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Barbara F.

Valencia, CA

$45/hr

Patient and Nurturing Special Education Tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/26/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
125 Ratings
 
 
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Amazing tutor, great for my dyslexic daughter!
— Patty, Moorpark, CA on 2/21/15

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Ellis NYIT
Interdisciplinary St
National University
Master's

Education

Ellis NYIT (Interdisciplinary St)

National University (Master's)

About Barbara

I have worked for several years within the Special Education department for William S. Hart Union High School District, as an instructional assistant. Before coming to California, I worked with the Ferndale Public School District in Ferndale, Michigan, where I have held many positions. I have been a media specialist, a one-on-one instructional assistant, a technologist, a science coordinator and a substitute teacher for all grades from Pre-K to Adult Education. I have had informal training with a multi-sensory method for teaching students with dyslexia how to process the written language called Orton-Gillingham. I hold a Master's Degree in special education, a Bachelors Degree in interdisciplinary studies, and an Associates Degree in instructional technology.

I have a child who has dyslexia so I not only know how to help these students manipulate the brain in order to read, I also have an idea how parents feel who are faced with this disorder in their children. I have also worked with students who have many special needs. I have been a adaptive skills trainer and a behaviorist for a local company who work with students who are autistic.
I have worked for several years within the Special Education department for William S. Hart Union High School District, as an instructional assistant. Before coming to California, I worked with the Ferndale Public School District in Ferndale, Michigan, where I have held many positions. I have been a media specialist, a one-on-one instructional… Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Valencia, CA 91354
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing tutor, great for my dyslexic daughter!"

- Patty, Moorpark, CA on 2/21/15

"Very Patient"

- Ebony, Canyon Country, CA on 11/20/14

"Very patient"

- Gigi, Canyon Country, CA on 8/7/14

"Thank you!"

- Brenda, Valencia, CA on 3/3/14

"Very patient and truly understands."

- C, New York, NY on 12/28/13

"Great tutor, very patient with my hyperactive son."

- Christy, Castaic, CA on 1/30/13
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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ADD/ADHD

Through my schooling and teaching experiences I have learned that students with ADD and ADHD learn differently from other students. I have found that a multi-sensory approach to teaching allows the student to stay on task for longer periods of time. Modifying the lesson will allow the students to have frequent breaks to help with their attention spans. I have worked for several years within the Special Education department for William S. Hart Union High School District, as an instructional assistant.

Autism

I have worked with students with autism for six years through the William S. Hart Union School District. I have worked as a behaviorist for children and adolescents for the last four years. I am four classes away from my Master's in Special Education and four classes away from my credentials.

Dyslexia

I have worked with several students who have dyslexia including my own child. I even wrote an action research paper on the subject for my Master's Degree within Special Education. I know different ways to teach students who have this learning disability.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked within a 1st-2nd grade classroom as a teacher's assistant and have taught small group lessons. I have taught reading enrichment for 1st-3rd graders during summer school. I also now possess a Master's in Special Education. in which I also have some early education classes. I am a co-leader for a Brownie troop and help with two other youth groups.

Handwriting

I hold a Master's Degree in special education. I have had many years' experience helping students with their writing skills. I have taught summer reading enrichment programs which also focused on students' writing skills. This program was designed for 1st through 3rd grade students who needed a little extra support over the summer. I have taught my students not only how to improve their printing but also worked on their handwriting. I teach my students who are dyslexic to write in cursive because if they use cursive writing then they are less likely to write their letters backwards or transpose a b for a d.

Phonics

I have worked with students during summer phonics enrichment programs. I also am 4 classes away from my Masters degree in special education.

Special Needs

I have worked with students and parents within ABA, DTT and adaptive skills while working with a behaviorist. I have worked with all areas of special education as an aide. I have worked with student from mild to severe. I also hold a Master's Degree in Special Education.

Ellis NYIT
Interdisciplinary St
National University
Master's

Education

Ellis NYIT (Interdisciplinary St)

National University (Master's)

Amazing tutor, great for my dyslexic daughter! — Barbara is truly a find! Our 7-year old daughter is dyslexic and helping her to read has been a difficult task for us. Her school does not provide special assistance, so we have been on our own in trying to help her read, with limited success. Barbara has many years experience with dyslexia issues, and she is one of the few people we have found who truly understands what difficulties she faces. ...

— Patty, Moorpark, CA on 2/21/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of Valencia, CA 91354.

Background Check Status for Barbara F.

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