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$50/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Rebecca
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Literacy
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
Levels
  • All Levels

College professor and author with 25+ years of experience offers online English tutoring

Methodology

I teach English to struggling high school and college students and ESL students. My teaching method is based on the individual. Whether you learn best via videos, pictures, reading, or explanations, I've got you covered! Learning should be fun! I'm a college professor and author and have over 25+ years of teaching experience.

Background

I am a college professor and author, and I tutored college, ESL students during my undergrad years. I'm currently working on my 3rd graduate degree. I've taught all ages from children to adults in the arts, wellness, English, and more! I'm a creative teacher, and we will have fun together.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350
Lessons offered by Rebecca
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Literacy
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
Levels
  • All Levels

Rebecca's resume

Professor of Wellness & Sociology 
Southern New Hampshire University, 2018 - ongoing

Health Consultant: Offering education and consultations, online and in-person through Wild Wellness (concealed information) 2014 to present; 
Nutrition, Herbs, Sustainablity, Ecotherapy, Mindfulness, Child Development & Learning


Education 

MFA Student, Academy of Art University: 1/2019 to present

MS Herbalism, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2018
MA Liberal Studies/Ecopsychology, SUNY ESC 2014
Doctoral Classes in Clinical Psychology: Union Institute and University, Brattleboro VT (8/2011 to 12/2012) GPA 3.8
Graduate & Post- Baccalaureate Psychology Classes: SUNY and Sage Grad (2010 to 2011) GPA 4.0 BA (1997) PBC, Summa Cum Laude 3.9 GPA

Writing & Speaking Engagements

Author, How to Go (Almost) Zero Waste: Over 150 Steps to Sustainable Living at Home, School, Work and Beyond. Callisto Media. Published October 2020
Herbal Projects to do with Kids, Wild Ginger Herbal Center, December, 2020
Mindful Living Podcast Interview, December 2020
Paleo Magazine, regular herbal columnist, 2017-2019
Synergy, Monoterpenes, & Limonene: An Examination of Parts, Herbs Quarterly, Fall 2018
Certified Wildlife Habitats, Herbs Quarterly, Fall 2019
Herbs for Teens, Herbs Quarterly, Fall 2017
Summer Herbal Foraging, Herbs Quarterly, Summer 2018
Fire Cider for Immunity - Co-op Voice
Herbs for Immunity & Fire Cider Making - Honest Weight Food Co-op
Herbal Science, STEM Program, Albany Public Library
Natural Mood Boosting Remedies: What Does the Science Say? Honest Weight Food Co-op, 2017
Movement in Education Capital District Childcare Coalition Conference, 2015
Nature Based Education Capital District Childcare Coalition Conference, 2015


Prior Work Experience

Founder/Director, Playful Performing Arts: 2013 to 2019

Founder & Educational Director
Online Herbal Summer Camp and other seasonal, herbal, online education; over 100 participants from 6 continents in summer of 2016

Research Coordinator, SUNY Albany Habits and Lifestyles Laboratory: Randomized Controlled trial of MBSR for mixed anxiety/depression - examining acute stress responses and attentional allocation to emotion, funded by Mind & Life (1/2010 to 6/2011)
Screen potential study participants referred from a large pool of community resources
Coordinate with RAs and confederates to schedule participant lab sessions
Conduct lab sessions with study participants
Coordinate with MBSR therapists to facilitate all components of treatment
Administer and oversee Trier Social Stress Tests (TSSTs)
Train RA’s in lab procedures; coordinate with other labs for additional RA’s when needed
Gather, maintain, and analyze data and provide materials needed for sessions
Catalog saliva samples and coordinate with the bio lab according to Federal protocols

Manuscript Proofreading: (2010) For Dr. Mitch Earleywine, SUNY Albany
Real Estate Investor: (2010)
Buy foreclosed properties and wholesale them to cash buyers within four weeks
Analyze market for best deals to ensure four week turnaround time
Network with cash buyers, realtors, brokers and private sellers
Provide excellent customer service and ability to close sales

Real Estate Title Abstractor: (2006-2009 and 1998-2002) Self-employed
Researched public records to ensure clear title to properties
Guaranteed excellent attention to detail under a pressured 24-hour timeline
Group Coordinator: (2008) Waldorf inspired community educational resource
Ballet Teacher and Performing Artist: (1991-1992 and 2003-2005) Self-employed

Proofreading and Editing: (1997-1998) BT Publishing, Portland OR
Banking: (1996-1998) Wells Fargo, TELCO FCU, and AAA - Portland OR

Licenses and Certifications
2009 MAPS Foster/adoption certification
2000/2001 Real Estate License

Publications and Research
Food & Mood: A Qualitative Study in Individuals with Mood Disorders, (2012). Union Institute & University (potentially ongoing)
Van Dam, N.T., Hobkirk, A., Sheppard, S., Aviles-Andrews, R. & Earleywine, M. (2013). How does mindfulness reduce anxiety, depression, and stress? An exploratory examination of change processes in wait-list controlled, mindfulness meditation training. Mindfulness 4(2).
Van Dam, N.T., Hobkirk, A., Sheppard, S.C., Aviles, R., & Earleywine, M. (2011). A novel mindfulness-based intervention for mixed anxiety depression: Changes in symptoms occur via emotional stability, attentional allocation, and responses to acute stress. Poster presented at 8th annual Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, June 12th – 18th, 2011 Garrison, NY

Awards, Honours, Scholarships
1997: ABS Award and PBC Presidential Scholarship
1992: Mt Zion High School, valedictorian
1991: Ballet Magnificat summer program: full scholarship
1989: Completed Royal Academy of Dance lower grades with Honours (highest distinction possible)

Past Memberships
Mind & Life Summer Research Institute 2012
NYS Psychological Association
APA Student Affiliate

Volunteer Work
Various homeschool community programs, 2010- present
Hospice Volunteer: Trainee (2010)
Led an ecumenical city wide unity movement, Utica NY; (2000-2001)


Utica Immigration Center: taught $1 ballet lessons to immigrant children (2003)
Senior Class President, Portland Bible College (1997)
Peer counselor/mentor: For college and high school students (1992-2001)
International Student ESL Tutor (1992-1997)
Urban Progress Leader: Girls’ club for disadvantaged youth (1992-1993)
Building project assistant in Central Mexico (1992)
NYS Student Senate Forum Committee and NYS Department of Education Student Advisory Committee (1989)



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