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Rebecca G.

Jeffersonville, IN

$30/hr

Kill it dead Math Tutoring

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4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
41 Ratings
 
 
9hrs Response Time
Awesome!
— Valerie, Jeffersonville, IN on 5/20/13

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Georgetown College
U of L
Master's

Education

Georgetown College

U of L (Master's)

About Rebecca

Most of us start out with good intentions and lots of energy, but it takes hard work to finish out strong. Many students from middle school through college level wish those stumbling places in math would just disappear and "leave us alone!" However, those same trouble spots often come back multiple times. As a teacher with experience from teaching 7th grade through 100-level college math courses, I have experienced the frustration of seeing students fail to get help. They usually, if not always, fail the class and use the too common excuse of "I'm not good at math!"

I believe that failing a class is not always evident just by the grade at the end of the course. It is equivalent to tripping over every hurdle in a race, even though you may brush yourself off and keep "running." Students are often not challenged or kept accountable enough in middle or high school to really understand and master the math. So they keep passing along, content with Cs and Ds. Once I got the taste of victory in academics, it wasn't enough for me to get a "good" grade on a test. I enjoyed being prepared to the point that I could "kill it dead!" I knew every question, or was very aware of what I did not know!

I bring to the table not just my own experience of 8 years of teaching in various settings, but also my family's expertise in teaching and teaching mathematics. I can supplement my tutoring lessons with worksheets which have been used for over 40 years to practice trouble spots. These worksheets include material from pre-algebra to pre-calculus. I am familiar as well with software used by a community college, where I have taught 5 classes.

Please let me know if I can be of service. Let's not just start out well, but finish strong!


Note: I can be in the Crestwood/Middletown/Lake Forest/Prospect area from 10:00 to 2:00 during the school year or until 4:30 in the summer.
Most of us start out with good intentions and lots of energy, but it takes hard work to finish out strong. Many students from middle school through college level wish those stumbling places in math would just disappear and "leave us alone!" However, those same trouble spots often come back Read more

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Cancellation
10 hours notice required

In the summer, the rate for jobs in Crestwood, Middletown, Prospect and so on is $45.00. The cancellation charge is $10.00 typically, and $20.00 for outlying areas. Please cancel by 9:00 pm.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Jeffersonville, IN 47130
In-person lessons

"Awesome! "

- Valerie, Jeffersonville, IN on 5/20/13

"Wonderful, patient tutor!"

- Julie, Clarksville, IN on 3/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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Algebra 1

I have enjoyed working with students who are willing to understand algebra but frustrated with how to successfully navigate it. I have patiently helped students from fifth grade to college age in this subject. Specifically, I have assisted students in a math summer camp for 13 years and taught Beginning Algebra at Indiana University Southeast.

Please check out the student feedback from my tutoring experience in Algebra I via Wyzant!

Algebra 2

I have taught a College Algebra course at Indiana University Southeast. I also taught this subject as a long-term substitute at Oldham County High School. I often used my experience in Algebra I tutoring to help fill in background knowledge for the students.

Differential Equations

I am a teacher with experience from teaching 7th grade through 100-level college math courses. I just completed a Differential Equations course at the University of Louisville. We did first order and second order d.e.'s, using various methods. These methods included variation of parameters and reduction of order.

Geometry

Geometry is usually the first introduction to logic and clear communication in a math class by use of proofs. That is definitely something I used as a math major in college! It is a neat way to discover how objects in space work and relate to each other. I taught a year of Honors Geometry at Providence High School in Clarksville, IN.

Prealgebra

Learning about fractions, proportions and basic math "sentences" or expressions is a vital stepping stone into Algebra I. I enjoy the typical age of these students. I taught a summer camp at Wheatley Elementary for 5th and 6th graders (I was the academic coordinator), and this was the main emphasis.

Spanish

Spanish has been a very strong subject for me and opens up so many doors to people's hearts! I studied it in college, including a summer in Mexico. I am certified in the subject in KY and IN. I taught Spanish I and II at KCD, and Spanish I at Providence High School in Clarksville.

Study Skills

I was selected as the second top student in my graduating class at Georgetown College in 1997. My degree included two majors and a minor. Today I am going to graduate school part-time and manage a family with a husband and three boys all under age 9. Time is the most valuable thing we have. I believe I can help students manage it more effectively to reach their goals through some "tips" and by example.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a fascinating topic for me- especially identities! The skills must be mastered and practiced diligently for later success in math. I have taught a Trigonometry class as a long-term sub at Oldham County High School. The majority of my experience with this has been working at KCD in a summer camp for 13 years. I have worked with students directly as well as helped write up worksheets to reinforce the topic.

Georgetown College
U of L
Master's

Education

Georgetown College

U of L (Master's)

Awesome! — Rebecca is very knowledgeable and patient. My daughter's grade has dramatically improved! What a relief!! If my daughter falls behind next year I'll definitely be calling on Rebecca. ...

— Valerie, Jeffersonville, IN on 5/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

In the summer, the rate for jobs in Crestwood, Middletown, Prospect and so on is $45.00. The cancellation charge is $10.00 typically, and $20.00 for outlying areas. Please cancel by 9:00 pm.

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 15 miles of Jeffersonville, IN 47130.

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