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Patty K.

Winning Writing Skills

Knoxville, TN (37920)

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Patty's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign more »
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English
Reading
SAT Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
GED
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar
Proofreading

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Adobe InDesign

Hello,

I provide publishing services for self-publishers. I use In-Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator to provide both cover designs and the interior layout of books. I have been providing this service for over 10 years.

I use all Adobe products and submit finished designs to both Lightning Source, as well as CreateSpace.

Prior to that I have worked for many major corporations providing both writing and design services. I have won awards of excellence for both writing and design in four industry sectors.


Sincerely,

Patty King

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges.

I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology.

IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION

1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods.

I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read.

HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED

Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently


Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills

I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made.

I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills.

TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS

I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach.

This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education.


NOTE TAKING SKILLS

Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject.

Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.

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