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Barbara P.

Excellent English and Math Tutoring (Elementary School) by Barbara

La Mesa, CA (91941)

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I have recently retired from a successful 28 year career with a major corporation. I participated in the company's volunteer tutor program, tutoring grade school children in English and math. I am currently a tutor with the Literacy Action Center.

I maintained a 3.95 grade point average in college at Purdue University, majoring in psychology. I also have an academic certification in Program/Project Management from the Daniels College of Cusiness at the University of Denver.

I love children and get a great deal of personal satisfaction from helping them grow and learn. My teaching style successfully walks the line between being patient yet firm. I set challenging yet attainable goals. I make sure that the training sessions are enjoyable for your child. I look forward to working with you!

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Barbara’s subjects

Algebra 1, Geometry
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar


I am a certified Master Gardener. I received my certification from the Utah State University extension service. I volunteer at Red Butte Garden arboretum in their horticulture program, maintaining their famous gardens. I have also volunteered at Gilgal Gardens, creating and maintaining their gardens. I love gardening and my neighbors always comment on my beautiful gardens. I also maintain about 70 gorgeous house plants in my home that are thriving.


I am an excellent cook and love to make nutritious and delicious meals for my friends. Some of my favorite dishes include pizza, enchiladas with mole sauce, guacamole dip, chicken and pasta, salmon and rice, a variety of interesting salads, and many yummy desserts. I also make many delicious low-fat versions of several dishes, as well as raw food desserts.

Elementary (K-6th)

Some of my special interests are grammar, spelling, phonics, usage, formatting, writing skills and math. I am currently tutoring a student via the Literacy Action Center and specialize in the above areas. She is making great progress and so will you!

I have recently retired, but was active in my corporation's Tutor Volunteer program. I tutored grade school students in English and math. I use a variety of techniques that make these subjects fun for you and ensure that you will make progress.

I look forward to working with you!


I am currently working with the Literacy Action Center, an organization whose main goal is to teach illiterate adults how to read and write English.

I am working with a woman from Afghanistan. Her principle language is Farsi and I am teaching her English as her second language. We have a lot of fun and look forward to our time together. She is making significant progress. She was a teacher in her country and she wants to get a teaching certificate in the U.S. She is making significant progress and has already passed a few classes at Salt Lake Community College.

I use techniques that make these subjects fun for you and ensure that you will make progress.


I have experience tutoring grade school kids in phonics. I believe that teaching phonics is the key to the fastest and easiest way to enable students to make progress in reading and understanding English. Phonics is very logical and makes sense to students, so they are able to learn English better.

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Purdue University

University of Denver Daniels College of Business (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941.

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