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Kevin B.

Harrisburg, PA

$45/hr

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Background check passed as of 4/17/14
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As a Chemistry and Physics Instructor at local community colleges over the past several years, I have discovered that many students struggle with science classes like chemistry and physics because they lack the necessary math skills. If they improve their math skills, the study of science becomes a more enjoyable experience. If you need to improve your math skills for a math class or a science class, I can help you.

I have also found that students who can see the connections between scientific concepts and the real life, are more interested in the science topics and perform better overall in science class. I draw on my experience in industry to make the concepts covered in science class more relevant to the everyday world (the real world). If you are struggling with your chemistry or physics course because there seems to be no connection to the real world, I can help you.

I hold a Masters degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and Bachelors degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College. As a Hydrologist for the US Geological Survey for six years, I studied the impact of various land use on the quality of groundwater. As a Manager of Environmental Compliance for a Private Company for about seven years, my main focus was operational oversight of the PA DEP permitted Industrial Waste Processing Facility to ensure environmental/safety compliance. I also developed treatment plans for industrial wastewater. In my role, I also served as the liaison with the public and regulatory agencies.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor A+"

- Tom, Camp Hill, PA on 2/4/14

"Highly Recommended "

- Asit, York, PA on 10/1/14

"Patient and took his time"

- Ana, New Cumberland, PA on 3/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Robin, Camp Hill, PA on 9/18/13

"I wish we had more math teachers like Kevin B.!!!"

- Lauren, Harrisburg, PA on 5/9/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Cori, Hershey, PA on 11/20/12

"Goes above and beyond to help you learn"

- Carly, Harrisburg, PA on 5/15/12

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Gary, Harrisburg, PA on 4/16/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Physics
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
GMAT, 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.

Logic

A study of Logic includes both the modes of reasoning and the use of valid reasoning. Logic is used in most intellectual activities, including philosophy, science, mathematics and computer programming. Logic examines general forms of arguments. Within mathematics, it is the study of valid inferences. Aristotle established logic as a formal discipline, giving it a fundamental place in philosophy.

In addition to learning about the history of logic in the study of ancient philosophy, I also studied the practical application of logic and reasoning with several other college courses including Advanced Logic.

I have also practiced the application of logic in my extensive studies in science and mathematics.

Saint Vincent College
Chemistry
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Saint Vincent College (Chemistry)

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Fantastic Tutor A+ — After 6 sessions, I have to say that Kevin is just flat out great. He clearly enjoys tutoring; he is always early for the appointment time, has excellent suggestions and feedback, and is incredibly thorough. He prepares his own study materials which are outstanding. He explains things very well and is patient and complete in doing so. My daughter says she is finally learning some math concepts ...

— Tom, Camp Hill, PA on 2/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates and rates for multiple hour lessons are negotiable.

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17101.


About Kevin

As a Chemistry and Physics Instructor at local community colleges over the past several years, I have discovered that many students struggle with science classes like chemistry and physics because they lack the necessary math skills. If they improve their math skills, the study of science becomes a more enjoyable experience. If you need to improve your math skills for a math class or a science class, I can help you.

I have also found that students who can see the connections between scientific concepts and the real life, are more interested in the science topics and perform better overall in science class. I draw on my experience in industry to make the concepts covered in science class more relevant to the everyday world (the real world). If you are struggling with your chemistry or physics course because there seems to be no connection to the real world, I can help you.

I hold a Masters degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and Bachelors degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College. As a Hydrologist for the US Geological Survey for six years, I studied the impact of various land use on the quality of groundwater. As a Manager of Environmental Compliance for a Private Company for about seven years, my main focus was operational oversight of the PA DEP permitted Industrial Waste Processing Facility to ensure environmental/safety compliance. I also developed treatment plans for industrial wastewater. In my role, I also served as the liaison with the public and regulatory agencies.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor A+"

- Tom, Camp Hill, PA on 2/4/14

"Highly Recommended "

- Asit, York, PA on 10/1/14

"Patient and took his time"

- Ana, New Cumberland, PA on 3/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Robin, Camp Hill, PA on 9/18/13

"I wish we had more math teachers like Kevin B.!!!"

- Lauren, Harrisburg, PA on 5/9/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Cori, Hershey, PA on 11/20/12

"Goes above and beyond to help you learn"

- Carly, Harrisburg, PA on 5/15/12

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Gary, Harrisburg, PA on 4/16/12

Education

Saint Vincent College
Chemistry
The University of Pittsburgh
Master's

Education

Saint Vincent College (Chemistry)

The University of Pittsburgh (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates and rates for multiple hour lessons are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17101

Kevin’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Physics
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
GMAT, 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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