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Patricia M.

Secondary School Teacher for Math, English and Reading Comprehension

Pocomoke City, MD (21851)

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I've been a secondary mathematics teacher with Shelby County Consolidated Schools in Memphis, Tennessee for 8 years, Masters +45, paygrade 390, transitional license and Professional Counselor, N.B.C.C.

I’ve published 35 articles in the field of education, and I enjoy helping adults and high school students reach their full potential on standardized tests. I enjoy tutoring adults, middle and high school students in: Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Advanced Math, English, Writing, Reading, American History and Counseling.

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Patricia’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
COBOL, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Business, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
Business, College Counseling, Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, German, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Word

ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test reports three mathematics sub-scores: pre-algebra/algebra, intermediate algebra/geometry and plane geometry/trigonometry. Forty-five percent of the test is based on geometry and trigonometry and fifty-five percent of the test is based on algebra and numbers, fractions, square roots, probability, data collection and statistics. ACT test scores predict success in undergraduate college and specific degree programs.

Algebra 1

Algebra students use variables in comparisons, ratios and proportions to solve problems and determine indirect measurements. Algebra I students operate on algebraic variables and constants to solve linear equations and inequalities. The slope of a line is used to determine values of variables and changes in their values. Algebra I students read maps and interpret scales of miles to calculate distances. Algebra includes probability, logical reasoning and statistical inferences from graphs.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 students use a quadratic formula to solve equations with more than one variable. Matrices are used to solve systems of equations. Logarithmic functions, translations of equations and mathematical models are introduced. Algebra 2 students determine the volume of three dimensional solids, reason logically and develop proofs.

Aspergers

As a Secondary Teacher, Masters +45, pay grade 390 with Shelby County Consolidated Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, I usually teach middle school or high school. I’ve also been a substitute teacher in all the school subjects since 2006.

Children with Asperger’s Syndrome attend English and Math classes or all their classes with their peers, but they require accommodations. They may return to a special education classroom for other studies. In Memphis City Schools, I taught children with Asperger’s Syndrome in class with their peers and as a substitute teacher in the special education classroom. I relate well to children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

I am familiar with IEPs, State Performance Indicators and assessments of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, but I am not a Special Education Teacher. I can update, but not create, IEPs or interface with the local school board or the state with regards to the child’s instruction.

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the multiple choice test the United States Military uses to determine enlistment qualifications for the United States armed forces. A minimum score is required to enlist in the military, but more importantly scores are used to predict success in a particular career. It may be given to high school students.

Autism

As a Secondary Teacher, Masters +45, pay grade 390 with Shelby County Consolidated Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, I usually teach middle school or high school. I’ve also been a substitute teacher in all the school subjects since 2006.

My experience with autistic children began in 1970 in a residential nursing home. Special needs children attend English and Math classes with their peers, then they return to their special education classroom for other studies.

In Memphis City Schools, I have taught autistic children in class with their peers and as a substitute teacher in the special education classroom. I relate well to autistic children and do not upset them.

I am familiar with IEPs, State Performance Indicators and assessments of special needs children, but I am not a Special Education Teacher. I can update, but not create, IEPs or interface with the local school board or the state with regards to the child’s instruction.

College Counseling

I received my Professional Counselor Certificate in 2000, and I teach secondary math for Memphis City Schools. I’ve published hundreds of articles in APA, MLA and AP manuscript styles. My third Master’s Degree, in progress, will be in teaching. I passed the NCE examination in 2001 and worked for Western Psychological Services for three years. My undergraduate degree is in psychology and one Master’s Degree is in Human Services. My graduate courses were in psychology and human services. I have 11 years of experience.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a Secondary Teacher Masters +45, pay grade 390 with Shelby County Consolidated Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, I usually teach middle school or high school. I’ve also been a substitute teacher in all the school subjects since 2006. Elementary Education requires fluency in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies ad Science. I am qualified to tutor students in Elementary Language Arts: phonics, fluency, rate, accuracy, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, communication, speaking, listening and interpreting images. I am also passed the Wyzant Elementary Mathematics test.

Geometry

Geometry is graphing points and straight lines in a plane. Lines across parallel or perpendicular lines, transversals, form angles, right angles and triangles. The Pythagorean theorem applies to right triangles. Geometry includes measurement of the perimeter and area of a triangle, circle or parallelogram in a plane. Advanced geometry applies to corresponding, supplementary, similar and congruent angles and calculations of surface areas and volume of three-dimensional solids.

GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures proficiency in algebra, geometry, number systems and data analysis because successful completion of a master’s degree requires mastery of essential college mathematics. The quantitative reasoning portion of the GRE examines problem-solving ability, the ability to interpret graphs and express words and concepts mathematically.

Praxis

As a Secondary Mathematics Teacher for grades 7-12, and Masters Education Level M+45 Salary Grade 390 Degree, with a Transitional Endorsement 413 from Tennessee Department of Education, I have been with Memphis City Schools, now Shelby County Consolidated Schools, since 2006.

The Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) is a requirement to become licensed as a public school teacher. The test measures reading comprehension, mathematics skills and ability to write. The reading and math sections are multiple choice and the writing section is a free-form essay.

I passed the Praxis I: 5730 C-PPST with 185 in Mathematics; 5720 C-PPST with 177 in writing; and 5710 C-PPST with 178 in reading.

I am proficient with a graphing calculator, and I have the materials needed to prepare for the Praxis 1 or the Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge (5061) examination.





Prealgebra

Pre-algebra, or basic middle school math, students learn mathematical representations of numerical concepts and operations on relative, positive and negative amounts. Pre-algebra students solve problems using fractions, decimals and percentages. They read and interpret graphs, statistics and scale distances on maps.

SAT Math

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) predicts students’ ability to succeed in an undergraduate college course of study. SAT scores are relative ranks. No specific score is required to pass, but colleges use the scores to determine placement in academic programs. The SAT math tests measure knowledge of number theory, logical reasoning, square roots, fractions and percentages. The SAT measures understanding of algebra, functions, geometry, probability and statistics.

Special Needs

As a Secondary Teacher, Masters +45, pay grade 390 with Shelby County Consolidated Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, I usually teach middle school or high school. I’ve also been a substitute teacher in all the school subjects since 2006.

Special needs children attend English and Math classes with their peers, then they return to their special education classroom for other studies. In Memphis City Schools, I taught special needs children in class with their peers and as a substitute teacher in the special education classroom. I relate well to special needs children and do not upset them.

I am familiar with IEPs, State Performance Indicators and assessments of special needs children, but I am not a Special Education Teacher. I can update, but not create, IEPs or interface with the local school board or the state with regards to the child’s instruction.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is advanced geometry of right triangles. Trigonometric constants applied in trigonometric functions can be used to calculate properties of solids, land formations, trees, crystals, liquid crystals and semiconductors. Trigonometric functions are used in physics to determine the wave lengths of sound or light. Trigonometry students use relationships among the sides and angles in right triangles to determine unknown measurements of angles or the length of sides in the same right triangle.

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Education

Wilkes College of Pa (Mathematics )

U.S.C. (Master's)

Capella (Master's)

Great Tutor This was my first experience with a private tutor. She was more than I could ask for. She was patient and very knowledgeable. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her. I would highly recommend her and would definitely request her services again should my daughter need tutoring services again. ...

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