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Stephen K.

Pittsburgh, PA

$70/hr

Accelerated High School and College Prep Tutoring

Background check passed as of 10/19/12
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Accelerated High School and College Prep Tutoring

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I have been tutoring for several years and I have learned a great deal about how to maximize my effectiveness as an educator and how to both stimulate the student's interest in their success and gain confidence in his or her intellectual abilities. I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and currently finishing graduate degrees in both psychology and physics. My education has helped me structure my approach as a tutor in that I am different from just a "homework helper." I build relationships with my students and inspire them to do their best by boosting the confidence of each student because academic success ultimately hinges on the student's self confidence.

I work with my students to discover their strengths and weaknesses as well as how they learn best. I use a combination of technology, "real-life" applications of concepts, and student driven lesson planning. This allows each student to have some control in how their sessions will be structured so each session they have to opportunity to be taught in a manner that works best for them - it truly makes a huge difference in their performance. We all know that everyone learns differently, but by working 1-on-1 and taking the time to get to know each student, I can effectively teach each concept differently with each student according to how he or she learns best.

Professionals looking for 1-1 insurance or securities licensing are encouraged to contact me for details.

Logistics:
I tutor most of my students from my home or office (both located in Mt. Lebanon). Occasionally I will travel to a student's home under certain circumstances.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion
Art:
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7
Corporate Training:
Business,
College Counseling,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, 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.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring all levels of algebra since I began my tutoring business. I currently work with 12 students at different grade levels studying algebra at both the standard and honors levels

Business

I have expertise in both the educational and practical levels. I have an undergraduate degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and I have started and currently run my own business so I have experience from the planning stages all the way through the day-to-day execution of accounting, marketing, and customer relations.

College Counseling

The admissions process is constantly changing and while many students think a high GPA and good SAT scores are enough, the complete application and essays (along with the interview) carry a huge amount of weight in the admissions environment today. I work with students and parents to choose a school where the student will excel in a program that is both practical and enjoyable.

I work almost exclusively with students that are qualified and desire to attend top-tier universities. I stay very informed about the processes, trends of these schools because gaining admission is largely dependent on having someone who knows the details of the admission processes that elite universities use when making their decisions.

As a graduate (and current employee) of Carnegie Mellon University, I have a diverse social network to help answer any questions during the application process. I also work intensely on helping the student craft a creative application that allows them to stand out. This includes extensive work on essay writing and interview prep.

Discrete Math

I took several college courses dealing with the unique logical, graphical, and algebraic situations that one must deal with when working with discrete quantities.

Carnegie Mellon University
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
Other

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 0 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15216.


About Stephen

I have been tutoring for several years and I have learned a great deal about how to maximize my effectiveness as an educator and how to both stimulate the student's interest in their success and gain confidence in his or her intellectual abilities. I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and currently finishing graduate degrees in both psychology and physics. My education has helped me structure my approach as a tutor in that I am different from just a "homework helper." I build relationships with my students and inspire them to do their best by boosting the confidence of each student because academic success ultimately hinges on the student's self confidence.

I work with my students to discover their strengths and weaknesses as well as how they learn best. I use a combination of technology, "real-life" applications of concepts, and student driven lesson planning. This allows each student to have some control in how their sessions will be structured so each session they have to opportunity to be taught in a manner that works best for them - it truly makes a huge difference in their performance. We all know that everyone learns differently, but by working 1-on-1 and taking the time to get to know each student, I can effectively teach each concept differently with each student according to how he or she learns best.

Professionals looking for 1-1 insurance or securities licensing are encouraged to contact me for details.

Logistics:
I tutor most of my students from my home or office (both located in Mt. Lebanon). Occasionally I will travel to a student's home under certain circumstances.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
Other

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Stephen’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion
Art:
Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7
Corporate Training:
Business,
College Counseling,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, 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.


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