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Barbara R.

San Jose, CA

$50/hour

Specialize in English, Spanish, Admission Essays, Reading, Spelling

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/30/14
4.4 average from 129 ratings
Weekly reports are so helpful!
— Roseen, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/19/14

$50/Hour


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UCLA
English

Education

UCLA (English)

About Barbara

I am a native Spanish speaker. My family is from Barcelona, Spain and Havana, Cuba. Although I was born in the States, Spanish was my first language. I have been tutoring grammar school children for five years. I have also helped children learn to read more proficiently and improve their vocabulary. I have two children ages 12 and 16. I studied English at UCLA and graduated with an English Major and Psychology minor.

I also help students prepare and edit admission essays for high school and college. I help students present the best version of themselves on paper. I proofread and edit papers and help students brainstorm ideas for papers.

I enjoy seeing the happiness on a student's face when a concept finally clicks. I believe that learning should be enjoyable. I can teach you how to converse in Spanish and improve your accent and pronunciation. I can teach you how to conjugate verbs and understand your homework. I can help you with reading comprehension and spelling in English. I have also volunteered as a reading specialist for grade school students.
I am a native Spanish speaker. My family is from Barcelona, Spain and Havana, Cuba. Although I was born in the States, Spanish was my first language. I have been tutoring grammar school children for five years. I have also helped children learn to read more proficiently and improve their vocabulary. I have two children ages 12 and 16. I studied Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95124
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Weekly reports are so helpful!"

- Roseen, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/19/14

"Very good and very patient teacher"

- Regina, Santa Clara, CA on 9/19/14
English:
Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading,
Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to teach Elementary K-6th grades because I have over 10 years Elementary teaching experience. I have tutored children in K-8th grade and served as a supplemental teacher in subjects such as Math, English, Writing, Reading, Spelling and Spanish. I have a degree in English from UCLA and enjoy teaching students to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Phonics

I have been teaching reading via a phonics approach for 11 years. I have successfully taught pre-k through third grade students with this system. Class sizes have ranged from one student to as many as five at a time. I have also taught varying ages at the same time.

Reading

I have been tutoring for the last five years. I use a reading method based the development of phonemic awareness skills as a base. I am an English Major from UCLA. I teach reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling.

Spanish

I am a native Speaker and have been coaching grades pre-k through high school in Spanish for over five years. I have taught beginning Spanish to preschoolers and have helped them move on to subsequent levels. I tutor students in levels 1 through 3/4. I also help students improve their vocabulary, pronunciation and conjugation. I also work with students to improve their conversational Spanish and reading comprehension.

Me agrada que quieres mejorar tu EspaƱol. Quiero ayudarte a obtener tu objectivo.

Spelling

I have a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. I tutor students in reading, writing, vocabulary, and spelling. I have been tutoring for the last five years. I teach phonetic spelling. I teach students to understand phonemic awareness and roots of words so that they may increase their vocabulary. It is also important for a student to understand the language of origin of the word.

Vocabulary

I am an English Major from UCLA. I teach reading, vocabulary and spelling to children. I have been teaching language arts for over 5 years.

Writing

I'm an English Major from UCLA. I have been teaching children to improve their writing and essay skills for 10 years. For the past three years have worked with students by editing admission essays for college and high school. Also, help students with term papers. I teach reading, writing, Spanish to children from k-12 grades.

UCLA
English

Education

UCLA (English)

Weekly reports are so helpful!

Barbara meets with my son once a week and the very next day I receive a report from her of their work together, his progress, and his assignment for the week. This is of great help. Thank you, Barbara!

— Roseen, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/19/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95124.