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Patricia S.

Buffalo, NY

$45/hour

Reading, Writing, Test Prep, Thesis Consultation

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/5/14
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$45/Hour


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Houghton College
English
SUNY College at Buffalo
Master's

Education

Houghton College (English)

SUNY College at Buffalo (Master's)

About Patricia

Hello. As a person who has spent much of my life either studying or teaching, I realize that learning frequently takes place outside of the classroom. The most effective teacher isn't always the one giving the lecture. One-on-one instruction has made a huge difference in my life, enabling me to accomplish my own academic goals. Although my own field of expertise has always come easily to me, not all subjects have, so I relate to students who struggle.

As a teacher, I've helped students from 7th grade to graduate school to perform at or above benchmark. I understand students' frustration with writing and research. I use a positive approach and flexible but consistent methods to provide steady improvement. My goal is clear objective growth in reading, writing, test results, and research methods.
Hello. As a person who has spent much of my life either studying or teaching, I realize that learning frequently takes place outside of the classroom. The most effective teacher isn't always the one giving the lecture. One-on-one instruction has made a huge difference in my life, enabling me to accomplish my own academic goals. Although my own Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Buffalo, NY 14207
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Bible Studies

I graduated from Houghton, a Christian liberal arts college in which I earned thirty hours of credit in Bible. I also have studied and read on my own for many years.

ESL/ESOL

I have been approved in ESL, Reading, Writing, and Public Speaking.

Public Speaking

During twelve years as a public school teacher and a college instructor I stood in front of unenthusiastic groups of people for long stretches of time. I learned from experience how to catch and hold their attention. In addition, I coached a district-wide event called the Richmond Speaking Contest for seven years and in 2004 one of my students won third place.

Reading

As a certified teacher of English I've helped hundreds of students to improve their reading. Some of the techniques I use include closed passages, literature circles, and R.A.F.T. , an activity in which the student approaches literature from an alternate point of view. I've also taught college level students who have had difficulty with their entrance exams. These people picked up their reading proficiency significantly after my course.

SAT Reading

I have tutored three students this year in the reading and writing sections of the SAT.

Writing

Taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade English.
Taught developmental writing at the college level.

Houghton College
English
SUNY College at Buffalo
Master's

Education

Houghton College (English)

SUNY College at Buffalo (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 20 miles of Buffalo, NY 14207.