University of Michigan, Wayne State University (Elementary Education)
University of Michigan, University of Detroit-Mercy (Master's)
Having been an educator for over 25 years, I have loved working with both large and small groups of children, as well as individual students, in classroom settings. One of my proudest accomplishments is having been selected to train other teachers, both as a presenter at many professional development institutes, and also as an academic coach assigned to individual schools.
I personally love learning, and my joy is watching children understand and be able to apply new concepts as well as those that they have formerly struggled to learn. One of my most rewarding memories is when I was voted by my students to receive an award from The Detroit Free Press as a Favorite Teacher.
In my career I have been trained in the Common Core as well as provided training to other teachers in the Common Core.
I hold a Permanent Certificate for Elementary Grades K-8 in all subjects with an additional endorsement for Middle School Grades 5-9. I have worked in Elementary and Middle School Education for more than 25 years both as a teacher and as a Certified Coach of Teachers.
I love Mathematics and I hold an Elementary Mathematics Specialists Certificate as well as having my Master of Arts Degree in the Teaching of Mathematics.
I have taught Mathematics and also Coached other Teachers in the teaching of Mathematics.
Let's work together to build on your strengths and raise your achievement level to where you would like it to be! Having been an educator for over 25 years, I have loved working with both large and small groups of children, as well as individual students, in classroom settings. One of my proudest accomplishments is having been selected to train other teachers, both as a presenter at many professional development institutes, and also as an academic coach
When 2 or more lessons are scheduled per week the rate is $65 per hour.
My dyslexic son is working with Patti. She has such a pleasant way about her and the gift of knowing how to connect with her students. I look forward to a long term partnership.
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As a Certified Instructional Coach, I received training in the Common Core through the Wayne County Intermediate School District--Wayne RESA, in Wayne, MI. Following this, I helped to develop, facilitate and co-present material on the Common Core to teachers at Professional Development Workshops as well as work with teachers in their classrooms to provide further support with the Common Core.
Additionally, as a Student Teacher Supervisor for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, I provided support to Student Teachers with the Common Core in their student teaching assignments.
I have been a classroom teacher for over 20 years in both elementary and middle school. I hold a Permanent Certificate for Grades K-8 All Subjects and Middle School Grades 5-9. Following this, I became an Instructional Specialist and worked with over 200 teachers at 40 schools to help increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement. I also developed and presented numerous workshops and inservices on educational reform topics including curriculum design and assessment.
I am a certified Mathematics Specialist with a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education.