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Patricia S.

Saint Petersburg, FL

$30/hour

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In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/22/14
4.2 average from 11 ratings

$30/Hour


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University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
English -- Professtional Writing
University of South Florida, Tampa
Master's

Education

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (English -- Professtional Writing)

University of South Florida, Tampa (Master's)

About Patricia

Patricia's Language Toolkit

During my free time, I enjoy watching British programs (especially mystery shows), learning about and traveling to to other countries, and even visiting local Florida tourist areas. I enjoy our West coast beaches, having cookouts and going on picnics. I really enjoy spending time with all of my grandchildren. Also, whether I'm at home, driving in my Jeep, or sitting in Starbucks, I appreciate great music:! My favorites music genres are pop, jazz, contemporary Christian, classical, country, and easy listening.

It would be a joy to work with you (or your child, or other relative), and to assist you as you learn more about English, or TOEFL and ACT testing.

For the last 4 years, I have been teaching as an adjunct English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at St. Petersburg Community College (SPC) in Clearwater, Florida. For the most part, I have taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) levels 1-3 classes, but from time to time I have substituted in levels 4-5. I have helped students with English pronunciation by using an assessment to check the student's language needs and to follow-up with lesson plans for practice and further assessment.

I tutor during certain hours of the day at a Barnes 'n Noble bookstore, Starbucks, or a local library In the Tampa Bay area. These locations should be a pleasant atmosphere and an opportuniity for excellent learning experiences for the learner.

I look forward to working with you as your tutor!
Patricia S.
Patricia's Language Toolkit

During my free time, I enjoy watching British programs (especially mystery shows), learning about and traveling to to other countries, and even visiting local Florida tourist areas. I enjoy our West coast beaches, having cookouts and going on picnics. I really enjoy spending time with all of my
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

2 students in a family meeting at the same time, rate - $25 per student. A student in a 3-5 student group, rates - $20 per student. For a 2-hour session - $45.

Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT Reading

I have worked with a high school student to assist him with his TOEFL Reading prior to going back to finish his senior year in Peru. He is now registered as a 1st year student in an American university.

I have taught TESOL Reading to young adults using National Geographic curriculum for 2 semesters in a community college.

ESL/ESOL

I teach ESL or ESOL to adult learners of English at community colleges. I teach Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Pronunciation and Grammar skills. I give each adult learner a Needs Analysis to fill out and, afterward, I determine what level of English learner you are as we progress along. Each lesson I teach is from a ESOL textbook. You can look up the specific publisher online to confirm my teaching materials.

Public Speaking

I've taught English as a Second Language (ESOL) at 2 community colleges for the past 4 years. In those 4 years, I've taught speaking/listening for 6 semesters and I've received good-high evaluation ratings. My lower level students went from learning to introduce themselves to sharing information about their hobbies and interests in English. My intermediate students learned to present 2-5 minute presentations on various academic unit material while using visuals to enhance their subject matter.

Reading

I've tutored younger children in the past, specifically, kindergarten through 3-4th grade. I helped with their reading skills and reading comprehension.

TOEFL

Summer 2014, I taught a high school student from Peru TOEFL to prepare for this upcoming course in school and test at the end of his senior year.

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
English -- Professtional Writing
University of South Florida, Tampa
Master's

Education

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (English -- Professtional Writing)

University of South Florida, Tampa (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

2 students in a family meeting at the same time, rate - $25 per student. A student in a 3-5 student group, rates - $20 per student. For a 2-hour session - $45.

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 22 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710.