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Patricia B.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Qualified to Tutor in a Multitude of Subjects; I will meet YOUR needs!

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
5.0 average from 162 ratings
Wonderful tutor
— Shizuko, Portland, OR on 4/6/15

$40/Hour


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Stanford University
Sociology
UCLA and San Francisco State University
MEd
Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law
J.D.

Education

Stanford University (Sociology)

UCLA and San Francisco State University (MEd)

Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law (J.D.)

About Patricia

Greetings, fellow students of Life!

As one who has a few more years behind her than you, I would love the opportunity to help you catch up on whatever you may want to improve upon, or study for when taking that all-important next step!! Having retired a few years ago, I have over 30 years of combined teaching and tutoring experience with learners ranging from elementary-age children through adults at the college level, in a variety of curriculum areas (including law); I hope to add YOU to my list of students whom I have served!

Specifically, I have both a Standard Elementary Teaching Credential and a Specialist Learning Handicapped Credential; I also hold an MA Degree in Special Education. I am qualified to teach/tutor students within a wide range of age and performance levels in Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar Skills, etc., with diagnoses in most areas of "Special Needs," including Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia and ADD/ADHD) and Severe Emotional Disturbances. In addition to developing curricula and authoring innumerable IEPs for Middle and High School students, I have also developed curricula for, taught classes, and tutored individual students in ESL at the adult level.

More recently, I was the Department Chair of the Paralegal and Criminal Justice Programs at PCC and taught - as well as designed curricula for - college courses in a multitude of areas of law. I also practiced law in the Oregon, which included the representation of Juveniles.

Please do contact me if you think I can be of service to you!

Regards, and here's to your success!
Patty
Greetings, fellow students of Life!

As one who has a few more years behind her than you, I would love the opportunity to help you catch up on whatever you may want to improve upon, or study for when taking that all-important next step!! Having retired a few years ago, I have over 30 years of combined teaching and tutoring experience
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

This non-emergency canc. fee is 50% of the client's hourly rate. (My hourly rate is often negotiable, based on session frequency and location, as well as other individualized considerations).

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Portland, OR 97224
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful tutor"

- Shizuko, Portland, OR on 4/6/15

"Very helpful!!"

- Carolyn, Tualatin, OR on 4/19/16

"Helpful"

- Therese, Wilsonville, OR on 6/5/15

"Thorough, well prepared, and conscientious"

- Michelle, Portland, OR on 6/4/15

"My kids are engaged and encouraged to learn"

- Christa, Portland, OR on 1/7/15

"Great Tutor"

- K, Beaverton, OR on 3/17/14
Math:
GED
Science:
Sociology
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Bar Exam,
GED,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing

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.

ADHD

Please see description for "dyslexia" certification. I have also taught many students with ADD/ADHD disorders and written countless IEPs with goals and objectives pertaining to these diagnoses.

Bar Exam

I am a member of the Oregon State Bar. I taught law for 18 years and was the dept. chair of the legal programs at PCC for over 5 years.

Dyslexia

I have an MA in education and held a specialist handicapped learner certificate. I have taught many students with dyslexia and written many IEPs containing goals and objectives pertaining to this diagnosis.

English

I have graduate degrees in teaching reading and writing skills to students - at all age, performance, and deficit levels - who are struggling with mastering these skills to their respective potentials. My experience in teaching, tutoring (and writing curricula for), these academic areas is extensive and has resulted in measurable, observable increases in the ability and confidence levels of, literally, each student with whom I have worked individually; which is the key. My philosophy and method of instruction are based on absolute individualization of instructional planning and implementation. I have no doubt that the joy I exude when I am writing is contagious and, in my opinion, modeling is a huge part of teaching!

ESL/ESOL

I am approved with WyzAnt to tutor in ESL and have several years of experience teaching ESL skills to children and adults. I am eager to assist students become comfortable with - and competent in - using the English language.

GED

I have a wide range of experience in teaching and tutoring students at all grade levels - including high school and college - in Language Arts; both reading and writing, basic math skills, Social Studies and Science. I am familiar with the exam - both the content and format - and am qualified to provide tutorial instruction to candidates studying to take, and pass, the GED exam.
In addition to knowledge of the subject matter, the GED exam tests an individual's ability to process information, solve problems and communicate effectively; all of which I have taught in depth. In addition, I have designed curricula embedded with opportunities to practice and apply these critical skills.

Phonics

I received, and taught under, a Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate and Specialist Learning Handicapped Credential. Specifically, I have taught Reading Skills and have written countless numbers of IEPs and curriculum materials. I have also conducted diagnostic testing and prescribed treatment plans to address deficits in phonics including decoding and pronunciation skills.

Proofreading

I have a great deal of experience authoring and editing hundreds of legal and educational documents and student papers; including high school, college, law and ESL. I have written curricula for each of these areas as well. I am also certified and qualified to teach the effective and accurate application of writing skills in projects such as term papers, exams, essays, research papers, and letters of admission to colleges and law schools. I am eager to assist students - indeed, help them to excel - in all areas of written communication; it's rewarding and fun!

Public Speaking

I am highly proficient in - and comfortable with - public speaking. I won an award in Law School for Moot Court Oral Advocacy. In addition, I practiced law for several years which included representation of clients in court. I also taught in classrooms at all grade levels, including 18 years at Portland Community College. While teaching, I was the Department Chair for two college programs. In this capacity I was called upon to facilitate and lead numerous meetings and discussion groups with colleagues.

Reading

Looking over my Profile, you will find that I am qualified and certified to tutor in Reading and Writing skills. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and have been instrumental in the development and evaluation of curricula specifically designed to meet the needs of students who are particularly challenged by word recognition, phonetic analysis and comprehension. Often, I find it very useful to incorporate activities into the lessons that combine reading, writing and spelling so the experience is multi-sensory; which is an extremely effective approach to building any of these skills.

Sociology

I have a B.A. degree in sociology from Stanford University.

Special Needs

I have earned a Master's in Special Education and hold a Specialist "Handicapped Learner" teaching certificate. I am qualified to teach/tutor students within a wide range of age and performance levels in Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar Skills, etc., with diagnoses in most areas of "Special Needs," including Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia and ADD/ADHD) and Severe Emotional Disturbances.

Spelling

I have utilized and demonstrated my exceptional spelling skills throughout my life as a student, teacher, lawyer, and now, tutor. Not only have I always done well in assignments I was given in school at all grade levels, but I have tutored and taught students from elementary school through Law School and those studying ESL. I can honestly say that every student, to a person, has shown improvement in his/her ability - and confidence - to spell many more words correctly, and consistently, than he/she was able to prior to working with me.

Study Skills

I have taught and tutored students in multiple areas of "special needs," as well as in "mainstream" educational environments, ranging from elementary through high school and college. In each of these contexts I have created and provided curricula with the specific objectives of developing and improving Study Skills; including - but not limited to - strategies for organization, assignment completion, and preparation for test taking and performance. In addition, I have not only taught and tutored many students in the practice of successfully applying study skills, but I have earned three post-graduate degrees, so have successfully utilized many of the methods I have endorsed!

TOEFL

I am eminently qualified to assist adults in preparing to take the TOEFL, as well as to facilitate the development of each person's English Language Skills in all respects. I have worked with men and women from all demographics across the globe. Each experience has been as rewarding for me as it was beneficial for each of them in reaching their respective, personal goals.
I have been formally educated, and served professionally, as a teacher in all applications of the English Language - at all skill and grade levels, from Elementary through College and Law School. I am also an attorney, a member of the Oregon State Bar and, as such, have authored copious amounts of documents, and communicated in the spoken word while representing clients in critical situations that called for accuracy, articulation and clarity. I thoroughly enjoy witnessing the growth in confidence levels and skills of each respective student with whom I have had the opportunity, and good fortune, to study the English Language.

Writing

I have a great deal of experience authoring and editing hundreds of legal and educational documents and student papers; including high school, college, law and ESL. I have written curricula for each of these areas as well. I am also certified and qualified to teach the effective and accurate application of writing skills in projects such as term papers, exams, essays, research papers, and letters of admission to colleges and law schools. I am eager to assist students - indeed, help them to excel - in all areas of written communication; it's rewarding and fun!

Stanford University
Sociology
UCLA and San Francisco State University
MEd
Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law
J.D.

Education

Stanford University (Sociology)

UCLA and San Francisco State University (MEd)

Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law (J.D.)

Wonderful tutor

Patty is a very patient, dependable and knowledgeable tutor. I'm a bit of a shy person, so her warm personality and extensive experience helped me to carry English conversations easily. She prepared a customized program for me prior to each lesson, for example, bringing appropriate practice materials on spoken English. Her willingness to take suggestions and modify lessons, strengthened my moti

— Shizuko, Portland, OR on 4/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

This non-emergency canc. fee is 50% of the client's hourly rate. (My hourly rate is often negotiable, based on session frequency and location, as well as other individualized considerations).

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 8 miles of Portland, OR 97224.