Trisha P.

Phoenix, AZ


Lifelong Learner and Master Teacher Ready to Share Her Secrets

1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/25/13
5.0 average from 323 ratings
Excellent, Flexible, Very Knowledgeable Tutor
— Janet, Phoenix, AZ on 3/3/14


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Michigan State University
Arizona State University


Michigan State University

Arizona State University (MBA)

About Trisha

Learn with the best. My expertise is far ranging, earning me the titles of Grammar Queen and Master Teacher. Twice named Teacher of the Year.

I love to learn. You will find my enthusiasm contagious. I will adapt my lessons to your preferred learning style. You will discover that you are understanding and applying material that previously you managed to memorize but never understood. You will also gain important study strategies that will make you a more effective and efficient student, achieving more in less time.

My background is characterized by diversity. Diversity in
- culture backgrounds. I have taught in the United States and in Japan.
- academic preparedness. I have worked with at-risk and gifted students.
- academic goals. I have worked with individuals pursuing their GED as well as those in doctoral programs.
- subjects: English, writing, journalism, education, accounting, history, speech.

My greatest strengths are in all things English (writing, reading comprehension, grammar), study skills and strategies, test preparation (writing and reading sections) and career development.

A recent supervisor noted "Hire Trisha and you will gain a master teacher with the professional and personal attributes that make her an asset to any educational program." Let me help you reach your educational goals.
Learn with the best. My expertise is far ranging, earning me the titles of Grammar Queen and Master Teacher. Twice named Teacher of the Year.

I love to learn. You will find my enthusiasm contagious. I will adapt my lessons to your preferred learning style. You will discover that you are understanding and applying material that
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85014
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent, Flexible, Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Janet, Phoenix, AZ on 3/3/14

"Adult tutor"

- Juan, Phoenix, AZ on 12/8/17

"great 1st lesson"

- Cena, Phoenix, AZ on 9/1/17

"The best English teacher I've had in my life."

- Tho, Phoenix, AZ on 3/16/17

"World Class Tutor"

- Peter, Lake Zurich, IL on 5/31/16

"Great English Teacher"

- Maria, Paradise Valley, AZ on 2/20/16

"Full of energy and excited to teach!"

- Monique, Phoenix, AZ on 9/8/15

"Observant and knowledgeable"

- Patricia, Phoenix, AZ on 6/14/15

"Flexible Tutor"

- Bridget, Phoenix, AZ on 10/8/14


- Christine, Phoenix, AZ on 12/3/12

"Amazing tutor"

- Lynn, Tempe, AZ on 8/22/12

"Great tutor"

- MARCELA, Phoenix, AZ on 2/24/11
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED
PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling,
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,

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.


My 25+ year career in business was characterized by success and effectiveness in increasingly responsible positions. I have experience in a number of industries including but not limited to banking, insurance and consulting. My experience includes managerial positions and leadership roles. In 2000, I earned my MBA from Arizona State University.

College Counseling

My academic coursework, my self-study, and my professional experience have provided me with a wealth of knowledge related to college counseling. I have completed graduate work in counseling. Given the potential importance of college to an individual's life experiences, I have spent a considerable amount of time studying the college selection process and interviewed numerous college admissions officers. I have applied the results of this self-study to guiding high school students and returning adults to making sound selections regarding college. Without exception, my students report that the college they selected, with my guidance, proved to be a great match.

Criminal Justice

My academic background, my professional work, and my tutoring include criminal justice courses and experience. As a prelaw major, I took a number of criminal justice courses from an introduction to the criminal justice system to the philosophy of incarceration to legal precedents. Professionally, I worked in the state Department of Corrections for more than 15 years. In that capacity, I provided training at the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) to newly-hired correctional officers. The training covered a wide range of topics. More recently, I have tutored individuals preparing to take exams qualifying them for promotional opportunities within the criminal justice system.

Elementary (K-6th)

Mastering education basics opens the doors to endless possibilities and is critical to becoming an enthusiastic lifelong learner. For the past five years, I have worked extensively with elementary school students, tutoring all subjects. My students reflect a wide range of abilities, goals and learning styles. Some students want to become better spellers; others, to understand math; and still others, to learn to read. I have worked and had success with them all.

My credentials include an undergraduate teaching certification, graduate work in reading and a full SEI (structured English immersion) endorsement.

My individualized approach is based on the student’s preferred learning style. So many of my students find that, for the first time, they aren’t simply trying to memorize; they actually understand. Together, we have opened doors previously closed to them.


Do you want to speak English more fluently? Do you need practice hearing a native English speaker so that you can better understand the spoken word? Do you want to untangle the challenges of English grammar - with its many rules and exceptions? Do you want to read and write English better? Regardless of your goal, I can help you to reach it - while making learning fun, engaging and practical. In the past four years, I have worked extensively with English language learners with various skills levels and goals. I also lived in Japan for a year and taught English to preschoolers and to adults, and every age in between.

I am a native English speaker with exceptional communication skills and command of grammar. In addition, I have earned my ESL endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education.

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a skill - which means both bad news and good news. The bad news is that most people do not have a natural ability for this skill. In fact, most people list public speaking as their #1 fear. The good news is that because public speaking is a skill, it can be taught. You can improve. You might even learn to enjoy it.

Let me use my academic background in communications, including public speaking, my extensive successful experience as a public speaker, and my demonstrated record of teaching public speaking to others to help you become an effective and comfortable public speaker.


What are the causes of deviant behavior? What are the consequences of racial and gender identity? These are but two of the myriad of questions that sociology explores and that I examined as an undergraduate minoring in sociology.

In more recent years, I have taught sociology at the community college level, and continue to study sociology independently.

Michigan State University
Arizona State University


Michigan State University

Arizona State University (MBA)

Excellent, Flexible, Very Knowledgeable Tutor

I hired Trisha to work with my high school freshman who was struggling with AP History. Not only has she been able to help him with that class but she has helped him with English as well. She is very easy to reach and is always prepared. She is open to having you send her tests, assignments and other information for her to review prior to the session so she has all the data and is prepared to help

— Janet, Phoenix, AZ on 3/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Trisha will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85014.