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Barbara C.

Lake Forest, IL

$70/hour

TUTOR experienced primary grade teacher and school administrator

In-person lessons

$70/Hour


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Barat College
Psychology Education
Dominician University
Master's

Education

Barat College (Psychology Education)

Dominician University (Master's)

About Barbara

I have taught in the primary grades for many years. I loved learning about how a school runs so became an assistant principal and principal. I LOVE teaching and am excited to tutor as a means of helping students. I have taken time off from my career to help care for and be with my my mom before she passed away. I am high energy and anxious to get back to work. I tutored a lot especially when I was teaching and now I mostly help our friend's children and their friends. They're growing up and needing tutors more experienced with high school! It is fun to help students learn about their learning styles. So often students struggles in school not so much because the work is hard for them, but because of the way or ways it is presented. ALL students learn but through the support of tutoring the learning experience become more individual. The student ends up having greater confidence. I also don't tutor just to support struggling students. Sometimes students need enrichment and want to do more work. It is win win all the way around!

My husband and I have 3 golden retrievers. We love to ski in Colorado and spend time boating at home or in Door County.

That is a little bit about me. I look forward to meeting and helping you!
I have taught in the primary grades for many years. I loved learning about how a school runs so became an assistant principal and principal. I LOVE teaching and am excited to tutor as a means of helping students. I have taken time off from my career to help care for and be with my my mom before she passed away. I am high energy and anxious to get Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lake Forest, IL 60045
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

As an administrator I provided my teachers with Common Core checklists to help them align what they taught with the CC Standards. I worked closely with staff to help them with lesson plans and witnessed the CC teachings in all subject areas in my K-8 setting.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught in a self contained classroom setting in grades K-4 in the northern suburbs of Chicago my entire teaching career. My first year as assistant principal I taught 5th grade Math and Science part time. My area of expertise is Reading/ LA, Math, Writing, and Study Skills in grades K-4. I have enjoyed writing, implementing, and teaching the curriculum across all those grade levels. I tutored numerous students across those grades. It was helpful knowing the broad spectrum of curriculum because I was able to grasp where a student was academically and what curriculum he/she would be facing in the years ahead.

Handwriting

When teaching in the lower grades, we used the Zaner Bloser Handwriting books. I helped students transition from manuscript to cursive. I included handwriting (motor skills) as part of a tutoring session for those who needed help forming letters, words, and even numbers. We modeled and traced to accomplished this.

Phonics

When I taught in the primary grades, Phonics was part of our Reading block time. I enjoyed teaching the students not only how words were spelled but why they were spelled that way. The sounds, blends, syllabication rules etc all made sense and helped create a connection across the Language Arts curriculum.

Study Skills

I adopted a Study Skills program at my school that was incorporated into the curriculum in grades 1-5. It taught students HOW to study and offered organization tips. It was very successful! Parents loved it too!

Barat College
Psychology Education
Dominician University
Master's

Education

Barat College (Psychology Education)

Dominician University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of Lake Forest, IL 60045.