My name is Barb. I have worked around children most of my life in one capacity or another. I ran my own home day care for three years. It specialized in an academic program that got children ready for kindergarten. I also assisted the older children with their homework.
Most recently, May 2011, I have completed my Masters Degree in Elementary Education (Pre-K through 6th grade). I have been substituting in the Fairfax County Schools for the past 3 years.
I like to use various strategies to help children learn. Not all children learn in the same way. Depending on your child's learning strengths will depend on my approach to help them learn. Most children enjoy a hands-on approach and the one-on-one that a tutor can offer them. If your child learns best by writing things, then that will be the main approach. If he or she learns best through visualization or hearing, then those methods would be the chosen avenue. My goals are always to help your child to excel in whatever area that he or she needs assistance. I will always put my best foot forward and I ask the same of you and your child.
I believe that all children have what it takes inside to learn and excel, it just takes the right environment and motivation for them to demonstrate what they have to offer.
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