All skills in these areas also lend themselves toward the successful instruction of reading. I also worked remediation sessions to assist those struggling with standardized testing, from FCAT through ACT/SAT. During college, I worked as a research assistant in the Child Language Learning Lab and have numerous educational experiences in learning more about the development of thought, language, and children. In addition, I am thoroughly invested in the education and development of my two children, who are enjoying advanced communicative success. Finally, I have tutored varied individuals of all age ranges and was directly involved in the language growth of young family members as well as those under my tutelage.


Spanish


Writing

I am a certified English 6-12 instructor who has also served as a founder/advisor for varied creative writing clubs and literary/art journals. An avid communicator who loves to write, I have collaborated with varied writers and have guided many students, friends, family members, and colleagues in their own writing endeavors. In addition, I have experience in freelance copywriting and receive high ratings on that work. I have also scored highly on grammar testing to allow me to work in proofreading.


English

I am a professionally certified English teacher with a reading endorsement. I have taught varied levels of English, ranging from remedial and adult ed. through honors and AP. I am nearing the end of ESOL certification and am working on TESOL/TEFL certification as well. I have mentored young writers as the adviser for several school creative writing clubs and literary journals. I have earned over 700 hours of professional development, in addition to graduate studies and an MSE. I am continually learning and growing, as I hope to help others do the same. I have also actively and effectively taken part in many professional learning communities and other varied components of school leadership. I have mentored intern teachers, earned Teacher of the Year distinction, helped to raise school grades and performance, and am as eager to perpetually learn and develop my skill set as I am to help others.


ESL/ESOL

I am a certified English teacher with a reading endorsement. In addition, I have almost completed all requirements to secure my ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement and TOEFL/TESOL (Teachers of English as a Foreign Language/ Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages) certification. I have had much classroom experience working with students whose native tongue is not English, especially when teaching English and reading in S. FL. I have experience tutoring language skills from pre-elementary levels through college.


Psychology

I have a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Florida. I worked as a Research Assistant in the Child Language Learning Lab as an undergrad. I also worked as a psychological tech. at the Renfrew Center, helping in various groups and capacities in a residential facility for women with eating and emotional disorders.


SAT Math


Literature


Proofreading


GED

I am a professionally certified teacher of English 6-12 with a reading endorsement. I have over 8 years of classroom experience, both in physical and virtual class environments. I have direct experience in varied levels of English instruction, ranging from drop-out prevention and remedial/adult ed classes all the way through Advanced Placement. I have given TABE testing and am TABE certified. I have tutored students seeking their GED, helped in credit retrieval of all subjects, and tutored all subjects involved in general education. I spent time working as a nighttime GED instructor in Alachua County, in addition to teaching English, reading, credit retrieval, and creative writing. I have a reading endorsement, TEFL/TESOL certification, and am almost complete with ESOL endorsement. In addition, I am a consummate learner who is always seeking to improve her own skills through perpetual study, coursework, training, etc. As such, I am able to bring my increasing knowledge or competence into my interactions with those I seek to mentor, teach, and inspire.


SAT Writing


TOEFL


PSAT


ACT Reading

I am a professionally certified English teacher with a reading endorsement and TEFL/TESOL certification. I have over eight years of classroom experience. I also have varied experiences in tutoring all general ed. subjects and test prep. I have also proctored/administered SAT and ACT examinations, and have training and experience in the instruction and grading behind SAT, ACT, FCAT, and AP testing. In addition to English, I have taught reading, credit retrieval, test prep., and GED courses. I have also varied experiences working with students needing help with other subject matter (math, Spanish, science, writing (both academic and creative, etc.). I am adept at finding resources for students to use to gain additional practice, to supplement the tutoring sessions and to maximize the learning potential.


ACT English

I am a professionally certified English 6-12 instructor with a reading endorsement. I have over 8 years of classroom experience. I also have varied experiences in tutoring all general ed. subjects and test prep. I have also proctored/administered SAT and ACT examinations, and have training and experience in the instruction and grading behind SAT, ACT, FCAT, and AP testing. In addition to English, I have taught reading courses, credit retrieval courses, test prep. courses, and GED courses. I have also varied experiences working with students needing help with other subject matter (math, Spanish, science, writing (both academic and creative, etc.). I am adept at finding resources for students to use to gain additional practice, to supplement the tutoring sessions and to maximize the learning potential.


ACT Math

I have mentored high school students in their ACT preparations while working as a certified high school instructor. I am comfortable and capable in terms of my math ability, even though I am a certified English teacher. I enjoy math and learned basic algebra in elementary school, so I am comfortable with this subject matter. I have tutored students and my peers in multiple levels of math, ranging from elementary through college. While working with students in credit retrieval programs and GED coursework, I assisted in breaking down the math so it could be comprehensible for those who were otherwise struggling. I taught SAT and ACT summer tutoring sessions. I have also repeatedly studied for both examinations and taken my own practice tests, so that I could test my own skills while also gaining more of an inside perspective to lend to my students.


ACT Science


Elementary Math

I am heavily active in the education and overall development of my two children, one 7 (entering 2nd grade) and one 2 1/2. I began working with my daughter through 2nd grade math before she even entered kindergarten and she is now entering the second grade with an advanced performance in math and her general elementary studies. She is also being tested for gifted as a result of her overall performance. My father taught me algebra in elementary school and so I have been comfortable with math at an early age and can explain it to younger students, as a result. Additionally, I have experience in all elementary grades and subject areas as I have substitute teaching experience and also outside tutoring experience. This experience goes beyond elementary, as I have taught high school and GED levels and have tutored students in high school and college math.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I am a professionally certified teacher of English 6-12 who has a reading endorsement. This reading endorsement branches my English certification to cover many of the elementary level reading and English skills. In addition, I have substitute taught all subjects in elementary school and have a daughter in elementary (as well as a preschool son) in whose education and development I am fully and obviously invested. Her success can also attest to some of my skill. She receives consistently high marks on report cards, tests, and course work. She comes to me for all homework review. She is being tested for gifted and so far has done exceedingly well on all battery of tests. I began teaching her through 2nd grade math when she was in VPK, etc. In addition, I have tutored elementary and middle school children, including nieces and nephews. In addition, my almost-complete ESOL endorsement and the TESOL/TEFL endorsement I've started both apply to this level of skill.


Phonics

I am a Florida certified teacher in English 6-12 with a Reading Endorsement. The certification is current and my certification and endorsement may be verified through the FLDOE site. Also, I am almost finished with ESOL endorsement and am beginning work on TESOL/TEFL endorsement. Finally, I am extremely active in the rearing and educating of my two children (7 and 2) and the level of their success adds to this, with my 1st grade daughter testing for gifted and already reading chapter books. Thank You.


Study Skills

Study skills is part of the English standards I was responsible to teach my high school students. It is also an integral part of any classroom instruction. As a result, I am well versed in teaching a myriad of study skill options and activities to students of all levels, ranging from remedial/dropout prevention through Advanced Placement and college. Note-taking techniques, outlining, exam preparation, standardized testing preparation, active reading, and metacognition are just a few of the areas I have explored with my students over the years. In addition, I have found lessons in study skills helpful when trying to mentor and tutor students as they work to improve their scholastic standing and recover credits or pass the G.E.D. I have taken over 700 hours of professional development through the various school districts in which I worked, and many of these courses incorporated study skills into the subject matter in some form. Completing high school at an honors level and continuing on through undergraduate and graduate studies, I have also had to develop my own repertoire of study skills and have used this experience to help others with their own toolbox of study skills.


Business

I have a Masters in Entrepreneurial Sciences from the University of Florida with high marks in my classes. In addition, I earned membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society. Finally, I have previous experiences working with my parents and their business ventures.


Career Development

Working with high school students, I have had many opportunities to mentor others in their career development. As an English teacher, business writing (i.e. resumes, cover letters, etc.) is part of the standards that we explore. It is an important area to both teach and help through the feedback/editing stages, as students are just beginning to create, understand, and use such documents. Additionally, college preparation is another area where I have experience mentoring young adults. With this, we explore cover letters, admission essays, applications, standardized testing, career planning, program options, financial aid, etc. Career research and exploration has been reviewed with various students, and we have broken down the process in varied forms as a result. Working to help students recover credits or complete G.E.D. study also ties in nicely with career development discussion and improvement. I have also been called upon repeatedly to give reference, complete reference documents, or pen letters of reference. As a result, I can lend this perspective in helping others with their career development questions and plans. Finally, I have served as a mentor for both intern and experienced teachers, while also acting as English Department Co-Chair. This has given another perspective on career development, as it specifically relates to education.


Marketing

I have a master's business degree in entrepreneurial sciences. I earned lifetime membership to the business honors society Beta Gamma Sigma as a result of academic achievement during this degree. Market analysis was part of the course load.


Praxis

I am a professionally certified teacher who scored well on basic skills testing, subject-area testing, and professional testing. I am familiar with these examinations due to my direct experience, in addition to working with others who would also take the certification exams. I have over 8 years of teaching experience, plus additional years of substitute teaching and tutoring. I am a certified clinical educator who has mentored and observed intern teachers. I have over 700 hours of professional development earned from the counties in which I taught. I am a Highly Qualified instructor with stellar reviews and Teacher of the Year recognition.