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Rebecca R.

Washington, DC

$70/hour

Experienced Math/Science teacher and tutor (elementary - undergrad)

400+ Hours
5.0 average from 132 ratings
Knowledgable and thoughful tutor
— Ann h, Washington, DC on 6/8/15

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College of Saint Catherine
Biology
City University of New York (Lehman College)
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of Saint Catherine (Biology)

City University of New York (Lehman College) (Graduate Coursework)

About Rebecca

Hi!

I love to teach because I love knowing more about how the world works, and transitioned from wet bench biochemical research to education so that my students could have a taste of what that exploration is like. For five years, I taught 6th-9th grade general science and biology. My time was split between both public and private schools in New York City and Washington, DC. Between being a TA in college and tutoring professionally, I also have over five years of tutoring experience (primarily in math).

My focus is always on making sure a student has a strong foundation in basic concepts - whether this is number theory, fractions/decimals, or basic biology. I want you (or your child) to understand WHY the math works more than simply knowing a set procedure to follow. Most obstacles and confusion that we face are because of a missing piece in this foundation. Let's discover what that is and strengthen it, so that you can be off and running toward success!

My professional strengths are in the biological sciences, but I'm happy to work with students in a general science curriculum (this includes basic chemistry and physics). If the annual science fair is an occasion of dread, please reach out and let's get started in time for you to have an awesome project! I also tutor all secondary levels of math, from pre-algebra through Algebra 2. I am particularly comfortable with those who are test anxious, or who have never felt like math or science are their strong suits.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions before reserving a session. I look forward to working with you, and celebrating your many successes!
Hi!

I love to teach because I love knowing more about how the world works, and transitioned from wet bench biochemical research to education so that my students could have a taste of what that exploration is like. For five years, I taught 6th-9th grade general science and biology. My time was split between both public and private
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If your child is a student in a high need school, please contact me for individual rate information.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20017

"Knowledgable and thoughful tutor"

- Ann h, Washington, DC on 6/8/15

"Very knowledgable and caring tutor"

- Robert, Bethesda, MD on 3/19/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Ellen, Washington, DC on 10/25/16

"Rebecca and her amazing skills as a tutor"

- Deborah, Washington, DC on 8/10/16

"Excellent, knowledgeable, approachable, patient."

- Deborah, Arlington, VA on 1/23/16

"Creative, innovative, patient, and loving to her students"

- Isabella, Washington, DC on 1/11/16

"Rebecca is excellent in more ways than just tutoring, she really gets kids"

- Alice, Bethesda, MD on 12/30/15

"Great Algebra tutor!"

- Paula, Arlington, VA on 10/27/15

"She's wonderful!"

- Roslyne, Silver Spring, MD on 10/23/15

"Always thorough and patient"

- Ann H, Washington, DC on 10/21/15

"Rebecca is awesome."

- Margaret, Arlington, VA on 9/2/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Physical Science
Test Preparation:
Regents

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.

Algebra 1

WyzAnt approved for Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1, and Reading/Vocab (which can impact mathematical understanding). Working contractually with the NYC Department of Education, I tutored pre-Algebra through Algebra 2/Trig. I have tutored my own science students to supplement gaps in foundational math discovered through their work in my classes.

Biology

WyzAnt qualified in Biology and Reading/Vocabulary (often related to difficulties in science). I worked in neuroendocrinology research at the Salk Institute and have taught middle school general science (grades 6-8) and NY Regents level Biology.

Genetics

I successfully completed a Genetics course in my undergraduate program. Subsequently, I taught Mendelian genetics as part of the Regents level Living Environment curriculum in New York City. Introductory genetics (conceptual understanding that some traits are passed from parent to offspring, mitosis, meiosis, DNA structure, etc) was also included in my middle school general science curriculum.

Prealgebra

WyzAnt approved for Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1, and Reading/Vocab (which can impact mathematical understanding). Working contractually with the NYC Department of Education, I tutored pre-Algebra through Algebra 2/Trig. I have tutored my own science students to supplement gaps in foundational math discovered through their work in my classes.

Regents

I taught Regents level Living Environment during my tenure as a New York City public school teacher. I am familiar with both the classroom curriculum as well as the required lab components that students are accountable for on the exam. In addition, I taught after-school and Saturday Regents review classes as well as graded the completed exams. While my professional familiarity is with the Living Environment Regents, I am also comfortable helping students review for the Earth Science Regents.

College of Saint Catherine
Biology
City University of New York (Lehman College)
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of Saint Catherine (Biology)

City University of New York (Lehman College) (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgable and thoughful tutor

Rebecca has been helping my daughter with physics and chemistry. I knew we found the right person when my daughter, who had a cold and not feeling did a two hour session with Rebecca. As we were walking out the door, I told her I was impressed that she had lasted so long since I knew she didn't feel well and she replied, "Yeah, it was a long lesson. But so worth it." Rebecca helped my daughter i

— Ann h, Washington, DC on 6/8/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If your child is a student in a high need school, please contact me for individual rate information.

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20017.