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Rebecca M.

Biology tutor for college and high school

Biology tutor for college and high school

$55/hour

  • 3,112 hours tutoring

About Rebecca


Bio

I love teaching science because I absolutely love science, especially biology. I think it's the coolest thing ever, and if you asked my students they would say my enthusiasm is contagious! I try to make learning it fun by engaging a student's natural curiosity. Science is all around us, and I teach by relating abstract concepts to things we can experience every day. I will work with your child in her own learning style to help her reach maximum potential.

I have tutored students at the...

I love teaching science because I absolutely love science, especially biology. I think it's the coolest thing ever, and if you asked my students they would say my enthusiasm is contagious! I try to make learning it fun by engaging a student's natural curiosity. Science is all around us, and I teach by relating abstract concepts to things we can experience every day. I will work with your child in her own learning style to help her reach maximum potential.

I have tutored students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. As a high school biology teacher and a biological research scientist I have both a broad and deep understanding of science content and process as well as teaching training. It is one thing to understand, but an entirely different thing to be able to make someone else understand, and I am able to do both.

I have six years of experience in biomedical research at Bucknell, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and Vanderbilt. Through conducting research, I have developed strong critical thinking skills and the ability for creative problem solving. Biology is not just about learning facts but about learning how to think independently and ask questions.

In addition to my research experience, I am a licensed teacher in biology and chemistry and I have taught AP biology and honors biology for the last 3 years Summit High School. As the AP biology teacher, I helped my students achieve the highest pass rate and highest percentage of 4's and 5's in the county. My students also had above average growth on the TN State Biology End of Course exam.

I have a Master's of Science degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor's of science in cell biology/biochemistry from Bucknell University. I have six years of experience as a college teaching assistant for biology lab classes where I had a proven track record of helping my students succeed.


Education

Bucknell University
biochemistry
Vanderbilt University
Masters
Lipscomb University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: My cancellation fee is $40. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your lesson will be cancelled.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/25/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Biology

Biology

I absolutely love biology and getting to share it with others is such a great joy. I can work with you to help you learn the concepts in the way that you like to learn. Biology is all about making connections between ideas, and that's where a lot of students tend to struggle, but I have strategies that can address that. I am a licensed biology teacher and former research biologist. I have taught freshman biology honors (last year I had the highest growth in my department) and AP biology (last year I had the highest pass rate in my county). I was a cell biology/biochemistry major and I have a Master's degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University. As part of my course work I have taken classes in topics in every area of Biology. I have worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biology concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biology.

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Biology

Biology

I absolutely love biology and getting to share it with others is such a great joy. I can work with you to help you learn the concepts in the way that you like to learn. Biology is all about making connections between ideas, and that's where a lot of students tend to struggle, but I have strategies that can address that. I am a licensed biology teacher and former research biologist. I have taught freshman biology honors (last year I had the highest growth in my department) and AP biology (last year I had the highest pass rate in my county). I was a cell biology/biochemistry major and I have a Master's degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University. As part of my course work I have taken classes in topics in every area of Biology. I have worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biology concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biology.

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I absolutely love biochemistry! It is one of my favorite areas of science and I would love to help you with it. We can work on your problem sets and I can break down any concepts you are struggling with. I am a certified teacher in biology and chemistry and I taught AP and honors biology for the last 3 years. I also have experience tutoring and teaching at the college level. I was a cell biology/biochemistry major and I have a master's degree in biology from Vanderbilt. My undergraduate coursework focused specifically on biochemistry, and it is a passion of mine. I have also worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biochemistry concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biochemistry.
Biology,

Biology

I absolutely love biology and getting to share it with others is such a great joy. I can work with you to help you learn the concepts in the way that you like to learn. Biology is all about making connections between ideas, and that's where a lot of students tend to struggle, but I have strategies that can address that. I am a licensed biology teacher and former research biologist. I have taught freshman biology honors (last year I had the highest growth in my department) and AP biology (last year I had the highest pass rate in my county). I was a cell biology/biochemistry major and I have a Master's degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University. As part of my course work I have taken classes in topics in every area of Biology. I have worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biology concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biology.
Genetics

Genetics

I would love to help you with your genetics problem sets and help you break down concepts you are struggling with. I am an experienced tutor and teacher at both the college and high school levels. I was a teaching assistant at Vanderbilt and Bucknell for eight semesters and I am a licensed teacher in biology and chemistry 6-12. I have a Master's degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science in cell biology/biochemistry from Bucknell University. As part of my course work I have taken classes in topics in every area of Biology. I have worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biology concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biology.

Summer

Biology

Biology

I absolutely love biology and getting to share it with others is such a great joy. I can work with you to help you learn the concepts in the way that you like to learn. Biology is all about making connections between ideas, and that's where a lot of students tend to struggle, but I have strategies that can address that. I am a licensed biology teacher and former research biologist. I have taught freshman biology honors (last year I had the highest growth in my department) and AP biology (last year I had the highest pass rate in my county). I was a cell biology/biochemistry major and I have a Master's degree in biological sciences from Vanderbilt University. As part of my course work I have taken classes in topics in every area of Biology. I have worked as a biomedical researcher at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell University for a total of six years. I have an intimate understanding of biology concepts as well as the techniques used in the study of biology.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,322 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and confident

Rebecca was very clear and organized. She had a thorough knowledge of the subject and carefully went through every area where my daughter felt she needed clarification.

Emma, 7 lessons with Rebecca

Great tutor for AP Biology

She really understands the material well and is able to help me prepare for tests and quizzes. My grade has improved quite a bit since I started with her. She knows how to explain concepts that my teacher did not and then has me teach them back to her to be sure that I understand. I would highly recommend her.

Evan, 7 lessons with Rebecca

Great tutor for AP Biology

Rebecca knew exactly what topics my son needed to know and was very helpful. She reviewed concepts with him and then had him teach it back to her. He was very enthusiastic about her help and asked for more sessions ASAP. He says she is a much better instructor than his present teacher. Highly recommend her.

Leslie, 1 lesson with Rebecca

Meets him where he’s at

My son thinks the sessions have helped a lot. I appreciate Rebecca’s patience and encouragement with him. Last night after their lesson, he made flash cards (upon her suggestion) and is feeling much better about his AP Bio class.

Joanna, 3 lessons with Rebecca

Knowledgable and patient tutor.

She went over 2 lessons with me, including Mutation and DNA repair, and gene regulation. She simplified my notes for me to give me a better understanding. She provided me with pictures and diagrams to make the lessons more manageable.

Dianna, 4 lessons with Rebecca

AP Biology Tutor-- Excellent!

Rebecca did a very good job identifying strengths and weaknesses. She quickly developed a plan to improve knowledge and skills to attain the best results possible. Highly recommend. Thank you, Rebecca!

Scott, 15 lessons with Rebecca

Great with AP Bio

Fantastic lesson. Thank you so much. Amelia felt better prepared for class. Looking forward to next session and reporting back on recent test.

Tammy, 7 lessons with Rebecca

just what my daughter needed

After her first session, my daughter can tell that Rebecca is a seasoned teacher. I’m sure she will rock AP Bio with Rebecca’s help.

Tammy, 7 lessons with Rebecca

AP Bio last minute!

On short notice, Rebecca coordinated 2 days in a row for tutoring on cellular respiration and more. My high school age daughter’s understanding of the material improved dramatically and she brought her class grade up to an A because If Rebecca’s help for midterm exam prep. Moreover, she really knew how to impart an understanding that can last, not just a memorization of little facts. Can’t wait to book her again.

Melissa, 23 lessons with Rebecca
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