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Biola University (Liberal Studies)
Santa Clara University (Master's)
Talbot Theological Seminary (Master's)
Barb has 30 years experience teaching students who need remediation and academic support. She is trained in the following Orton-Gillingham methods that are proven to work with children who are struggling to learn to read and write: Slingerland, Wilson and Lindamood-Bell multisensory methods. Barb specializes in students with dyslexia and other learning differences. She has an M.A. in special education from Santa Clara University, is a former special day class teacher. She is also a past president of the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
In addition to tutoring, services can also include ongoing communication with parents and teachers, learning disability demystification, attending conferences, IEP and SST meetings. She also does the following assessment: Slingerland Screenings to determine processing deficits impacting reading and writing, the Gray Oral Reading Test, and the CTOPP. Barb has 30 years experience teaching students who need remediation and academic support. She is trained in the following Orton-Gillingham methods that are proven to work with children who are struggling to learn to read and write: Slingerland, Wilson and Lindamood-Bell multisensory methods. Barb specializes in students with … Read more
Barb is the best. Period. If I were to imagine the perfect tutor, she would surpass my dream. She is more than someone who has vast experience tutoring kids. She has great knowledge of specific programs that WORK for kids who struggle with reading and writing. I cannot believe how much she accomplishes in each lesson. She works on so many levels: basic reading skills, handwriting, fluency, power sentence and paragraph writing. That was what I asked her to do.
Then she noticed he needed help with organization, planning homework deadlines, essay writing, and added that to his lessons.
The day after she found out he had ripped a homework assignment in two in frustration, an index card appeared on our fridge door: "Things to to when stressed", with a list of stress-relieving activities that did NOT include ripping one's homework. Or yelling at parents!
My son has made incredible progress in the months she's worked with him. He looks forward to his sessions with her, and sees great improvement. He's proud of what he's accomplished. He himself says he's learned more with Barb in a few months than in the past two years at school. I agree completely.
Barb is very professional and always follows up with us on my child's progress throughout his sessions. I love the thoroughness of the reviews she provides. My child really enjoys his visits and looks forward to each session. I, as well as his school teachers, have noticed much more enthusiasm and engagement from my child while learning since he has been seeing Barb. I truly appreciate all her help, expertise, and professionalism.
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I have 30 years experience in teaching and special ed. I was a special day class teacher and then private tutor for 26 years. Many of my students have had ADHD, and needed the one on one instruction because they could not get all the instruction in a large group setting. Tutoring is a god send for students with attention issues.
I am a special ed teacher with a mild to moderate credential. That and 30 years of teaching in the field bring a lot of experience with these wonderful students who blossom in a one-on-one setting.
I am the former president of the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. I have a credential in special ed and advanced training in the following Orton Gillingham methods: Slingerland, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell.
I have 30 years of teaching elementary age children and have both a regular ed credential and special ed mild- to moderate credential, both from California.
I have training in the following Orton-Gillingham methods that are proven to work with children with learning problems: Slingerland, Wilson and Lindamood-Bell.
I have been teaching reading for 30 years, have two California state teaching credentials and am trained in the following Orton- Gillingham methods that are mutlisensory and systematic, proven methods for teaching kids to read: Slingerland, Wilson and Llindamood Bell.
30 years teaching students with learning disabilities. Mild to moderate teaching credential.
I have taught study skills for 25 years.
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