Welcome to Rachel Becker Tutoring

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” 
 Anatole France 


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About Me

I received a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Education in 2005 and a Masters of Social Science with a Certification in Women's Studies in 2008. I completed an internship at the National Institute of Cancer in Bethesda at the National Institute of Health. 

 For four years, I designed and implemented curriculum for approximately a dozen classes as part of an after-school program for high school students. I have served as a guest speaker at several Universities on diverse topics.  I have taught numerous online courses offered locally, nationally, and internationally.   For the past several years, I have been working as a private academic tutor teaching a range of subjects including ACT/SAT preparation, AP American Government, AP English, AP Psychology, Study Skills, Algebra, Forensics, Biology.  My students have ranged from grades 2 through graduate school. I work with each student individually, to assess their learning style.  I like to approach teaching in a variety of ways, adapting my lessons to every student, as necessary. 
 
I have a fairly flexible schedule, and I am willing to work with students to create a schedule that is convenient and effective for them.  

Here are a few of the things I LOVE about my job:
-I've worked with students who have dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, Aspergers, hyperlexia, auditory processing disorder, and social-emotional processing disorder . With every one of these students, I have learned more and more about what these challenges mean and have figured out what techniques work best with each person's learning style.

-I get to tell nerdy jokes ("Two atoms were walking down the street when one of them said, 'Oh no! I just lost an electron!' The other atom turned to the first and said, 'Are you sure?' and he replied, 'I'm positive!' ") to help students better understand their work. These are jokes which I find personally amusing AND I get to tell them for a legitimate reason.

-I've had the opportunity to talk about politics on a regular basis with several of my students taking AP Gov. Having the opportunity to discuss current politics with people just beginning to understand the world around them is very rewarding.

-I get to learn new things all the time.

 

Services

You can count on Rachel to not only meet, but exceed your needs and requests. Learn more about the services I provide below, and let me know if you’d like more information about a specific offering.

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Math Tutoring

Elementary math 
Middle School Math
Geometry 
Algebra 1 
Algebra 2 
College Algebra
Trigonometry 
Statistics 


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Science Tutoring

Elementary Science
Middle School Science
Biology 
Chemistry 
Anatomy and Physiology 
Life Sciences
Earth Science 
Microbiology
Forensic Science


Student Writing

English Language/ Literature Tutoring

Essays
AP Literature 
AP English Language 
Citations
Creative Writing
Grammar
Media Literacy 
Persuasive Writing
Public Speaking
Reading Comprehension 
Research Techniqueues
Textual Analysis
Shakespeare


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Test Prep

SSAT 
ISEE
SAT 
ACT 
GED
GRE
LSAT
ACCUPLACER
AP Tests
Jurisprudence Exams 
CLEP

Whatever the subject, you're covered. Are you looking for tutoring in a specific area that you don't see here? Get in touch with me to find out if I can help.  There are numerous topics with which I have experience which are not listed here.  Contact me now.

Subjects Covered:

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension

AP Art History
ASWB Social Work Licensing Exam

College Algebra

TOEFL

College Political Science

PSAT Mathematics

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

ACCUPLACER Language Use

ACCUPLACER Write

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ACT

ACT Aspire

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

AP Biology

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Research

AP Seminar

AP US History

Academic Coaching

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement

African-American History

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

American Sign Language

Anatomy & Physiology

Ancient and Medieval Heritage

Anthropology

Arithmetic

Art

Art History

Audition Prep

Biology

Business

Business Ethics

CLEP

CLEP American Government

CLEP American Literature

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP Biology

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

CLEP Human Growth and Development

CLEP Humanities

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Introductory Sociology

CLEP Social Sciences and History

CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

COMPASS Mathematics

COMPASS Reading

COMPASS Writing Skills

Civics

College Application Essay

College Biology

College Business

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

College Level American Literatur

College World History

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

DAT Reading Comprehension

Earth Science

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Environmental Science

Essay Editing

European History

Fiction Writing

GED

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

GRE Subject Test in Biology

GRE Subject Test in Literature in English

GRE Subject Tests

GRE Verbal

General Biology

Geometry

Gifted

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing

History

IB Biology

IB Extended Essay

IB Film

IB History

IB Language A: Language and Literature

IB Language A: LiteratureApproved

IB Language B

IB Literature and Performance

IB Philosophy

IB Psychology

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science

IB Theatre

IB World Religions

ISEE

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry
Jurisprudence Exam - Social Work (NASW)

Languages

Life Sciences

Literature

Math
Microsoft PowerPoint

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music

PARCC

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Persuasive Writing

Philosophical Ethics
Photography
Police Academy 

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Psychology

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Writing and Language

SSAT

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Science

Shakespeare

Social Networking

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Social Work

Sociology

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills And Organization

Summer Tutoring

TEAS

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

US Constitutional History

US History

Vocabulary

World Civilization

World History

World Literature

World Religions

Writing

 

Rachel is very easy to talk to, she listens to me and structures the hour around  my goals for that week. 
 
Honestly, I like that she gives me homework because it holds me accountable every week.   
 
Her writing exercises were so helpful- I was very prepared for the essay portion of the exam.
                                           -Ashley

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 After taking the ACT test for the first time my daughter was looking for some kind of tutoring or help sessions to improve her scores. Rachel was recommended by a friend and it made a world of a difference.Rachel inmmediately focused in my daughter's weak areas. Following two months of twice weekly hours sessions her scores improved tremendously. Rachel's fee was very reasonable and she was very accomodating with the schedule. I would not hesitate to call her again to help my younger children.
                                                                     -Nahir 

 

Anna took the SAT for a final time in September and scored a 1540, in the 99.8 percentile.  She only got one math question on the entire test wrong. Truly remarkable. She has qualified as a national merit semifinalist and is going to complete the application to become a finalist. Thank you again for all your help. Anna is so proud of herself.  It is quite an honor.  

Take care and thank you again,

Nicole 

 

"Rachel deserves 10 stars!!
She's helped one of my kids
come up at least a letter
grade, and in a few cases, two
letter grades in just 3
sessions! The other child
benefits from her
understanding of her learning
disability. She's outstanding in
every way. "

– Mikayil (9th) and Layla (7th) Seddiki, 

 

THANK YOU doesn't seem to say enough for the help you provided to all 3 of our boys. You are truly a wonderful, kind, and caring person. We are so grateful for YOU and all of your help and patience. 


Please keep in touch! 

Thanks again!

Tracey & Doug

 

Rachel Becker is an awesome tutor!  My son took the SAT and ACT tests "cold turkey"  and needed some help to improve his scores the second time around.  Rachel spent 2 hours/day for 4 days with him and he improved his ACT by 4 points and his SAT by 100 points!  She was kind and patient and knew how to help him with his specific needs.  I highly recommend Rachel Becker.  
                                        -Claudia 

 
 

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FAQ's

Canellation Policy:
       I require 24 hours notice for canceled lessons.  The exceptions to this 24 hour policy are: illness (if a student is sick, I would rather they stay home and get well, instead of exposing me to whatever they have), emergencies (if there is a car accident, or some other emergency, I realize that 24 hours notice is most likely not going to be possible), inclement weather (if the roads are dangerous, and/or the schools are closed due to weather, students are free to let me know that they cannot make it to our lesson).  Each student gets one "oops".  In other words, if they just forget to give me notice, or wind up spacing out and not attending a lesson, I will not charge them the first time.  Thereafter, I charge 1/2 of my regular lesson fee for late cancellations/no shows. 

 

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