Hi, my name is Rebekah, and since I was old enough to pick up books, I've lived in them. I enjoy reading and writing, and I love helping other people enjoy it too! My experience with this is extensive, beginning when I was in high school. My AP English teacher taught me how to self-proof my papers and how to read others' papers for both grammar and content. Later, my job during my senior year of college was being a Teacher's Assistant and Peer Leader. I was able to lead classes for "my" freshmen, and then during my tutoring hours, I worked with them individually on perfecting their work. I helped them find resources for research papers, I proofed for grammatical errors, I reviewed papers for content and flow, and I love each and every aspect of it! During this year of being a TA, I had the opportunity to work with several international students, and I believe that my students were successful writers even if English was not their first language.
Also, I'm a bit crazy over algebra. I hated pre-algebra; the question "Why do I have to memorize all these stupid formulas!?" was never answered. But then I opened the book of Algebra I, and lo and behold, the dots connected. I LOVE helping others connect the dots for themselves. I won't tell you the answer, but I will ask questions to guide students to the correct answer. Algebra is not about the answer but the process of getting the answer; being right is the reward for doing the right work in the right way.
I know that together, you and I can be successful!
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