# Pat

Certified Tutor

Pat’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Lamar University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Finance

## Hobbies

Walking for exercise

## Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

Developmental Algebra

GED Math

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

When it comes to math, I emphasize the rules. So many students are just taught the tricks and the shortcuts, and they don't understand the basic rules of math. Once they know the rules, they can then apply them to any problem. The only thing that changes is the type of numbers presented.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I ask to see all of their previous tests or homework assignments, so I can see what types of mistakes they are making.