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My love of tutoring comes from a life-long love of learning, and a desire to inspire that love in others. I know that when a student is struggling to understand the material, whether due to the teacher's teaching style or a student's lack of practice, that can really turn a student off to school and learning for a long time. I try to turn that feeling around by not only helping the student understand their current material, but helping them develop a plan for future classes, and teaching them the importance of practice and dedication.
I have been tutoring part-time since 2005, and I specialize in many levels of math and Spanish. I have taken many Math courses including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus (both single- and multi-variable), linear algebra, and differential equations. I have taken many advanced Spanish courses and have spent time studying in both Mexico and Spain. For most lessons, I do a brief chapter overview and then we work on homework problems or extra examples if need be. When I teach, I explain concepts simply and clearly, and in different ways if necessary. I provide as many examples and real-world applications as possible. I also find that reviewing past homework assignments and tests is very beneficial. But every student is different, so I'm very flexible.
My schedule is also very flexible. I do work part-time, but I have plenty of time to meet, especially afternoons, evenings, and weekends. I am open to setting up a regular weekly schedule or just as needed.
I try to be flexible with time as well. I have a 2-hour cancellation policy because I know things can come up last minute. If the lesson is cancelled more than 2 hours out, there will be no charge. Less than that, I bill at half rate, and if I'm on my way to the lesson or have gotten there, I will charge for the full lesson.
I often meet with students in their home, in a coffee shop, or in a library -- whatever is the most comfortable and convenient for the student and/or parents.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your goals!
Cornell College (Art, Spanish, LAS)
Excellent tutor! — Patricia has made a HUGE difference in my son's Calculus comprehension! Patricia is patient, and actually goes over missed problems on homework assignments. What better way to learn, than from your errors. She also goes over daily assignments given by my son's teacher. Patricia responds promptly regarding scheduling. After each session, I receive an overview of what was covered, via email. Thank y ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Cancellation: 2 hours notice required
Patricia will travel within 15 miles of Rapid City, SD 57701.
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