My name is Kevin. I was a Secondary Education Major, Mathematics concentration, at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary emphasis in Physics. I am certified to teach in Pennsylvania. I have over 7 years prior tutoring experience in one-on-one situations; I specialized in preparation for the S.A.T. Math portion. I have also tutored math subjects from 7th grade General Math through Calculus, at both the high school and college level.
I believe there is more than one way to approach a problem. Too many students try to "brute force" their way through math, and get frustrated. Like any task, this often results in wasted time and materials. I will try to talk about the problem with the student, to help them get an understanding of the construction of the problem, so they can find the best approach. I also discuss test-taking strategies and word problems, as these are two items that many students often find as pitfalls and barriers.
I currently work in the Information Technology department of a financial services company doing application development and providing support of the platforms I administer. In my spare time, I stretch my creativity through woodworking, a hobby I took up over the last year.
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