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Barbara T.

North Chelmsford, MA

$60/hour

Foreign Language is my Specialty

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 52 ratings
Patient, encouraging, very smart, multi-language professional instructor.
— Terrisa, Ventura, CA on 2/22/13

$60/Hour


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University of Massachusetts - Boston
Russian
University of Massachusetts Lowell
MEd

Education

University of Massachusetts - Boston (Russian)

University of Massachusetts Lowell (MEd)

About Barbara

I hold Massachusetts Department of Education certification in Spanish and I have been a public school teacher for 18 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, majoring in Russian with a minor in History, and a Master of Education program, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. I taught middle school French and Spanish for 10 years and I currently teach high school Spanish; for the last 3 years I have been teaching and building up a quality AP Spanish Language and Culture program. I have also taught high school Russian and I have been an MCAS tutor for both English Language Arts and Math. I was also a volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language for adults, and I worked as a teaching assistant in an elementary bilingual program (English and Spanish).

As a public school teacher, I understand the foreign language curriculum and what you need to be successful in class. I also know how to break it down, make it easy to understand and fun to learn. When I work with a student one on one, great things can be accomplished in a short time. You will have a teacher who knows the curriculum, but have my enthusiastic and undivided attention. I enjoy tutoring and have tutored Spanish, French, Russian, writing and math. I look forward to working with you helping you succeed!
I hold Massachusetts Department of Education certification in Spanish and I have been a public school teacher for 18 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, majoring in Russian with a minor in History, and a Master of Education program, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. I taught middle school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Please contact me directly for group rates or multiple hour rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient, encouraging, very smart, multi-language professional instructor."

- Terrisa, Ventura, CA on 2/22/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Janet, Chelmsford, MA on 3/14/14

"Highly Recommended"

- Dan, Billerica, MA on 6/12/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Vina, Carlisle, MA on 7/20/11
Math:
Microsoft Excel
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Russian,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Russian

I majored in Russian at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, graduating in 1992. I received the "Distinction in Russian" award for having the highest GPA in my major. I can submit transcripts to verify this information.

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years.

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Russian
University of Massachusetts Lowell
MEd

Education

University of Massachusetts - Boston (Russian)

University of Massachusetts Lowell (MEd)

Patient, encouraging, very smart, multi-language professional instructor.

Barbara has been tutoring me in French, Spanish, and soon Russian. She brings a technical and professional teaching background to the lessons by providing complete, simple and educated help. She's genuine, personable, accommodating, and very encouraging. She's prepared, listens well, and treats each lesson as a well-defined time of learning that isn't rushed or treated lightly. You feel as tho

— Terrisa, Ventura, CA on 2/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Please contact me directly for group rates or multiple hour rates.

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of North Chelmsford, MA 01863.