Rebecca Maxen

Rebecca M.

Franklin, TN

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Rebecca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+

Teaching since:

I love teaching science because I absolutely love science, especially biology. I think it's the coolest thing ever, and if you asked my students they would say my enthusiasm is contagious! I try to make learning it fun by engaging a student's natural curiosity. Science is all around us, and I teach by relating abstract concepts to things we can experience every day. I will work with you (or your child) in your own learning style to help you reach your maximum potential.

I have tutored students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. As a high school biology teacher and a biological research scientist I have both a broad and deep understanding of science content and process as well as teaching training. It is one thing to understand, but an entirely different thing to be able to make someone else understand, and I am able to do both.

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Biology Teacher
Jun 2013 - Jan 2016
Summit High School

AP biology, honors biology, ACT prep

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2008 - Nov 2011
Vanderbilt University

TA for Intro to Biology Lab - 2 semesters
AT for Cell Biology Lab - 1 semester

Teaching Assistant
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007
Bucknell University

TA for Biology Lab for nonmajors - 5 semesters


education (teacher certification)
May 2012 - May 2013
Lipscomb University
biological sciences (Masters)
Aug 2008 - Nov 2011
Vanderbilt University
cell biology/biochemistry (BS)
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Bucknell University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher License - Biology 7-12
Jun 2013
State of Tennessee

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Teacher License - Chemistry 7-12
Jun 2013
State of Tennessee

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National Science Teacher Association
Aug 2015

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

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5 Reviews

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Abdulkarim M. May 30, 2016
Biochemistry · Online

Rebecca is a very knowledgeable teacher. I took a lesson with her, and I found that she knows how to deal with students and deliver a useful message. Thank you Rebecca for your help, and looking forward to taking another lessons with you.

Mary May 10, 2016
Biology · Online

Rebecca is a very knowledgeable and organized teacher. Her lessons are always very well planned out and offers a lot of supporting material to help with absorption of each topic. Rebecca has become my daughter's favorite tutor and we will look to again use her first if the need should arise in any subject. Rebecca also was very good at answering any questions that I, as a parent, had and keeping in contact with me related to my daughter's progress. My 15 year old daughter was not very interested in Biology before she started with Rebecca. However, it is now one of her favorite subjects.

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McKenzie May 8, 2016
Biology ·

Rebecca is extremely good at working one on one with students. She is very educated about biology and is devoted to making sure any student she works with is taken care of and prepared for success. She loves the subject and her enthusiasm for it makes learning the subject much more interesting. When I worked with her she was very prepared and was very flexible with her schedule.

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Sara May 6, 2016
Biology ·

Rebecca not only is very knowledgeable on the subject of biology, she loves it. This lets her teach with an unrivaled enthusiasm. If you find something you think is interesting, she will go as far as she can to explain it to you. Having someone who loves her subject teach you is an amazing experience, and it makes it so much easier to care and learn. Rebecca is a dedicated educator, and I have never cared more about a subject than when she was teaching it.

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Lauren May 6, 2016
AP Biology · In studio

Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable and devoted to delivering a quality teaching experience, and is dedicated to assisting her students in attaining a deep understanding of very difficult material. She is very enthusiastic about teaching biology, which in turn makes her students very enthusiastic about learning biology.

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