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Kirill Z.

Willowbrook, IL

$45/hr

Physics, math tutor with great knowledge and teaching skills

Background check passed as of 11/22/14
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Physics, math tutor with great knowledge and teaching skills

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When I was a schoolboy, my classmates called me "our emergency helper" because of my ability to assist them and explain things clearly. I have been teaching or tutoring during most part of my career, first tutoring job involved third and sixth graders who needed help with mathematics. Then I tutored freshman students, later I became a graduate student and taught the section of physics laboratories for science majors for three years. During my postdoctoral appointment at Los Alamos, I tutored a student in physics for MCAT test. Twice I worked as an instructor at a summer camp at the Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, teaching a group of middle-school students small physics-based courses, "Principles of Engineering Design" and "Nuclear Physics."

When teaching, I use student-oriented approach. It is my student, who determines the pace and the way of learning, I will use leading questions and encourage a student to ask his/her own questions to promote better understanding of the subject taught. I firmly believe that the best results are achieved when a person understands fundamental concepts and basic rules and is capable of applying them to problems. Such understanding helps a student to discover things himself, this ability empowers a student and builds his/her self-confidence. On the contrary, simple memorization of standard formulas and/or typical solutions is the way to bind yourself with the cords of dogmatism. I believe that I have skills and abilities to explain complex concepts in a simple and clear way and would like to help anyone, who is interested, achieve understanding and gain knowledge.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Results!!"

- Ivy, Clarendon Hills, IL on 12/2/14

"Good tutor with a lot of knowledge and patience"

- Nabor, Cicero, IL on 10/8/14

"Very knowledgeable"

- Mary, Downers Grove, IL on 5/15/14

"Great tutor"

- Linda, Orland Park, IL on 4/29/14

"Great Tutor"

- Andrew, Westmont, IL on 9/12/13

"Very Helpful"

- Jeff, Aurora, IL on 8/9/13
Language:
Russian
Business:
GMAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GMAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I am an expert in math and I certainly know all the material pertaining to the ACT test. I had a few lessons with a student who is going to take ACT, and I tutored him in the test preparation. I also tutored him in the simple test strategies.

ACT Science

I have taken various science classes since high school. Classes I took included: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy. I am also a professional scientist, who practices scientific methods and does scientific analysis of the data.

Algebra 1

I have known algebra since high school and I used to help my classmates with it all the time. Since then I learned math all the way to Calc 3 , complex variable functions, and other graduate school level classes.

Algebra 2

I have a Ph. D. in physics, courses in math up to Calculus 2 and Theory of complex variable functions.

Astronomy

I had astronomy in high school. I will also teach Introductory Astronomy in the next semester. Additionally, I studied astronomy independently since I was 10.

Calculus

I took several courses in Calculus as an undergrad and complemented them with a few other courses in high-level math, including Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and some others.

Chemistry

I had minor in chemistry as undergraduate student. I took several courses in chemistry, including general chemistry, chemical kinetics, and a few others.

Differential Equations

I took a special course "Differential Equations" as an undergraduate student. Later I also took a course "Mathematical Methods in Physics," which involved solving differential equations with partial derivatives.

Geometry

I have more than 20 years of knowledge of geometry, all the way up to high level of geometry at undergraduate courses level. I also had minor in Chemistry and took several classes in General, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, and Chemical Thermodynamics.

GMAT

I tutored GMAT physics to a prospective medical school student. I devised questions to probe her understanding, explained concepts, and helped her to master problem solving techniques.

Linear Algebra

I took a course in linear algebra during my undergraduate studies. I have also used linear algebra in physics courses extensively. Additionally, I have experience teaching physics with the application of linear algebra to students.

Physical Science

I am a professional physicist, who studied physics since 7th grade. I have taken general physics courses, theoretical physics courses, and experimental courses in physics. I also tutored physics and related topics to many students. I also was a TA for the physics courses at my Ph. D. institution.

Physics

Ph.D. in physics with the GPA 4.0. Worked as a teaching assistant for 2 and a half years, taught at summer camps. I have been tutoring a student in physics for the past three months.

Prealgebra

I've known prealgebra since 5th grade. I also taught this subject for one semester to 6th grade students in 1995, back in Russia. I also tutored it to few kids in US. I usually use practical problems to connect material covered to the real-life situations.

Precalculus

I have taken Calculus, all the way to Calc III, so I have extensive knowledge of Precalculus. I also tutored it to several people over the 2013-2014 year. I had pre-calculus in my high school, completing accelerated mathematics program.

Russian

I am a native speaker. I believe this is enough. In addition, I always had straight A's for Russian language and literature at school.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring a student in SAT math, practicing problem solving with him, covering test curriculum. We also practice test strategies. I also teach extra information, which might be helpful in finding useful shortcuts to solve the problems.

Trigonometry

I took trigonometry as part of my algebra course in middle and high school. I also took more advanced courses, where trigonometry and trigonometric functions have been extensively used. One of those courses would be Linear Algebra, where scalar and vector products of vectors involve trigonometric functions.

Kirill’s Resources

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This is another way to find a distance between two parallel lines. This derivation was suggested to me by Andre and I highly recommend him and his answers to any student, who wants to learn math ans physics. This derivation requires the knowledge of trigonometry and some simple trigonometric identities, so this may be suitable for more advanced students.   Once again, we have two... read more

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Master's
Washington State University Pullman
PhD

Education

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Master's)

Washington State University Pullman (PhD)

Wonderful Results!! — My daughter was having trouble understanding concept in her high school physics course. Kirill was very knowledgeable, easy going, and presented the information in a clear fashion. My daughter was actually laughing during their sessions. The few intensive sessions before my daughter's exam proved to be extremely beneficial. My daughter earned a solid "B" on her second exam after not doing well on ...

— Ivy, Clarendon Hills, IL on 12/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kirill will travel within 20 miles of Willowbrook, IL 60527.


About Kirill

When I was a schoolboy, my classmates called me "our emergency helper" because of my ability to assist them and explain things clearly. I have been teaching or tutoring during most part of my career, first tutoring job involved third and sixth graders who needed help with mathematics. Then I tutored freshman students, later I became a graduate student and taught the section of physics laboratories for science majors for three years. During my postdoctoral appointment at Los Alamos, I tutored a student in physics for MCAT test. Twice I worked as an instructor at a summer camp at the Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, teaching a group of middle-school students small physics-based courses, "Principles of Engineering Design" and "Nuclear Physics."

When teaching, I use student-oriented approach. It is my student, who determines the pace and the way of learning, I will use leading questions and encourage a student to ask his/her own questions to promote better understanding of the subject taught. I firmly believe that the best results are achieved when a person understands fundamental concepts and basic rules and is capable of applying them to problems. Such understanding helps a student to discover things himself, this ability empowers a student and builds his/her self-confidence. On the contrary, simple memorization of standard formulas and/or typical solutions is the way to bind yourself with the cords of dogmatism. I believe that I have skills and abilities to explain complex concepts in a simple and clear way and would like to help anyone, who is interested, achieve understanding and gain knowledge.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Results!!"

- Ivy, Clarendon Hills, IL on 12/2/14

"Good tutor with a lot of knowledge and patience"

- Nabor, Cicero, IL on 10/8/14

"Very knowledgeable"

- Mary, Downers Grove, IL on 5/15/14

"Great tutor"

- Linda, Orland Park, IL on 4/29/14

"Great Tutor"

- Andrew, Westmont, IL on 9/12/13

"Very Helpful"

- Jeff, Aurora, IL on 8/9/13
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Education

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Master's
Washington State University Pullman
PhD

Education

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Master's)

Washington State University Pullman (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Willowbrook, IL 60527

Kirill’s Subjects

Language:
Russian
Business:
GMAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GMAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT,
Russian

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.


Kirill’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 Kirill. View all of Kirill’s resources

This is another way to find a distance between two parallel lines. This derivation was suggested to me by Andre and I highly recommend him and his answers to any student, who wants to learn math ans physics. This derivation requires the knowledge of trigonometry and some simple trigonometric identities, so this may be suitable for more advanced students.   Once again, we have two... read more


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