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Kevin B.

Lafayette, IN

$55/hr

One-on-one lessons in math, engineering, and technology

Usually responds in about 49 minutes

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I am a mechanical engineer by training and have been tutoring since 2008, including two years of experience tutoring undergraduate engineering students at a top-ranked institute. I have received formal training as tutor, taken several courses on teaching methodology, and won an award for my tutoring work. I currently teach elementary- and high-school-level math at a local learning center. I can tutor at any subject level and provide ACT/SAT/GRE test prep, typically in one hour blocks once or twice per week. I can help you on your homework directly or help you learn the material conceptually so you're able to tackle a wide variety of problems. Whatever your age or background, I can help you succeed in your coursework!

Testimonials

"Doesn't waste time/money"

- Lana, West Lafayette, IN on 2/12/14
Kevin replied on 2/12/2014

Thanks for the feedback! He told me via text today that he'd be surprised if he didn't get an 'A', so I think we're off to a great start. The rate at which we've been able to work on the material is a testament to your son's abilities more than my own!

"saved my gpa"

- Charles, Lafayette, IN on 11/25/13
Kevin replied on 11/26/2013

Thanks for the feedback, Charles!

"Great Tutor"

- DONALD, Akron, OH on 9/13/13
Kevin replied on 9/13/2013

Thanks, Donald. It's been great working with you, and I look forward to helping you tackle the rest of your assignments this Fall.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemical Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
AutoCAD,
C,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Fortran, HTML, Linux,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Python, UNIX, Visual Basic
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Business:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
C++,
Finance, Grammar, HTML, 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.

AutoCAD

I have been using various CAD and solid modeling programs for the past nine years, including AutoCAD, FreeCAD, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and CATIA. Most of my work in these programs is geared towards drafting engineering drawings. I have many years' experience helping others learn to use CAD software as well as troubleshoot issues in existing drawings.

C

I have eight years' experience coding in C. I have taken several courses that use extensive C programming (microchip programming, numerical solvers). I have some experience tutoring people in programming in a formal setting, but most of my experience is informal (e.g., helping coworkers with their code). When tutoring programming in general, my strategy is to teach the student the logic behind the structure and how to use references effectively. Rarely is route learning employed or encouraged.

C++

I have five years' experience in C++ programming, mostly with numerical solvers. I have taken courses that employ C++ to solve problems in fluid mechanics, granular flows, and general engineering problems. I also have experiencing debugging and troubleshooting large C++ programs used by the modeling community.

Chemical Engineering

Though my department was Mechanical Engineering, my graduate studies in powder mechanics were widely considered to fall within Chemical Engineering. I have attended several ChE conferences and read numerous papers in the field. I have experience tutoring Chemical Engineering students at the undergrad level, especially in subject areas which overlap with Mechanical Engineering.

Computer Programming

I have over a decade's worth of experience in computer programming, including code development, debugging, maintenance, and teaching. Languages with which I'm familiar include (but are not limited to) C/C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN, and Java. Most of my programming experience is related to numerical methods (e.g., computational fluid dynamics), and I have tutored students in many different programming languages for engineering courses.

Differential Equations

I have a mathematics minor and have taken five courses in differential equations (DE) and many others which apply them in an engineering setting. I have many years' experience tutoring students in DEs of all types, including PDEs. I can teach both theory and application for many different solution methods, including series solutions and Laplace transforms.

Linear Algebra

I've taken four courses in linear algebra at various levels and have tutored in the subject for over five years. My experience in using linear algebra is focused on numerical methods, but I have taught it in both practical and theoretical settings. I can also tutor linear algebra in engineering settings (e.g., solving large systems for vibration analysis).

Linux

I am an active Linux user and have been for over six years. I have experience in many of the popular Linux flavors (e.g., Ubuntu and Red Hat) as well as a number of niche varieties. I have experience with remote computing in a Linux environment and have written short guides on the subject. If you're looking for someone to help you understand Linux, particularly the command line, I'm both passionate about the subject and have practical experience. I am a mechanical engineer by training with two years of experience tutoring undergraduate engineering students at a top-ranked institute.

MATLAB

I have been an active MATLAB user for seven years and am familiar with many of the languages and programs it uses (e.g., C, Java, and gnuplot). I have been tutoring engineering students in MATLAB course material for the past five years and have ample program debugging experience. I also am familiar with many of the MATLAB extensions and packages (e.g., Simulink). I can handle cases ranging from basic (e.g., first programming experience) to complex (e.g., graduate student attempting to write a research script).

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and have been tutoring students in the field for the past five years. I have worked with students on topics ranging from engineering fundamentals to advanced ME topics including (but not limited to) CFD, FEM, vibration analysis, and robotics. My tutoring approach in engineering is geared towards helping the student understand general concepts so they'll be able to tackle similar problems in the future.

Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology
Purdue University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology

Purdue University (Graduate Coursework)

Doesn't waste time/money — Kevin is very good working with my son on exactly what he needs and for the amount of time that he needs. He doesn't schedule "unnecessary" tutoring sessions or spend excessive time beating a dead horse! However, the proof will be in the pudding as my son had his first exam last night!! I will provide an update on the results!! Thanks Kevin! ...

— Lana, West Lafayette, IN on 2/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Contact me for more details for your particular situation

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 15 miles of Lafayette, IN 47904.


About Kevin

I am a mechanical engineer by training and have been tutoring since 2008, including two years of experience tutoring undergraduate engineering students at a top-ranked institute. I have received formal training as tutor, taken several courses on teaching methodology, and won an award for my tutoring work. I currently teach elementary- and high-school-level math at a local learning center. I can tutor at any subject level and provide ACT/SAT/GRE test prep, typically in one hour blocks once or twice per week. I can help you on your homework directly or help you learn the material conceptually so you're able to tackle a wide variety of problems. Whatever your age or background, I can help you succeed in your coursework!

Testimonials

"Doesn't waste time/money"

- Lana, West Lafayette, IN on 2/12/14
Kevin replied on 2/12/2014

Thanks for the feedback! He told me via text today that he'd be surprised if he didn't get an 'A', so I think we're off to a great start. The rate at which we've been able to work on the material is a testament to your son's abilities more than my own!

"saved my gpa"

- Charles, Lafayette, IN on 11/25/13
Kevin replied on 11/26/2013

Thanks for the feedback, Charles!

"Great Tutor"

- DONALD, Akron, OH on 9/13/13
Kevin replied on 9/13/2013

Thanks, Donald. It's been great working with you, and I look forward to helping you tackle the rest of your assignments this Fall.

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Education

Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology
Purdue University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology

Purdue University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Contact me for more details for your particular situation

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lafayette, IN 47904

Kevin’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemical Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
AutoCAD,
C,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Fortran, HTML, Linux,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Python, UNIX, Visual Basic
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Business:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
C++,
Finance, Grammar, HTML, 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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