Over 20 tutoring hours

Rebekah G.

Pittsburgh, PA

$45/hr

English and Health

In-person lessons
Replies in 17 hours
Background check passed as of 12/6/10
4.7 Avg. Rating
 
 
28 Ratings
 
 
17hrs Response Time
Great Tutor
— Eric, California, PA on 5/8/11

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California University of PA
English and Sec. Ed.
Oxford Seminars
Other
Holistic Healer's Academy
Other

Education

California University of PA (English and Sec. Ed.)

Oxford Seminars (Other)

Holistic Healer's Academy (Other)

About Rebekah

My name's Rebekah and I'm an English teacher (specializing in ESL) and a health practitioner, though I have experience teaching many different subjects over the years as a professional teacher, instructor, professor, minister and tutor. At this time, I work as a teacher and professor in the holistic health field and as an instructor in the mental health field (teaching mostly basic academics to special needs individuals). I primarily use WyzAnt to connect with those needing English as a Second Language, English writing or SAT help.

I'm a very enthusiastic, creative, personable and dedicated person. I'm excited to help other people understand material better and really look forward to those moments when my students "get it." I've learned that by modeling high standards and joy over learning, most students will catch on to that and take it on themselves. The fact that I'm simply not able to give up on people and have an incurable optimism is helpful too.

I am only interested in students who are willing to work hard to excel (as most are by nature) and would love to hear from you. Please inquire if you or your student is struggling or has been labeled "unteachable." I have a certain passion for seeing the "hopeless" blossom.
My name's Rebekah and I'm an English teacher (specializing in ESL) and a health practitioner, though I have experience teaching many different subjects over the years as a professional teacher, instructor, professor, minister and tutor. At… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I do require at least an hour lesson from a student if I'm going to travel more than a half hour to them, and an hour and a half lesson for students living 45 minutes or further away.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Eric, California, PA on 5/8/11

"Very Helpful"

- Mary, Monongahela, PA on 10/29/11

"A patient and great tutor "

- Henghao, Pittsburgh, PA on 7/26/11
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Nutrition,
Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Religion
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I was brought up from birth onward to teach the Bible. I completed my fist ordained minister-ship (after many years of study) in November 2008, a second ordination as Reverend in a totally different branch of Christianity in 2014, and an ordination amongst the Knight's Templar in 2013. I've had literally 20 years of education and experience teaching the subject (and can provide references as needed).

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with ESL for many years, starting when I was fourteen. My first experience with ESL was when a friend of mine started taking me on her Bible studies with Chinese immigrants. These were basically lessons in learning English reading and writing using Bible topics. It is a fast-learning method that starts with the letters used most often in the English language, then words you can use with those letters, and so on. It taught reading and writing at the same time. I found this method to be very effective, and still use it with some of my current Chinese students.

I also graduated from Oxford Seminars ESL certification program last summer. We learned many different ways of teaching ESL, using games, ways to make book work more interesting, etc. It was very intense but I had a great teacher. I've used some of these techniques with one student so far, who has been greatly satisfied.

Nutrition

I actually started learning about nutrition when I started working for a nutrition company back in 2008 thorough company trainings. Since then, I've also studied nutrition at Ashford University where I will receive my upcoming BA in Complementary and Alternative Health. I've also been working with nutrition as a Holistic Practitioner since 2010.

Public Speaking

I've been giving public presentations since I was very young (7 years old), when my mother encouraged me to sign up for a program "for developing ability as a speaker and a teacher", as the program still claims today. It is an excellent program offered through our place of worship that has prerequisite lessons that teach a person how to listen to students and speakers, how to do research, how to write "talks" or presentations, etc. After those lessons are completed, students have to complete 53 lessons in various aspects of public speaking. Students do this by studying provided material on the topic, then writing a presentation (there are no outlines for these, only an assigned topic and title, and no provided research), then actually demonstrating what they learned by giving the presentation. When a student completes those lessons, they can start the list again, or opt out of the program. I don't intend to leave it- especially after the college classes I've taken in public speaking (I've been very disappointed with secular education in this subject).

I've used what I've learned (and continue to learn) well. I taught my first public class at the age of 14, and have given presentations in front of the community and on various topics at high schools and universities. I taught a workshop for public speaking abilities, and currently oversee all public speaking matters for a local non-profit organization.

I always make reviewing my presentation an option for the attendees and have yet to receive a negative review on my speaking ability.

To summarize, my qualifications boil down to intense private schooling, public secular schooling at the university level, and extensive experience in various related fields/settings. I am able to provide references.

Religion

I've been working in a number of religious fields most of my life. I was educated, trained and ordained as a Christian Minister, a Christian Reverend in another branch of Christianity, and as a Priestess in a Christian branch of the Knight's Templar. I'm also trained in Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Shamanism from two different traditions (Native American and Celtic). I am also in the process of being trained in several pagan paths, including Wicca. Other than that, my work has taken me to the hearts of many people's faith and I've come out with a great deal of understanding and knowledge I'm happy to share with anyone who wants to learn about it.

California University of PA
English and Sec. Ed.
Oxford Seminars
Other
Holistic Healer's Academy
Other

Education

California University of PA (English and Sec. Ed.)

Oxford Seminars (Other)

Holistic Healer's Academy (Other)

Great Tutor — To start with, Rebekah met me on a really short notice (an hour), and tutored two for one kinda deal. My sister and I both needed help, and she said she'd normally charge us for two people, but since we're both students, she only charged us for one to help us out. In an hour, she was able to help us both re-write the papers totally. She helped me with time (like, past, present, future), and she ta ...

— Eric, California, PA on 5/8/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I do require at least an hour lesson from a student if I'm going to travel more than a half hour to them, and an hour and a half lesson for students living 45 minutes or further away.

Travel policy

Rebekah will travel within 30 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

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