Professional Tutor Serving Cass County and South Kansas City Missouri


Summer Tutoring!

So, let’s state 2 very obvious facts to get them out of the way ¬†(1) IT’S SUMMER!!! (2) And I have been severely delinquent in updating my website…. My business has taken off through other communication outlets (Yay!!!) and as a result I have not posted on here since…February 5th… But enough of that! I am offering summer tutoring JuneRead the rest of this page »


2 (majorly helpful) tips: ACT & SAT Reading

It’s a snow day here in Harrisonville, MO, (And no, the photo is not from anywhere near here! I just thought it was cool. ūüôā ) and snow days are perfect for catching up on long over due tasks…i.e. posting on here! So, I’m going to share some tips I’ve been giving my ACT students for their test this Saturday.Read the rest of this page »


Special Offer: $5 off first tutoring session!

Do you need help preparing for the December ACT or SAT? Do you need to raise your grade before the end of the term? I would love to help, and from now until the end of November I am offering $5 off your first tutoring session! Give me a call at 816-738-5685, e-mail me at tutoring@rachelcheslik.com, or simply reply below!Read the rest of this page »


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (almost)

It’s November…the time of the year that is so full of almosts! It’s almost cold enough to need scarves and mittens. It’s almost time to start Christmas shopping. It’s almost time to start listening to Christmas music. It’s almost¬†time for me to ignore business goals and dive into the holiday season without feeling guilty…(right?) On top of all that, myRead the rest of this page »


SAT: Understanding and Strategy

My Two Keys for SAT Success ¬†1.¬†Understand the Test Know the types of questions on the test. Study and practice them over and over. You may not become an expert at solving every question, but at least you will know what to expect‚Ķand that will majorly cut down on your anxiety on test day. Know what the pace of eachRead the rest of this page »


Back-to-School Special Offer!

It’s time to pull out the books, backpacks, and sharpened pencils! School is back in session next week in Harrisonville, MO, and the surrounding districts, so I’m offering $5 off your first tutoring session if you sign up between August 12 and September 13, 2013! Contact me by emailing tutoring@rachelcheslik.com, by posting a comment below, or by calling 816-738-5685. MentionRead the rest of this page »


Learning about ADD

Recently, I’ve been reading a book ¬†on ADD and how it affects kids and adults: Driven to Distraction¬†by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., & John J. Ratey, M.D. While I was reading Driven to Distraction, I had specific questions in mind. Below, I’ve laid out my questions and some quotes from the book that provide answers. ¬†(Please be aware that wheneverRead the rest of this page »


Which test is best?

One question I am asked quite often when discussing the ACT and SAT tests with students and parents is “Which test is best?” The short answer is it doesn’t matter¬†because¬†colleges accept both¬†(see¬†College Preferences¬†below). However, the long answer is it does matter¬†because there are major differences between the tests that can optimize a student’s strengths and enable him or her toRead the rest of this page »


Celebrating Freedom

Dear Students, Happy 4th of July week! I hope y’all are enjoying some time with your family and friends! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because not only do I get time off work to hang out with friends, grill some hamburgers and hot dogs, and watch fireworks, but I also get to celebrate the beginningRead the rest of this page »


Ed-u-ca-tion: Three parts determination and one part learning

“The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.” — Aldous Huxley¬† Recently, I’ve been considering how to motivate students to work hard at subjects they do not enjoy. I listen and encourage; I create worksheets that relateRead the rest of this page »


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. --- Benjamin Franklin