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Patricia B.

English Tutor Specializing in Writing, and SAT Verbal and Reading

Lafayette, CA (94549)

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My name is Patricia, and I am excitedly looking forward to helping students develop their writing skills through tutoring! After earning my B.A. in English from Thomas Edison State College, I recently became certified as a Registered Instructor by Institute for Excellence in Writing (founded by Andrew Pudewa), which is a popular homeschooling writing program. As a homeschool graduate myself, I would love to tutor homeschoolers in English and writing.

In addition, I am offering tutoring for the SAT essay, verbal, and reading sections. Back in 2009, I scored in the 96th national percentile for the SAT verbal section, and in the 94th percentile for the reading section. My SAT essay received an almost perfect score of 11 points out of a possible 12. Though the SAT may seem intimidating, I am confident that I can help students boost their scores in these sections with tutoring in test taking techniques and quality instruction.

I have a passion for learning and helping students achieve their academic goals, and would value the opportunity to provide individualized tutoring in English, writing, and SAT test preparation.

Hope to hear from you soon!


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Patricia’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
English, Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing


As an English major, I've studied Shakespeare, Non-Western Literature,the Bible as Literature, the American novel as a genre, and Jane Austen's works at a college level. I've always loved reading the classics, especially British Literature from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries. Charles Dickens is a favorite author of mine, and I've read 13 of his 14 books. My long list of classics to read continues to grow, and I would love to share my love for literature with students through tutoring.


I took Classical piano lessons for ten years, and then I started teaching a couple of students of my own for three years. I can comfortably teach beginning piano students the basics of piano and music theory. I am familiar with Suzuki piano lessons, as I was taught with that method, and also took traditional, Classical lessons.

Study Skills

As a college student, I earned my Bachelor's degree through an innovative program, CollegePlus. Through this program, I learned invaluable study skills, managing my time, and keeping up my motivation. Many of my courses were either online courses, correspondence courses, or credit by exam tests. Study skills were not optional but vital to succeed! Since then, I have been looking forward to helping other students excel academically with the encouragement and tools that they need.

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Thomas Edison State College (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 15 miles of Lafayette, CA 94549.

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