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Barbara S.

Brooklyn, NY

$125/hour

Sarah Lawrence Grad for College Apps; AP exams; Common Core Help

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Amazing Tutor !!!
— Liat, Brooklyn, NY on 5/31/16

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University of Miami
English
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's
Fordham University
Master's

Education

University of Miami (English)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)

Fordham University (Master's)

About Barbara

As an Instructional coach, college professor, and English teacher, I have taught adult learners, as well as college, high school, and elementary students. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham College, and a NYS Teaching Certificate in Teaching English 7-12.

As an Instructional Coach at a charter elementary school, I mentored teachers, ran school wide professional development in best practices, and taught reading and writing to struggling learners. Before I was a coach, I worked as a High School English teacher for seven years, where I taught AP Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, and Special Education classes.

For many years, I have tutored students of all ages and abilities in reading, writing, and test prep for the ISEE, SAT, English Regents exams, and AP English exams. I currently work as an educational consultant, guiding families through the high school and college application process.


Prior to my position as a High School English teacher, I taught adult learners, many of whom spoke English as a second language, at Nassau Community College. I also taught Composition and Creative Writing classes to freshmen at Purchase College. I witnessed first-hand the need for High School students to be better prepared for university course work. The fact that my students were clearly not college and career ready inspired me to become a Teaching Fellow and teach at the High School level – I knew that with enough humility and determination I could help rectify this inequity.

As a Common Core Learning Institute participant, I have extensive experience unpacking the ELA Common Core exams (Grades 3-8), designing standard-based curriculum, and tutoring elementary and middle school students for the ELA Common Core exams.

I am excited to help you with the following:
1. Reading, writing, and proofreading skills and strategies
2. Preparing you for the ELA Common Core, English Regents, AP Literature, or SAT exams
3. Helping you navigate the college essay writing process
As an Instructional coach, college professor, and English teacher, I have taught adult learners, as well as college, high school, and elementary students. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing Tutor !!!"

- Liat, Brooklyn, NY on 5/31/16

"Thorough, patient, knowledgeable and effective"

- Natasha, New York, NY on 3/20/16
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling,
Common Core,
PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

For over seven years, I co-taught special education English classes, which were comprised of many students who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. As part of my Masters in Education, I received extensive training on student individualized education plans, behavior modification strategies, and special education law. Furthermore, I have worked as a Focus Teacher at a private school, where I taught students who had ADD/ADHD. I helped these students organize their writing, strengthen their executive functioning skills, and hone their reading skills.

College Counseling

As a high school teacher to 12th graders, one of my main responsibilities was shepherding students through the college application process. This included researching "safety" and "reach" schools; brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing their college essays and supplemental essays; and completing each facet of the Common application online.

Common Core

As a participant in the Common Core Learning Institute, I have extensive experience unpacking the ELA exams, designing and implementing Common Core curriculum, and mentoring teaching according to these standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

For several years, I taught elementary literacy. I was also an instructional coach at a charter school in Brooklyn, where I did the following: (a) pushed into classrooms to teach reading and writing (b) mentored new teachers and observed their lessons (c) wrote and implemented Humanities curriculum (d) tutored groups of students in preparation for the ELA Common Core exam.

Regents

I taught High School English for seven years. One of the courses I taught was an English Regents prep course, which prepared students for the essays, short responses, and multiple choice questions. I have also tutored many students in preparation for this exam. Most often students need assistance in bolstering their vocabulary, recalling important themes from books they have read, and analyzing literary devices and elements.

Writing

I have a M.F.A in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a M.S.T in English Education from Fordham University.

University of Miami
English
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's
Fordham University
Master's

Education

University of Miami (English)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)

Fordham University (Master's)

Amazing Tutor !!! — Barbara tutored my son who is in high school. She is very patient and is very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a qualified English tutor. ...

— Liat, Brooklyn, NY on 5/31/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.