Teaching Methodology

I strive to cultivate an engaging, inclusive, and student-centered classroom environment, and I carefully scaffold lessons for multiple types of learners. Teaching philosophy, examples of course activities, and syllabi available upon request.

teaching fields

contemporary world literatures

the south asian novel

Postcolonial Literature and Theory

20th Century British Literature

Environmental Humanities

Digital Humanities





Introduction to Fiction: An Introduction to Cli-Fi

(Winter 2018)

Introduction to Fiction: An Introduction to Postcolonial Ecocriticism

(Fall 2017)

College Composition I: Instructor of Record

(Fall 2013 & 2015, Spring 2014, Winter 2015)

Intro to the English Major: Discussion Leader

(Spring 2015)

College Composition II: Instructor of Record

(Winter & Fall 2014)

Survey English Literature: Teaching Assistant

(Spring 2013)


Creative Writing


Quotes from teaching evaluations

"[Rachel] had many strengths. She spoke very clearly and definitely showed that she came prepared to every single class. I could tell that she loved what she was teaching, because she made it interesting even for me. Her grading was prompt and effective. I received a lot of great, insightful feedback from her ... it seems like she has been teaching professionally for many years."

"She made everyone feel important and respected by acknowledging our differences."

"My initial thought of Rachel was, "Wow, she is a great teacher." I was astonished to find out that she was a GTF; I assumed she was a professor, because of her ability to engage with the class and help each student on an individual level."

"Rachel created the most positive attitude and environment I've ever been in for discussion. She kept us on task, while keeping us engaged throughout the entire time."

"Rachel was awesome! She did a great job setting up the way we did discussion and it felt like a valuable use of my time to go. She was always nice and understanding to all of us and never made us feel like we were asking stupid questions."