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Patricia P.

Peabody, MA

$30/hour

Dedicated, enthusiastic former sixth grade middle school teacher

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About Patricia

As a retired, earnest middle school teacher with twenty-seven years of language arts expertise, I have a strong sense of expectations for each child, and I have worked to attain an attentiveness to individual needs to encourage development of reading and writing skills. As a member of a teaching team in my former school, I always worked well with my colleagues to foster continuous improvement in the creation of curriculum objectives.

Working on the Race to the Top Initiative for my district gave me a firm foundation in the Common Core Standards, and an understanding of curriculum development that will meet these objectives. Working within these guidelines I have developed adjunct materials to garner student interest. Developing Readers' Theater plays to allow students to act out difficult reading selections, I have seen students acquire a greater understanding of assigned short story selections, novels and MCAS passages. For difficult assignments I have created templates for students to help summarize material for written assignments. Helping students understand the rigors of the English curriculum was the highlight of my tutoring year last year.

At my retirement party one of my former students saluted me with these words: honorable, humorous, intensely loyal and the great encourager.

After teaching English for twenty-seven years, preparing model curriculum units for my district, and coordinating week long professional development institutes for the district's teachers, I feel that I am qualified to tutor elementary or middle school age students. Writing a grant for the purchase of a vocabulary program allowed the middle school English Department to have a continuum of vocabulary development grades six through eight.

Last year I tutored fifth and sixth grade students of all learning abilities at a local middle school. Please contact me and let me know how I could help you with your assignments and projects.
As a retired, earnest middle school teacher with twenty-seven years of language arts expertise, I have a strong sense of expectations for each child, and I have worked to attain an attentiveness to individual needs to encourage development of reading and writing skills. As a member of a teaching team in my former school, I always worked well with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Peabody, MA 01960
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Salem State University
Education
Salem State University
Master's

Education

Salem State University (Education)

Salem State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 5 miles of Peabody, MA 01960.