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Barbara B.

30 year science teacher can assist with keystone biology exam and more

30 year science teacher can assist with keystone biology exam and more

$60/hour

  • 469 hours tutoring

  • Pipersville, PA 18947

"Barbara is amazing teacher!"

Elena, 11 lessons with Barbara

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About Barbara


Bio

As a public high school science teacher with 30 years of experience (including grades 9-12, gifted through inclusion student), I have a wealth of knowledge and experience with learning and education. After retiring from a very successful teaching career (including a Big on line science competition win) I have been 'redefining' myself as a tutor finding great satisfaction working one on one or with small groups of students.

Some of my students (from college level through junior high school)...

As a public high school science teacher with 30 years of experience (including grades 9-12, gifted through inclusion student), I have a wealth of knowledge and experience with learning and education. After retiring from a very successful teaching career (including a Big on line science competition win) I have been 'redefining' myself as a tutor finding great satisfaction working one on one or with small groups of students.

Some of my students (from college level through junior high school) come to me with failing grades and are discouraged with school, or they are proactive students with high expectations with specific goals in mind. Being the educator I love the challenge of helping students discover how they learn the best. Each student is unique and the brain is amazingly complex as to how it stores and retrieves information. Therefor each student that I work with is an interesting and unique challenge. The rewards of working one on one or in a small group setting and watching students grow and succeed is extremely satisfying. Since my retirement in 2009 I find that I have plenty of time to devote to my preparation for each tutoring session. This preparation would include- outlines, flashcards, visuals/diagrams/demonstrations, charts and online activities. And in some cases scientific experiments.

I have limited my list of certified subjects on this site to those subjects that I have expertise in- including (BIOLOGY, BOTANY, ZOOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, NURSING, ANATOMY and PSYCHOLOGY) in general LIFE SCIENCE SUBJECTS-on a middle school, high school and college level. Including mentoring students with SCIENCE FAIR projects, and adequate preparation to be proficient in the Keystone Biology Exam.

As a scientist I love to solve problems and as an educator with 30 years of experience I love working with youth. Combine these two passions and you have found a tutor that will solve your academic problems and the experience will be mutually enjoyable and rewarding! References available upon request.


Education

Dickinson College
undergrad
Lehigh University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Pipersville, PA 18947
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology

Biology

After teaching biology for 30 years at the high school level, I have since retired and have been very much enjoying tutoring students in life science courses through the WyzAnt website. For more specific information concerning my credentials and references-please refer to my personal and professional profile located on the WyzAnt site.

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Biology

Biology

After teaching biology for 30 years at the high school level, I have since retired and have been very much enjoying tutoring students in life science courses through the WyzAnt website. For more specific information concerning my credentials and references-please refer to my personal and professional profile located on the WyzAnt site.

Other

Nursing

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I have a BS degree in biology and have taught in the field of biology, life science, and anatomy for 30 years in a public high school. Upon retiring from a very satisfying and successful career in public high school education I have really been enjoying tutoring students through the WyzAnt web site. I find it very rewarding to share my passion for science and learning with students in need.
Biology,

Biology

After teaching biology for 30 years at the high school level, I have since retired and have been very much enjoying tutoring students in life science courses through the WyzAnt website. For more specific information concerning my credentials and references-please refer to my personal and professional profile located on the WyzAnt site.
Botany,

Botany

In 2010 I had the pleasure of tutoring a sophomore student at Delaware Valley College in a course titled Botany. The course was all encompassing. There were 4 main exams and 4 lab practicals. The information covered was rapid and detailed. The topics included introduction to botany, diversity of the botanical world, the plant body and plant physiology. Each topic was broken down into many subtopics with a large amount of information to retain. The professor was very challenging and non-approachable. As a result this student sought my help as an outside resource. Strategies that were employed were flashcards, charts, diagrams and on-line tutorials. These resources made it much easier for the student to prepare for the exams. My personal interaction with the student was important for the one on one interaction that the professor was unable to provide. She flourished in our sessions and grew in her knowledge of how she learned the best in order to retain such a large quantity of information necessary to be successful in the class. Beginning with a 30% this student ended the course with a 72% and an A on the final exam!
Genetics,

Genetics

Our understanding of genetics dates back to the work of Gregor Mendel and his study of garden peas a century ago. Our current understanding of genetics includes Mendel's work with patterns of inheritance as well as meiosis and chromosomes, how genes are encoded, how genes are expressed, genetic change (mutations) and modern methods of gene technology. I have taught genetics on the honors ninth grade level, for a pharmacology entrance exam and in a high school Advanced placement course. I have a wealth of experience in this area and really enjoy teaching/tutoring in this exciting field of study
Physiology,

Physiology

I have a BS in biology from Dickinson College and 30 years of teaching experience, including Physiology.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have a masters degree from Lehigh University in the area of school psychology.
Zoology,

Zoology

When I was in college as an undergraduate student at Dickinson College in Carlisle Pa. one of the most challenging courses that I had to complete was zoology. My love for the subject of biology (my major) and my passion for animals had me instantly interested in the content of the course. The professor was wonderful and the labs (dissections) were amazing. During the duration of this course I truly learned 'how to study'. I was pushed to a new level of understanding concerning how I 'learned the best'. And as a result I was able to develop strategies that helped me to retain such large amounts of comparative information (necessary to be successful in the course). The students that I have tutored from Temple school of Nursing and Delaware Valley Community College, as well as junior and senior high school students all are at this 'same place' in their academic experience. How do they learn the best? What strategies work well for them? How can they be successfully in the most challenging of courses? With 30 years of experience as a high school science teacher I can help you with these answers. Every individual is unique and so is how the brain functions and how one learns and retains information. I look forward to the challenge of helping you in life science related courses-to be successful and enjoy the experience.
Nursing

Summer

Biology

Biology

After teaching biology for 30 years at the high school level, I have since retired and have been very much enjoying tutoring students in life science courses through the WyzAnt website. For more specific information concerning my credentials and references-please refer to my personal and professional profile located on the WyzAnt site.

Ratings and Reviews


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Insightful and knowledgeable

Barbara's teaching style is very clear and helpful. She Is extremely knowledgeable about the material and gave me great tips. I am looking forward to working with her again.

Kate, 4 lessons with Barbara

Knowledgeable tutor

Barbara is helping our son prepare for his mid term exam. She reviewed macro-molecules and completed a chart to put a very large chapter into an easily understandable visual diagram. Barbara explains concepts easily and our son grasped them! He is a visual learner and the chart will help with studying. We can't wait for the next session.

Sue, 6 lessons with Barbara

Well Prepared and Knowledgeable

Barbara is a very knowledgeable and caring tutor. She was well prepared on the areas my daughter needed help in.

Pearl, 9 lessons with Barbara

So good with connecting points from the book to the lesson.

She is a wonderful teacher/ tutor. What impressed me the most is that she prepared overnight for a lesson plan on how to attack anatomy. 5 star tutor.

Ayebie , 6 lessons with Barbara

Great tutor, understanding and responds within a couple of hours!

I found Barb on WyzAnt and I was pleasantly surprised. Barb responded the same afternoon and understood the urgency of our situation. My daughter was in the 2nd week of a 7 week Certified Nursing Assistant program and was feeling overwhelmed. We meet with Barb the next day and she immediately put my daughter at ease after just one meeting. Barb was able to help my daughter get organized so that she could study for her exam as there was a lot of material that needed to be reviewed for the exam. My daughter just completed her 7 week course and came out with an A in the class and feeling confident that she will be able to pass the state exam in a couple of weeks. I attribute this to Barb's teaching style which she tailored to my daughter's needs as she has ADD and has a very difficult time studying and memorizing material. I highly recommend Barb.

Dombrowski, 54 lessons with Barbara

The most awesome tutor

Mrs. Barbara is an awesome tutor. My 10th grader enjoyed the lessons very much. He stated that the worksheets Mrs. Barbara gave him were very helpful. Our goal is not only achieving a good grade from school, but also receiving a 5 on the AP bio exam. Mrs. Barbara had obviously done a lot of preparation for each of our lessons. The info was relevant, and she also conducted a small hands-on experiment each time to enhance the understanding of concepts. With her help, my 10th grader is confident that he can excel in the AP bio course.

Fei, 14 lessons with Barbara

Excellent in every way!

Barbara B. was the most amazing biology tutor for our daughter in 9th grade. She demonstrated unbelievable patience, skill, and ability to encourage and motivate. Barb taught our daughter study skills and techniques which she then applied to all of her classes. Her success in biology improved - and so did her performance in her other subjects!!! Barb tutored our daughter at the end of last year and this year our daughter started school with a new confidence and consistently refers to her positive experience with Barb and how she is applying these skills to all of her classes this year. We highly recommend Barbara B. as a biology tutor! Barb has such a thorough knowledge base of biology and the ability to empower her students with motivation, confidence and study skill techniques! We only wish we found Barb many months earlier!!! Barb prepared for each session with our daughter and every moment of the session was productive and helpful.

Dwayne, 10 lessons with Barbara

Incredible Tutor

Barbara is by far the BEST teacher my son has EVER had! We love her! Thank you Barbara for an amazing year!!

Catherine, 44 lessons with Barbara

Very organized and committed.

Barbara is a great tutor for my daughter. She was struggling with the exams in her AP Bio class. We saw improvement over time, receiving her highest test grade on her most recent exam! I'd like to say it was a Christmas miracle, but it was really all the hard work done by both my daughter and Barbara. Barbara always reviews the material before my daughter arrives for the session and helps her with flashcards and notes. She even has her own text book. Most importantly she is always kind and pleasant and has helped her regain her confidence in this very challenging subject. Thank you Barbara, we are so glad we found you!!

BRIDGET, 10 lessons with Barbara

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