Rachel Tonkovich

Rachel T.

Salt Lake City, UT

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Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 3+ and special needs

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Hi! I'm Rachel. After graduating Lewis & Clark College with a Bachelors in Philosophy and Japanese Language, I was hired through the JET program to teach English in Japan. I just got home after 2 years in Miyagi Prefecture, and I'm excited to do more teaching! I have N3 level Japanese, so I am very comfortable tutoring any beginner or intermediate student.

Many people believe that a native speaker will be a more knowledgeable resource for language learning. While there is a lot of merit to learning from natives, as a non-native Japanese speaker, I have a better ability to relate to the language learning process, which is equally (if not more) important. I know I will be able to explain grammar points and vocabulary in a clear, understandable way.

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Assistant Language Teacher (JET)
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
Kurihara City Board of Education

Created and executed meaningful lesson plans and activities for 200 elementary school students and 130 junior high school students, both alone and alongside Japanese English teachers.

Planned and conducted practical lessons as head instructor at adult English conversation class.

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Philosophy & Japanese Language
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Lewis & Clark College


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