Tutor profile: Rachel D.
International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP, DP Teacher
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Rachel has been teaching for the past eleven years and is an International Baccalaureate certified PYP & MYP Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator. She has taught Drama, Speech, Film and Language Arts on three continents. She specializes in college audition prep, college essays, theater, drama, and writing. Her students have been accepted to: Northwestern, Dartmouth, Pace, The Hartt School, Wagner, NESCAC schools and more. She has directed over 70 productions with students and can help with selecting material for auditions and classwork as...
I am an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program and US Certified Drama Teacher. I have taught drama to students ages 3-18. I have been teaching for the last eleven years in the US, Asia, and Europe. I am currently the curriculum coordinator for Grades 6-10 as well as the drama teacher. I have been tutoring students for College Essay Writing and College Auditions for the past 10 years. I also ran a successful children's theater program for 16 years.
2001 - 2005
Albanian College Tirana, Middle Years Program Coordinator and Drama Teacher (G10)
2018 - Present
MYP Coordinator (January 2019-Present): ManageBac administration, mentored teachers on unit creation and assessment, and ran multi-school workshops on “Teaching the MYP”. ∞ Personal Project: Responsible for guiding students through the process, teacher moderation, and IB reporting. ∞ Head of Learning Area for Creative Subjects (Drama, Art, Music & Design). Responsible for staff management, budgets and curriculum oversight. ∞ Taught EY1- Grade 5 PYP Classes and Grade 6-10 MYP theater classes. ∞ Revamped the theater curriculum and wrote new PYP...
Stamford American International School, PYP & MYP Drama Teacher
2015 - 2018
∞ Taught 2nd , 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th grade theater classes. ∞ Revamped elementary theater curriculum and learning engagements and created MYP process journals. ∞ Directed elementary school plays, choreographed and directed school musicals K-12, sponsor of the High School Musical Theater Club and High School Student Council. ∞ I.B. Primary Year Program, I.B. Middle Year Program, and I.B. Category 2 Arts Certified.
The Seven Hills School, Middle School Theater Teacher and Director
2013 - 2015
∞ Taught 6th-8th grade semester long theater classes for all of the students in the middle school. ∞ Revamped the theater curriculum and wrote scope and sequence for grades 6-8. ∞ Produced, directed, designed, and choreographed productions including large scale plays and musicals. ∞ Transitioned the after school program from two to three productions and added a traveling competition team who attended the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA in January 2015. ∞ Worked with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company as part of their inaugural year of...
Maine Central Institute, Drama Program Director
2010 - 2013
∞ Responsible for transitioning an after school drama program to a full time, dynamic program. ∞ Wrote the scope and sequence, created curriculum, and taught a variety of electives including: Acting 1, Acting 2, Technical Theatre, Theatre Production, Stage and TV Makeup, Beginning Video Production, Advanced Video Production, Film Theory and Analysis. ∞ Created and implemented an organizational system for scenic, prop, and costume storage. ∞ Created an ESL Drama Class to enhance students confidence in speaking and listening skills. ∞
Allen Academy, Drama Department Director
2008 - 2010
∞ Responsible for creating a dynamic drama program. ∞ Wrote the scope and sequence, created curriculum and taught a variety of electives including: Middle School Drama, Drama 1, Drama 2, Technical Theatre 1, Technical Theatre 2, Musical Theatre, Film Theory and Analysis and Speech/Communication Applications class. ∞ Implemented Lower School Drama Club and Middle/Upper School Drama Club. ∞ Produced, directed, choreographed and designed All School, Lower School and Upper School musicals. ∞ Coordinator and sponsor for TAPPS Academic Speech...
The Landmark School, Theatre Director/ Language Arts Tutor
2007 - 2008
∞ Responsible for directing and designing three theatrical productions: a fall drama, winter entry for the Massachusetts Drama Guild One Act Play Festival, and spring musical. ∞ Created curriculum and instructed a beginning acting class and an advanced acting class ∞ Received intensive training in diagnosing language based learning disabilities and in creating strategies to ensure student academic achievement. ∞ Taught four one on one language arts tutorials for students with a broad range of language based learning disabilities, ex. dyslexia,
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