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Patricia H.

Innovative teacher in sciences, literacy, math, SAT/ACT test prep

Innovative teacher in sciences, literacy, math, SAT/ACT test prep

$55/hour

  • 813 hours tutoring

About Patricia


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Education is more than just learning facts; it is learning how to learn, solve problems and understand the interconnectedness of our world. My varied background of the sciences, literacy and the arts gives me a unique skill set to help your student understand, not just know. Eighteen years' experience as a public school teacher and sixteen years as a piano and voice teacher, as well as experience in running businesses, managing legal document production, computer networking and a deep...

Education is more than just learning facts; it is learning how to learn, solve problems and understand the interconnectedness of our world. My varied background of the sciences, literacy and the arts gives me a unique skill set to help your student understand, not just know. Eighteen years' experience as a public school teacher and sixteen years as a piano and voice teacher, as well as experience in running businesses, managing legal document production, computer networking and a deep love of hand craft allow me to draw from wide experience to put facts in context and help your student see connections. Understanding how facts fit together creates a framework that allows your student to apply his/her knowledge to their life and career. Understanding fires motivation and curiosity, making students life-long learners.

I believe it is important to teach the entire student, ensuring that possible deficits in ancillary subjects such as reading, do not keep students from success in other areas. To this end, students who need help with foundational skills such as reading or arithmetic will also receive tutoring in those areas, with approval of the parent or guardian. I firmly believe that all students can be successful, but that each of us learns and develops at a pace that is unique to the individual. It is my purpose to provide support so that your student can progress and achieve to the best of their ability.

Materials used in tutoring sessions will include 'hands-on' manipulatives whenever possible, games, demonstrations and other techniques to teach to your individual student's preferred learning style. In addition to materials used in the tutoring sessions, enrichment materials are provided on my website.

Students and teachers must work well together in order to achieve at the highest level. Therefore, I offer a complimentary first "get to know each other" consultation session so that you and your student can have a taste of how we will work together.

Because everyone's time is valuable, I


Education

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
General Studies
University of New Mexico
MEd
University Of Denver Lamont School of Music
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Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Group rate: $25/hr for each additional student
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

My emphases with students are increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or daily life.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have taught various areas of science for over 20 years, including chemistry, physics, earth/space and environmental science. My emphasis lies in helping students understand the fundamentals principles of science, not rote memorization of facts and formulas. Showing students that everyone can do science and how it fits into their everyday lives is extremely important.
Grammar,

Grammar

My emphases with students are increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Reading,

Reading

My emphases with students are reading fluency and comprehension through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. A special focus of mine is helping students to read and understand textbooks in other subject areas.
Spelling,

Spelling

My emphasis with spelling students is understanding how words are put together, roots, prefixes and suffixes, as well as inferring meaning from these pieces.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have taught for 20+ years in various subjects, including language arts. I also hold a certification in technical writing from the University of California, Riverside and am a published author. I emphasize the structure of words (roots, suffixes and prefixes) and gaining meaning from these pieces. In addition, I help students understand how communication is richer and more specific when one has access to a larger vocabulary.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing and am a published author. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts and have received specialized training in reading in the content area. This enables me to give students particular help with reading nonfiction. I also hold a certification in technical writing. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
English,

English

My emphases with students are understanding literature in its historical and social context and increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Grammar,

Grammar

My emphases with students are increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Reading,

Reading

My emphases with students are reading fluency and comprehension through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. A special focus of mine is helping students to read and understand textbooks in other subject areas.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing. Specialized training in reading in the content area enables me to give students particular help with reading and understanding nonfiction passages. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SAT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing and am a published author. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SAT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
Spelling,

Spelling

My emphasis with spelling students is understanding how words are put together, roots, prefixes and suffixes, as well as inferring meaning from these pieces.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught for 20+ years in various subjects, including language arts. I also hold a certification in technical writing from the University of California, Riverside and am a published author. I emphasize the structure of words (roots, suffixes and prefixes) and gaining meaning from these pieces. In addition, I help students understand how communication is richer and more specific when one has access to a larger vocabulary.
Writing,

Writing

My emphasis with students is the writing process: breaking the process into manageable steps, organizing information into a logical sequence and editing prose into concise, effective communication.
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

History

Music History

Music History

I have studied music theory, music history, conducting, piano and voice performance all at the college level. I have taught voice and piano for over twenty years. My performance experience includes two solo voice recitals and many concerts, operas, operettas and musicals in both vocal and instrumental capacities.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or science labs.
English,

English

My emphases with students are understanding literature in its historical and social context and increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or daily life. A solid foundation in elementary math is critical to success in higher level math courses required for graduation from high school.
Reading,

Reading

My emphases with students are reading fluency and comprehension through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. A special focus of mine is helping students to read and understand textbooks in other subject areas.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing. Specialized training in reading in the content area enables me to give students particular help with reading and understanding nonfiction passages. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SAT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
Spelling,

Spelling

My emphasis with spelling students is understanding how words are put together, roots, prefixes and suffixes, as well as inferring meaning from these pieces.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.
Writing,

Writing

My emphasis with students is the writing process: breaking the process into manageable steps, organizing information into a logical sequence and editing prose into concise, effective communication.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or science labs.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or daily life. A solid foundation in elementary math is critical to success in higher level math courses required for graduation from high school.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or science labs.
English,

English

My emphases with students are understanding literature in its historical and social context and increasing communication skills through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or daily life. A solid foundation in elementary math is critical to success in higher level math courses required for graduation from high school.
Reading,

Reading

My emphases with students are reading fluency and comprehension through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. A special focus of mine is helping students to read and understand textbooks in other subject areas.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.
Writing,

Writing

My emphasis with students is the writing process: breaking the process into manageable steps, organizing information into a logical sequence and editing prose into concise, effective communication.
ESL/ESOL

Music

General Music,

General Music

I have played piano, including study at the college level, for over fifty years. In addition, I have studied music theory, conducting and voice performance all at the college level. I have taught voice and piano for over twenty years. My performance experience includes two solo voice recitals and many concerts, operas, operettas and musicals in both vocal and instrumental capacities.
Music History,

Music History

I have studied music theory, music history, conducting, piano and voice performance all at the college level. I have taught voice and piano for over twenty years. My performance experience includes two solo voice recitals and many concerts, operas, operettas and musicals in both vocal and instrumental capacities.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

Privately, I studied voice for nearly fifteen years, my teachers chosen from professors at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the University of Colorado at Denver. I have studied music theory, conducting and voice performance all at the graduate level. I have taught voice and piano for over twenty years. My performance experience includes two solo voice recitals and many concerts, operas, operettas and musicals in both vocal and instrumental capacities.
Music Theory

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.
ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. In particular, the ACT Science exam is not truly a science test; rather, it is a reading test in the science subject area.
Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have taught earth/space science for over 20 years. Astronomy is often the science that younger students are attracted to first; my emphasis with older students is to keep that excitement alive while helping them navigate the math, physics and chemistry necessary for deeper understanding.
Ecology,

Ecology

Given today's critical ecological issues, an understanding of how the earth works and man's actions affect it is of vital importance.
Geology,

Geology

I have taught earth/space and environmental science for over 20 years. A graduate of NM Institute of Mining and Technology, I have continued to study earth's systems and their interconnections for another 40 years. I am also a lapidarist and jewelry maker, so the properties of rocks and minerals, their composition, how they form and the landforms in which they can be found are of particular interest.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have taught various areas of science for over 20 years, including chemistry, physics, earth/space and environmental science. My emphasis lies in helping students understand the fundamentals of chemistry and physics, not rote memorization of facts and formulas. If needed, I also review the math skills necessary to understand how to complete homework problems and lab analysis.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught mainly science and math for over 20 years. In particular, I help my students understand why an operation works, not merely perform steps by rote. Understanding math means being able to apply it, whether in word problems or science labs.
GED,

GED

I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the GED. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, remediating weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
Reading,

Reading

My emphases with students are reading fluency and comprehension through enhanced vocabulary and appropriate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. A special focus of mine is helping students to read and understand textbooks in other subject areas.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a high school teacher for nearly twenty years, I have dealt with students with a wide range of academic and intellectual skills, but few who possessed adequate study skills. I developed many techniques that I taught my students to improve their academic success, including the use of the Cornell note taking system, the use of mnemonic devices, time management and the use of flow charts to break large projects into manageable steps and track workflow and progress.
Writing,

Writing

My emphasis with students is the writing process: breaking the process into manageable steps, organizing information into a logical sequence and editing prose into concise, effective communication.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing and am a published author. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts and have received specialized training in reading in the content area. This enables me to give students particular help with reading nonfiction. I also hold a certification in technical writing. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ACT. In particular, the ACT Science exam is not truly a science test; rather, it is a reading test in the science subject area.
GED,

GED

I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the GED. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, remediating weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have taught science, math and language arts for over 20 years and am certified in multiple subject areas. I also hold a certification in technical writing. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the ISEE. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, remediating weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
PSAT,

PSAT

I hold multiple subject certifications and have taught at the high school level for over 20 years. I also hold a certification in technical writing. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the PSAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing. Specialized training in reading in the content area enables me to give students particular help with reading and understanding nonfiction passages. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SAT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught for over 20 years and am certified in language arts; I also hold a certification in technical writing and am a published author. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SAT. My emphasis with students is identifying their strengths and weaknesses, the remediation of weaknesses and practicing test-taking strategies that maximize each individual's strengths.
SSAT

SSAT

I have taught science, math and language arts for over 20 years and am certified in multiple subject areas. I also hold a certification in technical writing. In addition, I am well versed in test-taking skills specific to the SSAT.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


ISEE and SSAT Tutor

Patricia was a great tutor for my 8th grader. She was very helpful with test-taking strategies. How to answer questions. How to study. How to move through the test, etc. She was also very helpful to my daughter with Math. We would recommend Patricia as a tutor!

Kristen, 8 lessons with Patricia

Love It!

Patricia did helped me a lot. She is very patient, and gave a lot of information in a little time about how to deal with my reading needs. I totally recommend her.

Ana, 2 lessons with Patricia

Extremely knowledgeable and patient, easy to learn from

Patricia H. is easy to work with. She has made learning algebra fun and interesting. She allows you to do the work and helps correct what needs correcting. She will not leave you feeling dumb or unproductive. I am very pleased with how she goes about the lessons she teaches.

Dale, 20 lessons with Patricia

Very knowledgable and patient. Great understanding of the ACT test

Patricia is very good at helping you understand and correctly answer the ACT test questions without doing the work for you. She is good at helping you work through challenging problems or forgotten material. Patricia has a great understanding of the ACT test and the correct way to answer the questions. Patricia is very pleasant to work with and is extremely flexible with her schedule.

Cathy, 8 lessons with Patricia

Testimonial for Patricia H.

Transition to 9th grade from middle school is typically not an easy time for a student. Our son had additional challenges with moving from project based curriculum to a more standard test based one. Finally, our son is a little more stubborn that most and we waited too long to get him assistance (it kept looking like he was going to pull it together on his own). Patricia was able to navigate successfully through all of these factors and provided thorough instructive assistance and good study habit advice for most of the final semester. The effort on her part was instrumental in helping our son get his grades up (from failing many classes to actually getting decent test grades). We wish we had found Patricia sooner, but even with the late start, her help has had a tremendous positive impact. Her strongest skills would be her gentle but firm patience and in keeping her student focused.

Erik, 15 lessons with Patricia

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Patricia helped my daughter prep for the SSAT with very little time until the test. She was wonderful and very flexible with our crazy time schedule. She is patient, friendly, easy to work with, and with the short amount of time we had to work with her, she taught my daughter test taking strategies and tips for each section of the test. If we had more time, I am certain she would have been wonderful teaching my daughter some of the topics she needed help with. I highly recommend Patricia.

Hillary, 5 lessons with Patricia

Great teacher! My son felt totally at ease. Patient and knowledgeable

Patient, and knowledgeable,. Patricia went the extra mile and provided my son with extra resources to get more practice exercises for his chemistry homework. My son wasn't sure if online tutoring would work for him, but, now, he is looking forward to his next tutoring session with Patricia.

Luz , 16 lessons with Patricia

Very knowledgeable and patient

Patricia is very patient with my son and has been helping him build up confidence in essay writing. She worked on getting to know what level he was at so she could challenge him appropriately.

Amy, 19 lessons with Patricia

Great personality and very knowledgeable!

Patricia's style and approach was very laid back, yet highly polished and professional. She is an excellent choice for anyone needing help with Math skills!

Kirk, 3 lessons with Patricia
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