Credentialed Teacher... Elementary Education, my Dear!!
Credentialed Teacher... Elementary Education, my Dear!!
Thank you for checking in and caring about your child's education! That's the first step to us having a fabulous relationship, because I care too!
I have three children, two of them in school, and immense experience dealing with teachers, their expectations, and the standards the State of CA requires in elementary education. My son is now 16 years old, and I have closely followed his education since kindergarten, as well as his speech therapy needs, as a twice exceptional child also...
Thank you for checking in and caring about your child's education! That's the first step to us having a fabulous relationship, because I care too!
I have three children, two of them in school, and immense experience dealing with teachers, their expectations, and the standards the State of CA requires in elementary education. My son is now 16 years old, and I have closely followed his education since kindergarten, as well as his speech therapy needs, as a twice exceptional child also involved in the GATE program. My daughter is in second grade, and I have followed the curriculum for kindergarten and first grade as of late, as I too have a multiple subject teaching credential through the State of CA, and have solo taught at the second and fifth grade levels, as well as substituted for several years.
I have an incredible enthusiasm for learning, as I was raised to be a lifelong learner, and I plan to extend my beliefs to all my students via education through lessons that involve learning about WHY we learn, not just what we need to learn to make an acceptable grade. My philosophies include life lessons that help my students understand how behaviors and attitudes in life make us who we are, and can help to determine how successful we are in life. Positive outlooks and enthusiasm play an important role in building great enthusiasm for learning, and greatly help students understand the need to learn to move forward to be successful adults.
My lessons also incorporate hands on techniques whenever possible, including manipulatives, or "props", if you will, that help students learn in a variety of ways. I understand that visual learners need to see what is expected, while kinesthetic learners need to touch and feel things to make an imprint about the lesson content, by having hands on experiences. I am extremely interested in getting to know a child, via their strengths and challenges, their likes and dislikes, their opinions, and as much input from family members as I deem necessary, as that information can be crucial to my lesson plan designs. I prefer to speak with the parent/guardian first to obtain needed information, and shortly thereafter, I like to interview the child, either verbally or written, in whatever way is best for each individual child, so that I may put together a plan of action and coursework that will best suit each child.
I am more than open to suggestions and conversations that will help me do whatever is necessary to make your child successful academically and personally. My main goal is to create an environment, a rapport, and a plan of action that will help your child reach the goal that you both are seeking. I ask in return that you simply understand that building that rapport, and creating that plan of action with lesson plans designed and geared specifically toward your child's success, may take some time, and cannot always happen overnight. I promise to be flexible and understanding, and work with you, your child, and your schedule, and requests to reach the mutually respective goal of making your child successful and confident in the area of coursework where they feel they are challenged.
I truly look forward to learning more about your expectations and what you are seeking for your child. We will initially discuss your concerns, and immediately create a mutually agreed upon goal for your child to reach, to build confidence and enthusiasm, and we will go from there as each goal is reached. We will also discuss in detail why we learn, and why it is important to gain the skills needed at each class level, as well as what goal it is we are striving for, how we will reach that goal, and what reward or result we expect when we reach that goal.
Learning involves a multitude of factors that need to be properly aligned to succeed, and oftentimes once those factors fall into place, a child will have a better idea as to why moving forward in their education makes sense, which also helps them better understand and focus on learning in and of itself. Learning must be fun, engaging, and relatable to each individual child's interests, which oftentimes teachers either fail to do, or do not have enough time to do in a classroom. Struggling students often benefit from individual attention, and lesson plans specifically designed to include their interests, which is why tutoring can often be the answer for many students who do not get the attention they need in a classroom.
I truly look forward to meeting you and your child, and getting started on a plan designed to help them succeed. From there, you not only achieve improvement academically as goals are reached, but you are also blessed with witnessing a child that has more confidence in their abilities to achieve their goals as they realize their own personal capabilities, and that makes it all worth it for me!
Great individual but also a well educated and respectful teacher toward her student. Very impress with her teaching strategy and long term goals. my daughter is very please even if it was her first session! Thank you Patti.Maria , 19 lessons with Patti
Our search is officially over in regards for a tutor. From the moment Patti walked in she was professional, very kind and extremely sociable. Our son could not stop talking about how much he loves his tutor and cannot wait to show her his progress next meeting. He even invited her to his birthday lol! Patti has a great plan implemented. She did an amazing job in helping our son understand the steps needed to achieve his goals. He was locked into her every word. We look forward to our next session!Reynaldo, 2 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Oh my, Reynaldo, you left me speechless, which is rather difficult to do as you continue to get to know me:) Your son is UNBELIEVABLE, and I too was locked into HIS every word, simply amazed at his dedicated focus and contribution to his own personal success. Every once in a while we just get lucky enough to find an ideal match, as in this case. With your support as his parents, his motivation, and the guidance I can provide in the meantime, I think TEAM R. is going to CRUSH IT, as one of my favorite little kiddos tells me so often. Thank you for taking the time amidst your busy schedule to extend your valued feedback. It means a great deal to me. I look forward to seeing the progress we can make, and to rewarding your SUPERSTAR for his personal and academic successes:)
Very patient and knowlegdable
Patti is very patient. She took the time to understand our needs and a suitable program to work with my boys. We are really excited and look forward to visits.Gayatri, 10 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
What a lovely and genuine message to receive from you, Gayatri! Thank you for taking the time to reach out and extend your feedback, as it means the WORLD to me. I find that I am also looking forward to our weekly sessions, awaiting their bright smiles and readiness to learn. You should be quite proud of them and all that you have already helped them to accomplish. They are quite lucky to have you in their corner, Mom. Thank YOU as well for your weekly support and for helping guide them as they complete their weekly follow up. I have no doubt that they too, will reach the STARS:)
She's extremely knowledgeable.
I just want to thank you because I'm feeling more confident in my knowledge of writing, and incorporating adverbs, adjectives, and transition words into my sentences. Thank you!Shalon, 19 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
What a wonderful surprise to find your feedback, Shalon! You had me at "extremely," simply because it is on my list of exceptionally underused adverbs, as you know, not to mention the fact that you clearly nailed your sentence above, which inspires me to GLOW with pride at how impressive your writing has become in such a short time:) What a shining example of how quickly you have grasped the many concepts we have addressed in writing. As we have discussed on multiple occasions, you can certainly become a successful writer, using the new skills you have acquired, although it is dependent upon the time and commitment that you apply to the true art of writing. You, Shalon, are certainly on your way, as you have developed a keen understanding of how vocabulary acquisition, sentence structure, and parts of speech play a primary role in writing. In terms of my experience with you, it has been such an honor to brainstorm with you, to discuss and analyze your brilliant ideas, and to organize your writing efforts, as we strategically collaborate each week. I am clueless as to how I continue to get so lucky in finding the incredible scholars that I do, as you are now included in that regard. Thank you kindly for your supportive feedback, and for your weekly dedication toward your own personal journey in writing success! Go, Team Shalon!! We're on a roll:)
She has changed my daughters attitude about reading! My daughter is actually excited and can't wait to see her tutor Patti every week! So supportive an an all around pleasure to be around.Miriam , 7 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Miriam, I am truly honored that you took the time out of your busy schedule to comment on our experience thus far!! While it is humbling to imagine that I have such a positive effect on kiddos as wonderful and bright as your daughter, it is undoubtedly a pleasure to hear, and keeps me motivated to continue on this path I have thoroughly enjoyed:) You are beyond supportive, and clearly involved, and your daughter and I are incredibly lucky to have you on our team!! As I always say, with teamwork as such, you all make my job quite easy, as I look forward to meeting every single week as well, and watching your brilliant reader blossom before our very eyes. You are quite precise in your observation, as positivity and interest in reading is key to success, while building the confidence she needs to succeed. You are all on the right track in guiding your daughter toward continued success in reading, and I am thrilled to be witness to that achievement :) Let's get our read on!! Lucky me!
Mrs. Patti is an amazing tutor!!!
I didn't know exactly what to expect when I started my search for a tutor. When I connected with Mrs. Patti, I was blown away by how thorough and informative she was. After having email conversations with her I was impressed and eager to have my child work with her. I must say that my family has a busy schedule like most families, and Mrs. Patti was very accommodating to our schedule, and went out of her way to offer us time on the weekends which was a blessing for us. Mrs. Patti is incredibly kind, and works so well with my son. She encourages him, very patient with him, and most of all- he has grown so much by working with her. Not only does Mrs. Patti work incredibly well with my son, but she also works really well with me as a parent. Mrs. Patti has given me so many new ideas and ways to work with my son. The time she has with him is beneficial, and she also gives me tools to use with him at home on a daily basis. I can honestly say, without Mrs. Patti's help I don't think my son would be progressing as much as he has over the last few months. Not only do I praise Mrs. Patti for her tutoring skills, but she is also very kind and generous. She always thinks of my son Aidan, and brings tools to the lesson that caters to him. I can go on and on about how wonderful Mrs. Patti is, and I can truly say she has made a big difference for my son and as i stated earlier- for me as well. Thanks so much for your continued support and flexibility!Dominica , 17 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Dominica, It always takes me a minute to receive such positive feedback, and to absorb the fact that you took the time out of your busy schedule to share your thoughts with me about the sessions I have shared with your son thus far. Your feedback was so detailed, and so articulate, and I am humbled that you felt compelled to share so much. It takes a lot to render me speechless, but you did just that:) As I mentioned to you, your incredible family makes it so easy for me to do my job, and I am honored to be chosen to be a part of your son's continued success. Thank you as well for being supportive and flexible as we plan sessions each week. I often ask myself how I got so lucky to meet such a kind and supportive family, as yours. Your communications skills are stellar, by the way, and I always know that I have your support beyond my lessons, which is more than I can ask for. Thank you as well for always making me feel so welcome each Sunday! I cannot imagine spending my Sunday afternoons any other way:) It is indeed my pleasure to do whatever I can to provide your son with an interactive lesson that he enjoys, as much as possible, as he is becoming quite an expert at showing off each week, and that is FABULOUS!!
Patti is an excellent tutor. She is very patient and has good responsibility. She teaches many writing skills, which are not taught in school. My six grade son likes her very much.Suzie, 77 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Dear Suzie, Your supportive feedback means the world to me, as you know, not to mention the fact that your son has become one of the most phenomenal writers I have yet to see, in such a short period of time!! I am beyond proud of his efforts:) Your commitment to our sessions is incomparable, and your interest in what we do during each lesson is inspiring! You are no exception to the fact that many of the families I work with have their child's best interest at heart, and it is obvious that both your son and I are thrilled to have your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share my love of writing with your son, as I have thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the undeniable progress he has made in his journey toward excellence in writing! I am always anxious to see what more he can possibly accomplish!
Patti Slupski is everything I hoped for in a tutor and more. She’s truly exceptional. 1. Generous: When we first met, Patti gave the children two really cute & very functional binders. Well so what you might ask? Well as you know, when someone is generous, they’re so with everything including their time, and Patti is one of the most generous people I have come across in that regard. We meet after each session, and she always take her time to go over the material that was covered, to answer any questions, etc. I have never ever once felt rushed when we meet or as if she’s watching the clock. I once met a tutor who told me that 10 minutes of the 1 hour she was tutoring would be designated to meeting with me after each session. So when you come across someone like Patti, you think your lucky stars! 2.Extremely Organized: When Patti tutors, she has a game plan. All her Is are dotted and all her Ts are crossed before she arrives on the scene. There’s absolutely nothing haphazardly of her tutoring. She knows exactly what she wants to cover and how she wants to go about it. This is truly a blessing. Some tutors are only capable of going over homework and lack creativity and initiative. This would have been a serious problem since the teachers don’t assign writing assignments weekly. 3.Flexible: Although Patti has a game plan, she’s flexible. She has no problem setting all her plans aside to go over a homework assignment with the children when asked. 4.Engaging: The children absolutely adore Patti. She always engages them when she tutors & values their feedback. My children absolutely thrive on that. They know when they talk that she really truly listens to what they’re saying and cares. Patti has taken the time & effort to establish a great rapport with them. 5.Encouraging: Patti does not take our children for granted. She somehow manages to put a positive twist to all of their interactions. When my husband and I tutored the children, we at times felt like we were making them feel inadequate and were chipping away at their self-confidence. That is one of the many reasons we decided to seek a tutor, and Patti is thankfully very aware of a child’s impressionability for her corrections are always made in a positive way and her praises are always genuine. 6.Committed: After each session, Patti sends a detailed summary (via e-mail) of what was covered & reminders of the work she left. The children have never complained that the work Patti requires is too much nor do they have a problem completing them. Neither my husband nor I help them, so they work independently, and Patti goes over the work with them during the next session. Her commitment to the entire process is astounding. Yes, we’re undoubtedly fans of Patti. Thank you so much for what you do. Know that you’re enormously appreciated.Christlene, 29 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Dear Christlene, I recall the immediate enthusiasm you and I mutually shared when we initially met via telephone to discuss the beginning arrangements to get started with your brilliant scholars. With TWO students (I might add), as an exciting challenge for me, I was allowed to just go for it, and we have never looked back since, as the results from those two have been exceptional indeed. I had yet to meet anyone other than myself, who had such an innate passion for writing as I do, call it an obsession, if you will, until I met you (hence your interest in consequently wanting to extend that to your children). Lucky me, I say, to know that you are in our corner, as we collaborate each week, and work toward excellence in writing, via writing tips and the building of a basic foundation for writing, that is often overlooked in the classroom. I am thrilled to be a part of the journey toward academic success that you dream of everyday for those lucky kiddos of yours, as I would rather be nowhere else than sharing my love of writing with the two of them, as you know, (not to mention the fact that you have consistently shared some phenomenal vocabulary with me as well:) I so LOVE that!! Regarding your exceptional feedback, I am truly humbled. The fact that you very quickly and willingly provided such supportive and detailed feedback on my behalf, amidst what I know is an incredibly busy schedule of yours, leaves me honored to be on the receiving end of your kind words. Your personal thoughts mean so much to me, and I am pleased to have continued such successful communication and teamwork with you throughout this process, while being able to be there to witness their success:)
So, where do I begin? It will be very hard to sum up all of my thoughts about her amazing abilities as a tutor. I will do my best. Patti has been working only a few short weeks with my 6 year old son. He was having trouble with his reading fluency, so we decided to hire a professional tutor. I am SO thankful that I found her on WyzAnt and that she was able to open up her busy schedule to help my son. He adores her already, only after 2 sessions. I can see the confidence building in him and it is heartwarming to see his face light up as he talks about his accomplishments. Patti is very detailed in planning and executing her lessons. She is particularly methodical and organized in her planning, delivery and evaluation. I am a public high school teacher and in my 20 years of teaching, I have never seen anyone quite like her. I am still taking in how amazing she is. On a personal note, she might be the best writer I have ever read. It actually makes me want to try to improve my own writing as it pales in comparison to her perfectly written words. I am crossing my fingers that we can continue working with her as long as her schedule permits. I am grateful beyond words. Patti S is a treasure, truly one of a kind, and anyone should consider themselves lucky if they can obtain her services.Teresa, 94 lessons with PattiTutor responded:
Oh my goodness, Teresa!! Thank you kindly for taking the time out of your very busy schedule, to extend such glowing comments about my work with your son thus far. I appreciate the attention to detail you have, in recognizing the planning I put into properly designing and executing my lessons, to tailor specifically to your son. It means so much to me to hear those comments from you, as a well experienced teacher of 20 years. What a true honor to have your praises about my lessons, as well as about my writing skills. I do have a passion for writing, and an obsession with words, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing that love with anyone who will listen, as writing is the gateway to success in most regards!! Excellence in literacy is highly overlooked in many instances, and it makes me hopeful to fill that gap with one student at a time!! I am indeed more than willing to "flip my schedule upside down" to work with the three of you, as I have seen nothing but involvement, interest, and dedication in support of my efforts, with your sincere follow up after each of my lessons. I truly believe in a team philosophy when working to help a child succeed, and my work cannot be of any value if it is not supported and followed up with the child at home. I am grateful for your support, and I truly look forward to watching your son journey his way to success in reading!! I hope that your feedback, and my response, will help to attract parents that are excited to join me in creating a team to help their child be as successful as possible!! That's my ultimate goal.
My daughter has been working with Patti for months now and we couldn't have found a better person for her. Patti is very understanding, patient and helps my daughter to see the success that can be achieved through hard work. Not only does Patti get involved with my daughter during the sessions but she provides great updates and is working hard with my daughter's teacher to make sure she gets all the help she can get. My daughter and I love Patti and we don't know where she would be without her!Amy, 153 lessons with Patti