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Rebecca Tedesco

Pronouns: She/Her

PARC Director & Learning Coach

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Dean's Office

Main Campus



Rebecca Tedesco’s superpower is that she can make anyone believe in themselves.

Rebecca has been a learning coach and writing tutor for more than 15 years. In addition to leading the team in the PSFA Academic Resource Center (PARC), Rebecca co-leads the PARC's faculty community of practice with Assistant Dean Lanie Lockwood and teaches upper-division writing courses.

She was tutor coordinator in Peer Connections at San José State University from 2017-2019, where she received a 2018 CRLA Professional Development Award to continue developing the university's Tutor Supervisor Council.

Her passion, second only to her love of tutoring and academic support, is experiential learning. She completed a certificate in experiential education from Yeshiva University.

Rebecca also earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in English literature from UMass Boston, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (a professional degree for educators who already have a Master’s) in developmental education from Boston University.

She is completing an Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Gwynedd Mercy University (expected in Spring 2025).

When she is not working, she is usually hanging out with her wife and their little menagerie of pets, at the beach, or watching baseball.


  • Level 3 Master Tutor (College Reading & Learning Association)
  • Certified Learning Center Professional - Level 3 (International College Learning Center Association)
  • Mental Health First Aid (National Council for Mental Wellbeing)
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper (QPR Institute)


  • CSU Student Success Network Equity in Action Grant ($20,000) awarded in May 2022 for AY 2022-23