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Barbara F.

Tucson, AZ

$50/hr

Well Qualified Tutor In History and English Makes Lessons Fun

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Well Qualified Tutor In History and English Makes Lessons Fun

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If when you think of history you think of memorizing a lot of dry, dusty dates and battle sites, I'm probably not the tutor you need. But if you want to remember key points by learning about exciting stories, fascinating real-life characters, and the ways in which yesterday's events drive today's world, I'm the one for you! To me, history is a living, breathing process, one that proves over and over again that while technology changes, human nature does not. The more we learn from the past, the better prepared we are for the future.

I have a Masters Degree in History from the George Washington University, with extensive course work in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Imperial and Colonial Europe, Intellectual History, Cultural History (including Court culture) Religious History and the two World Wars. I am currently a Adjunct Instructor in the History Department at Pima Community College, where I teach all survey courses, including American History, an elective course in The Holocaust, and an elective course I created on Tudor/Stuart England.

I get high ratings in each semester's student evaluations, and many students take more than one course with me. Some have even paid me the high complement of telling me they never enjoyed history classes before they took mine! I love what I do, and hope to extend that love through tutoring as well as classroom teaching. I am well qualified in the technology that now assists and broadens educational options, and teach several hybrid courses using online platforms like D2L. I am adept at Power Point and use a wide variety of multimedia options in my work.

In addition to my certification as a History Adjunct, I am a freelance writer who has won citations and awards for writing, including a thousand dollar prize from UMass Boston's History department for Best Written History Paper, for my Honors Thesis "This Most Noble Marriage: The Wedding of Mary I and Philip II". My courses are writing and reading intensive, and I spend time working with my students to improve their skills in both. I also act as an unofficial editor/sounding board for friends and co-workers on writing/reading matters and consider myself highly well read and able to discuss and help analyze reading and writing in a number of fields and interests.

I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to start a professional relationship that will both enrich and delight everyone involved!

Testimonials

"Excellent"

- Jason, Tucson, AZ on 5/12/13
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

UMass Boston
George Washington University
Master's

Education

UMass Boston

George Washington University (Master's)

Excellent — Barbara is knowledgeable and enthusiastic towards her tutoring, she has good communication skill to explain the material and shows great patience to make my son comfortable in the subject. Excellent teacher, definitely recommend to others. ...

— Jason, Tucson, AZ on 5/12/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 40 miles of Tucson, AZ 85742.


About Barbara

If when you think of history you think of memorizing a lot of dry, dusty dates and battle sites, I'm probably not the tutor you need. But if you want to remember key points by learning about exciting stories, fascinating real-life characters, and the ways in which yesterday's events drive today's world, I'm the one for you! To me, history is a living, breathing process, one that proves over and over again that while technology changes, human nature does not. The more we learn from the past, the better prepared we are for the future.

I have a Masters Degree in History from the George Washington University, with extensive course work in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Imperial and Colonial Europe, Intellectual History, Cultural History (including Court culture) Religious History and the two World Wars. I am currently a Adjunct Instructor in the History Department at Pima Community College, where I teach all survey courses, including American History, an elective course in The Holocaust, and an elective course I created on Tudor/Stuart England.

I get high ratings in each semester's student evaluations, and many students take more than one course with me. Some have even paid me the high complement of telling me they never enjoyed history classes before they took mine! I love what I do, and hope to extend that love through tutoring as well as classroom teaching. I am well qualified in the technology that now assists and broadens educational options, and teach several hybrid courses using online platforms like D2L. I am adept at Power Point and use a wide variety of multimedia options in my work.

In addition to my certification as a History Adjunct, I am a freelance writer who has won citations and awards for writing, including a thousand dollar prize from UMass Boston's History department for Best Written History Paper, for my Honors Thesis "This Most Noble Marriage: The Wedding of Mary I and Philip II". My courses are writing and reading intensive, and I spend time working with my students to improve their skills in both. I also act as an unofficial editor/sounding board for friends and co-workers on writing/reading matters and consider myself highly well read and able to discuss and help analyze reading and writing in a number of fields and interests.

I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to start a professional relationship that will both enrich and delight everyone involved!

Testimonials

"Excellent"

- Jason, Tucson, AZ on 5/12/13
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Education

UMass Boston
George Washington University
Master's

Education

UMass Boston

George Washington University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tucson, AZ 85742

Barbara’s Subjects

English:
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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