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I have many years of experience teaching students of different ages and ability levels. I have taught everything from singing to learning how to read to high school basic math. A long time ago in a land far away, I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance. I then went to the Northeast Montessori Institute to train as a Montessori teacher for 3 to 6 year olds. I worked in a Montessori School for 3 years before moving to Saint Louis where I volunteered as a literacy tutor for adults who hadn't learned to read. I then became an Adult Basic Education teacher where I taught teens and adults of all ability levels who were non-high school graduates everything they needed to learn to pass the GED test. In my final year teaching GED classes, I won the student-nominated "Ring of Excellence" award. During this time, I also had jobs teaching music and voice lessons to children and adults through a few different schools.

I have been homeschooling my own children and teaching their peers in our homeschool co-op for the past 11 years. Both of my children have learning challenges, so I have had to be constantly creative in how I teach them. If one approach doesn't work, I look for something new and try again. Seeing that "ah-ha" on any student's face when they finally understand a topic is such a great feeling as a teacher. I particularly like teaching writing skills.

In my spare time I love to read, knit, and garden. I hope to work with you soon!

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Patty’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Performance


I love to sing, knit, read and work in my garden.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies





Test Prep

Vocal Training


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