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Patrick L.

Patent and Compassionate PhD Organic Chemistry Tutor

Patent and Compassionate PhD Organic Chemistry Tutor

$75/hour

  • 1,399 hours tutoring

  • Lilburn, GA 30047

About Patrick


Bio

I love tutoring students in organic chemistry. I believe I'm one of the best tutors you can get and I offer a lot of value for my services: I often help students that other tutors have been unable to reach. If you feel desperate, contact me.

I emphasize learning how to think and using basic chemical concepts to solve a problem. I focus on mechanisms to teach reactions and I generally shy away from memorization. I enjoy helping students learn the art of synthesis. It is a lot like a...

I love tutoring students in organic chemistry. I believe I'm one of the best tutors you can get and I offer a lot of value for my services: I often help students that other tutors have been unable to reach. If you feel desperate, contact me.

I emphasize learning how to think and using basic chemical concepts to solve a problem. I focus on mechanisms to teach reactions and I generally shy away from memorization. I enjoy helping students learn the art of synthesis. It is a lot like a sophisticated game of tinker toys. If you approach it like that, it can be enjoyable.

While I am mainly focused on students in undergraduate school, I am glad to help students in advanced or graduate level courses. I also help students with the organic chemistry portion of the MCAT.


Education

Wake Forest University
BS Chemistry, with Honors
Indiana University, Bloomington
PhD
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Lilburn, GA 30047
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/7/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Science

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington in 1991. I worked at DuPont, Rhone-Poulenc Agrochemie as a research chemist. I have practiced chemical patent law for 20 years and work with research chemists all the time to patent their inventions. I have published a number of papers and have plenty of patents to my name.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (486 ratings)
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Reviews


Extremely well-versed in communicating organic chemistry principles using common, "everyday" language.

We reviewed: localized and delocalized electrons; general trends between functional group polarity and boiling points; Rf values. It was a great learning experience.

Josh, 1 lesson with Patrick

I made the right decision to start with Patrick

I had a tough time with general chemistry during my first year of college so organic chemistry was all the more daunting obstacle on my pre-med path. I had used Wyzant tutors before for general chemistry and I found there to be a slight difference in my performance. But when I met with Patrick, both my confidence in the subject material and my love for the class skyrocketed. Patrick was able to infuse our lessons with humor and his clear passion for chemistry and his students. I made the right decision to start with him early in the course and ended with an A in the class as well as a love for organic chemistry. He was clear in his explanations, and when I didn't understand something, he never gave up his efforts in helping me to understand. I don't know what I would have done without Patrick and his help last semester and I completely intend on working with him throughout the class. Even when I didn't have clear questions to ask him, I still made the appointment and always felt 120% better about my progress after our sessions. I HIGHLY recommend Patrick to anyone who is beginning their organic chemistry journey and is struggling even in the slightest.

Sydney, 17 lessons with Patrick

Incredible Tutor

Patrick is an incredible tutor. You can tell that he cares about his students beyond just a student/teacher level. He is extremely knowledgeable (I got tutored for patent law) and he doesn’t move on until you understand the material. Very easy to communicate with and will go out of his way for your success. Highly recommend!

Saam, 3 lessons with Patrick

A disconnect, but great follow through

It was not the best match, but I won't fault Patrick for it. He was extremely responsive and wanted to correct it, and he has a great history of great reviews. I think the issue was that my son has an unusual learning style.

Kit, 1 lesson with Patrick

Patient and Involved Tutor

Patrick was amazing at building my confidence in a subject that I thought was far out of my reach. After doing poorly on my first exam in an accelerated organic summer course, I reached out to Patrick in hopes of saving my grade in a very short period of time. Not only did Patrick help me understand concepts I was actively learning, he pinpointed deficiencies in my chemistry foundation and quickly remedied them. Patrick was patient, funny, and extremely dedicated to my success, carving out time for me even during his busiest days. The amount of improvement I saw in myself in just a few sessions speaks volumes as to how effective Patrick is as a tutor and mentor.

Abhi, 6 lessons with Patrick

Very helpful and great at explaining material!

Patrick was very helpful with tutoring my daughter. He explained the material very clearly and would then make sure she understood by asking her some questions as well. Very great approach. Will be using his help a lot!!

Vicki, 8 lessons with Patrick

Great Teacher

Patient, clear, intelligent and extremely helpful. I had a great experience in my first session. Everything you are looking for in a tutor.

Jake, 16 lessons with Patrick

Outstanding

I was having so much trouble with a few organic chemistry topics and just after the first ten minutes of my session with Pat I understood the material. Very nice and passionate about teaching and making his students really understand the material. He's also very funny which is a bonus. Would highly recommend!

Amin, 1 lesson with Patrick

Taming organic Chemistry

Really good at explaining really difficult concepts very patient and will work extremely hard to help the student grasp the concept. he does not give up like other tutors. I feel like I am making excellent progress. This just might give me ability to master organic chemistry. I would not stand a chance in passing with out Patrick. I have my first test coming on Friday and I am actually looking forward taking the test.

Don, 19 lessons with Patrick
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