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07-28-2005, 04:08 AM
Hey guys, I am looking for a tutor to pass the pati exam. I failed once, and recently passed my WCT, so all that is holding me back is the pati. My MAIN concern is math. I am not good at all in that area. If anyone knows of someone that could possibly help, I would love to hear from them. I live in Colborne, which is east of Toronto, by Cobourg. Thanks so much.. Oh I am planning on taking my test again the end of August.
07-28-2005, 04:35 AM
Hi Bridget....I speak from experience when i say practice makes perfect or almost perfect ;) Math was never my strong point in school and it would be fair to say that i downright sucked at it. Being 27...it was hard to remember all the math i had never learned in the first place back in grade 9-10-11...lol....so i had to start all over from scratch. I purchased 2 self-help books and took it from there. I practiced the basics (cuz all you really need to know is the basic stuff). I did the practice exams on this site literally 6-7 times each test if not more. Gradually i saw my marks improving and i passed the PATI on the second attempt back in May. I initially thought that i needed a tutor, but with alot of focus and motivation i was able to do it on my own with alot of practice. What are your weakest points? Maybe i can help you out if you have any questions.
just another guest
07-28-2005, 04:47 AM
Bridget did you fail the PATI the first time with having the access to this website? just curious cause I'm a new joiner to this site. Hey Renee do you know what number you need out of 90 marks to pass the PATI?? what's the percentage they look for?? What were your scores like on this site when you first started? I just did my very first practice exam and scored a miserable 58% :cry:
07-28-2005, 02:09 PM
Hello Bridget, may I help you with mathematics?
I think she is best off arranging a face-to-face tutor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis - rather than the occassional post on the forum.
Just my opinion...............
07-28-2005, 03:04 PM
Bridget, just think how it works for you. If you can get tuition for free, why would you pay?
07-28-2005, 04:40 PM
Hi just another guest... my first test score on police prep was a lousy 58 % as well believe it or not! You just gotta stick with them. Like i said in an earlier post i did ALOT of the practice exercises....that is the only reason i passed. I would leave a week or two between tests so that i would not get too familiar with them and start asnwering based on memory. That is very important, because if you do them too often and too close together you will remember the answers and your test results will not be accurate. In between tests i would work on my weaknesses by using self-help math books that i purchased. When i would go back to write the test i would do a little better each time because i would have worked on some parts on my own. Thats how i did it anyway. Just try diffrent things and see what works for you. I didn't need a tutor....i was able to buckle down and do it on my own, but you have to be REALLY motivated because there is no one there to push you but yourself. If you think you need a tutor then go for it. But i would really try working REALLY hard (meaning doing atleast 1-2 practice tests a week, followed by 1-2 weeks of working on your own...i would suggest atleast 3-4 hrs a week...ie: using study guides...the internet has alot of helpful sites and/or a tutor). That is what i did and it worked for me. As for the PATI, the pass mark is unknown but i would guess it would be somewhere between 60-70 out of 90...but that is just a guess. Let me put to you this way... before heading into THE PATI i was averaging 80-85% on the practice exams on this site. I found the actual PATI to be much easier than the tests on police prep...so if you can ace these ones you will have NO problem passing the PATI :)....keep me posted....
07-28-2005, 04:54 PM
just another guest
07-28-2005, 05:35 PM
Thanks Renee for the advice. I have to admit I felt like crap when I first scored 58% last night. I guess I just gotta stick with it like you said. When I feel confident and once I get to the 80% range on these practice tests then I think I will be ready for the PATI.
07-28-2005, 05:39 PM
Keep your morale high 'just another guest'. If other people can pass PATI, I'm sure you will win.
just another guest
07-28-2005, 05:48 PM
I find that one of my weaknesses is the time factor. Doing 90 questions in 90 minutes is stressing for me. I find it I take to long on some of the questions. I don't want to guess because I know I can get to the actual answer but it just takes up time. Sometimes I do understand you have to guess to make sure you get every question completed. How can I improve on the time factor?? any advice? thanks.
07-28-2005, 06:02 PM
All I can suggest you is to do simple mathematics questions quickly where you can save some time. In some of the route map questions where you already know that going by car will take shortest time, you just consider going by car. I guess, I'll have to do PATI on this site myself to see how I complete the test!!!
07-28-2005, 06:12 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the responses. I failed my first time doing the pati using this site, i found the questions on the real test were harder. I tried studing math myself the first time and well that didnt work out. I do agree with bdv, i do need someone in person, but thats easier said than done. I cannot find a tutor anywhere and i am running out of time. My account with police prep did expire. I dont think the site helps at all with the WCT. It gives people a misconception and is nowhere close to the real test. So if anyone knows of any tutors around my area, please share...
07-28-2005, 06:18 PM
What type of questions are you having difficulty with?
If I may suggest trying this web site. It has help me out.
07-29-2005, 02:16 PM
07-30-2005, 12:12 AM
Hey guest, can i just say thank you very much, i really mean that. I was trying to find something like that with just examples and answers. Thank you ...... :)
08-02-2005, 02:17 AM
Hey, just wondering if anyone else knows of any math sites that they used or know of. thanks
08-10-2005, 03:15 PM
Someone was looking for another math site........
this site is just as helpfull as www.math.com :)
08-10-2005, 03:21 PM
I meant to post this site
I already posted http://www.aplusmath.com/Worksheets/index.html
For those who are just logging on, and have trouble with math, try both.
08-15-2005, 04:16 PM
Hey I also have a suggestion for tutoring. Call your local high school and find out if the math teacher or a senior student is willing to help. Mind you this is only good during the school year for the most part. But this is what I did and the tutor helped me in half the time it would of taken me to do it on my own. In 5 sessions I was whizzing thru the math portions. And it wasn't expensive....all I was asked to do was donate to my favourite charity.
I managed to pass both the PATI and WCT on my first attempt ever and I found the Police Prep tests much harder. And yes the real WCT is a bit more in depth....but the Police prep site still gives you an idea of what to expect. Also the time constraint doesn't feel as hard once you start to understand the questions in front of you.
08-16-2005, 01:26 AM
Hey Llalania, thanks for the advice. I think thats what i will do in sept. i will just have to waite a little longer to do my tests. Math is my weakest part. I did pass the WCT and this will be my 2nd time trying the pati. I found the policeprep tests to be easier than the real test. By that i mean different and more confusing. Thanks for the advice. Where abouts are you in the process?
just another guest
08-16-2005, 02:07 AM
Bridget hang in there. I'm on the same page as you. I am not the strongest in math at the moment. I have yet to set a date for the PATI. Until I can succeed these prep tests then when I feel confident to apply, I will. Let's just keep working on the math and the other components.
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