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Patty M.

Caring, professional, dedicated teacher

Caring, professional, dedicated teacher

$44/hour

  • 59 hours tutoring

About Patty


Bio

If you could benefit from the expertise of a professional who is exceptional at connecting with students and discovering how to present concepts in understandable terms, I'd love to work with you! I am dedicated to fostering and strengthening student academic success and self-esteem.

As a licensed teacher for over two decades, I've taught a variety of subjects, including Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geometry, Math, English, Language Arts, Reading and Writing,...

If you could benefit from the expertise of a professional who is exceptional at connecting with students and discovering how to present concepts in understandable terms, I'd love to work with you! I am dedicated to fostering and strengthening student academic success and self-esteem.

As a licensed teacher for over two decades, I've taught a variety of subjects, including Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geometry, Math, English, Language Arts, Reading and Writing, Spelling, Social Studies, and some of the basics in Chemistry. In addition to teaching elementary and middle school students, high school and college students alike have also sought my help in achieving their goals. I am very comfortable working with students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Students consistently comment on my creative hands-on examples and the connections I help them make to everyday life.

As a lifelong learner, I've continued my own education through extensive training in the Next Generation Science Standards, Mental Health workshops, and other essential ways to support student engagement and academic success. I've been an instructor in my school's After School Enrichment Program and I've also been hired to serve colleagues in several capacities which include Peer Coach, Peer Observer, Data Chairperson, Mentor, and Science team lead. I'm a certified United States Professional Tennis Association pro and have loved coaching tennis and other sports. I welcome the opportunity to help you thrive! Sincerely, Patty


Education

College of St. Benedict
Biology
St. Catherine University
Masters
University of St. Thomas
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $44
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55122
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/18/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

The ability to speak and write clearly and concisely is a skill that will be used throughout a person's lifetime. Students who develop the expertise to use correct verb tenses and proper punctuation will shine in many ways. Please consider my assistance in the area of Grammar and Language Mechanics. Thank you, Patty
Proofreading

Proofreading

Accuracy is an essential component in becoming a diligent, careful writer. Developing clarity through the use of correct spelling, punctuation, verb tenses, and other grammatical building blocks has lifelong benefits. I love helping students, employers, authors, and people in all kinds of careers improve their communication skills. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In fourteen years of Middle School and Elementary teaching experience, I've served students in various subject areas. The elementary years can be filled with joyful memories when students are engaged in meaningful, applicable learning activities. When lessons are connected with real-life examples, students respond and the learning takes root. Students thrive when essential reading, math, and other academic skills are developed and mastered in an environment that fosters enthusiasm, confidence, and success. Bringing enthusiasm, passion for subject matter, and dedication to students is what I love to do.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

By providing opportunities to develop Mathematical confidence, reasoning, and accurate ability in younger grades, students are well on their way to a successful future in their present and future endeavors. Basic skills, such as multiplication, division, estimation, interpreting graphs, and performing calculations, are often strengthened through cross-curricular enrichment and connections with Science, Social Studies, Engineering, Music, and other subjects. When real-life math examples are incorporated into their learning, students are empowered to reach for more! Patty
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Elementary Science sets the foundation for additional Physical, Life, and Earth Science coursework in middle school. In turn, these subjects lead to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, and many other high school and college courses. Learning the basics of the scientific method, exploring essential concepts through hands-on opportunities, and taking a look at the night sky are great ways to introduce the next generation of scientists to the natural world. Let me help your student grow in appreciation of Science all around us.
Grammar,

Grammar

The ability to speak and write clearly and concisely is a skill that will be used throughout a person's lifetime. Students who develop the expertise to use correct verb tenses and proper punctuation will shine in many ways. Please consider my assistance in the area of Grammar and Language Mechanics. Thank you, Patty
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked extensively in elementary and middle school settings in teaching students how to sound out words. I have served as a K-4 Remedial Reading Specialist and have facilitated Guided Reading programs, as well. My background and expertise in Science is also beneficial in teaching phonetic pronunciations of scientific terms which often have Latin and Greek roots. Patty M
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read well is a crucial skill in every aspect of life. Literacy in content areas helps students to thrive in core subjects. For the successful, confident reader, the world opens up. I welcome the opportunity to guide students on their reading journey. Patty Mraz
Spelling,

Spelling

The ability to spell words correctly can be developed through activities that include practice, repetition, understanding bases and roots, and other proven techniques. Accuracy cannot be underestimated in terms of the image that is projected by those who write and spell correctly. I love helping people become stellar spellers as they improve their accuracy in this aspect of Language Arts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Those who love words and their meanings develop an extensive working vocabulary. Word power is essential in every facet of life, including school, work, play, and other involvements. Recognizing subtle differences and similarities between words will enhance the ability to write and speak with more authority and command of language. Let me help you expand your vocabulary and become an accomplished linguist!

English

English,

English

The importance of strong English speaking, writing, spelling, and grammar skills is essential for today's world. I am dedicated to developing competence and confidence in students as they master the intricacies of the English language. I frequently enhance lessons by including articles and headlines from newspapers and magazines to show real-life examples of various components of language, including alliteration, puns, and the like. I also use cross-curricular resources to assist in my development of applicable, effective lessons. I would love to serve as your tutor.
Grammar,

Grammar

The ability to speak and write clearly and concisely is a skill that will be used throughout a person's lifetime. Students who develop the expertise to use correct verb tenses and proper punctuation will shine in many ways. Please consider my assistance in the area of Grammar and Language Mechanics. Thank you, Patty
Literature,

Literature

The ability to confidently read and comprehend meaning in the written word enriches life in many ways. Certain selections of Literature are timeless because their messages and meanings transcend many generations. Such works deserve committed, scholarly pursuit. Written materials have a multitude of roles in modern society. Learning how to glean the message of the written word is very rewarding. Please consider my help and expertise in becoming an accomplished literary expert.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Accuracy is an essential component in becoming a diligent, careful writer. Developing clarity through the use of correct spelling, punctuation, verb tenses, and other grammatical building blocks has lifelong benefits. I love helping students, employers, authors, and people in all kinds of careers improve their communication skills. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read well is a crucial skill in every aspect of life. Literacy in content areas helps students to thrive in core subjects. For the successful, confident reader, the world opens up. I welcome the opportunity to guide students on their reading journey. Patty Mraz
Spelling,

Spelling

The ability to spell words correctly can be developed through activities that include practice, repetition, understanding bases and roots, and other proven techniques. Accuracy cannot be underestimated in terms of the image that is projected by those who write and spell correctly. I love helping people become stellar spellers as they improve their accuracy in this aspect of Language Arts.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Those who love words and their meanings develop an extensive working vocabulary. Word power is essential in every facet of life, including school, work, play, and other involvements. Recognizing subtle differences and similarities between words will enhance the ability to write and speak with more authority and command of language. Let me help you expand your vocabulary and become an accomplished linguist!
Writing

Writing

Those who write well are able to paint a metaphorical picture, influence, explain, persuade, educate, soothe, alert, or heal the reader. The ability to express oneself through the written word is crucial for so many academic and social aspects of today's world. I am available for all of your writing needs, including proofreading, term paper organization, essay assignments, portfolio development, and any other aspect of the writing process.

History

American History,

American History

History is defined by how the personalities and events of the past have shaped America's present and future. The courage and determination of past generations has been woven into the thread of freedom in the United States. In order to assure a bright and noble future, it is essential to grasp the importance of certain guiding principles which have defined the United States of America as a nation and leader in the world.
Social Studies

Social Studies

The importance of carefully examining and understanding aspects of human society constitutes the essence of Social Studies. Individuals, events, and cultures have influenced the past, present, and future generations of citizens of this country and of the world. Through effective and vigorous connections with history, geography, and other disciplines, knowledge and skills in Social Studies will be developed and honed, and students will be inspired to carry on the courage of their convictions and to improve the world in which we live. In fourteen years of Middle School and Elementary teaching experience, I've served students in Social Studies.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

Biology includes the science of life and of living organisms. This essential and fascinating branch of Science includes the study of organs and systems, structure and function, cell processes, and many related processes. Mastering concepts in Biology will provide a springboard for future coursework. Please consider my expertise and enthusiasm for the subject of Biology when seeking an educator to assist with your tutoring needs. Patty
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In fourteen years of Middle School and Elementary teaching experience, I've served students in various subject areas. The elementary years can be filled with joyful memories when students are engaged in meaningful, applicable learning activities. When lessons are connected with real-life examples, students respond and the learning takes root. Students thrive when essential reading, math, and other academic skills are developed and mastered in an environment that fosters enthusiasm, confidence, and success. Bringing enthusiasm, passion for subject matter, and dedication to students is what I love to do.
English,

English

The importance of strong English speaking, writing, spelling, and grammar skills is essential for today's world. I am dedicated to developing competence and confidence in students as they master the intricacies of the English language. I frequently enhance lessons by including articles and headlines from newspapers and magazines to show real-life examples of various components of language, including alliteration, puns, and the like. I also use cross-curricular resources to assist in my development of applicable, effective lessons. I would love to serve as your tutor.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a beautiful mathematical endeavor. The reasoning, problem-solving, and applications that Geometry requires are tools that help students throughout their academic career. Students who master Geometry will see the applications in a multitude of careers, including architecture, engineering, and the legal profession. Geometrical applications are also key components in many areas of athletics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Confidence in Mathematics makes a world of difference for children and adults alike. Math is the universal language. It is an integral part of other subjects, such as Music and Science. Developing strong math skills is a way to empower students and to open up their promising futures to higher level coursework and advanced career choices. I take exceptional interest in helping students become proficient and skilled in ways of approaching solutions to problems, especially by using real life examples.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read well is a crucial skill in every aspect of life. Literacy in content areas helps students to thrive in core subjects. For the successful, confident reader, the world opens up. I welcome the opportunity to guide students on their reading journey. Patty Mraz
Spelling,

Spelling

The ability to spell words correctly can be developed through activities that include practice, repetition, understanding bases and roots, and other proven techniques. Accuracy cannot be underestimated in terms of the image that is projected by those who write and spell correctly. I love helping people become stellar spellers as they improve their accuracy in this aspect of Language Arts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.
Writing

Writing

Those who write well are able to paint a metaphorical picture, influence, explain, persuade, educate, soothe, alert, or heal the reader. The ability to express oneself through the written word is crucial for so many academic and social aspects of today's world. I am available for all of your writing needs, including proofreading, term paper organization, essay assignments, portfolio development, and any other aspect of the writing process.

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a beautiful mathematical endeavor. The reasoning, problem-solving, and applications that Geometry requires are tools that help students throughout their academic career. Students who master Geometry will see the applications in a multitude of careers, including architecture, engineering, and the legal profession. Geometrical applications are also key components in many areas of athletics.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Confidence in Mathematics makes a world of difference for children and adults alike. Math is the universal language. It is an integral part of other subjects, such as Music and Science. Developing strong math skills is a way to empower students and to open up their promising futures to higher level coursework and advanced career choices. I take exceptional interest in helping students become proficient and skilled in ways of approaching solutions to problems, especially by using real life examples.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

Biology includes the science of life and of living organisms. This essential and fascinating branch of Science includes the study of organs and systems, structure and function, cell processes, and many related processes. Mastering concepts in Biology will provide a springboard for future coursework. Please consider my expertise and enthusiasm for the subject of Biology when seeking an educator to assist with your tutoring needs. Patty
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In fourteen years of Middle School and Elementary teaching experience, I've served students in various subject areas. The elementary years can be filled with joyful memories when students are engaged in meaningful, applicable learning activities. When lessons are connected with real-life examples, students respond and the learning takes root. Students thrive when essential reading, math, and other academic skills are developed and mastered in an environment that fosters enthusiasm, confidence, and success. Bringing enthusiasm, passion for subject matter, and dedication to students is what I love to do.
English,

English

The importance of strong English speaking, writing, spelling, and grammar skills is essential for today's world. I am dedicated to developing competence and confidence in students as they master the intricacies of the English language. I frequently enhance lessons by including articles and headlines from newspapers and magazines to show real-life examples of various components of language, including alliteration, puns, and the like. I also use cross-curricular resources to assist in my development of applicable, effective lessons. I would love to serve as your tutor.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a beautiful mathematical endeavor. The reasoning, problem-solving, and applications that Geometry requires are tools that help students throughout their academic career. Students who master Geometry will see the applications in a multitude of careers, including architecture, engineering, and the legal profession. Geometrical applications are also key components in many areas of athletics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Confidence in Mathematics makes a world of difference for children and adults alike. Math is the universal language. It is an integral part of other subjects, such as Music and Science. Developing strong math skills is a way to empower students and to open up their promising futures to higher level coursework and advanced career choices. I take exceptional interest in helping students become proficient and skilled in ways of approaching solutions to problems, especially by using real life examples.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read well is a crucial skill in every aspect of life. Literacy in content areas helps students to thrive in core subjects. For the successful, confident reader, the world opens up. I welcome the opportunity to guide students on their reading journey. Patty Mraz
Study Skills,

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.
Writing

Writing

Those who write well are able to paint a metaphorical picture, influence, explain, persuade, educate, soothe, alert, or heal the reader. The ability to express oneself through the written word is crucial for so many academic and social aspects of today's world. I am available for all of your writing needs, including proofreading, term paper organization, essay assignments, portfolio development, and any other aspect of the writing process.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.

Science

Biology,

Biology

Biology includes the science of life and of living organisms. This essential and fascinating branch of Science includes the study of organs and systems, structure and function, cell processes, and many related processes. Mastering concepts in Biology will provide a springboard for future coursework. Please consider my expertise and enthusiasm for the subject of Biology when seeking an educator to assist with your tutoring needs. Patty
Ecology

Ecology

Ecology is the branch of Science that focuses on organisms and the environment in which they live. Understanding the relationships and connections between living things is crucial for Science students. All of us benefit when citizens of all ages grasp the concepts that are so essential in Ecology and are then able to apply them to present and future situations. I am passionate about the study of Science; I love to help students master topics that relate to the natural world, such as those in the field of Ecology.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked extensively in elementary and middle school settings in teaching students how to sound out words. I have served as a K-4 Remedial Reading Specialist and have facilitated Guided Reading programs, as well. My background and expertise in Science is also beneficial in teaching phonetic pronunciations of scientific terms which often have Latin and Greek roots. Patty M
Study Skills

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.

Sports/Recreation

Tennis

Tennis

I've been a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) since 1980. I've coached high school and college tennis for 17 years, and I've served as AAU Junior Olympics, Junior Team Tennis, and Zonal Teams coach with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern Section for 21 years. I've directed summer camps, leagues, and lesson programs for 35 years. Patty

Summer

Biology,

Biology

Biology includes the science of life and of living organisms. This essential and fascinating branch of Science includes the study of organs and systems, structure and function, cell processes, and many related processes. Mastering concepts in Biology will provide a springboard for future coursework. Please consider my expertise and enthusiasm for the subject of Biology when seeking an educator to assist with your tutoring needs. Patty
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In fourteen years of Middle School and Elementary teaching experience, I've served students in various subject areas. The elementary years can be filled with joyful memories when students are engaged in meaningful, applicable learning activities. When lessons are connected with real-life examples, students respond and the learning takes root. Students thrive when essential reading, math, and other academic skills are developed and mastered in an environment that fosters enthusiasm, confidence, and success. Bringing enthusiasm, passion for subject matter, and dedication to students is what I love to do.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a beautiful mathematical endeavor. The reasoning, problem-solving, and applications that Geometry requires are tools that help students throughout their academic career. Students who master Geometry will see the applications in a multitude of careers, including architecture, engineering, and the legal profession. Geometrical applications are also key components in many areas of athletics.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read well is a crucial skill in every aspect of life. Literacy in content areas helps students to thrive in core subjects. For the successful, confident reader, the world opens up. I welcome the opportunity to guide students on their reading journey. Patty Mraz
Study Skills,

Study Skills

It takes training and organization to balance rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, fine arts involvements, social and family commitments, a possible job, and all of the other aspects of the life of a student. It is helpful to identify and use one's strengths in the ongoing quest to successfully multi-task in today's busy world. As an educator and a parent, I've helped students gain confidence and ability in study skills.
Tennis,

Tennis

I've been a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) since 1980. I've coached high school and college tennis for 17 years, and I've served as AAU Junior Olympics, Junior Team Tennis, and Zonal Teams coach with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern Section for 21 years. I've directed summer camps, leagues, and lesson programs for 35 years. Patty
Writing

Writing

Those who write well are able to paint a metaphorical picture, influence, explain, persuade, educate, soothe, alert, or heal the reader. The ability to express oneself through the written word is crucial for so many academic and social aspects of today's world. I am available for all of your writing needs, including proofreading, term paper organization, essay assignments, portfolio development, and any other aspect of the writing process.

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Patient and kind

Patty is very patient with my daughter, and respectful. She's on time for our lessons and keeps in touch if she's running late. She's a great tutor!

Ann, 5 lessons with Patty

Great tutor

Patty M is a great tutor. She has done a great job helping my 5th grade son with his spelling and handwriting. In a short amount of time my son's handwriting and his confidence in spelling improved. We would recommend Patty M.

Mike, 6 lessons with Patty

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