Hey there! I’m Rachel, known as the life-changing English tutor. For the past 9 years, I've been combining the latest teaching strategies with a natural, conversational approach to learning. With my one-of-a-kind private tutoring style, your kids will be grateful you found me.
I have a B.A in English and a B.Ed from York University, and I currently work as a teacher for the York Region District School Board. You may view my OCT teaching license here.
I'm also a passionate magazine writer--you may have seen some of my articles buzzing around in the Huffington Post and Elite Daily.
My philosophy is concrete. Kids must truly want to improve in order to succeed. Yet, as parents and teachers, we’re facing some of the most challenging academic roadblocks ever seen in history.
In our current tech age, kids are constantly blasted with images and instant communication, keeping them mentally plugged into this delirious digital world. To compete with these forces, I fuse together the latest teaching methods, a style kids can connect with, while also strictly adhering to the old-school roots of grammar and discipline.
I gradually adjust the delivery and structure of my tutoring lessons to reach the student on a super personalized level. With each class, I take everything into account, from their characters and learning style to their culture.
Over time, the lessons grow increasingly more customized as I continue to tailor the activities and strategies to offer a whole new dimension of individualized learning.
I am kind yet firm. I genuinely understand that great results are entrenched in hours of hard work and effort. Yet, I also understand the extent to which every kid is different. While some flourish by learning at a slow-pace with ongoing repetition, others need to be earnestly challenged and inspired. And others, well let's be honest, hate English. For this reason, I'm very sensitive to the reality that every kid comes with their own learning slate.
The primary goal of my Thornhill tutoring program is to facilitate critical thinking skills and mastery over writing. Over the years, I’ve successfully helped hundreds of students think on a more sophisticated level and create stronger essays. My long-term plans guide students toward their post-secondary goals and ultimately to their future careers.