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Ken S.

Castro Valley, CA

$50/hr

Working scientist, PhD, nuclear physicist, vast experience

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Working scientist, PhD, nuclear physicist, vast experience

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I've been teaching or tutoring for over twenty years in some form or another. For me the reward from tutoring is when I see that a student has caught onto an idea, when the light bulb goes on. In my career I've not only studied physics, mathematics and statistics, but applied them as well as time management and study skills. I can help a student succeed in all these areas.

My career has included a PhD in Nuclear Physics, postdoctoral work in nuclear astrophysics and over twenty years of experience in everything from teaching, to doing physics to advising policy makers on technical topics at a national laboratory.

Students should know that my focus is on teaching for mastery of a subject, I will only rarely teach to a test.

"Makes things make sense"

- Susan, Castro Valley, CA on 6/13/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Ohio State University
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

Ohio State University

Ohio State University (PhD)

Makes things make sense — My daughter is a visual mathematician, in that she sees answers and functions rather than necessarily follows the methods put forward in books. Ken has been doing a great job of helping her connect the two so that she can do well in her Calculus class. He also helps her understand how the mathematics apply to her chosen major of Physics, which is bonus. We find him knowledgeable, friendly and pati ...

— Susan, Castro Valley, CA on 6/13/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted if the meeting place is close to me and to accommodate small groups of students.

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 24 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546.


About Ken

I've been teaching or tutoring for over twenty years in some form or another. For me the reward from tutoring is when I see that a student has caught onto an idea, when the light bulb goes on. In my career I've not only studied physics, mathematics and statistics, but applied them as well as time management and study skills. I can help a student succeed in all these areas.

My career has included a PhD in Nuclear Physics, postdoctoral work in nuclear astrophysics and over twenty years of experience in everything from teaching, to doing physics to advising policy makers on technical topics at a national laboratory.

Students should know that my focus is on teaching for mastery of a subject, I will only rarely teach to a test.

Testimonials

"Makes things make sense"

- Susan, Castro Valley, CA on 6/13/14

Education

Ohio State University
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

Ohio State University

Ohio State University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted if the meeting place is close to me and to accommodate small groups of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 24 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546

Ken’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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