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Kevin N.

(UPenn Grad) Professional Full-Time Tutor and College Counselor

(UPenn Grad) Professional Full-Time Tutor and College Counselor

$80/hour

  • 108 hours tutoring

  • Reseda, CA 91335

About Kevin


Bio

Hi! My name's Kevin, and I want to help you get into the school of your dreams!

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and Computer Science and have been tutoring for over 10 years, during which time I've worked for four different tutoring companies, accumulated over 4000 hours of tutoring experience, 1000 of which has been online.

Using the skills and insight I've gained from my previous work experiences, I design an individualized tutoring plan for every...

Hi! My name's Kevin, and I want to help you get into the school of your dreams!

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and Computer Science and have been tutoring for over 10 years, during which time I've worked for four different tutoring companies, accumulated over 4000 hours of tutoring experience, 1000 of which has been online.

Using the skills and insight I've gained from my previous work experiences, I design an individualized tutoring plan for every student that I work with. Every student has his or her own unique learning style, and so I believe that every student should have his or her own unique studying plan.

I offer a FREE consultation to any student interested in tutoring or college counseling. During the initial consultation, we can discuss your goals and discuss how you can best achieve them. We can even make a study plan together to map out a basic idea of how we're going to hit specific goals!

Students I've worked with in the past have gone on to attend schools including, but not limited to:
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont McKenna

My specialties include the following:
- SAT (Reading, Writing, Math, Essay)
- ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Essay)
- SAT Subject Tests (Math Level 1C, Math Level 2C, Literature)
- middle and high school math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB)
- college application counseling (building a competitive profile, presenting yourself in the best possible light on applications, and writing personal statements)
- computer science (AP Computer Science A, Scratch, AppInventor, SNAP, Java)

My standardized test record:
Old SAT: 2390/2400
New SAT: 1580/1600
ACT: 35/36
SAT Subject Test Math 2C: 800/800, Chemistry 790/800, Biology 780/800


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: My rate is negotiable. I love working with students who are motivated and passionate about what they do and am willing to make accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/14/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Science

Computer Science

At the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Computer Science course (CIS 110) for 3 years. During these three years, my approval rating never went below 98%! I've also tutored students in APCS for the past 4 years - every student I've worked with has passed the AP test with a 4 or higher! I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and Computer Science

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have thousands of hours of standardized test prep tutoring experience, hundreds specifically with ACT English. I can help you understand not only the grammar rules and concepts covered in this section, but the best strategies to maximize your score! I like to take a detailed, analytical approach to this test.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have over 1000 hours of experience tutoring the ACT. For the reading section, I believe it's crucial to understand the structure of ACT reading passages, the types of questions commonly asked, and how to read to find the answers to questions.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Having tutored the SAT Reading for over 10 years, I know the ins and outs of the test. I've also helped to design curriculum for the SAT Reading specifically.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have thousands of hours of standardized test prep tutoring experience, hundreds specifically with ACT English. I can help you understand not only the grammar rules and concepts covered in this section, but the best strategies to maximize your score! I like to take a detailed, analytical approach to the SAT Writing test.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As the foundation to higher math, it is crucial that students understand Algebra 1. I like to prove even basic concepts and then connect them to advanced ones to help students build a strong foundation for success in math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having tutored many students in Algebra 2, I believe a common problem is the conceptual difficulty of the subject combined with the fast pace of the class. By breaking down concepts, showing concrete examples, and then working through sample problems together, I believe it's possible to help any student strengthen their foundation in math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Through years of tutoring geometry, I've come to understand that success in geometry hinges upon both memorization of formulas and a strong conceptual foundation. Former students say that I at excel at breaking down complex concepts and making sure you understand how and why something works instead of just what it is.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Calculus is my favorite type of math, but I've noticed that many students dread or even hate calculus. I believe this is because of a weak pre-calculus foundation. A strong pre-calculus foundation is crucial to understanding not just HOW to solve problems, but WHY we're solving these problems in the first place.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I edited a SAT Math textbook and know the ins and outs of the test. Not only can I help you understand the content on the test, I can also teach you strategies specifically tailored to your learning and test-taking styles in order to help raise your math score.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

Having tutored the SAT Reading for over 10 years, I know the ins and outs of the test. I've also helped to design curriculum for the SAT Reading specifically.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I edited an ACT Math textbook and have over a thousand hours of experience tutoring all sections of the ACT. I like to cover not only math concepts with my students, but also the specific strategies necessary to succeed on this test.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As the foundation to higher math, it is crucial that students understand Algebra 1. I like to prove even basic concepts and then connect them to advanced ones to help students build a strong foundation for success in math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having tutored many students in Algebra 2, I believe a common problem is the conceptual difficulty of the subject combined with the fast pace of the class. By breaking down concepts, showing concrete examples, and then working through sample problems together, I believe it's possible to help any student strengthen their foundation in math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Through years of tutoring geometry, I've come to understand that success in geometry hinges upon both memorization of formulas and a strong conceptual foundation. Former students say that I at excel at breaking down complex concepts and making sure you understand how and why something works instead of just what it is.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Calculus is my favorite type of math, but I've noticed that many students dread or even hate calculus. I believe this is because of a weak pre-calculus foundation. A strong pre-calculus foundation is crucial to understanding not just HOW to solve problems, but WHY we're solving these problems in the first place.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I edited a SAT Math textbook and know the ins and outs of the test. Not only can I help you understand the content on the test, I can also teach you strategies specifically tailored to your learning and test-taking styles in order to help raise your math score.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I love tutoring math! With trigonometry, I find that it can be difficult for students as it involves both memorization and also a strong conceptual understanding of a new idea. By building upon earlier concepts learned in geometry, I think it's possible to help any student develop a strong foundation.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As the foundation to higher math, it is crucial that students understand Algebra 1. I like to prove even basic concepts and then connect them to advanced ones to help students build a strong foundation for success in math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having tutored many students in Algebra 2, I believe a common problem is the conceptual difficulty of the subject combined with the fast pace of the class. By breaking down concepts, showing concrete examples, and then working through sample problems together, I believe it's possible to help any student strengthen their foundation in math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Through years of tutoring geometry, I've come to understand that success in geometry hinges upon both memorization of formulas and a strong conceptual foundation. Former students say that I at excel at breaking down complex concepts and making sure you understand how and why something works instead of just what it is.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Calculus is my favorite type of math, but I've noticed that many students dread or even hate calculus. I believe this is because of a weak pre-calculus foundation. A strong pre-calculus foundation is crucial to understanding not just HOW to solve problems, but WHY we're solving these problems in the first place.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I've worked for multiple college counseling companies and have helped many students achieve their college dreams. I can help you find colleges that fit your profile and interests, find the "right" activities to do and classes to take, and fill out the application and write amazing personal statements that admissions officers will want to read. Contact me for a FREE consultation!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have over 1000 hours tutoring the ACT. To succeed on this test, it's crucial to understand the skills that are being tested and to understand the format of the test. I like to break down the test, then focus on timing strategies to deal with the fast pace.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As the foundation to higher math, it is crucial that students understand Algebra 1. I like to prove even basic concepts and then connect them to advanced ones to help students build a strong foundation for success in math!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having tutored many students in Algebra 2, I believe a common problem is the conceptual difficulty of the subject combined with the fast pace of the class. By breaking down concepts, showing concrete examples, and then working through sample problems together, I believe it's possible to help any student strengthen their foundation in math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Through years of tutoring geometry, I've come to understand that success in geometry hinges upon both memorization of formulas and a strong conceptual foundation. Former students say that I at excel at breaking down complex concepts and making sure you understand how and why something works instead of just what it is.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I edited a SAT Math textbook and know the ins and outs of the test. Not only can I help you understand the content on the test, I can also teach you strategies specifically tailored to your learning and test-taking styles in order to help raise your math score.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have thousands of hours of standardized test prep tutoring experience, hundreds specifically with ACT English. I can help you understand not only the grammar rules and concepts covered in this section, but the best strategies to maximize your score! I like to take a detailed, analytical approach to this test.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I edited an ACT Math textbook and have over a thousand hours of experience tutoring all sections of the ACT. I like to cover not only math concepts with my students, but also the specific strategies necessary to succeed on this test.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have over 1000 hours of experience tutoring the ACT. For the reading section, I believe it's crucial to understand the structure of ACT reading passages, the types of questions commonly asked, and how to read to find the answers to questions.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have over 1000 hours tutoring the ACT. To succeed on this test, it's crucial to understand the skills that are being tested and to understand the format of the test. I like to break down the test, then focus on timing strategies to deal with the fast pace.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I've worked for multiple college counseling companies and have helped many students achieve their college dreams. I can help you find colleges that fit your profile and interests, find the "right" activities to do and classes to take, and fill out the application and write amazing personal statements that admissions officers will want to read. Contact me for a FREE consultation!
PSAT,

PSAT

Having been a National Merit Scholarship Qualifier and Finalist, I know what it takes to do well on the PSAT. I've tutored countless students, many of whom have also qualified for the National Merit.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I edited a SAT Math textbook and know the ins and outs of the test. Not only can I help you understand the content on the test, I can also teach you strategies specifically tailored to your learning and test-taking styles in order to help raise your math score.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Having tutored the SAT Reading for over 10 years, I know the ins and outs of the test. I've also helped to design curriculum for the SAT Reading specifically.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have thousands of hours of standardized test prep tutoring experience, hundreds specifically with ACT English. I can help you understand not only the grammar rules and concepts covered in this section, but the best strategies to maximize your score! I like to take a detailed, analytical approach to the SAT Writing test.

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Helpful and In-Depth tutor.

Kevin taught me some strategies to use and he showed me an effective approach to answering questions quickly, yet accurately. He is very thorough and commits to making sure that you understand what's going on.

Darrien, 3 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable and skillful

Working on ACT Prep with my son. He is very careful and knowledgeable. Listens carefully, understands the needs and recommends approaches. Customizing a program for my son that works for him.

Yuliya, 10 lessons with Kevin
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$80/hour

Kevin N.

$80/hour

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