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Kelvin is a Santa Clara University graduate and is one of the highest rated and experienced math tutors in the WyzAnt system. He is an active substitute teacher and has a great ability to help kids understand math. You will see an immediate improvement once he begins with your student. He has 4 kids of his own (ages 24, 21, 17 and 15) and has worked with students as a tutor, youth worker, coach and substitute teacher for over 20 years. He has a unique ability to relate and communicate well with his students.
Algebra is a building subject. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. If you don't understand one of the foundational steps, you will get lost later on. Kelvin uses multiple techniques to help students understand the basics of Algebra. He has the ability to explain things in a couple different ways so that they make sense to the students.
Geometry is a puzzle game. Whether it is the Pythagoream Theorem or parallel lines or angles, each problem gives you enough clues to find the answer - you just need to know the tricks to unlock the puzzle. Kelvin has a unique ability to help students see the clues, learn the tricks and succeed in Geometry. He uses a number of different techniques and can explain the concepts a couple different ways, so that students understand and learn quickly.
Pre-Algebra is a subject that builds on itself. Each lesson uses what was learned before. If you don't understand one of the foundational steps, you will get lost later on. Kelvin uses multiple techniques to help students understand the basics and does a thorough review so those building blocks stay fresh. He has the ability to explain things in a couple different ways so that they make sense to the students.
Good Start — My son had his first tutoring session with Kelvin last night. He was prompt and professional. My son found him engaging and knowledgeable. A few more sessions are needed to fully assess how effective the tutoring is, but so far, he's off to a good start. ...
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