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Patrick

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I firmly believe that every student has the ability to achieve greatness. Any advice, word of encouragement, or assistance I can provide towards the student maximizing his/her potential makes the investment worthwhile. I was fortunate to get help along the way; why not turn around and do the same for others?!

Patrick’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: LeTourneau University - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering

Graduate Degree: LeTourneau University - Masters, Electrical Engineering

Test Scores

GRE Quantitative: 161

GRE Verbal: 159

Hobbies

Sports, music, food.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACT Math

Algebra

AP French Language and Culture

Calculus

College Algebra

Conversational French

Elementary School Math

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

GED Prep

GED Math

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

GRE Subject Tests

College Math

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

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

Introduce myself, ask the student what s/he thinks s/he needs help with, and give the student a few problems to solve.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

First, encourage the student by letting him/her know that s/he has what it takes to understand the material!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Ask the student what are his/her expectations, set some goals, and keep track of those.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Be patient with the student. Go through a few problems covering said skill/concept.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Remind the student that s/he has the ability. Give the student "easy" exercises, and let the student solve them.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask the student what s/he is un/comfortable with.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

A computer, notepad, relevant homework sheet, and school book.