Experienced, credentialed math teacher/tutor (Stanford/M.I.T. grad)
Experienced, credentialed math teacher/tutor (Stanford/M.I.T. grad)
The school year's in full swing! Feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help your student achieve his/her academic goals. I enjoy about working with students of all levels and abilities to help them become more proficient with math concepts and practices. With my guidance, students experience a boost in confidence and skill level, resulting in better grades and a better attitude towards math. Please do make sure that you are either within my 20 mile travel radius or are willing to work...
The school year's in full swing! Feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help your student achieve his/her academic goals. I enjoy about working with students of all levels and abilities to help them become more proficient with math concepts and practices. With my guidance, students experience a boost in confidence and skill level, resulting in better grades and a better attitude towards math. Please do make sure that you are either within my 20 mile travel radius or are willing to work with me online. My fall schedule is filling up, so if you have a particular day/time in mind, please do get in touch ASAP for the most scheduling flexibility. While tutoring in the S.F. Bay Area for 19 years, I have been a regular visitor to Ashland for 8 years and have at last been able to relocate here. I am so excited to meet and work with students in this beautiful area!
I have loved tutoring/teaching all levels of math (pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, precalculus, calculus) for over 18 years. I am a credentialed classroom teacher, but I love working one-on-one with students because it allows me to quickly figure out their learning style and to tailor my instruction to what works for them. I believe that it is necessary to teach math for understanding rather than having students memorizing procedures, and it is probably through my engineering background that I recognize that it is critical to break down problems and concepts into steps, the size of which depends directly on the needs of the student. I strongly believe that everyone can be successful at math, and my goal is to give students the tools and confidence they need to achieve success.
Rebecca has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Restored my son's confidence in math.
After a couple of tough years of math in middle school, my son started saying, "I'm just not meant to be good at math." This past year, Rebecca has been tutoring him, and it has made all the difference. Rebecca is a skilled teacher. She explains concepts clearly and easily zeros in on areas that need more attention. She is also kind and supportive - I can tell that she really cares about my son's success. He trusts her and looks forward to their sessions each week. We are grateful for her help.Terri, 86 lessons with Rebecca
Amazing Geometry teacher
Rebecca is a kind and understanding tutor, she strives hard for making a class worthwhile and maybe even fun. I've been working with her for a while with geometry and I have to say that she knows a wide range of those problems. We have gone through most of my first semester, and our class usually looks like me throwing out problems and Rebecca analyzing and explaining it thoroughly to me. I'm also very glad that she can almost answer all the questions in a heartbeat without preparing. For example, we often get POCs or some sort of extra assignment for every week and she explains it calmly to me. I am very happy about having an opportunity working with her!Hong, 8 lessons with Rebecca
Middle School Math
Rebecca did an excellent job developing a curriculum for my 7th grade daughter who is bored in her current class. She researched our schools standards and is helping her work through next years standards using an approach that encourages true learning and not just memorization.Heidi, 2 lessons with Rebecca
Best Math Teacher!
For the past year, my daughter studies math with Rebecca. Before having lessons with Rebecca, my daughter had a hard time to understand basic concepts about pre-algebra. Rebecca is very knowledgeable about all topics of math for K-12 grades and good at explaining the basic concepts based on the targeted students. She is very patient and tries to encourage the students to actively participate in the lesson. I am very happy to have a great tutor like her. I highly recommend her. She is the best math tutor I have ever met.Sunmi, 38 lessons with Rebecca
Expert, Calm, Supportive, Highly Knowledgeable Tutor
Rebecca was a godsend for our child - with her support he was not only able to get through Geometry successfully, but also able to really enjoy the course, which was wonderful to see given that math courses have been highly stressful for him in the past. Rebecca is a calm, highly expert, seasoned, patient tutor. Our son has great things to say about the value of his weekly hour with Rebecca. We are already planning to continue with her for Algebra 2 next year.Sarah, 13 lessons with Rebecca
Knowledgeable and Flexible Geometry Tutor
Rebecca stepped in a few months into my son's semester, and was instrumental in providing him with the help he needed to get back on track in geometry. In his accelerated class topics are covered quickly, and so it is easy for students to fall behind. Rebecca provided instruction and guidance in all the areas where he was struggling, often with little advance notice to her. She was also very flexible accommodating our schedules and arranging session times. I highly recommend Rebecca, and plan on using her for any geometry struggles my son might have in the future.Lisa, 12 lessons with Rebecca
We worked on Introductory Calculus; she is patient and an excellent listener and teacher. I will definitely take her again as a tutor, as she focuses on the students' needs and wants for their course and success.Aria, 1 lesson with Rebecca
Our 9th grade daughter started working with Rebecca shortly after the start of the school year and they've been meeting weekly since then. The sessions are an opportunity for my daughter to ask questions about topics she is covering in school that may not be entirely clear or to get ahead on upcoming topics. Rebecca is an excellent tutor. Even though she doesn't always know what topics my daughter will want to discuss before the sessions, Rebecca is able to teach the topic in a clear and concise, step-by-step way. It is clear that she has deep experience with different ways to approach topics and she will often introduce variants of homework questions to help solidify my daughter's understanding or push her thinking further.Brian, 28 lessons with Rebecca
Polite and Knowledgeable
Rebecca is a highly qualified and experienced math teacher. She tutored our daughter in geometry for a school year. Rebecca is very knowledgeable of the math curriculum and understands the problems that geometry students face. She was very patient in working through the problem solving process with our daughter and had a nice calm demeanor that our daughter welcomed at each session. Rebecca listened to our daughter’s questions and worked with her particular learning style. Our daughter felt relaxed around Rebecca and never felt nervous about asking questions. Our daughter asked to work with Rebecca this summer to review and prepare for Algebra 2 and Trigonometry next year. Rebecca is a gem and we/our daughter look forward to working with her again.Lourdes , 69 lessons with Rebecca
Ms. D. was a phenomenal Geometry tutor for my daughter. She immediately developed a wonderful rapport with my daughter and made difficult concepts easy for her to understand. She is trustworthy, what every parent desires for in a tutor. Her credentials are impeccable and she is tremendous. Moreover, she was able to the identify “opportunities for improvement” and help my daughter become a top performer in her class.Nicole, 32 lessons with Rebecca
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