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Patrick T.

Hamden, CT

$55/hr

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Test Prep Tutor, Spanish spoken

Background check passed as of 9/30/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Test Prep Tutor, Spanish spoken

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I started tutoring in high school when my cousin, who is like a brother to me, was struggling to pass Algebra II and, thus, was at risk of not graduating. In college I began volunteering with students in inner city schools in urban Los Angeles. This was a great challenge because the students do not get a great amount of attention from instructors, which was not the case with my previous students. Furthermore, although the students spoke English well, I often had to discuss their aptitude, strengths, weaknesses, following up, and other information in Spanish with the parents. I learned a great deal about our education system and its inequality during those sessions. I learned that every student is different, and I learned several methods by which to attack their weaknesses and promote confidence in their abilities.

Later, after transferring to North Carolina, I began more formal education training and continued tutoring. Again, I saw students with different backgrounds and varying abilities. I taught as a student teacher at Riverside High School in Durham, NC. My class was full of seniors, only a few years younger than I, who needed to pass the class to graduate. The experience was very fulfilling and enlightening. During that time I also tutored advanced students at another high school who were within weeks of taking the SAT and applying to college.

Throughout my college career I have informally tutored many colleagues in math, science, logic, MCAT prep, and geography. My tutoring has often produced success in those subjects.
Until now, I have never been compensated for my tutoring; I have done it simply because I enjoy it. I love the feeling that I can help someone succeed, and I am good at it. I can talk to anyone and I can help anyone.

Testimonials

"Best tutor out there!"

- Henry, San Diego, CA on 10/30/12

"Great Tutor"

- Mariam, New Haven, CT on 12/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Wendy, San Diego, CA on 6/10/14

"Flexible and patient"

- Laura, San Diego, CA on 4/17/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Jan, La Jolla, CA on 2/10/14

"Amazing tutor!"

- Isabel, La Jolla, CA on 12/19/13

"Great help! Very knowledgeable."

- Brooks, San Diego, CA on 9/18/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jeff, San Diego, CA on 5/19/13

"Really Ensures Student Understands Material"

- Art, San Diego, CA on 1/30/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Cameron, San Diego, CA on 1/28/13

"Great and knowledgeable "

- Jenny, San Diego, CA on 11/28/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
Grammar
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, MCAT, SAT Math,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Logic

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in theoretical mathematics, which uses logic as its backbone. As a result, I took several courses in logic as part of my degree and had to be extremely fluent in its content (both theory and syntax) to complete my degree. Finally, I have tutored in the subject many times. The subject is second nature to me, applicable many times in real life, and I bring this attitude to my sessions with students.

SAT Math

The SAT Math section has some straightforward multiple choice problems and some free response problems that need to be bubbled in. However, it also has word problems that can be tricky to translate into mathematical language. I have found that these are the most difficult to improve upon. Luckily, they are my specialty. I am an expert at seeing these kinds of problems from many different angles, and my students have benefited greatly.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Best tutor out there! — I Really do think Patrick is the best Tutor out there. He is extremely knowledgeable and makes math interesting for me. Patrick is kind, patient, and I really like working with him. He explains math to me in a way that is easy to understand and in a way that I can remember it. Every session we get a lot accomplished and lay down the foundation for the next lesson. Patrick always comes on time and ...

— Henry, San Diego, CA on 10/30/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 18 miles of Hamden, CT 06518.


About Patrick

I started tutoring in high school when my cousin, who is like a brother to me, was struggling to pass Algebra II and, thus, was at risk of not graduating. In college I began volunteering with students in inner city schools in urban Los Angeles. This was a great challenge because the students do not get a great amount of attention from instructors, which was not the case with my previous students. Furthermore, although the students spoke English well, I often had to discuss their aptitude, strengths, weaknesses, following up, and other information in Spanish with the parents. I learned a great deal about our education system and its inequality during those sessions. I learned that every student is different, and I learned several methods by which to attack their weaknesses and promote confidence in their abilities.

Later, after transferring to North Carolina, I began more formal education training and continued tutoring. Again, I saw students with different backgrounds and varying abilities. I taught as a student teacher at Riverside High School in Durham, NC. My class was full of seniors, only a few years younger than I, who needed to pass the class to graduate. The experience was very fulfilling and enlightening. During that time I also tutored advanced students at another high school who were within weeks of taking the SAT and applying to college.

Throughout my college career I have informally tutored many colleagues in math, science, logic, MCAT prep, and geography. My tutoring has often produced success in those subjects.
Until now, I have never been compensated for my tutoring; I have done it simply because I enjoy it. I love the feeling that I can help someone succeed, and I am good at it. I can talk to anyone and I can help anyone.

Testimonials

"Best tutor out there!"

- Henry, San Diego, CA on 10/30/12

"Great Tutor"

- Mariam, New Haven, CT on 12/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Wendy, San Diego, CA on 6/10/14

"Flexible and patient"

- Laura, San Diego, CA on 4/17/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Jan, La Jolla, CA on 2/10/14

"Amazing tutor!"

- Isabel, La Jolla, CA on 12/19/13

"Great help! Very knowledgeable."

- Brooks, San Diego, CA on 9/18/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jeff, San Diego, CA on 5/19/13

"Really Ensures Student Understands Material"

- Art, San Diego, CA on 1/30/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Cameron, San Diego, CA on 1/28/13

"Great and knowledgeable "

- Jenny, San Diego, CA on 11/28/12
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Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Hamden, CT 06518

Patrick’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
Grammar
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, MCAT, SAT Math,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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