"Best reading tutor ever! "
Robert from Queen Creek, AZ on 6/7/12
Our daughter was having a hard time grasping the school taught phonics based reading program. We decided to go the tutoring route outside of the school program. We found wyzant on the internet and searched thru a bunch of profiles. Most tutors say they can tutor in reading but we were looking for a tutor that had experience in tutoring students with learning disabilities. We found barb L. and contacted her about our daughter. She responded right away and answered all of our questions. Barb was able to get her setup with tutoring sessions right away. Our daughter has now had several weeks of tutoring sessions and we can honestly say we have seen a big improvement in our daughters reading skills and also her desire to be a better reader. Barb has given us the tools to be better helpers at home. It used to be a struggle to try and practice with her at home but now she is excited to study everyday. We like the fact that we can sit in on the tutoring sessions if we choose. Barb is also very patient tutor and obviously has a lot of experience as a tutor. We would highly recommend Barb to any family that has a struggling reader like us!
"Awesome with an A+"
Keri from Gilbert, AZ on 11/16/13
Barbara is awesome. She is patient, knowledgeable, dependable, and kind. Been going to her for a month so far and have noticed great improvement in reading, writing, and spelling. My daughter looks forward to tutoring days. Thank you!
Erin from Tucson, AZ on 11/13/13
Barb was able to test my son and see where he is struggling. She was then able to design a program for him to do at home. We have done a lot of tutoring and testing and therapy over the years and I feel Barb was really able to help find the missing piece to help him succeed. I wish I would have been able to have him tested with Barb when he was three or four. He is now eleven and I am so glad we were able to find Barb. Thank you.
"Kind, experienced, listener, and problem solver."
Amy from Chandler Heights, AZ on 10/28/13
I just don't see how words could express my gratitude for the experience we had working with Barbara. She has such a gifted nature for this work! She is patient but firm. Kind and knowledgeable. She inspires me to be a better student, teacher, and mother. Barbara stays current in awareness of programs available, gave me the tools to work with my daughter at home and feel successful. She listened, and made great efforts to find solutions for us.
Suzanne from Gilbert, AZ on 10/2/13
Our daughter was struggling in school after a not so good 1st grade year (she didn't learn much). She has been struggling with reading so we decided to look into tutoring. I am so glad we did!!! We have been meeting with Ms. Barb for the past month and I have already noticed the changes in our daughter. She has gained some confidence back and her listening and learning skills are developing wonderfully. I was looking for a tutor who could start at the foundation for our child and build her up, instead of just putting a band aid over the situation. While we are still a work in progress, I can honestly say today that I have chosen the right tutor for my child!!! Ms. Barb's unique ways of teaching have made such a big difference already, after only a month, and her techniques keep my child interested!!!
Words cannot express as a parent how much it means to finally have found a great teacher for my child and watching my child light up as she hits her milestones. If you are a parent frustrated with trying to teach your child how to read and feel you need additional support, I give my highest recommendation for Ms. Barb. I have found it much easier to work with my child after learning techniques and understanding from Ms. Barb!!!
Cheri from Gilbert, AZ on 4/5/13
Barbara has been great. She has helped our 6 year old daughter so much in just a couple of weeks. Barbara is patient and kind and changes her lessons based on the needs and personality of the student at that time. Very easy to work with and with huge success!!
"Barb is great!"
Todd from Gilbert, AZ on 11/20/12
Even though it is early in the process, I am very impressed with Barb's ability to identify the challenge and focus on the solution. I am confident Barb will be able to improve my daughters ability to comprehend math! The life long impact of this is amazing, when you really put it in perspective. I must also note, Barb was honest and frank. If she didn't feel she could help, she was willing to direct me in another direction. I highly recommend Barb and we are blessed to have found her.
Danielle from Mesa, AZ on 8/19/12
My 6 year old son has been working with Miss Barb for the past five months and we are really pleased with his progress. Last school year as a Kindergartener he struggled with reading and we had a very difficult time doing homework with him because he couldn’t focus for every long. Miss Barb has been working with him on focusing and building his memory through sequencing so that he will be able to start reading at the level that he should be at. When we first started our son couldn’t remember the sequencing order of 4 colored blocks, now he is up to 17 blocks, which is incredible. We have seen a great improvement on his focusing and concentration over the past few months. We work on sight words several times a week and in the past when we introduced a new sight word it would take him 4-6 weeks to finally remember it consistently, now he can remember the new words within 1-2 days. The best way that we can measure his progress since we started tutoring with Miss Barb is by the unbelievable improvement on his bench top testing scores that he just completed for the first quarter of first grade. Last year he was consistently below the student curve, and when we met with this first grade teacher a few days ago, we were shocked to receive the news that not only was he meeting the first quarter testing expectations, but he was above the curve. We were so surprised and elated by the news. We are so grateful for all the hard work, patience and dedication that Miss Barb has shown our son. We would highly recommend Miss Barb as tutor for anyone looking to help their child establish the essential building blocks to be a successful reader.