Knowledgeable Tutor - Higher Grades Quickly - Your Confidence Back !
Knowledgeable Tutor - Higher Grades Quickly - Your Confidence Back !
Whatever course in Math (Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus) and Science (Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy) you need help with, my long professional experience in the subject will help you reach your goals. From high school to college studies, I am also specialized in preparing specific subjects such as Honors and AP programs, and students and adults who wish to pursue a career in the medical field (MCAT, DAT, Nursing,...
Whatever course in Math (Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus) and Science (Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy) you need help with, my long professional experience in the subject will help you reach your goals. From high school to college studies, I am also specialized in preparing specific subjects such as Honors and AP programs, and students and adults who wish to pursue a career in the medical field (MCAT, DAT, Nursing, PA, Physical Therapy, etc.).
I am a professional tutor with the highest degree of education. I also dedicate my time to prepare the classes thoroughly before the tutoring. Do not hesitate to contact me, I will be glad to assist you.
Here is a bit of my biography. Talk to you soon!
After a master's degree in Mathematics and Biochemistry, I was awarded two competitive national fellowships to teach for 4 years in a European university and study for a PhD in Biology and Biochemistry. After graduating with highest distinction, I took a position as a Postdoctoral fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill, where I undertook a 5-year research project in Biology and Biochemistry, which received a U.S. federal grant from the National Institutes of Health. I was then promoted to Research Assistant Professor, continued to teach Biology and Biochemistry at UNC for 4 years, and was the award winner of a year-round in-house oral presentation research contest in my Department.
I have experience in Scientific Writing, having published a dozen peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals, and as Scientific Reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposal evaluation process in the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division, and for Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Journal of Plant Physiology, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, Federation of European Biochemical Societies, Medical Science Monitor (2005-2010).
I also supervised and trained undergraduates at UNC in all the steps from thinking and building a scientific project around various scientific disciplines (Chemistry and Life Sciences), to obtaining and interpreting preliminary data and writing a successful competitive fellowship application. Under my mentoring, one of my research students was awarded two distinguished prizes: a Research Fellowship Program from the “Pfizer Global Research & Development Award”, and the “J.N. Couch Award for Excellence in Biology” at UNC-Chapel Hill. I was also a researcher in the biotechnology industry, in the Research Triangle Park, with a competitive fellowship from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
I teach elementary, high school, college students and adults who would like to take classes in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy for exam preparation, or for the purpose of filling a particular gap in the curriculum, acquiring more education and developing reasoning skills.
Having been a scientist for many years, learning to pay attention to detail, passing numerous exams all the way up to a PhD program, and obtaining several scholarships, fellowships and grants, I am extremely well prepared to guide you through the difficulties of understanding and reasoning you may face during your exam preparation, or grant applications.
My Honors and Fellowships
- Industrial Fellow, The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (2010-2012)
- U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, Multi-Domain Sec14 Proteins and Developmentally Regulated Membrane Morphogenesis (2008)
- Cell and Developmental Biology In-house Oral Presentation Award winner, UNC-Chapel Hill (2008)
- European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Travel Fund Award, Cellular & Molecular Biology of Lipids, Cargese, Corsica, France (2003)
- Postdoctoral Research Associate "Lavoisier Fellowship", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (2001-2002)
- Postdoctoral Research Associate fellowship, Ministry of National Education Research and Technology (MNERT), France (2000-2001)
- Senior Lecturer fellowship, University of Bordeaux, France (2000-2001)
- Doctoral fellowship, MNERT, France (1997-2000)
- Lecturer fellowship, University of Bordeaux, France (1997-2000)
- Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Youth Travel Fund Award, FEBS Course in Lipids: Metabolism and Intracellular Transport, Utrecht, the Netherlands (1999)
- Master's Fellowship, University of Bordeaux, France (1995-1997)
A solid, deeply knowledgeable, friendly, professional, no-nonsense, meticulous, supportive, first-rate tutor!
Dr. Patrick helped my son with his AP Chemistry preparation over many lessons during the 2018-19 academic year. In the beginning, we tried several tutors, many of which were excellent. But, from the very first lesson to the very last one, we were confident that Dr. Patrick was the best tutor for my son due to his solid teaching experience, deep knowledge of the subject and excellent temperament for the role. He has a friendly, professional, no-nonsense demeanor. We found him to be meticulous in his teaching and constructive in the advice he provided. He was always supportive, encouraging and gave invaluable insights regarding what the examiners were looking for in their answers. If you are looking for a quick, superficial review of the main concepts in AP Chemistry, perhaps Dr. Patrick is not the right one for you. He is in-depth and thorough and will not give platitudes just to make you feel good if he believes you haven’t yet “got it”. But, if you are looking for someone who will try hard to ensure that you really understand the concepts, then I don’t know of anyone better than Dr. Patrick--he is simply first-rate.Gary, 29 lessons with Dr. Patrick
Incredibly good and knowledgeable
Dr. Patrick tutored our child for AP Biology. Even if her school grades are perfect she wanted to ask questions and deepen her knowledge in order to participate in the Biology Olympiad. Her school teachers could not help her, but Dr. Patrick had those answers. Thank you!Andrea, 6 lessons with Dr. PatrickTutor responded:
Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your feedback. I shall continue providing the best quality tutoring to your daughter and make sure I am answering all the questions she may have in AP Bio and for the Olympiad. Best Regards, Dr. Patrick
Dr. Patrick helped my son with mastering some concepts of thermodynamics in the Spring term. He had been dissatisfied with his grade and with the support, turned it into an A. More importantly, he no longer felt intimidated by the topics. Since school ended, my son has been working on biochemistry with Dr. Patrick. What strikes me is how many times he has said: Dr. Patrick is such a cool guy. This is despite that the sessions are extraordinarily down to business--as no second is wasted. And yet, the enthusiasm and encouragement that Dr. Patrick shares makes each tutoring session actually . . dare I say it . fun. There is nothing better than joy in learning. I highly recommend Dr. Patrick.Nina, 33 lessons with Dr. Patrick
Knowledgeable and patient
Very kind, knowledgeable and patient. My 7th grader has found her lessons beneficial in prepping for her EOG’s and helping with her confidence and skill building.Michelle, 4 lessons with Dr. PatrickTutor responded:
Dear Michelle Thank you for taking the time to write your kind testimonial. It was my pleasure to work with your daughter and teach her some of the important concepts of the EOG. Thank you for introducing me to the rest of the family as well. Warmest Regards Dr. Patrick
Dr. Patrick is a great teacher. My daughter's first hour with him was a complete learning hour; she’s looking forward to the next hour. Thanks.Cora, 6 lessons with Dr. Patrick
Knowledgeable and great tutor
Dr. Patrick has been working with me on Mammalian Biochemistry and he does a great job explaining the concepts. The tutoring sessions have been invaluable and he is very flexible with scheduling.Taylor, 13 lessons with Dr. Patrick
FANTASTIC teacher, even better person.
Dr. Patrick has not only made my foundation in chemistry stronger, he has also made my confidence with chemistry sky rocket. He is very patient and provides encouragement that really makes the learning process comfortable and stress free. If you don’t get something, he will bend backwards for you to get it. He will always reword or re-explain concepts that you don’t get at first, but with Dr. Patrick I GUARANTEE you will learn it by the end of the lesson or within the next lesson. Also, something I find helpful about him is that he does not go too fast or too slow, he knows his students and what pace is best for them. Dr. Patrick is a great person as well, very kind and funny. He never fails to brighten my day and get my mind ready to learn! I highly recommend him as a tutor, I had very little back ground in chemistry and I now attend a very prestigious school. I was so worried about my performance in college chemistry but now I feel at peace and can enjoy classes for the rest of my college career without worrying about not immediately getting a concept in taught class. With the help of Dr. Patrick, my understanding of chemistry has increased tremendously within a few lessons, I can even say he has taught me more than my high school or summer classes has ever had. Dr. Patrick knows his stuff too! He is a very well educated man which is apparent in his lessons! He will never give up on you! Please use him! He is RELIABLE! His response time is unbeatable and the lessons are always helpful. Dr. Patrick is one of the best, if not THE best, tutors I have ever had. Very worth it! Get your grades and confidence up with Dr. Patrick! He will not disappoint!Grace, 41 lessons with Dr. Patrick
Dr. Patrick helped my daughter to understand molecular geometry. He went back to the beginning of the lesson for her and it’s very clear to her now. She was able to ask questions do examples etc. He was very patient and we are both hopeful.Aquisha, 15 lessons with Dr. PatrickTutor responded:
Aquisha, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to hear that your daughter found the Chemistry tutoring session helpful. It is a pleasure to work with her. Also, thank you for letting me know that your daughter made her first A on her Chemistry test after just 2 tutoring sessions, and now all As in her quizzes as well. Considering that she took the quizzes the same day after she learned new and difficult concepts with me, is very gratifying. Congratulations! Also thank you for the 5-star rating, which was my 500th 5-star rating. Sincerely, Dr. Patrick
Knowledgeable! Flexible with availability!
AP Chemistry. Excellent instruction, very thorough. He makes sure you understand each topic! My son misses many class periods due to illness, but Dr. Patrick has kept him up to speed, he is testing 2nd highest in his class!Charla, 9 lessons with Dr. PatrickTutor responded:
Charla, Thank you very much for your kind testimonial. It is a pleasure to work with your son and get him up to speed. Having the 2nd highest testing score in his class in AP Chemistry is an extraordinary achievement, congratulations! I am looking forward to more successes! Warmly, Dr. Patrick
Excellent Science tutor!
Dr. Patrick has helped me with my College Biology class this semester, and his expertise and communication skills exceed any teacher that I've ever had. Indeed, other tutors were unable to help me with my homework because it was very difficult, but Dr. Patrick was knowledgeable in every aspect of the course, and he also had his own powerpoint presentations for almost every topic we covered. Dr. Patrick is a great tutor because he can easily tell if his students don't understand the material, and he insists that they do. Lastly, I have never had a teacher smarter than Dr. Patrick. His intelligence allows you to work through material more quickly, because he knows the answer to every question you can ask him. Out of all the tutors I've had, none have been better than Dr. Patrick.Lori, 15 lessons with Dr. Patrick
Response time: 46 minutes