¡Hola! My name is Rachel, and I have studied Spanish for the past 10 years! I earned my BA in Spanish from the University of Mary Washington and as of now, I am now a High School Spanish teacher. Before teaching, I worked as a translator for the federal government and a private law firm. Although I am not a native speaker, I have had the opportunity to travel to Spanish speaking countries, and even lived in Bilbao, Spain. I love working with students and sharing my passion for the Spanish language/culture. While I am confident and able to work with students of all levels/skill sets, I love tutoring students at the lower levels, as I am able to provide them with a strong foundation, which will support them as they continue to study the language!
In the past, I have tutored students at a variety of levels (k-12 & at the collegiate level) as well as help in preparing for the AP Exam. When working with a new student, my first plan of action is always to determine what the student is struggling with, and figure out how I can explain the material better for the student. I am super flexible, and always willing to provide students with work they can complete prior to our session, so we can maximize our time together.
My favorite thing about tutoring is seeing my students' confidence change as they become more confident in the language. My students’ success is always my first priority, therefore any feedback from parents or students is always welcomed! I strive to provide a response to inquiries/questions as soon as possible. I look forward to tutoring your student!
Although I am a native speaker, I really struggle with grammar. Rachel really helped explain to me the rules and always compared it back to English so I could understand better.
Rachel is able to relate to her students in a way that makes them enjoy learning! Her approach is from the students prospective, which gives them the courage to focus on their concerns and not feel inadequate. She is patient and truly cares about people. Rachel is the BEST!!!
Rachel made me feel comfortable while working with her! She went above and beyond to ensured that I understand the lessons we worked on together for my Spanish AP class. I look forward to working with Rachel in the future
I really liked that Rachel helped build my confidence when it came to speaking Spanish. She always gave me critical feedback but always made me feel proud and accomplished.
When working with a student, first I need to see where they are at in the subject and determine what they are struggling with. i offer a free consultation, which allows me to learn more about the needs of the student & from there I am able to develop lessons/activities which are molded to match their personal learning style.
BA in Spanish
I typically charge $25/hour. I am very flexible and try to maximize the hour by correcting work/pulling materials for the session before hand.