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Patrick W.

Minneapolis, MN

$35/hour

UNCo Grad for Math Education, Mathematics Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/14/15
5.0 average from 7 ratings

$35/Hour


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University of Northern Colorado
Mathematics

Education

University of Northern Colorado (Mathematics)

About Patrick

My name is Patrick. I recently moved back to Minnesota from Colorado, where I got my Mathematics Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado and began my teaching career. In addition to the two years with my own classroom, I've had about five years of formal tutoring experience, but I've been a patient leader and passionate about learning my entire life. I have tutored students from fifth grade to my fellow university-level math majors. I think that regardless of the level, math can be frustrating, but I have found success leading others on that path of discovery.

My tutoring approach will be to assess what your individual needs are as a student. Some students will be preparing for a specific test, some students will be cramming for finals (I hope not!) and some students realize that a consistent and deliberate approach to mathematics will meet the most success. Regardless of how you would like help, I am here to make that journey easier. I aim to steer students away from common misconceptions, help set up a problem in such a way that the solution can be discovered, and discuss what methods of mathematics and what methods of study will lead to success.

I hope that your math needs line up with what I am capable of providing, because I always look forward to my next opportunity to open up some math doors for students.
My name is Patrick. I recently moved back to Minnesota from Colorado, where I got my Mathematics Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado and began my teaching career. In addition to the two years with my own classroom, I've had about five years of formal tutoring experience, but I've been a patient leader and passionate about Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55427
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Discrete Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

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Algebra 1

4 years experience tutoring Algebra, from advanced middle school algebra students to high school Algebra I to College Algebra. Complete familiarity with the concepts and several tactics to understand them.

Algebra 2

After tutoring several algebra classes, from middle school accelerated algebra classes to high school Algebra I and Algebra II, to college algebra and Abstract Algebra I & II, I have a well developed familiarity with the concepts that are important and the knowledge that must be developed by students mastering Algebra II.

Discrete Math

As a student in my own discrete math class, I mastered combinatorics, probabilities, and modeling appropriate for the course. I have since tutored several students in this same content, but have also seen these concepts pop up in probabilities courses, liberal arts math courses, linear algebra courses, and even abstract algebra courses. Seeing the interconnectedness of these ideas and approaches helps me to guide and present this material in a way that is not only graspable, but relevant to whatever a student's ultimate goals are.

University of Northern Colorado
Mathematics

Education

University of Northern Colorado (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55427.