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Expert Tutor! High School Math, English, Science, ACT/SAT, Studying

Expert Tutor! High School Math, English, Science, ACT/SAT, Studying

$35/hour

  • 1,733 hours tutoring

About Barb


Bio

January 16, 2021

Hello, parents and students! At this time, I do not have any openings. I may have some in mid-February, so please let me know if you'd like me to contact you when I have an opening. All tutoring is done online.

I tutor 7th - 12th grade students in many subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, English, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and ACT/SAT prep. I have developed a program to help all of my students improve understanding and retention of any...

January 16, 2021

Hello, parents and students! At this time, I do not have any openings. I may have some in mid-February, so please let me know if you'd like me to contact you when I have an opening. All tutoring is done online.

I tutor 7th - 12th grade students in many subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, English, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and ACT/SAT prep. I have developed a program to help all of my students improve understanding and retention of any subject matter through Study Skills, Memory Retention, Comprehension, and Organization.

I am dedicated to providing a safe space for all of my students, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or any other protected category.

If you need tutoring but are under financial duress, please let me know; I will be happy to work something out with you.

I have online home school classes for Spring 2021 semester in English, math, science, test prep, and study skills – please contact me for information.

I strive to help students improve their skills and enjoy their learning as much as possible, and I work hard to be not only a source of information but also a source of positive support in students' lives.

I offer individual or shared tutoring sessions meeting as often as needed; most students choose once or twice a week. Tutoring sessions for core subjects are normally an hour and 90 minutes for test prep.

I'm happy to meet you for a consultation with no cost or obligation so you can see if you'd like to work with me.

I've been tutoring and teaching for about 25 years. For the past nine years, I have been a paid tutor and teacher and have worked with over 300 students. I have an Associate Degree in General Science and an employment background in science and math. My personal ACT score in 2018 was a 36.

Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!

Barb


Education

Clinton Community College
Science

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Hello, I have lowered my rate due to the Coronavirus crisis and the financial instability of many people around the world.
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/24/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar to home schooled high school students for about 15 years. I use a traditional method of teaching grammar, along with methods I have developed over the past 6 years. My program is based on scientific research into how the brain works and my own experience. I would love to help your student succeed with grammar, especially since grammar skills convey a positive message in every aspect of communication.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been a writer and grammar fanatic for most of my life, but over the past 15 years or so, I have studied these topics in great detail. I love to proofread and correct essays and papers - I do it naturally in everything I read. Using proper grammar and strong writing skills lets your reader know that you are well-educated and intelligent. Mistakes in your writing can be very distracting to the reader. In addition, using strong word choices and complex sentences keeps reader interest high, which encourages them to continue reading more from you, or give you a great grade. I have been very successful in tutoring for the writing portion of the SAT and ACT, on which I scored a perfect 36 last year. I also regularly proofread letters, papers, applications, and more for my former and current students. Let me know how I can help!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar to home schooled high school students for about 15 years. I use a traditional method of teaching grammar, along with methods I have developed over the past 6 years. My program is based on scientific research into how the brain works and my own experience. I would love to help your student succeed with grammar, especially since grammar skills convey a positive message in every aspect of communication.
Reading

Reading

I have been teaching reading to various aged students for over twenty years. I have developed a highly successful program based on scientific research and my own experience. I will work with your student to enhance their reading comprehension and retention of the material they are reading. I currently have a number of students working on reading comprehension, and I teach classes in ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep, which has a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary, speed, active reading, and other reading-related skill building. I look forward to helping your student become a more effective reader.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
English,

English

I have been teaching English and reading for over 12 years and have had much experience with reading comprehension, essay writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. I have developed a program to aid in reading comprehension and retention based on my own experience and a wealth of scientific research studies. Let me know how I can help your student succeed!
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar to home schooled high school students for about 15 years. I use a traditional method of teaching grammar, along with methods I have developed over the past 6 years. My program is based on scientific research into how the brain works and my own experience. I would love to help your student succeed with grammar, especially since grammar skills convey a positive message in every aspect of communication.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a writer and grammar fanatic for most of my life, but over the past 15 years or so, I have studied these topics in great detail. I love to proofread and correct essays and papers - I do it naturally in everything I read. Using proper grammar and strong writing skills lets your reader know that you are well-educated and intelligent. Mistakes in your writing can be very distracting to the reader. In addition, using strong word choices and complex sentences keeps reader interest high, which encourages them to continue reading more from you, or give you a great grade. I have been very successful in tutoring for the writing portion of the SAT and ACT, on which I scored a perfect 36 last year. I also regularly proofread letters, papers, applications, and more for my former and current students. Let me know how I can help!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading to various aged students for over twenty years. I have developed a highly successful program based on scientific research and my own experience. I will work with your student to enhance their reading comprehension and retention of the material they are reading. I currently have a number of students working on reading comprehension, and I teach classes in ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep, which has a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary, speed, active reading, and other reading-related skill building. I look forward to helping your student become a more effective reader.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
Writing

Writing

I have spent a great deal of time working with high school students doing English courses - both grammar and writing. In addition, I have taught groups of students writing skills, and I have a number of students who see me for writing essays and research papers. Additionally, I have much experience teaching students to write essays for the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping students find their ability to express themselves skillfully through writing, which is a vital, life-long skill.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught homeschool high school biology for about 14 years. It is one of my favorite subjects, as I love the natural world and I love encouraging students to explore the living world around them. I would love to work with your student to help them succeed. Biology is largely based on memory, and I have developed an extremely successful program to aid students in understanding and retaining the material they read. Let me know how I can help!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications for chemistry tutoring include 6 years of tutoring home school classes in high school chemistry, as well as many years of tutoring math, which is a major component of chemistry. I have an Associate’s Degree in general science, which means that I did take a great deal of chemistry, as well as the other natural sciences, in college. I have taught high school chemistry to a class sizes ranging from 3-17. Chemistry is my first love, and I will enthusiastically share my love for this subject area and help your student succeed.
English,

English

I have been teaching English and reading for over 12 years and have had much experience with reading comprehension, essay writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. I have developed a program to aid in reading comprehension and retention based on my own experience and a wealth of scientific research studies. Let me know how I can help your student succeed!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been a private tutor nearly 20 years and have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests. I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading to various aged students for over twenty years. I have developed a highly successful program based on scientific research and my own experience. I will work with your student to enhance their reading comprehension and retention of the material they are reading. I currently have a number of students working on reading comprehension, and I teach classes in ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep, which has a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary, speed, active reading, and other reading-related skill building. I look forward to helping your student become a more effective reader.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
Writing,

Writing

I have spent a great deal of time working with high school students doing English courses - both grammar and writing. In addition, I have taught groups of students writing skills, and I have a number of students who see me for writing essays and research papers. Additionally, I have much experience teaching students to write essays for the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping students find their ability to express themselves skillfully through writing, which is a vital, life-long skill.
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best! .
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been a private tutor nearly 20 years and have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests. I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught homeschool high school biology for about 14 years. It is one of my favorite subjects, as I love the natural world and I love encouraging students to explore the living world around them. I would love to work with your student to help them succeed. Biology is largely based on memory, and I have developed an extremely successful program to aid students in understanding and retaining the material they read. Let me know how I can help!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications for chemistry tutoring include 6 years of tutoring home school classes in high school chemistry, as well as many years of tutoring math, which is a major component of chemistry. I have an Associate’s Degree in general science, which means that I did take a great deal of chemistry, as well as the other natural sciences, in college. I have taught high school chemistry to a class sizes ranging from 3-17. Chemistry is my first love, and I will enthusiastically share my love for this subject area and help your student succeed.
English,

English

I have been teaching English and reading for over 12 years and have had much experience with reading comprehension, essay writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. I have developed a program to aid in reading comprehension and retention based on my own experience and a wealth of scientific research studies. Let me know how I can help your student succeed!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been a private tutor nearly 20 years and have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests. I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading to various aged students for over twenty years. I have developed a highly successful program based on scientific research and my own experience. I will work with your student to enhance their reading comprehension and retention of the material they are reading. I currently have a number of students working on reading comprehension, and I teach classes in ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep, which has a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary, speed, active reading, and other reading-related skill building. I look forward to helping your student become a more effective reader.
Writing,

Writing

I have spent a great deal of time working with high school students doing English courses - both grammar and writing. In addition, I have taught groups of students writing skills, and I have a number of students who see me for writing essays and research papers. Additionally, I have much experience teaching students to write essays for the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping students find their ability to express themselves skillfully through writing, which is a vital, life-long skill.
Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught homeschool high school biology for about 14 years. It is one of my favorite subjects, as I love the natural world and I love encouraging students to explore the living world around them. I would love to work with your student to help them succeed. Biology is largely based on memory, and I have developed an extremely successful program to aid students in understanding and retaining the material they read. Let me know how I can help!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications for chemistry tutoring include 6 years of tutoring home school classes in high school chemistry, as well as many years of tutoring math, which is a major component of chemistry. I have an Associate’s Degree in general science, which means that I did take a great deal of chemistry, as well as the other natural sciences, in college. I have taught high school chemistry to a class sizes ranging from 3-17. Chemistry is my first love, and I will enthusiastically share my love for this subject area and help your student succeed.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have previously taught and privately tutored students in all of the high school science courses, including physical and general science, biology, chemistry, and physics, in addition to junior high classes in botany, general science, chemistry & physical science. I have an Associate’s degree in general science. My high level of experience in math tutoring/teaching is very important, as there is much math in most of the science areas. I enjoy teaching science and look forward to helping your student succeed.
Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Biology,

Biology

I have taught homeschool high school biology for about 14 years. It is one of my favorite subjects, as I love the natural world and I love encouraging students to explore the living world around them. I would love to work with your student to help them succeed. Biology is largely based on memory, and I have developed an extremely successful program to aid students in understanding and retaining the material they read. Let me know how I can help!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My qualifications for chemistry tutoring include 6 years of tutoring home school classes in high school chemistry, as well as many years of tutoring math, which is a major component of chemistry. I have an Associate’s Degree in general science, which means that I did take a great deal of chemistry, as well as the other natural sciences, in college. I have taught high school chemistry to a class sizes ranging from 3-17. Chemistry is my first love, and I will enthusiastically share my love for this subject area and help your student succeed.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been a private tutor nearly 20 years and have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests. I have had experience over the past twenty years with high school and college math, including Algebra 1, 2, Trig, Geometry, Pre-Calc, and more. My degree in general science had a heavy math component. I have developed a variety of methods to help your student succeed in math. I firmly believe that everyone has the innate ability to understand math concepts when explained to them in a way that makes sense. Not all students learn the same way, and I work to find a method that will work for each student. I have had great success and have helped many students not only pass their math classes, but also to excel in classes and on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT, and on college placement tests such as the Accuplacer and Compass. Good luck!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading to various aged students for over twenty years. I have developed a highly successful program based on scientific research and my own experience. I will work with your student to enhance their reading comprehension and retention of the material they are reading. I currently have a number of students working on reading comprehension, and I teach classes in ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep, which has a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary, speed, active reading, and other reading-related skill building. I look forward to helping your student become a more effective reader.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
Writing,

Writing

I have spent a great deal of time working with high school students doing English courses - both grammar and writing. In addition, I have taught groups of students writing skills, and I have a number of students who see me for writing essays and research papers. Additionally, I have much experience teaching students to write essays for the SAT and ACT. I enjoy helping students find their ability to express themselves skillfully through writing, which is a vital, life-long skill.
Physics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best! .
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score by at least two points overall, with increases up to 5 points on the composite and 10 points on the individual section scores. My personal ACT score from April 2019 is a 36. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
PSAT,

PSAT

I have tutored several hundred students in PSAT, SAT, and ACT Prep and have had great success with a program I developed. I have helped nearly ALL of my students raise their scores significantly. I will cover all sections of the test and then focus on areas the students is weakest in. I will also discuss strategy, study skills, memory retention, anxiety strategies, and nutrition for taking the test. I am dedicated to helping each of my students achieve their personal bests on the test!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have spent the past several years developing a test-prep program that has been highly successful. It is vastly different from other prep programs out there. I have had almost all of my several hundred students raise their score overall and on each section. My goal for every student is to help them score their personal best!

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Great Tutor For High School Math

Barb is very knowledgeable and kind. She is helping my daughter with Algebra 2. She breaks down each problem step by step, and explains the concepts well. My daughter is benefiting from her teaching. I would definitely recommend her!

Alyssa, 7 lessons with Barb

Great teacher

I Learned alot on the first lesson. I would most definitely recommend Ms.Barb to anyone that is looking for ACT prep.

Amia, 3 lessons with Barb

Very patient and through

She adjusts her tutoring to my learning style. She goes at my pace not a set schedule of things that have to be done in one session. She does not judge me when I ask questions.

Sam, 11 lessons with Barb

Knowledgeable

ACT English- Barb was prepared and very knowledgeable. My son appreciated her tips and competency. We plan to schedule more lessons prior to the ACT in September.

Bola, 7 lessons with Barb

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Barb’s help is worth every dime as she works my daughter through Chemistry one chapter at a time. She’s a great communicator with me (scheduling) and my daughter (verbally and through the use of the online whiteboard). Highly recommend!

Elizabeth, 34 lessons with Barb

A gem of a tutor; perfect for my daughter who is struggling in h.s. chemistry

In our first session, Barb brought a low-key enthusiasm for chemistry and a matter-of-fact way of engaging with my daughter that won her trust almost immediately. She also conveyed a sense of ease about it all -- something my daughter was starving for, due to the inept and defensive classroom teacher she is saddled with this year. Too soon to say, but I can actually imagine my daughter gaining confidence, prevailing in this class, and more important in the long-term, actually liking chemistry.

Mary, 1 lesson with Barb

We Love Barb!

We used Barb as our daughter’s ACT tutor. We love her. In the fall of her Jr. year, our daughter’s ACT score was 30. She saw Barb for 10 sessions between February and mid-April of 2018 and she raised her score to 33. Barb worked through problems our girl never learned or didn’t remember how to do. Our daughter said that Barb was helpful. She was very good at explaining things so she could understand and remember them.

Scott, 10 lessons with Barb

Fantastic tutor!

Honors English and Advanced Geometry. This is our third year working with Barb. She’s has always been helpful in a variety of subject matter. My student always enjoys working with her.

Maria, 24 lessons with Barb

Encouraging

Barb is very encouraging when tutoring my son for ACT Prep . He feels more confident in his ability to s ore higher based on her encouragement during his sessions.

Michelle , 25 lessons with Barb
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$35/hour

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Response time: 23 minutes