High Altitude, High Achievement
High Altitude, High Achievement
"The Best Tutor"
Leslie, 8 lessons with Patrick
Response time: 5 hours
I'm a lifelong learner who enjoys sharing my passion for learning with others. I enjoy teaching and I'm patient with students. I focus on coaching students on the learning process as well as the content. I believe that every student is unique and work with each to find approaches to learning, studying and academic success that are attuned to their individuality.
I attended a private college prep high school. I took 7 AP courses in high school and work with students taking AP classes. I earned a B.A. from Rice University and have an MBA from CU-Boulder. Most of my career has been as a Management Consultant, IT Consultant, or Technical Sales Rep to companies and government agencies.
I tutor students in Middle School and up through high school, college, graduate school, as well as executives.
I'm a full-time tutor. If you're a high school senior or college student with open periods/time during the day, we may be able to find a time during the day to meet.
My mindset in working with students is that through my mentoring and coaching I provide my students with an essential freedom: the "freedom to choose" their future, rather than have it chosen for them, as free will is one of the many God-given gifts we all receive. I believe that students, parents and educators have an obligation to discover and develop the many gifts with which students are born. I see my role as that of a mentor and coach in the art and science of learning, and when the opportunity arises, providing life coaching to students at a critical time in their life.
For students looking for help in developing their writing, I've written two books (through CreateSpace) that can be found on Amazon: "5 Big Ideas for Cradle Catholics" and "What is Love? A How-to Guide" Each book is available as a free PDF download. If interested, contact me for the download website.
Here are subjects I've tutored quite a bit recently:
Finance for undergrad and grad students (discounting, bond pricing, company valuation, etc.)
Pre-Calculus/Trig, AP Calculus AB/BC, College Calculus, Business Calculus
ACT/SAT / PRAXIS / ASVAB / GMAT/GRE Test Prep
Entrepreneurial Finance April 2017: Worked with a student to prepare for Final Exams. The student was able to earn an A- in the class.
ASVAB April: 2017 (2 students increased scores, received offers): One Navy, One Coast Guard
ASVAB March 2017: High School Senior increased her ASVAB score from 44 to 66, enabling her to "delay enlist" in the program of her choice in the Air Force.
Precalculus/Trig Feb/March 2017: Turned around low grade to a B.
ASVAB January 2017: I worked with a student in another state twice each week over Skype in November and December 2016. She then studied in January 2017 using the same process and increased her ASVAB score from 29 to "the 60s", enabling her to qualify for the Air Force (subject to passing the physical).
ASVAB January 2017: I worked with a student over the course of more than 18 months to increase his ASVAB score from a 6 on the pretest to a 62 on the actual test, an amazing increase. This score enabled the student to enlist in the Marines, with a choice of multiple jobs. The key to success was a combination of factors: 1) the student took Algebra 1 his senior year in high school, and he worked hard to thrive in the course, 2) he worked through lots of practice problems (sometimes the same problems more than once over time) and we reviewed incorrect responses, 3) the student took the steps to perform at his best on test day (sleep, nutrition, etc.), and 4) we prayed to God for help (combining action with prayer).
ACT Testing October 2016: I worked with one student to prepare for the ACT and he raised his score by 9 points to a 32. This is the biggest increase I've seen. How did this happen? The student didn't prepare for the previous test while he worked diligently to prepare for the October test. The student is bright and learns quickly. He worked through 3 complete practice tests publicly available on my website and all three practice tests in the new "2016-2017" official red prep book. Another student I worked with focused on increasing his reading score and increased that score by 4 points to a 25 for that subtest. He also worked through multiple practice tests on my website and worked through the practice reading tests from the newest official prep book.
ACT Testing September 2016: One student prepared for the ACT over the summer before Senior year and increased his composite score from 15 to 20. Another student prepared for the ACT in April 2016 scoring a 29. The student continued to prepare for the ACT in the Fall to increase her score to a 31 (and a 32 Superscore).
AP Testing 2016: Coached one student who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB test (Regis HS). Coached another student who scored a 4 on the AP Physics 1 test (Grandview HS). We made heavy use of practice tests and analyzing the results of practice tests to prepare for the AP tests.
ACT: Student increased composite score from 24 to 31. I met with the student during their open period during the day for 1-2 hours each week.
Calculus (course required for graduation): Metro student earned a "B" in Business Calculus (June-Aug prep before course start, Sep-Dec 2015). Lesson learned: It's wise to begin preparing for a Calculus course before the course starts, Calculus takes time to absorb.
A Note on Communications:
If you send an email or text on a Sunday or even on a Saturday, you may not receive a response until Monday. We are designed by God to work diligently for 6 days and then rest on the seventh day. I recommend the same for you. :) Take one day off each week and rest.
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The Best Tutor
We have found Patrick to be an excellent tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding testing methods, content, etc, and has been able to determine our grandaughter's mode of learning. He is timely, responsible, kind and thorough and has been of great help. He is the best tutor we have ever had and we are very pleased and feel confident that he has helped our granddaughter immeasurably.Leslie, 8 lessons with Patrick
Very knowledgeable and extremely patient
Patrick helped me with tutoring during undergraduate and is now my tutor for graduate school. If you need help, do not hesitate to use Patrick. Thanks to his help, I graduated and got accepted to my current program at DU.Chris, 17 lessons with Patrick
Very, very helpful. My daughter learned so much in just the first lesson and feels like she understands calculus much better. We plan to work with Patrick on an ongoing basis.Lisa, 3 lessons with Patrick
My husband hired him for help with Work project knowledge. He is really helping him and very knowledgeable. Really valuable too because he is meeting him at work.Teena, 3 lessons with Patrick
Mr. Patrick is knowledgeable tutor. He is not only to help my son with the subject , but, very important is that he could help my son to progamm his learn plan. Great tutor.Jessie, 36 lessons with Patrick
AP CALC review
Patrick reviewed class lessons from the week to prepare for quiz. Patrick is thorough with lesson reviews. He is patient and able to easily connect with his students. Fantastic tutor!Lisa, 75 lessons with Patrick
Great First Session
After the first session my son left feeling very encouraged and positive. Patrick is very knowledgable on the ASVAB test material; what the test is looking for and strategies for improving. My son felt that Patrick was attentive to his individual learning style, and gave him confidence that there was a targeted plan to help him improve his scores. He provided specific assignments to work on the areas needing improvement, and followed up with a detailed update as to what they covered and a recap of the assignments. My son is very pleased and is looking forward to the next session!Paul, 21 lessons with Patrick
Patrick is the Best!
I have tutored with Patrick numerous times, and have never been disappointed. He is incredible knowledgable, and is very patient, his style of teaching is a perfect balance between to little, and to much help. Patricks knowledge of Excel, in the simplest terms, is mind boggling, he seems to have a complex understanding of every aspect within the program. Above all, Patrick is a great guy, he is very respectful, very easy going, and honestly enjoys helping people learn. I would highly Patrick, you will not be disappointed.Duncan, 28 lessons with Patrick
Super knowledgeable and customized learning
Patrick really took the time to get to know me and my goals and create a customized learning plan. We jumped right into the stuff I needed to work on and he left me with key action items for next time.Alex, 2 lessons with Patrick
Great fit for our teen!
Patrick was helpful in getting our teen over the end of the year hump in math and ending with a great grade on the final exam. We're now working with him to help our incoming Freshman prepare for high school. We'd highly recommend Patrick.Wendy, 6 lessons with Patrick
Response time: 5 hours