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Kirk met with me the morning before a big test and eased my nerves. He went over everything I needed to know and explained it in way that I understood rather than just showing me the work. He was very prepared and had made his own worksheets for how to do functions, they were so helpful and easy to understand. I was able to remember all the info I needed for the test after meeting with him and will definitely be keeping him around for all my future math classes.
Great tutoring lesson. Haven't taken any math lessons/classes for over 15 years and I was nervous and embarrassed going into the lesson, but Kirk was great and made me feel comfortable.
I am an adult learner, finishing my BS in business after years out of the educational process. My Business Math class has terrified me, as I have had severe math anxiety since about 7th grade. The math content is an integral part of the business program, so it terrifies me all the more, especially in the accelerated format required for this schooling.
I looked on WyzAnt as a matter of desperation, already behind the ball, and I found Kirk. We have had approximately two tutoring sessions per week over the last three weeks. What I found very helpful: He uses colored pens for each step in the process. Sounds simple, but it's really, really helpful to determine which piece of writing is the problem, which is action on the problem, and which is a part of my instructional notes for later reference.
He also gave me lots of handouts with step-by-step instructions - "cheat sheets." One of my biggest problems is trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do with a question and where to start (seems to be the most common problem for my math classmates as well). "How to find the y-intercept," "How to graph a quadratic function" or "How to factor a trinomial" are examples, and it becomes a matter of following steps. This makes math much less terrifying for me.
Kirk doesn't zip through it at light speed. He is methodical, with a pretty even demeanor. This is very important for me - and I assume you, for anyone else needing a math tutor - because anyone needing to a math problem needs to understand the sequence, and the process, and do the calculations, so going too quickly is detrimental. I need to be clear on each step or the whole thing goes sideways. Most "math people" find math so instinctual that they tend to zip through an explanation.
Kirk asks me what my goals are for the lesson each time. Then he concentrates on that thing only. If I ask him for broader basic concepts, he does that, too. I had an open-notes math midterm test last night (basic algebra, equation of the line, functions, graphing, etc.). I got an A. I don't think I have ever had an A on a math test in my life, let alone under these circumstances. I still have the anxiety, but I now have hope. Kirk is expensive, but the cost/benefit analysis for this integral part of my education makes the decision a no-brainer.
Kirk explains everything in a way that is easily understood and then eases you into more complex problems. The colored pens really help later on when you're studying the material.
Everything is starting to make sense! I got an A on my in class quiz thanks to Kirk T. He helped me understand when to use the different t,z, and chi squared tables and what formulas go with what type of problem. I also understand how to come to conclusions on the null and alt hypothesis testing!
Kirk worked with my daughter on pre-calculus prior to her first test of the semester. His patience and clear explanations of the coursework was greatly appreciated. He also provided her with additional materials and handouts that reinforced the areas covered in the tutoring session. My daughter received an A on the test. It was her highest test grade in several years. Thanks Kirk!
Kirk hopefully, fingers crossed, helped my son graduate. He had an outdated book and a teacher who didn't have a lot of knowledge on the subject. With the help of Kirk my son was able to pass his first final and is taking the second today. Thank you Kirk for coming to the rescue!
We cannot thank Kirk enough for the time he spent working with our daughter this evening on such short notice. Kirk was very professional and extremely thorough with every aspect of his chapter review, even teaching our daughter new tricks. He cares very deeply about the student understanding the subject matter, and is very generous with his time.
Kirk has proven to be an amazing tutor for our daughter, providing professional, reliable, expert help with her college Algebra. We feel so lucky to have found him on WyzAnt, not knowing what to expect, but with his patient, positive style, our daughter received the highest grade in the class on her first test. Kirk is also easy to get a hold of, answering emails quickly and sending us a weekly update, which we did not expect and is not the case with other tutors we have used. We couldn't recommend Kirk more highly!
He was readily available to meet with me. He was prepared and went above and beyond. He made review sheets with laws and rules I could use to help me with my class and future classes. He uses colored pens to see the problems better and understand them. He used metaphors for me to remember equations and placements. I would definitely recommend him.
Kirk has by far been the best tutor in the area of College Algebra and Trigonometry. He is extremely reliable and very knowledgeable in this area. Kirk is a little more expensive than other tutors, however, he is well worth the extra few dollars. He is pleasant to work with and has a wonderful personality. I would highly recommend Kirk for tutoring. You would not be disappointed or feel helpless!!!
Kirk taught me more about algebra then my own teacher did in three weeks! In three hours Kirk was able to prepare me for my test and he gave me a lot of confidence. I highly recommend Kirk, he's worth the money!
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