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Rebecca

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I have been working with children and teaching a variety of subjects and ages for about fifteen years. I became a certified K-12 French teacher after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and I recently got my Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. During my time at IUP I studied abroad in Nancy, France and completed an internship teaching English to elementary school French students. I have taught French ranging from introductory levels to CHS (college in high school) and have tutored French students of all ages in basic vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and more. While at Pitt, I worked on acquisition of language, including some course work and tutoring in English as a Second Language.

In addition to French, I was a fifth grade teacher for three years, where I taught subjects such as math, history, geography, literature, language arts, spelling, and writing. I have worked with students on problem-solving and test-prep specifically in math and language arts.

I love working one-on-one with students and discovering the individual differences that exist within each learner. I pride myself in treating my students with patience, professionalism, and most importantly, respect. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and strive to pass my love of learning along to my students.

Rebecca’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus - Bachelors, French Education

Graduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Masters, Education

Hobbies

Singing, knitting, and hiking

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

Algebra

Arithmetic

College English

Conversational French

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School English

Homework Support

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

Reading

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all students, regardless of age, ability, and motivation, have the ability to learn and be successful. I believe in treating students with respect. Everyone learns differently, and those differences should be valued.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During a typical first session I would get to know some of the basics about the student such as interests, reason for being here, strengths, goals, and learning style. I would tell a bit about myself as well and jump into some work so that we can establish a baseline.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I encourage my students to think through answers rather than feeding them information. I stress the importance of the process over the end result, which will help them much more in the future.