"Great Tutor! A+!"
Sunny from Fairfax Station, VA
Kirt is one of the best tutors in my opinion. He can be available when you need. He shows up on time. He will email you back and forth as you need. He did a great job explaining all the material in a way I was able to really understand it. He truly makes it about you. Definitely one of the best tutor experiences I have ever had and I would recommend him 100%
Keven from Gaithersburg, MD
My experience wasn't so positive for the following reasons:
1. He was only on time for my first lesson. I'm assuming that was because he wanted me to make a good first impression. However, after that he wasn't on time ever again.
2. I was CONSTANTLY asking him to read through my homework assignment before we met so that he would be prepared for my questions. However, when it came time for my questions, he was always lost. Obviously because he never read my homework beforehand.
3. Because of a lack of preparation, I never really got my questions answered correctly. He would always come up with an answer, but it always left me more confused. When I would go back to the assignment, I would find that he was wrong. Hence, the need for preparation.
4. This was a programming class, and so outside of tutoring me, he wrote a draft of what he thought the homework assignment wanted. That way I could look through his code for help. In the end, the code didn't help. He also charged me for 2 hours of work. I'm not sure if he worked on it for more or less time, so I had to just trust him. I wouldn't let a tutor do the same for you, because you never know how long it actually took them.
Kirt replied on 4/8/2013:
I have no idea what Keven is talking about. It basically appears that Keven wanted me to do his work for him on our two lessons. We met via Skype rather than in person at his insistence. Since I was not taking his class there would always be questions regarding the material and how it was presented during his classes (he was taking an online class). Keven was in a class that was over his head as he lacked even a basic understanding of object oriented concepts and he had no idea how to write a program on his own or even extend a program from a given template. After our last interaction, where he had asked me to show him how to implement a working elevation in his building simulation, I delivered a program that satisfied the requirements of his assignment as per the professor's instructions and then I didn't hear from him again. I didn't at anytime do anything like what he is claiming - "wrote a draft of what he thought the homework assignment wanted" - this claim is complete nonsense. This review came to light *long* after our last interaction and I had not idea that he was dissatisfied. Consequently I will attempt at this late date to reimburse him the tuition charged.
"Excellent and very knowledgeable."
Ron from Silver Spring, MD
Kirt is an excellent and very knowlegeable tutor. He is flexible and able to work skillfully with my needs. He also responds promptly to any contact.
Linda from Owings Mills, MD
Very good tutor. He's very nice, patient, and he's very detailed and very knowledgeable in the subject. He was somewhat tardy (on time) but once he arrived things were good from there. I would recommend him to anyone needing help in JAVA.
Nasar from Sterling, VA
Kirt is a very knowledgeable instructor in Java programming. He is able to provide context to much of the learning that seems bland when taught at college. He is also punctual and easygoing.
Dale from Fort Washington, MD
Kirt was a great tutor. He explained things very well and was very patient. It was very easy to work out scheduling my sessions.
"A skilled, patient tutor who puts the student first"
Rich from Fredericksburg, VA
Kirt recently tutored my daughter (Junior in high school) in AP Java. My daughter and Java mixed like oil and water. She fell behind and was in real danger of failing the class. We contacted Kirt to save her grade. Kirt was punctual, professional and focused. He help my daughter grasp the basics of each lesson, left her with additional areas to study, and followed up with her between tutor sessions. My daughter ended up with a high C in the class, much better than the F she had at mid-terms. We were all very pleased with Kirt and his dedication to helping our daughter pass her AP Java class.
Jason from Washington, DC
Kirt is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted tutor with a great talent for teaching and instruction. I consider myself very fortunate to have studied with him and I look forward to more lessons and learning.
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Bee from Chevy Chase, MD
Kirt was professional, direct, and to the point. He is a good tutor and I look forward to working with him until I feel my goals have been met. I'm very glad I persisted and reached out to him.
Maureen from Bethesda, MD
Kirt is a pleasure to work with as a tutor. He is very proficient in C++ and can convey information about programming in general very clearly that I find to be a huge plus.