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Kirk T.

Math Tutor of the Year

Math Tutor of the Year

$69/hour

  • 3,216 hours tutoring

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Bio

COVID 19 Update: I now do all of my tutoring online. I use Zoom and a document camera to provide notes for my students. I then send pictures of my notes (and my handouts) to my student at the end of the session.

It's not as good as in-person tutoring but my students have given me a lot of positive feedback. As usual, if you are not 100% happy with your session, you pay nothing.

Hang in there and let me know if I can help you out.

My name is Kirk and I specialize in performing minor...

COVID 19 Update: I now do all of my tutoring online. I use Zoom and a document camera to provide notes for my students. I then send pictures of my notes (and my handouts) to my student at the end of the session.

It's not as good as in-person tutoring but my students have given me a lot of positive feedback. As usual, if you are not 100% happy with your session, you pay nothing.

Hang in there and let me know if I can help you out.

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:

Math Tutor of the Year at a large San Diego area college.

12 years experience tutoring.

Tutored over 10,000 students from across the U.S and over 20 different countries.

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, 255.

Created a series of 60+ 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 tuto


Education

Western Washington University
Economics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $69
  • Rate details: All appointments start at scheduled time. $60 charge for missed appointments. Please show up for your appointment! Group Tutoring: Add $20 an hour per additional person.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 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

I have tutored hundreds of students from across the United States in introductory statistics. This includes all of the schools in the San Diego area as well as East Coast schools such as Cornell, Boston University (BU), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. At our first session, I start with several handouts that translate all of the Greek letters and abstract symbols into plain English. After that, I use my 20+ other handouts to create templates for you to follow. In addition, I teach you how to remember important information using proven memory techniques. I also share with you a unique way to remember how to use your graphing calculator to easily solve challenging problems. Working together, I'm confident I can get you through statistics.

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 10 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

I have tutored hundreds of students from across the United States in introductory statistics. This includes all of the schools in the San Diego area as well as East Coast schools such as Cornell, Boston University (BU), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. At our first session, I start with several handouts that translate all of the Greek letters and abstract symbols into plain English. After that, I use my 20+ other handouts to create templates for you to follow. In addition, I teach you how to remember important information using proven memory techniques. I also share with you a unique way to remember how to use your graphing calculator to easily solve challenging problems. Working together, I'm confident I can get you through statistics.

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 10 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

I have tutored hundreds of students from across the United States in introductory statistics. This includes all of the schools in the San Diego area as well as East Coast schools such as Cornell, Boston University (BU), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. At our first session, I start with several handouts that translate all of the Greek letters and abstract symbols into plain English. After that, I use my 20+ other handouts to create templates for you to follow. In addition, I teach you how to remember important information using proven memory techniques. I also share with you a unique way to remember how to use your graphing calculator to easily solve challenging problems. Working together, I'm confident I can get you through statistics.
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 10 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

I have tutored hundreds of students from across the United States in introductory statistics. This includes all of the schools in the San Diego area as well as East Coast schools such as Cornell, Boston University (BU), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. At our first session, I start with several handouts that translate all of the Greek letters and abstract symbols into plain English. After that, I use my 20+ other handouts to create templates for you to follow. In addition, I teach you how to remember important information using proven memory techniques. I also share with you a unique way to remember how to use your graphing calculator to easily solve challenging problems. Working together, I'm confident I can get you through statistics.

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 10 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

I have tutored hundreds of students from across the United States in introductory statistics. This includes all of the schools in the San Diego area as well as East Coast schools such as Cornell, Boston University (BU), New York University (NYU) and Columbia University. At our first session, I start with several handouts that translate all of the Greek letters and abstract symbols into plain English. After that, I use my 20+ other handouts to create templates for you to follow. In addition, I teach you how to remember important information using proven memory techniques. I also share with you a unique way to remember how to use your graphing calculator to easily solve challenging problems. Working together, I'm confident I can get you through statistics.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very Beneficial Lessons

Kirk helped my son prepare for his college Calculus exam. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided my son with notes and handouts that were immeasurably valuable! Thank you, Kirk!

Karen, 7 lessons with Kirk

Simplifies Statistics

Statistics is hard for me, and I learned a ton in a few short hours with Kirk. T. He is really good at breaking down a concept. His study sheets I use all the time now.

Yolanda, 19 lessons with Kirk

Kirk T. is fantastic!!!

Kirk Thompson is an amazing careful and diligent teacher and extremely polite and helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent pre-calculus tutor!!!!!!

Anthony, 11 lessons with Kirk

Great Tutor

I don’t even know if I can really explain how great Kirk is... I basically explained what I needed and he reassured me he could help. He broke down everything step by step and was sooooo patient. He made sure I understood what we were reviewing. He provided great and helpful handouts for statistics which came at the perfect time. I can’t thank him enough but you will get every cent of your money’s worth tutoring with him. This was all after just one session with him. Great tutor!!!!

SYLVIA, 2 lessons with Kirk

Knowledgeable and very patient.

Kirk taught me a lot of the theory. He was very patient and did not move on until he was sure I fully understood the material. Explains step by step and writes down the question on paper and simplifies it.

Mohammad, 1 lesson with Kirk

Super patient and flexible!

Is always super accommodating with my busy school schedule. He takes time to fully explain things, and make sure you're actually learning! He never minds explaining something more than once, he has no problem with working on assignments from my school, but is also more than adequate equipped with his own examples and handouts.

Sophia, 17 lessons with Kirk

HS AP Statistics lesson

Kirk taught step by step and the lesson was valuable. We look forward to another session where Kirk may share some worksheets to assist.

Stacie, 1 lesson with Kirk

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My daughter sounded a little more at ease after her tutoring with Kirk. She is really stressed about her Precalculus class and needed more individual help. She said he explained it better to where she could understand it. She was reluctant to do online tutoring and wanted in person tutoring but we decided to try Kirk out. She will continue online tutoring with him until she feels more confident in Precalculus as she liked the way he taught online.

Kim, 8 lessons with Kirk

Knowledgeable and personalized

Statistics..Statistics..Statistics Hes use of zoom ans handouts helped me understand statistics easier. Going through my quizzes and homework helped my understanding of all the formulas enjoyed in statistics. Im grateful for his help!! Thank you!

Susan, 2 lessons with Kirk
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