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Barbara B.

Boston College/ Harvard SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/College App Success

Boston College/ Harvard SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/College App Success

$50/hour

  • 368 hours tutoring

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

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

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 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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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

Teaching Style

Barbara has a unique way of teaching students to make sure they are engaged in class. She is very knowledgeable about the teaching material and gives an honest answer to the lessons.

Ashley, 53 lessons with Barbara

Great Tutor!

My son has learned a lot from Barbara! She is very patient and helps him organize his thoughts. She is very flexible with her schedule and can usually meet with him on short notice. I highly recommend Barbara!

Ben, 9 lessons with Barbara
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$50/hour

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Barbara B.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Barbara

Response time: 2 hours