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Barb P.

Expert High School math and ACT/SAT Prep tutor; personal ACT score 36!

Expert High School math and ACT/SAT Prep tutor; personal ACT score 36!

$45/hour

About Barb


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October 3rd, 2019

Hello, interested parent or student!

I am pleased to say that I do have a few daytime on-line openings at this time. Please contact me if you're interested. I'm happy to meet you for a consultation at no cost or obligation so you can see if you'd like to work with me. On-line tutoring is easy - check out a demo here:

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Test prep has become a specialty area of mine, and I have developed an extremely successful...

October 3rd, 2019

Hello, interested parent or student!

I am pleased to say that I do have a few daytime on-line openings at this time. Please contact me if you're interested. I'm happy to meet you for a consultation at no cost or obligation so you can see if you'd like to work with me. On-line tutoring is easy - check out a demo here:

https://online.wyzant.com/welcome/d0d7f3168d31/#/new

Test prep has become a specialty area of mine, and I have developed an extremely successful program. My personal ACT composite score in April 2019 was a 36.

Nearly all of my ACT test prep students have increased their scores by at least 2 points overall, and many have increased their overall scores by 5+ points. Individual section scores have increased as much as 10 points. I am proud of all of my students and glad to help them achieve their personal bests.
Improvement is a direct result of doing the homework I recommend; the more time and mental attention given to preparing, the more students’ scores can be increased. I have students starting with ACT scores from 13 - 30, so I'm comfortable tutoring students no matter what their starting score.

I work with public, private, and homeschooled students. With many homeschooled students, I am their primary math or science teacher. I also have public & private schooled students who work with me to help them succeed in school. For all of my students, I am available via email & text during the week for additional questions.

I love working with high school students. Subjects I tutor are math, science, and ACT/SAT Test Prep. I have worked with nearly 300 students over the past several years and have enjoyed helping each and every one of them.

Tutoring and teaching have helped me learn many different ways of explaining concepts and problem-solving methods. I feel that everyone has an innate ability to understand when information is presented in a way that makes sense to them. I have a lot of patience and don't jump in to do the work for the students. My motto is "Why do more math than necessary", both in math and science, and I show students shortcuts and easier ways to accomplish more in less time. I don't spend time on concepts they already understand.

All in all, I've been tutoring and teaching for about 25 years. When I needed to find a job, this was what God put in my lap, and it's been a pleasure ever since. I enjoy every day and every student. I strive to help students improve their skills and enjoy their learning as much as possible. I also work hard to be more than just a source of information, but a source of positive support and influence in the students' lives.

I have an Associate Degree in General Science and have been a homeschool teacher for 16 years and paid private tutor for 7. I currently teach high school homeschool classes in rotating subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, English, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and ACT/SAT prep.

I offer individual tutoring sessions meeting as often as needed, but typically weekly or twice a week. Typical tutoring sessions are an hour, with 90 min for ACT or SAT test prep.

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


Education

Clinton Community College
Science

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/2/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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!
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!

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!
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!
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!

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!

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!
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!

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!
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.

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!
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!
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!

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!

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, 4 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, 20 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, 82 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
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