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Kirk T.

Math Tutor of the Year

Math Tutor of the Year

$62/hour

  • 1,918 hours tutoring

  • Linda Vista San Diego, CA 92111

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Rebecca, 19 lessons with Kirk

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About Kirk


Bio

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...

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!

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

ACTUAL RESULTS:

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.

STUDENT FEEDBACK:

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!"


Education

Western Washington University
Economics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $62
  • Rate details: I strive to be on time (or even early) for all my appointments. I ask my students to extend the same courtesy to me.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92111
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/5/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

Calculus

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics

Statistics

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

Calculus

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

Calculus

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics

Statistics

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

Calculus

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.
Statistics

Statistics

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.

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very great and patient teacher

Kirk has a very organized and helpful way of teaching and also gives a very helpful handouts, and he is a very patient teacher, i would really recommend to everyone to take a lesson with him.

Mo, 8 lessons with Kirk

Perfect tutor who understands his students

Not only did Kirk know his information, he perfectly understood how to teach you new information as well as clarify any confusion from class lessons. He has a surefire process that actually works and was always ready to tutor and work just as hard as I was!

Chance, 9 lessons with Kirk

Statistics Savior

The first thing I want to do is publicly thank Kirk for being the most incredible tutor on the planet. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be getting an A in statistics! You truly do have a gift of teaching Statistics. You have taken a subject that is so abstract and challenging to comprehend, and break it down in to concepts I can understand and apply to every day life. Kirk is the most organized and dedicated tutor. From day one he came prepared with handouts on material that will be taught in class. Kirk knows the curriculum, so the material he showed me would later be taught in class and I would already have had exposure to it. Kirk has so much knowledge on the subject that he knows the order in which the class will be taught; chapter by chapter, Kirk will have you prepared for every class and every exam. Kirks notes are color coded (blue, green, red and black). He will walk you through a problem step by step and assign the colors accordingly, so when you get home and review his notes they will all be so easy to understand. He not only makes things easy to understand but when the session is over you are able to do problems on your own with ease. Kirk is willing to go the extra mile for you if you are dedicated and show that you are willing to put in the work. He can't take the class for you, but if you show enough effort and are willing to take some direction, the pay off you will receive is so worth it. Kirk has been tutoring for a very long time, and he has built a system that works.every.single.time. If you follow SIMPLE instructions and listen to him, you will be guaranteed an A in any class he is tutoring you in. Since this statistics class I haven't taken math in over 11 years. I was so worried that I wouldn't even be able to get a C in the class. I have met with Kirk 2 times a week the last 16 weeks. Since my grade in the class is so high, I have been excused from taking the final. My last 4 exam scores were all A's. My teacher told me I didn't have to take the final. I am beyond grateful for Kirk. He is a wonderful tutor and person. If you chose him as your tutor you will not regret it!!!

Laura, 30 lessons with Kirk

Full scope professional

Kirk has been great helping our daughter with her calculus. As parents living across the country from our freshman, we have been incredibly impressed with his summaries and attention to the needs of the whole student. He has given us a perspective and way forward that was missing. We are very satisfied with his work and our daughter now has confidence she can master the subject.

Greg, 9 lessons with Kirk

Great stats tutor

Is very understanding and patient, the only tutor that worked for me and I have tried several. Stats is my weakness and Kirk has been helping me build my confidence every time I meet with him.

Safeen, 3 lessons with Kirk

Best tutor out there

Kirk taught me a lot of things I had trouble with and now I’m more confident on these things. Kirk is the best tutor I have ever been in touch with. Very helpful!

Daisean, 2 lessons with Kirk

Great teacher!

Amazing as usual. I couldn’t do calculus without him! I have a test this week coming Up and feel way more prepared after going through concepts with him!

Meagan, 5 lessons with Kirk

Great Session!

Not only did he give me the confidence to believe I am capable, he had some great handouts and methods to master and take on some challenging problems. I look forward to working together again in the future!

Zehna, 2 lessons with Kirk

Great Tutor

Very organized and knowledgeable. has the lesson plan prepared ahead of time so you dont have to come with anything. uses lots of different colors and very patient to explain new or repeat old ideas

Vlad, 5 lessons with Kirk

$62/hour

Kirk T.

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