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Nathan K.

Worcester, MA

$45/hr

Theory Meets Practice

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Background check passed as of 11/27/14

Theory Meets Practice

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I specialize in moving you from where you are to where you want to be. My style is a whole-life approach to learning. That is all. If I am familiar with it, I can teach you. In most cases, if I don't know it, I can teach myself and help you improve. My experience is that learning is both simple and pleasurable when you approach it with the right mind.

I have a B.S. in Psychological Science from WPI (located in Worcester, MA) which is essentially an undergraduate degree in designing and analyzing scientific experiments. I graduated with high distinction in 2008. Since then, I have worked in two education research and development labs designing and evaluating curricula and learning progressions with a focus on web applications.

WPI is a tech school, so although I'm a psychology major, I'm quite proficient in math and science and can easily tutor calculus, physics, and chemistry at the college level. My background in learning and countless hours practicing my trade allow me to structure lessons to scaffold students in these topics all the way from middle school (even laying the ground work in primary, although thinking of it that way is a stretch).

My teaching experience comes from guiding students through web-based science activities in urban classrooms (middle school), tutoring university students privately, and (oddly enough) teaching dance classes to all ages (from private lessons to classes of 100+) which I consider to have awoken me to effective teaching technique – something people might find surprising given my formal graduate work in the learning sciences. To give a word of explanation, I find that science does not currently understand learning well enough to engineer good teachers – rather, they have to come into their own through experience.

"Insightful and creative tutor"

- Debbie, Holden, MA on 5/2/12

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Athena, Worcester, MA on 8/3/12

"Excellent tutor, very bright"

- RITA, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/3/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Computer:
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Tango
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, SPSS, 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.

Tango

I teach a general style of partner dancing developed by my group in Worcester MA. It is based largely off our experiences with Argentine Tango and I would recommend it to any milongueros looking to improve.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PsychologicalScience

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (PsychologicalScience)

Insightful and creative tutor — I have really appreciated Nathan's willingness to think deeply about how to help my 11th grade son with his writing assignments, and more fundamentally, with figuring out how to master this intellectual challenge. Nathan goes beyond getting the task done and wants his students to have the tools to tackle the kinds of thinking and writing that they will need in college and even graduate school with ...

— Debbie, Holden, MA on 5/2/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Nathan will travel within 5 miles of Worcester, MA 01609.


About Nathan

I specialize in moving you from where you are to where you want to be. My style is a whole-life approach to learning. That is all. If I am familiar with it, I can teach you. In most cases, if I don't know it, I can teach myself and help you improve. My experience is that learning is both simple and pleasurable when you approach it with the right mind.

I have a B.S. in Psychological Science from WPI (located in Worcester, MA) which is essentially an undergraduate degree in designing and analyzing scientific experiments. I graduated with high distinction in 2008. Since then, I have worked in two education research and development labs designing and evaluating curricula and learning progressions with a focus on web applications.

WPI is a tech school, so although I'm a psychology major, I'm quite proficient in math and science and can easily tutor calculus, physics, and chemistry at the college level. My background in learning and countless hours practicing my trade allow me to structure lessons to scaffold students in these topics all the way from middle school (even laying the ground work in primary, although thinking of it that way is a stretch).

My teaching experience comes from guiding students through web-based science activities in urban classrooms (middle school), tutoring university students privately, and (oddly enough) teaching dance classes to all ages (from private lessons to classes of 100+) which I consider to have awoken me to effective teaching technique – something people might find surprising given my formal graduate work in the learning sciences. To give a word of explanation, I find that science does not currently understand learning well enough to engineer good teachers – rather, they have to come into their own through experience.

Testimonials

"Insightful and creative tutor"

- Debbie, Holden, MA on 5/2/12

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Athena, Worcester, MA on 8/3/12

"Excellent tutor, very bright"

- RITA, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/3/12

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PsychologicalScience

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (PsychologicalScience)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Worcester, MA 01609

Nathan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Computer:
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Tango
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, SPSS, 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.


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