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Brent K.

Applied Math PhD

Applied Math PhD

$60/hour

  • 305 hours tutoring

About Brent


Bio

Hello, my name is Brent. I spent over 12 years teaching math at universities, and although I left academia for industry about two years ago, I miss talking with students about math, so I decided to start tutoring. As a student I always wanted to know why things worked they way they do, and didn't want to just memorize how to do something without understanding it. I take the same approach with teaching and tutoring, and always try to explain the underlying concepts, from as many different...

Hello, my name is Brent. I spent over 12 years teaching math at universities, and although I left academia for industry about two years ago, I miss talking with students about math, so I decided to start tutoring. As a student I always wanted to know why things worked they way they do, and didn't want to just memorize how to do something without understanding it. I take the same approach with teaching and tutoring, and always try to explain the underlying concepts, from as many different angles as needed, so that there is a good foundation to build on.

I have degrees in both "pure" and "applied" math, and have a lot of tutoring and teaching experience, so I have a broad knowledge base that allows me to put topics into context and explain why they are important. My experience has also given me insight into common student misconceptions and mistakes, which often allows me to focus the lesson on specific areas a student needs more work with.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions, or to schedule an appointment.


Education

Eastern Washington University
Mathematics
Eastern Washington University
Masters
Arizona State University
PhD

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Computer

MATLAB

MATLAB

I first learned Matlab over 12 years ago, for a numerical linear algebra course. Since then I have used it constantly, both in course work and during my research for my dissertation, and after graduating for my own projects. The college I taught at gave students a free license, and so I would often incorporate it into calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations classes.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a PhD in applied mathematics, and so I have taken discrete/finite math courses. I also taught at colleges for over 12 years, including multiple discrete math courses, and so I'm familiar with all the ideas and concepts, as well as how to explain them to students.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have a PhD in applied mathematics, and so I have taken discrete/finite math courses. I also taught at colleges for over 12 years, including multiple discrete math courses, and so I'm familiar with all the ideas and concepts, as well as how to explain them to students.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I first learned Matlab over 12 years ago, for a numerical linear algebra course. Since then I have used it constantly, both in course work and during my research for my dissertation, and after graduating for my own projects. The college I taught at gave students a free license, and so I would often incorporate it into calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations classes.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Brent has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 58 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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new his stuff

Went over a project I had in MAT 267 which I was stuck on, he was able to walk me through it and it all made sense. Will continue to see him for further tutoring to help study for tests and other projects I have.

William , 1 lesson with Brent

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Great communication and follow up; personable and relatable. Brent answered and explained concepts. After online appointment, a review of discussed subjects sent. Future appointments with Brent will definitely be scheduled.

Susie, 1 lesson with Brent

Very willing to help

Great guy, willing to help however necessary. Didn't end up going through with the session (my choice), but he certainly did his part preparing and communicating.

Chuck, 1 lesson with Brent

Great Tutor!

Brent is very knowledgeable and extremely patient. A real pleasure to work with! Highly Recommended for anyone looking to sharpen their skills.

Keith, 3 lessons with Brent

Very knowledgeable and patient

Brent was exceptional and patient with explaining the fundamentals of probability in a relatable way. He assisted me with working through some practice problems that aligned with the principles taught.

Angela, 1 lesson with Brent

Brent K. - saved the day

My son did not realize the insanely difficult task when he started a summer college course at the end of July. It was calculus 2. A difficult 3 month course compressed into 13 days. We had a family friend who began to help on day 1 but on day 2 we quickly realized he was over his head. A day later we discovered Wyzant and found Brent who saved the day. He was patient and flexible and most importantly knew his stuff. He made the insanity - sane. He made the impossible - possible. My son learned the material and got through the class successfully. Could not have done it without Brent.

Philip, 11 lessons with Brent

Knowledgeable and patient

I worked with Brent several times over the course of my Applied Linear Algebra class and he was wonderful! He knew what he was talking about and managed to make a complicated math concept easy for me to understand. I appreciate his patience with me and appreciate his help over the last 8 weeks. I will be utilizing his math knowledge again.

Adrienne, 6 lessons with Brent

I have never felt so confident during a statistics exam before Brent!

Brent was able to go over the practice exam study guide for statistics. Honestly, I cannot explain it -- Brent explains descriptive statistics in a more simplified format I could actually remember, and I have never felt so confident during a statistics exam before! Brent, Thank you.

Alysa, 5 lessons with Brent

Knowledgeable and understanding

Brent was very patient with me and broke down the items so I could understand it. He was kind and utilized my time wisely. I will definitely be booking another appointment with him.

BECKY, 6 lessons with Brent

Knowledgeable and understanding

Brent was very patient with me and broke down the items so I could understand it. He was kind and utilized my time wisely. I will definitely be booking another appointment with him.

BECKY, 6 lessons with Brent
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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Response time: 2 hours