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My name is Rachel! I am a college English professor at Suffolk County Community College , and have been tutoring students of all ages in English, math, and history for ten years. I experience joy every time I can help a struggling student understand, or even enjoy a subject. I am very experienced in tailoring lessons to meet an individual's needs, so no matter what your issue is, we can figure out how to solve it together! I look forward to talking to you.

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Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: Hofstra University - Masters, English and Creative Writing

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 165


reading, playing the piano, cooking, and creative writing.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT Aspire Prep

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

ASPIRE English

ASPIRE Reading

Basic Computer Literacy

British Literature

CAHSEE English


CLEP College Composition

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Creative Writing

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

Fiction Writing


GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

GMAT Verbal

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Subject Test in Literature in English

GRE Subject Tests

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Homework Support

HSPT Reading Prep








SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language


Social Studies


SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I usually have the student re-write the passage, or a portion of it, in his or her own words. This allows me to see how the student is interpreting the material and correct any errors in comprehension.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I have found listening to the student to be a successful strategy. This allows me to focus the lessons to each student's specific needs and goals.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would try to relate the subject to something they already like.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Having the student create his or her own questions is a great way to check for mastery.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Personal anecdotes and stories from other students help make success seem real and achievable.

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