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Rebecca S.

Reno, NV

$50/hour

Experienced and Patient Math Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/16/15
4.8 average from 14 ratings
Very well organized knowledgeable and patient.
— Eric, Reno, NV on 2/3/17

$50/Hour


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McGill University
Physics
u of utah
Master's

Education

McGill University (Physics)

u of utah (Master's)

About Rebecca

I started tutoring the summer after 7th grade. The principal of my Junior High asked me to tutor a student in my class over summer vacation. My career was born. Both my parents were educators. My father was a Physics professor and my mother was a high school librarian.

I have a degree in Physics from McGill University in Montreal. I had to take a lot of math classes along with the physics classes. Also I have a masters degree in Architecture. I taught Middle School Math, High School Math and A P Physics for 9 years at a private school in Utah. I then left my career to be a stay at home Mom for 15 years and raise my kids. I tutored the neighbor kids and friends' children during the years I was home being a Mom. I have been back tutoring as a job for 6 years now and love the time I get to spend with my students.

I have now taught first grade math to college Calculus. I have tutored many, many students in preparation for SATs, ACTs, and the Proficiency Test. I have tutored for the test for prep school. I am experienced in all high school math classes. I believe my favorite is tutoring for SATs. The questions are more challenging and raising kids' scores on the tests is gratifying.

I really enjoy working with students and watching them succeed. I know that my tutoring works because the students get over their math insecurity. They learn that they can succeed and that raises their confidence level to the point where they no longer need a tutor. That is when I know I've done my job well.
I started tutoring the summer after 7th grade. The principal of my Junior High asked me to tutor a student in my class over summer vacation. My career was born. Both my parents were educators. My father was a Physics professor and my mother was a high school librarian.

I have a degree in Physics from McGill University in Montreal. I had
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Reno, NV 89509
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very well organized knowledgeable and patient."

- Eric, Reno, NV on 2/3/17
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics, PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SSAT
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I tutored at a tutoring center for five years. My main area of teaching was for the ACT the SAT tests. The questions on the ACT are less difficult than the SAT but require a broader range of knowledge. They are also a little more predictable and therefore are easier to prepare for. I thoroughly enjoy having students feel prepared to take the ACT.

Algebra 1

I am a former Algebra teacher.

Algebra 2

I have been teaching or tutoring Algebra 2 for 30+ years. I am familiar with all the changes that have come about over the last few years.

Prealgebra

I taught pre algebra, algebra, geometry, and trig/calculus at a private school in Salt Lake City. I have been tutoring them all for many years since I left teaching in a classroom.

Precalculus

I tutored Pre-Calculus last term and my student earned an A.

SAT Math

I have spent the last 5 years tutoring primarily in SAT prep. I like the variety of the questions and the challenge of thinking that the SAT requires.

Trigonometry

I taught trigonometry in high school.

McGill University
Physics
u of utah
Master's

Education

McGill University (Physics)

u of utah (Master's)

Very well organized knowledgeable and patient.

Covered a lot of math quickly and is able to come up with her own examples of problems to help show ideas, even for areas that are not taught much. She is extremely well organized and this helps make the session go efficiently.

— Eric, Reno, NV on 2/3/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 12 miles of Reno, NV 89509.