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Rebecca S.

Duke University Bach of Science experience in mentorship and education

Duke University Bach of Science experience in mentorship and education

$60/hour

  • 341 hours tutoring

About Rebecca


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Top 10% Tutor on Wyzant in 2020!
My experience and love for teaching comes from working at a summer camp for the past 4 years, where I got the chance to work with campers ages 8 to 16 for 7 weeks, building self-confidence and teaching life skills. I love learning, and am passionate about passing that love on to others through hands-on, personalized engagement with material. I am a successful student and helped many others from middle school to college ages pass their classes and improve their...

Top 10% Tutor on Wyzant in 2020!
My experience and love for teaching comes from working at a summer camp for the past 4 years, where I got the chance to work with campers ages 8 to 16 for 7 weeks, building self-confidence and teaching life skills. I love learning, and am passionate about passing that love on to others through hands-on, personalized engagement with material. I am a successful student and helped many others from middle school to college ages pass their classes and improve their grades. I am especially interested in life sciences, but also love history and writing.
I am kind, excited, organized, professional, and compassionate. Through my experience as a camp counselor, I have learned how to make learning enjoyable for students of many ages, how to meet people where they are and set reasonable but high expectations, and how to inspire respect without being too strict or patronizing. I take my commitments seriously, and am very responsive and diligent.
I love science, especially life sciences. I have a vast range of experience, from top grades in classes at the university level, to experience with field research in animal behavior. I have done independent research in conservation and behavior in Madagascar and at the Duke Lemur Center. I have received no lower than an A- in any science class I have ever taken, including AP Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Microbiology, Sociobiology, Psychology, Human Cognitive Evolution, Primate Field Biology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and Ecology.
Strong, persuasive writing ability is essential to being a successful student and citizen. I enjoy editing student papers, sharing good writing, and engaging in many subjects including history, science, fiction, and critical response. I am well-versed in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. I would love to help students with their college essays (note: I am not qualified to discuss college strategies or FAFSA, etc); I was a very successful college applicant myself with acceptances at Duke, Rice, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and more.


Education

Duke University
Evolutionary Anthro

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  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: $85 per hour for groups; If personalized curriculum development is requested, I charge at a half-rate for that preparation time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Experience as a natural sciences counselor for elementary aged students at summer camp Experience as a biology tutor at high school and college levels Evolutionary Anthropology major, biology minor at Duke University
Reading,

Reading

Worked with elementary-aged learners in a summer camp setting A's in all English classes through the university level Engaging and fun material and teaching style caters to younger students
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

Worked with elementary-aged learners in a summer camp setting A's in all English classes through the university level Engaging and fun material and teaching style caters to younger students
Writing,

Writing

AP Language and Composition, AP Literature (5) A's in all writing/English classes at the high school and university level 36 in ACT Writing Section Peer essay reviewer Experience with scientific report writing
English, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I have Top grades (As, A+s) in Evolutionary Anthropology 101, Human Cognitive Evolution, and Sociobiology, as well as any other Anthropology classes taken. Experience in anthropological research at the Duke Lemur Center and in Madagascar.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

5 in AP Government and Politics As in all government and public policy classes at the high school and university level Experience with political writing and interpretation
World History,

World History

5 AP World History 5 AP Biology As in all history and biology classes at the high school and university level, including microbiology, genetics and evolution, tropical ecology, biology, and organic chemistry
American History, Social Studies

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

100 in AP Bio class 5 AP Bio Exam As in all Biology classes through the university level Biology minor at Duke University Experience with real-world animal research in captivity and in the wild
Reading,

Reading

Worked with elementary-aged learners in a summer camp setting A's in all English classes through the university level Engaging and fun material and teaching style caters to younger students
Writing,

Writing

AP Language and Composition, AP Literature (5) A's in all writing/English classes at the high school and university level 36 in ACT Writing Section Peer essay reviewer Experience with scientific report writing
English, Spelling

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

100 in AP Bio class 5 AP Bio Exam As in all Biology classes through the university level Biology minor at Duke University Experience with real-world animal research in captivity and in the wild
Reading,

Reading

Worked with elementary-aged learners in a summer camp setting A's in all English classes through the university level Engaging and fun material and teaching style caters to younger students
Writing,

Writing

AP Language and Composition, AP Literature (5) A's in all writing/English classes at the high school and university level 36 in ACT Writing Section Peer essay reviewer Experience with scientific report writing
English

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

5 in AP Government and Politics As in all government and public policy classes at the high school and university level Experience with political writing and interpretation

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I have Top grades (As, A+s) in Evolutionary Anthropology 101, Human Cognitive Evolution, and Sociobiology, as well as any other Anthropology classes taken. Experience in anthropological research at the Duke Lemur Center and in Madagascar.
Biology,

Biology

100 in AP Bio class 5 AP Bio Exam As in all Biology classes through the university level Biology minor at Duke University Experience with real-world animal research in captivity and in the wild
Ecology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

100 in AP Bio class 5 AP Bio Exam As in all Biology classes through the university level Biology minor at Duke University Experience with real-world animal research in captivity and in the wild
Reading,

Reading

Worked with elementary-aged learners in a summer camp setting A's in all English classes through the university level Engaging and fun material and teaching style caters to younger students
Writing

Writing

AP Language and Composition, AP Literature (5) A's in all writing/English classes at the high school and university level 36 in ACT Writing Section Peer essay reviewer Experience with scientific report writing

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Satisfied student

My teenager has only had two lessons with Rebecca S. so far, but she has really liked them both. My interactions with Rebecca have been very professional, she understands my student's needs and seems to be on her way to addressing them.

Seth, 4 lessons with Rebecca

Abby is an Outstanding Tutor!

Abby helped me with: Biological Anthropology • Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and associated equations. • The Science of Anthropology • The History of Evolutionary Thought and Natural Selection • Mendelian Genetics • Chromosomes and Genes • Protein Synthesis and Cell Division • Forces of Evolution and Population Genetics

Eddie, 7 lessons with Rebecca

AP Bio

Got caught up to where I needed to be in class with one session. Helped me review past topics from biology and connect to what I’m learning now in AP Biology. Very helpful and nice!

Ella, 1 lesson with Rebecca

great first lesson

Was a great first lesson for my daughter. She really enjoyed it. We'll definitely continue in the future. Thank you!

Sunju, 2 lessons with Rebecca
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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Response time: 3 hours