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Curt J.

Waipahu, HI

$40/hr

Math/Science/General Ed Tutor in Waikele

Usually responds in about 22 hours

Math/Science/General Ed Tutor in Waikele

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I graduated from Washington State University in May 2012 with a B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics and a minor in Physics. Going through this difficult process with a wife and two young children, I recognize the challenges modern families face. Since graduating, I have started helping friends and other students with their studies, and found I have quite a knack for breaking down complex ideas and making them easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and I can honestly say that tutoring is just as much a hobby as it is serious work. I have frequently considered pursuing teaching as a future second career, and tutoring provides me the ability to do so on a one-to-one basis.

Beyond college education, I have extensive real-life experience and training that I apply to teaching students both young and old. My career has provided me a wellspring of knowledge on public speaking, supervision, advising, and--most importantly--limitless faith in the powers of self-reliance and self-confidence. I spend a lot of time working with my six-year-old daughter, getting her excited about learning and actively engaged in discovery and exploration. I also have several years past experience as a Campfire Special Sitter, where I was educated and certified in caring for children with physical and mental disabilities. The most critical thing I learned from that experience is children with disabilities are still just children; they deserve the same care, attention, and respect of any child. If you convince a child of their own innovation and cleverness, they will never let you down.

I'm a firm believer in empowerment of students. As the old "give a man a fish" analogy goes, my approach to education focuses on enabling the student to discover the answers for themselves. I like to be provided with details on what they're learning before each session so I can prepare a plan that reviews the material in a meaningful way, ensures they understand what they're being taught, and gives us an opportunity to work out the problems together until THEY are satisfied they have learned what they came to learn. I've found these principles are just as effective with college students as they are with grade school children.

While regular clients are nice, I believe it should be the goal of every tutor to build students up to the point where tutoring is no longer necessary. I truly look forward to getting you or your students actively engaged in learning, and providing you with the tools necessary to succeed well after our sessions have concluded.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Northwood, ND on 3/1/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
AFOQT,
ASVAB
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, 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.

AFOQT

I have taken the AFOQT myself, with scores of 91 Pilot, 66 Navigator, 99 Academic Aptitude, 99 Verbal, 95 Quantitative. With the exception of the Navigator section, all of my scores are far above the average for this test. My tutoring methods for this material include utilizing study materials that I found useful for my preparation, specifically Barron's Military Flight Aptitude Tests and Peterson's Master the Officer's Candidate Tests. I also emphasize how the AFOQT is different from normal tests, in that you only have 30 seconds per question. To better prepare students for this, I show them how to better read the question so they can identify extraneous information they don't need, and how to get partial solutions in order to find an accurate answer quickly. Speed is the key, and all of my instruction for this test focuses on improving their speed and focus.

Religion

I attended Catholic school from K-12th Grade, where we were required to take a religion course each year, to include studies of world religions beyond Christianity, with specific focuses on Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Furthermore, my job involves geopolitical analysis of foreign countries, to include studies on the local religions and their influence on the local populace. Tutoring methodology would include discussion of religious traditions, the key texts and tenets of the faiths being covered, various sects and/or subsets of a religion, common misconceptions and history.

Curt’s Resources

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Hi Ashjah, Determining the common ratio of a quadrilateral means finding a common factor of its four angles, such that Ax+Bx+Cx+Dx = 360°, where ABCD are the ratios of angles relative to each other, and x is the common factor.   The best way to show you the steps...

Washington State University

Education

Washington State University

Great Tutor — Curt was very helpful with Calculus. He is easy to get a hold of to schedule meetings and shows up reliably for scheduled meetings. ...

— Lisa, Northwood, ND on 3/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel charge for students over 1hr away at regular hourly rate.

Travel policy

Curt will travel within 30 miles of Waipahu, HI 96797.


About Curt

I graduated from Washington State University in May 2012 with a B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics and a minor in Physics. Going through this difficult process with a wife and two young children, I recognize the challenges modern families face. Since graduating, I have started helping friends and other students with their studies, and found I have quite a knack for breaking down complex ideas and making them easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and I can honestly say that tutoring is just as much a hobby as it is serious work. I have frequently considered pursuing teaching as a future second career, and tutoring provides me the ability to do so on a one-to-one basis.

Beyond college education, I have extensive real-life experience and training that I apply to teaching students both young and old. My career has provided me a wellspring of knowledge on public speaking, supervision, advising, and--most importantly--limitless faith in the powers of self-reliance and self-confidence. I spend a lot of time working with my six-year-old daughter, getting her excited about learning and actively engaged in discovery and exploration. I also have several years past experience as a Campfire Special Sitter, where I was educated and certified in caring for children with physical and mental disabilities. The most critical thing I learned from that experience is children with disabilities are still just children; they deserve the same care, attention, and respect of any child. If you convince a child of their own innovation and cleverness, they will never let you down.

I'm a firm believer in empowerment of students. As the old "give a man a fish" analogy goes, my approach to education focuses on enabling the student to discover the answers for themselves. I like to be provided with details on what they're learning before each session so I can prepare a plan that reviews the material in a meaningful way, ensures they understand what they're being taught, and gives us an opportunity to work out the problems together until THEY are satisfied they have learned what they came to learn. I've found these principles are just as effective with college students as they are with grade school children.

While regular clients are nice, I believe it should be the goal of every tutor to build students up to the point where tutoring is no longer necessary. I truly look forward to getting you or your students actively engaged in learning, and providing you with the tools necessary to succeed well after our sessions have concluded.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Northwood, ND on 3/1/14

Education

Washington State University

Education

Washington State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Travel charge for students over 1hr away at regular hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Waipahu, HI 96797

Curt’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
AFOQT,
ASVAB
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, 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.


Curt’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Curt. View all of Curt’s resources

Hi Ashjah, Determining the common ratio of a quadrilateral means finding a common factor of its four angles, such that Ax+Bx+Cx+Dx = 360°, where ABCD are the ratios of angles relative to each other, and x is the common factor.   The best way to show you the steps...


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