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Becca M.

Math with Becca - Energetic Tutor Specializing in Math

Palatine, IL (60074)

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My name is Becca and I am a mother of four children ranging from age 4 to 16. I am currently enrolled full time to complete my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and obtain my elementary education teaching license. During the completion of my associate's degree at Harper College, I was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (General Honor Society) and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society). I completed my associate's with a 4.0 GPA and continue to maintain that through my bachelor's program. I was recently inducted into Phi Lambda Theta (Education Honor society).

I currently work in a local school disctrict as a one on one assistant for a child with special needs. While I can tutor students of any age, Children K-5 and adults are my specialty. I have had many successes helping adults to score well on placement tests and pass the class that they have failed in the past. In addition, having four children of my own has shown me how different children require different types of instruction and explanation in order to succeed.

I love to help students have that "lightbulb" moment, especially when they think that there is no way that they will ever understand the material. I think that I get just as much out of tutoring students as the students get out of it. Through my education, I have always taken a leadership role in my classes, often tutoring my classmates on the side in my spare time.

I know that math is the subject that gives many students the most difficulty and I have had multiple successes helping students to understand the "un-understandable" language of mathematics. I LOVE the moment when a topic finally clicks for a student, it is truly an honor and a joy to be a part of that.

I teach and tutor with the individual in mind, changing my style of instruction as needed to get through to my students/clients as efficiently as possible. I am a huge fan of visual aids, especially when it comes to math. For instance, fractions, a HUGE problem for so many, can be easily described by talking about and/or drawing pizzas.

I can travel to your home or a neutral meeting place (such as a public library).

I look forward to meeting you and/or your child!

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Becca’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary (K-6th)

At the very least, I can say that I have 4 children, and simply helping them with homework probably qualifies me. However, I did complete my associates degree with a strong concentration on elementary education. I have completed the following education courses: Educational Psychology, Introduction to Education, Mathematics for Elementary Education I, Mathematics for Elementary Education II, Adolescent Psychology, Chemistry World (a Science Lab class focusing on the basics of chemistry for Education majors). I believe that I am qualified to tutor K-6th graders.

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University of Phoenix, Arizona (Elementary Education)

Phenomenal tutor — Becca is extremely professional and prepared. I am a 30 something going back to college and I found myself needing major help for College Algebra. I contacted Becca and with a quick response she scheduled me in and she came with notes, guides and her laptop to help me. After one session I understood a lot and gained confidence to take my final exam. Extremely patient and understanding. I highly re ...

— Didi from Arlington Heights, IL on 7/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

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Becca will travel within 10 miles of Palatine, IL 60074.

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