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Barbara B.

San Francisco, CA

$40/hr

English, Writing, Literature Tutor

Usually responds in about 7 hours

English, Writing, Literature Tutor

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I have a Masters of Arts degree in English Composition and a post secondary reading certificate from San Francisco State University, where I also received a multiple subjects teaching credential and studied theatre, film and multi-media as an undergraduate. I have taught all levels of high school English for over twenty years. I have also taught college English and elementary school. I have tutored students in a variety of subjects including; composition, reading, SAT preparation--math, verbal and writing, and study skills. I have taught also Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition as well as AP Language and Composition. I've helped students prepare their college personal statements. I've also run a school tutoring center as an adjunct to a high school's honor society. I have also taught theatre workshops. I've supplemented my degree with additional courses in literature, drama, writing, psychology and music. My teaching style can best be described as tailored to each student's needs and learning modalities.

Testimonials

"Great English Comp Tutor"

- Andrew , San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

"A Gem"

- Jean, San Francisco, CA on 9/1/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I began teaching elementary school twenty years ago. I have an elementary teaching credential from the state of California. I have taught prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and sixth grade.

I have also tutored students of various ages and grades. I have helped students to become better readers and writers. I have helped them to enhance math skills as well as helped with homework skills and study skills.

SFSU
Exp and Interdis Art
SFSU
Master's

Education

SFSU (Exp and Interdis Art)

SFSU (Master's)

Great English Comp Tutor — Barbara is fantastic. Not only is she a great teacher/tutor, but she cares about Andrew and his work. He is doing well under her. They respect one another, so happy we found her. A total jewel. ...

— Andrew , San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94164.


About Barbara

I have a Masters of Arts degree in English Composition and a post secondary reading certificate from San Francisco State University, where I also received a multiple subjects teaching credential and studied theatre, film and multi-media as an undergraduate. I have taught all levels of high school English for over twenty years. I have also taught college English and elementary school. I have tutored students in a variety of subjects including; composition, reading, SAT preparation--math, verbal and writing, and study skills. I have taught also Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition as well as AP Language and Composition. I've helped students prepare their college personal statements. I've also run a school tutoring center as an adjunct to a high school's honor society. I have also taught theatre workshops. I've supplemented my degree with additional courses in literature, drama, writing, psychology and music. My teaching style can best be described as tailored to each student's needs and learning modalities.

Testimonials

"Great English Comp Tutor"

- Andrew , San Francisco, CA on 10/5/14

"A Gem"

- Jean, San Francisco, CA on 9/1/14
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Education

SFSU
Exp and Interdis Art
SFSU
Master's

Education

SFSU (Exp and Interdis Art)

SFSU (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA 94164

Barbara’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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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