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Patty P.

Mokena, IL

$50/hour

Patient Multi-Disciplinary Teacher

Background check passed as of 9/29/15
4.9 average from 20 ratings
Patty is an AWESOME tutor!!!!
— Iris, Frankfort, IL on 6/25/13

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Governors State University
Chemistry
DePaul
Graduate Coursework
Benedictine University
Other

Education

Governors State University (Chemistry)

DePaul (Graduate Coursework)

Benedictine University (Other)

About Patty

I am a patient teacher, tutor or academic coach who enjoys working with young people. It's important that students feel comfortable, are open to asking questions and are encouraged to do well.

As a multi-disciplinary teacher, I have a broad background in education and experience. I have been published in two journals and enjoy tutoring students in grammar, reading and writing. I have also worked as a legal secretary.

I am highly qualified in all the sciences and math. My undergraduate degree is in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. I have been exposed to discrete and logical thinking. As a professional high school teacher, I have been successful in raising PSAE test scores. I have worked with upper level and advanced students teaching trig based physics which uses geometry and algebra.

Working in industry has given me a results based philosophy as well as real world experience using math on the job from running regression analysis after heat degradation tests to using graphs and tables or figuring the range of error.

As a certified teacher, I am familiar with the various tests that are out there. For example, I am aware that the ASVAB test does not allow time for using a calculator. Therefore, it is important to understand the mathematical relationships so unrealistic answers can be eliminated.
I am a patient teacher, tutor or academic coach who enjoys working with young people. It's important that students feel comfortable, are open to asking questions and are encouraged to do well.

As a multi-disciplinary teacher, I have a broad background in education and experience. I have been published in two journals and enjoy tutoring
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mokena, IL 60448
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"Patty is an AWESOME tutor!!!!"

- Iris, Frankfort, IL on 6/25/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry,
Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am a teacher with a multi-disciplinary background. I have developed communication skills in those various disciplines and can bring those to bear in developing students. I work with students in all subjects for the ACT.

I did my master's work in education at Benedictine University. I have been trained professionally in building literacy and have helped increase the score on the English portion of the ACT.

ACT Math

I am a certified math teacher and enjoy helping students understand all the math subjects. I also have experience in ACT prep. which enables my students to focus on pertinent questions. A new student will be assessed so we can spend time working on weak areas.

ACT Reading

I am a teacher with a multi-disciplinary background and work with students in all subjects to prepare for the ACT. I have been professionally trained in reading techniques for those different disciplines as reading science passages for comprehension is quite a bit different than critically reading nonfictional works.

I did my master's work in education at Benedictine University. I have been trained professionally in building literacy and have helped increase the score on the reading portion of the ACT.

ACT Science

I'm an experienced teacher who has taught science from seventh grade all the way through the community college level. In working with high school juniors, I raised their PSAT science scores 20% above the previous year. I help young people prepare for both ACT and SAT tests. I am qualified and approved to tutor all four of the ACT subjects so I can help with any part of the test preparation.

Algebra 1

I am a certified math teacher who enjoys helping others understand algebra. People use algebra every day without realizing it. I believe in making math relevant.

Algebra 2

I am a Illinois State Certified Teacher endorsed in all math subjects.

ASVAB

I am a college physics teacher with State of Illinois certifications in both secondary math and science. I enjoy working with young adults in high school and college.

Biology

I'm a semi-retired teacher endorsed in all math and science subjects.
I have both taught biology and done graduate work in biology. I've also had EMT training so I'm familiar with human biology.

Chemistry

I am a certified teacher who is highly qualified in all math and science subjects. My undergraduate degree is in chemistry. I used that degree when I was a Senior Analyst for Monsanto. I have taught conceptual, regular and honors chemistry.

GED

I am a part-time teacher with a multi-disciplinary background who can tutor all the GED subjects.

Grammar

I have been published in educational journals. I have also been successful in helping students with the English/Reading portions of the ACT and SAT which require grammar skills.

Physical Science

I am a certified teacher endorsed in middle school and high school science. I currently teach physics, but I also have a background in engineering and chemistry.

Physics

I am an adjunct professor of physics at Oakton Community College and certified by the State of Illinois in secondary school physics. I am also a member of the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

SAT Reading

SAT reading requires a strong, working vocabulary. Having a multi-disciplinary background, I have developed communication skills in those various disciplines and can bring those to bear in developing reading skills in students. I have also been trained professionally in building literacy.

SAT Writing

Did you know that I have been published in two journals? I also did a lot of writing while working on my Master's degree. There are many types of writing including scientific writing. While working as a Document Specialist, I wrote documents for a pharmaceutical company. Before that I worked as a legal secretary and wrote petitions and court orders.

Trigonometry

I'm a semi-retired math and science teacher. I use trigonometry a lot when I teach physics at the community college and could show how skills in algebra and physics can be used to solve physics problems.

Writing

Did you know that I have been published in two journals? I also did a lot of writing while working on my Master's degree. There are many types of writing including scientific writing. While working as a Document Specialist, I wrote documents for a pharmaceutical company.

Governors State University
Chemistry
DePaul
Graduate Coursework
Benedictine University
Other

Education

Governors State University (Chemistry)

DePaul (Graduate Coursework)

Benedictine University (Other)

Patty is an AWESOME tutor!!!! — Patty is an extremely patient person! not only is she patient, but she is well qualified to do what she does. My daughter really likes Patty and she says that Ms. Patty has a way of making her understand things in a much clearer and concise way. I hired Patty for SAT prep, but she is someone I plan to keep using because she is a wealth of information in so many different areas. Patty is well round ...

— Iris, Frankfort, IL on 6/25/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patty will travel within 20 miles of Mokena, IL 60448.