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Patricia L.

30 Years Experience • Elementary • Special Education

30 Years Experience • Elementary • Special Education

$80/hour

  • 62 hours tutoring

  • Petaluma, CA 94952


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Bio

I have over 30 years of experience as an educator. I am certified to teach Montessori curriculum and hold three California teaching credentials, Education Specialist (Special Education), Multiple Subjects, and Single Subject: English. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. Currently, I am a Resource Specialist Program (RSP) teacher serving student in an elementary school setting (TK-6).

I have a broad base of knowledge in all subject areas. I specialize in elementary subjects,...

I have over 30 years of experience as an educator. I am certified to teach Montessori curriculum and hold three California teaching credentials, Education Specialist (Special Education), Multiple Subjects, and Single Subject: English. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. Currently, I am a Resource Specialist Program (RSP) teacher serving student in an elementary school setting (TK-6).

I have a broad base of knowledge in all subject areas. I specialize in elementary subjects, language and literacy. I have an extensive background in working with students who are challenged with organization and who have unique learning needs including ASD, SLD, ED, ID, RAD, ADD, ADHD. I look forward to helping you or someone you know achieve greatness and acquire knowledge with ease and grace.


Education

Dominican University
English Literature
University of San Francisco
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: 30 to 60 minute initial consults at no cost. Client must have payment details secured with Wyzant prior to consult.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

General Computer

I am well versed in both Macs and PCs. I have used Microsoft Office and am familiar with iLife and i Work. I have a strong understanding of social networking sites and can guide people with efficient methods of using them to boost their connections and develop their business connections. I have tutored teachers on how to used Keynote and Powerpoint for classroom projects and presentations. I have tutored adults on how to use Word and Pages efficiently.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
General Computer,

General Computer

I am well versed in both Macs and PCs. I have used Microsoft Office and am familiar with iLife and i Work. I have a strong understanding of social networking sites and can guide people with efficient methods of using them to boost their connections and develop their business connections. I have tutored teachers on how to used Keynote and Powerpoint for classroom projects and presentations. I have tutored adults on how to use Word and Pages efficiently.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am currently teaching using the Common Core Curriculum. I was on a district committee that was screening curriculum to adopt for Common Core Mathematics instruction and was trained for the College Preparatory Mathematics curriculum. I have a strong background in English Language Arts which is at the core and foundation of Common Core Curriculum.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have both a Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I can assist just about any student in any subject from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have an extensive background working in Early Childhood Education and have my Multiple Subject Credential. I have just completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Reading. I am able to personalize an approach to teaching phonics tailored to each student I work with. I assess their needs and develop an approach that will work best for them. Using a sensorial approach is the best method. Pairing sounds with realia helps lock the sound to letter in their memory. If I see a possible learning delay I have other approaches and many resources for referral.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have been working in Education for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. Currently, I am working as a Special Education Teacher helping students with learning disabilities primarily in the area of reading fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.
Grammar, Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have been working in Education for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. Currently, I am working as a Special Education Teacher helping students with learning disabilities primarily in the area of reading fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have both a Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I can assist just about any student in any subject from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.
English, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have both a Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I can assist just about any student in any subject from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I worked at a tutoring facility for 10 years that worked extensively with students who were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. As a credentialed teacher, I have been working with students with ADD and ADHD individually and in large and small group settings. As a special education teacher, I worked in a program that catered to a wide range of disabilities that included ADD and ADHD. When I work with students who are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, I focus on strategies that can regulate sensory needs as well as developing focus and attention to the details that they need to attend in a classroom setting.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am currently working as a Special Education Teacher at a school that specializes in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have three credentials and a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I have five years experience working closely with a family whose child was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. I was working as a governess and family consultant. Towards the end of my position he was re-diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I tutored him in all subjects and was a liaison between the family and his IEP team. I provided feedback on effective parenting techniques following a behavioralist approach. I worked with him exclusively from five years to ten years old. I am currently working with him as a tutor. Previous to this I worked at a Montessori program where I was able to work with two different students that were on the Autistic Spectrum. They were from two ends of the spectrum. One was verbal and high functioning and the other was non verbal and low functioning.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am an experienced teacher with a dual credential in general education and special education. I have been working with students with a wide range of learning styles and abilities. I understand that dyslexia can present in a variety of ways and that early intervention can help support students gain strategies that can aid in their unique learning process.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have an extensive background working in Early Childhood Education and have my Multiple Subject Credential. I have just completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Reading. I am able to personalize an approach to teaching phonics tailored to each student I work with. I assess their needs and develop an approach that will work best for them. Using a sensorial approach is the best method. Pairing sounds with realia helps lock the sound to letter in their memory. If I see a possible learning delay I have other approaches and many resources for referral.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

Over the 20 years I have been tutoring I have worked with many different students with many different learning needs. Many of the students had undiagnosed learning issues that I would have to try to target through informal and formal assessments. Currently, I am working at a school that caters to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a lengthy background working in a Montessori setting where the materials, methodology, and philosophy were developed for children who had special needs. I also have a Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential in English, Special Education Credential, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Reading. During the training for these three programs I was able to delve into the many approaches one can use for the many learning needs that children and adults have. I was a governess for a family for five years. One of their children was on the Autistic Spectrum. I am currently working with him as a private tutor. I am familiar with such diagnosis as ADD, ADHD, APD, ED, PDD, just to name a few.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have both a Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. I also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading. I can assist just about any student in any subject from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a diverse population in the field of education for nearly 20 years. During this time I have worked with many students whose first language was something other than English. I was able to modify the curriculum and guide them to understanding the concepts by using cognates and their prior knowledge. I am CLAD certified within my multiple subject credential. We were exposed to a variety of ESL training including SDAIE. I also have two siblings who have their TEFL certificates and use their knowledge when working with the ESL population.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years and the primary subject I address is the acquisition of effective and efficient study skills. I typically assess how the student is currently studying and then address ways in which the student can improve. I try to find the methods that connect best with the way that they learn. For example: If the student is an active learner I might have them include movement or something kinesthetic in their study process.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I took the CBEST and have three credentials one of which is a multiple subject credential. I was able to coach two members of my cohort to prepare for the CBEST and they both passed. I have a very broad range of knowledge and can help clarify and create understanding for all areas of the CBEST preparation.
Common Core

Common Core

I am currently teaching using the Common Core Curriculum. I was on a district committee that was screening curriculum to adopt for Common Core Mathematics instruction and was trained for the College Preparatory Mathematics curriculum. I have a strong background in English Language Arts which is at the core and foundation of Common Core Curriculum.

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Satisfaction guaranteed.

Patricia is a very knowledgeable and friendly resource for helping to deepen your child's education and also assist in steering parents in the right direction as far as your child's needs. My daughter loved working with her and I got to see what a true mentor looks like every week when they met. Patricia is thorough in her work with my daughter and when the session is over, my daughter is always cheerful and energized to do her homework assignments. We are fans. Thanks for all your good work Patti!

Vairagya, 19 lessons with Patricia

$80/hour

Patricia L.

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