Patrick W.


Patrick W.

Tutor

Whittier, CA 90604

Will travel 10 miles

$35 per hour.

5.0 2 ratings

German and Music!

In the past, I have worked with students of all ages, ranging from elementary school to my peers in college. Whether it is paid or unpaid, I take the task of tutoring very seriously, placing myself in the role of the tutee and imagining how I would like to learn a difficult subject or cement my knowledge in an already strong subject. At Amherst College, schoolwork is difficult and students often need tutoring from their peers, and I am qualified by the college to tutor Music classes from 1st... [more]


Algebra 1

As a former math major (I did not have the time to complete a triple major of German, Music, and Math, so sadly, Math was dropped), I definitely have the skill-set to help students with the daunting task of Algebra, and make it seem not so daunting. I break problems down into their basic areas, and then help students work from there, enabling them to then break down other problems in similar ways.


Vocabulary

As a bilingual person, vocabulary is very interesting for me, as I can see the logic of words in multiple languages. I love etymology and finding distant connections between seemingly unrelated words. I help students to effectively memorize and utilize vocabulary they learn.


General Computer

I have been using computers my entire life, and am very handy with devices. I can help explain the logic of certain menu placement and navigation. This helps to avoid the fated confusion when a step is missed in a "foolproof" set of directions.


German

Achieving C1 proficiency in under 2 years, I consider myself a very skilled speaker, reader, and writer. I have read, and written about, many Kafka short stories, including In Der Strafkolonie (In the Penal Colony) and Ein Landarzt (A Country Doctor), and longer works such as Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) and Das Schlo? (The Castle). I attended the Middlebury German School during the summer of 2015 and am returning in the summer of 2016. I am studying abroad at the University of G?ttingen in Fall 2016, where I will study German poetry, International Politics, and Music Theory. I love reading German poetry; I just recently purchased a 650 page collection of Rilke poetry, as he is my favorite poet - in both English and German. I am currently reading Haruki Murakami's "Naokos L?cheln," a Japanese novel translated directly to German.


Prealgebra


Music Theory

I have taken Counterpoint and Harmony and received an A-, as well as an analysis of tonal harmony course, receiving an A. I can analyze a piece on the larger scale, with form and motivic analysis, and also on the smaller scale, with harmony and micro-motivic analysis.


General Music

I am a music major at Amherst College, #2 ranked in liberal arts colleges in the U.S.A. I have taken counterpoint, tonal harmony and analysis, composition, 20th century history, electronic music performance, and gotten As in all but counterpoint, in which I got an A-. I also take French horn lessons and play with the symphony orchestra, with community orchestras in the Pioneer Valley, and with various chamber ensembles at the school. I am also a music tutor for students in beginning music classes at Amherst.


French Horn

I am a music major at Amherst College, #2 ranked in liberal arts colleges in the U.S.A. I have taken counterpoint, tonal harmony and analysis, composition, 20th century history, electronic music performance, and gotten As in all but counterpoint, in which I got an A-. I also take French horn lessons and play with the symphony orchestra, with community orchestras in the Pioneer Valley, and with various chamber ensembles at the school. I am also a music tutor for students in beginning music classes at Amherst.