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I graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in communications. During this time, I participated in an exchange program in Dublin, Ireland where I learned many of the approaches I still use today for teaching people from different backgrounds. Currently, I work at Wright College in Chicago where my goal is to help students form meaningful connections with their studies - the kind of connections that become a part of your daily life. I enjoy working with students of all ages and specialize in tutoring English, Reading, and Writing.

My teaching philosophy? I believe that learning is a bridge between the student and the world at large. In school, a lot of stress is put on learning the structure of the material; memorizing rules and then drilling the concepts. While that may work for some, I've found that the most engaging - and fun! - way to learn is to start with your individual interests and build from there. The beauty of language is that it continues to evolve and I believe the more you understand the way we use language, the more you will continue to evolve as a person.

In my free time I enjoy playing music (guitar, piano, singing, air guitar), hiking, travel, and playing soccer with friends. I can also be a huge geek when it comes to music, film and video games - and yes, I enjoy reading for pleasure.

Patrick’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science, Media and Cinema Studies


Music, soccer, reading, hiking, and camping

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

College English

College Essays


Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support



Public Speaking


Social Sciences

Special Education

Test Prep