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Barbara H.

Retired high school math teacher

Retired high school math teacher

$60/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

  • Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


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About Barbara


Bio

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...

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.


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mathematics education
Northeastern Illinois University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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

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

Prealgebra

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

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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

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

Prealgebra

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

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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

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

Prealgebra

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

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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

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.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (46 ratings)
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Reviews

Very knowledgeable

She was able to show me how to solve problems in more than one way and a way that I liked. She was very patient and understanding.

Anandamoy , 2 lessons with Barbara

Great tutor

My son loved working with Barbara! He is exciting to continue to meet with her to keep up with his Honors Geometry. She connected right away with my son and is very, very proficient in the subject.

Jen, 3 lessons with Barbara

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, 1 lesson with Barbara

Great Algebra Tutor

She is always ready for the lesson she needs to teach. In addition, she is absolutely a great tutor who is very passionate for what she is doing.Lastly, I could observe that she is an expert in Algebra and Geometry.

Maria, 3 lessons with Barbara

Great!

Very helpful to my daughter. Like reviews said, used manipulatives to help further explain. So helpful, that my daughter insisted upon scheduling another session on on the spot.

Heather, 38 lessons with Barbara

Excellent Tutor

She is an Excellent Tutor who helped my middle schooler work on long division and complicated word problems, and also understand the Metric system. She made them so fun and easy for him, and he was very happy.

Juhi, 6 lessons with Barbara

A great teacher of math

Barbara has the knowledge to teach math at every level. She understands how a step by step approach allows the student to comprehend and eventually become able to do it on their own. She prepares ahead of time by bringing practice sheets based on the lesson. She even gave a follow up phone call to make sure one particular area was clearly understood. Thank you Barbara. See you again.

Karen, 1 lesson with Barbara

$60/hour

Barbara H.

$60/hour

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