Kirk T.

San Diego, CA


Math Tutor of the Year

In-person lessons
1750+ Hours
5.0 average from 741 ratings
Awesome tutor!
— Rebecca, San Diego, CA on 5/26/17


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Western Washington University


Western Washington University (Economics)

About Kirk

My name is Kirk, and I specialize in performing minor miracles. I have even performed a major miracle or two.

I am so confident in my ability to get you results, that I offer a money-back guarantee on ANY tutoring appointment. If you are not totally happy with your tutoring session, then you pay nothing.

I tutor as a full-time job, unlike the vast majority of other tutors, and if I don't get results, I don't eat. This means that I am very focused on getting students results.

I'm relatively expensive but people hire me semester after semester because I get results, save them time and reduce their stress levels.

Listed below are my qualifications, actual results and feedback from many happy students and parents.

I'm looking forward to helping you out!


Mesa College Math Tutor of the Year.

Seven-years experience at Mesa College Tutoring Center.

Tutored over 1000 students with a 90% pass rate.

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step notes done in four different colors of ink.

Math classes taken: 34, 38, 46, 96, 104, 116, 119, 121, 122, 141, 150, 151, 245, 252, 254.

Created a series of 50+ handouts to help solve common math problems.

Bachelor’s degree in economics.


Maria: Needed to pass statistics to graduate. Got strep throat, had cell phone stolen and ransomed, stopped going to class. Passed class and graduated.

Monika: 8-week intermediate-algebra class. First two test results were 25% and 32%. First test score after tutoring was 72%. Received a B.

Frank: Failed applied calculus twice. Seven hours of tutoring over a weekend and passed a make-up final (90%) and the class.

Christina: First two test scores in beginning algebra were 38% and 48%. She passed class and received highest test score in her entire life.

Jessica: Had to take four-month online statistics course in two weeks in order to start graduate school. Completed class in 12 days and received an A.

Izchel: Ready to drop 8-week online algebra class, finished with an A.


Colleen: "I met with the tutor [Kirk] today. He is amazing. I highly recommend him to any student struggling with statistics. This information not only makes sense now, but I am also jazzed about learning it. He started by disproving that I have a learning disability, built up my confidence, and then taught the information with absolute clarity."

Bertha: "You're expensive, but worth it." (Parent).

Lauren: "Thanks again for everything. You are a fantastic tutor!"

Megan: "Hey Kirk! I just wanted to say thank you for your help with math the beginning of this last semester. With your help I was able to gain back my math confidence! I ended up with a 97% in my math 116 class, pretty awesome considering I got an F last time."

Jillian: "If I hadn't had you, I definitely would not have passed! I wish that you could have tutored me from the start! I feel like that we’ll be spending lots of time together though when I'm taking stats!"
My name is Kirk, and I specialize in performing minor miracles. I have even performed a major miracle or two.

I am so confident in my ability to get you results, that I offer a money-back guarantee on ANY tutoring appointment. If you are not totally happy with your tutoring session, then you pay nothing.

I tutor as a
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I strive to be on time (or even early) for all my appointments. I ask my students to extend the same courtesy to me.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92111
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In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor!"

- Rebecca, San Diego, CA on 5/26/17

"Statistics Savior"

- Laura, Los Angeles, CA on 12/5/17

"Full scope professional"

- Greg, San Diego, CA on 11/20/17

"Great stats tutor"

- Safeen, El Cajon, CA on 10/24/17

"Best tutor out there"

- Daisean, Lemon Grove, CA on 10/17/17

"Great teacher!"

- Meagan, San Diego, CA on 10/12/17

"Great Session!"

- Zehna, San Diego, CA on 9/13/17

"Great Tutor"

- Vlad, San Diego, CA on 8/29/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient."

- Emanuel, Bonita, CA on 8/6/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Dawn, San Diego, CA on 7/16/17

"Warm and Helpful."

- Glory, San Diego, CA on 5/7/17

"Great teaching skills."

- Angela, La Mesa, CA on 4/18/17

"Very knowledgeable and organized."

- Cassidy, San Diego, CA on 3/28/17

"Unbelievably great!"

- Michael, Oak Park, CA on 3/27/17

"Miracle worker!!"

- Belinda, San Diego, CA on 3/10/17

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Morrie, La Mesa, CA on 3/5/17

"Everything will be ok."

- Andrea, San Diego, CA on 2/6/17

"Simplified everything"

- Ali, San Diego, CA on 2/5/17

"Great guy, even better results."

- Hector, San Diego, CA on 1/19/17

"The BEST tutor"

- Olivia, San Diego, CA on 12/15/16

"Patient and Great Tutor."

- Abdulrahman, San Diego, CA on 10/10/16

"Great Tutor"

- Nathan, La Mesa, CA on 9/24/16

"Best of the Best"

- Maria, San Diego, CA on 8/30/16

"Choose Kirk if you want RESULTS"

- Veronica, Carlsbad, CA on 8/6/16

"Very kind and patient"

- Nicol, San Diego, CA on 8/4/16

"Taught Me"

- Robert, San Diego, CA on 5/14/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Megan, San Diego, CA on 5/1/16

"Great experience"

- Stephanie, San Diego, CA on 3/24/16


- Keri, Mission Viejo, CA on 8/18/15

"Kirk is the man"

- Troy, San Diego, CA on 8/6/15

"Really can help you!"

- Stacey, San Diego, CA on 6/1/15

"Got me into my dream University. WONDERFUL Tutor."

- Heidi, San Diego, CA on 5/26/15

"All Around Awesome."

- Russell, San Diego, CA on 3/21/15

"Definitely A Miracle Worker!!!!"

- Andrea, San Diego, CA on 11/17/14

"Great Tutor"

- Cyrus, San Diego, CA on 11/6/14

"Great math tutoring"

- Alex, Santee, CA on 10/31/14

"How Kirk helped me move my math baggage issues"

- E, San Diego, CA on 10/3/14


- Sean, San Diego, CA on 10/2/14

"Makes math clear. Uses colored pens so you can follow the notes by yourself at home"

- McKenna, San Diego, CA on 9/25/14

"Great Tutor"

- Denton, La Jolla, CA on 9/17/14

"Amazing, talented tutor"

- Kristina, San Diego, CA on 9/13/14


- Andrea, La Jolla, CA on 6/9/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Jessica, San Diego, CA on 3/28/14

"Excellent math tutor!"

- Donna, Saratoga, CA on 2/25/14

"Above and beyond"

- Melissa, Encinitas, CA on 12/11/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sharon, El Cajon, CA on 11/24/12

"Great tutor!"

- Karen, San Diego, CA on 9/27/12

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Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

This class develops skills that are used in subjects as diverse as trigonometry, calculus and statistics. Most students breeze through the early material but then hit the wall when it comes to factoring. Unfortunately, factoring is the crucial skill that students must learn in algebra.

The good news is that I have developed a proprietary system for factoring that will make factoring one of your favorite things to do. Instead of fearing factoring, you will come to love it as I do!

Algebra 2

Subject matter covered in this class includes matrices, radicals, logarithms, domain, absolute value and systems of equations. In addition, graphing becomes more extensive and complicated.

My methods for teaching these subjects are unique and based on my experience tutoring thousands of students over a six-year time period. If you are looking for an easier way to learn algebra, then contact me. You will be happy that you did.


Calculus is known as a "major changer." What this means is that many students end up changing their major when they hit calculus. Do not be one of the 50% who fails calculus I.

I can get you through this class with a minimum of pain. Let me translate all of the abstract symbols, formulas and definitions into plain English. I also have many handouts that help you get through some of the tougher spots.

Please don't wait until you have failed a test or two to get help. Contact me early and reduce your stress and increase your scores.


I take a sophisticated approach to teaching the material in this class. I show students the connection between precalculus and calculus. I like to bring students up to speed on many calculus concepts while they are in precalculus.

For instance, I teach students about limits and the difference quotient which are both covered in the first few weeks of calculus. In addition, I will introduce them to the first derivative so that they are not overwhelmed in calculus I.


No subject strikes terror into the heart of a student like statistics does. I once had a stockbroker tell me that he had to take statistics three times before he passed.

It does not have to be so hard! God gave me the special ability to translate statistics into plain English. Using proven memory techniques, I connect new abstract concepts with things that you already know. I also know the author of the best-selling statistics book in the United States. The reason that I know him is that we correspond on a regular basis about statistics.

Please don't wait until you have failed several tests to contact me. Spend the money now and buy some peace of mind and high test scores.


If you did well in geometry, then you will do well in trigonometry. However, if you did not, then trig will literally have you going in circles. Speaking of circles, one of the first things I do is to teach my students how to draw the unit circle. Being able to easily draw the unit cicle is a big stress reducer!

I also have unique ways of remembering the dozens of formulas that trig uses. Lastly, I have a special graphing technique that will make graphing trig functions super easy.

Western Washington University


Western Washington University (Economics)

Awesome tutor!

I started Calculus 2 completely lost because of an awful teacher. After struggling through two weeks of trying to self teach myself the material, and miserably failing, I decided to see Kirk. He is incredibly organized and has hand-outs on every chapter/concept. He explains everything very thoroughly and does not move on until you understand the concept. He always makes time to meetup and makes su

— Rebecca, San Diego, CA on 5/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

I strive to be on time (or even early) for all my appointments. I ask my students to extend the same courtesy to me.

Travel policy

Kirk will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92111.