I love to teach! I teach English at a few local community colleges right now, and as much as I enjoy it, I miss the younger students. I love to push the junior high and high schoolers to show them what they are capable of; I love helping the third, fourth, and fifth graders really grow in their fluency and enjoyment of the STORIES; I love coaching the first and second graders through struggling through (and eventually actually reading!) the words in front of them; and I love guiding the kindergarten kids and their parents through their first shared and individual experiences with books! The Institute of Reading Development allows me to transfer my personal love and enthusiasm for words, books, stories, and reading to students who aren't burdened (and preoccupied) with grades. And as such, the Institute provides some of the most satisfying and rewarding teaching I've ever experienced.
— Rachel, Los Angeles