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Patricia M.

Kansas City, MO

$45/hour

Reading teacher believes foundation for success in life is reading

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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University of Missouri Kansas City
Elementary Education

Education

University of Missouri Kansas City (Elementary Education)

About Patricia

My love for teaching and learning started early in life. When I was five I would gather all the neighborhood kids on my back porch and with my free standing chalk board I would teach Reading and Math. I took that lifelong passion with me all through life and became a teacher for twenty-six years. I am certifed with a lifetime certificate to teach K-8, all subjects. I taught reading and English my entire career to sixth graders. I've had the pleasure of teaching over 2,500 students. After many years of having class sizes of thirty, I realized the impact that one- on -one instruction could make. So, while teaching, I became a tutor in the evenings . There is nothing like witnessing a student who disliked reading become a lover of reading and a lover of our written language. My philosophy is to hook the readers interest, then mastering skills will quickly follow. Homework should never be busy work; instead it should be rigorously digging deeper into thinking and problem solving . The business world has told us they want employees who can read, write, listen, think, and problem solve and that is what I will prepare you to do.
With each student I tutor, I will provide feedback and assess progress as we proceed. I will attempt to be flexible with time, but I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy and will offer make-up sessions. To ensure a quiet study environment, I prefer to hold sessions at the nearest library. However, I am happy to travel for your convenience if need be. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet your educational goals in your studies. Let's get busy!
My love for teaching and learning started early in life. When I was five I would gather all the neighborhood kids on my back porch and with my free standing chalk board I would teach Reading and Math. I took that lifelong passion with me all through life and became a teacher for twenty-six years. I am certifed with a lifetime certificate to teach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Kansas City, MO 64133
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I am trained through the district I just retired from in Common Core curriculum and testing. I worked with a group of colleagues writing curriculum. I taught Reading and English for twenty-six years and have a lifetime certificate K-8. I have tutored for many years in the district I worked in and live in.

Elementary (K-6th)

My teaching experience is specifically in elementary. I've taught all grade levels, with sixth grade being my area of concentration. I did my student teaching in first grade and am looking forward to tutoring young minds. I've tutored for 15 years.

University of Missouri Kansas City
Elementary Education

Education

University of Missouri Kansas City (Elementary Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 10 miles of Kansas City, MO 64133.