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Barbara M.

Nottingham, MD

$50/hour

Ms. Barbara, MA, SpED, ELA, Writing, and Elementary Mathematics

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/25/15
4.6 average from 33 ratings
Awesome tutor
— Nichelle, Parkville, MD on 12/4/16

$50/Hour


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College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, NY
Liberal Arts
University of Phoenix Online (Dual Master's Degree-Special Education and General Education)
MEd

Education

College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, NY (Liberal Arts)

University of Phoenix Online (Dual Master's Degree-Special Education and General Education) (MEd)

About Barbara

I have been an educator for 20 years. I presently hold a dual Master's degree in Special Education and General Education. I was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award in 2012 from Long Branch, New Jersey and was recently nominated for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award for Baltimore City, Maryland. I have enjoyed utilizing various strategies/techniques in assisting my students to become their very best in their studies while excelling and at the same time, make certain my students have fun while learning. Because each individual is unique, they will be taught differently, be tested differently, learn differently, and succeed differently.

I do have high expectations for my students. I expect them to build "confidence" and "strength" in their skills so that they become great assets for the 21 Century. Because I have taught in other states, I have been exposed to many students of diversity and cultures and am able to differentiate in the lessons.

My concentration is Special Education and General Education (e.g., ADHD/ADD, and all Content Areas), K- 6 Elementary, Reading Literature, ELA, Vocabulary Building, Phonological Awareness, and Middle/High School Writing. I have used informal assessments: Teacher-Made Tests/Teacher Observations/Recalling and Practicing/6-8 week assessments. Ongoing status of my students' progress will be communicated to the parents/guardians. Meeting at the library is preferred.

Should there be any need for cancellation, I would appreciate at least 8 hours window.

NOTE: Should there be a PAYMENT ISSUE with your account (twice), you will be notified and I will no longer be able to give tutoring services. Ms. B--

"Sometimes I wonder, is it me teaching them, or they I?" -bh
I have been an educator for 20 years. I presently hold a dual Master's degree in Special Education and General Education. I was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award in 2012 from Long Branch, New Jersey and was recently nominated for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award for Baltimore City, Maryland. I have enjoyed utilizing various Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

$50.00 is my default rate for "in-person" lessons. I offer discounts for online tutoring ($40.00/hour). NOTE: Cancellation Fee is $50.00

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Nottingham, MD 21236
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome tutor"

- Nichelle, Parkville, MD on 12/4/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Gail, Baltimore, MD on 11/27/16

"Very informative and patient"

- Tameeta, Middle River, MD on 9/12/16

"Great Tutor"

- Wanaya, Baltimore, MD on 7/24/15
Math:
Elementary Math
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
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.

ADD/ADHD

As a certified special education teacher (with a Master's Degree in dual General Ed and Special Ed), I am qualified to teach ages 3-21 and all grades (K-12) as well as all content areas of subjects: ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science and I love it!!
I presently work with children with special needs (i.e Autistic, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, to name a few) as well as students in the general ed setting.
As an educator, I make certain that my students are given learning accommodations and modifications during all lessons.
Due to on-going tutoring and support, my students have shown confidence and are pleased about him/herself.
Strategies/techniques:
Comfortable environment (sometimes more structured learning environment is needed)
Labeled and colored folders for order
Simplified and repeated instructions/directions as needed
Large prints of worksheet and other materials
Learning and other visual study aids
Students with ADD/ADHD (or other identified special needs) are given extra time.
I enjoy observing my students when they make a connection in their assignment(s) and their eyes sparkle.
Ms. B--

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a special education teacher who holds a dual Master's Degree in General Ed and Special Ed. I teach ages 3-21 all Content Areas (Reading/K-12 Reading, ELA, Writing, Handwriting, Math, Science, and Social Studies/History) to both general ed and special ed students. I also use strategies/techniques for Reading Fluently (Drilling, Modeling of Reading, One-on-One/Small Group, Taped Books, and Recorded Readings for improvements and assessments).

English

I enjoy teaching English Language Arts (ELA):
Reading Literature/Reading Comprehension/Open/Ended Questions/Multiple Choice Questions/Writing Skills: Persuasive Essay/Critical Thinking Analysis/Main Ideas and Outlines.
I also use strategies and techniques to improve the learner's English language arts skill. My students learn to Read and Write because both components go hand in hand.
ELA is one of the two most important Content Areas that is necessary and mandated in the United States to acquire.

Grammar

Establishing a concrete foundation in English grammar will assist you in building your own sentences correctly as well as making it easier to improve your communication skills in both spoken and written English. The following information will give the learner a small portion of what is taught:

1. Singular and Plural Nouns/2. Count Nouns vs. Non-Count Nouns/3. Possessive Nouns4. Pronouns/5. 'Be' Verbs/6. Action Verbs/7. Adjectives/8. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives/9. Adverbs/10. Simple Tense/11. Prepositions - 'On,' 'At,' 'In'/12. Prepositions - 'Of,' 'To,' 'For'/13. Prepositions - 'With,' 'Over,' 'By'/14. Capitalization

I also teach college-level students (ESOL) who have made enormous improvement in their grammar skills. I love teaching Grammar because one can see the impact that it has made in one's life!!

Handwriting

Building print or cursive letters is through practicing. I can provide you with vertical print, slant print, and cursive print. Another technique that is very helpful is chanting the action words aloud while writing. This technique will help one to learn "fluent" movements. Using your voice (chanting) helps to guide the pencil on paper.

Literature

I am a special education teacher with a dual Master's Degree (General Ed and Special Ed).
Literature falls into the ELA component of ELA. From "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Great Gatsby", "The Lord of the Flies", "The Odyssey", "Frankenstein", Shakespeare, or "Anne Frank", I can teach it, all. I LOVE ELA. Many of the novels, novella, or articles that my students read, will learn how to connect to the world. My lessons ignite prior knowledge.

Phonics

I have been an educator for 19 years. I presently work with ages 3-21, those who are physically, mentally, and behaviorally challenged. With such credentials, I am able to assist both special ed and general ed populations. I teach ELA (English/Reading/Phonics/Literature) to all of my students, which at times, consists of Phonics (i.e. vowels, homophones, syllables, singular/plural, compounds, nouns, etc.) Because of my students' disability, they do have challenges in enunciating and choosing correct grammatical sentences in writing. I also work after-school in which I assist the general ed population in their homework; mostly phonics (i.e. sounding out words and breaking up words to enunciate them correctly and to spell the words, correctly).

Reading

Reading is writing and writing is reading.
In addition to an excellent reading curriculum, several factors play a crucial role in helping students become strong readers. Here are a few strategies and techniques that I have used within and outside of my classroom:
Differentiated instruction
Practice, practice, practice to become a Fluent Reader.
Comfortable environment
Visual and Computer aids for instructions
Various hands-on material
Novels, novellas, and articles for reading
Vocabulary
Reading Comprehension /Open-Ended questions
Journal Log and other summaries
Working with the students' parents, and other interventions to help struggling readers.
Having fun while learning is the most important part of my job.
Ms. B--

Special Needs

I have been a Special Educator since 2006. I presently work with ages 3-21, those who are physically, mentally, and behaviorally challenged. When working with my students with developmental disabilities, one can accomplish a considerable amount by managing the learning environment in order to prevent behavior problems and produce an educational setting for each student. Several of my students have been diagnosed with behavioral problems. Most of the problems are derived from not having appropriate social skills with their peers. The students' IEP (Individual Education Plan/Program) will give me many of my students' private information, in which will provide me channels in working with the students in a more healthy environment.. I use many accommodations and modifications for students in special ed and general ed (i.e. Large prints, double-space lined paper, visual cues, color-coded folders, labeled materials, and a minimum to no distractions).

Spelling

Special educators teach all content areas. As a special educator, I am able to locate the student's needs and develop strategies/ techniques to accommodate the learner.
Each learner is given a spelling inventory in order for me to determine the spelling level of the learner.
Various methods are then taught to the learner for effective and positive results. They are:

Sounding of letters and words, vocabulary, recognition, practice, and memorization.

I love teaching spelling because of the impact of success that the learner has throughout their education; and it is a crucial tool throughout one's life.

Ms. B--

Study Skills

Being that I am a special education teacher that holds a dual Master's Degree in General Ed and Special Ed, I have been trained (and with experienced) to assist students with "study skills" so that he/she is proficient in his/her class assignments.

I also hold afterschool (twice a week) in building skills in studying.

My students have learned to use highlighters and pinpoint specific key words to remember for testing, recall, practice, rewrite, and use oral presentations for improvement of their study skills.

Vocabulary

I am a special education teacher with a dual Master's Degree in General Ed and Special Ed. Special Education covers all content areas from ages 3-21 and I am highly qualified to teach all levels.

For Vocabulary skills, I have been performing the following strategies and techniques: Drills, Recordings, Modeling, Review/Recall, and Motivation.

Vocabulary goes hand-in-hand with Reading and English.

Ms. B--

College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, NY
Liberal Arts
University of Phoenix Online (Dual Master's Degree-Special Education and General Education)
MEd

Education

College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, NY (Liberal Arts)

University of Phoenix Online (Dual Master's Degree-Special Education and General Education) (MEd)

Awesome tutor

She's so patient, she did wonders on the first day for my child! I cannot wait until the next lesson and what lesson plans she has in store for my son. I'm so exciting for this journey and new chapter in my child's life as well as mine

— Nichelle, Parkville, MD on 12/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$50.00 is my default rate for "in-person" lessons. I offer discounts for online tutoring ($40.00/hour). NOTE: Cancellation Fee is $50.00

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 6 miles of Nottingham, MD 21236.