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Patrick R.

Nashville, TN

$40/hr

M.Ed., Experienced Tutor in Study Skills, German, & ESL

Background check passed as of 12/4/13
Usually responds in about 1 hour

M.Ed., Experienced Tutor in Study Skills, German, & ESL

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I am a lifelong educator with a Master's in Social Studies Education and over 15 years of experience. I have taught in a wide variety of scenarios, including full-time classroom work in German and history, plus extensive one-on-one tutoring in German, ESL, and learning strategies.

I currently teach English, German, learning skills and more with adult, middle school, and high school students. With me you get an experienced and dedicated educator, equipped with the patience and training necessary to tailor a curriculum to the needs of the individual.

My study skills curriculum draws from a variety of sources, always grounded in solid research, and addresses the following key learning skills:
- reading
- writing
- memorization
- studying
- time management
- personal organization
- metacognition (awareness of how you learn)
- mindset

As a language teacher, I emphasize the ability to communicate orally in the target language, and sessions are planned with this goal in mind. But I customize sessions based on your needs - reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar - you set the target, I'll help you get there. We'll also find the materials and develop the daily regimen you'll need for independent work; lasting language skills come only from steady, daily practice.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Stephanie, Brentwood, TN on 2/3/14

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Elizabeth, Franklin, TN on 11/6/14

"Helpful tutor"

- Lee, Brentwood, TN on 8/9/14

"Awesome in Every Way!"

- Pamela (for Isaac), Nolensville, TN on 8/19/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Guitar
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, German,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.

American History

I have a BA in History and an MA in Social Studies Education. I also have four years experience as full-time high school teacher in history and extensive experience teaching subject-specific learning strategies.

Bible Studies

I have been taught the Bible regularly since I was a child, and completed 14 hours of coursework in Bible as an undergraduate. (Officially only 14 hours. But in actuality, the Bible courses met one hour each day, 5 days/week, but were only given 2 hours of credit. Whereas all other courses that met for one hour were give one hour of credit. Essentially, I have 35 hours formal coursework in Bible.)

ESL/ESOL

Over 15 years teaching ESL; Experience one-on-one and in the classroom; emphasis on communication and conversation, but experienced teaching grammar and mechanics

German

I hold a BA in German. (Lipscomb University; 6 years full-time teaching experience; 5 years part-time one-on-one tutoring experience)

Religion

I have been taught the Bible regularly since I was a child, and completed 14 hours of coursework in Bible as an undergraduate. As a world history teacher, I have taught extensive units on Islam and Eastern religions.

Social Studies

I have a MA in Social Studies Education from Wake Forest. My BA is in European History and German. Additionally, I have taught world history and economics for several years as a full-time teacher.

Study Skills

I have several years of experience teaching study skills, working with dozens of students from 6th grade through adulthood. I pull strategies from a variety of sources - rooted in solid research - and can help you address issues in reading, writing, memorization, studying, time management, mindset, and more.

Writing

I have worked closely with students, from 6th grade through postgraduate, on all the stages of academic writing - brainstorming, organizing, composing, editing, and revising. I will help you address any areas of need, including grammar/mechanics, and have the experience and patience to meet you at your level.

Patrick’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Patrick. View all of Patrick’s resources

1. Make a study plan – The default mode for studying for exams? Wait until one or two days before the test and study – hard! But with several of material to review, your brain needs more time to re-assimilate the information, and you probably won’t have enough time to review it all in 2 nights anyway. So start studying a minimum of one week before the first exam, and write out a detailed schedule... read more

(This is actually a modified version of an article I posted a while back - Parents wait! Why a study skills tutor is what your child REALLY needs. But I think tutors should consider this idea of study skills even more than parents should.) After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards... read more

After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards and parents start to get nervous. “An F in chemistry? I’m afraid I can’t help you there; let’s find you a good chemistry tutor.” This is the kind of dialog I imagine taking place in many households around this time. And chemistry is just an example... read more

Lipscomb University
German and History
Wake Forest University
Master's

Education

Lipscomb University (German and History)

Wake Forest University (Master's)

Excellent tutor! — Patrick is an absolutely wonderful tutor. He is very organized, reliable, and punctual, and he is extremely thorough in the summaries and updates he sends to me after each session with my son. He has not only helped with German, but has provided my son with many great study tips and study resources. I must add that Patrick is very patient, and I appreciate that he has continued to put full effort ...

— Stephanie, Brentwood, TN on 2/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37204.


About Patrick

I am a lifelong educator with a Master's in Social Studies Education and over 15 years of experience. I have taught in a wide variety of scenarios, including full-time classroom work in German and history, plus extensive one-on-one tutoring in German, ESL, and learning strategies.

I currently teach English, German, learning skills and more with adult, middle school, and high school students. With me you get an experienced and dedicated educator, equipped with the patience and training necessary to tailor a curriculum to the needs of the individual.

My study skills curriculum draws from a variety of sources, always grounded in solid research, and addresses the following key learning skills:
- reading
- writing
- memorization
- studying
- time management
- personal organization
- metacognition (awareness of how you learn)
- mindset

As a language teacher, I emphasize the ability to communicate orally in the target language, and sessions are planned with this goal in mind. But I customize sessions based on your needs - reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar - you set the target, I'll help you get there. We'll also find the materials and develop the daily regimen you'll need for independent work; lasting language skills come only from steady, daily practice.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Stephanie, Brentwood, TN on 2/3/14

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Elizabeth, Franklin, TN on 11/6/14

"Helpful tutor"

- Lee, Brentwood, TN on 8/9/14

"Awesome in Every Way!"

- Pamela (for Isaac), Nolensville, TN on 8/19/13
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Education

Lipscomb University
German and History
Wake Forest University
Master's

Education

Lipscomb University (German and History)

Wake Forest University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37204

Patrick’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Guitar
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, German,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.


Patrick’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Patrick. View all of Patrick’s resources

1. Make a study plan – The default mode for studying for exams? Wait until one or two days before the test and study – hard! But with several of material to review, your brain needs more time to re-assimilate the information, and you probably won’t have enough time to review it all in 2 nights anyway. So start studying a minimum of one week before the first exam, and write out a detailed schedule... read more

(This is actually a modified version of an article I posted a while back - Parents wait! Why a study skills tutor is what your child REALLY needs. But I think tutors should consider this idea of study skills even more than parents should.) After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards... read more

After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards and parents start to get nervous. “An F in chemistry? I’m afraid I can’t help you there; let’s find you a good chemistry tutor.” This is the kind of dialog I imagine taking place in many households around this time. And chemistry is just an example... read more


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