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Summer Classes! Study Skills, Math and Grammar Review, and more!

Summer Classes! Study Skills, Math and Grammar Review, and more!

$35/hour

  • 1,593 hours tutoring

About Barb


Bio

May 28, 2020

At this time, I have openings nearly every day. All tutoring is done online.

I have summer classes that meet each week in Study Skills, Grammar Review, Algebra 1 Review, and Essay Writing in June, and possibly adding ACT Prep and Algebra 2 Review in July. Right now, there is room in all of the classes.

Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Let me know if you are interested in joining! Each session will be scheduled for half an hour of tutoring time.

I tutor high...

May 28, 2020

At this time, I have openings nearly every day. All tutoring is done online.

I have summer classes that meet each week in Study Skills, Grammar Review, Algebra 1 Review, and Essay Writing in June, and possibly adding ACT Prep and Algebra 2 Review in July. Right now, there is room in all of the classes.

Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Let me know if you are interested in joining! Each session will be scheduled for half an hour of tutoring time.

I tutor high school students from any school, whether public, private, or home schools. I also teach high school classes for home school students in rotating subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, English, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and ACT/SAT prep.

I have recently developed a program to help students with Study Skills, Memory Retention, Comprehension, and Organization. These skills apply to any subject. My program is based on my own personal experience and insight gained from over 20 years of teaching and tutoring high school students and my own research into how the brain works, combining methods taken developed by Neuropsychologists.

Test prep is my specialty, and you might wonder if it is still advisable to even take the ACT or SAT, due to the increasing number of colleges and universities that have gone Test Optional, either temporarily or permanently. It can still be beneficial to take these tests, depending on your goals. Test scores are still required for many scholarships, so if that is one of your goals, then yes! Home schooled students also benefit from taking the ACT or SAT, because it validates their GPA.

I have developed an extremely successful ACT and SAT Prep program over the past six years. My methodology is backed up by a wealth of scientific research and by the improvement of nearly all of my ACT test prep students, almost all of whom increased their composite score by at least 2 points, and many by 5 or more points. Individual section scores have increased as much as 10 points. I have stud


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.
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!
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!

Examples of Expertise


Barb has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Barb is helping my son get back on track with math after we hit a wall and didn't know what else to do. One of the first things she said to him was, "I don't want you to ever feel badly because you struggle with these things. You are not dumb and I don't want you to tell yourself you are." That was a comfort to me as a mom. I couldn't be more thankful!

Lisa, 135 lessons with Barb

Knowledgeable, organized and helpful

Barb is tutoring my daughter to improve her ACT score. She was recommended to me from a mother whose daughter had ADD as my daughter also has ADD. Barb is very organized and communicates clearly each week to both my daughter and me about what they have done and what to do next. My daughter is feeling more confident each week and that is great to see. Barb also researched and forwarded info to me on how to get my daughter accommodations for testing. Besides being organized and effective, she is just a nice person. I am very impressed with her and highly recommend her for ACT tutoring.

Lise, 9 lessons with Barb

$35/hour

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Barb P.

$35/hour

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