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I find my success in helping others to succeed and reach their goals. My main objective as a tutor is to empower my students and guide them toward their own success by instilling confidence in them. I understand that every student has their own learning style as well as unique passions, strengths and interests. I aim to get to know my students individual strengths and passions in order to make the material interesting and meaningful for them. I believe in an individual's creativity and I create individualized and personal lessons based on what kind of learner a student is. I believe that education is power and that the best way to empower someone is to teach them.

I grew up in Long Island, New York and graduated high school with an IB Diploma in 2010. After high school, I headed down south to North Carolina where I studied at Duke University. I created my own interdisciplinary major and graduated in May 2014. During my time in college, I was lucky to spend a semester studying in South Africa at the University of Cape Town and return to the country the next summer to conduct independent research. After graduating from Duke, I accepted an international teaching position with WorldTeach. I was very grateful for the experience to live on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia for a year and teach reading and writing to high school juniors and seniors. Although my formal experience is working with high school aged students, I have background experience working with younger students, as well. I have experience teaching reading and literature, essay, creative and persuasive writing as well as public speaking. I am also experienced in teaching test preparation and test-taking strategies, resume and personal statement preparation, and leadership. Further, I am an experienced researcher and editor. I am an avid reader and a skilled writer. I aspire to help my students feel confident and positive about their education and future.

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Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelor in Arts, Colorful Sounds of Human Rights & Relations: The immigration of music & ideas East to West

Test Scores

ACT English: 34

ACT Reading: 33

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1410

SAT Writing: 710


international travel, music, yoga, reading

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

AP Environmental Science

College English

College Essays

Creative Writing


Essay Editing

High School English

IB Environmental Systems and Societies

IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL

IB History

IB History HL

IB History SL

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature HL

IB Language A: Literature SL


Persuasive Writing

Public Speaking



Social Studies

Test Prep

US History



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