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Test Prep

Levels Taught:
High School, College
IELTS & PTE Exam Prep: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Included is a CEFR Level Assessment to do at your discretion.

Creative Themes: At the Opera, Global Warming, The Story of Google, American Revolution, WWI-Trench Diaries

Creation of your own Vocabulary Journal and Resource Portfolio

Together we will evolve your proficiency in an immersive way that focuses on the skill sets needed for the exam by choosing authentic texts to fit a theme of your choosing. ( sports, music, science, literature, movies etc...)
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About

Rahny passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Rahny delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+

Teaching since:
2015

“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want to tap into that part of you that is on the prowl to answer the “ how’s and why’s”. That is where our journey will unfold. I aspire to nurture a creative and inclusive culture in my sessions.

I don't teach. I LEARN! Learning is an infinitely satiating experience for me. We will laugh, ponder, explore and even pull our hair out from frustration. That's okay because we'll do it all together. Making mistakes is a beautiful test of your resilience and will help to solidify your competencies from your hands-on experiences.

Visualizing your goals as a whole is the basis of my teaching approach. I implore my resources to reconcile the challenges of online learning to foster communication, inclusion, and interaction online. I aspire to forge a rapport that grants your trust and belief in your ability to express your ideas. It is always a bit sad to say goodbye to students, but them walking away with strong foundations, developed skill sets and the ability to expand on them in the future is what I support.


I’ve logged 1,000 hours online in 1-on-1 group sessions with a 9.65 average rating. For my consistency, I was selected to teach the Oxford University Press Children Series. Being inspired by and delighting in shared experiences with my students ignites my addiction to teaching.

I’ve seized volunteer opportunities as a Teaching Assistant with after-school, summer and other teaching programs. I’m a big believer in being proactive. In addition, 8 years in Home Health with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities has had an overwhelming influence on my philosophies toward communication and personal kinships.

Music is an immense passion of mine that continually lavishes me with a wealth of transferable skills to explore creative solutions. I’ve done this by appropriating IPA, vocal pedagogy and my opera background to tackle diction issues. Working with Music and Drama Therapists in Barrier Free Theater acting troupe for adults with physical and mental disabilities to brainstorm and stage a musical starring them, has given me insight into the benefits of group collaboration and preparedness. This is at the heart of my communicative approaches.

What to expect?
*Creative, Immersive, Comprehensive experience
*Customized Vocabulary Journal, Resource Portfolio

Why?
" A real conversation always involves an invitation...." -David Whyte

*Lesson Themes

- Idioms: People, Time, Age, Education, Workplace etc...
- Business English: Idioms, HR, Emails, Brands, Motivating Employees

-General/Social English: Facial Expressions, You Can't Say That!, Fear and Phobias

-Academic English: AWL, Critical Thinking/Reading, Authentic Texts, etc....

- IELTS, PTE, TOEFL Exam Prep
-Essay Unit: 5Ps, Vocabulary, Prewriting, Essay Types, Linking Words, etc...

Lesson Formats:
-Online Scavenger Hunt
-Conversational
-Grammar, Task-Based Activities

AND MORE!!

" Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

Toss that pail! I’m ready whenever you are. :)

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Experience

English Consultant
Nov 2018 - Present
Private School

Collaborate with children and business professionals
Develop custom lesson plans for TOEFL, PTE, Academic English and other General English needs
Offer placement tests based on CEFR Levels in order to build a comprehensive study plan

ESL Teacher
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
iTutor Group

Empowered and bolstered student confidence
Encouraged continual engagement by fostering online discussion
Provided personalized feedback and evaluations

Teaching Assistant
May 2016 - Jul 2016
First Presbyterian Music Camp

Ages 3+ Explored assessments of students' performances Enhanced skills in preparedness, classroom management and conducting Managed staging and assembly of technical equipment

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Troubadour Choir Theodore Roosevelt Elementary ( After School)

Facilitated musical tour at Kansas State University and Manhattan Town Center Mall
Ability to explain complex musical elements
Explored innovative problem solving and critical thinking skills

Residential Advisor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Flint Hills Job Corps

Appointed Acting Senior RA after 6 months for performance
Embodied Model & Mentor Philosophy
Compiled case notes for over 30 Students
Collaborated with Trade Instructors to track student progress

Marching & Music Clinician
Oct 2009 - Oct 2013
Kansas State University (KSUMB Pride of Wildcat Land)

Workshops for 43 High Schools to be competition ready
Sharpened communication and teamwork skills
Championed for student union as Band Ambassador
Organized tours of campus venues and Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Teaching Assistant
Mar 2010 - Mar 2010
Early Field Experience: Sabetha Elementary & High School

Demonstrated music fundamentals by assessing the choral balance
Cultivated instructional techniques, conducting, music cataloging and their implementations for K-12

Education

Bachelor of Arts Humanities, Music Minor
Aug 2008 - Dec 2016
Kansas State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Online Teaching Certificate
Dec 2018
LERN & University of South Dakota

Intensive focus on pedagogy for online teaching

TEFL
Sep 2017
Oplex Careers

Home Health Aide
Nov 2015
Manhattan Area Tech

Certified Nurse's Aide
Oct 2015
Cloud Community College

Awards

Intensive Role Study for Opera
Aug 2018
Metropolitan International Music Festival
Finalist Aria Contest
Dec 2017
Kansas State University (KSUMB Pride of Wildcat Land)
Pride Marching Band Scholarship
Nov 2010
Kansas State University
John Philip Sousa Award
Nov 2008
Hiawatha Sr. High
Senior Music Award
May 2008
Hiawatha Community Music Club
Level 1 Rating
Apr 2008
KSHSSA State Solos & Small Ensembles
NEKMEA District Honor Choir & Band 2004-2008
Aug 2004
NEKMEA, Hiawatha Sr. High
Level 1 Rating
Mar 2004
KSHSSA Regional Solos & Small Ensembles

Photos & Videos

I customized this course design myself. " Smog" ( **Dialogue was provided**)
Teaching Demo: Exploring your favorite restaurant has never been so much fun!

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" There is no life I know, that compares to pure imagination." Let's light that fire and ignite your passion for learning.
Can't forget about those hedges!

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One pilar of my teaching philosophy.

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22 Reviews

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Carlos Jan 24, 2019
English · Online

I took lessons with Rahny last year. She helped me to refine my essay writing skills. I had never written an essay before. I’d never had a portfolio before either, but it has come in handy in more ways than I ever could’ve imagined. I’ve referenced the materials on vocabulary, pronunciation and essay writing exercises a dozen times.She still takes the time to answer some of my questions.

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Matthew Jan 24, 2019
English · Online

Thanks for all your patience even though I was running late. I was all ready to cancel my lesson, but you encouraged me to keep my goals in mind and keep moving forward. I loved that you adjusted the material accordingly and worked through the homework together with me. I look forward to our next session. :)

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Natasha Jan 24, 2019
English · Online

Rahny is very interesting in her approach. It is great how she goes about sharing ideas, extending the discussion and engaging with me and the content. She brings so much liveliness to the class. The texts are very good, practical and related directly to my goals of wanting better communication with my colleagues.

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Alice Jan 21, 2019
ESL · Online

She is such an energetic teacher! She is reminiscent of Sister Act like Whoopi Goldberg. While in her class, I was able to relate to the material and enjoyed experiencing how excited she was about working with me. The theme of the lesson was about time and school facilities. I was pleased to have a very happy conversation with comprehensive questions throughout. There was a great flow to the session, and I thoroughly enjoyed being nostalgic about my childhood.

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Mateo Jan 20, 2019
English · Online

Rahny is an excellent teacher. She was very cordial, patient, responsible and experienced in the class. She corrected our mistakes for pronunciation duly and listed the synonyms of the difficult words for us during the session. She taught us very well and interacted with us very well. I thank her very much and look forward to our next session.

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Artur Jan 20, 2019
ESL · Online

She kindly gave us a lot of synonyms as well as good example sentences during the lesson. I believe her balance is very good because, though this sounds a bit like a contradiction, she didn’t put too much emphasis on whose turn it was to read. That means she took stock of the speaking time for each student as well. I also liked her relaxed way of teaching, and the excellent examples of sentences. I knew she had lots of knowledge. Thank you!

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Hanako Jan 20, 2019
TOEFL · Online

A very professional teacher! Thanks for your patience. Excellent computer skills! Thanks for your listening, correction and summarizing on my sentences, which is very helpful for me! Thanks for typing my sentences in different colors, which is very clear and easier for reading and revising afterwards. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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Sara Jan 18, 2019
TOEFL · Online

She is very creative! I could tell that she was always finding ways to improve her lessons.She really invested in creating a happy atmosphere. This allowed me to learn more about the topic. I was also introduced to a host of new vocabulary, how to use it and recognize context clues. Rahny always delivers and gives encouragement ever step of the way.

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Charles Jan 18, 2019
TOEFL · Online

Rahny is great! She was very attentive.She could really extend the topic and showed a wide range of knowledge. She used a lot of pictures to help us understand. She was especially lively, serious, funny and enthusiastic.I look forward to continuing to work with.

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Kang Jan 18, 2019
Test Prep · Online

Interesting topic. Thanks for your efforts on the slides of Pilotto’s designs for a better understanding. I appreciated that a lot and enjoyed this message very much.The extra synonyms that you gave me really helped to improve my vocabulary. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

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Lee Jan 16, 2019
TOEFL · Online

Thank you for the great session. You lead me to explore more about leader ship in this competitive world. I am joyed the laid-back and euphoric atmosphere when discussing leadership. You were always patient and contribute your thoughts. Your comments are highly appreciated during the session. Look forward to our next session.

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Julian Jan 16, 2019
Test Prep · Online

You really are an outstanding and easy-going teacher! You helped me a lot with my pronunciation, like cardiologist. You made it interesting, although the material was a little bit difficult for me. At the beginning, I thought we couldn’t finish all the pages, but we had done them all including a role-play. I have nothing but compliments for your teaching methods. By the way, I love your TV screen advanced technology. See you soon!

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Mark Jan 16, 2019
ESL · Online

Even if there were some mistakes in grammar and pronunciation, we still understood the meaning of the words we would like to convey. She presented the correct and preferred sentences for us. This made this a very meaningful lesson. It did not make us nervous because the emphasis she put on the conversation. I was very satisfied with my experience.Thank you!

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Tony H. Jan 15, 2019
ESL · Online

This lesson was really meaningful. The teacher’s class really taught me to learn a lot of new things. I learned a lot of new knowledge. Even though I have a lot of words that I couldn’t read she was very patient. I don’t know many words. She explained and corrected them for me. She was a really good teacher and I look forward to working with her more.

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Mark Zhao Jan 13, 2019
Test Prep · Online

This is my first lesson with Rahny who is a very appealing and creative teacher. She always has a bright smile on her face. The classroom atmosphere is very active. Learning is very easy. Thank you!

Juan Rodriguez Jan 13, 2019
Test Prep · Online

Ms. Rahny Has a very active and cheerful style of teaching. She likes to encourage us to think about more related words and she writes down notes of our answers. We all shared a lot of knowledge on different resources,and I got a good practice and her session.

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Michelle DeLuna Jan 13, 2019
TOEFL · Online

Rahny controlled everything in the session, didn’t she? Allotted readings equally, asked questions properly, amended sentences accurately, and showed the picture to helpfully with constructed the successful class. She did an excellent job!

Jenny Mian Jan 12, 2019
TOEFL · Online

Probably one of the best teachers I had come across. She has a talent in teaching. Most importantly, she knows how to explain vocabs and use similar vocabs to describe other vocabs. I memorized the pronunciation and the meaning of the new learned words immediately after her explanation. An outstanding teacher in general.

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Hai Wei Jan 12, 2019
ESL · Online

This was literally the most helpful feedback I’ve ever get! Thank you for providing such a detailed lesson for me to improve my English! I liked the lesson very much today. It was both fun and educating! I’ve also noticed that I added you as one of my favorite teacher long ago. It’s really nice to be in your class again!

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Chih-hao Jan 11, 2019
ESL · Online

Rahny is an outstanding teacher. She showed passion and enthusiasm when teaching today’s class. She interacted well with students, and wrote down what we said in the correct way of expression. This would help us to review and practice after class. It is an interesting topic-insecurities among men and women. I enjoyed the class and look forward to seeing her next time.

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Jason Jai Jan 10, 2019
ESL · Online

Rahny is an ebullient teacher! We can feel her love and enthusiasm for teaching especially in this lesson. She tried her best to give us fair speaking and practice time. She taught the vocabulary with unique methods by asking questions related to the words to deepen our understanding. We enjoyed class with her. Thank you!

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May Chen Jan 10, 2019
ESL · Online

She let a high brow session. There were substantial discussions which talked about the topic deeply. She focused on communicating the content of the material and not only on the conversations about the reading text. The preparation of the topic and usage of the pictures on the screen showed she was an ambitious consultant. What a successful teaching and learning experience!

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