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Rebecca G.

Seattle, WA

$40/hr

Writing & Reading, Spanish, History, Test Prep, Study Skills

Background check passed as of 2/14/14
Usually responds in about 9 hours

Writing & Reading, Spanish, History, Test Prep, Study Skills

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For the past ten years, I have been an educator and trainer in a wide variety of settings. As an academic tutor, I have worked primarily with middle, high school and college level students in the areas of writing, reading, history, Spanish, test preparation and study skills. As a Prevention Educator for over eight years, I planned, coordinated and taught educational support groups focused on social-emotional skills for middle and high school aged students. I also develop and lead professional and community training on many different subjects for young people and adults.

As an educator in a variety of different settings, I have developed strong skills in curriculum development and lesson planning, with a particular emphasis on adapting lessons to the unique needs of each individual and/or group. I have also gained expertise in working with students with a wide range of behavioral, developmental and academic challenges. A key part of my success as a educator stems from my faith in students' inherent intelligence and creativity; I know that students have all of the ingredients that they need to succeed, and may simply need someone to help them bring those to the surface.

As a Political Science major and a soon-to-be graduate student in English, I am especially adept at tutoring writing, reading, history, social studies and related subjects. After studying Spanish all through college and living for a year in Bolivia, I also love tutoring Spanish. In addition to these subjects, I can support any student in improving study and organizational skills, and in preparing for a wide variety of tests.

When I am working with a student, I contact the student (and parent, if applicable) before each session with a summary of hte following session and the lesson plan for the upcoming session. I offer observations and encouragement on students' progress whenever possible, and work with the student and/or parent when needed to troubleshoot any academic or behavioral issues that may arise.

I make every attempt to be as flexible as possible in scheduling tutoring sessions, and to meet the changing needs of students and families. I am always willing to offer make-up sessions; though I prefer 24 hours cancellation notice, I am willing to work with students when emergencies arise. I am happy to meet with students in their homes (with an adult present, if the student is under 18), and/or in a public location such a library.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to succeed in your studies!

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have recently applied and been accepted to a MA program in English (Rhetoric and Composition) starting in the Fall of 2014. I have worked one-on-one with students at the high school and college level on persuasive writing, essay structure, research methods for English papers, and personal writing. I received a 4.0 in all college-level English classes, and scored in the 99th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE and SAT.

SAT Reading

I scored in the 99th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and in the 99th percentile on the Reading section of the SAT. I have several years of experience in helping students prepare for many different types of tests.

Spanish

I studied Spanish all through high school and college, and I spent a year living and studying in Bolivia and Peru. During my time in South America, I achieved a high level of proficiency in the Spanish language. In various jobs, I have helped Spanish speaking clients decipher forms and navigate systems. I have tutored students both formally and informally in the Spanish language, and have had great success helping students to truly internalize the language.

Study Skills

During high school and college, I developed exceptional study skills that allowed me to achieve high grades in all of my subjects. When I work with students, I seek the root cause of the student's difficulties with study skills; they may be dealing with challenges around organization of materials or time management, or may need to develop different types of studying methods such as flash cards, information trees, outlines, etc. Through tutoring students on study skills, I have helped them raise their grades from failing to As and Bs.

Writing

I have tutored many different students in writing, and have successfully helped them to build and hone their skills in essay composition, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary. By working with me, students have developed the ability to clarify and communicate their ideas in a lucid and effective manner. One student, for example, had dropped out of high school and never learned the basics of academic writing. After a year of tutoring, she developed strong writing skills, and was accepted into a four year university.

Throughout my academic career, teachers and professors in a wide variety of disciplines have commended me on the sound structure of my papers, and the fluidity and grace of my writing. I scored within the 99% percentile on the verbal sections of the SAT and GRE, and I have recently been accepted to several graduate schools in English.

Wellesley College
Political Science

Education

Wellesley College (Political Science)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98118.


About Rebecca

For the past ten years, I have been an educator and trainer in a wide variety of settings. As an academic tutor, I have worked primarily with middle, high school and college level students in the areas of writing, reading, history, Spanish, test preparation and study skills. As a Prevention Educator for over eight years, I planned, coordinated and taught educational support groups focused on social-emotional skills for middle and high school aged students. I also develop and lead professional and community training on many different subjects for young people and adults.

As an educator in a variety of different settings, I have developed strong skills in curriculum development and lesson planning, with a particular emphasis on adapting lessons to the unique needs of each individual and/or group. I have also gained expertise in working with students with a wide range of behavioral, developmental and academic challenges. A key part of my success as a educator stems from my faith in students' inherent intelligence and creativity; I know that students have all of the ingredients that they need to succeed, and may simply need someone to help them bring those to the surface.

As a Political Science major and a soon-to-be graduate student in English, I am especially adept at tutoring writing, reading, history, social studies and related subjects. After studying Spanish all through college and living for a year in Bolivia, I also love tutoring Spanish. In addition to these subjects, I can support any student in improving study and organizational skills, and in preparing for a wide variety of tests.

When I am working with a student, I contact the student (and parent, if applicable) before each session with a summary of hte following session and the lesson plan for the upcoming session. I offer observations and encouragement on students' progress whenever possible, and work with the student and/or parent when needed to troubleshoot any academic or behavioral issues that may arise.

I make every attempt to be as flexible as possible in scheduling tutoring sessions, and to meet the changing needs of students and families. I am always willing to offer make-up sessions; though I prefer 24 hours cancellation notice, I am willing to work with students when emergencies arise. I am happy to meet with students in their homes (with an adult present, if the student is under 18), and/or in a public location such a library.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to succeed in your studies!

Education

Wellesley College
Political Science

Education

Wellesley College (Political Science)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98118

Rebecca’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Rebecca G.

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