I am passionate about teaching mathematics!
I believe that a firm understanding of math and science are critical to life-long success, regardless of what path you choose.
While completing a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, I used increasingly advanced mathematical tools along the way. Even classes outside the math department required a significant amount of math work!
As a student, I loved participating in a weekly tutoring group, where I tutored groups of students at a local elementary/middle school.
When a student's face lights up with confidence after mastering a new concept, it tells me that I've done good work. I love to see students progress and recognize their own accomplishments. I know that by helping mastering mathematical concepts and more importantly, methods for learning, my students are setting themselves up for life-long success.
Let me tell you, you are getting the best of the best with Patrick! He is a great human. I taught Patrick and two of his six siblings as a first grade teacher at Our Saviour Grade School. They were some of the smartest children I have ever taught, even today. I am still friends with his mother and father. I watched Patrick grow from a precocious boy to a responsible young man as he is a friend of my daughter as well. When he was in town for a while after graduating from Notre Dame, I was tutoring and one of my students needed help in an advanced math class. I didn’t feel I able to provide the guidance that he needed so I asked Pat. He gladly met my student and me and with ease, and an innate ability quickly explained what I could not! I have no doubt that he has the skills and abilities to guide your daughter to a better understanding of trigonometry. Please consider Patrick for the position of tutor for your son or daughter. I believe you will be very satisfied.