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Barb F.

Experienced Math and Science Tutor plus SAT/ACT Prep

Experienced Math and Science Tutor plus SAT/ACT Prep

$35/hour

  • 193 hours tutoring

  • Gibsonia, PA 15044

About Barb


Bio

Hi! My name is Barb. I have been working with children for the past 10 years. In addition to tutoring, I coached a youth rock climbing team. I have learned a great deal while working with children ages 6 to 18. The two main things are patience and being flexible in your coaching style in order to accommodate all learning levels. I apply both of these strategies when tutoring. Not all children are visual learners and sometimes it takes patience to determine if a child is better with...

Hi! My name is Barb. I have been working with children for the past 10 years. In addition to tutoring, I coached a youth rock climbing team. I have learned a great deal while working with children ages 6 to 18. The two main things are patience and being flexible in your coaching style in order to accommodate all learning levels. I apply both of these strategies when tutoring. Not all children are visual learners and sometimes it takes patience to determine if a child is better with written or verbal practice. Often children are a combination of both depending on the subject. Therefore patience is extremely important when working one on one.

I have tutored a large number of different subjects: Test Prep (GRE, SAT, ACT, and nursing entrance exam) Chemistry I, Chemistry 105, Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Algebra II, College Level Algebra, Geometry, Bio 101, Anatomy and Physiology I, and all 6th thru 8th grade subjects. In addition, I have tutored a wide variety of age levels from 12 to 35. This includes students with ADHD and mild autism. Each student I have tutored has been different and unique and learned in a different way. Whether it is an at home online charter school for high school or taking advanced algebra online or a traditional classroom, I am able to adapt my tutoring style to each student. This is one of the advantages to tutoring as opposed to sitting in a classroom.

For ACT/SAT testing I have all of my students take a complete practice test in order to determine problem areas. From there I set up a schedule of sessions and practices tests until the exam. By taking an individual approach for each student I have been able to raise test scores over 200 points.


Education

Wheeling Jesuit University
Biology
University of Florida
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken numerous public speaking classes in high school and college. I was also a member of the forensics team in high school and a judge in college. I am currently the main speaker for events at my current workplace.
GRE

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken numerous public speaking classes in high school and college. I was also a member of the forensics team in high school and a judge in college. I am currently the main speaker for events at my current workplace.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken numerous public speaking classes in high school and college. I was also a member of the forensics team in high school and a judge in college. I am currently the main speaker for events at my current workplace.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.
Biology, English, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
Geometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.
Biology, English, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.

Science

Biology, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra (all levels) multiple times over the past 5 years. I often find it is best to combine the notes from the teacher and examples from the book to come up with new problems to review. Some students are more visual and need to see the problem a couple of different ways until they understand it. Others are repetition and just need to repeat the type of problem until they can master it. I have a large number of math books available to me. This allow me to provide my own problems so students can still use the examples in the book for future studying.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored over 30 students in the past 5 years. This experience has taught me that people learn and retain knowledge in different ways. Also, my high school and college required study skills classes, which taught us a number of different ways to learn new material. With these experiences, I have been able to help a large number of students improve on their grades and increase their self confidence.
Biology, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored for the ACT and SAT math section multiple times over the past 5 years. I have found to first determine what the issue is with the math section. Sometimes it is hard for students to not used graphing calculators. Other times they don't understand the concept. If the have a hard time with the calculator, we just practice. If they have a hard time with the type of problems we work a bunch of examples until they are able to start getting most of the hard examples correct.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have tutored the TEAS successfully for over 5 students, helping students who struggled in the science and math sections feel confident with the material. As a professional in the Healthcare field I am able to take my understanding of the material and the patience I have learned over the years to help all students to work with students taking the TEAS relearn science and math problems they may have first learned 10 to 15 years ago.
GRE

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Reviews

Amazingly patient and kind to our daughter!

Barb was fantastic with our 17 year old! She didn't feel judged or dumb in any way! We loved her!

Taylor , 1 lesson with Barb

Consistent Performance

My 2 children have loved Barb as their SAT tutor, and we are continuing to use her as a tutor.

Mark, 7 lessons with Barb

Wonderful Tutor

Barb is a wonderful tutor!! She was a lifesaver ~ she helped our daughter understand what she was struggling with in Algebra 1. She was very patient and understanding and made the session fun but educationally productive. AAAA++++ Tutor!

Shirley A, 1 lesson with Barb

Excellent. Reliable and efficient.

Barb has been great. My son is getting better grades and feels confident. He is much more interested in his classes now due to better understanding of the course material.

Syeda, 24 lessons with Barb
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$35/hour

Barb F.

$35/hour

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Response time: 8 hours