Rebecca R.


Rebecca R.

Tutor

Washington, DC 20017

Will travel 15 miles

$70 per hour.

4.98 132 ratings

Experienced Math/Science teacher and tutor (elementary - undergrad)

Hi! I love to teach because I love knowing more about how the world works, and transitioned from wet bench biochemical research to education so that my students could have a taste of what that exploration is like. For five years, I taught 6th-9th grade general science and biology. My time was split between both public and private schools in New York City and Washington, DC. Between being a TA in college and tutoring professionally, I also have over five years of tutoring experience (prim... [more]


Algebra 1

WyzAnt approved for Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1, and Reading/Vocab (which can impact mathematical understanding). Working contractually with the NYC Department of Education, I tutored pre-Algebra through Algebra 2/Trig. I have tutored my own science students to supplement gaps in foundational math discovered through their work in my classes.


Algebra 2


Biology

WyzAnt qualified in Biology and Reading/Vocabulary (often related to difficulties in science). I worked in neuroendocrinology research at the Salk Institute and have taught middle school general science (grades 6-8) and NY Regents level Biology.


Chemistry


Prealgebra

WyzAnt approved for Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1, and Reading/Vocab (which can impact mathematical understanding). Working contractually with the NYC Department of Education, I tutored pre-Algebra through Algebra 2/Trig. I have tutored my own science students to supplement gaps in foundational math discovered through their work in my classes.


Physical Science


Genetics

I successfully completed a Genetics course in my undergraduate program. Subsequently, I taught Mendelian genetics as part of the Regents level Living Environment curriculum in New York City. Introductory genetics (conceptual understanding that some traits are passed from parent to offspring, mitosis, meiosis, DNA structure, etc) was also included in my middle school general science curriculum.


Regents

I taught Regents level Living Environment during my tenure as a New York City public school teacher. I am familiar with both the classroom curriculum as well as the required lab components that students are accountable for on the exam. In addition, I taught after-school and Saturday Regents review classes as well as graded the completed exams. While my professional familiarity is with the Living Environment Regents, I am also comfortable helping students review for the Earth Science Regents.