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Barbara S.

Seasoned College Admissions Consultant and Writing Tutor

Seasoned College Admissions Consultant and Writing Tutor

$150/hour

  • 106 hours tutoring

  • Sebastopol, CA 95472

About Barbara


Bio

I work with high school juniors/seniors and transfer/graduate applicants to select and apply to the schools of their choice and produce top-notch essays/personal statements. My extensive experience as a writer/editor and college consultant enables me to quickly assess what applicants need and help determine the best essay strategy for them. Over the last 10 years, my students have had great success in gaining acceptance to top-tier and reach schools because they are well prepared every step...

I work with high school juniors/seniors and transfer/graduate applicants to select and apply to the schools of their choice and produce top-notch essays/personal statements. My extensive experience as a writer/editor and college consultant enables me to quickly assess what applicants need and help determine the best essay strategy for them. Over the last 10 years, my students have had great success in gaining acceptance to top-tier and reach schools because they are well prepared every step of the way and their essays are both well thought out and well executed.

My academic credentials include a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania and an. M.A. in Counseling Psychology from New College of California.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Sociology
Psychology
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $150 for in-person / $150 for online
  • Rate details: This is my fee for college essay assistance and college counseling.
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Sebastopol, CA 95472
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Barbara hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience tutoring K-6 students in language arts, spelling, math and reading. This experience has been gained over the last five years as a private tutor in Sonoma County. I also have an extensive collection of materials to use with children of this age group.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience tutoring K-6 students in language arts, spelling, math and reading. This experience has been gained over the last five years as a private tutor in Sonoma County. I also have an extensive collection of materials to use with children of this age group.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience tutoring K-6 students in language arts, spelling, math and reading. This experience has been gained over the last five years as a private tutor in Sonoma County. I also have an extensive collection of materials to use with children of this age group.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

For the past five years, I have worked with high school juniors and seniors on every facet of the college admissions process. In addition to helping students prepare for the reading/writing sections of the SAT and ACT, I assist with identifying appropriate colleges, navigating the application, admissions and financial aid processes, and provide guidance that enables them to produce top-notch college essays.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
Geography, Government & Politics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience tutoring K-6 students in language arts, spelling, math and reading. This experience has been gained over the last five years as a private tutor in Sonoma County. I also have an extensive collection of materials to use with children of this age group.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My tutoring experience includes working with several students to improve their study, organizational and executive functioning skills. Last school year, I worked for the entirety of the year with a sixth grader who needed help organizing and planning for assignments in all subjects. By helping him organize his materials and his time, he was able to complete projects and assignments in a more timely manner as well as excel in them. This is an area that I would like to continue working in and feel absolutely confident in doing so.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

For the past five years, I have worked with high school juniors and seniors on every facet of the college admissions process. In addition to helping students prepare for the reading/writing sections of the SAT and ACT, I assist with identifying appropriate colleges, navigating the application, admissions and financial aid processes, and provide guidance that enables them to produce top-notch college essays.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (48 ratings)
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Reviews


Helpful Grad School Admission Essay Tutor

Barbara is helping me perfect my college admission essay for grad school. We have cut out unnecessary phrases, improved sentence structure and created a more organized and crisp statement of purpose.

Sari, 2 lessons with Barbara

Best Tutor Ever

I had 3 weeks to bring my ACT English score up for a nursing program pre rec. Not only did she increase my ACT score 9 points. My Teas English section went up 15 percent. I highly recommend her. Go to tutoring and practice when your off and you will get where you need to be.

Heather, 6 lessons with Barbara

Another great lesson with Barbara, thanks for the informative update

Barbara is helping my 2 kids with SSAT prep, essay writing, comprehension and spelling. The kids love her and find her lessons interesting and very useful.

Ming, 4 lessons with Barbara

Outstanding tutor!

Barbara has tutored and provided guidance to my son on English writing skills for four months. It has helped him tremendously in preparing his high school application. She is so patient and agile while working with him. She has taught him some wonderful techniques in writing essays. She is flexible in coming to our home for tuition. My son has really enjoyed working with her which I felt as so important. I highly recommend her for English tuition and I would hire her for sure in the future.

Sundararaman, 14 lessons with Barbara

Wonderful Tutor

Barbara is a wonderful tutor and was a very good fit for our son. She gave him study tips and test taking skills as well as helping him understand the subject matter. She is very flexible and accommodating. We highly recommend her.

Mary, 11 lessons with Barbara

$150/hour

Barbara S.

$150/hour

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