Rachel Durrant

Rachel D.

Shelton, CT
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About

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Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2013

Hi, I'm Rachel and I would love to become your tutor! After receiving a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, I spent a year teaching ESL to freshmen and sophomores at a university in Harbin, China. I then spent two years teaching English literature to middle school students in a private school in New York City. I also just finished a Master's in Education program specializing in English Language Teaching in England while tutoring high school students in English literature through Tutor Doctor. I have also done independent tutoring and last summer I taught a six-week long course for SAT Reading and Writing.

What I love the most about tutoring is getting to experience students having a "light bulb" moment, when the topics that once confused and/or frustrated them begin to make sense. I strive to help students achieve their goals with an encouraging demeanor and engaging lesson plans. Please do not hesitate to contact me and schedule a lesson if you're interested!

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Experience

English Tutor
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017
Tutor Doctor Berkshire

I tutored middle school and high school students in English Literature.

English Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Evangel Christian School

I taught English Language Arts to middle school students. The topics I covered include grammar, vocabulary, reading, critical thinking, spelling, essay writing, and creative writing.

ESL Teacher
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
English Language Institute/China

I taught oral English and written English to freshmen and sophomores at a university in Harbin, China.

Education

Master's Degree, Education
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
University of Reading
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Williams College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Aug 2013
Wheaton College

I completed 3 courses through the graduate program at Wheaton College and received a certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language prior to the start of my year teaching abroad in China.

Photos & Videos

Taken in my classroom last year

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Posing with my students in China

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1 Review

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Saluk Sep 8, 2017
ESL · In studio

She has plans for teaching and covering all topics. She also corrects students' mistake and finds the way to improve. She is one of my best teachers. Thank you, Rachel.

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