Beth tutored my daughter in writing for three years. During that time, Beth was an acute observer of what my daughter needed. Beth is aware of the complexity of writing, from the act of handwriting itself, to finding expression in writing, to structuring it and being aware of audience, and was able to address each aspect in its proper time. She combined working on school assignments with doing more personal writing that was authentic and interesting to my daughter. Beth was an excellent listener, both to the concerns of my daughter and to my concerns as a parent, and was able to make sure everyone’s needs were addressed. She taught my daughter the skills and gave her the tools to be able to “graduate” and continue to grow using the school setting combined with her own internalized skill set.

- Jennnifer Markowitz

The moment Beth Barbaro walked into my son's 4th Grade classroom, she could see from his posture and behavior that he needed occupational therapy and other specialized educational services. In addition to supporting him in class, Beth skillfully advocated on his behalf, securing him access, for the first time, to the scarce special education resources of this large NYC public school where he had been since kindergarten. In addition to her considerable expertise, Beth is a caring professional always ready to support families she has worked with; most recently, I asked her advice about diagnostic services in Massachusetts, where my son is now in 7th Grade, and Beth immediately activated her network and was able to identify a slew of suitable options for us to consider. I will always be grateful to Beth for identifying my son's learning needs, and for so effectively advocating to the school to meet them.

- Liz Gibbons

“I cannot recommend Beth highly enough. I originally hired Beth to tutor my 7 year old daughter in reading and writing. Beth has a wonderful way of interacting with children, making them feel at ease and confident at the same time. I noticed an improvement right away. My daughter always looked forward to her weekly sessions and adored Beth!

Over the summer I had Beth facilitate a “reading group” with my daughter and some of her friends. This little book club was such a treat for all of the children involved. It was a fantastic experience and helped them maintain what they had learned throughout the school year.

We have kept many of the journals that my daughter and Beth worked on over those months, and my daughter refers to them fondly. You will not find a better equipped tutor for your child. Beth was extremely professional and a joy to have around.”

- Barbara Tomasulo

Elizabeth Barbaro is a phenomenal educator, tutor, and parent advisor. If you're having any school-related problems with your child, Beth will get you and your child through it! At, we rely on her for all kinds of education questions and issues. You can too. She knows what she is talking about and is a delight to work with!

- Karen Quinn, author of Testing For Kindergarten, co-Founder,