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Patrick O.

Effective, Motivating, Responsive Tutor!

Effective, Motivating, Responsive Tutor!

$60/hour

  • 843 hours tutoring

About Patrick


Bio

The reason I love working as a tutor is because I have had phenomenal experiences with my tutors in the past. I know the feeling of having a topic be crystal clear after working with a challenging, motivational tutor. I have been a full-time science and math tutor for seven years, and have experience with students ranging from ages 14-45. Topics such as biology, anatomy, or genetics can be very dense at first, and I understand the value of being able to explain concepts in multiple ways from...

The reason I love working as a tutor is because I have had phenomenal experiences with my tutors in the past. I know the feeling of having a topic be crystal clear after working with a challenging, motivational tutor. I have been a full-time science and math tutor for seven years, and have experience with students ranging from ages 14-45. Topics such as biology, anatomy, or genetics can be very dense at first, and I understand the value of being able to explain concepts in multiple ways from different angles. I make every lesson personalized, and I always look for feedback on how my teaching can be improved, but also what I am doing well and should continue.

Science is fun! Almost like an onion, different science topics can always be unwrapped in more and more detail. Over my five years of tutoring experience, I have developed a sense of how deep to dive on a particular topic in order to help a student best understand the concepts. Sometimes delving more deeply into a topic is just what a student needs to understand and succeed.

I love to teach, and I am motivated by the successes and improvements of my students. I am willing to meet in any convenient location, and would love to help you succeed!


Education

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: *Negotiable rate!* 10% discount to active duty and veterans.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/4/2016

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Subjects

Art

Photography

Photography

I have worked as a professional photographer in portrait and sports photography for four years. I primarily contract with climbing companies and mountain bike companies to shoot on-premise action and candid. I work with students to understand the fundamentals of shooting in fast-paced environments and make on-the-fly adjustments to focal length, aperture, lens, and more.

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I started working professionally in public speaking as a debate coach, and have since branched into speech and debate coaching at the collegiate level. I work with students to perfect both the presentation and delivery aspect of public speaking. With a good tutor, it doesn't have to be scary!
GRE

Computer

Photography

Photography

I have worked as a professional photographer in portrait and sports photography for four years. I primarily contract with climbing companies and mountain bike companies to shoot on-premise action and candid. I work with students to understand the fundamentals of shooting in fast-paced environments and make on-the-fly adjustments to focal length, aperture, lens, and more.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

A qualified, competent proofreader will make the difference in your college essay, paper, or thesis. I proofread papers for language use, syntax, grammar, punctuation, and word choice. For topics that I'm familiar with, I also help to analyze argumentation, flow, and overall structure.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I started working professionally in public speaking as a debate coach, and have since branched into speech and debate coaching at the collegiate level. I work with students to perfect both the presentation and delivery aspect of public speaking. With a good tutor, it doesn't have to be scary!

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

A qualified, competent proofreader will make the difference in your college essay, paper, or thesis. I proofread papers for language use, syntax, grammar, punctuation, and word choice. For topics that I'm familiar with, I also help to analyze argumentation, flow, and overall structure.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I started working professionally in public speaking as a debate coach, and have since branched into speech and debate coaching at the collegiate level. I work with students to perfect both the presentation and delivery aspect of public speaking. With a good tutor, it doesn't have to be scary!
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

History

American History, Geography

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

My educational and professional background are rooted in biology. I hold my bachelors degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, and have been working with high school, college, and graduate students in biology for over eight years. I have the knowledge to provide context in the topics that you or your student are learning, which is essential to having the well-rounded biological knowledge that will lead to success!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started working with chemistry students 8 years ago, and have since taught hundreds of students. Chemistry is a difficult subject to grasp because every concept is so inter-related. I work with students to understand the fundamental concepts so that further concepts come easier!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. I focus my SAT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. 60 questions in 60 minutes is a lot! I focus my ACT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. I focus my SAT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

My educational and professional background are rooted in biology. I hold my bachelors degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, and have been working with high school, college, and graduate students in biology for over eight years. I have the knowledge to provide context in the topics that you or your student are learning, which is essential to having the well-rounded biological knowledge that will lead to success!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started working with chemistry students 8 years ago, and have since taught hundreds of students. Chemistry is a difficult subject to grasp because every concept is so inter-related. I work with students to understand the fundamental concepts so that further concepts come easier!
Algebra 1, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Geography

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

The ACT science portion is often times the most difficult for students. The section is very fast (40 questions, 35 minutes) and is divided into three sections: data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints. Often times previous science knowledge is not an indicator of ACT science success, because the portion is about scientific reading and reasoning, not base scientific knowledge. I specialize in communicating science research and writing to the public, and I understand how difficult reading studies and interpreting figures can be. I teach students how to quickly and efficiently interpret data, and how to understand which portions of a passage are useful.
Anatomy,

Anatomy

I'm had the pleasure of serving as an undergraduate TA for intermediate physiology courses as well as a graduate TA for introductory graduate-level anatomy courses. I think understanding both the student side and the teaching side is an essential part of a qualified A&P tutor.
Biology,

Biology

My educational and professional background are rooted in biology. I hold my bachelors degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, and have been working with high school, college, and graduate students in biology for over eight years. I have the knowledge to provide context in the topics that you or your student are learning, which is essential to having the well-rounded biological knowledge that will lead to success!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started working with chemistry students 8 years ago, and have since taught hundreds of students. Chemistry is a difficult subject to grasp because every concept is so inter-related. I work with students to understand the fundamental concepts so that further concepts come easier!
Genetics,

Genetics

I hold my B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Genetics is hard! The topics seem to fluidly move between conceptual and physical, all while moving between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, humans and other animals, and multicellular and single-celled. I can help you to understand these concepts clearly and efficiently. Whether you're studying bacterial genetics, linkage, meiosis, or a host of other topics, I can help you to succeed.
Physical Science, Physics, Physiology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

My educational and professional background are rooted in biology. I hold my bachelors degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, and have been working with high school, college, and graduate students in biology for over eight years. I have the knowledge to provide context in the topics that you or your student are learning, which is essential to having the well-rounded biological knowledge that will lead to success!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I started working with chemistry students 8 years ago, and have since taught hundreds of students. Chemistry is a difficult subject to grasp because every concept is so inter-related. I work with students to understand the fundamental concepts so that further concepts come easier!
GED,

GED

There are many reasons that a student chooses to sit for the GED exam. One common theme is that you want to pass the test and continue your development! I have an efficient, structured, and effective GED program that guide you to a successful GED experience.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. I focus my SAT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Physics, Writing

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

Math: The math test was overhauled in 2016 and now more closely resembles courses that students will take during their freshman year. There are three large sections: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS), Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF), and Arithmetic. I have been working with math students through calculus for over eight years, and we will cover each of the three sections during the duration of our test preparation. Writing: The writing test asks students to efficiently, intelligently, and correctly edit multiparagraph text. The test is comprised of two large sections. First, is the 'Expression of Ideas' which asks students to better develop and organize a piece of text. Secondly is the 'Standard English Conventions' which covers the basics of English grammar. As a published academic author and copywriter, I have the experience to work with students in BOTH sections - they are equally important. Reading: The main goal of the Accuplacer Reading test is to test students' ability to derive meaning from text. This applies to words and phrases in both short and extended contexts. I help students to not just memorize patterns and vocab, but to actually develop a suite of strategies to attack each question in a manner that is personalized to them.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. 60 questions in 60 minutes is a lot! I focus my ACT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

The ACT science portion is often times the most difficult for students. The section is very fast (40 questions, 35 minutes) and is divided into three sections: data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints. Often times previous science knowledge is not an indicator of ACT science success, because the portion is about scientific reading and reasoning, not base scientific knowledge. I specialize in communicating science research and writing to the public, and I understand how difficult reading studies and interpreting figures can be. I teach students how to quickly and efficiently interpret data, and how to understand which portions of a passage are useful.
GED,

GED

There are many reasons that a student chooses to sit for the GED exam. One common theme is that you want to pass the test and continue your development! I have an efficient, structured, and effective GED program that guide you to a successful GED experience.
MCAT,

MCAT

The MCAT is a beast of a test; it requires an experienced, knowledgeable tutor to navigate the sheer variety and complexity of topics covered. I focus on the specific test-strategy and scientific literacy skills required to succeed on the MCAT. We are able to accomplish this through a mix of targeted practice problems, passage analysis skills, and inter-topic literacy. I have experience teaching and communicating each of the sciences tested - biology, chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and math. I would love to help you be ready to crush your MCAT come test day!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT math section is a fast paced, stimulating section of the test. I focus my SAT Math lessons on two things: 1) Focusing on understanding problems on the page, and the steps to successfully answering each one. 2) Building or rebuilding the underlying skills that students need to answer more complex problems that draw on several content areas. Through both of these focuses my students score better, learn more, and are able to build upon these math skills for further learning.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Patrick has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Mcat tutor!

Patrick O. is a really good tutor. He helped me understand mcat concepts, and showed me examples to visualize the material.

Yaacov, 2 lessons with Patrick

great tutor

he was able to help me with a ton of cell bio. I was super happy to meet him and he explains things very well. I am going to try and work through much more of this class with him.

Josh, 1 lesson with Patrick

Excellent And Knowledgable tutor

Patrick is a great, clear, patient and excellent tutor. He has done a phenomenal job helping my son with ACT and AP Physics. His sessions are really worth and does a wonderful job explaining concepts.He also provides flexible scheduling options. I highly recommend Patrick and glad we found him. Thanks Patrick!

Srividya, 12 lessons with Patrick

Really nice and helpful

Very calm when explaining. Even if you don't understand he finds different ways to explain it. Will make sure you understand the concept and answers all questions.

Fateemaa, 3 lessons with Patrick

ACT Science

He teaches ACT Science to my daughter who will be appearing for the test soon. He knows exactly where the kid is struggling and helps improve those areas. He explains things very well.

Namrata, 11 lessons with Patrick

Best tutor

Patrick is helpful in pinpointing where you need work, making complicated questions doable. He is highly organized in his logical tutoring approach! He provides logic with difficult areas, this helps me absorb techniques and make sense of new skill sets. I would recommend his expertise to friendzzz!

Skyler, 2 lessons with Patrick

Great and enthusiastic

Patrick was extremely helpful, clearly cared about my learning, and helped greatly! He was pleasant and clear and answered all of my question to the best of his ability, even when the questions were flawed. Highly recommend!

Cole, 1 lesson with Patrick

MCAT

Patrick is a wonderful tutor. He does a great job accommodating to my schedule. Patrick explains material thoroughly but in a way that is simple to understand. Overall, he is helping me a lot in my MCAT preparation.

Snehal, 4 lessons with Patrick

Very knowledgeable

Patrick taught high school honors Chemistry. He is very knowledgeable in the subject and made sure my son understood the topic before moving on to next one. He breaks complex concepts in to simpler terms. He is friendly and easy to work with.

Venkata, 9 lessons with Patrick
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$60/hour

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Patrick O.

$60/hour

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Response time: 43 minutes