School is stressful. Homework is stressful. Structuring an essay is about as well-taught by schools as paying taxes.
At some point you reach breaking point. You, or your child, or both, need some sort of circuit breaker to get on track for an ATAR which will get you into the course you actually want to do.
I’m Pat. I specialise in English, languages other than English, Modern History and Studies of Religion. I’ve helped over 40 students over the last six years and love what I do. Why? Because most of what I teach is not content, it’s skill.
My job is to make myself redundant. I want to make you confident and independent in your studies so that you know how to learn. I will teach you how to fill the gaps that your school has failed to. You won’t just “get by”. You’ll succeed with a smile on your face.
Feel free to call or message me on to organise your first lesson!
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- HSC High Achiever's List
- Junior Life Saver of the Year Award
- 3 band 6s in HSC
- Translator for Marist Youth Ministry World Youth Day Tour for French
- First Aid Certificate
- Proficency in French Language
- Proficiency in Italian Language
- Proficiency in Spanish Language
- Debating A Team semi finalist 2014
- Second in Rostrum Public Speaking Competition 2015
- United Nations Internship 3 months 2019
- Exchange to Mexico
- Certified Fluent in French
Law and International Studies (Spanish Major) from Macquarie University 2021.
- Experiencing new cultures
- Scary movies
- TV shows and cinema
- Interfaith dialogue
- Trying new cuisines
I contacted Patrick a few weeks before the start of my HSC exams as I realised I needed help to boost my marks but I wasn't sure where. Immediately in the first lesson, Patrick identified my weaknesses and developed lesson plans that would suit me and made sure that it wasn't all too overwhelming. He helped me identify my goals and always made sure that I was working on them, as he throughly checked up. He taught me many skills that most definitely helped me boost my marks! Patrick is a wonderful tutor who always makes sure that the person he is helping is satisfied and happy.
- By Vivian Le on
21st November 2016
I came to Patrick 5 weeks before my HSC exams, wanting to maximise my marks before the final tests. He identified my strengths and weaknesses and made me focus on what was important and do-able by setting realistic goals and checking in on how I was going. He taught me many academic skills which have helped and will help me to encounter and tackle difficult situations as I head into university to do construction management. He has taught me to believe, trust myself and have full confidence everything I do and to give it my best shot. 10/10.
- By Mena Aziz on
6th November 2016
I contracted Patrick recently for some strategic and administrative work. Not only was Patrick reliable and highly motivated - he naturally identified the core issues and organised the timetable for my workload in a very effective and personable way. I personally have known Patrick for many years and I have found him to be a natural leader, focused, honest, intelligent and committed and I would strongly recommend him for coaching and tutoring your teenagers, as he is also a tremendous role model with excellent morals.
- By Louise Taylor on
25th June 2016
Patrick was our daughters English tutor throughout years 10, 11 and 12. His ability to adjust his teaching style to her learning needs helped her to understand the topics she was covering at school.
He taught her how to analyse English texts, organise her information into study notes and practice sample questions. This gave her the confidence to complete her school based assessments and the HSC, which was reflected in her improved marks and an ATAR of 91.
We were so impressed with Patrick’s teaching abilities that we asked him to also tutor our son.
Patrick is a highly educated and well mannered tutor and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their English skills.
- By Melinda on
23rd February 2021
Patrick is an amazing tutor!! He helped me with French, Spanish and English, and I had the best experience. He taught me all the exam techniques making more confident when walking into an exam. I highly recommend Patrick! My exam marks improved significantly thanks to him!
- By Paula on
23rd February 2021
he is a very funny and reliable tutor and deals with all my last minute lateness and mistakes he has helped me improve my English so much all my marks have raised. we have a friendly relationship and he gets all the young people humor he's awesomeeeeeeeee!
- By Lara on
11th January 2017
What a mature & talented young tutor Patrick is. As a parent it was imperative that I found someone extremely reliable, dedicated & willing to tailor make his sessions to get the best out of students. Since my son has been tutored by Patrick, I've seen significant improvements in both my son's positive attitude, focus & confidence to his subjects. Every student has potential, Patrick has helped my son realise he has great potential, helping him develop plans, healthy habits & that practice will get positive results. Patrick has become a great role model & dear friend, I would highly recommend his service to any student/parent.
- By Regina on
21st November 2016