"Energetic, positive and knowledgable tutor"
Mary, 38 lessons with Barbara
Response time: 4 hours
What I bring to my students:
I have been a coach for many years and worked with students of all ages and skill levels.
I tutor English and German, teach ESL, and coach students in their test preparation (GRE, SAT, ACT, EPPP, CBEST).
Study strategies include time management,concept learning, and relaxation.
My tutoring is informed by:
• my expertise in Science of Education and Counseling
• Berlitz Language School(speak 50% in the new language starting out)
• my experience with students of different cultures
• the life-long journey through my own experiences with learning
I am dedicated to a personalized approach and know that relaxation and positive thinking are key for success.
I am a tutor by choice. Tutoring for me means teaching the best way to learn.
I love people and children of all ages, words, languages, different cultures, writing, music, and cooking; I have lived in the Bay Area since 1979.
Graduate degree in Science of Education, University Marburg, Germany
M.S. in Counseling from CSUH
Certified trainer for Quan Dao Power Exercises, mind-body conditioning.
Barbara hasn’t set a schedule.
Energetic, positive and knowledgable tutor
Barbara is a great person. She has an energetic, positive attitude to makes her students enjoy learning. She has a knack for finding the right explanation to help her students understand and learn the material.Mary, 38 lessons with Barbara
I came to Barbara with no knowledge or German - and was not even enrolled in a German course at the time. She not only provided materials, but also crafted a lesson and worked with my very limited experience. She was extremely friendly and supportive. Moreover, she was extremely flexible, and quickly adapted to the lesson to fit my needs.Isabella , 1 lesson with BarbaraTutor responded:
Thank you for your kind feedback! I enjoyed working with a person as responsive as you are, and I am looking forward to our next lesson.
Friendly and Helpful
Re-visiting my German after many years and Barbara was very personable and prepared to help me with a path for improvement. Looking forward to working with her more!!Rebecca, 4 lessons with BarbaraTutor responded:
Thank you, Rebecca; it is a pleasure to work with you!
Highly Experienced Teacher
Barbara is very knowledgeable and experienced. She instantly knew my son's strengths and weaknesses and made a roadmap on how to help him. We are impressed and my son is very happy.Sri, 80 lessons with BarbaraTutor responded:
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you all!
A Great Tutor
Barbara has been my daughter's tutor for over a year now. We feel really grateful for having her. She is very patient, and very knowledgeable. Often my daughter comes back from school with questions, uncertainties, Barbara can always make things easily clarified. "She explained much more clearly than my teacher" is my daughter's frequent comments. With her help, my daughter is more confident now, and her English grade going up to A. Thank you, Barbara! We really appreciate it.Wendy, 34 lessons with Barbara
Barbara was a wonderful tutor and great for test prep help! She was extremely patient and gave me the confidence I needed to pass the CBEST. She went above and beyond even after our session was over. She was extremely diligent when explaining a math problem and showing me the best way to come upon an answer. After meeting with her I felt much more confident than I ever thought I could!Barbara, 4 lessons with Barbara
She is very patient and professional. I have trouble filling out my college application form, and she reviews and helps me to revises each section. As an English tutor, she really can give you all you may need in English.Rebecca, 5 lessons with BarbaraTutor responded:
Dear Rebecca, I want to thank you for your kind testimonial and tell you that it was a pleasure to work with you. I wish you all the best for your future studies. Regards, Barbara R.
Nice and Kind
Barbara is very kind, and also she's very helpful. She knows what you think and she explains everything very well. I will absolutely recommend her for my friends.Victor, 3 lessons with BarbaraTutor responded:
Dear Victor, Thank you for your kind words. I very much enjoyed working with you and wish you the best for your future. Regards, Barbara R.
Exactly what we were looking for.
We needed a great deal of German grammar in a limited amount of time. Barbara has been able to tailor lessons around our student's needs. She is focused, thorough, and very approachable, and we would happily recommend her to anyone.Susan, 29 lessons with Barbara
Barbara is very good and patient. Even the session was intensive, but she was patient and helpful. She can provide very useful tips in writing and suggest writing idea.Ching, 2 lessons with BarbaraTutor responded:
Thanks for your kind words! Successful tutoring is always a team effort; the student makes the tutor. I am happy to return the compliment.
Response time: 4 hours