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Patty K.

Winning Writing Skills

Winning Writing Skills

$40/hour

  • 267 hours tutoring

  • Knoxville, TN 37920


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Bio

With over twenty years experience as a writer and educator, I bring both passion and practicality to my students. Writing is both art and skill. I give my students both critical thinking skills, as well as, a clear perspective on artistic expression. As the adage suggests, "The pen is mightier than the sword."

With an MA and BA in English from Xavier University, I have taught English on both the college and secondary levels. My master's thesis focused on How to Teach Writing. My passion...

With over twenty years experience as a writer and educator, I bring both passion and practicality to my students. Writing is both art and skill. I give my students both critical thinking skills, as well as, a clear perspective on artistic expression. As the adage suggests, "The pen is mightier than the sword."

With an MA and BA in English from Xavier University, I have taught English on both the college and secondary levels. My master's thesis focused on How to Teach Writing. My passion is to provide students with an excellent writing foundation.

Wherever life leads, excellent writing skills will help along the way! Whether a student desires to write impressive tweets, learn how to analyze literature or write a better sales proposal, I can help them to reach their respective goal.

For the past five years, I have tutored both college and high school students. In addition, each year I assist nearly twenty self-publishing authors in the preparation of their manuscripts for publication.

As I writer, I have co-authored a best-seller, written nationally broadcast radio shows, as well as, written speeches and news articles for corporate executives. Whether students need to perfect grammar, hone their writing skills or refine their critical thinking skills, I can help.


Education

Saint Xavier University
English
Saint Xavier University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Knoxville, TN 37920
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/24/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

I provide publishing services to publishing houses and self-publishers. I use In-Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator to provide both cover designs and the interior layout of books. I have been providing this service for over 15 years. I use all Adobe products and submit finished designs to both Lightning Source, as well as CreateSpace. In addition, I worked for many major corporations providing both writing and design services. I have won awards of excellence for both writing and design in four industry sectors. Sincerely, Patty King

Computer

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

I provide publishing services to publishing houses and self-publishers. I use In-Design, Photoshop, and Illustrator to provide both cover designs and the interior layout of books. I have been providing this service for over 15 years. I use all Adobe products and submit finished designs to both Lightning Source, as well as CreateSpace. In addition, I worked for many major corporations providing both writing and design services. I have won awards of excellence for both writing and design in four industry sectors. Sincerely, Patty King

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited/proofread everything from advertisements to textbooks. I am accurate and quick.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have over 10 years experience as a High School and College English teacher. I have over 20 years experience as a professional writer. I have over 10 years experience working with self-publishing authors and publishers.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited/proofread everything from advertisements to textbooks. I am accurate and quick.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition at colleges. I have served as Director of Communications for four industry sectors. I have over 40 years experience writing ads, marketing materials, speeches, and radio shows.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have over 10 years experience as a High School and College English teacher. I have over 20 years experience as a professional writer. I have over 10 years experience working with self-publishing authors and publishers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition at colleges. I have served as Director of Communications for four industry sectors. I have over 40 years experience writing ads, marketing materials, speeches, and radio shows.
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

TOEFL

Most Popular

English,

English

I have over 10 years experience as a High School and College English teacher. I have over 20 years experience as a professional writer. I have over 10 years experience working with self-publishing authors and publishers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition at colleges. I have served as Director of Communications for four industry sectors. I have over 40 years experience writing ads, marketing materials, speeches, and radio shows.
Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 20 years, I have tutored students in helping them acquire improved study habits. I am a certified reading specialist, in addition to serving as a teacher in secondary school and an instructor at junior colleges. I have helped students improve study skills by employing the following methodology. IMPROVE STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION 1. I work with reading skills to help students learn how to glean the central thoughts quickly. This is accomplished through methods. I use Eye-Q which trains the eye to grasp main thoughts while reading. I teach students to outline main ideas as they read. HELP STUDENTS INCREASE READING SPEED Eye Q is also helpful by using eye exercises to scan paragraphs to capture central concepts. Short passages are presented and the student's reading speed is tracked. Questions are asked following the reading to be sure comprehension was not compromised to build speed. This is critical to help students use their time more efficiently Increase Students Critical Thinking Skills I help students develop deductive reasoning ability. I accomplish this by presenting short excerpts from literature which provide clues to character development, theme or plot. I then ask questions which are not directly told but can be inferred from the passage. This helps them to learn to read beyond the literal level and see how informed opinions and decisions are made. I also use a free computer program available on-line to develop cognitive ability to expand thinking and reasoning skills. TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS I teach students to become much more aware of how they use their time. I present a planner and show them how to take their class syllabi and break down each of their classes requirements and turn them into daily goals they can reach. This helps them to focus time and be aware of how long it takes them to accomplish specific tasks. By reaching daily goals, students gain confidence and begin to become more successful and take a more active role in their education. NOTE TAKING SKILLS Many students do not know how to take notes during lectures. I teach them to stay ahead of the professor, have the chapter that is being presented outlined using only a half of an 8.5 sheet of paper. As the teacher teaches on parts of the chapter, they place the teachers notes along side the outline that speaks on the same subject. Most often what the teacher emphasizes is what is tested. Any area that is considered important in the textbook and by the teacher is most definitely going to be tested. This process reinforces learning, helps students to remember better because of the repetition and keeps them focused during class.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition at colleges. I have served as Director of Communications for four industry sectors. I have over 40 years experience writing ads, marketing materials, speeches, and radio shows.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (121 ratings)
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4 star
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Reviews

Patty is Great

Patty is a great teacher. She takes time and explains well. She is very nice and makes you feel comfortable asking questions.

Angela, 6 lessons with Patty

passionate, dedicated, trustworthy excellent tutor!

Patty's knowledge and experience allows her to quickly focus in on the clients issues and she develops a plan to improve. Her review of each session with my children has been excellent. She is very dedicated and passionate about teaching, learning and growing. I feel very fortunate to have her tutoring my children this summer!

Gretchen, 10 lessons with Patty

Patty is an excellent tutor. She is knowledgeable, patient, and always prepared.

Patty has been teaching me critical reading. She is knowledgeable, patient, and always prepared. She has helped me accomplish SAT critical reading section.

Susan, 3 lessons with Patty

Very Pleased with the Great Service

Patty has been working with my son now for six weeks, his confidence in grammar has increased. The relationship they have has made him feel at ease to really understand and ask the questions that he may not have asked in class. Thank you Patty!

Sean, 14 lessons with Patty

Best fit for my learning needs

English is not my native tongue and writing papers has been a problem for me. I have had a tutor from UT (a professor) and the tutor was not a good fit for me. I found Patty from WyzAnt and she is the best match for me. Patty has been writing for a long time and she is logical and structural with her teaching. She is very organized, flexible, and knows how to deliver the material. I highly recommend her!!!

Sara, 21 lessons with Patty

Amazing help with graduate school essays!!

I would highly recommend Patty. She was both efficient and amazing!! So glad I found her to help me with my graduate school essays.

Sadonya, 2 lessons with Patty

Patty Saved our Son's Life!

Our son's tutor, Patty has made a HUGE difference in his academics and life. Formerly, our son was failing in a lot of his classes, was unmotivated and unwilling to get his work done. Since Patty has been tutoring him, his grades have radically improved. It's almost as if it's a different boy! Patty not only makes sure that he gets his work done but also encourages him to do better, teaches him life skills and even communicates with his teachers. Patty has been such a blessing to our son and our family and we are so grateful. Can we give 10 stars? Very happy mom in Houston TX

Adrian, 56 lessons with Patty

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