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I recently moved to the Austin area from Portland, Oregon, where I worked as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher. I believe that educators should act as facilitators to learning, not merely lecturers. To this end, I strive to give students the tools to make their own discoveries rather than just 'giving them the answers.' Learning new skills can be tough, but it also can (and should!) be fun. My number one goal in education is to inspire students' curiosity, that way even when a subject is difficult, students can approach it with a sense of wonder instead of dread. This sets the stage for becoming a lifelong learner and thus benefiting from all the enrichment that mindset offers.

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Rachel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Linfield College-McMinnville Campus - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Portland State University - Master of Arts Teaching, Language Arts Teacher Education


I enjoy reading, both fiction and nonfiction. I also love to write! I'm currently co-writing a novel with my best friend. I also spend time studying other languages, though I am not fluent in any other than English. All the reading and writing means I have to find ways to stay active, so I enjoy participating in community races such as 10Ks, sprint triathlons, and mud runs.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading


Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep


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