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Barbara E.

Stamford, CT

$40/hour

Expert Reading and Writing Specialist

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 30 ratings
Great tutor
— Wade, White Plains, NY on 1/21/16

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SUNY Cortland, NY
Manhattanville College
Master's

Education

SUNY Cortland, NY

Manhattanville College (Master's)

About Barbara

About Me:
I am a retired teacher with over twenty years of experience and a long history of success in working with students who were struggling to read and write. I have a Master's degree in Reading and Writing K-12, and certification in both Elementary Education and Reading. With my experience and rapport with students I can make a difference in your child's academic life. My goal is to make sure that every student learns to the best of his or her ability. In addition I am an author with two published books.

My Methods:
I work with students one on one building on their strengths and instilling in them the joy of learning by starting with what they know and constantly encouraging them. As long as a student is engaged and enjoying what they are doing they will learn. For example, I help them with their homework by reteaching anything they missed and making sure they have a full understanding of the assignment. I use a variety of methods depending on what your child needs to help him or her attain their goals.
About Me:
I am a retired teacher with over twenty years of experience and a long history of success in working with students who were struggling to read and write. I have a Master's degree in Reading and
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Stamford, CT 06902
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Wade, White Plains, NY on 1/21/16
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GED,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary grades K-7 for over 17 years with tenure in grade 4. I have permanent certification in Elementary Common Branches K-6 and permanent certification in Reading K-12.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's in Reading and Writing and I have taken several linguistics courses to help people with their speech.

I was the Coordinator for foreign students and one of my jobs was to help them with pronunciation.

GED

I am qualified to help you pass your GED test and receive your diploma.

Grammar

While obtaining my Master's in Reading and Writing K-12, I took several graduate level classes dealing with using grammar correctly.

I have a lot of experience editing manuscripts for professional publication and a working knowledge of grammar rules. I am a published author and must proofread my own work very carefully before it is published.

Literature

I have a background in American and English literature and a Masters in Reading and Writing K-12. In addition, I am the author of a young adult novel recently published.

Phonics

I have been a Reading Specialist and have taught phonics to students of all ages. My teaching involved working with students who needed a great deal of phonics work to bring them up to the correct reading level.

Reading

I have Permanent Reading certification for Grades K-12 and I have worked as both a Literacy Specialist and a Reading teacher. My Masters is in Reading and Writing.

For several years I have worked as a private tutor and I have been tutoring students from all elementary grades.

SAT Reading

I have a Masters in Reading and Writing K-12 and I have been both a Literacy Specialist and a Reading teacher. I have a great deal of experience teaching students to take tests and I am very familiar with the SAT Reading exam.

SAT Writing

I am very familiar with test formats and have had courses in instructing students on how to succeed on the SAT tests. I am a published author and a former Writing teacher.

Study Skills

I have been a teacher for almost 20 years and have also been a Reading Specialist. I am very familiar with teaching study skills to all age students. I have a Masters in Reading and Writing K-12 and I have had several classes to help students learn study skills. As a graduate student it was necessary to have good study skills for optimum learning.

Writing

I have a Masters in Reading and Writing and experience in teaching writing. I am a published author with a young adult novel.

SUNY Cortland, NY
Manhattanville College
Master's

Education

SUNY Cortland, NY

Manhattanville College (Master's)

Great tutor — She has been helping my 3rd grade boy. Been very patient and helpful with his reading. I would recommend her with anyone who needs help with reading. ...

— Wade, White Plains, NY on 1/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 2 miles of Stamford, CT 06902.