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Barbara R.

A Wealth of Educational Experience in Many Subject Areas!

A Wealth of Educational Experience in Many Subject Areas!

$45/hour

  • 194 hours tutoring

  • Rockwall, TX 75032

About Barbara


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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 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...

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.

Let's schedule a session today!


Education

University of Maine
Elementary Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Rockwall, TX 75032
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/2/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Grammar

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.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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

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,

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,

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

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

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,

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

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.

English

Grammar,

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.
Reading,

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

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.
Vocabulary

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.

History

Bible Studies

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.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Handwriting,

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.
Reading,

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

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

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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Other

Bible Studies,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

Phonics,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills

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.

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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, 39 lessons with Barbara
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