Barbara W.

Fresh Meadows, NY


Multi Subject Teacher with Many Years Experience and 4 Year Degree

Background check passed as of 2/24/15
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Wonderful tutor/instructor
— Lori, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/13

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Five Towns College
Music Performance
Southern New Hampshire University (GPA 3.22)
Graduate Coursework


Five Towns College (Music Performance)

Southern New Hampshire University (GPA 3.22) (Graduate Coursework)

About Barbara

I specialize in teaching music such as voice and piano, sight singing, ear training, and composition/songwriting. I work with children, young adults and adults. I am a graduate of Five Towns College.

I also tutor various subjects to ages 4 to adult, including GED prep, Pre-K-8, and other various subjects.

I also have an extensive background in administrative softwares such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access among others.

If you need a tutor who not only has great knowledge of subjects you are looking to learn, but can convey it so that you can understand and learn thoroughly and quickly, I'm your teacher!
I specialize in teaching music such as voice and piano, sight singing, ear training, and composition/ Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderful tutor/instructor"

- Lori, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/13
Algebra 1
Biology, Psychology
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Music History,
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Study Skills,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I feel I am qualified to teach Bible Study because I have been an active Christian for 11 years and have thoroughly been studying the Bible that long. I also have had the opportunity to expound on the Bible at my church services.


I have learned how to play chess since 8th grade. The pieces of chess are as followed: King, Queen, Rook, Knight, Bishop, and Pawn.

I have taught ages 4-adult the basics of chess. I have been teaching chess for over 20 years. It would take at least 4-5 lessons for someone to effectively learn and be able to beat another opponent.

Composition (Music)

In college, my degree minor was composition/songwriting. I learned and am able to teach the basics of putting together a song such as writing lyrics, writing music on manuscript paper, and figuring out music via using instruments such as a keyboard. I can also teach how to produce music on a studio program. I am fully capable of teaching this subject.

Ear Training

When I teach ear training, I teach the ability to listen intently to music and being able to figure out the key signature of the song. Also, breaking down each sound and being able to compose it and write it out on manuscript paper is a goal. Ear training and sight singing go hand in hand and will be taught to help the student become familiar with different tones, rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, and notes, being able to identify them easily.

General Music

I possess a degree in Music and I have many years of experience dealing with all types of aspects of music. From theory to history to instrumental and vocal training, I have a strong handle on these subjects and can help any student gain a great understanding of these subjects. I am confident that I have what it takes to tutor this subject.

Music History

I possess a Bachelors Degree in Music. This includes music theory, songwriting and composition, music history, voice, and piano.

Music Theory

Along with my instrument proficiency, I also have extensive knowledge of music theory such as sight singing, ear training, harmony, and composition/songwriting. These were courese I took during my high school and college studies and also what I teach to my students in The Master's Touch Music Group. I have the capability to teach more students these subjects very effectively.


I teach the basics of piano instruction. I teach finger position, chords and scales. I also teach theory so that the student can know how to read and write music on sheet paper.

Special Needs

I have an extensive amount of time interacting with clients with special needs, including working at the Association for the Advancement of Blind and Retarded, where I interacted with 65 special needs individuals on a daily basis.

Study Skills

I am a current graduate student with many years of experience tutoring K-6 students. I am fully capable of tutoring math, science, reading, writing, social studies, spelling and vocabulary. In school, I was in the high percentile of my classes. I believe that every student should work at a pace that works well for them and allow them to learn effectively.

When tutoring students, I make sure that they are at a good pace for learning. I don't teach them too fast or too slow. I make sure that I give examples that helps them to grasp the information as quick yet as accurate as possible. I give them a challenge and work through every issue in as much patience as possible. By the time I finish helping a student study the proper way, they will see a huge improvement in their studying as well as their schoolwork.

Voice (Music)

My bachelor's degree is in Music Performance, which includes voice training. I received 4.5 years of voice training in college and 3 years of voice training in high school. Since then, I have started my own music school in which I also teach voice among other subjects and instruments

Five Towns College
Music Performance
Southern New Hampshire University (GPA 3.22)
Graduate Coursework


Five Towns College (Music Performance)

Southern New Hampshire University (GPA 3.22) (Graduate Coursework)

Wonderful tutor/instructor — My first lesson with Barbara was great! It was easy to reach her and communicate to work out our schedules, and she is prompt. For the lesson, she is very thorough and patient. I learned so much about my voice, having never had lessons before. I am looking forward to continuing working with her and am excited about getting the training to sing a whole song! ...

— Lori, Brooklyn, NY on 10/14/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 10 miles of Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.