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Barbara F.

I can help you overcome obstacles to reading.

I can help you overcome obstacles to reading.

$50/hour

  • 208 hours tutoring

  • Elm Grove, WI 53122

About Barbara


Bio

Reading is my specialty and my passion. Children and adults benefit from one on one tutoring using Orton-Gillingham methods. This is the most effective approach for those who learn differently. Whether someone is officially diagnosed with dyslexia or simply has difficulty cracking the code of reading, I can help.

Reading is my specialty and my passion. Children and adults benefit from one on one tutoring using Orton-Gillingham methods. This is the most effective approach for those who learn differently. Whether someone is officially diagnosed with dyslexia or simply has difficulty cracking the code of reading, I can help.


Education

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Speech
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Grad School
Masters

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Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I hold a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communication, and have taught public speaking professionally as well as at the college level. I have held numerous leadership positions which required me to speak to groups of all sizes. As a corporate training director I provided coaching and instruction to high level managers to improve their public speaking skills. I can help you to craft your message, prepare an effective presentation, and polish your professional appearance and image. I enjoy public speaking, and can help you to enjoy it too!

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Your written work should reflect your highest standards. Rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling are the essential guidelines for quality text. In addition, you want to convey your precise meaning in a way that engages your reader. I can help you to do that.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I hold a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communication, and have taught public speaking professionally as well as at the college level. I have held numerous leadership positions which required me to speak to groups of all sizes. As a corporate training director I provided coaching and instruction to high level managers to improve their public speaking skills. I can help you to craft your message, prepare an effective presentation, and polish your professional appearance and image. I enjoy public speaking, and can help you to enjoy it too!
Grammar

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I have eight years professional experience using multisensory phonics methods to teach struggling readers. For seven years I managed the state's oldest and largest volunteer literacy agency, which provided phonics instruction to hundreds of adult students per year. I personally tutored students, and arranged for staff and volunteers to be trained in multisensory phonics tutoring methods. I now tutor dyslexic children at the Masonic Childrens' Learning Center where I am part way through a one year credentialing process. I hold a license from the State of Wisconsin to teach multisensory phonics at a Milwaukee Charter School. I am an active member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Wisconsin Reading Coalition.
Reading,

Reading

For those who struggle to read, learning is frustrating and discouraging. I specialize in teaching those students with the method that is most effective. I use multisensory methods to make reading possible for all students, especially those with dyslexia or a related reading disability. Learning to decode language is the key to becoming a life-long self-sufficient reader. Everyone deserves to be a reader!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Your written work should reflect your highest standards. Rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling are the essential guidelines for quality text. In addition, you want to convey your precise meaning in a way that engages your reader. I can help you to do that.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I hold a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communication, and have taught public speaking professionally as well as at the college level. I have held numerous leadership positions which required me to speak to groups of all sizes. As a corporate training director I provided coaching and instruction to high level managers to improve their public speaking skills. I can help you to craft your message, prepare an effective presentation, and polish your professional appearance and image. I enjoy public speaking, and can help you to enjoy it too!
Reading,

Reading

For those who struggle to read, learning is frustrating and discouraging. I specialize in teaching those students with the method that is most effective. I use multisensory methods to make reading possible for all students, especially those with dyslexia or a related reading disability. Learning to decode language is the key to becoming a life-long self-sufficient reader. Everyone deserves to be a reader!
ACT English, English, Grammar, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Reading,

Reading

For those who struggle to read, learning is frustrating and discouraging. I specialize in teaching those students with the method that is most effective. I use multisensory methods to make reading possible for all students, especially those with dyslexia or a related reading disability. Learning to decode language is the key to becoming a life-long self-sufficient reader. Everyone deserves to be a reader!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!
English, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Reading,

Reading

For those who struggle to read, learning is frustrating and discouraging. I specialize in teaching those students with the method that is most effective. I use multisensory methods to make reading possible for all students, especially those with dyslexia or a related reading disability. Learning to decode language is the key to becoming a life-long self-sufficient reader. Everyone deserves to be a reader!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!
English, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

My primary interest is assisting dyslexics. Through my own family's experience with a dyslexic child I have come to understand the needs of dyslexics and how to teach reading in a way that works! Using Orton-Gillingham based materials, including Wilson Reading System, I tutor those who struggle with traditional methods. My tutoring, correct materials and the student's desire to succeed comprise the winning formula! I teach Orton-Gillingham methods part-time at a Milwaukee Charter School and tutor dyslexic children at a local nonprofit agency. I am motivated to help you; I feel confident you can succeed!
Phonics,

Phonics

I have eight years professional experience using multisensory phonics methods to teach struggling readers. For seven years I managed the state's oldest and largest volunteer literacy agency, which provided phonics instruction to hundreds of adult students per year. I personally tutored students, and arranged for staff and volunteers to be trained in multisensory phonics tutoring methods. I now tutor dyslexic children at the Masonic Childrens' Learning Center where I am part way through a one year credentialing process. I hold a license from the State of Wisconsin to teach multisensory phonics at a Milwaukee Charter School. I am an active member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Wisconsin Reading Coalition.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

Students with dyslexia and other language processing disorders benefit from multisensory tutoring methods. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, certified by IMSLEC (International Multisensory Language Education Council)and ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association). I hold a license in Special Ed (aide)from Wisconsin DPI and taught K-12 students in a charter school for students with special needs.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach the English language in a systematic way, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. This method begins at the beginning, stressing letter/sound correspondence and building to word and sentence level. Every aspect of language usage is addressed - reading, writing and speaking. My credentials include an M.A. degree in speech communication, 7 years directing ESL programming for an adult literacy center, and CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) status.
Reading,

Reading

For those who struggle to read, learning is frustrating and discouraging. I specialize in teaching those students with the method that is most effective. I use multisensory methods to make reading possible for all students, especially those with dyslexia or a related reading disability. Learning to decode language is the key to becoming a life-long self-sufficient reader. Everyone deserves to be a reader!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Some students seem to learn easily but most of us need a method to boost our understanding of new material. I can show you how to study so that you learn what's important and don't waste your time reading over and over again without really grasping what is needed. Logic, organization and multisensory methods make all the difference!
Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

ASVAB I have added ASVAB to my subject qualifications as many applicants desire to improve their test scores. In addition to general knowledge assessed by ASVAB, I am able to help applicants improve their test taking ability. This includes developing their test taking strategies, reading for meaning and managing their test time well. It is my pleasure to help applicants succeed!
ACT English, SAT Reading

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent, the very best

My nephew did long term tutoring with Barb. She is outstanding. She was there with him in each moment, catching the difficulties and continually breaking down the learning process into smaller and smaller pieces until he could find the part he could do, gradually building more and more confidence and skill. Barb is kind, generous, positive, and fun. She presented good challenges all along the way. Couldn't have asked for a better person and teacher.

John, 4 lessons with Barbara

Excellent and patient tutor.

I was impressed by Barbara's professional experience, demeanor, and office setting which makes it so easy for our son's lessons. She is able to handle his ADHD and difficulty focusing as well as help him overcome his struggles with reading. He really enjoys his sessions with her and reminds us whenever it's a tutoring day. We've been very happy!

Carlene, 12 lessons with Barbara

$50/hour

Barbara F.

$50/hour

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