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I am a dedicated, highly motivated individual with a passion for enhancing the learning experiences of others. I have taught as a classroom teacher and as a volunteer at state and national parks for the past few years. I focus particularly on highlighting connections between various subject matter to individuals' everyday lives. After I graduated with my Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2014, I moved to New Mexico to pursue a career in environmental conservation. I currently work as a supervisor for an AmeriCorps program that provides opportunities for young adults to gain skills working in the field of conservation while also receiving training for personal and professional development. I aspire to become a ranger with the National Park Service and a freelance writer.

Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelors, Public Health Studies

Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Masters, Environmental Health Sciences

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2040

Hobbies

Trail running, hiking, writing, reading, stargazing, meditating, singing

Tutoring Subjects

History

American Literature

AP Environmental Science

Biostatistics

Earth Science

Ecology

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Environmental Science

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Extended Essay

IB Philosophy

IB Psychology

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Theory of Knowledge

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Psychology

Public Speaking

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to meet students where they are. I believe that in order for students to gain a deep understanding of subject matter, they must be able to understand their relationship to it. When I teach, I encourage students to explore ways in which the subjects that they are studying are relevant to their lives.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would begin with some simple introductions so that we can each know a little bit about the other person's personal, educational, and work background. I would then ask the student what he/she would like to achieve through the tutoring that I provide. I would ask how the student likes to learn and strategies that the student has already used for studying the subject matter that I will be tutoring. Then, I would begin going on the specific assignment that the student has prepared for the tutoring session.