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Barbara B.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hour

Tailor-Made Tutor for Each Special Student

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/30/16
4.2 average from 67 ratings
Great tutor!
— Tahira, Los Angeles, CA on 10/25/16

$40/Hour


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Roosevelt University (Chicago) BA
Music Theater Arts,
New College of California Fine Arts, Education BA, MA., Education
Master's
LMU Musicology Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Roosevelt University (Chicago) BA (Music Theater Arts,)

New College of California Fine Arts, Education BA, MA., Education (Master's)

LMU Musicology Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Barbara

I provide one-on-one tutoring geared towards each student and school curriculum. When students gain confidence in the material and assignments, they achieve their highest academic potential and excel in their future studies. This is a test drive for College and only to push students in preparation for all challenges and life. I provide a foundation to teach students how to study while helping boost their grades for immediate results, as they become confident with personal power. I am very clear to be the student's cheerleader for learning, positive encouragement, and how to remember work studied. Building confidence with school work becomes a natural result of work with me. Enthusiasm and skill are contagious.

I find the personal needs that are required in all subjects. My warm, caring style, is friendly, authentic, and focused on your student. I make it happen! I find the magic that works for every student. Just ask.

I offer subject-specific tutoring for students at all levels. Students may start to get ahead with extra help outside the classroom or to catch up with material not understood. I use multiple creative and personal techniques to empower their style. Sometimes we have to repeat what you have learned to be solid with the information and move forward. I prepare for the unexpected. My car is a school room for the many possibilities that might need to be studied, books, pens, notebooks, library books. and more. My style is academic with a powerful personal and positive response for each student, tailor-made for you. I want you to be the best you can be and it will happen. I know! I bring books, supplies, and tools for learning that will be customized to make the grade and move forward with success. With all the new Apps on smartphones, it is easy to work quickly to find answers and to study math, science, and history, vocabulary and more, with a new look and understanding for any status you need help with, like Kahn Academy for starters. (A free App on a smartphone or the Internet.) Multiple tools for study skills are in your hand, and I can give you the support and information, for your success. I have continued my education in Special Needs Education to discover many outreach programs that enable these students. My tools are now moving towards all students and my intention is the support for all Special Students with unusual needs to move them personally towards their success with multiple support systems and available for additional assistance.

My tutoring is homework based, empowerment-based, and academic growth with a specific way of finding that extra special gift/talent within each student. All tutoring is best when it provides one-on-one tutoring in any subject, or homework geared towards each student’s primary school curriculum. When students gain confidence in the material and assignments they are working on in school, they can achieve their highest academic potential and excel in their future studies. I provide a foundation to teach students how to learn/study while helping boost their grades for immediate results. 17 years of work with Westside Regional Center, Special Needs training in Houston, Texas, and the many years of tutoring have brought me new insights to teaching Special Needs/Special Students. Often times, additional help is available that you may not have found yet. l have many leads and will support you as your student moves towards college, powerful, and ready for the studies for life.

Hours are flexible Monday through Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Special hours during holidays to stay prepared and keep up with your studies.
I look forward to speaking with you and discussing your needs.

I am a published writer, an accomplished piano student, a composer, singer, television writer. and even prepare all of my students with strategies for College Preparation, strategies for exams, and Personal Statements. Parents are aware of the positive impact it has left on their children and are happy to see them grow, knowing their academics, making new friends, and building their self-confidence. Ultimately, my style of tutoring is the path to possibilities and greatness for them and will continue to develop self-esteem and connect with their peers as they move onto College and their journey of life. All move forward with a passion of their own and become a "Trailblazer for Life." One of my students told me, "there are no mistakes, they just tell you what you need to know."


"All students of life need 'one teacher,' to inspire them and encourage their talents for a lifetime of joy and success in one's achievements."

-Barbara
I provide one-on-one tutoring geared towards each student and school curriculum. When students gain confidence in the material and assignments, they achieve their highest academic potential and excel in their future studies. This is a test drive for College and only to push students in preparation for all challenges and life. I provide a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I listen and work personally and individually with each student. I come prepared with material to work and bring the needed supportive and positive results. It works! We get results.

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90094
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Tahira, Los Angeles, CA on 10/25/16

"Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Experience, Love teaching and Kids"

- Omodele, Inglewood, CA on 8/4/17

"Good, on time. energize, etc..."

- BILL, Torrance, CA on 7/19/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
GRE, Prealgebra
Music:
General Music, Music History, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
Art:
Film, Theater
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Windows
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Speech, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Music History, Religion, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

CBEST

The CBEST is a required exam for all teachers in California. The exam is three parts, math, reading with comprehension and an essay. The point to pass the exam is given through the state and it fulfills basic requirements for substitute and teaching in the state. It's a comprehensive exam based on the fulfillment of grades k - 12 and includes a concentration of math, algebra, and geometry and then in the English area a strong emphasis on grammar, ability to see the topic sentence and vocabulary. I have passed this exam and have the certificate since 2003.

Elementary (K-6th)

Elementary (K-6th) is my special subject since the students are open to learning and enthusiastic to find that learning can be fun. This is wonderful! I bring tools to hear sounds of objects and then bring in sentences and light reading as we move forward. Enthusiasm is contagious and a strong foundation is very significant.

ESL/ESOL

My academic studies have involved most students with ESL and to stimulate and make the transition easy I have studied and tested for ESL through on-line and Sylvan Educational Schools. My patience, skills and ability to move quickly with a strong positive response bring success to all of my students. Keeping your first language is so important and empowers you with bilingual abilities in life. I have the books and printed materials for all ages to learn English with success.

Piano

My voice and piano lessons began long ago and once your know how to read music it never leaves you. I am accomplished in both voice and piano and have studied at the Chicago Musical College and continued on to a professional musician and singer. I continue to write lyrics and vocals for myself and to inspire youth with the gift of music. I have performed in Chicago and Los Angeles as a soloist and in theater productions as well as T.V. for more than 20 years experience. The study is only challenging if it's not natural for you however if one has the desire, I believe they have the talent to go with the knowledge. I use music when teaching young children to read since music is almost a second nature to them and it comes very easily and with happiness. Amazing!

Songwriting

I am a creative, passionate and articulate woman about all of life. I believe that everything and everyone has something about them to say...I find the words that come alive and can be touched, felt and bring inspiration to the thoughts you might be thinking or feeling. I can show you how to bring the best of you "your voice," into music and people will be speaking and singing your lyrics. I have been writing since I was a young girl in Chicago and as I looked up above me, the skyline of the city buildings gave words to my heart and the music and lyrics began to play. I write for T.V. and have created, written, produced and directed a local Los Angeles program for over 20 years with amazing success. Your voice is the only one out there and when it is expressed it’s a new beginning for the universe. I was shy and found the stage to be the landscape and ground for me to open-up and find my confidence.

Special Needs

I have embraced Special Needs Teaching with over ten years of work with Westside Regional Center, tutoring through specific programs for IEP work and my on-going studies in Houston, Texas. I have found that each student is unique, with special gifts and talents that give them personal performance in their way. The Special Needs Student is uniquely qualified for special studies. It is a relationship that is gentle yet powerfully successful.

Writing

I have multiple degrees and a book published in The library of Congress.

Roosevelt University (Chicago) BA
Music Theater Arts,
New College of California Fine Arts, Education BA, MA., Education
Master's
LMU Musicology Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Roosevelt University (Chicago) BA (Music Theater Arts,)

New College of California Fine Arts, Education BA, MA., Education (Master's)

LMU Musicology Education (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor!

Barbara is a patient, reliable, and encouraging tutor. She has made quite a favorable impression with my son, and positively pushes him to tackle his problem areas. Great tutor!

— Tahira, Los Angeles, CA on 10/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I listen and work personally and individually with each student. I come prepared with material to work and bring the needed supportive and positive results. It works! We get results.

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90094.