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University of Washington (EdD)
Western Washington Univ. (Graduate Coursework)
As a dedicated and creative public school teacher of thirty-three years, a recently certified Washington state certified STARS trainer and a tutor for five years at Shoreline Community College and privately with elementary students, I have successfully worked with students of diverse backgrounds and ages. I work to empower students to draw from their strengths and develop multiple strategies for acquiring skills and knowledge. I love that moment when a student has that 'aha' moment. As a fluent speaker of French and Russian, I have a broad cultural and literary background.
As a dedicated and creative public school teacher of thirty-three years, a recently certified Washington state certified STARS trainer and a tutor for five years at Shoreline Community College and privately with elementary students, I have successfully worked with students of diverse backgrounds and ages. I work to empower students to draw from
My kids were initially not looking forward to the lessons but quickly changed their minds after this lesson.
They liked the games and style of tutoring, though my daughter was not too keen on the writing part. :)
Barbara is a dedicated math tutor who is very dependable and positive. She uses a variety of resources to make math concepts more easily understood. I would recommend her to anyone who needs math tutoring.
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As I was a college counselor for a third of my time as a 33 year high school teacher in a Seattle public alternative high school, I have much experience helping students select colleges, edit essays for application, prepare for the SAT, ACT exams, search out, and write scholarships. I also guided families in filling out FAFSA forms, and personally I wrote numerous college and scholarship recommendations.
As a current tutor in math at Shoreline Community College and also a certified Washington State STARS trainer from 2012-2015 with a specialty in math, I feel more than competent to tutor k-6th math. I also have been a recipient of NIOST Fellowship from Wellesley College this past year 2012-2013 with a focus on teaching math using Howard Gardner's famework of 8 intelligences. i also have extensively tutored privately elementary math students.
I have been studying flute since I was in high school with the first flutist of the New York City Ballet, Andrew Lolya and I have also studied in Paris at the Consevatoire de Musique. I won a first place in the New York State Music competition in high school for a chamber music ensemble i was in and have played in smaller chamber groups around Boston and Seattle since college.
I have been a drama teacher for 33 years at a Seattle public high school. I have directed 33 productions over the course of 30 years of teaching. Of the 5 times that my students entered the English Speaking Union's Monologue and Sonnet Contest, two of my students won first place in 2002 and 2003 and one student won second place in 2004.
I have taught Russian for 33 years at the high school level, organized home stay exchanges, traveled to Russia and was the official translator for the 1992 Goodwill Games in Seattle. I have completed two years of accelerated Russian at the University level. Therefore I am capable of offering a solid introductory or conversational course.
As a tutor for the past 7 years, a counselor and teacher with Seattle public schools for 33 years, I have had much experience guiding students to organize and find appropriate study habits for academic success. I have also worked in after-school programs, helping with homework. I have also had 8 children who have gone on to college and graduate school to create effective study skills for academic success.
Barbara M. passed a background check on 2/19/13. The check was ordered by Barbara through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
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