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Barbara C.

Schuylkill Haven, PA

$30/hour

LOL Tutoring (Love of Learning)

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Bloomsburg University
Special Education
Temple University
Graduate Coursework
Alvernia University
EdD

Education

Bloomsburg University (Special Education)

Temple University (Graduate Coursework)

Alvernia University (EdD)

About Barbara

You might be impressed if your child's teacher has a Master's degree from Harvard's School of Education. But researchers say think again. The things we think typically matter to make an effective teacher- how many years experience, how many degrees, whether you have a degree in this or that-don't seem to matter much at all.

What really matters is what teachers do with children in the classroom or within a tutoring environment. How do they interact, how do the engage, how do they deliver instruction? Do they manage time well, do they manage the lesson well, do they manage the child's behavior well?

A good teacher or tutor should know her subject well. She should stretch a child's thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. A good teacher does not just focus on yes or no answers she extends the lesson so the child has deeper conceptual understanding of what is being taught. She leads that child to that "AH HA" moment.

I set big visions and goals for my students outcomes. I then invest my students and motivate my students in that vision. And I invest anyone else involved with the child in the vision- that means you Mom and Dad. I plan relentlessly. And if the plan isn't working and the child isn't learning, I am not afraid to start over. I am all of these things in addition to being patient, consistent, creative with a good sense of humor. Learning can be fun, and if your child loves and enjoys when I show up they will work hard for me.

I am the quirky teacher down the hall who may drive my colleagues crazy but I just might be perfect for your child.

I am now retired and currently a substitute teacher for the Reading School District.

BS Degree Special Education
Bloomsberg University
23 years teaching experience Emotional Support Middle School
Currently retired and substituting with the Reading School District
You might be impressed if your child's teacher has a Master's degree from Harvard's School of Education. But researchers say think again. The things we think typically matter to make an effective teacher- how many years experience, how many degrees, whether you have a degree in this or that-don't seem to matter much at all.

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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Art:
Drawing
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have 23 years experience working with students with ADD/ADHD. I help my students learn with a lot of patience, creativity, and consistency. As a teacher my role is to evaluate each child’s individual needs and strengths. Then I can develop strategies that will help students with ADD/ADHD focus, stay on task, and learn to their full capabilities.

Aspergers

I have a degree in Special Education and 23 years teaching experience in classrooms with students with Aspergers. I understand it is necessary to understand the nature of the AS student in regard to curriculum education. Many of the characteristics of AS can be "masked" by "average to above average IQ scores." This can result in the AS being misunderstood by instructors. Adults often presume the student is capable of more than is being produced. Lack of understanding of the AS student in this way can significantly impede the desire of the instructor to search for strategies useful in overcoming the hindrances caused by the disability. I get to know the student and find the strategies that work best for individual students.

Drawing

I took classes in drawing through Temple University and various other classes including a drawing class with an instructor who worked with Walt Disney. I have owned my own business and taught art classes.

Phonics

I am a Special Education teacher and have used The Spalding Method with my 6th graders successfully. Systematic phonics instruction produces significant benefits for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and for children having difficulty learning to read... The hallmark of a systematic phonics approach or program is that a sequential set of phonics elements is delineated and these elements are taught along a dimension of explicitness depending on the type of phonics method employed.

Special Needs

I hold a BS in Special Education. I have taught for 23 years, Currently, I am teaching in the Reading School District.

Study Skills

I have been a teacher with the Reading School District for 16 years and a special education teacher for 23 years. I have taught a unit on study skills every year since I began my teaching career. I begin each year with the unit and review it throughout the year.

Bloomsburg University
Special Education
Temple University
Graduate Coursework
Alvernia University
EdD

Education

Bloomsburg University (Special Education)

Temple University (Graduate Coursework)

Alvernia University (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 5 miles of Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.