Innovative teacher in sciences, literacy, math, SAT/ACT test prep
Innovative teacher in sciences, literacy, math, SAT/ACT test prep
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 have a 24-hour cancellation policy. However, I do offer make-up sessions when possible.
I look forward to meeting with you!
Within a short amount of time, Patricia has helped me tremendously with my preparation to take the SAT. She is funny and easy to understand, I can definitely say she makes the time we are working together worth while. Patricia is a tutor I would recommend to anyone, and I look forward to working with her in the future!Abelina, 10 lessons with Patricia
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
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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