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Ken B.

Akron, OH

$40/hr

Math and Economics Tutor

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Hi,

I thought I'd provide some history about why I started tutoring with this website. A good portion of my part-time job income during college came from tutoring for introductory math and economics classes. After college, where I graduated with a Mathematics/Economics major, I started working as an actuary. A lot of my actuarial work included developing complex mathematical models for insurance, then using those models to help companies determine how to invest insurance premiums to make sure they earned enough money to make claim payments down the road. I did and still do find this modeling work interesting, but wanted to find a job that was more helpful to my local community, rather than a global insurance company.

I quit in April of 2011 to start organic farming, especially after reading that a lot of the health insurance costs came from diets lacking enough real foods (fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables). Tutoring is a way to supplement my income during the winter months, though I will be doing limited tutoring in the farming season as well.

My tutoring methods cater to the students need for what is being learned. For instance, an aspiring painter that is preparing for the SATs might benefit more from math test-taking skills and memorization tricks. Someone who planned on majoring in math in college would benefit more from a deeper and intuitive understanding of mathematical relationships. To me, the tutoring approach depends entirely on why the student needs the knowledge, and how they'd like to apply it in the future.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Kevan, Berea, OH on 3/12/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Sandie , Akron, OH on 10/31/14

"Good Actuary Tutoring"

- Jonathan, Wooster, OH on 9/11/14

"Very helpful"

- Roni, Uniontown, OH on 4/28/14
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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.

Actuarial Science

I have 5 years of experience working as an actuary in both insurance and consulting. I am an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, meaning I have passed all the preliminary actuarial exams.

University of Delaware

Education

University of Delaware

Very Patient — Ken has been the best! I needed someone to help me with my managerial economic course. Although it was last minute, he made time in his schedule to help me out. He takes the time to explain the material in detail so that you have a thorough understanding. I can brag now that with his help I am flying through the course material because everything is "clicking" On my last assignment, I got a perfec ...

— Kevan, Berea, OH on 3/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44333.


About Ken

Hi,

I thought I'd provide some history about why I started tutoring with this website. A good portion of my part-time job income during college came from tutoring for introductory math and economics classes. After college, where I graduated with a Mathematics/Economics major, I started working as an actuary. A lot of my actuarial work included developing complex mathematical models for insurance, then using those models to help companies determine how to invest insurance premiums to make sure they earned enough money to make claim payments down the road. I did and still do find this modeling work interesting, but wanted to find a job that was more helpful to my local community, rather than a global insurance company.

I quit in April of 2011 to start organic farming, especially after reading that a lot of the health insurance costs came from diets lacking enough real foods (fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables). Tutoring is a way to supplement my income during the winter months, though I will be doing limited tutoring in the farming season as well.

My tutoring methods cater to the students need for what is being learned. For instance, an aspiring painter that is preparing for the SATs might benefit more from math test-taking skills and memorization tricks. Someone who planned on majoring in math in college would benefit more from a deeper and intuitive understanding of mathematical relationships. To me, the tutoring approach depends entirely on why the student needs the knowledge, and how they'd like to apply it in the future.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Kevan, Berea, OH on 3/12/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Sandie , Akron, OH on 10/31/14

"Good Actuary Tutoring"

- Jonathan, Wooster, OH on 9/11/14

"Very helpful"

- Roni, Uniontown, OH on 4/28/14

Education

University of Delaware

Education

University of Delaware


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44333

Ken’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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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