Barbara B.|Greenville, SC
10 yrs exp
57 yrs old
Experienced Teacher Who Loves To Tutor
In my 28 years of teaching, I have tutored over 150 students from 2nd grade reading to graduate statistics. Every experience has been enjoyable. I took time off to raise my baby, who is now 15 and doesn't need me to watch her at home anymore, so I am happily back tutoring. Currently, I am an AIG specialist at a middle school, but I hold a Master's from Furman (4.0), National Board certification for the second time, and I am licensed to teach Math, English, and gifted.
Tutoring is a special activity. Finding a students' needs, whether they are missing a few basic concepts or having difficulty breaking down problems into smaller steps, is not only rewarding, it is fun. I especially enjoy seeing a student build their confidence, and watching the outcome in their self-esteem as they understand the material. My students do exceptionally well; I am very warm, friendly, encouraging, and use a variety of methods based on the student's needs. Sometimes just some M&M's make the problems understandable, or going over prerequisite concepts that have been forgotten. And developing a relationship with students of all backgrounds and ages is quite rewarding as well.