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Solterra Way Cottage School
Supporting in-person and online learning
Learning About Hundreds
Moveable Alphabet for Writing and Spelling
Customized, Montessori-based instruction for your child or pod,
Reading, writing, handwriting, math, grammar, vocabulary, poetics, academic knowledge,
Challenge and acceleration,
English for speakers of other languages.
Better understand and plan for your child's learning needs.
Learn from anywhere on Outschool.
Learn to Invest
Novice investors new to the stock market,
Beginner-friendly strategies for novice options traders,
For teens and adults.
Current Online Offerings
Seeing your child produce their first signs is every bit as magical as hearing their first words. Let's start this journey together. For parents, or anyone who loves a Deaf or hard of hearing child. Sign up at Fiverr.
Everyone needs to know how to say thank you, whether in writing or in person. I'll help your child learn how to say thank you and show that they mean it! 45-minute class at Outschool, for ages 7-12.
Have you ever done something you wish you had not done? You can't change what happened, but you can try to make amends. It's not too hard if you know what to say! 45-minute class at Outschool for ages 7-12.
Head of School
With more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as an educator and school administrator, I am prepared to address your child's unique learning needs.
I hold a BA in Spanish and Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MA in Linguistics from Gallaudet University. I am certified by the American Montessori Society and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and hold teaching certifications from the NC Department of Public Instruction in 7 areas, including licenses to teach children with disabilities and those who are academically gifted. I speak English and Spanish and am fluent in American Sign Language.
For information about Solterra Way Cottage School partners and employees, and those who live and work in our home, click below. I look forward to investing in your child's academic success.
Patricia quickly and accurately assessed Noah’s learning strengths and weaknesses/gaps beyond what two previous major psycho-educational testing reports had found...
Patricia constantly let Noah know that she completely believed in him and was there to help him be successful. She attended to Noah’s academic, cognitive, and emotional needs with endless patience and positivity...
My first grader was bored with math and seeking more challenging problems to solve and Patricia developed engaging enrichment lessons that helped him pursue his love of math.
One aspect of Patricia's approach to tutoring that sets her apart is that she really gets that how a child thinks provides important information about what might be preventing learning... I greatly appreciated Patricia's focus on needing to hear my daughter think out loud before she could make an accurate assessment.
(Patricia) was the first to identify a learning challenge faced by one of my sons that was later diagnosed and treated. If not for her, it likely would have taken several more years before it was identified by the schools.
I learned a lot about the stock market and what dividends and mutual funds are.
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