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Kenneth B.

Oroville, CA

$45/hr

Multidisciplinary Mathematics/Physical & Life Sciences Tutor

Background check passed as of 1/14/14
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Multidisciplinary Mathematics/Physical & Life Sciences Tutor

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Hello. I have tutored children, high school students, college, university and graduate students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics. At Butte College, I tutored in a multi-disciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours; this was accomplished in a drop-in and group tutoring capacity. I have also worked with English as Second Language (ESL), Disabled Student Services (DSS), Re-Entry, international, and talented/gifted students.

Instructional Experience:
*Multidisciplinary Science & Mathematics tutor for over eighteen years.
*Tutored children, high school students, college, university and graduate students in science/mathematics and editing skills.
*Instructional assistant at Butte College with over 1200 hours in a drop-in basis with individuals and groups for the Learning Resource Center in biology (including microbiology), chemistry, mathematics (at all levels, including statistics, calculus & differential equations), and physics.
*Science & Mathematics Mentor and Tutor for the Re-entry Center/Council at California State University, Chico.
*Tutored lower and upper division courses in mathematics for the Department of Mathematics/Statistics.
*Tutored lower and upper division courses in biology, chemistry, and physics for student academic organizations, including the biology honors society (Omicron), SPS (Society of Physics Students), and SAACS (Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society).
*Tutored lower division business mathematics/statistics and business calculus for the Department of Business/Finance.
*Instructional assistant for both historical and pre-historical archaeological sites.
*Instructional graduate assistant for Geographical Information System weekend training seminars utilized as interdepartmental training for instructor & professor skill update training.
*Instructional assistant involving basic language skills and writing composition workshop courses; presented selected topics to students; with 45 hours of instructor supervision.
*Graduate Teaching Assistant for introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences and lecture test proctor, Department of Chemistry.
*Have experience working with ESL, DSS, international, and talented/gifted students.
Able to gauge student skill and identify problem areas.

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences/Mathematics (2004)
California State University, Chico, CA
Emphasis: Ecology with Microbiology. Option: Applied Mathematics

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (1997)
California State University, Chico, CA
Option: American Chemical Society Certification
Emphasis: Professional Chemistry and Ecology
Minor: Mathematics/Geoscience. Upper Division Honors Thematic Program

Honors Associate in Science in Social Science with Honors (1992),
Butte College, Oroville, CA
Emphasis: Anthropology & Archaeology
Honors Studies Program (1992). Academic Honors: Fall 1989, Spring 1992

Honors: Omicron Theta Epsilon (Biological Sciences Honors Society), Golden Key International Honor Society, National (American) Scholars Honors Society, Pinnacle National Honors Society, CSU, Chico Upper Division Honors Thematic Program, Honors Student Representative-Grant Committee-Council of Graduate Students, Phi Theta Kappa, and Butte College Honors Program, Nominee for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Certifications: Professional Chemist (BS), American Chemical Society; Writing Proficiency Program, Butte; Classical Studies Program, Butte; Archaeology & Archaeological Field Methods, Butte; Heavy Equipment Operation/Forklift Operation, Butte; Hazwoper (40 Hour), Butte; CBEST.

Background/Project/Research Experience:
I have aptitude and experience with various laboratory techniques, procedures, and scientific equipment operation including research and microwaves in tissue preparation for scanning and transmission electron microscopy. In microbiology, I became proficient with aseptic techniques, microbial isolation, and microbial identification. In various chemistry requirements and electives, I have become proficient in data collection, data/computer analysis, and technical report writing. I have additional experience utilizing spectroscopy in agricultural patent research involving alternative pest treatment technologies, microbiology, and cosmetic material testing. I have worked in industrial research and development with UV light-curable materials involving formulation and quality control testing.

I also have an aptitude for computers. I have experience with Geographical Information Systems technology involving database management, mapping techniques, and cartography. I also utilize MS software in data analysis, database analysis, SQL programming, and utilizing Excel/Access to provide information analysis for informed executive/management decisions.

I have additional coursework in Intro/Advanced Aerial Photo Interpretation, Geology, Physical Science, Hydrology, Watershed Hydrology, Microbial Ecology, Industrial Microbiology, Field Surveying, Toxicology, Chemical Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, soil genesis/classification, and Environmental Monitoring.

I have coursework in anthropology/archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, classical studies, English, geography, geology, history, physics, physical science, real estate, sociology, and psychology.

I returned to Butte College part-time student as a result of a corporate layoff/plant closure in order to expand my employment in finance/business administration/real estate. I will be completing coursework to continue with state licensing examinations. Currently working as a staff scientist.

Organizations- American Chemical Society (ACS), Health Professionals Association, California Association Professional Scientists (CAPS).

Activities - Baseball, swimming, backpacking, cycling, skiing, and sculpture.

American Red Cross CPR and first aid certified.

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Alisa, Oroville, CA on 3/3/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Mathematica, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SAS
Language:
Greek, Latin
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Geography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, SAT Math, TEAS
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
General Computer, Grammar, Greek, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics

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CBEST

Hello. I have both breadth and depth in English, science, and mathematics. I have already passed and tutored students for the CBEST test.

I received a BS in Biological Science and Applied Mathematics. I have also completed the Butte College writing proficiency program/honors program and CSU, Chico upper division honors courses. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics. This was accomplished in a multidisciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours.

I have also taught an introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences as a graduate teaching associate and lecture test proctor. I have also tutored through CSU, Chico Mathematics/Statistics Department, Business Department, Biology (Omicron) Club, Chemistry (SAACS), and Society of Physics Students (SPS).

I currently work as a staff scientist.

College Counseling

Hello. I can help you plan successfully for the challenges, hurdles, positive steps toward college entrance and during your college experience.

I have over 18 years of experience assisting high school/college students in college preparation and planning. I have helped talented & gifted children, high school students, college, university and graduate students. I have also worked with ESL, DSS, Re-Entry, and talented/gifted students in college/scholarship planning.

I have assisted students as an instructional assistant at Butte College and as a
Science & Mathematics Mentor and Tutor for the Re-entry Center/Council at California State University, Chico where I helped to provide students a resource for college planning, scholarships/grants, and a informed guide to available campus services and resources.

I have completed the Writing Proficiency Program at Butte College. I have experience with Junior College and University Honors Programs. I have been an Honors Student Representative for the Grant Committee of the Council of Graduate Students, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Butte College Honors Program, CSU, Chico Upper Division Honors General Education Program, and a nominee for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Differential Equations

I received a BS in Applied Mathematics and Professional Chemistry. Advanced coursework includes Calculus (I, II,& III), Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus, Boundary Value-Partial Differential Equations, Programming in Mathmatica, Numerical Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Sampling, Probability/Statistics, and Advance College Geometry.

I also have four years of instructional assistance experience in mathematics at Butte College. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics; this was accomplished in a multi-disciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours. I have taught an introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences as a graduate teaching associate and lecture test proctor. I also tutored for the Department of Mathematics / Statistics for two years for both lower and upper division (advanced) coursework.

I have aptitude and experience with various laboratory techniques, procedures, and scientific equipment operation. I have additional coursework in environmental monitoring, and chemical ecology, geology, engineering and modern physics. In various chemistry requirements and electives, I have become proficient data collection, computer analysis, and technical report writing. I have additional experience utilizing spectroscopy in agricultural patent research involving alternative pest treatment technologies and cosmetic material testing. I have worked in an industrial laboratory with UV light-curable materials involving formulation and quality control testing. I am currently working as a staff scientist.

Discrete Math

I received a BS in Applied Mathematics and Professional Chemistry. Advanced coursework includes Calculus (I, II, & III), Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus, Programming in Mathmatica, Numerical Analysis, Experimental Design, Statistical Sampling, and Probability/Statistics.

I also have four years of instructional assistance experience in mathematics at Butte College. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics (finite business and calculus), biology, chemistry, English, and physics; this was accomplished in a multi-disciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours. I tutored for the Department of Mathematics / Statistics, CA State Chico, for two years for both lower and upper division (advanced) coursework. I also tutored lower division finite business mathematics/statistics and business calculus for the Department of Business/Finance.

I am currently working as a staff scientist where I utilize Access database, SQL programming, and Excel analysis on a daily basis.

Microbiology

Hello. I have a diverse background in microbiology. I received a BS in Biological Science with an emphasis in ecology and with microbiology including coursework in microbiology, industrial microbiology, and microbial ecology. I also have four years of instructional assistance experience in microbiology at Butte College. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics; this was accomplished in a multidisciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours. I have taught an introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences as a graduate teaching associate and lecture test proctor.

I have aptitude and experience with various laboratory techniques, procedures, and scientific equipment operation. In microbiology, I became proficient with aseptic techniques, microbial isolation, and microbial identification. I have additional coursework in biochemistry, organic chemistry, ecology, genetics, environmental monitoring, toxicology, and chemical ecology. In various chemistry requirements and electives, I have become proficient in titration, data collection, computer analysis, and technical report writing. I have additional experience utilizing spectroscopy in agricultural patent research involving alternative pest treatment technologies and cosmetic material testing. I have worked in research and design for an industrial laboratory with UV light-curable materials involving formulation and quality control testing. Currently working as a staff scientist.

Organic Chemistry

I have a diverse background in Organic Chemistry. I received a BS in Professional Chemistry (American Chemical Society Certification) and Biological Science with an emphasis in ecology. Coursework in chemistry includes a year of Organic Chemistry (7 units), Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 units), Advanced Organic Laboratory (2 units), Biochemistry (3 units), Toxicology, Seminars in Organic Spectroscopy and Free Radicals in Biology. Have additional coursework in microbiology, industrial microbiology, and microbial ecology.

I also have four years of instructional assistance experience in chemistry at Butte College. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics; this was accomplished in a multi-disciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours. I have taught an introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences as a graduate teaching associate and lecture test proctor.

I have aptitude and experience with various laboratory techniques, procedures, and scientific equipment operation. I have additional coursework in biochemistry, organic chemistry, ecology, genetics, environmental monitoring, environmental chemistry, and chemical ecology. In various chemistry requirements and electives, I have become proficient in titration, data collection, computer analysis, and technical report writing. I have additional experience utilizing spectroscopy in agricultural patent research involving alternative pest treatment technologies and cosmetic material testing. I have worked in an industrial research and development laboratory with UV light-curable materials involving formulation and quality control testing. Currently working as a staff scientist.

TEAS

Hello. I have both breadth and depth in the sciences and mathematics, including microbiology, chemistry, and physics/physical science. I have been tutoring students for the TEAS test for two years. I received a BS in Biological Science with an emphasis in ecology and with microbiology and Applied Mathematics. I also have four years of instructional assistance experience in microbiology at Butte College. During this time at Butte College, I also tutored students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics. This was accomplished in a multidisciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours.

I have taught an introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences as a graduate teaching associate and lecture test proctor. I have also tutored through CSU, Chico Mathematics/Statistics Department, Business Department, Biology (Omicron) Club, Chemistry (SAACS), and Society of Physics Students (SPS).

I currently work as a staff scientist.

California State University, Chico
Chemistry, Math, Bio
California State University, Chico
Graduate Coursework

Education

California State University, Chico (Chemistry, Math, Bio)

California State University, Chico (Graduate Coursework)

Very Helpful — My daughter was really lost on this chapter. She seemed to feel confident and comfortable with it after her lesson. Thanks! ...

— Alisa, Oroville, CA on 3/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Group rate is available at the same base hourly rate for up to four students. Larger round-table group sessions are available as well as summer "boot camp" math and science sessions for students.

Travel policy

Kenneth will travel within 40 miles of Oroville, CA 95965.


About Kenneth

Hello. I have tutored children, high school students, college, university and graduate students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, and physics. At Butte College, I tutored in a multi-disciplinary (science/mathematics) capacity for over 1200 hours; this was accomplished in a drop-in and group tutoring capacity. I have also worked with English as Second Language (ESL), Disabled Student Services (DSS), Re-Entry, international, and talented/gifted students.

Instructional Experience:
*Multidisciplinary Science & Mathematics tutor for over eighteen years.
*Tutored children, high school students, college, university and graduate students in science/mathematics and editing skills.
*Instructional assistant at Butte College with over 1200 hours in a drop-in basis with individuals and groups for the Learning Resource Center in biology (including microbiology), chemistry, mathematics (at all levels, including statistics, calculus & differential equations), and physics.
*Science & Mathematics Mentor and Tutor for the Re-entry Center/Council at California State University, Chico.
*Tutored lower and upper division courses in mathematics for the Department of Mathematics/Statistics.
*Tutored lower and upper division courses in biology, chemistry, and physics for student academic organizations, including the biology honors society (Omicron), SPS (Society of Physics Students), and SAACS (Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society).
*Tutored lower division business mathematics/statistics and business calculus for the Department of Business/Finance.
*Instructional assistant for both historical and pre-historical archaeological sites.
*Instructional graduate assistant for Geographical Information System weekend training seminars utilized as interdepartmental training for instructor & professor skill update training.
*Instructional assistant involving basic language skills and writing composition workshop courses; presented selected topics to students; with 45 hours of instructor supervision.
*Graduate Teaching Assistant for introductory chemistry laboratory for the applied sciences and lecture test proctor, Department of Chemistry.
*Have experience working with ESL, DSS, international, and talented/gifted students.
Able to gauge student skill and identify problem areas.

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences/Mathematics (2004)
California State University, Chico, CA
Emphasis: Ecology with Microbiology. Option: Applied Mathematics

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (1997)
California State University, Chico, CA
Option: American Chemical Society Certification
Emphasis: Professional Chemistry and Ecology
Minor: Mathematics/Geoscience. Upper Division Honors Thematic Program

Honors Associate in Science in Social Science with Honors (1992),
Butte College, Oroville, CA
Emphasis: Anthropology & Archaeology
Honors Studies Program (1992). Academic Honors: Fall 1989, Spring 1992

Honors: Omicron Theta Epsilon (Biological Sciences Honors Society), Golden Key International Honor Society, National (American) Scholars Honors Society, Pinnacle National Honors Society, CSU, Chico Upper Division Honors Thematic Program, Honors Student Representative-Grant Committee-Council of Graduate Students, Phi Theta Kappa, and Butte College Honors Program, Nominee for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Certifications: Professional Chemist (BS), American Chemical Society; Writing Proficiency Program, Butte; Classical Studies Program, Butte; Archaeology & Archaeological Field Methods, Butte; Heavy Equipment Operation/Forklift Operation, Butte; Hazwoper (40 Hour), Butte; CBEST.

Background/Project/Research Experience:
I have aptitude and experience with various laboratory techniques, procedures, and scientific equipment operation including research and microwaves in tissue preparation for scanning and transmission electron microscopy. In microbiology, I became proficient with aseptic techniques, microbial isolation, and microbial identification. In various chemistry requirements and electives, I have become proficient in data collection, data/computer analysis, and technical report writing. I have additional experience utilizing spectroscopy in agricultural patent research involving alternative pest treatment technologies, microbiology, and cosmetic material testing. I have worked in industrial research and development with UV light-curable materials involving formulation and quality control testing.

I also have an aptitude for computers. I have experience with Geographical Information Systems technology involving database management, mapping techniques, and cartography. I also utilize MS software in data analysis, database analysis, SQL programming, and utilizing Excel/Access to provide information analysis for informed executive/management decisions.

I have additional coursework in Intro/Advanced Aerial Photo Interpretation, Geology, Physical Science, Hydrology, Watershed Hydrology, Microbial Ecology, Industrial Microbiology, Field Surveying, Toxicology, Chemical Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, soil genesis/classification, and Environmental Monitoring.

I have coursework in anthropology/archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, classical studies, English, geography, geology, history, physics, physical science, real estate, sociology, and psychology.

I returned to Butte College part-time student as a result of a corporate layoff/plant closure in order to expand my employment in finance/business administration/real estate. I will be completing coursework to continue with state licensing examinations. Currently working as a staff scientist.

Organizations- American Chemical Society (ACS), Health Professionals Association, California Association Professional Scientists (CAPS).

Activities - Baseball, swimming, backpacking, cycling, skiing, and sculpture.

American Red Cross CPR and first aid certified.

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Alisa, Oroville, CA on 3/3/14
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Education

California State University, Chico
Chemistry, Math, Bio
California State University, Chico
Graduate Coursework

Education

California State University, Chico (Chemistry, Math, Bio)

California State University, Chico (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Group rate is available at the same base hourly rate for up to four students. Larger round-table group sessions are available as well as summer "boot camp" math and science sessions for students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Oroville, CA 95965

Kenneth’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Mathematica, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SAS
Language:
Greek, Latin
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Geography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, SAT Math, TEAS
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
General Computer, Grammar, Greek, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, 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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