Each month our team of mentors nominates a “Tutor of the Month.” This month’s tutor is Pat C. from New Jersey. Pat has been an online tutor since February 2010. He tutors Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. We are happy to share this interview, so you can “meet” him. Check out our additional tutor profiles to learn more about the people who help serve thousands of sessions, every day.
What brought you to Tutor.com? How long have you been here?
As a college and high school tutor, I was attracted by the prospect of tutoring kids from all around the country in a variety of different subjects. The flexibility of Tutor.com appealed to me as well.
What is the most rewarding part of tutoring?
The most rewarding part of tutoring is when a student realizes that they can solve a problem by themselves. When you see a student become more self-sufficient and excited about what they are doing, it’s very gratifying.
Do you have any funny or touching Tutor.com stories?
During my first week of tutoring, I was still getting used to the online classroom. I finally realized that students were confused by the fact that I was Patrick C with a female avatar (the default). One student said, “Is Patrick C. really a girl?? Either way, she was a good tutor!”
What interests do you have outside of Tutor.com?
Outside of tutoring, I am very interested in math and study it in college. I love watching and playing baseball, but my favorite hobby is juggling!
Any big events or activities coming up?
Over the summer, I will be participating in a program to teach and mentor underserved high-potential middle school students. I am very excited to further my pursuit of a career in education.
Anything else you would like to share?
Thanks to my mentor Kathleen Z. She has been very helpful and encouraging since February, helping both me and my students get the most out of Tutor.com!