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Barbara S. is an accomplished writer and teacher who specializes in preparing students of all ages to think and write clearly and with conviction. Over the years, she has worked with individual students to master the art of the essay, presented writing workshops to small groups of middle and high school students, and served as an advisor to groups of student journalists.
Barbara also enjoys working with students of all ages to bolster their academic skills and confidence. In addition to providing individual and group tutoring, Barbara works with high school juniors and seniors to help them prepare for the SAT and ACT and produce top-notch college essays.
Barbara graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from New College of California.
For the past five years, I have worked with high school juniors and seniors on every facet of the college admissions process. In addition to helping students prepare for the reading/writing sections of the SAT and ACT, I assist with identifying appropriate colleges, navigating the application, admissions and financial aid processes, and provide guidance that enables them to produce top-notch college essays.
I have extensive experience tutoring K-6 students in language arts, spelling, math and reading. This experience has been gained over the last five years as a private tutor in Sonoma County. I also have an extensive collection of materials to use with children of this age group.
My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
University of Pennsylvania (Sociology)
Wonderful Tutor — Barbara is a wonderful tutor and was a very good fit for our son. She gave him study tips and test taking skills as well as helping him understand the subject matter. She is very flexible and accommodating. We highly recommend her. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Barbara will travel within 30 miles of Petaluma, CA 94952.
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