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Pat

Hello, hello!

Is math making you crazy? Or maybe you are struggling and you wish that math made more sense? Do you need that extra boost to improve standardized test scores for college applications?

Help is on the way!

What if I told you that you could work with a tutor who was a TV teacher with a show dedicated to answering math homework questions, has been teaching students for 37 years, puts math concepts to music to help students understand and never met a math problem that she didn't like?

Look no further!

My career has taken me to the Midwest and the South with experience in both public and private schools. In addition, I have been a consultant providing professional development seminars along the East Coast.

I specialize in 'no stress' tutoring. My focus is on middle school and high school math as well as test prep (SAT and ACT). I am delighted to see how I can help.


You will complete each session with a smile on your face!!










How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Build on successes while incrementally increasing the level of difficulty of the problems.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Positive, upbeat sessions help students stay motivated.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

It is not the strategies that matter as much as the connection with the student.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I make sure they know that I am excited myself.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I ask the student to pretend that they are explaining the concept to a younger child or to me.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I offer praise while increasing the level of difficulty of the questions.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

If a student has materials from class, I use those first. Next, I will use materials provided by our website.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I start by reviewing a prerequisite skill.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate by watching how they approaches solving problems; usually from homework or from SAT/ACT practice sets.