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College Essay Writing and Interview Prep, AP History DBQ LEQ APUSH
Barbara L.

610 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $155

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College Essay Writing and Interview Prep, AP History DBQ LEQ APUSH
College Essay Writing and Interview Prep, AP History DBQ LEQ APUSH
Barbara L.

610 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

610 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Barbara


Bio

I am a high school teacher who entered college consulting because writing your college essay should be joyful! Sometimes one of the biggest obstacles to writing is simply coming up with an idea that you're excited to run with. I LOVE the process of getting to know candidates and helping them devise clever ways to present themselves to admissions teams. After teaching writing in my History, English, Spanish, French, and SAT classes for the last 15 years, I have gotten pretty good at guiding...

I am a high school teacher who entered college consulting because writing your college essay should be joyful! Sometimes one of the biggest obstacles to writing is simply coming up with an idea that you're excited to run with. I LOVE the process of getting to know candidates and helping them devise clever ways to present themselves to admissions teams. After teaching writing in my History, English, Spanish, French, and SAT classes for the last 15 years, I have gotten pretty good at guiding students to sift through their interests and experiences and find the ones that are ripe for sharing. I am also well aware that the college essay is possibly the most important piece of writing you'll ever create!

Since the stakes are high, I prefer to take a little extra time to get to know you and explore the specifics of your passions, values, experiences, and intellectual pursuits. Once you can articulate what holds significance to you, it's easier to weave together an essay that shows (rather than tells) why you're a distinctive candidate. The end goal is to deliver a concise and memorable 'story' where the reader immediately feels like they have a window into who you are.

My background: I attended Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College. After working in business in Boston for a few years, I earned my Master of Education and have since taught in the United States, Spain, the UAE, Mexico, and online, helping students from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. For over a decade, I also served as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that volunteer position, I interviewed Ivy League candidates and gained valuable insights into what strong candidates can do to set themselves apart from the pack.

We both know that your college essay is incredibly important, and I take that knowledge to heart. If you want to dig deep and find the BEST possible way to present yourself to colleges, I would love to work with you.


Education

Dartmouth College
French
Keene State College
MEd
University of Scranton
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $155
  • Rate details: A cancellation fee will be assessed if a session is cancelled within 8 hours of the start time. SAT coaching rate is $50/hr. Rate for Tutoring & College Counseling is $135/hr.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/23/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students write and refine their essays for almost 20 years. In addition to resolving any grammar and punctuation errors, I can provide meticulous feedback on format, style, and citations. Once the piece is in its final stages, we make sure to smooth the transitions and refine your language so that you feel confident about your final product.

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students write and refine their essays for almost 20 years. In addition to resolving any grammar and punctuation errors, I can provide meticulous feedback on format, style, and citations. Once the piece is in its final stages, we make sure to smooth the transitions and refine your language so that you feel confident about your final product.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

History

American History,

American History

My particular area of strength is in preparing students for the AP essays, Document-Based Questions (DBQ) and Long Essay Question (LEQ). I have been teaching History for 5 years, and I am certified in Social Studies in the state of New Hampshire. I have taught Pre-AP Ancient World History for 3 years, and AP US History for 2 years. The AP History essays can sometimes be daunting, but that mystery can be removed with an organized, systematic approach to your writing.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

My particular area of focus is on preparing students for the AP essays, Document-Based Questions (DBQ) and Long Essay Question (LEQ). I have been teaching History for 5 years, and I am certified in Social Studies in the state of New Hampshire. I have taught Pre-AP Ancient World History for 3 years, and AP US History for 2 years. The AP History essays can sometimes be daunting, but that mystery can be removed with an organized, systematic approach to your writing.
World History

World History

My particular area of strength is in preparing students for the AP essays, Document-Based Questions (DBQ) and Long Essay Question (LEQ). I have been teaching History for 5 years, and I am certified in Social Studies in the state of New Hampshire. I have taught Pre-AP Ancient World History for 3 years, and AP US History for 2 years. The AP History essays can sometimes be daunting, but that mystery can be removed with an organized, systematic approach to your writing.

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Math

SAT Math

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!

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Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I am an Ivy League alumna and veteran high school teacher. Prior to becoming a college essay consultant three years ago, I volunteered as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that role, I conducted applicant interviews and gained a thorough understanding of what top tier schools are looking for in a candidate.

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am an Ivy League alumna and veteran high school teacher. Prior to becoming a college essay consultant three years ago, I volunteered as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that role, I conducted applicant interviews and gained a thorough understanding of what top tier schools are looking for in a candidate.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!

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Knowledgeable and Flexible

Barbara is providing good help to my son's college application essays. She is right to the point and flexible on schedule. Highly recommended. We will continue working with her.

Jeffrey, 6 lessons with Barbara

Very professional approach

Perfect approach to quickly understand requirement and provide guidance in line with same, also appreciate high commitment that despite weekends & travel she managed supporting us.

Krish, 20 lessons with Barbara

Expert tutor

Barbara helped my daughter for her world history paper. She would take time before the session to find more sources for the paper and would jump in late night sessions before the due date to help editing and expanding the paper. She is an expert in her own field and we are so honored to have her guide my daughter.

Julia, 1 lesson with Barbara

college essay review

My Son and I cannot stop emphasizing how outstanding our experience with Barbara has been thus far. She has helped my son write unique and robust college essays and delved into her interests to ensure that she incorporated the personalization component into her essays. She was patient, understanding, and incredibly sweet. After my son worked with Barbara , he felt more knowledgeable and confident about his writing. answered any questions we had about the college admissions process and was very prompt. We highly recommend her and thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

Rishi, 4 lessons with Barbara

Awesome! Can’t thank enough!

Very outstanding tutor! Extremely helpful and provided great advice and feedback about how each and every aspect can be improved so that it shines through! Can’t thank her and God enough! Superb response time as well via Wyzant!

Sowmiya, 5 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable and patient college counselor

Great help with college essay writing.

Afshin, 5 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable and thorough

Very good at breaking down the application as well as set you on a path that is best for you. She helps you with a plan B and C if needed. She will help you get in to the school of your dreams

Cory, 2 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable and thorough

Very good at breaking down the application as well as set you on a path that is best for you. She helps you with a plan B and C if needed. She will help you get in to the school of your dreams

Cory, 2 lessons with Barbara

Detailed explanations and helpful suggestions

Barbara looked over the sample drafts beforehand so we were able to quickly dive into feedback/areas of improvement. She offered several different essay ideas to help with the writing/reflective process and helped explain where my essay needed to focus more/less on in a clear way

QING, 1 lesson with Barbara

Knowledgeable and kind

She helpfully and patent and she make clear understand for me so I appreciate her really , I really thank her for her patent to make me to understand well, I incarge you guys to use her for more knowledge

Berhanu, 3 lessons with Barbara
Hourly Rate: $155
Response time: 12 minutes
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