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Rebecca M.

Pasadena, CA

$95/hour

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About Rebecca

Hello!
My name is Rebecca. I am a mother of four children that range in age from 6 months to 16 years of age. I am very involved in their education and enjoy working with students of all ages, but children hold a special place in my heart. I use the AVK teaching method. This means that I incorporate auditory, visual and kinesthetic elements in my lessons and tutoring. I find this to be an especially effective method with people that don't learn in the traditional manner. Below, I have outlined information about each subject that I offer tutoring in.

Anatomy:
My love of anatomy began at a very early age. I was fascinated by the way bodies are put together and how they work, what makes them tick. To this day, I am very curious about the human body. That curiosity has led me to a 13 year career as a massage therapist. I peruse anatomy texts in my free time. I have been to several cadaver labs to view the human form up close and personal. I bring years of textbook knowledge and practical application to the table and am really excited to work with people that are struggling with anatomy. My goal is to help students find the body as fascinating as I do.

English:
When it comes to the English language, I find it to be a beautiful, if not complex language. There are so many rules that off hand don't make sense. My mother is an English major and I grew up in a household in which proper use of grammar was the daily norm. I am passionate about proper use of grammar. I love utilizing an expansive vocabulary to express myself. Because of my background dealing with anatomy, I understand the Latin root of many words. I pass this on in my teaching and tutoring. Once you know a little bit of Latin, it's really easy to guess what a new word means, even taken out of context.

Reading/Phonics:
I learned to read when I was three years old, thanks to phonics. I have a sister that is much younger; reading did not come easily for her. My parents ordered her the "Hooked on Phonics" cassette tapes, which were very popular in the early 90's. I used to listen to them with her and help her put together words. When I had my own children, I worked closely with them in their process of learning to read. I am passionate about teaching people of all ages how to read phonetically because I have taught students that learned to read by rote memorization and well into their 60's and 70's they have a difficult time with the medical texts we use because they don't know how to sound things out.

Study Skills:
Because I utilize the AVK method in my teaching (remember, that stands for: auditory, visual and kinesthetic), I have a number of skills that I have compiled to assist people in learning how to study. It never ceases to amaze me that a person can go through 12 years of basic education without anyone ever showing them how to study. As a successful teacher, I have to know my stuff inside and out. That involves a lot of studying. I get a lot of satisfaction out of sharing my methods with my students and seeing the difference in their grades.

Massage and Miscellaneous:
I've been teaching at a prominent massage school in the heart of Los Angeles for three years. Currently, most of what I teach is musculoskeletal anatomy, couples massage, infant massage and neuromuscular therapy. The latter entails quite a few aspects, such as assessment and charting. The subjects I am most versed in are English, Earth Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology. I often run study labs after classes and tutor students in a range of subjects from shiatsu to reflexology to reading to basics of traditional Chinese medicine.

In summation, all of my educational experiences have led me to an interesting mix of specialties which I am passionate about for different reasons. I believe success comes from interest in the subject matter at hand. It would be an honor for me to help you find excitement in the subjects with which you are struggling. Please contact me to learn more and schedule some tutoring sessions. I so look forward to hearing from you!
Hello!
My name is Rebecca. I am a mother of four children that range in age from 6 months to 16 years of age. I am very involved in their education and enjoy working with students of all ages, but children hold a special place in my heart. I use the AVK teaching method. This means that I incorporate auditory, visual and kinesthetic elements
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104
Science:
Anatomy,
Physiology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

I am a neuromuscular therapist by trade and have been working in the massage field since 2003. I teach anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology at a prominent massage school in the heart of Los Angeles. I utilize the Acland Anatomy video series in my tutorials. I draw upon a deep understanding of anatomy based on my cadaver lab experiences as well as my practical, hands-on experience with the human body.

Phonics

I am a teacher by trade. I am qualified to tutor students in phonics because I regularly teach my older students that learned to read by rote memorization how to sound things out phonetically. In addition, I assisted my sister and my own children in learning how to read phonetically. Lastly, I learned how to read phonetically and so it is second nature to me.

Study Skills

I host study labs on various subjects an average of two afternoons per week. In my teaching, I utilize the AVK (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) method. When I study, I use AVK to help me organize and remember my materials. I teach students that went through grades K-12 with no study skills to speak of how to study, with great success.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 30 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104.