Dr. Patrick V.


Dr. Patrick V.

Tutor

Cary, NC 27513

Will travel 10 miles

$80 per hour.

5.0 303 ratings

Knowledgeable Tutor - Higher Grades Quickly - Your Confidence Back !

Whatever course in Math (Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus) and Science (Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy) you need help with, my long professional experience in the subject will help you reach your goals. From high school to college studies, I am also specialized in preparing specific subjects such as Honors and AP programs, and students and adults who wish to pursue a career in the medical field (MCAT, DAT, Nursing, ... [more]


Algebra 1

I am very patient and prepare all my classes in advance in order to ensure that each of my students receive individualized attention, and that each student's specific learning needs are catered to. After explaining the concepts, training exercises are always part of a tutoring session, where everything is explained in depth on how to apply those concepts and avoid mistakes. With a Master's Degree in Math and 20 years of experience in tutoring concepts from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, I deliver a clear message, which combined with patience, understanding of my students? needs, and a method of working and learning, builds up confidence and drive success, also preparing them for the next level in their career. I hope to work with you soon!


Biology

With an MS and a PhD in Biology, and more than a dozen international scientific publications in the field, I am very well prepared to train you in any Biology subjects. Whether you need help with Honors or AP Biology, or would like to get into a medical program (MD, Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing...etc.), I will provide you with the tools necessary to be successful. I am looking forward to working with you.


Chemistry

Is Chemistry lowering your GPA? Do you need a better understanding of complex chemical concepts? I am your tutor! Wherever you are in the country! I know and teach the subject perfectly. My students have scored as high as 99% on their finals. After each class you will know your concepts and will be able to apply them very quickly to Quizzes, Tests and Finals. With an MS and a PhD, and more than 15 years of experience in research and teaching in Biochemistry, I am very well trained in the field to guide you through all the difficulties you may have, and prepare you efficiently for your exams. I can help you succeed. I have published a dozen scientific publications in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and can also help you with your reading and writing of scientific documents.


Geometry


Prealgebra

I love teaching Basic Math and Pre-Algebra because they are the building blocks of Mathematics. Working with positive and negative numbers (Arithmetic) is a pre-requisite before studying Algebra which introduces the notion of variables (when a symbol represents numbers). Too many students have not acquired these fundamental knowledges, and the negative impact is also seen many years later in high school and college. Pre-Algebra is about mastering the sets of numbers and the order of operations they are going to be involved in: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Subtractions, and specially divisions which can take the form of a fraction, a mixed number or a decimal are what causes the most issues. Exponents, Square roots and Absolute values are concepts that need to be clearly explained as they are source of confusion that can last for a long time. When the four operations are fully understood, then comes the time to work with Percents and word problems with Fractions, Decimals and Percents. At this stage of the curriculum, students found difficult how to translate English language into Mathematical language, and they need proper guidance on how to address these questions. This type of translation will come back later with PSAT and SAT tests, as a prerequisite to successfully enter college. Basic Geometry will then encompass the use of Arithmetic to find out how to measure, calculate and recognize different shapes in 2 and 3 dimensions. With a Master's Degree in Math and 20 years of experience in tutoring concepts from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, I deliver a clear message, which combined with patience, understanding of my students? needs, and a method of working and learning, builds up confidence and drive success, also preparing them for the next level in their career. I hope to work with you soon!


Precalculus


Biochemistry

With an MS and a PhD, and more than 15 years of experience in research and teaching in Biochemistry, I am very well trained in the field to guide you through all the difficulties you may have, and prepare you efficiently for your exams. I can help you succeed, whether you are a medical or science student or a professional. I have published a dozen scientific publications in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and can also help you with your reading and writing of scientific documents.


Physiology


Physical Science


Botany

As an accomplished plant biologist with 15 years of research in the field, I acquired experience both in academia and the biotechnology industry. I have been involved in and led a broad variety of research projects aimed at improving plant yield and biomass. The techniques used encompass genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. I published a dozen peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals dedicated to plants. I was a scientific reviewer for international scientific publications such as Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Journal of Plant Physiology and Current Opinion in Plant Biology. I am therefore very well qualified to do tutoring on any aspects of plant biology, including botany.


Organic Chemistry

Why can I help you understand all the numerous concepts that you would need to master during your Organic Chemistry classes, from high school to college ? Because Organic Chemistry is the foundation to then study Biochemistry. The two main topics in Organic Chemistry are hydrocarbon molecules and the functional groups that give chemical activity to those molecules. Natural molecules are made of hydrocarbon and functional groups which are then studied in Biochemistry. In order to obtain a PhD in Biochemistry, studying Organic Chemistry in college was a must. I can assist you in providing guidelines on how to study the concepts, and how to efficiently apply them to your tests and exams. I can also prepare you if you would like to apply for medical related schools (MD, Nursing, PA, Dental, Chiropractic...etc).


Pharmacology

I have taught Pharmacology to college students in preparation for Health Care careers (MD, Nursing, PA, Dental, Physical Therapy, etc). My students graduated with an average grade of 98. Pharmacology is a complex subject that encompasses Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry and Regulations. During my Pharmacology classes, I have taught: Introduction to Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics and Factors of Individual Variation, Math Review and Dosage Calculations, the Autonomic Nervous System, Drugs affecting the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System, the Central Nervous System and Pharmacology, Antipsychotic and Anti-anxiety Drugs, Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatories and Anti-gout Drugs, Cardiac Physiology and Pathology, Treatment of Heart Failure, Anti-arrhythmic Drugs, Diuretics, Antihistaminic Drugs and Mast Cell Release Inhibitors, Respiratory Pharmacology, Treatment of Asthma, and COPD, Antibacterial Agents, Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol, Antiepileptic Drugs, Antidepressants Psychomotor Stimulants, and Lithium, Endocrine System, Antineoplastic Agents, Pancreatic Hormones and Anti-diabetic Drugs.