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Kevin T.

Riverside, CA

$50/hour

Professional Math Tutor, SAT/ACT Math Specialist

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1000+ Hours
5.0 average from 441 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Tasha, Corona, CA on 8/5/17

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UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts

Education

UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts

About Kevin

I have a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring mathematics and SAT/ACT test preparation. Over the years I have discovered very effective strategies and techniques for working with students, and I have developed great skill in clearly explaining difficult concepts and problems from a number of perspectives. More importantly, I am very good at individualizing my instruction according to each student's unique needs, goals, and abilities. As a result, my students routinely experience dramatic improvements in academic performance, confidence, and SAT and ACT test scores. I am quite confident I am one of the best math and test prep tutors you can find anywhere.

Each of my students receives my best effort and a commitment to their success, both in and out of the classroom, and I teach with a high level of passion and enthusiasm. I am a highly experienced professional educator, and since I work extremely hard to help my students realize their greatest potential, I expect each student engage in the learning process with their best effort. I only work with students who care. For potential regular-schedule clients, I typically require an in-person interview/consultation with both parent and student to ensure the best possible tutoring arrangement. I expect that my students and their parents take tutoring and test prep seriously, and I expect my clients treat appointments with me just like appointments with any other skilled professional, such as a doctor or lawyer.

NOTE: I teach and tutor from my professional office which provides a secure, convenient, and efficient learning environment for my students and their parents. My office is complete with dry erase boards, testing rooms, vending machines, waiting areas, WiFi, security monitoring, textbook library, worksheets/handouts, practice tests, and more. For all my regular-schedule students I am available by text message between tutoring sessions.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you are ready to transform your educational experience.

Additional details:

Yes, I can help with IB mathematics (International Baccalaureate), including both SL and HL levels, and I am fantastic at helping students with integrated math, including integrated math 1, integrated math 2, and integrated math 3.

I have worked as both a paid and volunteer research assistant in two university-level research laboratories at UC Berkeley, resulting in my being published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.

I have passed, each on the first attempt, all the relevant California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in math and chemistry. I hold a valid Certificate of Clearance along with a valid substitute teaching permit, each issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb
I have a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring mathematics and SAT/ACT test preparation. Over the years I have discovered very effective strategies and techniques for working with students, and I have developed great skill in clearly explaining difficult concepts and problems from a number of perspectives. More importantly, I am Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: $50 charged for every hour cancelled or rescheduled without 24 hours notice

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Riverside, CA 92506
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Tasha, Corona, CA on 8/5/17

"Excellent SAT Math Tutor"

- Robert, Sun City, CA on 10/9/17

"Happy Camper"

- Maria, Riverside, CA on 9/6/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Mindy, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 7/12/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Yvonne, Riverside, CA on 6/2/17

"Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry"

- Cynthia, Fontana, CA on 5/16/17

"The best"

- Laura, Corona, CA on 3/6/17

"Excellent in teaching his knowledge of math"

- Angelina, Riverside, CA on 1/9/17

"Amazing!"

- Julie, Riverside, CA on 11/20/16

"Satisfied Student"

- Tiffany, Beaumont, CA on 10/21/16

"Helpful"

- Brandy, Riverside, CA on 6/9/16

"Great Tutor"

- Jessica, Corona, CA on 5/26/16

"Awesome"

- Akein, Riverside, CA on 5/15/16

"Knowledgeable, patient and encouraging"

- Pat, Riverside, CA on 5/12/16

"Excellent, caring tutor"

- David, Riverside, CA on 5/8/16

"Very informative"

- John, Hemet, CA on 5/1/16

"Kevin knows his stuff and makes sure you really understand the concepts."

- Paul, Riverside, CA on 3/16/16

"The great communicator"

- Layla, Riverside, CA on 3/16/16

"Julia's Math tutorials"

- Jennifer, Riverside, CA on 3/16/16
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
CBEST,
College Counseling, Common Core, PSAT,
SAT Math
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

With the proper combination of dedicated practice along with guidance from an experienced coach, students can dramatically improve their ACT scores. I know what works to boost performance because I have accumulated many years of experience working for professional test-prep and tutoring companies. I have helped dozens of ACT students realize terrific improvements because, not only am I expert at teaching the exam's math content, but I am also very skilled at delivering effective score-boosting strategies and techniques.

For serious students I typically administer a diagnostic test and create a personalized, goal-oriented plan of study, complete with regularly scheduled full-length practice exams. Longer-term preparation and practice is recommended because it allows the student adequate time to master the strategies and concepts that optimize performance.

ACT Science

The ACT science test is more about scientific reasoning, and not so much about scientific knowledge. There is a strong emphasis on critical reading skills, data interpretation, and argument analysis. The time crunch in this section can seem unforgiving, but with enough practice and proper guidance from an experienced coach, this test, like all other standardized tests, can be hacked. I've got 8+ years of experience showing students how to crush these types of exams, and the ACT science section is no exception.

Algebra 1

I have nearly a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring algebra 1 and integrated math. I am highly skilled at helping students relate to algebraic concepts and methods. I have taught complete algebra 1 courses to home-schooled and summer school students, so if you are interested in having your child take (or retake) algebra 1 for credit, please contact me so we can discuss your options.

Algebra 2

I have nearly a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring algebra 2 and integrated math. I have taught complete algebra 2 courses to home-schooled students, so if you are interested in having your child take or retake algebra 2 for high school credit, please contact me so we can discuss your options. I have passed all the relevant California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in this area.

Calculus

My experience with this subject has mainly focused on helping students with AP calculus, but I have also worked with many college students taking business calculus and calculus I at RCC, Cal Baptist, La Sierra, and a few other colleges. I've got lots of extra worksheets, released exam questions, practice tests, and a calculus textbook collection to help you power through this subject.

CBEST

I passed the CBEST on the first attempt, and I can help you pass it too! The math portion contains multiple-choice questions that assess knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, measurement, and geometry, all areas I have extensive experience teaching. If you are worried about passing the CBEST because of the math section, please contact me because I am confident I can help you pass this thing, even if math isn't your favorite subject in the world.

Chemistry

Over the years I have helped dozens of students with AP chemistry, honors and regular chemistry, and general chemistry at RCC and Cal Baptist (especially pre-nursing and pre-physician assistant students). I have had terrific success preparing students for both the AP exam and the SAT chemistry subject tests. I've got a file cabinet filled with handouts, problem sets, practice tests, and released exam questions to help you prepare.

Elementary Math

My interest in elementary math developed more recently after having met too many algebra and geometry students who struggle with foundation-level concepts and skills. I feel that, mostly because of the way the system works, many teachers lack expertise outside of their particular grade level and are therefore limited in their capacity to connect one topic to another in a coherent way. If your child has been struggling with common core, I can help with elementary math starting at about the 5th or 6th grade level.

Geometry

I have nearly a decade of professional experience tutoring geometry and I am highly skilled at helping students relate to geometric concepts and problems. I have taught and coached complete UC-approved geometry courses to home school students and student-athletes. If you are interested in having your child take geometry for credit (or retake it for a better grade), please contact me so we can discuss your options.

Prealgebra

If your child has been struggling with Common Core prealgebra, please contact me because I am great at helping students "connect" to math, allowing them to begin constructing the solid mathematical foundation they'll need for their future academic success. This class encompasses a diversity of concepts, but I have a long track record of helping students relate to math in ways that can transform frustrated students into happy students.

Precalculus

I have a decade of professional experience working with high school and college precalculus and trigonometry students. My library contains several popular precalculus textbooks, and I have collected a great number of worksheets, handouts, and formula sheets to help students effectively navigate this class.

PSAT

When it comes to the standardized college entrance exams, long-term preparation and training reliably yields dramatic score improvements and maximizes each student's potential. The summer after the freshman year is a great time to begin training with the PSAT. I cannot overemphasize the importance of starting early and, since this is your child's future we're talking about, I urge you to select a highly experienced test prep expert with a long record of success.

SAT Math

I have a decade of professional experience teaching SAT mathematics and test-prep to hundreds of college bound students. I am expert at teaching the exam's math content along with practical test-taking strategies. For motivated students dedicated to my structured program of study, I create an individualized, goal-oriented plan, complete with periodic practice exams to monitor progress. My methods reliably deliver significant score increases. Dozens of my students have boosted their scores well into the 700s in the math section of this test. Of course, I've had the pleasure of helping create SAT math perfect-scorers.

Regularly scheduled sessions over several weeks or months is recommended because it allows the student adequate time to master the strategies and concepts that optimize performance. Please contact me right away if: (1) your child cares about his or her SAT score, but needs motivation to study; or (2) your child struggles with anxiety or lacks confidence during exams; or (3) your child is deficient in any SAT math content area; or (4) your child is trying to achieve a specific score goal; or (5) you would like your child to maximize his or her SAT math Level 1 or Level 2 subject test score.

Trigonometry

I have many years of professional experience working with high school and college trigonometry students. My library contains several popular precalculus and trigonometry textbooks, and I have accumulated a great number of worksheets, handouts, and formula sheets to help students effectively navigate this class.

UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts

Education

UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Kevin has really helped my daughter, filling in knowledge gaps from her previous math classes. He's patient, very knowledgeable about math, the SAT, and college admissions. My daughter started working with Kevin after a disappointing PSAT score in sophomore year. I was so impressed at our first meeting, when he asked about her SAT goals, and college plans, and then tailored the sessions to meet he

— Tasha, Corona, CA on 8/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: $50 charged for every hour cancelled or rescheduled without 24 hours notice

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 8 miles of Riverside, CA 92506.