Rachel Presutto focuses her work with students in the areas of math and science, and how they are integrated into the world around us. Rachel works to help students understand and work meaningfully with concepts rather than simply memorize rules. She uses mathematics education as a tool to build self-confidence, resilience, and real-world problem solving skills. Rachel supports elementary and high school students who struggle with math and science, including students with math-based learning disabilities, ADHD, math anxiety, and students with large gaps in their knowledge.
Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Toronto, and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Before joining the Red Oak, Rachel taught math and science to twice-exceptional students at Dragon Academy, a small private high school in Toronto. Before this, she developed her love of math and science education while working at a STEM-based leadership camp at the University of Toronto’s Engineering Outreach Office. She has also worked as a respite worker at the Geneva Centre for Autism. Rachel is a co-founder of Pinecone Project, which offers interdisciplinary programs, workshops, and summer camps that aim to build skills, self-efficacy, and an excitement for learning, in people of all ages.