|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
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Math With a Smile
About this pro
She goes beyond to make sure my son has the understanding of the material.Nov 8, 2017Verified
Barbara tutored my twin girls over the summer to prepare them for the SAT. They had tried the test before without personalized tutoring and did not do well. Barbara was great. She traveled out to my home and was very punctual. She was able to engage my girls at each session which was no easy feat as the last thing they wanted to do in the summer was math. I am happy to report that both girls saw a score increase of over 130 points in math. And not only that, they both are earning A's this year in AP stat. I believe that is a direct result of their work with Barbara. I highly recommend her.Mar 8, 2016Verified
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Faye W.Aug 13, 2016Verified
Barbara has helped my (now 14)-year old with math for going on three years now. Algebra I, Geometry and preparing for several big exams. She is always ready to help with whatever questions come up for him in his classes, prepare for tests, go back over old material to strengthen knowledge, or just celebrate fun things about math. It takes a very versatile mind to teach this well with the changing needs we bring her from one week to the next. We have really appreciated her ability to jump in to help with a sticky question and even consult on a detail by phone if needed. We highly recommend Barbara for math support.Aug 30, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I generally charge $65 per hour if I travel to a student (slightly less if I see a student more than once a week). I charge $50/hour for work on the phone or via the internet.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA in mathematics and decided not to complete a Master's in Math Education, though I was only a few credits short (I was teaching while I was pursuing the Master's and felt it more important to devote my time to my students). I taught for about 6 years in New York City schools and another 6 and a half in Montgomery County schools at the high school level (with a couple of years in middle schools). I was the math team coach for a few years at Springbrook High School. I've also taught in various enrichment programs (Saturday schools as well as John Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth), and done one-on-one enrichment both as a volunteer as well as a paid provider through MCPS.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always loved math, even as a child. I was on the math team in junior high and high school, at a time when few girls participated. My first job out of college, after majoring in math, was in the actuarial field. After explaining some on-the-job math to one of my fellow trainees, I realized that the actuarial field wasn't for me but that teaching was really my thing. It didn't hurt that my mother, father and aunt had also been teachers. I'm also an amateur musician - fiddler, violist, cello player and accordion player. At my high school graduation, I was awarded a medal for excellence in math and music. I guess I've lived up to their expectations.