"Teaching guitar and voice for the past 40 years. "
I am Berklee College of Music trained and have been teaching and performing music for the past 45 years. I teach guitar, voice, theory and reading to all my students. I understand that people are individuals and that each student requires a different approach. I adjust my methods to enable each of my students to attain their knowledge and to reach their goals.
After leaving Berklee I went on to study at Jersey City State College. I have worked on Broadway. I have led, arranged, and direct... ... More
Barrie-John is wonderful. My son has a much better understanding of how to take the reading and writing portion of the SAT and valuable little hints to catch mistakes and comprehend the questions.
I am glad that he was our first choice for tutors. We definitely recommend him for SAT Prep.
Kelly L. from Bethlehem, PA
"Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate"
I am a certified English/ESL teacher and a published writer. I have been employed as an SAT/ACT/GMAT tutor for more than six years, so I know all about the tests, their format, the types of questions to expect, and the short cuts and strategies to do well.
Like most good teachers, I get results. One student of mine went from an 330 Reading score to a 550 Reading score. He not only scored above average, but also got his coveted college scholarship. Another student went from failing English t... ... More
My daughter has some serious health issues that have made it necessary for her to be a cyber student. After two months of doing cyber school on her own, she was frustrated and despondent. We needed some tutoring help fast and were thrilled to find Barbara through WyzAnt. She lives close by and is a retired biology teacher from my daughter's school who shares her love of horses. Initially, my daughter's ability to do school work was erratic and unpredictable, resulting in some last minute cancellations of her tutoring sessions. Barbara was very gracious and understanding of her situation. She has been able to work with my daughter's mood and energy swings and gently guide and support her academic progress. Barbara came with us to meet the cyber teachers and quickly mastered the cyber learning environment. She is very enthusiastic about biology and makes learning about it fun. I am a biological scientist myself and have been very favorably impressed by the depth of her knowledge in this field. In addition to being a great biology teacher, Barbara has been very flexible and accommodating with scheduling her visits to our home. She is warm and personable and has an upbeat, can do attitude that helps lifts everyone's spirits. She supports my daughter emotionally as well as academically and is genuinely interested in her well being. In short, she is as close to perfect for this job as anyone could possibly be. My daughter would not be where she is now academically if she had not had Barbara's help. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have found such a gem of a tutor.
Cindy W. from Perkasie, PA
"30 year science teacher can assist with keystone biology exam and more"
After teaching biology for 30 years at the high school level, I have since retired and have been very much enjoying tutoring students in life science courses through the WyzAnt website. For more specific information concerning my credentials and references-please refer to my personal and professional profile located on the WyzAnt site.
Mary is extremely helpful. She knows a lot about garments construction and what will and will not work. I have worked on my collections on my own time and showed her my progress with the last two sessions and she always has comments, praise, and suggestions, which is really encouraging. Mary also knows a lot about machine maintenance and has helped me to both dust and oil my machine. We have so far worked on construction with shine finished fabrics, sewing points, trimming and grading, boning, and elastic. Next we are planning to work with collars and hand stitching. Again, she is very knowledgeable with a lot of resources and is super friendly!
Amanda H. from Philadelphia, PA
"Biology and Sewing: I teach with hands-on methods"
I love teaching biology, and incorporate current findings into the basic facts. I have taught high school biology for 4 years, and love doing hands-on science. For instance, when learning about the cellular respiration, I teach it from a human being standpoint, a plant standpoint, and a microorganism standpoint, and talk about the consequences in each organism if it doesn't work properly. ... More
"Lighting Director and professional photographer for 35 years"
I made movies for thirty years. I was a director of photography, a lighting director, and finally a producer. My preparation for this very successful career was by studying Film History and Theory at UCLA. So the way that I teach photography is not primarily technical. I approach it through art photography history and studying the masters, both past and present.
I teach art photography history and theory combined with the technical skills of working a camera and processing pictures wit... ... More
"Math and Science Tutoring for Elementary Through Early College"
Hello, students and parents!
My name is Chris, and I am passionate about Math! I am a graduate of Bucks County Community College with a degree in General Science. As part of this major, I have had extensive classwork in various Science and Math related subjects. Examples of classes include Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, and Biology.
During my time in school, I took an interest in tutoring and found Math to be the area in which I could have the greatest impact. As such, I've... ... More