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Patricia C.

English Educator, Writer, Speaker and Business Owner

Silver Spring, MD (20906)

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I am a former college professor and high school English teacher. I have taught Rhetoric, Literature and English Composition at Howard Community College. I taught 9th, 10th and 11th Grade English in Virginia and DC. I am experienced in tutoring for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests. 82% of my students passed the writing and 85% passed the reading tests. I am proficient at tutoring in writing and literature. My students have competed and won national writing competitions. I have also been offered employment as an SAT essay reviewer.

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Patricia’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Handwriting, Study Skills, Vocabulary
English, Handwriting, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:

Career Development

I am a former high school English teacher and college professor. Resume writing is a core competency that I have taught and mastered. Using both online and hand's on references, I am able to guide students to improve their resume writing to apply for positions with confidence. I also provide career guidance based on the interests of my clients. Whether the student has an existing resume or we have to build one, the potential for greater response will come from a well-written resume.

Public Speaking

I am the owner of my own business. My company provides public speaking, professional writing and networking. I accept speaking engagements and conduct a broadrange of workshops. I have been a professional public speaker for more than 10 years.

Study Skills

I would like to be certified in study skills because I have worked closely with students and colleagues in preparation for tests, written assignments and presentations. The key to accomplishing mastery and retaining information is having great study skills. Preparation for study includes choosing the right environment for studying, excellent note taking, organizing notes and developing a system for reviewing information. I have worked closely with students to find a system that works for them that is unique to their learning abilities. I also have techniques specific to learning vocabulary, preparing to take multiple choice tests and self-editing. My students were always taught study skills at the beginning of the year so that they were prepared as the assignments increased in their degree of difficulty.


I am a playwright and in the process of producing my first play. I am also planning a theatrical tour and a college/university tour. I am currently working with a college and a local theater to produce a play series. I am also writing my fourth play.

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Virginia Union Univ. (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 25 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906.

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