Rebecca Lyles

Born in Southern California to an English teacher, Rebecca grew up with a love for English and for teaching.

She decided to pursue this at Azusa Pacific University, where she analyzed children’s speech acquisition data from the CHILDES database in order to understand the processes children use to learn English.

She worked as the university’s English and Linguistics tutor and helped other university students continue this analysis of children’s speech anomalies. She graduated with her B.A. in English with a Teaching concentration in 2015.

Rebecca has over 6 years of experience teaching children, which includes teaching in kindergarten and primary school, as well as in a moderate-to-severe special needs classroom, serving as a mentor for primary school children aspiring to go to college, leading several music-and-choreography programs for children, and working as a tutor for multiple students (including English-as-a-Second-Language students) both privately and in public school classrooms.

She has been teaching at St Philip School since 2019 and currently serves as the school’s
Cambridge School Support Coordinator.