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Rebecca M.

Logical Math and Chemistry Tutor

Logical Math and Chemistry Tutor

$30/hour

  • 566 hours tutoring

  • Wilton, CA 95693

About Rebecca


Bio

I have tutored for three years in math and chemistry. In math I have tutored from 1st grade through Precalculus including Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry. In chemistry, I have tutored students in all types of curriculum including regular, AP, IB, and CP high school courses and freshman in college. I have helped high school students past the CASHEE. I have helped adults pass the GED and learn needed math skills for careers in construction. I have worked with students who have learning...

I have tutored for three years in math and chemistry. In math I have tutored from 1st grade through Precalculus including Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry. In chemistry, I have tutored students in all types of curriculum including regular, AP, IB, and CP high school courses and freshman in college. I have helped high school students past the CASHEE. I have helped adults pass the GED and learn needed math skills for careers in construction. I have worked with students who have learning disabilities and English language learners. Presently during the day I work as a tutor for two independent study high schools and and in the afternoon and evenings for several agencies as a math and science tutor.

I tutor by following either the students' curriculum or by using books and internet websites as a guides. I tutor by explaining the concepts in relationships to prior learned concepts through step-by-step procedures. I work through example problems and watch while giving hints as the student works through homework problems. I write down notes for the student to take home with example problems.

I have gained extensive knowledge in math and chemistry. I earned a BS and MS from Georgia Tech in chemistry fields and have taken review courses in Algebra 2 and Precalculus recently. I have taken courses for a high school chemistry teaching credential but when I started student teaching I found that the large classroom did not fit my style. I have worked for over 26 years as a chemist in private industry laboratories.


Education

Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
undergrad
Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Wilton, CA 95693
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

The GRE covers mathematical concepts taught in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. I have tutored each of these to several students over the past three years. My students include ones in public high schools, in college, and adults wanting to go back to school. Also, I have tutored students in these subjects as my jobs utilize my math knowledge as a math tutor for both Job Corp and for Visions in Education, an independent charter high school . These positions require a knowledge in math up through precalculus. I obtained my math knowledge through earning my BS in Polymers in which I took two years of calculus. I have practiced my math knowledge both through my tutoring and through working as a chemist for over 25 years.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math is the relationship of numbers to each other to both solve problems and evaluate products. It is the language of everyday numerical problems from cooking to purchasing. I use math daily and feel that a good base in math is needed to make good life choices.
Elementary Science

Elementary Science

I have been fascinated by science since I was little as I have tried to understand the world around me. I have taken many science courses at the college level including chemistry, geology, biology, physics, and astronomy and appreciate how interconnected they all are. I find science is helpful as I read the news as well when I experience my day-to-day life.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken courses in math up through 2 years of calculus in college. I have used algebra in my over 25 years of work as a chemist.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken math courses up through 2 years of college calculus and have found algebra 2 to be useful as I took college level chemistry courses for my BS and MS degrees.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started enjoying chemistry as a child as my father worked with me in our kitchen and related chemistry to cooking. Presently, I have a BS and MS degrees related to chemistry and have worked as a chemist for over 25 years in industry. I have tutored students in regular high school chemistry, in AP chemistry, and in college chemistry. I know what is on the AP exam and will help you learn and understand it.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the study of angles and shapes and is useful to many trades including carpentry and design. I will try to make geometry easier to remember by the student by breaking its concepts down into components instead of many formulas and definitions. I believe that geometry needs to be drawn to be understood and memorable.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have studied math up through 2 years of college calculus and believe that prealgebra is where math starts to be interesting and applicable to the world around us in both purchasing and in the science of the world around us.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Presently, I tutor for an independent-study high school in precalculus. I have recently taken an intensive review course in precalculus with a 100% score to update and perfect my knowledge of this course.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT Math test covers algebra 1 & 2 and geometry. The answers to the problems require understanding of concepts and manipulation of equations quickly. There are several methods that can be applied to answer the problems quickly and I will explain and show these by example. Basic math and geometry terms are on the test and must be known. I will define these for you and help you memorize them. I will work through example problems with you for understanding of terms and methods to solve problems. Illustrations and figures will be used to understand concepts in geometry. Algebra rules will be listed and examples will be given. Examples of several types of word problems will be used. I have used these math concepts during my college career for my BS and MS in chemistry fields and during my career as an industrial chemist.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math test covers math generally learned by the end of 11th grade which includes Algebra 1&2, geometry, and trigonometry. I have taken courses up through 2 years of calculus in college and have used math included in the ACT Math test in my chemistry career and during carpentry repair jobs around my house including staircases on a herring bone pattern deck. I will try to make the memorization of formulas and step-wise procedures for solving the math problems on the test easier by using step lists,giving illustrations, and solving example problems.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken courses in math up through 2 years of calculus in college. I have used algebra in my over 25 years of work as a chemist.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken math courses up through 2 years of college calculus and have found algebra 2 to be useful as I took college level chemistry courses for my BS and MS degrees.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the study of angles and shapes and is useful to many trades including carpentry and design. I will try to make geometry easier to remember by the student by breaking its concepts down into components instead of many formulas and definitions. I believe that geometry needs to be drawn to be understood and memorable.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have studied math up through 2 years of college calculus and believe that prealgebra is where math starts to be interesting and applicable to the world around us in both purchasing and in the science of the world around us.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Presently, I tutor for an independent-study high school in precalculus. I have recently taken an intensive review course in precalculus with a 100% score to update and perfect my knowledge of this course.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT Math test covers algebra 1 & 2 and geometry. The answers to the problems require understanding of concepts and manipulation of equations quickly. There are several methods that can be applied to answer the problems quickly and I will explain and show these by example. Basic math and geometry terms are on the test and must be known. I will define these for you and help you memorize them. I will work through example problems with you for understanding of terms and methods to solve problems. Illustrations and figures will be used to understand concepts in geometry. Algebra rules will be listed and examples will be given. Examples of several types of word problems will be used. I have used these math concepts during my college career for my BS and MS in chemistry fields and during my career as an industrial chemist.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Presently, I tutor for an independent study high school in trigonometry. I have recently taken an intensive review course in trigonometry with a 100% score to update and prefect my knowledge of this course.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken courses in math up through 2 years of calculus in college. I have used algebra in my over 25 years of work as a chemist.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken math courses up through 2 years of college calculus and have found algebra 2 to be useful as I took college level chemistry courses for my BS and MS degrees.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started enjoying chemistry as a child as my father worked with me in our kitchen and related chemistry to cooking. Presently, I have a BS and MS degrees related to chemistry and have worked as a chemist for over 25 years in industry. I have tutored students in regular high school chemistry, in AP chemistry, and in college chemistry. I know what is on the AP exam and will help you learn and understand it.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the study of angles and shapes and is useful to many trades including carpentry and design. I will try to make geometry easier to remember by the student by breaking its concepts down into components instead of many formulas and definitions. I believe that geometry needs to be drawn to be understood and memorable.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have studied math up through 2 years of college calculus and believe that prealgebra is where math starts to be interesting and applicable to the world around us in both purchasing and in the science of the world around us.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Presently, I tutor for an independent-study high school in precalculus. I have recently taken an intensive review course in precalculus with a 100% score to update and perfect my knowledge of this course.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Although the ACT science test covers many different science courses it does not need one's knowledge of a lots of facts. Instead the test is over the use of the scientific process. This process includes scientific reasoning, experimental design, use of math in science, understanding data presentation in graphical format, and understanding of scientific text. During my chemistry career I have used these processes as I have worked in industrial plants to solve production problems. I will try to help you to understand the process of solving a problem through the use of scientific principles that can be applied to all of the sciences and many of the scientific encounters of life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started enjoying chemistry as a child as my father worked with me in our kitchen and related chemistry to cooking. Presently, I have a BS and MS degrees related to chemistry and have worked as a chemist for over 25 years in industry. I have tutored students in regular high school chemistry, in AP chemistry, and in college chemistry. I know what is on the AP exam and will help you learn and understand it.
Geology,

Geology

Geology is story that rocks, rivers, and sand tells us about the history of the earth. By understanding geology as I have through college level courses I can both appreciate what has happened to our Earth and what is in its and our future.
Physical Science

Physical Science

Physical science is the use of math to understand the non-living events around us. Words are used in new ways to describe these events which can be confusing to a student. These words are represented by variables in an equation which adds to the frustration because many new ideas are presented quickly. By making charts and using illustrations I will try to present the new definitions and their associated variables in an orderly manner so that memorization of formulas is easier. Then the application of the math is a simple replacement of variables by numbers. The science is then understood by relating the knowledge of math to the world of science. I have learned many different scientific relationships through years in my chemistry career.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken courses in math up through 2 years of calculus in college. I have used algebra in my over 25 years of work as a chemist.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken math courses up through 2 years of college calculus and have found algebra 2 to be useful as I took college level chemistry courses for my BS and MS degrees.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started enjoying chemistry as a child as my father worked with me in our kitchen and related chemistry to cooking. Presently, I have a BS and MS degrees related to chemistry and have worked as a chemist for over 25 years in industry. I have tutored students in regular high school chemistry, in AP chemistry, and in college chemistry. I know what is on the AP exam and will help you learn and understand it.
GED,

GED

The GED is not only an exit from high school but an entrance to the employed population. I will help you obtain this critical step. I have tutored students that are behind, home-school, have an IEP, or are in a ESL program. Don't fret I can help you pass this exam. I break down all concepts into simpler ones. You can remember new strategies because they are based on ones you have already learned. I help you devise step-by step procedures to solve all of your math problems.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the study of angles and shapes and is useful to many trades including carpentry and design. I will try to make geometry easier to remember by the student by breaking its concepts down into components instead of many formulas and definitions. I believe that geometry needs to be drawn to be understood and memorable.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT Math test covers algebra 1 & 2 and geometry. The answers to the problems require understanding of concepts and manipulation of equations quickly. There are several methods that can be applied to answer the problems quickly and I will explain and show these by example. Basic math and geometry terms are on the test and must be known. I will define these for you and help you memorize them. I will work through example problems with you for understanding of terms and methods to solve problems. Illustrations and figures will be used to understand concepts in geometry. Algebra rules will be listed and examples will be given. Examples of several types of word problems will be used. I have used these math concepts during my college career for my BS and MS in chemistry fields and during my career as an industrial chemist.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math test covers math generally learned by the end of 11th grade which includes Algebra 1&2, geometry, and trigonometry. I have taken courses up through 2 years of calculus in college and have used math included in the ACT Math test in my chemistry career and during carpentry repair jobs around my house including staircases on a herring bone pattern deck. I will try to make the memorization of formulas and step-wise procedures for solving the math problems on the test easier by using step lists,giving illustrations, and solving example problems.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Although the ACT science test covers many different science courses it does not need one's knowledge of a lots of facts. Instead the test is over the use of the scientific process. This process includes scientific reasoning, experimental design, use of math in science, understanding data presentation in graphical format, and understanding of scientific text. During my chemistry career I have used these processes as I have worked in industrial plants to solve production problems. I will try to help you to understand the process of solving a problem through the use of scientific principles that can be applied to all of the sciences and many of the scientific encounters of life.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have tutored students who were behind in elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, biology, and chemistry. I can help you by patiently helping you with concepts that you missed. Once you learn the new concepts then you can qualify for more career paths in the military.
GED,

GED

The GED is not only an exit from high school but an entrance to the employed population. I will help you obtain this critical step. I have tutored students that are behind, home-school, have an IEP, or are in a ESL program. Don't fret I can help you pass this exam. I break down all concepts into simpler ones. You can remember new strategies because they are based on ones you have already learned. I help you devise step-by step procedures to solve all of your math problems.
GRE,

GRE

The GRE covers mathematical concepts taught in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. I have tutored each of these to several students over the past three years. My students include ones in public high schools, in college, and adults wanting to go back to school. Also, I have tutored students in these subjects as my jobs utilize my math knowledge as a math tutor for both Job Corp and for Visions in Education, an independent charter high school . These positions require a knowledge in math up through precalculus. I obtained my math knowledge through earning my BS in Polymers in which I took two years of calculus. I have practiced my math knowledge both through my tutoring and through working as a chemist for over 25 years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT Math test covers algebra 1 & 2 and geometry. The answers to the problems require understanding of concepts and manipulation of equations quickly. There are several methods that can be applied to answer the problems quickly and I will explain and show these by example. Basic math and geometry terms are on the test and must be known. I will define these for you and help you memorize them. I will work through example problems with you for understanding of terms and methods to solve problems. Illustrations and figures will be used to understand concepts in geometry. Algebra rules will be listed and examples will be given. Examples of several types of word problems will be used. I have used these math concepts during my college career for my BS and MS in chemistry fields and during my career as an industrial chemist.
PSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (208 ratings)
5 star
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Reviews

Rebecca was fantastic

Rebecca helped my daughter out a lot because she was struggling in math. When Rebecca showed her a different way, boom she understood it. I recommend Rebecca, to anybody, she helps out a lot.

Annabelle, 3 lessons with Rebecca

knowledgable tutor

With nine weeks left in our son's 9th grade year, seeing him for one hour per week, Rebecca helped our son improve his Math I score by one whole grade. We look forward to our son working with Rebecca much earlier in the next school year.

Erick, 8 lessons with Rebecca

Great tutor for AP Chemistry!

As my daughter’s AP Chemistry exam is nearing, she is getting a bit stressed but after meeting with Rebecca, my daughter felt more at ease with the subject. She came home with a lot more knowledge and confidence. We thank you for your patience and expertise! You’re a great tutor/teacher!

Jermie, 2 lessons with Rebecca

Great Teacher!

She's very patient and go through the problems with me step by step. It was easy for me to understand the concepts.

Ruisha, 1 lesson with Rebecca

Very Intelligent Lady

Rebecca is very good at explaining each step in the math process. I love how she takes notes as she is teaching then lets me keep her notes. She's a great teacher.

Gary, 2 lessons with Rebecca

Patient, Attentive & Easy to learn from!!!

Prior to the lesson, Rebecca will ask for the subject matter and focus on that subject during the lesson. She also shares tips and print outs that are relevant. My daughter looks forward to studying with Rebecca~ Thank you!!!!

Stacie, 4 lessons with Rebecca

Excellent Tutor!

Rebecca is an amazing tutor, she has helped me so much. I am currently a community college student but I am preparing to transfer to UC Davis. The transfer program requires students to complete various general education courses for their application to be accepted. I have completed nearly all of the requirements, except the math requirement. I had difficulty with math since childhood and I struggled to pass high school algebra with a C, so I naturally resisted taking math courses in college. In order to transfer, I must pass college algebra, so in August I took the college math assessment placement test and was very depressed when I placed into pre-algebra. My placement in pre-algebra meant I had to take four math courses to fulfill the math course requirement. I would have needed to take pre-algebra, then elementary algebra, then intermediate algebra, and finally college algebra to fulfill the math requirement. Additionally, each math class takes a full semester, I would have needed four semesters for math, so I would not have been able to complete the transfer requirements by the application deadline. In order to meet the UC Davis transfer application deadline, the lowest course I could place into is Intermediate Algebra. This meant I needed to retake the assessment test before registration for the next semester and place into a higher level math course. I knew I would need a lot of help to improve my placement level, so I began searching for a tutor. Rebecca is the most amazing tutor I have ever had! She explains mathematical concepts so that they are easy to understand and memorize. After only a few months of being tutored by Rebecca, I retook the test and this time I placed into intermediate algebra! Instead of taking four math courses, I now only need to take two. Rebecca makes learning math enjoyable and has greatly expanded my knowledge on the subject. If you are looking for a great tutor, contact Rebecca :-)

Marissa, 49 lessons with Rebecca

Great tutor

Rebecca was great with my son. After she left, I spoke with my son and he stated she explained everything in detail. So, I decided to have her also help my daughter. I wish she had more time so that I can extend it to two days a week. I greatly appreciate her hard work. Thank you, Rebecca!

Amrik, 8 lessons with Rebecca

Knock Out That "A" Grade in High School AP Chemistry

Rebecca is great! I would like to write this recommendation letter thanking Rebecca for helping me achieve a better grade in AP High School Chemistry. Not only did I achieve a better grade, but I understand and enjoy the subject so much more now. I highly recommend her as an AP Chemistry tutor. She has helped me to gain more confidence and “knock out” that “A” grade on the chemistry test, that which I deserve. Rebecca took great effort to drive out to our location and accommodate our appointment time when other tutors were less responsive. She explains things clearly and helped me work through many different types of chemistry problems. Thank you so much.

Hanna, 1 lesson with Rebecca

Very patient tutor

Rebecca was very accommodating to our schedule and enthusiastic about teaching. She was always ready to go back over a concept multiple times to make sure it was understood.

Vanessa, 1 lesson with Rebecca
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