Hello, my name is Patrick. I graduated Cum Laude with a physics degree and a math minor from Kansas State University. I am starting a graduate program in fall in Applied Mathematics. I have tutored through various private companies, as a one on one personal tutor, and through the University for over the last seven years.
During this time, I have tutored Geometry, Algebra, College Algebra, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Linear...
Hello, my name is Patrick. I graduated Cum Laude with a physics degree and a math minor from Kansas State University. I am starting a graduate program in fall in Applied Mathematics. I have tutored through various private companies, as a one on one personal tutor, and through the University for over the last seven years.
During this time, I have tutored Geometry, Algebra, College Algebra, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Proofs, Analysis, Linear Programming, High School Physics, College Physics, Engineering Physics, Electromagnetism, Advanced Classical Mechanics, and Quantum Mechanics.
When tutoring these topics, I try to focus on how to related the content covered in a given class to topics the student might find interesting. I often find students learn abstract math better when they have plenty of concrete examples to look back at. In terms of physics, I like to have demonstrations ready to help explain topics to students (whenever possible).
A typical tutoring session starts with the student and myself reviewing the relevant definitions or formulas. If the student is confused about the specific formula or definition, we will spend session time clarifying these relevant information. After that, I will usually provide an example of each formula in use. After that, we will work through any practice problems the student is having difficulty with. If needed, I also will provide additional practice problems.
In addition to my experiences tutoring math and physics, I also work as a gigging musician and as a guitar teacher. While I don't imagine too many of my students needing help with music theory, I have also tutored college level music theory and I feel comfortable teaching jazz theory and classical theory to students as well.