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Effective AP Spanish Tutor; Mid and High School Spanish, Russian
Barbara T.

580 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $100

Response time: 2 hours

Barbara T.'s Photo

Effective AP Spanish Tutor; Mid and High School Spanish, Russian
Effective AP Spanish Tutor; Mid and High School Spanish, Russian
Barbara T.

580 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

580 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Barbara


Bio

I grade AP Spanish exams each June for the Education Testing Service (ETS). I have years of experience working with students taking AP Spanish, how to break each exam section down and how to score high.

I hold Massachusetts Department of Education certification in Spanish and I have been a foreign language for over 20 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,...

I grade AP Spanish exams each June for the Education Testing Service (ETS). I have years of experience working with students taking AP Spanish, how to break each exam section down and how to score high.

I hold Massachusetts Department of Education certification in Spanish and I have been a foreign language for over 20 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 AP Spanish; for the last 6 years I have been building 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 also have experience teaching 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!


Education

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Russian
University of Massachusetts Lowell
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: I stay on 15 minutes, after that class is cancelled & 30 minute charge. No show or cancelling 2 hours before lesson time = entire cost. Minimum lesson time 45 min.
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Russian,

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,

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years. I have been teaching AP Spanish for 5 years and grade AP Spanish exams every year for the Educational Testing Service.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Grammar, Study Skills

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I began my teaching career teaching ESL and preparing students for the TOEFL exam. I am a native English speaker with graduate course work in language and linguistics.
Grammar

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years. I have been teaching AP Spanish for 5 years and grade AP Spanish exams every year for the Educational Testing Service.
Study Skills

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Russian,

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,

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years. I have been teaching AP Spanish for 5 years and grade AP Spanish exams every year for the Educational Testing Service.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I began my teaching career teaching ESL and preparing students for the TOEFL exam. I am a native English speaker with graduate course work in language and linguistics.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years. I have been teaching AP Spanish for 5 years and grade AP Spanish exams every year for the Educational Testing Service.
Study Skills

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Study Skills

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL teacher, have tutored ESL students and even volunteered for adult ESL programs.
Russian,

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,

Spanish

I have taught high school Spanish for 18 years and have been a tutor for 5 years. I have been teaching AP Spanish for 5 years and grade AP Spanish exams every year for the Educational Testing Service.
Study Skills

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I began my teaching career teaching ESL and preparing students for the TOEFL exam. I am a native English speaker with graduate course work in language and linguistics.

Examples of Expertise


Barbara 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

Awesome AP Spanish Tutor

Ms. Barbara is awesome! I love the way she teaches! She makes the lesson very easy to understand. I'm so glad that I'm making progress! I am so lucky to find Ms. Barbara. I cannot wait to have my next lesson with her.

Gabriella, 4 lessons with Barbara

Effective, knowledgeable, and patient

In less than two months, Barbara took me from a very rudimentary language level to being able to take the AP Spanish exam. Every lesson was carefully tailored, with meticulous attention to what I needed to improve the most. In addition, Barbara provided me with invaluable tips and tricks for all sections of the exam—from conversations to emails—which were extremely useful on the day of the exam. Above all, Barbara is positive and genuine, and truly wants you to succeed.

Nathan, 12 lessons with Barbara

Very Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor for AP Exam Prep

I had an amazing experience in preparing for the AP exam. Every session was very informative and insightful, and the feedback I recieved allowed me to prove my abilities for all parts of the AP exam. Thank you!

Rohin, 16 lessons with Barbara

Great support and super effective teaching!

Barbara was an amazing AP Spanish tutor for me! Because of online learning, I felt very unprepared throughout the school year. We'd done next to zero essay writing or speaking practice, and my Spanish was choppy. I contacted Barbara about a month before the exam, and ended up getting a 5 on the exam. Barbara helped me with everything from reading to listening to speaking, and by the time of the exam, I felt more fluent and immersed in Spanish culture than ever. Her expertise as a seasoned AP exam grader made our sessions super efficient, organized, and well-informed. Additionally, the homework she gave was very targeted towards my needs. Baraba is amazing for anyone wanting to learn Spanish at any level, but especially for the AP exam!

Bowei, 6 lessons with Barbara

Comprehensive, knowledgeable, and experienced

We are preparing for AP with limited time and resources and i am confident Barbara knows how to effectively take my daughter from where she is to where she needs to go.

Pang-Yuan, 1 lesson with Barbara

Incredibly knowledgeable about both Spanish and the AP, and fun to work with

As a grader for the AP Spanish tests, Barbara is extremely familiar with each section of the exam, as well as tips about what the graders focus on that are not mentioned anywhere else. Though I tutored with her for longer, even in just a week's time I could feel a sizable difference in my confidence with writing, speaking, and listening. She is also very fun to work with, as she always has a positive and encouraging attitude.

Kelly, 6 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable and Caters to Your Needs

I started AP Spanish feeling really overwhelmed. I wasn't comfortable talking or writing at all. By the end of the semester, I was able to speak with confidence, write comfortably, and I ended up getting an A after my first semester. Barbara really caters to your needs and will make sure that improvement will happen.

H, 26 lessons with Barbara

Great teacher, very professional and helpful!

Barbara has helped my son improved a lot in his grades since she started to work with my son few months back, my son used to have troubles with Spanish at the beginning of the school year, with the help from Barbara he got a B in his first report card (he would have got a C without the help), what’s even amazing is he got a A- in the second report card and got recommended to honor Spanish for the next school year. We’re all very glad about it, what’s more important is my son has got a lot more confidence in himself.

Xiaohong, 14 lessons with Barbara

Excellent Tutor!

Excellent tutor! My son is in 8th grade, 2nd year French. He was struggling to keep up. After only the first session with Barbara, he said he felt more confident. He had a D on his report card before Barbara started tutoring him and after one month his progress report shows a B! Barbara is patient and very good at diagnosing where my son needs help. We plan to use Barbara throughout high school as well.

Janet, 16 lessons with Barbara
Hourly Rate: $100
Response time: 2 hours
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