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Patricia L.

Multiple Subjects/Grade Levels • 20+ Years Experience

Petaluma, CA (94952)

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I have over 20 years of experience as a teacher and a tutor. I am certified to teach Montessori curriculum and hold three California Teaching Credentials, Education Specialist (Special Education), Multiple Subjects, and Single Subject: English. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. Currently, I am teaching sixth grade. I have a very broad knowledge of most subjects taught from kindergarten through high school. I have an extensive background in working with students who are challenged with organization and who have unique learning needs. I've worked with students with ASD, PDD-NOS, ED, ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia just to name a few. I look forward to helping you or someone you know achieve greatness and acquire knowledge with ease and grace.

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Patricia’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
Social Studies
Language:
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I worked at a tutoring facility for 10 years that worked extensively with students who were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. As a credentialed teacher, I have been working with students with ADD and ADHD individually and in large and small group settings. As a special education teacher, I worked in a program that catered to a wide range of disabilities that included ADD and ADHD. When I work with students who are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, I focus on strategies that can regulate sensory needs as well as developing focus and attention to the details that they need to attend in a classroom setting.

Aspergers

I am currently employed at a school that specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders. My previous experience was working closely with a family whose child was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I was working as a governess and family consultant. Towards the end of my position he was re-diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I tutored him in all subjects and was a liaison between the family and his IEP team. I provided feedback on effective parenting techniques following a behavioralist approach. I worked with him exclusively from five years to ten years old.

Autism

I am currently working as a Special Education Teacher at a school that specializes in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have three credentials and a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading.

I have five years experience working closely with a family whose child was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I was working as a governess and family consultant. Towards the end of my position he was re-diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I tutored him in all subjects and was a liaison between the family and his IEP team. I provided feedback on effective parenting techniques following a behavioralist approach. I worked with him exclusively from five years to ten years old. I am currently working with him as a tutor.

Previous to this I worked at a Montessori program where I was able to work with two different students that were on the Autistic Spectrum. They were from two ends of the spectrum. One was verbal and high functioning and the other was non verbal and low functioning.

CBEST

I took the CBEST and have three credentials one of which is a multiple subject credential. I was able to coach two members of my cohort to prepare for the CBEST and they both passed. I have a very broad range of knowledge and can help clarify and create understanding for all areas of the CBEST preparation.

Dyslexia

I am an experienced teacher with a dual credential in general education and special education. I have been working with students with a wide range of learning styles and abilities. I understand that dyslexia can present in a variety of ways and that early intervention can help support students gain strategies that can aid in their unique learning process.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have both a Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I can assist just about any student in any subject from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge.

I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.

General Computer

I am well versed in both Macs and PCs. I have used Microsoft Office and am familiar with iLife and i Work. I have a strong understanding of social networking sites and can guide people with efficient methods of using them to boost their connections and develop their business connections. I have tutored teachers on how to used Keynote and Powerpoint for classroom projects and presentations. I have tutored adults on how to use Word and Pages efficiently.

Phonics

I have an extensive background working in Early Childhood Education and have my Multiple Subject Credential. I have just completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Reading. I am able to personalize an approach to teaching phonics tailored to each student I work with. I assess their needs and develop an approach that will work best for them. Using a sensorial approach is the best method. Pairing sounds with realia helps lock the sound to letter in their memory. If I see a possible learning delay I have other approaches and many resources for referral.

Special Needs

Over the 20 years I have been tutoring I have worked with many different students with many different learning needs. Many of the students had undiagnosed learning issues that I would have to try to target through informal and formal assessments. Currently, I am working at a school that caters to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I have a lengthy background working in a Montessori setting where the materials, methodology, and philosophy were developed for children who had special needs. I also have a Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential in English, Special Education Credential, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Reading. During the training for these three programs I was able to delve into the many approaches one can use for the many learning needs that children and adults have.

I was a governess for a family for five years. One of their children was on the Autistic Spectrum. I am currently working with him as a private tutor. I am familiar with such diagnosis as ADD, ADHD, APD, ED, PDD, just to name a few.

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.

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Education

Dominican University (English Literature)

University of San Francisco (Master's)

Satisfaction guaranteed. Patricia is a very knowledgeable and friendly resource for helping to deepen your child's education and also assist in steering parents in the right direction as far as your child's needs. My daughter loved working with her and I got to see what a true mentor looks like every week when they met. Patricia is thorough in her work with my daughter and when the session is over, my daughter is always ...

— Vairagya from Petaluma, CA on 3/10/10);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

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Patricia will travel within 5 miles of Petaluma, CA 94952.

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