Over 200 tutoring hours

Rebecca B.

Oakland, CA

$75/hour

PhD offering tutoring in SAT/ACT, Spanish, English, History, more

4.8 average from 57 ratings
Calm, clear, patient, and thorough!
— Robin, San Leandro, CA on 12/9/14

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Barnard College
Music
UC Berkeley
Master's
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

Barnard College (Music)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

About Rebecca

I am an experienced tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley and an array of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a wide range of knowledge in various subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and am a published scholar.

Subjects I tutor:
SAT/ACT/SSAT test preparation (all parts of the test, including test anxiety)
English/Writing/AP English
Spanish/AP Spanish
History/Humanities
Music Theory
Italian

My teaching experience ranges from language classes with children to teaching college-level courses, and I have done both one-on-one tutoring and group classes. I have worked with students from an array of economic and cultural backgrounds and understand the need to tailor my teaching to respond to the diverse needs of my students.

I have a flexible schedule and can travel to your home, or we can meet at a cafe or library.
My references and resume are available upon request.

Please email me with further questions and I hope to be of assistance!

Rebecca
I am an experienced tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley and an array of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a wide range of knowledge in various subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and am a published scholar.

Subjects I tutor:
SAT/Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: please notify me 24 hours before session. If less notification is given, students will be charged half the session rate. Groups of 2+ will receive a discounted rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94605

"Calm, clear, patient, and thorough!"

- Robin, San Leandro, CA on 12/9/14

"Effective"

- Edgar, Castro Valley, CA on 3/1/16
Rebecca replied on 3/2/2016

Thanks for your feedback - I'm glad you find the strategies useful!

"ACT help"

- Marcie, Clayton, CA on 1/28/16
Rebecca replied on 3/2/2016

Thanks for your feedback - I was glad to help!

"Awesome tutor! Tremendous help in getting my score up!"

- Katie, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/16/15
Rebecca replied on 11/18/2015

Thanks for your feedback, Parker! Glad I could be helpful.

"Great resource"

- Debra, Oakland, CA on 10/8/15
Rebecca replied on 10/11/2015

Thanks for your feedback, Debra! I'm glad our session was so helpful!

"Great tutor."

- Angela, Berkeley, CA on 11/27/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology,
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.

Anthropology

I have a PhD in Ethnomusicology, a field that is often described as the Anthropology of Music. I have extensive experience in diverse research methods and analysis, particularly the primary anthropological method of ethnography. I am also a published scholar.

Composition (Music)

I have a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley. Although my main area is music history and Latin American and American popular musics, I studied basic composition at Columbia University while completing my BA in Music. I also have ample experience teaching music theory and musicianship at the college level.

Ear Training

I have a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley. I have taught ear-training/sight-singing courses as the principal instructor at UC Berkeley. I am also a trained singer.

General Music

I have a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley. I have knowledge about a wide range of musical practices, from classical to Afro-Cuban music. I also have extensive experience teaching music at the college level.

Macintosh

I have been a Macintosh user for over 20 years - it has always been my OS of choice. I have written a 300-page dissertation on a Mac, and have used various other programs for the Mac OS, including spreadsheet, internet, mail, iPhoto, iTunes and others. In sum I am an expert Mac user.

Music History

I have a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley, and a wide range of knowledge about various traditions, from classical to world music. I have taught extensively at the college level.

Reading

I have a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley, and am a published author. I have excellent critical reading, writing and analysis skills, gained from my eight years as a graduate student in a humanities program.

Social Studies

I have a PhD from UC Berkeley and a deep knowledge of literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which are the basis for Social Studies classes. I am also an experienced tutor who has worked with students in History, English, Writing, and Spanish. I have worked with students of various age ranges, including middle school, high school, and college.

Sociology

I have a PhD in Ethnomusicology, a field that looks at music from a socio-cultural perspective. I am knowledgeable in a range of sociological methods, theories, and literature. I am also a published scholar with extensive experience in diverse research methods and analyses.

Study Skills

I have a PhD from UC Berkeley and am an extremely well-organized person in general. My experience as a graduate student provided me with excellent time and project management skills, as I often had to multi-task and divide my attentions between diverse projects and duties.

Voice (Music)

I am a very experienced music scholar and educator with a PhD from UC Berkeley in Music. I studied classical voice for many years while in high school and college, and sang with various choirs. I am also experienced in teaching students sight-singing and music theory.

Barnard College
Music
UC Berkeley
Master's
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

Barnard College (Music)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

Calm, clear, patient, and thorough! — My son, a HS Senior, has been working with Rebecca since last summer on SAT test prep and college application essay preparation. She very successfully assisted him with the SAT test structure and provided valuable test taking strategies and techniques. He was preparing to take the test for the second time and wished to increase his overall scores. With Rebecca's assistance, he was very successful! ...

— Robin, San Leandro, CA on 12/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: please notify me 24 hours before session. If less notification is given, students will be charged half the session rate. Groups of 2+ will receive a discounted rate.

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94605.