Patti Severance

Patti S.

Boca Raton, FL

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About

Patti delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1972

Learning can always be fun. Using all your senses makes learning easier, so we will incorporate all of our visual, auditory and feeling senses. Movement and rhythm help in learning and storing new information, and doing activities to engage both sides of our brain are fun and productive.
I've been a teacher for many years, love to teach, and love to help students feel confident and positive. There's always a place where you are successful. We'll start there and expand your understanding and knowledge. My goal is to inspire you to experience greater learning than you even believed you could do.
I have a Master's degree, have taught in both public and private schools, worked with home schoolers and done lots of private tutoring. I feel stronger in arts and humanities, but love basic math as well. I just finished writing my first book, play the piano and love to be outside.

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Experience

Teacher/Tutor
Aug 1969 - Jun 2015
Various public and private companies

I began working in the public schools in 1969 and then got my MA to have more flexibility. I've worked in public and private schools, hospitals, home school and home school programs and private tutoring.
I'm more at home in the arts and humanities but also enjoy basic math and algebra.
Private tutoring is my "first love" as it allows me to connect more clearly with my students and give fuller attention, support, and inspiration! I've been doing private tutoring since 2006.

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Education

MA in Education
Aug 1970 - Jun 1972
University of North Carolina

Awards

Most Outstanding Graduate Student, 1972
Jun 1972
University of North Carolina

4 Reviews

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marisa C. Apr 23, 2016
Piano · In home

I took me eleven year old daughter for her first lesson and she loved Patti. Patti was very excited to teach her too. My daughter is not the average beginner she teaches herself several instruments. So Patti let her show her what she knows to see where she needs to start with her. I really liked this approach because my daughter won't lose interest with things she already knows. I think that Patti will be able to take her very quickly to the next level. We are all excited. Patti has great energy! !

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Keylina Mar 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

Patti is very kind, has a lot of patience, and has made me excited to learn piano! I look forward to my lessons

Keylina Mar 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

Patti is very kind, has a lot of patience, and she made me excited to learn piano. I look forward to my lessons :)

Alana L. Jan 9, 2016
Piano · In studio

Patti did a great job for Alana's first lesson...Alana already describes her as a "gentle and great teacher." She feels inspired to practice and learn piano after her first lesson.

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