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Patsy G.

Elkins Park, PA

$50/hr

Patsy - Spanish, Verbal SAT, writing, essay org., computer skills

Background check passed as of 10/3/14
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Patsy - Spanish, Verbal SAT, writing, essay org., computer skills

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I am certified in Spanish K-12, and have been teaching at Elkins Park Middle School in the Cheltenham School District for 11 years. I have also been tutoring for the same amount of time. I adore helping each student find his/her particular learning style, and have been quite successful in making our sessions fun and productive. I work with students in all levels of Spanish, from elementary to college. In addition to tutoring Spanish, I also work with students of all levels to improve writing, essay organization and study skills. In addition, I am a trained SAT verbal tutor, which includes reading comprehension, essay writing and sentence completions. My years of experience, as well as my ability to "tune into" whatever is keeping the student from achieving, will result in a successful outcome and a more confident individual.

Testimonials

"Awesome!"

- Danielle, Jenkintown, PA on 2/12/13
Patsy replied on 2/12/2013

Thanks so much, Danielle. I have enjoyed working with Maddie very much. She has made so much progress in a short time, and I feel very lucky to be able to work with her.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to tutor Elementary Math and spelling, and have tutored grammar and reading as well. I have been teaching at Elkins Park School in the Cheltenham School District for 11 years, and have been tutoring in all elementary subjects for as long.

English

I tutor English comprehension, reading, study skills, essay organization and writing. I am also a trained SAT verbal skills tutor.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with students from many backgrounds who are trying to learn English. I use both direct and indirect teaching methods, and also try to format our lessons around each student's abilities and needs. I teach 5th grade in Elkins Park and have tutored students of all ages.

Grammar

I use a variety of materials, depending on the age of the student. I take advantage of the web, as well as books and other media. I make the sessions enjoyable, as well as productive.

SAT Reading

I am a trained SAT verbal tutor. I use a variety of resources to help each student become more familiar with test-taking strategies and grow more confident as the test day approaches. I tailor our sessions to each student's needs, i.e. we work on all aspects of the exam (sentence completions, essay writing, and reading comprehension), unless there is a specific part that the student wishes to concentrate on.

SAT Writing

I am a trained SAT verbal and writing tutor. I have been helping students improve their grammar, sentence structure, and overall essay skills for the past 5 years. I am a certified K-12 PA teacher, have been teaching in the Cheltenham School District for 12 years.

Spanish

I am a certified PA Spanish teacher, and have been teaching in the Cheltenham School District for 11 years. I also tutor all levels, and try to incorporate music, art and technology into my lessons. I like to engage students from the beginning, and instill enthusiasm towards becoming familiar with a second language.

Study Skills

I'm a fifth grade teacher, and have been teaching and tutoring most subjects, including study skills, for the past ten years.

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Graduate Coursework
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
MEd

Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts 1973 (Graduate Coursework)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (MEd)

Awesome! — Patsy is terrific with my 15 year old daughter! She has been able to teach her & engage her in Spanish, like no one else could. Moving her grades from a D to a B (and even an A in the spoken tests), I'm Thrilled with both of them! ...

— Danielle, Jenkintown, PA on 2/12/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patsy will travel within 20 miles of Elkins Park, PA 19027.


About Patsy

I am certified in Spanish K-12, and have been teaching at Elkins Park Middle School in the Cheltenham School District for 11 years. I have also been tutoring for the same amount of time. I adore helping each student find his/her particular learning style, and have been quite successful in making our sessions fun and productive. I work with students in all levels of Spanish, from elementary to college. In addition to tutoring Spanish, I also work with students of all levels to improve writing, essay organization and study skills. In addition, I am a trained SAT verbal tutor, which includes reading comprehension, essay writing and sentence completions. My years of experience, as well as my ability to "tune into" whatever is keeping the student from achieving, will result in a successful outcome and a more confident individual.

Testimonials

"Awesome!"

- Danielle, Jenkintown, PA on 2/12/13
Patsy replied on 2/12/2013

Thanks so much, Danielle. I have enjoyed working with Maddie very much. She has made so much progress in a short time, and I feel very lucky to be able to work with her.

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Education

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Graduate Coursework
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
MEd

Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts 1973 (Graduate Coursework)

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Elkins Park, PA 19027

Patsy’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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