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V. Barbara M.

Reading Spec'list: Exec.Funct.Disorder/ADD/Dyslexia;Writing;Math;ESL

Reading Spec'list: Exec.Funct.Disorder/ADD/Dyslexia;Writing;Math;ESL

$52/hour

  • 2,883 hours tutoring

  • Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

About V. Barbara


Bio

A very caring and patient master teacher of 35 years!

As a certified K-8 Reading Specialist, I will assess your child's phonics and reading comprehension skills and create a program for his/her particular needs. I have had years of experience working with students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Aspergers, Mild Autism, and Learning Disabilities and Executive Functioning Disorder. I am also ESL certified and work with second language reading challenges.

My experience with, and passion...

A very caring and patient master teacher of 35 years!

As a certified K-8 Reading Specialist, I will assess your child's phonics and reading comprehension skills and create a program for his/her particular needs. I have had years of experience working with students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Aspergers, Mild Autism, and Learning Disabilities and Executive Functioning Disorder. I am also ESL certified and work with second language reading challenges.

My experience with, and passion for, K-10 Math will make math a triumph! I have a "bag of tricks" that always inspire math-challenged students.

PROOFREADING/EDITING : Collaboration on any/all phases of academic writing, including: essays, reflections, narratives, double-entry journals, Masters' theses, books, blogs, and articles; from topic selection/proposal, outline, research, drafts, to proofreading/final edit, and biblio/references, APA/MLA; most phases available for select dissertations; YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR WORDS, MY HELP!

ESL grammar/ writing; ESL/EFL classwork help also available

SAT/ACT/ASVAB/POST test prep also available.


Education

University of California, M.Ed; Reading Specialist
Masters
University of California; M.Ed; ESL
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $52 for in-person / $52 for online
  • Rate details: OUT of AREA and GROUP RATES available. Lessons cancelled the day of the lesson charged at full price; more than 1-2 cancellations per month charged full price.
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

V. Barbara hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

WELCOME TO A LEARNING ADVENTURE! I have had many years of experience teaching Reading and Math to challenged students. I am a Reading Specialist and will diagnose each students' weaknesses so that we may build on strengths and remediate problems. I use fun and relevant materials and design each student's personal program to ensure the quickest success possible.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

"I'm no good at math" isn't true! All students "get it" and love it with a little one-on-one help! I have a passion for math and will build your struggling student's confidence and knowledge.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have been a reading specialist for over 35 years and believe in the importance of early phonics learning. For K-3 students, I assess weaknesses and remediate using a phonics program full of relevant and fun activities to provide a solid basis for the demands of reading. For 4/5/6 students, I remediate phonics deficits through reading specifically prepared materials designed with the student's diagnosed weaknesses in mind. I have worked with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to help students be successful grade level learners.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a complex neurolinguistic process that may be impaired by a variety of factors. The sooner a reading problem is addressed, the better the outcome! I have been a Reading Specialist for over 25 years and have worked with many children, K-12. I will diagnose your child's weakness(es) and develop a program to help him improve, whether it be in phonics, comprehension,(or both). I have worked with many students with learning disabilities, autism, aspergers,and ADD/ADHD. In addition, I am ESL trained and can help those students whose reading difficulty is a second language issue.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a complex neurolinguistic process that may be impaired by a variety of factors. The sooner a reading problem is addressed, the better the outcome! I have been a Reading Specialist for over 25 years and have worked with many children, K-12. I will diagnose your child's weakness(es) and develop a program to help him improve, whether it be in phonics, comprehension,(or both). I have worked with many students with learning disabilities, autism, aspergers,and ADD/ADHD. In addition, I am ESL trained and can help those students whose reading difficulty is a second language issue.
Writing,

Writing

Experienced college writing teacher; familiar with APA and MLA; proofreading/editing; dissertation work considered
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have taught several high school English/Social Studies combination classes; this was a wonderful way to approach these subjects, especially for reluctant learners and those interested in credit retrieval. In addition, I have tutored K-5 Social Studies for both ESL and English-speaking students.
American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

"I can't do math!" Not true! Let me help with my bag of tried and true math tricks collected over 35 years of teaching and tutoring.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

WELCOME TO A LEARNING ADVENTURE! I have had many years of experience teaching Reading and Math to challenged students. I am a Reading Specialist and will diagnose each students' weaknesses so that we may build on strengths and remediate problems. I use fun and relevant materials and design each student's personal program to ensure the quickest success possible.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Math can be so intimidating to young people, but I have such a relaxed method of easing students into the material that they usually end up loving math! For most, the challenge is word problems; however, there are several "secrets" to getting word problems and my students are always surprised at how easy they can be! I love math!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a complex neurolinguistic process that may be impaired by a variety of factors. The sooner a reading problem is addressed, the better the outcome! I have been a Reading Specialist for over 25 years and have worked with many children, K-12. I will diagnose your child's weakness(es) and develop a program to help him improve, whether it be in phonics, comprehension,(or both). I have worked with many students with learning disabilities, autism, aspergers,and ADD/ADHD. In addition, I am ESL trained and can help those students whose reading difficulty is a second language issue.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.
Writing,

Writing

Experienced college writing teacher; familiar with APA and MLA; proofreading/editing; dissertation work considered
English, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

"I can't do math!" Not true! Let me help with my bag of tried and true math tricks collected over 35 years of teaching and tutoring.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Math can be so intimidating to young people, but I have such a relaxed method of easing students into the material that they usually end up loving math! For most, the challenge is word problems; however, there are several "secrets" to getting word problems and my students are always surprised at how easy they can be! I love math!
SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

"I can't do math!" Not true! Let me help with my bag of tried and true math tricks collected over 35 years of teaching and tutoring.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

WELCOME TO A LEARNING ADVENTURE! I have had many years of experience teaching Reading and Math to challenged students. I am a Reading Specialist and will diagnose each students' weaknesses so that we may build on strengths and remediate problems. I use fun and relevant materials and design each student's personal program to ensure the quickest success possible.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Math can be so intimidating to young people, but I have such a relaxed method of easing students into the material that they usually end up loving math! For most, the challenge is word problems; however, there are several "secrets" to getting word problems and my students are always surprised at how easy they can be! I love math!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a complex neurolinguistic process that may be impaired by a variety of factors. The sooner a reading problem is addressed, the better the outcome! I have been a Reading Specialist for over 25 years and have worked with many children, K-12. I will diagnose your child's weakness(es) and develop a program to help him improve, whether it be in phonics, comprehension,(or both). I have worked with many students with learning disabilities, autism, aspergers,and ADD/ADHD. In addition, I am ESL trained and can help those students whose reading difficulty is a second language issue.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.
Writing,

Writing

Experienced college writing teacher; familiar with APA and MLA; proofreading/editing; dissertation work considered
English

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.
Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with ADD/ADHD of various ages and in many different subjects for many of the 35 years that I have been teaching. I am extremely patient and very kind while helping them maintain their focus on the lesson. I help them increase focus through several different strategies, ranging from setting intention and creating motivation to keeping a behavioral modification chart. I have had great success in increasing focus, creating a more positive attitude toward school work, understanding the lesson's material, and finding joy in learning.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have been a Reading Specialist and have worked with dyslexic students for over 35 years. I have participated in IEP goal setting and assessments. I have designed specific programs for individual students based on diagnostic assessments which I administer. While there is no "cure" for dyslexia, I have found that almost every students' reading ability and comprehension can be vastly improved. There are many strategies to help challenged readers. The earlier the intervention, the better. A strong phonics background, understanding word attack skills, knowing comprehension strategies and more will all help a dyslexia reader to cope with his challenges. Dyslexia is far more than calling a "b" a "d", although that may often be an initial tell-tale sign. If such letter, or even whole word reversals ("was", "saw",) do not right themselves by the beginning to middle of third grades, most children will be referred for special testing for dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning challenge that affects a student's ability to read and comprehend. Studies show that many dyslexics are of above average intelligence, but their brains process reading in an area of the brain different than that of a non-dyslexic reader.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have been a reading specialist for over 35 years and believe in the importance of early phonics learning. For K-3 students, I assess weaknesses and remediate using a phonics program full of relevant and fun activities to provide a solid basis for the demands of reading. For 4/5/6 students, I remediate phonics deficits through reading specifically prepared materials designed with the student's diagnosed weaknesses in mind. I have worked with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to help students be successful grade level learners.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have been a credentialed reading specialist for over 35 years and, as such, have worked with many children with special needs including ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Language Processing Disorders, and Neuro/ Executive Function Disabilities. I stay informed of the latest research and have an arsenal of strategies and materials to use.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

"I can't do math!" Not true! Let me help with my bag of tried and true math tricks collected over 35 years of teaching and tutoring.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

WELCOME TO A LEARNING ADVENTURE! I have had many years of experience teaching Reading and Math to challenged students. I am a Reading Specialist and will diagnose each students' weaknesses so that we may build on strengths and remediate problems. I use fun and relevant materials and design each student's personal program to ensure the quickest success possible.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught/tutored ESL to students "new in-country," to kindergarten students in a classroom, to elementary and secondary students, to adults attending ESL classes at the Community College, to college students of all ages, at all levels, and to graduate students working on challenging assignments and papers. I look forward to working with you!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a complex neurolinguistic process that may be impaired by a variety of factors. The sooner a reading problem is addressed, the better the outcome! I have been a Reading Specialist for over 25 years and have worked with many children, K-12. I will diagnose your child's weakness(es) and develop a program to help him improve, whether it be in phonics, comprehension,(or both). I have worked with many students with learning disabilities, autism, aspergers,and ADD/ADHD. In addition, I am ESL trained and can help those students whose reading difficulty is a second language issue.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study Skills, from early classifying to locating details to advanced synthesis and analysis, are a key to learning. I have been a K-12 teacher and tutor for over 35 years and have helped many students grasp the techniques of organization and critical thinking necessary to learn any subject.
Writing,

Writing

Experienced college writing teacher; familiar with APA and MLA; proofreading/editing; dissertation work considered
GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I have been a credentialed teacher and have taken the CBEST test. As a Literature major and a Reading Specialist, I have over 35 years of experience teaching the skills necessary to pass the Reading section which consists of multiple choice questions covering reading passages, or charts and graphs and emphasizes critical analysis, evaluation, comprehension, and research skills. As a community college writing instructor, I have taught the grammar and essay skills necessary to pass the writing section. I have taught many students to think on their feet and be able to clearly and logically address the spontaneous topics presented in the test. And finally, as a math tutor, both in a community college and privately, I have taught the basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and measurement facts necessary to pass the test.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient tutor

Thank you for helping my child to develop his interest in learning! Cung Do is looking forward to attending every session.

Thuy, 208 lessons with V. Barbara

Patient Tutor

My son was a bit nervous about meeting with Barbara for the first time. We just had our first session so things haven't really taken off yet, but I can say that she took her time and made him feel comfortable. Looking forward to our next session and to seeing his success after.

Gladys, 16 lessons with V. Barbara

Very patient and knowledgeable

My daughter has been working with Barbara for 6 weeks and I can see a huge improvement with her reading. She is very patient and has a plan set up for her.

Courtney, 22 lessons with V. Barbara

Great tutor for all ages

Barbara has been helping our son prepare for the GED. Her insights and patient teaching methods have been exceptional. He has passed his first four sections (out of five total sections) on the first attempt and is working on his final leg. This would not have been possible without her. I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone who needs a tutor! Great news! Our son passed his final section of the GED and has now earned his GED. He was able to pass all five sections on the first attempt thanks to Barbara.

Kaye, 201 lessons with V. Barbara

Barbara is the best tutor

I'm really happy with the help Barbara has given my child. Every since she started the lessons with my child has improve in school. I'm so glad I found her. Estoy muy contenta por la ayuda que Barbara la a brindado a mi hija. Desde que ella empeso sus clases ella ha mejorado sus calificaciones en la escuela. Se la recomiendo a todos los que nesesiten una ayuda extra. Yo estoy agradecida averla encontrado.

Norma, 40 lessons with V. Barbara

Excellent Tutor

Virginia tutored two of my children each at a different grade level. After the first session both said they had a light turned on by Virginia and they got it! She asks the right questions and engages the kids as partners in the solution. I highly recommend Virginia.

Norma Jean, 6 lessons with V. Barbara
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