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Patti S.

Credentialed Teacher... Elementary Education, my Dear!!

Sacramento, CA (95833)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Thank you for checking in and caring about your child's education! That's the first step to us having a fabulous relationship, because I care too!

I have three children, two of them in school, and immense experience dealing with teachers, their expectations, and the standards the State of CA requires in elementary education. My son is now 16 years old, and I have closely followed his education since kindergarten, as well as his speech therapy needs, as a twice exceptional child also involved in the GATE program. My daughter is in second grade, and I have followed the curriculum for kindergarten and first grade as of late, as I too have a multiple subject teaching credential through the State of CA, and have solo taught at the second and fifth grade levels, as well as substituted for several years.

I have an incredible enthusiasm for learning, as I was raised to be a lifelong learner, and I plan to extend my beliefs to all my students via education through lessons that involve learning about WHY we learn, not just what we need to learn to make an acceptable grade. My philosophies include life lessons that help my students understand how behaviors and attitudes in life make us who we are, and can help to determine how successful we are in life. Positive outlooks and enthusiasm play an important role in building great enthusiasm for learning, and greatly help students understand the need to learn to move forward to be successful adults.

My lessons also incorporate hands on techniques whenever possible, including manipulatives, or "props", if you will, that help students learn in a variety of ways. I understand that visual learners need to see what is expected, while kinesthetic learners need to touch and feel things to make an imprint about the lesson content, by having hands on experiences. I am extremely interested in getting to know a child, via their strengths and challenges, their likes and dislikes, their opinions, and as much input from family members as I deem necessary, as that information can be crucial to my lesson plan designs. I prefer to speak with the parent/guardian first to obtain needed information, and shortly thereafter, I like to interview the child, either verbally or written, in whatever way is best for each individual child, so that I may put together a plan of action and coursework that will best suit each child.

I am more than open to suggestions and conversations that will help me do whatever is necessary to make your child successful academically and personally. My main goal is to create an environment, a rapport, and a plan of action that will help your child reach the goal that you both are seeking. I ask in return that you simply understand that building that rapport, and creating that plan of action with lesson plans designed and geared specifically toward your child's success, may take some time, and cannot always happen overnight. I promise to be flexible and understanding, and work with you, your child, and your schedule, and requests to reach the mutually respective goal of making your child successful and confident in the area of coursework where they feel they are challenged.

I truly look forward to learning more about your expectations and what you are seeking for your child. We will initially discuss your concerns, and immediately create a mutually agreed upon goal for your child to reach, to build confidence and enthusiasm, and we will go from there as each goal is reached. We will also discuss in detail why we learn, and why it is important to gain the skills needed at each class level, as well as what goal it is we are striving for, how we will reach that goal, and what reward or result we expect when we reach that goal.

Learning involves a multitude of factors that need to be properly aligned to succeed, and oftentimes once those factors fall into place, a child will have a better idea as to why moving forward in their education makes sense, which also helps them better understand and focus on learning in and of itself. Learning must be fun, engaging, and relatable to each individual child's interests, which oftentimes teachers either fail to do, or do not have enough time to do in a classroom. Struggling students often benefit from individual attention, and lesson plans specifically designed to include their interests, which is why tutoring can often be the answer for many students who do not get the attention they need in a classroom.

I truly look forward to meeting you and your child, and getting started on a plan designed to help them succeed. From there, you not only achieve improvement academically as goals are reached, but you are also blessed with witnessing a child that has more confidence in their abilities to achieve their goals as they realize their own personal capabilities, and that makes it all worth it for me!

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Patti’s subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
Speech
History:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Criminal Justice

By earning my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and spending five years doing a combination of emergency dispatching and field work as a Police Services Specialist, wherein I worked in the community assisting officers, writing reports, logging evidence, and handling calls for assistance, I developed a sincere enthusiasm for the law, and have continued to thoroughly enjoy the challenge involved in this subject area. Criminal Justice requires an exorbitant amount of writing skill, which is my passion, as I understand the dedication it requires to breakdown the material by taking notes, doing research, and coming to an understanding of every concept. I am confident that my degree in Criminal Justice, and my skills in writing will be helpful to assist you in your journey toward success!

Elementary (K-6th)

Thank you for the opportunity to assist students in need of guidance in elementary education k-6th. I am highly qualified in this area, as my qualifications not only include a BS from CSUS, but I also hold a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which allows me to hold a teaching position in an elementary classroom. I have substituted in various school districts for many years, and I also have two children in school, one at the high school level, and a fabulous second grader, who helps me with her homework everyday:) I am very comfortable with a variety of teaching strategies and understand the importance of differentiated instruction when working with students who learn in a variety of ways. I am analytical, driven, and excellent at getting to know a child, their learning styles, and their interests, to determine how to design lesson plans that will effectively meet their individual needs. I look forward to meeting your child and discussing how we can best move them forward in their educational goals.

English

My background in English, with regard to writing, includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which included a rigorous writing program, as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, also requiring excellent written and verbal skills. I am qualified through WyzAnt in "writing" and Elementary Education k-6th, which includes English grammar and written skills.

I have an absolute passion for written and verbal works, and my primary language is English. I am resourceful and knowledgeable at locating accurate information as well as utilizing a variety of excellent teaching strategies.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking is very much about knowing your audience, and addressing them in a way in which those individuals will positively respond to you. It is very much about acting, and about using proper body language that will attract attention, rather than distract the audience.

With my background in education, wherein I earned my California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, I was responsible for presenting a number of lessons, presentations, and persuasive arguments in front of a myriad of audiences. With those tasks at hand, I did have to complete a number of public speaking classes in college, as well as argumentation and debate classes for my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which I not only enjoyed, but also managed to be very successful at.

Being presentable, focusing on your body language, your voice, and your material, are all ways to be successful in public speaking. Practice can play a big part in overcoming obstacles in this area, as you build your confidence. My subject qualification in WRITING is also relevant in this area, as speeches do require exemplary writing skills to execute a proper delivery. I am confident that my experience, my feedback, and my education level are more than sufficient to provide guidance in this area, and lead you toward success!

I am also aware that after excelling at the college level in my speech classes, my Bachelor of Science program, and my Teaching Credential Program, and having to present countless speeches to instructors who were judging me on how I present material to others, that I clearly have earned and developed the skills necessary to provide guidance for success in this area. By watching others speak, videoing ourselves while we speak, and focusing on necessary aspect such as body language, vocal quality, and delivery of properly written material, public speaking can become more natural when critiqued by yourself, and others, like myself, with the interest, passion, and qualifications to do so.

Reading

Thank you for taking the time to make an inquiry regarding your interest in improving your reading skills! I would be happy to help you meet your goals.

I have earned my teaching credential with the state of California, which allows me to teach in a classroom at the elementary level, wherein reading is, of course, a big focus. I also have two children in school, at the elementary and high school, and have had quite a bit of experience studying along with the two of them and reading on a regular basis. :)

Reading of course involves dedication, practice, and an understanding of letter and blending recognition, as well as recognizing that we must also remember and understand what we are reading. I have struggled with reading comprehension during my life, so I am able to offer many techniques that will help boost your ability for understanding the reading material, and for recalling the information you are reading.

Once you master these skills, reading can be very enjoyable, and beneficial in helping to increase your knowledge level, and to keep your mind sharp!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and my qualifications with regard to reading. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together!

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Writing

Thank you for viewing my profile with regard to improving your writing skills. Writing is most definitely my passion. I have thoroughly grown to adore researching and creating written pieces, on a variety of topics throughout my lengthy academic career.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at California State University of Sacramento, which involved a rigorous writing program to justify my qualifications in this field. Soon thereafter, I earned my Multiple Subject Credential with the State of California, which required a monumental amount of essays, observations, and research papers as well.

I am currently just a few courses away from my Masters in Education, and I have continued to enjoy the art of written works to express my passions, my point of view, or simply my knowledge. I recognize that writing truly is an art, combined with a variety of skills acquired along the way, such as word recognition, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, research skills, and the grace and elegance required to create a paper worthy of reading.

I am willing to view and analyze some samples of your writing, as well as discuss your concerns with you, in terms of the goals you wish to reach with regard to improving your writing abilities. Please contact me so that we can talk about what you wish to accomplish. I truly look forward to hearing from you, and sharing with you, my passion for writing.

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Education

Sacramento State

National University (EdD)

Truly amazing — So, where do I begin? It will be very hard to sum up all of my thoughts about her amazing abilities as a tutor. I will do my best. Patti has been working only a few short weeks with my 6 year old son. He was having trouble with his reading fluency, so we decided to hire a professional tutor. I am SO thankful that I found her on WyzAnt and that she was able to open up her busy schedule to help my s ...

— Teresa, Sacramento, CA on 2/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am willing to reduce my rates to $35 for local students, however, any locations outside of my area will remain at the $40 hourly rate.

Travel policy

Patti will travel within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95833.

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