Our Teachers section

Our Teachers section

Our Teachers

Rachna Patel

With 20+ years of dedicated teaching experience, I proudly serve as the visionary Founder and Director of RAAC, driven by the fervent mission of igniting a passion for academic excellence within our students, thereby paving the way for a radiant future. My foremost aim is to cultivate a genuine thirst for knowledge among my students, fostering a love for learning. By tailoring immersive, hands-on projects, I empower students to not only absorb, but also retain the knowledge they acquire. I wholeheartedly encourage active participation in extracurricular, project-based endeavors, enabling students to apply and hone their newfound skills in real-world scenarios. Join me to “Rock with RAAC”!

Tatlin Brickman

With a deep-rooted passion for nurturing young minds and empowering the leaders of tomorrow, I bring 7+ years of dedicated experience in leadership development to the realm of homeschool teaching. I am Tatlin, a homeschool educator committed to providing an enriching environment for children to thrive academically, socially, and personally.  I teach Spanish and Physical Education [PE] classes for different grade levels. You may call me Ms. Tate!


Alkesh Patel

With 9+ years at Apple and 15+ years in the industry, I lead a team of research scientists and engineers in multimodal natural language understanding and machine learning. I am passionate about creating innovative and user-centric solutions that leverage the latest advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the user experience and satisfaction. Teaching AI to students will enable them to better understand how computers “think”, build their own AI projects, and improve their problem-solving skills.

Michael Grady

Island boy initially; love Math and Sciences; Pure Mathematics from UC Berkeley; taught High School Math and languages at nearby High schools, from which teaching has become a passion. 40 years of Software career in Data Communications and Operating Systems; Text Input in all languages of the World…”you touch a Mac, that’s my stuff”. Getting the right answer is good. How one thinks about a problem in our own imaginative way is more important. I teach the following courses: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Spanish, and French.


Chiquy Meija

I am a dynamic Venezuelan performer who specializes in high-energy performances like stilts walking and clowning. I love to work with children and believe in the power of play and performance for education and inspiration. I incorporate various skills such as face painting, balloon twisting, juggling, acting, and dancing to entertain and engage people of all ages. As a Zumba instructor and dance director, I promote physical fitness, self-expression, and community bonding .

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