She is very well prepared for the lesson and she has been on time. She is very personable and patient. She speaks clearly so that I can understand her better.
Miae K. from Olympia, WA
"Elementary School Tutor "
In the younger grades, reading instruction is focused on sounding out words, building vocabulary, and developing fluency and expression. Comprehension is enhanced through pictures.
As readers become more efficient in these skills, there is more focus on comprehension and literacy elements such as main idea, inference, and drawing conclusions.
In the upper grades, vocabulary and text analysis is more complex.
Whatever the age of the student, developing a life-long love of the written word is the goal. ... More
"Ted's Tutoring-specializing in high school math and science."
I have expertise in a variety of subjects, particularly in math and science. I have completed math up to the second semester of college calculus, biology and chemistry. In high school I worked as a tutor for students struggling with math, so I am experienced at one-on-one instruction.
In high school I did very well in most subjects, and I am happy to help with any math up to calculus, any high school science, Spanish, English, and social studies. After graduation I attended Duke University... ... More
My current major is in film studies at The Evergreen State College, specifically focusing on the career goal of being a screenwriter for television shows and movies. My whole life, friends and strangers alike have come to me for writing and editing assistance and, because of this experience, I feel that I am highly qualified to tutor your child.
I have taken Honors English and two years of College Prep. English in high school, passed the SATs, and was awarded with the "Student of the Year... ... More
"Special Needs Students"
Reading programs are generally designed using content area reading in both science and social studies. Reading selections are developmentally sequential with schema and conceptual hierarchies that build on previous lessons. Reading strategies include identifying the main idea, recognizing details, cause and effect relationships, and drawing conclusions. Summarizing skills are developed through using visual memory to recall sequential material, and key concepts. This is implemented by exercises that focus on decoding and encoding that are developed at the same time.
Lessons also involve readin ... More
"College Student specializing in Japanese and Art home for Summer."
I am a 21 year old Liberal Arts student that is currently attending Willamette University in Salem Oregon. My specialties are Japanese and Art. I have currently taken 8 years of Japanese Language courses and have traveled abroad to Japan in the past. I specialize in drawing and digital painting as I have been drawing all of my life. I have also been taking courses in college as well as a specialized course in high school. I also have experience in childcare having been a counselor in training... ... More
I found Patrick to be very knowledgeable and patient when teaching me the fundamentals of my Nikon digital camera and in discussing the program, Lightroom. I would highly recommend him as a tutor!
Linda D. from Lakewood, WA
"Patrick D.: Photography, Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom"
I teach the basics of Adobe Photoshop, both full-version and Photoshop Elements. This includes the interface and how it works; the Tools, Menus, and Filters; the different panels, such as History, Actions and and especially the Layers Panel. I can explain Layers and how they work, as well as Masks. I have a good knowledge of the Text tool, Cutting and Pasting (collaging), and graphic design options Photoshop offers. I can answer your questions about Camera Raw and its use.
I also teach how to use Photoshop Lightroom and its modules: The Library for sorting and ranking; Develop for editing; Sl ... More