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Rebecca P.

Dacula, GA

$40/hour

Customized Tutoring According to Individual Learning Style

In-person lessons
1500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/24/15
5.0 average from 366 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Pam, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/10/14

$40/Hour


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About Rebecca

Summer Tutoring available Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays!

I hold a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English, enabling me to tutor upper level students in English related subjects in addition to elementary students. My 20+ years of teaching/tutoring experience has allowed me to reinforce concepts with typical students, challenge advanced students, and find new learning paths for students who struggle. At the high school and college levels, I can offer tutoring services in English literature and writing, history, geography, and government. I am comfortable tutoring all subjects in K-8.

English/Writing: At the high school and college levels, essays follow set patterns, or formulas. When a student sees these patterns, and is assisted in following the set steps, he/she builds confidence and the ability to write effectively. Grammar, punctuation, syntax, and style can all be addressed through writing. I have successfully tutored high school students in writing for English, AP History, Gateway, SAT Writing, and ACT writing. I have assisted college students in writing related to English, History, Science, Business, Social Studies, Sport Management, and Criminal Justice, in both MLA and APA formats.

At the elementary and middle school levels, a student needs to build a wealth of knowledge in grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style. Reading quality literature, as well as practicing specific exercises, helps build this knowledge base.

Math: Many elementary students need to be taught math from a hands-on approach, using manipulatives and real life situations to understand the mathematical concepts. I am able to present math processes in a variety of ways, allowing the pupil to connect to the method which best suits his/her learning style.

History/Geography: History and Geography can best be understood by the student when concepts are reinforced visually. The internet, movies, and literature offer a wealth of visual information which help the student understand social studies topics.

Science: Visual and hands-on learning best assists elementary and middle school children in understanding scientific concepts. Using the internet, students are able to visually understand scientific principles.
Summer Tutoring available Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays!

I hold a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English, enabling me to tutor upper level students in English related subjects in addition to elementary students. My 20+ years of teaching/tutoring experience has allowed me to reinforce concepts with typical students,
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

$40/hour in my Dacula home office

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Dacula, GA 30019
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Pam, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/10/14

"Kind and Patient"

- Rebecca, Loganville, GA on 7/4/17

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- NatALie, Winder, GA on 6/12/17

"Math/Language Without Tears and Frustration"

- Gabi, Winder, GA on 4/17/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Brittany, Snellville, GA on 3/25/17

"Always happy with her detail"

- Manuel, Lawrenceville, GA on 10/24/16

"Rebecca was outstanding!"

- Vanessa, Duluth, GA on 5/25/16

"Wonderful"

- Danielle, Lawrenceville, GA on 3/11/16

"Encouraging, knowledgeable and hardworking!"

- David, Snellville, GA on 11/16/15

"Awesome with my 1st grader."

- Regina, Grayson, GA on 10/4/15

"Patient and insightful!"

- Meagan, Snellville, GA on 7/30/15

"AP World History"

- Necole, Loganville, GA on 5/18/15

"Great Tutor, kind and enouraging"

- Elizabeth, Suwanee, GA on 4/27/15

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Katrina, Lawrenceville, GA on 10/29/14

"Rebecca Addressed My Son's Learning Differences Immediately"

- Jane, Lawrenceville, GA on 8/5/14

"Excellent and creative Tutor to the Learning Style of the Student"

- Stacey, Dacula, GA on 5/24/14

"Help with College Papers"

- Nancy, Lawrenceville, GA on 3/24/14

"My children enjoyed their session."

- Aasiya, Auburn, GA on 2/3/14

"Great tutor!"

- Frank, Lawrenceville, GA on 7/4/13
Rebecca replied on 7/5/2013

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoy working with your son and watching his self-confidence as a writer grow.

Science:
Elementary Science
English:
ACT English,
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

ACT English

I teach the student how to analyze questions on the English and Reading portions of the ACT test, and how to logically choose the most likely answers. We cover terminology utilized in the questions, as well as the strategies for finding logical solutions. For the writing portion, the student learns as he/she writes practice essays from sample prompts. I have a degree in education with a minor in English.

ADHD

I have worked with dozens of students with the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. or A.D.D., and I find them motivated and engaged. The freedom to learn in nontraditional postures, such as standing, moving, sitting on one foot, or tapping, assists some in focusing, so I teach the pupil to use the wiggle to his or her advantage. Incorporating constructive movement into learning and studying is a wonderful tool. Cornell notes are an effective way for older students to reorganize material in meaningful ways for tests.

These learners do well when allowed to break up activities with active movement, like a short walk, push ups, or a run up and down some steps; this applies to older students as well as children.

I have a degree in education with a minor in English.

American History

I have taught U.S. History at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. I have had much success teaching from the viewpoint of the people and what their lives were like during a time period, than listing a lot of battles and dates. Details should follow an undertanding of the mood of the time, and what the motivations were for specific events.

All well educated people should understand the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Understanding the economics of the South versus the economics of the North is crucial to understanding the Civil War. These are the types of concepts I convey to my students as I teach or tutor American History.

Bible Studies

I completed 11 hours of college credit in Bible classes, including Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Bible Doctrines, and Evangelism. I have taught Bible as an academic class at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The method of teaching Bible varies according to the age of the students. Children learn best from stories; teens and young adults learn well when topics are taught in a more academic format.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a catch all phrase for many different learning disabilities. However, most of these children learn best in a tactile environment. In working with these children in the primary years, I use clay, salt in a tray, letter tiles, number lines that the child walks, a multitude of math manipulatives, and a number of other materials. Children with learning disabilities need to experience a concept physically before moving on to paper and pencil.

Older students benefit from learning how to "chunk" material, just covering one concept at a time. Typing is a great relief to many middle and high school students with learning disabilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 20+ years teaching experience at the elementary level, and have worked with children from preschool through 6th grade. These children are concrete thinkers, and as such, learn best when words are accompanied by pictures, videos, stories, and hands-on activities. These children stay focused best when the time spent flows, with as little downtime as possible; learning plans need to be prepared ahead of time, so as not to allow the child's mind to wander. Breaking up learning activities with little snippets of physical activity also help the child stay focused.

Elementary Math

Many elementary students need to be taught math from a hands-on approach, using manipulatives and real life situations to understand the mathematical concepts. I am able to present math processes in a variety of ways, allowing the pupil to connect to the method which best suits his/her learning style.

My degree is in elementary education.

GED

I can assist with all sections of the GED test, presenting information in a variety of ways such that you can select which works best for you.

My degree is in education with a minor in English.

Handwriting

With a degree in elementary education, I have formal training in teaching children how to write. Having taught for more than two decades, I have first hand experience, both in a classroom and one-to-one tutoring situations, working with pupils as they learn to write, or seek to improve their penmanship. I have taught manuscript and cursive in three systems: Zaner-Blozer, D'Nealian, and Stevenson Learning Skills (a program designed for children who need extra verbal, physical and/or visual cues).

As a tutor, I have worked with young children as they first learn the symbols. Some of my penmanship pupils have come to me later in their educational journey, because their parents or they want to improve their writing or make it more efficient.

Phonics

I have utilized a number of different phonics systems in my years of teaching. Some introduce vowels first, others consonants; I am able to work within any system with which I am presented.

For children who struggle with phonics, I have found the Stevenson Learning Skills materials to be very successful. Each phonetic sound and combination of sounds is accompanied by a story; the child is given mnemonic devices to assist him/her in assimilating the sounds.

Reading

I try to provide the student with a "toolbox" of strategies to decode new words and improve reading comprehension. Some individuals need more tools than others, so we collaborate to find the methods that best fit. I have worked with young children, older children, teenagers, and adults, customizing programs to match individual strengths and weaknesses. My degree is in elementary education with an English minor.

SAT Writing

Writing for the SAT or ACT requires the student to follow a "formula", a set method of writing. I can teach the student how to write the essay, and work with him/her throughout the writing process. This method of writing will assist the student in writing essays in high school and college, as well.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies for more than two decades using an integrated approach. I have used text books as well as unit studies. I have taught American history and geography, world history and geography, as well as a class titled "History and Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere".

I feel that social studies subjects should be taught from the point of view of people, living their lives and how they live them. Too often social studies is taught from the point of view of "this war in such and such a year" and "that rock formation". Social studies is about people and their cultures!

Special Needs

In the past 20 years, I have taught and tutored children with low IQ's, auditory processing issues, psycho-motor problems, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, cerebral palsy, partially deaf, autism, and a variety of undiagnosed learning issues. My experience has taught me to first identify the child's strengths, then build from those; learning needs to be interrelated, not compartmentalized. A child with learning disabilities can take what he has mastered and use it to investigate areas in which he/she has weaknesses. Presenting a child with a variety of tools and methods to tackle a concept, and assisting the child in finding the method that works best for him/her, is highly successful.

Study Skills

I help students get on track. Managing study plans and due dates is crucial to academic success. Pupils who need private tutoring are often lacking in this skill.

Note taking and highlighting are other important skills that every student should learn. Additionally, I present scholars with a variety of different methods of studying for tests, as too many think that studying is just rereading the same material.

My degree is in education with a minor in English.

Writing

With more than 25 years experience working with graduate and undergraduate scholars, as well as high school, middle school, and elementary students, I can assist with organization, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, punctuation, in-text citations, and bibliographies in APA, MLA, and other styles. My degree is in education with a minor in English.

Excellent Tutor

Becky is an excellent tutor. She really seems to care and want your child to succeed. Every week she goes above and beyond to make sure my child understands the concepts they are working on.

— Pam, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

$40/hour in my Dacula home office

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 0 miles of Dacula, GA 30019.