Hello. My name is Barbara and I have 15 years of experience as a teacher and tutor. I teach math, science, Spanish, English, and social studies (high school, middle school, elementary school, college students, and adults). I have 12 years of experience as a homeschool instructor and test prep instructor (Academic, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, NYS Regents exams, etc.). I am passionate about developing the skills and self-confidence of my students. Their increased test results, reduced anxiety, and their new-found appreciation for the subject in question reflect this. I am results-oriented and very effective. Over the years I have helped countless students. It would be my pleasure to help you with your tutoring needs.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I give the student a problem or question on a challenging topic and ask that he or she solve the problem or answer it. I praise each step done right and I show a student how to efficiently do a problem, step by step. I then give the student another problem. I praise each step done right to lessen the anxiety.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor's and Master's degrees and 15 years of proven, effective experience with excellent references. I have developed my own methods to effectively teach my students in all areas./p>