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Patricia H.

Making a Difference with Language Differences

Harrisburg, PA (17112)

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I enjoy helping kids to improve their reading skills, writing skills, grammar skills and spelling skills. I have typically taught kids from grades 7-12. My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in English, and my graduate degree is an M.S. degree in Counseling. Recently I finished a Multisensory Instruction course which certifies me to teach students who have one or more specific language disabilities.

Kids who have learning needs have become a specialty of mine. Helping kids learn skills they have always struggled with is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. I work in an alternative education center where students who have learning differences come to learn concepts they haven't been able to grasp in a traditional school setting. They don't want to be there initially, but in the end beg us to keep them there. We create a disciplined, yet enjoyable atmosphere where they become motivated and actively engage in their learning process. Their parents become extremely appreciative that their kids have finally found a learning situation in which they thrive and succeed. Our students discover what their skills are, form goals, and ultimately work hard to achieve them.

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Patricia’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Elementary Education:
Special Needs:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading


I have many years of experience working as a tutor, and working in public school resource rooms with students having a myriad of learning difficulties. I am a mother of 4 children all of whom have ADHD.

Most recently I have been employed by Phase 4 in Harrisburg, PA which is a Pittsburgh, PA based alternative school for students who have been expelled from their public school setting. Most of these students have ADHD for starters in addition to a lot of other issues which make learning extremely difficult for them. I love my job, but I do not work over the summer as at our Phase 4 site there is no summer school.


I have tutored students for a company called Phase 4. The original reason I was hired was to do ASVAB tutoring, and I tutored about 6 young women and men for that exam.

A few years ago there were budget cuts, and the money to pay ASVAB tutors went away. I now work at Phase 4 tutoring and teaching alternative ed. high school students.


I have my certification Multisensory training which is Level 1 of the Orton Gillingham course. I tutor children who have dyslexia at the Masonic Learning Center for Children which is also known as the Dyslexia Center of Central Pennsylvania.


I have a B.S. in English, which qualifies me to teach every aspect of English--reading and reading comprehension skills, composition skills, spelling skills, and grammar skills to students in both middle school and high school. I teach English, reading, and writing in an alternative school during the regular school year.


I have been teaching high school and college age students for a very long time. I have also tutored students who want to take the ASVAB. Helping students who have goals they want to achieve is one of the tasks I most enjoy.


I have an initial level certification in Orton-Gillingham which is a systematic multi-sensory method of teaching adults and children of all ages how to improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. It is an alphabetic phonetic way of teaching dyslexic adults and children how to read.


I have training in Orton-Gillingham which is a multisensory, structured,sequential system that helps dyslexic children and adults learn to read, write, and spell.

Study Skills

I have been teaching Study Skills at a Children's Home for the past year and a half. Much of what I do each day revolves around instruction in reading, reading comprehension, writing, and the standard conventions that are required to make a well-written, cogent, finished writing product.

Our students have to learn what study strategies individually accommodate them the best; what kind of learner are they--visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic?

Many of our students have difficulty with their math also. Every night we review the skill areas on a warm-up sheet that the student has been introduced to in their math class that day.

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Excellent tutor! Patricia is very good with children and has great people skills. She is working with my son to get him back on track with his reading skills and a head start on next years novels for 8th grade. I highly recommend her. ...

— Tracie from Camp Hill, PA on 7/2/08);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Patricia will travel within 30 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17112.

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