Bridge with Patty – Testimonials
I am a grateful student of Patty Tucker, having taken paid group lessons, am attending her Thursday morning lessons, and I am always asking her questions. Patty’s objective in her teaching is to accommodate the needs of her students by asking what bridge skills we need to learn or what problems we have encountered at the bridge table. I did not understand Western Cue – Bid which she taught, and I now understand. Her teaching procedure for these skills, in her well-organized lessons, is to write many examples on the board while giving explanations of how and why. This is done in a slow pace for our understanding with opportunity for questions. I thank Patty Tucker for the talented gifts she has given to me; her well-prepared lessons, her personal warmth, her patience, her time for answering my questions, and fostering in me a desire to keep learning during my bridge journey.
I have always enjoyed Patty’s lectures and example hands. She is so knowledgeable that she can design examples on the spur of the moment that are good fits to the principle or convention of the day. I taught for 32 years and I marvel at the conciseness and fluidity of Patty’s lessons, which are rarely beyond the level of her audience. Patty is the “Queen” of Atlanta bridge.
I have been taking monthly bridge lessons with a group of friends conducted by Patty Tucker for two years. I am extremely satisfied with the lessons and total experience. Patty offers a fun, flexible, low-key, extremely educational lesson with highly professional service. She has immense knowledge and skill coupled with an easy and adaptable style that enables her to mesh well with any group and provide very informative instruction. I unconditionally and enthusiastically recommend Patty. We all now think of Patty as not only a wonderful teacher and leader but as a good friend and a vital member of our group.
I was thrilled when Patty decided to publish in-depth books on bridge conventions. For years I promised myself that I was going to organize my bridge notes into a notebook for easy reference. Instead, I kept filling up drawer space with bridge information that was as unorganized as my old photos that still aren’t in photo books. Now I can quickly reference each subject. Every time I got into trouble bidding I would email the hand to Patty to figure out what I did wrong. Not anymore. Since buying an entire set of “Your Bridge to Conventions” I like to do my own trouble shooting and it’s working! I like the size of the “Your Bridge to Convention” books. I can put one into my purse to study when I have spare time. “Your Bridge to Convention” books are the next best thing to having Patty in the room with you.
Patty is one of those gifted people who can teach anything to anyone! I love her bridge lessons. She is knowledgeable, prepared, humorous, and patient. After my first course, I was hooked on her classes and always look forward to improving my game. She is a treasure.
Bridge is something I do just for me, and Patty makes the journey so easy and fun!