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Barbara Z.

Award-Winning English and Spanish Tutor, With Ph.D. From Penn

Plainview, NY (11803)

Travel radius
15 miles
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I hold a Ph.D. in languages from the University of Pennsylvania and certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Anaheim University. In addition, I was an award-winning professor of languages at Colgate University and have taught English and Spanish for 15 years.

I use an interactive technique, which originated at Dartmouth College, that stimulates students' minds, fosters enthusiasm for language study, speeds language acquisition and increases retention. Students learn the language through practical, interactive activities and tasks that they are then able to transfer easily to the real world.

I teach my students to listen, speak, read and/or write the language correctly and without effort, in accordance with their needs, using proper pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, in order that they may communicate effectively and realize their maximum potential.

I love my work and foster the same enthusiasm in my students.

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Barbara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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Queens College of the City University of New York (Spanish and English)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

TESOL/ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (Other)

Amazing All Around! Barbara is a great teacher. I have taken 13 lessons to date with her. She is competent, patient and thoughtful. She pushes me to push myself. Yes, she does give homework but the homework reinforces the prior lessons. Barbara is great at building on each lesson by bringing in data from earlier lessons. I tremendously enjoy my time with Barbara. I strongly recommend her as a tutor/teacher. ...

— Susan from Huntington, NY on 12/17/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates available

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 15 miles of Plainview, NY 11803.

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