Rachel Chaffin


What Ms. Chaffin does: She has been an instructor at the ELP since 2012. She has taught both in the Intensive Program as well as special programs.

Experience: Ms. Chaffin started her teaching career in Japan, where she taught English to both high school students and adults. She also worked for the University of Pennsylvania as a Learning Instructor, assisting students in developing skills necessary for academic success.

Travels: She lived in Toyama, Japan for six years. Today, she makes it a point to travel as much as possible, particularly in order to go scuba diving. Countries she’s visited include: Aruba, Austria, the Cayman Islands China, French Polynesia, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

M.S.Ed in TESOL, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Integrated Studies (Japanese Language and Culture), Guilford College

Talk to Ms. Chaffin about: Academic reading, writing, and speaking; business writing: resumes and cover letters; pragmatics; time management