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Rebecca P.

Dacula, GA

$40/hour

Customized Tutoring According to Individual Learning Style

1750+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/24/15
4.9 average from 399 ratings
Help with College Papers
— Nancy, Lawrenceville, GA on 3/24/14

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About Rebecca

I offer online assistance to students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

Writing: I can assist with essays and research papers in most subject areas, offering support in organization, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, in-text citations, and bibliographies. Employing APA, MLA, and other formats, I have assisted college students in writing related to English, History, Science, Business, Marketing, Social Studies, Sport Management, Religion, Statistics, and Criminal Justice. I have successfully tutored high school students in writing for English, Gateway, SAT Writing, and ACT writing.

Organization/Study Skills: Managing study plans and due dates is crucial to academic success. I help students get on track, integrating academics, work, and social life. 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.

GED: Students can study for one subject at a time, moving quickly through concepts already understood, and slowing down where more support is needed. I present information using a variety of formats and methods, allowing the student to grasp and utilize the one that best suits his/her unique learning needs.

ACT English & Reading: The student learns strategies and skills to maximize scores on the English and Reading portions of the ACT test.
I offer online assistance to students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

Writing: I can assist with essays and research papers in most subject areas, offering support in organization, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, in-text citations, and bibliographies. Employing APA, MLA, and other formats, I have assisted
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$40/hour in my Dacula home office

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Travels within 0 miles of Dacula, GA 30019
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"Help with College Papers"

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

"Excellent"

- Jo, Olathe, KS on 11/14/17

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Dacula, GA on 11/7/17

"Kind and Patient"

- Rebecca, Loganville, GA on 7/21/17

"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

"Excellent Tutor"

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

"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.

Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
Geography,
Social Studies,
World History, 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, and tutored students taking college Bible and religion classes. 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

I have decades of experience working with students with a variety of diagnoses, including dyslexia. In addition to my degree in education, I have taken additional courses in learning modalities, learning disabilities, and a variety of alternative teaching methods.

The unique learner can utilize a variety of methods to learn in his or her own way. I am able to assist the student in organizing your time/materials, composing, editing, and revising written assignments, and utilizing effective methods for studying for tests if "reading over the notes" is ineffective.

I have assisted adults, teens, and children in learning techniques to help them manage academic material successfully, and improve their time management skills.

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.

Elementary Science

I have two decades of experience teaching and tutoring elementary science. Children learn science best by participating whenever possible. I use websites, videos, diagrams, and hands-on activities whenever possible to help the child understand the topics taught in his or her classroom.

English

I have 20+ years experience assisting students in English. I specialize in writing in APA and MLA formats, assisting in organization, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, in-text citations and bibliographies. Additionally, I work with students understanding literature and learning the principles of grammar. My degree is in Education with a minor in English.

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.

Geography

I have taught and tutored physical, political, and human geography for 25+ years. I use maps, websites, charts, videos, and atlases to help the student understand the facts to be learned.

Grammar

I can assist with all aspects of grammar, including parts of speech and usage, and how these apply to writing and sentence structure. Additionally, proper punctuation and capitalization is affected by a correct understanding of the principles of grammar. Diagramming is also within my expertise if that application is required.
Grammar isn't a mystery; it is a science.

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.

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

Proofreading

I am a grammarian and I teach writing. I can assist with organization, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, quotes and paraphrases, in-text citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, and others in a variety of academic disciplines. I have experience tutoring writing at all levels, including undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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

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!

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

Special Needs

For more than 20 years, I have taught and tutored individuals 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 individual's strengths, then build from those; learning needs to be interrelated, not compartmentalized. A student with learning disabilities can take what he has mastered and use it to investigate areas in which he/she has weaknesses. Presenting a learner with a variety of tools and methods to tackle a concept, and assisting the individual 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.

Help with College Papers

Becky has assisted me in writing upper level college papers in both APA and MLA format. No matter what the subject matter, Becky can help you organize your thoughts and present them in a professional manner. I would recommend her to a student of any major; as long as you know the subject matter, she can help you write the paper. Though English is not my first language, she helps me present my t

— Nancy, Lawrenceville, GA on 3/24/14

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.