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Barbara H.

Benicia, CA

$45/hr

Effective Language Arts and English Tutor, Master's in English

Background check passed as of 2/17/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Effective Language Arts and English Tutor, Master's in English

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I'm a patient, effective tutor with a master's degree in English that can help students with reading, writing, essays, AP English, and writing/reading portions of the PSAT, SAT or ACT.

I have previously tutored 6-12th graders and college students in writing, reading, and English composition. I have also taught writing, reading, and composition at several colleges and universities in the area, including St. Mary's College and Holy Names University. I also have worked in college writing centers and received excellent reviews from my students and superiors. I also spent time working with students on college entrance essays, so I feel I can benefit students in this way.

While grammar, spelling, and vocabulary are part of the writing process (and a large part of standardized tests), I try to also help students with study skills and organization, including managing stress and school work.

When tutoring, I assess a student's needs and abilities with a diagnostic assignment and we go from there. Our goal is improvement and heightened achievement. While I will be challenging, I am always patient, kind and try to build a rapport with my student. I typically use a combination of readings, worksheets, free-writing and structured writing, along with more creative methods for students who are visual or kinesthetic learners. All tutoring is tailored to the individual student.

I enjoy one-on-one tutoring and feel I make a huge difference in students' achievement. I also feel that my experience, as a college and university English instructor, prepares secondary students for college life and expectations.

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Piano
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

ACT English

I have been certified by WyzAnt in ACT English and have tutored secondary students who are taking the standardized test. My work as an English instructor enables me to explain grammar rules and spot "tricky" questions.

Study Skills

I have taught a college-level course, Eng. 139, Developing Reading and Writing Skills, which taught skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking, but also had a large emphasis on study skills and managing academic stress.

UCLA
St. Mary's
Master's

Education

UCLA

St. Mary's (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For multiple hour lessons, my rates are $45 for the first hour and $30 for the second or third hours.

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 15 miles of Benicia, CA 94510.


About Barbara

I'm a patient, effective tutor with a master's degree in English that can help students with reading, writing, essays, AP English, and writing/reading portions of the PSAT, SAT or ACT.

I have previously tutored 6-12th graders and college students in writing, reading, and English composition. I have also taught writing, reading, and composition at several colleges and universities in the area, including St. Mary's College and Holy Names University. I also have worked in college writing centers and received excellent reviews from my students and superiors. I also spent time working with students on college entrance essays, so I feel I can benefit students in this way.

While grammar, spelling, and vocabulary are part of the writing process (and a large part of standardized tests), I try to also help students with study skills and organization, including managing stress and school work.

When tutoring, I assess a student's needs and abilities with a diagnostic assignment and we go from there. Our goal is improvement and heightened achievement. While I will be challenging, I am always patient, kind and try to build a rapport with my student. I typically use a combination of readings, worksheets, free-writing and structured writing, along with more creative methods for students who are visual or kinesthetic learners. All tutoring is tailored to the individual student.

I enjoy one-on-one tutoring and feel I make a huge difference in students' achievement. I also feel that my experience, as a college and university English instructor, prepares secondary students for college life and expectations.

Education

UCLA
St. Mary's
Master's

Education

UCLA

St. Mary's (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For multiple hour lessons, my rates are $45 for the first hour and $30 for the second or third hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Benicia, CA 94510

Barbara’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Piano
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Background Check Status for Barbara H.

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