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Patrick O.

West Newton, MA

$40/hour

Special educator available for reading, writing, math, study skills

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/23/13
4.7 average from 27 ratings
Friendly Tutor
— Mikelly, Acton, MA on 11/2/16

$40/Hour


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Southern New Hampshire University
English Education
University of New Hampshire
MEd

Education

Southern New Hampshire University (English Education)

University of New Hampshire (MEd)

About Patrick

Teachers today deal with a variety of different learners in the classroom, each with different needs. A good teacher recognizes individual needs and adapts instruction to meet them. I believe strongly that every student can succeed, and I currently work as a special education teacher at a high school, working one-on-one with students to help them improve their academic skills. As a tutor, I work with students on reading, writing, math, and study skills. I can work with students to help them improve their reading levels and become better writers. I have helped students improve their math skills in middle and high school, and I can help them become better organized in the classroom, working on note-taking, test-taking, and time management skills as well.

I've worked with students specifically in the following subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, U.S. History, World History, and European History. I am HQT in English and can work with students on American and British Literature. I can also help prepare for the SAT exams.

I have experience working with students with ADHD, autism, and specific learning disabilities. Helping students find success where they have only struggled in the past is what drives me. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to talk further!
Teachers today deal with a variety of different learners in the classroom, each with different needs. A good teacher recognizes individual needs and adapts instruction to meet them. I believe strongly that every student can succeed, and I currently work as a special education teacher at a high school, working one-on-one with students to help them Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Newton, MA 02465
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Friendly Tutor"

- Mikelly, Acton, MA on 11/2/16

"Excellent Tutor - Helping my standard math daughter become an advanced math daughter!"

- Melinda, Concord, MA on 4/18/15

"Excellent math tutor for my son"

- Nicole, Boxborough, MA on 6/10/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Praxis, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Writing

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.

Special Needs

I am currently employed as a special education teacher, and I have my M.Ed in General Special Education. Prior to receiving my Master's degree, I worked as a paraprofessional in a school setting with students with special needs; and before that, I worked as a job coach with students with special needs in the community. I am currently in the process of getting my learning disabilities certification from the University of New Hampshire.

Study Skills

One aspect of my job as a special educator and one that I find very important is that I teach study skills. I work with students on building goal-setting, note-taking, test-taking, and time management skills that they will need not only to succeed in high school but in college and their career.

Southern New Hampshire University
English Education
University of New Hampshire
MEd

Education

Southern New Hampshire University (English Education)

University of New Hampshire (MEd)

Friendly Tutor

My son who doesn't usually get comfortable quickly, warmed up to Patrick right away and has shown interest on learning and getting better with his math.

— Mikelly, Acton, MA on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 10 miles of West Newton, MA 02465.