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Patrick D.

Lubbock, TX

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UT Arlington
Microbiology
Texas Tech University - Molecular Biology of Cancer
Master's
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

UT Arlington (Microbiology)

Texas Tech University - Molecular Biology of Cancer (Master's)

Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University (Graduate Coursework)

About Patrick

I've been passionate about science in one way or another since I was a kid. I left teaching and research in 2014 but ever since I've felt like something has been missing. I still spend alot of time meeting other people who are knowledgeable in other fields on social media, reading up on the latest discoveries and watching videos on youtube in order to learn new things or to think about familiar topics in new ways.

I have a BS in Microbiology and a Masters in Biology. Since evolution and genetics are two pillars of the topic of biology I feel I am quite competent to tutor in these fields. Indeed, a large number of the lab techniques I a have employed as a lab technician,undergraduate researcher and graduate student (PCR, DNA sequencing and mutant analysis) are specifically genetic techniques. In addition, the coursework for those disciplines also requires classes in math up to Calculus I, Physics, Chemistry (inorganic, organic and biochemistry) so I am prepared to offer assistance in other math and science courses too,

I was a graduate teaching assistant in the topics of human anatomy and biology for non-majors at Texas Tech University. In addition I did a lot of work in the research labs showing undergraduates how to do basic and advanced hands on techniques like growing cells and isolating DNA. I think if you give me an opportunity to tutor it will be a good outlet for me to share my passion for science and learning as well as providing you with success in your class. In biology, that's called symbiosis.

I have the experience that comes with years of interaction with others in classroom environments as well as plenty of trial and error. I know what works and what doesn't work (Many of the lesson plans I was "given" as a lab TA didn't work, so believe me, I know. It's also probably not politically correct to say so (but then again it's your future that's at stake) I also know that, being someone who has a good command of the English language, not having something explained in a clear understandable way is another hurdle to learning in the university environment, particular in science fields and it's one that can be easily cleared.
I've been passionate about science in one way or another since I was a kid. I left teaching and research in 2014 but ever since I've felt like something has been missing. I still spend alot of time meeting other people who are knowledgeable in other fields on social media, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 39 miles of Lubbock, TX 79401
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Biochemistry,
Biology,
Biostatistics, Botany, Chemistry,
Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology,
Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, MCAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

algebra I is a basic life skill as well as being fundamental to success in higher level math and science courses.

I used to use a lot of algebra I type math in a lab setting, when mixing ratios of chemicals for instance.

Algebra 2

My undergraduate degree plan required math through Calculus I.

I actually think math is fun.

I used practical algebra and mathematics frequently in lab work and cooking so I know how to relate things to the real world"

Anatomy

I taught A&P lab to undergraduates at Texas Tech university for about 4 years when I was a grad student.

Biochemistry

My microbiology degree required 2 semesters of biochemistry. Indeed biochem is an integral aspect to the study of biology so I am well-qualified to present it from a biology-based pov.

Biology

Both academically and professionally, I have twenty years of research and teaching experience in the classroom and in the laboratory, showing students basic lab techniques like how to care for human cells and isolating DNA for instance.

Chemistry

My undergraduate curriculum required 6 semester of chemistry. Chemistry is an integral aspect of biology and microbiology

Genetics

I have a BS in Microbiology and a Masters in Biology. Since evolution and genetics are two pillars of the topic of biology I feel I am quite competent to tutor in these fields. Indeed, a large number of the lab techniques I have employed as a lab technician, undergraduate researcher and graduate student (PCR, DNA sequencing and mutant analysis) are specifically genetic techniques.

I have experience teaching both classical Mendelian genetics and modern molecular genetics in undergraduate lab settings.

Microbiology

I completed a B.S in Microbiology in 1999, Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas in Arlington. I also completed a molecular biology focused degree in 2014 with a research project in the area of molecular biology, genetics and cancer. I have been involved in the field of microbiology both professionally and academically for 20 years.

Organic Chemistry

I have a minor in Chemistry associated with my Microbiology B.S.. This required six hours of organic chemistry and two for each lab. It also required eight hours of biochemistry which is essentially the organic chemistry of the body. I can help with everything from basic nomenclature to structural analysis.

Prealgebra

The topics that are covered in pre-algebra are essential to understanding relationships in a variety of science fields as well as one's day-to-day existence. If you have ever scaled up a recipe or referred to the scale on a map you've used some of these essential tools

Precalculus

I have ample experience in a variety of math and science topics. I have the knowledge and background and patient personality that are integral to being a successful tutor with successful students.

Trigonometry

I received an A in trigonometry during my undergrad

Zoology

I have a BS in Microbiology and a MS in biology. I am particularly interested in comparative invertebrate and vertebrate anatomy with regard to animal evolution. I also have extensive experience teaching anatomy labs which included dissection of various vertebrate species.

UT Arlington
Microbiology
Texas Tech University - Molecular Biology of Cancer
Master's
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

UT Arlington (Microbiology)

Texas Tech University - Molecular Biology of Cancer (Master's)

Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 39 miles of Lubbock, TX 79401.