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Patrick S.

Experienced Yale graduate who tutors AP, ACT, SAT, SSAT, and Writing

Experienced Yale graduate who tutors AP, ACT, SAT, SSAT, and Writing

$60/hour

  • 142 hours tutoring

About Patrick


Bio

I am a retired English teacher who knows AP, college-level literature and composition and my test prep students average significant increases (5pts+ ACT) IN any language area test. I am solid in SSAT and ISEE including math, but really focus on verbal. I have edited master's theses in MLA and APA formats as well as numerous other graduate level papers in the areas of nursing, engineering and business. My critical essay about John O'Brien's "The Assault on Tony's is included in "Cafe Abyss"...

I am a retired English teacher who knows AP, college-level literature and composition and my test prep students average significant increases (5pts+ ACT) IN any language area test. I am solid in SSAT and ISEE including math, but really focus on verbal. I have edited master's theses in MLA and APA formats as well as numerous other graduate level papers in the areas of nursing, engineering and business. My critical essay about John O'Brien's "The Assault on Tony's is included in "Cafe Abyss" (due for release November, 2019.
I hike, write, do yoga, read and garden when I'm not engaged helping students. I aim my energy at getting the best thinking and product from those whom I tutor.

Decades of writing, editing public speaking, coaching athletics as well as academic competition have made me a successful motivator and communicator.

I can guide you through MLA and APA research, prep you for any exam, and sharpen your critical reading, thinking and writing. College application essays are a specialty.


Education

Yale College
English
University of Florida
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Discount 10% for multiple sessions totaling over 5 hours
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/26/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I can typically diagnose a student's lexile level within minutes and craft a growth plan based on the starting point. Working through dyslexia and ADHD often require some methodical approaches by the student, and accelerated readers often need to work on nuances and stylistic elements, but in terms of any student's reading goals, the elements of success are known and measurable as we progress and immerse in more challenging texts.
Grammar

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Average ACT English score 33 after sessions.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

In the past three years, students whose prior scores were above 25 and under 30 showed an average improvement of 5 point on their composite scores, and students at 30 or 31 went up an average of 3 points to a 33 or 34.
Reading,

Reading

I can typically diagnose a student's lexile level within minutes and craft a growth plan based on the starting point. Working through dyslexia and ADHD often require some methodical approaches by the student, and accelerated readers often need to work on nuances and stylistic elements, but in terms of any student's reading goals, the elements of success are known and measurable as we progress and immerse in more challenging texts.
Writing,

Writing

I have ten years' experience in higher education and frequently line-edit/proofread graduate theses and dissertations. I am also experienced in shaping written work to word and space requirements from work in journalism.
Grammar

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I can typically diagnose a student's lexile level within minutes and craft a growth plan based on the starting point. Working through dyslexia and ADHD often require some methodical approaches by the student, and accelerated readers often need to work on nuances and stylistic elements, but in terms of any student's reading goals, the elements of success are known and measurable as we progress and immerse in more challenging texts.
Writing

Writing

I have ten years' experience in higher education and frequently line-edit/proofread graduate theses and dissertations. I am also experienced in shaping written work to word and space requirements from work in journalism.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I can typically diagnose a student's lexile level within minutes and craft a growth plan based on the starting point. Working through dyslexia and ADHD often require some methodical approaches by the student, and accelerated readers often need to work on nuances and stylistic elements, but in terms of any student's reading goals, the elements of success are known and measurable as we progress and immerse in more challenging texts.
Writing

Writing

I have ten years' experience in higher education and frequently line-edit/proofread graduate theses and dissertations. I am also experienced in shaping written work to word and space requirements from work in journalism.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I can typically diagnose a student's lexile level within minutes and craft a growth plan based on the starting point. Working through dyslexia and ADHD often require some methodical approaches by the student, and accelerated readers often need to work on nuances and stylistic elements, but in terms of any student's reading goals, the elements of success are known and measurable as we progress and immerse in more challenging texts.
Writing

Writing

I have ten years' experience in higher education and frequently line-edit/proofread graduate theses and dissertations. I am also experienced in shaping written work to word and space requirements from work in journalism.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Average ACT English score 33 after sessions.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

In the past three years, students whose prior scores were above 25 and under 30 showed an average improvement of 5 point on their composite scores, and students at 30 or 31 went up an average of 3 points to a 33 or 34.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored hundred of SSAT, ACT, ISEE, PSAT, Regents and CHSPE students, emphasizing primarily Verbal, Writing, and Reading, but time management, test strategies, and test confidence are also priorities. I am very solid in math through Algebra and geometry.
Regents,

Regents

I have prepared students for an array of standardized tests in several states and my classes have always scored above the school averages. I have also taught AP Language and Composition and Language and Literature, so the Regents Exam falls well within my skill set for ELA.
SSAT

SSAT

I've been preparing students for SSAT and ISEE for almost two years and have had tutees matriculate at Andover, Exeter, Cate, and Choate.

Examples of Expertise


Patrick has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great teacher, very patient and easy to talk to.

Patrick was very informative, help me tremendously on my essay. He went through everything with me and made sure all my requirements were met. I will definitely be contacting him if I ever need help again! Thank you again Patrick!

Abigail , 2 lessons with Patrick
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$60/hour

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Patrick S.

$60/hour

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Response time: 3 hours