Rebecca Hull
Syracuse, NY
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Rebecca Hull

Rebecca H.

Syracuse, NY
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Middle School, High School, College
I help students create their best work by helping them formulate a thesis, write a 5 paragraph essay, utilize critical thinking, and create a powerful essay. I work with students on their academic writing or on their college applications, helping them craft a powerful personal statement and/or supplemental essays so that they can stand out!

About Rebecca H.

Hi-I have been working with students for more than five years-mostly face to face but have recently moved to online lessons. I believe that each student I work with has the potential to achieve greatness. If they are preparing for the ACTs/SATs, I make sure that my students know that these tests are important for college, but that the numbers should not define them and they should always remember that. I work with each student to understand his/her learning styles and then adapt my teaching style to fit his/her needs. I always see great progress with my students on the college prep tests (ACT and SAT), and it is always a pleasure to hear their results. I also really enjoy working with students helping them figure out where they want to spend their college years. I enjoy working with them on the common application and especially on their college essays.

I graduated from Yale with a BA in English and from Columbia University with an MBA in Marketing/Finance and worked in the corporate world for over twenty years. I became an entrepreneur and have loved the life I have led-I have raised four (now grown) children, and have a dog (large labradoodle who likes to sail) and a husband.

I truly enjoy working with students and love seeing their progress and the confidence that their progress gives them.

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Anna G.
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Posted Jun 25, 2020
Jake S.
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We really enjoy Becky as a writing tutor for our 13 year old son! She gets kids and figures out what interests them and gets them to write about topics that they are passionate about! Highly recommend for kids!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Catherine
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I can't say enough about the knowledge and support Rebecca provided for my daughter while preparing for college exams. Rebecca offered test insights and clues to breakdown difficult passages and tricky answers - boosting my daughter's scores significantly! Happy to share that my daughter is accepted by her first choice college. Rebecca is professional, tenacious, positive and a joy to work with. Wish I could give her 10 stars!

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Andrew
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Very helpful, nice, and professional!

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Mario
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Becky was a tremendous help to my twin boys when it came to SAT prep. With her guidance and teaching, both scored over 1500 on their SATs. Their English scores were above 750, highly recommended!!!

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Kristen
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Becky was great with my son. He learned great strategies and made significant improvements on his English section of SAT. He really enjoyed working with her as well. She was really great also with bounce ideas and helping make correction with his essays. I would highly recommend Becky as a tutor!

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Edward
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Becky was instrumental in our son’s admission into an Ivy League undergraduate business school. Her suggestions for his essays were outstanding. His original topic was problematic and Becky was able to provide ideas that culminated in a fascinating essay. I would certainly trust Becky with this stressful endeavor.

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Jeannete
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Excellent teacher Who is able to provide excellent support for students with all types of learning styles.

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Dawn
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Becky has been tutoring my daughter for about a year and half for ACT prep (Reading, English, Science and Essay), college app essays, general essays and papers for school assignments and now scholarship essays. She has been extremely supportive to my daughter throughout the college application process in many ways. With her knowledge and expertise, her flexibility with meeting times and location (either at Breakaway Prep or FaceTime/Skype), following up with my daughter, her communication with me on progress being made and the well being of my daughter, the wonderful relationship she has with my daughter and her overall kindness has made our tutoring experience a superior one. My daughter absolutely loves her. I think she truly respects her because she balances encouragement, teaching the information so that my daughter can absorb the content, asks that my daughter work before they get together to make the most of their time, and ju

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Emily
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Becky did a great job helping my daughter transform her college essay from mediocre to outstanding. My daughter truly enjoyed working with Becky. Becky’s feedback and suggestions were invaluable.

Posted Feb 23, 2020
Michael
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Amazing experience for my daughter and myself. Organized and focused assistance with excellent results. Can't go wrong with Ms. Hull.

Posted Feb 23, 2020

Experience

College Prep Advisor/Test Prep Tutor
Aug 2014 - Present

Breakaway Prep

Test Prep and College Counseling Company located in Mendham NJ. Worked with dozens of high school students on academics, test prep (English, Science and Reading ACT, Writing &Language and Reading SAT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE) to help them get accepted to the schools of their choice. Specialize in helping students navigate application process.

Co-Founder
Feb 2009 - Dec 2014

B.I.G. Believe, Inspire, Grow

Co-Founder of empowerment organization for entrepreneurial minded women. Developed and managed programs and processes enabling B.I.G. to grow from one to thirty pods across six states and over 2000 members Handled all day to day transactions including member management, website management, financial management, content creation, and leader training. Developed program initiatives to build and retain membership and create awareness, including management of paid affiliate programs to increase profitability.

Independent Consultant
Jan 2004 - Jul 2005

MasterCard International

1) Conducted market research studies prior to launch of broad-based retail rewards program 2) Contributed to internal strategic planning through extensive research of retail bank channel practices 3) Developed customer and internal rewards programs with clients for credit card sales MasterCard International, MasterCard Advisors Group 1) Organized and managed third party sales force for pilot secured card “street” program in five key markets. Developed list for ongoing credit education seminars. 2) Performed branch diagnostic for UK credit card issuer. Analyzed sales process for credit cards, developed specific recommendations to augment sales in branch.

Education

MBA Marketing/Finance
Sep 1984 - May 1986

Columbia School of Business

BA English
Sep 1977 - May 1981

Yale University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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