Barbara L. - Anyone can learn to read--and to read well.

ASU Barbara L. Tutors Arizona State Students in Tempe, AZ
$55 / hr
Gilbert, AZ
I graduated from Madison Area Technical College as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. After working several years in rehab, I retired to homeschool my six children for the next 30 years, developing a curriculum that integrated all subjects and learning modalities. During those years, I also worked as an educational consultant to parents and professionals of learning disabled students before retiring to serve local students and parents directly.

My background as a COTA, with its emp...
She really is awesome! I love how she understands what my son is struggling with when it comes to reading and is able to help him in that area. She is patient and kind too. Thank you Barb!
- Megan W. from Mesa, AZ
My daughter has been seeing Barbara for some months now and my daughter has improved so much. I have noticed a difference in her learning and cannot wait to see her growth. Barbara is gifted and I am so glad to have my daughter learning from her.
- Liz M. from Mesa, AZ
My son loves to go work with Ms. Barb which says a lot because he is not big on learning or doing any kind of academic activities. Highly recommended!
- Kelli L. from Mesa, AZ
Barbara was a perfect fit for my daughter Claire and helped her immensely. My wife and I are very thankful for finding her. Very reliable, friendly and compassionate.
- Jason C. from Mesa, AZ
Barbara is very patient and calm. You can tell she truly wants to help my son learn and figure out exactly what it is that is holding him back and work through it. My son looks forward to each session and it is already giving him more confidence because he is able to see his progress with the exercises they do each session.
- Brittany C. from Gilbert, AZ
We were looking a tutor for the summer to keep our son's brain fresh before the next school year started. Over the summer we worked with Miss Barb and she provided brain training for our 8 year old son for his ADHD and dyslexia. She was very patient and found different approaches to her teaching methods that would work for our son, he improved his skills in just a few weeks with her brain training methods. She is very kind and is genuine in wanting to help your child succeed.
- Erin R. from Chandler, AZ
She has a lot of patience with my child. She seems to be making good progress with her, as we are seeing improvements.
- Chantie F. from Tempe, AZ
Mrs Barb is FANTASTIC! I had a 13 year old who was on an IEP and struggled with reading and math. Barb was patient, flexible, and truly cared about my sons success. Barb was thorough and also gave other suggestions to help improve my son's reading level and comprehension. Barb continues to reach out to check on his progress on a regular basis. I am SO very happy we found her!
- Erika S. from Phoenix, AZ
Barbara was very nice. Not in any hurry either. My son felt comfortable with her. Seem like a great teacher.
- Leslie P. from Queen Creek, AZ
Barb has made a big difference in my daughter. She's doing better in her school work and is continuing to remember a lot of things she could never seem to understand. Thank you Bard your amazing!!
- Amy S. from Gilbert, AZ
Barb has been such a wonderful resource! She's been working with my son for almost a year, and during that time has developed a balance between being flexible and challenging that has encouraged and empowered him to give his best effort. I've seen both his ability and his confidence grow! I've been thrilled with her hard work and would strongly recommend her to anyone!
- Jared F. from Queen Creek, AZ
Barb engaged my 8th grade daughter quickly with the techniques. Working on the exercises vs. homework was a surprise and a relief for my student. Hoping the techniques will foster new skills to cope and execute homework preparing for high school.
- Debbie K. from Gilbert, AZ
Miss Barb has already made a difference. With just two tutoring sessions we have noticed an improvement in both reading and writing. We are excited to see the difference the next few months makes.
- Amy L. from Chandler, AZ
Barbara is patient and engaging with Noah. It is clear her desire is really to help him read. She makes the work seem like a game so he is not really bored. Even when he does not want to engage, she pulls him in.
- Yvonne H. from Chandler, AZ
Ms Barb has been an excellent tutor to our son. Her reputation has proven to be spot on. Our son is in first grade and was at a reading level of 1.5 and a bit over a month progressed to a level 2.6. There is an ease about her that provided our son to feel comfortable and engage with the style techniques she showed him. His confidence grew and he wanted to see how far he could go each week. She also returns calls/emails very promptly and communicates to the parents on progress and/or areas of concern. Thank you so much Ms Barb!
- Gina H. from Chandler Heights, AZ
I truly cannot thank Mrs. Barb enough for all that she has done for my daughter! We started with Mrs. Barb in May and I am still in disbelief with how much my daughter has improved within the past 2 1/2 months! Thank you Mrs. Barb for being such a wonderful tutor!
- Debbie S. from Mesa, AZ
My son has been undergoing tutoring with Barbara for a month now and I have see great improvement in his confidence and ability to read! I am very impressed with her tutoring skills!
- Lindsey G. from Gilbert, AZ
Our daughter was struggling in school after a not so good 1st grade year (she didn't learn much). She has been struggling with reading so we decided to look into tutoring. I am so glad we did!!! We have been meeting with Ms. Barb for the past month and I have already noticed the changes in our daughter. She has gained some confidence back and her listening and learning skills are developing wonderfully. I was looking for a tutor who could start at the foundation for our child and build her up, instead of just putting a band aid over the situation. While we are still a work in progress, I can honestly say today that I have chosen the right tutor for my child!!! Ms. Barb's unique ways of teaching have made such a big difference already, after only a month, and her techniques keep my child interested!!! **Update** We have been going to Barb for a few months and have seen tremendous growth in our daughter. Our daughter was one that was put into the halls of the local public school and left at a table with other students to learn by themselves because they were classified as "lower" level readers. Barb helped build my child's confidence, reading skills and concentration. Over the holidays we decided to take her out of the public school she was at and place her in a charter school. She has done wonderfully - she no longer sits in the hallways and is considered at the mark for reading in her grade level, it is amazing what happens when a teacher wants to teach, the family supports the learning and a tutor that has built the child back up!! I know that Barb has helped us out tremendously - both us as parents giving advice how to teach at home and our daughter. This has set her up for success in her new school as we have already seen!! If you are a parent frustrated with trying to figure out how to teach your child please give Barb consideration. Her techniques build concentration which in turn builds the skills necessary for reading, math, ect and the kids find it fun!!! As we have learned, we can no longer count on the schools - all we continued to hear is "This is not my choice or fault, the state is making us teach this way" - Interesting that two hours a week with Barb along with support from home brought my daughter to where she needs to be as far as testing but the school had 8+ hours a day and couldn't figure it out. I give my highest recommendation for Barb!!!!
- Suzanne M. from Gilbert, AZ
Barbara is awesome. She is patient, knowledgeable, dependable, and kind. Been going to her for a month so far and have noticed great improvement in reading, writing, and spelling. My daughter looks forward to tutoring days. Thank you!
- Keri C. from Gilbert, AZ
Barb was able to test my son and see where he is struggling. She was then able to design a program for him to do at home. We have done a lot of tutoring and testing and therapy over the years and I feel Barb was really able to help find the missing piece to help him succeed. I wish I would have been able to have him tested with Barb when he was three or four. He is now eleven and I am so glad we were able to find Barb. Thank you.
- Erin G. from Tucson, AZ
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