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Rachael

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I have extensive experience teaching in various capacities and now also tutoring. My previous teaching experience falls into three categories; teaching children, teens, and adults.

While I began working with children when I assisted in Jewish Day Schools and Congregational schools at the beginning of college, I now am spending more time tutoring elementary reading and math. At the beginning of college, I worked as a teachers aide at the Hebrew Day School of Montgomery County and at Ohr Kodesh Congregation. I also taught Hebrew School for several hours a week later on as a lead teacher at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group later on. At these different schools, I worked with children whose ages ranged from kindergarten to sixth grade. Informed by the formal education courses I took in college, I learned to design Hebrew school curriculums, create lesson plans, and even to assist some children with special learning needs. I made use of multimedia techniques when I created the lesson plans and made sure that the kids gained exposure to the curriculum through art, music, and technology in addition to more traditional testing, quizzing, and memorizing exercises.

When I worked with teens, I taught an elective course in Jewish story-telling and led a literary magazine workshop for teen-aged girls at a homeschooling program called Ashreinu Educational Programs for Girls. I worked on creating a milieu where the students felt comfortable expressing themselves creatively while acting in a respectful way.

My work with adults involves tutoring college students in subjects that have included Hebrew, Communications, and even the fine arts. Thanks for considering me as a tutor.

Rachael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Goucher College - Bachelors, History

Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Masters, Jewish Studies

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1880

SAT Math: 550

SAT Verbal: 660

SAT Writing: 670

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

American Literature

Art

Composition

Drawing

Ecology

Elementary School Reading

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

Hebrew

High School English

High School Level American Literature

Languages

Life Sciences

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Nutrition

Painting

Philosophical Ethics

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy encourages putting the needs of the student first, and communicating with all parties involved in an effort to boost student success. If you choose me as a tutor, I intend to focus primarily on the student I tutor and his or her interests and priorities, encouraging the student to think creatively, reasonably, and logically about the subjects each studies in and outside school. I hope to inspire students by serving as a positive role model and encouraging each one of to grow and to overcome any obstacles in an honest and respectful environment. Understanding the standards and evaluation processes in a professional environment continue to serve as key elements in workplace engagement and student satisfaction. A curriculum, a syllabus, and set terms of engagement remain key to professional teaching. So, if I possess the materials I need to tutor, problems finding appropriate subject matter for the students to study should not be of issue. Communication also plays a role in my teaching philosophy. If you choose me as a tutor, I intend to communicate with the tutoring company regarding procedural issues, guidance, and documentation methodology in order to clear up any ambiguity that may pose a threat to student success. I also intend to communicate with students and with parents or legal guardians about relevant issues that may prove necessary.