Patricia's Language Toolkit During my free time, I enjoy watching British programs (especially mystery shows), learning about and traveling to to other countries, and even visiting local Florida tourist areas. I enjoy our West coast beaches, having cookouts and going on picnics. I really enjoy spending time with all of my grandchildren. Also, whether I'm at home, driving in my Jeep, or sitting in Starbucks, I appreciate great music:! My favorites music genres are pop, jazz, contemporary ... [more]
I've tutored younger children in the past, specifically, kindergarten through 3-4th grade. I helped with their reading skills and reading comprehension.
I graduated with my BA (Technical Writing) from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg and received my graduate degree (Applied Linguistics) from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
I teach ESL or ESOL to adult learners of English at community colleges. I teach Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Pronunciation and Grammar skills. I give each adult learner a Needs Analysis to fill out and, afterward, I determine what level of English learner you are as we progress along. Each lesson I teach is from a ESOL textbook. You can look up the specific publisher online to confirm my teaching materials.
Summer 2014, I taught a high school student from Peru TOEFL to prepare for this upcoming course in school and test at the end of his senior year.
I have worked with a high school student to assist him with his TOEFL Reading prior to going back to finish his senior year in Peru. He is now registered as a 1st year student in an American university. I have taught TESOL Reading to young adults using National Geographic curriculum for 2 semesters in a community college.