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Patrick L.

Elite English, Reading, Writing, Grammar & History Tutor

Los Angeles, CA (90065)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Hello! I am a tutor who is passionate about helping students improve their reading and writing skills, as well challenging them to improve their grades and test scores. I have extensive experience as an English and Test Prep tutor for two different companies. I also have professional experience in television production as a production assistant, writer’s intern, and producer’s assistant on such HBO hit series as Deadwood, John From Cincinnati, and True Blood.

My experience at the two tutoring companies helped me foster a teaching style based on transforming a student's attitude toward their work from seeing it as negative busywork to viewing it a positive experience based on clear and even exciting progress that helps them get a leg up on their peers! I've found that a good sense of humor and positive feedback goes a long way to building confidence and passion in a student as well as raising his or her grades and test scores.

I have excellent organizational skills, communicate clearly and effectively, and am able to tackle new challenges at they arise.

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Patrick’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Special Needs:
Phonics
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Music:
Music History
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Science:
Anthropology
Computer:
Video Production
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

I have over 2 years experience teaching ACT English to high school students.

Basketball

I have played basketball since 1st grade and participated in numerous rec and summer leagues. I have watched the game since the same time. And I am a teacher and tutor in other subjects, so teaching the game will come easily!

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been trained at C2 Education to teach elementary age students in reading, writing, test prep, and social studies. I have over 2 years' experience teaching these students. I have also taken a training course at Franklin Education in Brentwood where I learned how to help K-6 students with study skills habits like time management and focus. I also have experience helping kids with early stages of reading and writing where focus and learning habits, as well as teacher encouragement, play a major part in succeeding.

English

I have taught Grammar and English writing, essays and creative, to students ranging from grades K-12 for over 2 years. I am also writer myself, and have a deep love for words, grammar, and getting your ideas down on the page!

Reading

I have had two years teaching Reading and Writing at C2 Education in LA and Beyond Curriculum in San Marino.

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT Reading for two years at C2 Education in LA and Beyond Curriculum in San Marino.

Study Skills

I have experience helping students with their study habits, including focus, organization, and setting and meeting goals. I have taught children with ADD and other special needs. I have been trained at the Franklin Educational Center in Brentwood where executive skills - study skills - were the focus of the training.

Writing

Took creative writing courses at Occidental College

Worked for award-winning TV writers and producers at HBO

Am a creative writer myself

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Education

Occidental College (Visual Arts)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90065.

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