My name is Barbara. I have always been a good student, particularly in science and math. I earned my BS in Chemistry and spent a few years in industry using my degree. After a while, I decided to go back to school and earn my MS in Education. I am currently certified to teach Chemistry 7 - 12 in New York State. I have a strong background in the other sciences and in math as well. In addition to teaching, I do some tutoring of middle and high school students for the last five years. Mainly, I work on lower level math skills they have not understood and mastered, homework help, or study skills. I have also helped many students prepare for the Regents in Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry), Science (Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry and Physics) and History (Global and US History). In addition to this, I also work to prepare students for the SATs and ACTs.
I believe that any student can be successful. The way to achieve this is to find how the individual student best learns and then tailor the lessons to that. I try and provide my students, both in the classroom and in tutoring, with a variety of ways to solve the same problem and learn the same concept. Each student is different and needs to learn and understand in a different way. By acknowledging those differences and working with the student's abilities, I believe that the student has a better chance of grasping the lesson and being able to apply it.
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