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Boston College/ Harvard SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/College App Success
Barbara B.

718 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $55

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Barbara B.'s Photo

Boston College/ Harvard SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/College App Success
Boston College/ Harvard SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/College App Success
Barbara B.

718 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

718 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Barbara


Bio

One of the most wonderful aspects of teaching is that no matter how often I teach or read something, students will still find something new in it to teach me. Teaching is finding out what really matters to the student and approaching the subject matter through that window. My teaching degree is from Harvard and it was there I learned the significance of those connections. My actual English degree stems from Boston College. I have taught English in every grade from sixth to twelfth, finding...

One of the most wonderful aspects of teaching is that no matter how often I teach or read something, students will still find something new in it to teach me. Teaching is finding out what really matters to the student and approaching the subject matter through that window. My teaching degree is from Harvard and it was there I learned the significance of those connections. My actual English degree stems from Boston College. I have taught English in every grade from sixth to twelfth, finding the best parts of each of those grades. My twelfth grade classes were grounded in SAT Preparation and College Application Essay writing. My tenth grade classes had to be grounded in state testing preparation, where I never once have had a student fail and always had at least two students achieve perfect scores.
I left public school teaching five years ago, but continue as a tutor for the same school. I have tutored students at every level and every stage of school or testing. My students have all given 5* ratings

I also designed and teach 3 online courses - Adolescent Psychology through Literature, Philosophy through Music, and Early American Literature.

I am absolutely passionate about English. I love that point in all ages, when the student "gets" it.
One of the nicest things about tutoring is when I work with a family from PSATs right through College Acceptance.

I work in your home, in a mutually convenient library and online. I welcome the chance to work on a single assignment, to a whole grade or experience. My only job is tutoring, so my hours are very flexible.


Education

Boston College
English
Harvard University
MEd

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have helped multiple students find their best points to write about in their college applications and achieve success at all levels of schools. My favorite student comment was "You helped me find parts of me I didn't even know myself."

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have helped multiple students find their best points to write about in their college applications and achieve success at all levels of schools. My favorite student comment was "You helped me find parts of me I didn't even know myself."
ISEE,

ISEE

Each year I spend significant amounts of time helping students prepare for the ISEE Test. They then enter the test comfortable with the main types of reading questions and the somewhat unusual method of testing vocabulary with no context. For students applying to schools using the essay, I help them brainstorm for ideas and practice writing skills for the most typical questions.
SSAT,

SSAT

Each year I spend significant amounts of time helping students prepare for the ISEE Test. They then enter the test comfortable with the main types of reading questions and the somewhat unusual method of testing vocabulary with no context. For students applying to schools using the essay, I help them brainstorm for ideas and practice writing skills for the most typical questions.
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Barbara has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 15 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent tutor

Has been very helpful and insightful on verbal/writing/comprehension aspects of the SSAT with my ten year old son. A pleasure to work with. My son describes her as understanding and helpful.

Simon, 7 lessons with Barbara

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She is very responsive to our requirements! My daughter got a lot of improvements from her tutoring, she could do vocabulary, essay and reading. We'd like to have such a good teacher who is very familiar with the English education in our public school areas and have a lot of flexibilities.

Anni, 16 lessons with Barbara

Great experience with Barbara

My 8 year old son learned a lot from Barbara and enjoyed the lesson very much! Barbara was alwasy well prepared for the class, and had clear plan on where we were going.

Danielle, 6 lessons with Barbara

patient and thoughtful tutor

Very helpful with my son. He is naturally very shy and introverted. Barbara made it fun for him and coaxed him to write an essay. He is looking forward to the next lesson and so are we!

Lisa, 49 lessons with Barbara

Enjoyable, Helpful, and Comfortable

I love how Barbara is enjoyable, helpful, and comfortable to talk to. Sometimes, if you do not have confidence, you can hesitate to talk about something that you did poorly. However, Barbara will teach and make you speak without any hesitation. She is an excellent tutor!

Lia, 2 lessons with Barbara

Highly Recommend - Proven Results!

Barbara really helped improve my son’s scores. She has the right mix of knowledge, communication, and test taking skills. My son really enjoyed working with her. THANK YOU Barbara!

Al, 19 lessons with Barbara

excellent

she is patient and has a lot of knowledge . act english is a little hard and hopefully with her experience i can be able to achieve my goal and bring my act score up

Yousef, 10 lessons with Barbara

Barbara listens to my daughter's needs

Barbara is a joy to work with. She tailors the teaching plan for my daughter and helps her to build up vocabulary, and perfect writing style and efficiency. Looking forward to Barbara's weekly guidance even after my daughter's immediate test needs.

Carmen, 9 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Barbara has helped my daughter tremendously prepare for a test to get into a specialised high school. She put my daughter’s anxiety about the test at ease. Barbara is a wonderful tutor and a great person

Darina, 2 lessons with Barbara
Hourly Rate: $55
Response time: 2 hours
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