Over 200 tutoring hours

Rebecca G.

Seabrook, TX

$50/hour

Encouraging ESL, TOEFL, K-6, SAT/ACT and Turkish teacher/tutor

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Background check passed as of 7/15/13
5.0 average from 92 ratings
Great tutor!
— Rei, Houston, TX on 11/3/15

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LSU Shreveport
Education- ESL concentration
University of Louisiana- Monroe
Master's

Education

LSU Shreveport (Education- ESL concentration)

University of Louisiana- Monroe (Master's)

About Rebecca

I have always loved watching a student's face when things finally click for them and they begin to understand something that has been confusing them.

My experience with ESL, TOEFL and other standardized tests:

I spent two semesters teaching ESL as a student teacher in Bangalore, India, and 3 years teaching ESL to adults and 4th and 5th grades in Ankara, Turkey. I worked full-time for an intensive English program for the past 7 years, first as an instructor, and later as a program administrator, with a program focused on academic English for university bound students, so preparing students for college level work is a specialty. I also regularly teach students general standardized test taking skills, score well on standardized tests myself, and worked for 2 years as an iBT TOEFL speaking rater.

My experience with K-12 students and university writing:

I worked with students age 5-17 in all subjects through the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home. Most students were semesters behind in school from family circumstances, and many had learning disabilities like ADHD and dyslexia. I later worked as a writing consultant for college students in my senior year at the LSU-Shreveport University Writing Center.

I currently work as the Learning Specialist supervising the Academic Coaching program with the University of Houston- Clear Lake. I work with students who are performing well and want to perfect certain skills, international students adjusting to a culturally different education system, and many students with physical, emotional, or learning related challenges.

I am open to any subject K-6, English/literature/writing or social sciences 7-12, English/literature/writing at the high school level, TOEFL/IELTS/SAT verbal and writing test prep, and any level or age of ESL, formal or informal. I am excellent with accent reduction/correction; I have taken a professional and academic interest in phonology.

I am also fluently bilingual; my second language is Turkish and my level is near-native. I regularly teach spoken and written Turkish as a Second Language to people of various levels and backgrounds, and am also available to work on reading and writing for native speaking children who attend school in English and need to become literate in Turkish.

I have a Master's in Education with an ESL concentration. About half of my courses are specifically focused on ESL, the other half come from general K-12 education.

Please contact me if I can assist you or your child with your English or Turkish, preparing for an exam, or catching up/getting ahead in school.
I have always loved watching a student's face when things finally click for them and they begin to understand something that has been confusing them.

My experience with ESL, TOEFL and other standardized tests:

I spent two
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

I am happy to offer a rate of $45/hr for lessons in 2 or 3-hr blocks for non-TOEFL. I can also adjust rates where little or no lesson prep is needed, such as homework help vs pre-planned teaching.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Seabrook, TX 77586
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Rei, Houston, TX on 11/3/15

"Excellent Tutor!!!"

- Adam, League City, TX on 4/11/15

"Fantastic all around!"

- Adrienne, Galveston, TX on 9/12/14

"Very dependable, with loads of people skills as well as knowledge"

- Gary, Deer Park, TX on 3/15/14

"An excellent tutor you could have"

- Jessica, Houston, TX on 8/15/13

"If you need high TOEFL speaking scores, Rebecca can help."

- Maria, League City, TX on 11/21/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL, Turkish
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction,including special education coursework. Experienced in tutoring elementary students in standard K-6 curriculum: phonics, handwriting, reading, writing, spelling, social studies, math and science.

Elementary Math

I can help your child to visualize math through creative use of hands-on activities and pictures. I struggled in math in later elementary school and junior high, which gives me empathy for students having a difficult time in math, but also gives me a better understanding of how they are more likely to approach and understand math. I have 3 years experience working with elementary and junior high students in math, from remedial to honor roll students.

English

I have a knack for breaking down grammar and presenting it in a way that makes sense. I have taught and tutored common high school and college literature over the years, leading students through the process of analyzing characters and motives, imagery and symbolism. I regularly work with students struggling in spelling, introducing them to sets of works with the same spelling to help increase their understanding and retention. I work with students regularly to improve their writing through learning to form and check for complete sentences, capitalization, punctuation, adequate transitions, and logical organization.

ESL/ESOL

I am a highly experienced, qualified, and effective ESL instructor. My objective is to not only correct and teach students, but teach them methods of correcting and practicing by themselves so that ultimately they are responsible for their own learning and can keep improving their language skills in everyday life outside the classroom. I have worked with children, business professionals, and young adults preparing for university for the last 13 years, and teach for the ESL program on the campus of UHCL. Pronunciation is probably my favorite area (I can work miracles with an accent if you're willing to work hard!), but I help many students improve in every area- listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Grammar

Grammar Queen! I have worked for many years as an instructor or program director in English as a Second Language. My training and teaching experience have caused me to develop an unusual level of understanding the "how" and "why" of grammar, and I can explain it in an easy, logical format for anyone. If you need help with grammar for speaking purposes (such as speeches and presentations) or writing (essays and research papers), contact me through Wyzant and I'd love to discuss how I can help you.

Phonics

I have experience teaching letters and corresponding sounds, consonant blends, diphthongs, spelling and sound pattern to students of all ages, native and non-native speakers of English alike.

Study Skills

I have experience developing study skills in students of all ages, including skills in organization, note taking, memory aids, pre-reading and scanning text, self-assessment, prioritizing tasks and time management.

Turkish

I have experience teaching beginning to intermediate level Turkish as a second language, including listening and speaking skills, as well as formal and informal writing.

LSU Shreveport
Education- ESL concentration
University of Louisiana- Monroe
Master's

Education

LSU Shreveport (Education- ESL concentration)

University of Louisiana- Monroe (Master's)

Great tutor! — I can speak very little English. We have a conversation about various topics in addition to an exercise of the pronunciation in her lesson. She is a very good tutor hearing my story patiently. ...

— Rei, Houston, TX on 11/3/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

I am happy to offer a rate of $45/hr for lessons in 2 or 3-hr blocks for non-TOEFL. I can also adjust rates where little or no lesson prep is needed, such as homework help vs pre-planned teaching.

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 30 miles of Seabrook, TX 77586.