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Patricia I.

Canaan, NH

$45/hour

Effective Tutoring in a Broad Range of Subjects

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5.0 average from 5 ratings
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— Julie, Hanover, NH on 2/1/16

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Dartmouth College
History
University of Rhode Island
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (History)

University of Rhode Island (Master's)

About Patricia

With a BA in history (minor in math) from Dartmouth College and a master's of library and information studies from URI, my skills encompass a wide range of subjects. My specific teaching and tutoring experience includes 15 years at a boarding school for boys where my duties included teaching research skills, the writing process, and reading and study skills. In addition to these classes, I taught algebra and tutored students in all academic studies. As part of the Language Learning Lab faculty, I was always available to help any student with any of their studies. Prior to these 15 years, I was involved in teaching the research process to college students and editing papers and thesis projects. I easily connected with students one-on-one to find the best methods to help them learn.

So, having served in the academic field for over 25 years, I have had the great pleasure to have known and interacted with many students; and as a result I have come to one certainty: As a teacher, I believe strongly in establishing a comfortable working relationship with my students where there is not only trust, but a willingness on both parts to push the boundaries of learning. As a result, when a student hits a stumbling block, and they will, the rapport we have developed encourages the child to ask for help; knowing that I, as their teacher, will be understanding and nonjudgmental. I believe the working relationship between a student and their teacher must be both compassionate and accepting so the child can gain confidence in their academic performance, knowing that I (as their teacher) will be there to sustain and guide them along their way. This belief serves as the foundation of all the services that I deliver.

That being said, I offer tutoring services in a broad range of subjects, from basic mathematics through algebra 2, history at all levels, English at all levels, ESL working with students from Korea, Japan, China, Mexico, Spain to name a few. Research and study skills are another area I am very skilled at, as is editing. I have edited papers from the simple high school essay through the PhD thesis process. I have worked with students from the elementary level through the doctoral level. Throughout, I have always experienced a high rate of success with the students I have tutored or coached; and as such, I stand ready to meet your needs.



With a BA in history (minor in math) from Dartmouth College and a master's of library and information studies from URI, my skills encompass a wide range of subjects. My specific teaching and tutoring experience includes 15 years at a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Canaan, NH 03741
In-person lessons

"Thorough"

- Julie, Hanover, NH on 2/1/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

During my undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College I took many math courses. Algebra I and II were necessary to continue in further math courses. I also worked with many students at a private boarding school teaching Algebra I.

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II during my undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College. I also have tutored Algebra II during the 15 years I was a faculty member at a private boarding school. Math is one of my strong points and many students have benefited from my knowledge.

American History

I have a BA from Dartmouth College in History with much of my focus on American History. As a faculty member at a private boarding school I have tutored students in this subject. I have found that making history about people and events and less about timelines, students have a better understanding of the subject.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Masters of Library and Information Studies, with a focus on elementary and secondary education. I have worked with 2nd through 9th grades with literacy, reading, writing and learning skills. I have worked at a private boarding school for 15 years; and for 14 summers I worked in their educational camp that focused on both enrichment and remedial education in grades 2nd through 9th.

ESL/ESOL

For over 15 years I have worked with ESL students from many different countries. I have had students from Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. I have taught basic language skills, as well reading and writing in English.

European History

I have a BA from Dartmouth College in History and did a number of courses on European History As a faculty member at a private boarding school I have tutored students in this subject. I have found that making history about people and events and less about timelines, students have a better understanding of the subject.

Geometry

I took many math courses during my undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College. Geometry was included in these courses. I also tutored Geometry while at a private boarding school.

Phonics

As a faculty member associated with the reading & study skills/language learning lab at a private boarding school, phonics where included as part of the curriculum. For 15 years I aided students using phonics as well as other techniques to ensure they learned literacy skills that would enable them to progress throughout their studies.

Prealgebra

Having taken Algebra I and II during my undergraduate studies, Pre-algebra was included early in my studies. Pre-algebra is taught at the private boarding school where I worked for 15 years. I was a tutor in this subject for many of the students.

Social Studies

Since social studies is the comprehensive study of society; and the scope of the subject includes social sciences and humanities needed to teach students how to be good, competent citizens within the society, I have incorporated these themes in all my interactions with students while a faculty member at a private boarding school. Teaching the students to be good citizen within our school society, models the behaviors necessary in the wider world.

Study Skills

For the past 15 years I have taught study skills as part of my role as librarian at a private boarding school. I specifically taught reading skills such as SQ3R, skimming and scanning, note-taking, time management, organization skills, test taking, and research skills from the initial topic choice through research and notes, to writing the outline and the research paper itself. I am very adaptive to the needs of the student, focusing on the specific areas that will help them improve their performance in school.

World History

I have a BA from Dartmouth College in History and studied World History as a foundation for American and European History courses. As a faculty member at a private boarding school I have tutored students in this subject. I have found that making history about people and events and less about timelines, students have a better understanding of the subject.

Dartmouth College
History
University of Rhode Island
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (History)

University of Rhode Island (Master's)

Thorough — Patricia is calm and patient. After each session, she communicates with parents to update them about progress. My daughter is developing confidence. ...

— Julie, Hanover, NH on 2/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 25 miles of Canaan, NH 03741.