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Barbara H.

Buffalo Grove, IL

$60/hour

Retired high school math teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 32 ratings
Very knowledgeable
— Heather, Lincolnshire, IL on 10/18/16

$60/Hour


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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mathematics education
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Mathematics education)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

About Barbara

I have taught pre-algebra, algebra 1 and geometry for over 34 years. I have both a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics education. I also have taken 45 additional credits in mathematics and special education. I love to help students understand the material and often present concepts in different ways in order to enable the students to grasp the concepts. I often make my own hands-on materials so students can visualize and "touch" the concept. I have spent some time working with students that have learning problems, especially in the area of math, and am often successful in getting concepts across.

I served as mathematics department chair for my high school for over 15 years and often helped teachers plan how to present difficult concepts. After retirement, I worked for a non-profit organization tutoring students with disabilities. I worked with all levels of students including those who needed to count money and understand basic math operations.

I have taught these courses for many years and have accumulated many " tricks" for getting difficult ideas across. I love to help 5th grade-8th grade students grasp basic algebra and geometry concepts.

Please contact me for help in understanding basic math concepts. I like to help students really understand the concept, not just memorize an algorithm.
I believe that my experience helps me reach the students. Newer graduates may understand the concepts but do not know how to explain them in many different ways.
I have taught pre-algebra, algebra 1 and geometry for over 34 years. I have both a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics education. I also have taken 45 additional credits in mathematics and special education. I love to help students understand the material and often present concepts in different ways in order to enable the students to Read more

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Travels within 6 miles of Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable"

- Heather, Lincolnshire, IL on 10/18/16

"Great Algebra Tutor"

- Maria, Buffalo Grove, IL on 10/4/16

"Great!"

- Heather, Lincolnshire, IL on 8/23/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Juhi, Buffalo Grove, IL on 10/30/15

"A great teacher of math"

- Karen, Arlington Heights, IL on 5/28/15

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Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 for many years and know how to make sure all learners get the concepts.

Geometry

I taught all levels of geometry for 35 years. I have taken numerous seminars on geometry and presented geometry workshops at Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics conventions. I have made many geometry manipulatives and use them to explain concepts to my students. I believe that I am able to reach all types of learners.

Prealgebra

I taught math at all levels for thirty-five years.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mathematics education
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Mathematics education)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Very knowledgeable

Barbara is great at providing analogies to help explain concepts. She came prepared knowing exactly what the material was that was being studied and what was going to be on the upcoming test. She knows the curruculum and knows how to explain it many different ways.

— Heather, Lincolnshire, IL on 10/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 6 miles of Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.