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Ken S.

Castro Valley, CA

$66/hour

Working scientist, PhD, nuclear physicist, vast experience

4.8 average from 125 ratings
Helped understand concepts and improve grade!!
— Christina, Alameda, CA on 12/7/15

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PhD

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Ohio State University (PhD)

About Ken

I've been teaching or tutoring for over twenty years in some form or another. For me the reward from tutoring is when I see that a student has caught onto an idea, when the light bulb goes on. In my career I've not only studied physics, mathematics and statistics, but applied them as well as time management and study skills. I can help a student succeed in all these areas.

My career has included a PhD in Nuclear Physics, postdoctoral work in nuclear astrophysics and over twenty years of experience in everything from teaching, to doing physics to advising policy makers on technical topics at a national laboratory.

Students should know that my focus is on teaching for mastery of a subject, I will only rarely teach to a test.
I've been teaching or tutoring for over twenty years in some form or another. For me the reward from tutoring is when I see that a student has caught onto an idea, when the light bulb goes on. In my career I've not only studied physics, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted if the meeting place is close to me and to accommodate small groups of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 24 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546
Background Check: Passed

"Helped understand concepts and improve grade!!"

- Christina, Alameda, CA on 12/7/15

"Knowledgeable, experienced, and patient tutor."

- John, Livermore, CA on 4/21/16

"Good feedback to parent after 1st session"

- Karen, San Leandro, CA on 2/10/16

"Knew his stuff"

- Leonardo, Hayward, CA on 8/28/15

"Makes things make sense"

- Susan, Castro Valley, CA on 6/13/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics

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Ohio State University
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

Ohio State University

Ohio State University (PhD)

Helped understand concepts and improve grade!! — I'm so glad Ken is a physics tutor. My son wants to do physics as a career, but was struggling. Ken made sure my son was understanding the concepts, not just getting his homework done. My son went from below average to above average in just a few sessions. I expect the improvement to continue. Thanks Ken!! ...

— Christina, Alameda, CA on 12/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $66.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted if the meeting place is close to me and to accommodate small groups of students.

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 24 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546.