Indiana State University
Indiana State University (Master's)
Butler University (Master's)
I started tutoring in the tutoring lab offered to students at Indiana State University over 20 years ago, and have been tutoring and teaching in some fashion since. I have taught both middle and high school mathematics grades 5-12. I have taught Remedial Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra I and II, Remedial geometry, Geometry and Honors Geometry. I also have done extensive graduate work in Special Needs and understand learning barriers. I like to find silly and memorable ways for students to remember steps and procedures and have had many students request me over the years. I now home-school my own children, so I am teaching elementary math now as well. Many students do not get a good foundation in math so they are trying to build on an unstable foundation. I work on going back and filling the "holes" as well as handling the current material. Enter your payment information so we can exchange phone numbers and give me a call so we can discuss your needs and schedule a free consultation! I started tutoring in the tutoring lab offered to students at Indiana State University over 20 years ago, and have been tutoring and teaching in some fashion since. I have taught both middle and high school mathematics grades 5-12. I have taught Remedial … Read more
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I've been struggling with Algebra, and Patty worked with me. She is friendly, humorous and put me at ease right away. Together we reviewed some of the concepts I have found challenging. She helped me see how to best approach the problem, what to look for to help me start to solve and how to apply formulas to the exercises. She seemed to be able to recognize where I was becoming confused and what I was doing wrong to go off on the wrong path. I think her years of experience with many students must be an asset, and her patience is a strength. Thanks Patti!
Thank you Andrew, I appreciate it!
Patty is always flexible with scheduling, creative with how she teaches concepts and very caring towards her pupils. She easily adapts the lesson plan to the teachers preferences.
Thank you Erin, it's always a pleasure to be of assistance!
She helps my daughters structure their approach to learning , remind themselves to verify, she gives them confidence in their ability to succeed.
Thank you Pascale! I really enjoy assisting your lovely daughters, and I am learning a word or two of French in the process!
Thank you, Patty! We appreciate all that you are doing to assist in math and reading! We are ready for the new school year and look forward to continued success!
My daughter did not receive much instructions or details from her teacher about the assignments. It was a mess. Patty stayed two hours trying to help my daughter figure out what the teacher was doing, pinpointing what steps they needed to take, and helped her as much as she could with limited information provided by the teacher. Long story short, my daughter turned in that assignment and took the test and her overall all grade in the class increased more than 30 points. I am going to use Patty again.
Thank you Vonetta! I am happy to help!
She gave a good overview of where to start and how to distinguish what to focus on while studying for the GRE
Patty is a tutor for my son in math and science and all-around help. Patty did a very nice job helping my son get back to basics on his study habits, reviewing his current homework and studying for a test. Thanks Patty. We appreciate it!
My son cannot say enough good things about Patty's methods and approach to teaching. He was struggling with some College Algebra concepts, in spite of meeting after hours with his professor and school based tutors. In short order Patty has him on track and mastering the material.
Patty is so patient and warm. She related to my teenager as she has a teen child as well. My son is a bit difficult and she handled it well. Patty understood the geometry and the online program instantly.
Thank you Gina! I am happy to help.
Very patient with her students. Understands the local school system. Strong tutoring skills. My daughter would not be where she is in math without her.
Thank you Kathy! I love tutoring your daughter, and have enjoyed helping her throughout her high school experience. I cannot believe she is a senior already!
Patty helped my daughter understand concepts in Geometry that she was struggling with in her class. Patty helped her review for the EOC and my daughter score 100 on her EOC. Will definitely use Patty again if any of my kids need some extra help in a subject.
Patty is an extremely personable and effective tutor in multiple subjects. She has been working with my 18 year old son for several months. When he started working with Patty he was discouraged and didn't know how he was going to get through the difficult requirements of his senior year of high school. Through her encouragement he has been doing well in college Algebra, English and Economics and high school Chemistry. Both his grades and confidence have greatly improved. She is able to give support as needed in all 4 subjects. She even travels to our home in Fort Mill. With her help, my son is having a very successful senior year. I highly recommend her!
Thank you Barbara! I love helping your son. He has come so far in the last several weeks. He has learned to balance his subjects and really taken ownership of his senior year. I am so proud of him!
Patty has worked with my daughter on her IB Math Studies, which is statistics and my daughter (with Patty's help) has brought her grade up by a letter grade! I am very pleased with her efforts. I would recommend her highly as a tutor!
Thank you Sheila. I appreciate it!
My daughter received a 60 on her first Algebra test. With Patty's help, she received an 82 on the last test she took. Patty ROCKS!
Patty is wonderful!! She has helped my son come up two letter grades in a short time. She is very patient and very accommodating with her schedule. Highly recommended!!
Thank you Florence! You are great to work with and I have enjoyed helping your son. You always put his needs first and make him available for help.
After the first week of struggling with my University of Phoenix (UoP) Discrete Mathematics class, I was in desperate need of a tutor. Patty came highly recommended and after working with her for five weeks, I can see why! At the end of the first week my only goal was to try and pass the class, but in the end I exceeded that goal with an A+. Patty took the initiative to review the textbook UoP provided to become familiar with the content the class was covering. Although the textbook’s intended audience appeared to be students pursuing a degree in math, Patty was extremely patient in going through the material and working through homework problems with me. I have no doubt that if I had tried to work through the class on my own, I would have never come close to maintaining my 4.0 GPA.
Thank you Kevin, but you should give yourself much more credit! You worked hard and did a great job. You definitely saved your group members with your hard work. You where in an impossible situation with that class and textbook! Congratulations on keeping that 4.0!
Patty has been so patient and really has been able to get through to my daughter in a way I can't and her teacher hasn't been able to either. When I mentioned to her the next week that Patty was coming by on Friday, my child said "Yay!!"....if that isn't a testament to how great she is, I don't know what is!
Thank you Dana! I'm glad she doesn't mind me making her work on a Friday after school. Most students don't want anything to do with math at that time! I enjoy working with her too, she is a bright young lady!
Not only is Patty a great tutor but she is very proactive in trying to find ways to help my daughter be successful in all aspects of her studies. She is truly concerned about her students well being and goes above and beyond what any parent would expect!
Thank you Pam! I love working with your daughter and am so excited she is figuring out what direction she wants to go. You guys are great to work with!
Patty has provided excellent geometry instruction for my daughter. She is very accommodating and skilled at meeting her instructional needs. My daughter's understanding of geometry concepts and grades have shown a marked improvement!
Thank you Megan! I am glad she is feeling better about Geometry. I enjoy working with your daughter, she is so sweet and hardworking!
So glad to find a tutor who is patient and can explain things. Happy to have found Patty A on WyzAnt.
Thank you Kim, I'm glad you found me too! I enjoyed helping your daughter today, I love making math less "painful" for students.
Patty was great with my daughter and made sure she understood the subject matter. We are looking forward to working with Patty on a regular basis!!
Thank you Naderiah! I really enjoyed working with her too.
Patty is very personable and relates well with my middle school daughters. She is knowledgeable about her subject, passionate about teaching, and "gets" how to accommodate various learning styles. I have seen my daughters approach math in a different way, now. They no longer groan over doing their work, as Patty is doing a great job decoding the confusing language of their textbook and is making learning math fun! Highly recommend!
Thank you Rachel. I am so glad your girls are now enjoying math. I love seeing them "get it" and truly enjoy working with them, we have a good time learning!
We were having problems almost on a nightly basis with our fifth grader son. Then came Patty via WyzAnt. Patty is fantastic, very patient and knowledgeable. Her ability to explain our son's class/home work has been astounding. An added plus is her experience as a special-needs instructor. She is always on-time and very flexible. Gradually, there is an improvement in our son's grade and self-esteem. The nightly "match" are a thing of the past now!
Thank you Anne. I love working with your son, I enjoy seeing him conquer all the tasks he has each week, he is a great young man!
Patty has been tutoring my daughter for almost a month and I can see a gross improvement with my daughter's confidence in algebra. Patty is very thorough, making sure that all questions and misunderstandings are addressed quickly and efficiently in the valuable hour of tutoring. If there is time left over, Patty will work ahead to give a general picture of what my daughter can expect in the coming chapters. She also gives tips for easy understanding and shortcuts of the algebra material. It is a slow process, and there is no magic cure for "getting it," but Patty is very thorough. She is slowly chipping away at my daughter's fear of math.
Patty is very patient and willing to help any way that she can. She was helping with geometry but was open to helping with better study habits for my daughter who was beginning to struggle in US History.
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I have been a teacher for several years and have taught and tutored many students who where mainstreamed into my classroom. I worked closely with their IEP's and assigned teacher and often served as their mainstream teacher for IEP meetings. I also did my graduate work in Special Education and taught Special Education for 3 years. Additionally, I worked as the remedial math teacher for inner city middle school students with various disabilities. I also worked as an early intervention specialist and wrote the equivalent of an IEP except for the 0-3 population for 8 years. I am now homeschooling my own to children, one of whom is ADD and the other is ADHD/OCD and has anxiety and sensory issues. I have had extensive graduate work dealing with "other health impaired" students, which is what ADHD/ADD falls under. I have extensive knowledge of medications, treatments, side affects and the time windows of ADHD/ADD drugs. This significantly affects when a child is most likely to be successful doing homework and retaining new information. I understand an ADD/ADHD student's need for an ordered and predictable schedule as well as the need for notification when transitions will occur. All of these things help parents help their students when doing homework and tackling difficult tasks. Assisting students with organization of materials and their time is very important in working with these students. Examples of this include color-coding subjects, creating schedules, outlines, lists, and/or a homework assignment book to help the student keep organized. Allowing students opportunity for physical activity during learning sessions is helpful and teaching them self-monitoring strategies to help them focus. Additionally, how instructions are given are very important. One instruction should be given at a time, as multiple instructions are often difficult for the ADHD child to complete. All of these strategies need to be used while tutoring students as well as taught to the child and parent so they can help themselves when the tutor is not present.
As a math teacher, I have taught and tutored Algebra for several years. Algebra is a very important building block in mathematics and is used in most every other math course you will ever take. I use a variety of strategies, tricks to learn and remember this important material. I try to make it fun and memorable for my students. I have had many students tell me that they could understand my way of teaching and have many requested me for their future math classes. I promise I can make all those x's and y's make sense!
Algebra II is yet another building block leading up to advance math courses. It goes back to many of the concepts learned in Algebra I and expands each of them to another level. I have taught and tutored Algebra II from struggling students to honors level courses. I have assisted students in preparing for the EOC in NC and other tests in other states. I use a variety of techniques, including review of previous skills that they may be weak in, using manipulatives as well as finding creative ways to explain the problem they are struggling with.
As a math teacher, I have taught and tutored a variety of levels of Geometry, including remedial Geometry, regular Geometry and Honors Geometry. I have assisted many students in successfully passing the EOC in this course in NC as well as preparing them for their graduation exam in Indiana. I use a variety of strategies and tricks to learn and remember the material. I try to make it fun and memorable for my students. I have had many students tell me that they could understand my way of teaching and have many requested me for their future math classes.
As a math teacher, I have taught and tutored both Pre-Algebra and Algebra for several years. Algebra is a very important building block in mathematics and is used in most every other math course you will ever take. I use a variety of strategies and tricks to help students learn and remember this important material. Pre-Algebra assists students in preparing for this course and makes them more confident going into Algebra I. I try to make it fun and memorable for my students. I have had many students tell me that they could understand my way of teaching and have many requested me for their future math classes. I promise I can make all those x's and y's make sense!
In preparing for the SAT, I do several different things, including reviewing the best test-taking strategy for this test. I also do subject matter reviews, give problem-solving strategies and review problems that students omit or miss when taking practice tests. We will also work through some new problems together, so I can see how you would approach it and give tips and strategies to handle problems you are unsure of.
I have been a teacher for several years and have taught and tutored many students who were mainstreamed into my classroom. I worked closely with their IEP's and assigned teacher and often served as their mainstream teacher for IEP meetings. I also did my graduate work in Special Education and taught Special Education for 3 years and managed the cases of many special needs students. Additionally, I worked as the remedial math teacher for inner city middle school students with various disabilities. I also worked as an early intervention specialist and wrote the equivalent of an IEP except for the 0-3 population for 8 years. I am now homeschooling my own two children, one of whom is ADD and the other is ADHD/OCD and has anxiety disorder, sensory issues and a learning disability. I am very comfortable with children who need a different approach to learning. Many students need things taught to them differently and this is true in a classroom where no students have been identified as having special needs. I believe we all have disabilities in some area, whether it be reading maps, math, reading comprehension or some area that is not necessary to be successful in school, therefore it is unidentified. Everyone deserves to be taught in a way they can understand so they can enjoy learning.
As a teacher and tutor of both math and special education, teaching students study skills is very much a part of those jobs. This is a multi-faceted need and requires a multi-faceted approach. Organization is the first component. Teaching students how to organize their assignments, papers, materials and time is a priority. Teaching communication skills and questioning skills make sure they can give and get the information needed to complete assignments. Reading and skimming skills are also part of the equation. I also teach internet and research skills to help students collect all the needed information. Also important is note-taking skills and creating study materials. I look at the students needs and the type of class we are looking at to capture critical information. I have taught the Cornell method and variations of it. I also teach them how to create study materials like note cards and how to use Quizlett. We also look at test-taking skills like answer elimination, trial and error, and I require students to read the question twice, then underline or highlight the question. They are to go back and reread the question before selecting their final answer. I also teach them how to keep up with their progress and grades. All these components, as well an individual recognition of other issues for each student, is vital.