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Barbara R.

Rockwall, TX

$45/hour

A Wealth of Educational Experience in Many Subject Areas!

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 25 ratings
We're excited to have found Barbara.
— Matthew, Rockwall, TX on 1/12/17

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University of Maine
Elementary Education

Education

University of Maine (Elementary Education)

About Barbara

I have had a successful career of 25 years teaching elementary (K - 6th). I have recently retired, having spent my career teaching in private schools. For the majority of my career, I have taught grades 4-6. However, I also have experience with all other elementary grade levels, even in combination classes.

Especially effective in the areas of math, reading and English grammar and phonics, I can tutor a variety of other subjects as well. I'd love to assist in strengthening your child's academic skills. I will use a variety of techniques from my many years of experience. It is of great importance to me to see your child succeed and become a lifelong learner.

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I have had a successful career of 25 years teaching elementary (K - 6th). I have recently retired, having spent my career teaching in private schools. For the majority of my career, I have taught grades 4-6. However, I also have experience with all other elementary grade levels, even in combination classes.

Especially effective in the
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Rockwall, TX 75032
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"We're excited to have found Barbara."

- Matthew, Rockwall, TX on 1/12/17
Special Needs:
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I attended and graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute. I have taught in Christian schools for 25 years. I'm currently Missions Director of my church.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had a successful career of 25 years teaching elementary grade levels. The majority of this time was spent in grades 4-6. My experience was primarily in private schools in the Rockwall and Rowlett area on the eastern side of Dallas.

Elementary Math

My experience as a veteran teacher of 25 years has afforded me ample opportunity to develop a wide range of instructional techniques for math instruction. During that time, I attempt to utilize many different hands on methods, in addition to the traditional approaches. I have taught math in all grade levels from K5 through 8th grade.

Grammar

Grammar skills are vital to a strong education. During my 25 years of teaching, I've had countless experiences in grammar instruction. It's important to ascertain the student's mastery of previous instruction ... building on a solid grammatical foundation in order to ensure success in this subject area.

Handwriting

Having taught elementary education for 25 years, I have consistently modeled proper handwriting skills for students. I am experienced in all levels from kindergarten through sixth grade. Therefore, I have taught, demonstrated and evaluated both manuscript and cursive handwriting.

Phonics

My 25 years of teaching included instruction with phonics based curriculum. The publishers of these curricula were Saxon, Bob Jones, and others. Phonics has always been the primary method of reading instruction that I utilized in the classroom.

Reading

Reading instruction requires a knowledge of the various writing styles, genres, and methods of developing comprehension. During my career as a teacher, I have focused much time developing these skills with my students. It is also important to tap into the student's interest level in order to gain their attention. I have had great success in these areas over my 25 years of instruction.

Spelling

Spelling instruction requires a good grasp of phonics rules. In addition, there are a wide range of techniques that encourage success in this area. Among those techniques, I've found syllabication as well as chunking to be helpful. Students also enjoy online games that reward them for spelling success. I've utilized these methods, along with many others during my 25 year teaching career.

Study Skills

As a recently retired elementary teacher in grade levels ranging from K5 through 8th grade, I have been responsible to prepare students for standardized testing annually. I have functioned in this role continuously for the last 18 years, and have taught for 25 years. My students have consistently performed satisfactorily or above average on these tests.

Vocabulary

In teaching vocabulary skills, memory is key. In addition, it's important for a student to relate to the word usage. My most recent instructional experience was with a curriculum called "Wordly Wise." Using this approach, instruction in this subject area became very successful.

University of Maine
Elementary Education

Education

University of Maine (Elementary Education)

We're excited to have found Barbara.

We have just had our first lesson today and it went so well. Barbara came to our home and worked with our three children. They all really like her and I know we are going to see great results.

— Matthew, Rockwall, TX on 1/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 25 miles of Rockwall, TX 75032.