Hi. My name is Patti and I have always enjoyed reading, ever since I can remember.
When I was a student at the community college, I enrolled in a class to help "at risk" students in elementary school learn to be better readers. I won an award based on the creativity of how I accomplished the feat, and I got chosen to get "best progress" chart. Not only that, but I raised my tutees reading levels two grade levels.
It didn't stop there, however. I then went on in college, and became a tutor in many other subjects (except math)for the many disabled students who were in danger of being able to graduate. This went on until way after graduation in 2001. Since I was a multi-task tutor, they kept me year after year.
In the spring of 2005, I became a personal tutor for a group of students in a specific instructor's psychology class. It was a "BEACON" tutoring program, set up for students to help the instructor help the students help themselves, and we met 2 days a week, for 2 hours. I had fun, and I learned alot about myself, as well as the other students. All of the tutee's passed the class with "flying colors", and made us all proud. The students said they never would have imagined passing the class if it weren't for me, and the fact that I was patient and cared about them.
I can adapt to help any typeof learning style, because there is no certain way to teach...everyone has their own theory. I use whatever works...period!!!
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