Experienced and Enthusiastic Credentialed Math/Science Teacher
Experienced and Enthusiastic Credentialed Math/Science Teacher
Hi! My name is Taylor and the many students I have worked with throughout my teaching career have known me simply as Mr. K. I have developed a reputation as a very charismatic and engaging teacher of both math and science, with an ability to bring even the most challenging concepts down to earth and into the student’s comfort zone. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from UC Davis, and I hold two current California teaching credentials, in Mathematics and...
Hi! My name is Taylor and the many students I have worked with throughout my teaching career have known me simply as Mr. K. I have developed a reputation as a very charismatic and engaging teacher of both math and science, with an ability to bring even the most challenging concepts down to earth and into the student’s comfort zone. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from UC Davis, and I hold two current California teaching credentials, in Mathematics and Agriculture, with my graduate coursework in education completed at Brandman University. I have also passed the CSET exams in general science and physics, authorizing me to teach in California in those subject areas as well.
Teaching has always been a passion for me and I have been tutoring for over 10 years, going back to my days as an undergraduate college student. I also have work experience in the aviation industry, but turned my career to teaching full time in 2014. I currently work for a charter academy in Northern California where I have the privilege of working with a small but tight-knit student body, which allows me to develop close working relationships with my students and really understand what each individual needs in order to be successful. I bring this approach to my tutoring work as well, involving ongoing goal-setting, assessment and feedback to ensure that I am adapting to the student and maximizing the returns from our sessions.
In addition to my Engineering degree, I have completed a graduate program in Mathematics Education, earning a California single-subject teaching credential for secondary mathematics, which authorizes me to teach all middle-school and high school mathematics topics up through Calculus. I have four years experience teaching high school mathematics full-time, and I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and AP Statistics during this time. I also have experience tutoring Calculus and advanced math subjects such as differential equations at the community college level. I am an expert in working with technology tools such as MS Excel, Desmos, and graphing calculators to bring students closer to the content and help them develop valuable skills.
My engineering background and lifelong personal interest in science, combined with 4 years of science teaching experience, make me a highly qualified science tutor. I have also passed California’s rigorous CSET exams for teachers in general science and Physics, resulting in a statewide authorization to teach these subjects in middle school and high school classrooms. I am currently in my fourth year of teaching a University of California A-G approved high school Physics course, and I am in my first year of teaching a high school Ag Chemistry course.
I always look forward to working with new students of all ages. Whatever your goals are, I am here to help you overcome your current challenges in math and science, big or small. Feel free to reach out to me at any time!
Taylor is always extremely helpfull and clearly explains the lesson to my daughter. As a result, my daughter earned 100% on her exam and is on point to complete AP Stats in her senior year of HS.Diane, 4 lessons with Taylor
You were amazing!
My son said that Taylor taught him more in an hour and a half then he learned in the last month in his AP stat class. Taylor knows how to break down the concepts so they actually makes sense. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has AP stat, and we will continue using him until the AP exam is over.Nancy , 4 lessons with Taylor
Taylor is a beast at math and science. Knew every question I asked immediately and was incredibly helpful and thorough. Already scheduled another session with him for my Science CSET coming up.Carson, 3 lessons with Taylor
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Mr. K helped my son the night before his physics final with an awesome marathon study session to get him ready for the big test. Thank you for your perserverance and patience!Judy, 1 lesson with Taylor
Taylor is very patient and has helped my daughter with understanding her assignments and material in Chemistry and Algebra II. Her grades have significantly improved since Taylor has been working with her. We couldn't ask for a better tutor!Joe, 22 lessons with Taylor
Extremely Knowledgeable about subject!
Taylor did such an amazing job with helping me! Very quick while also being thorough. I was on a time crunch so it was nice that I was able to send him what I needed help with before. He had printed out everything and was prepared and ready for our tutoring session. It being my first time with this website I was amazed that Taylor was able to help me learn so much so quick!Chelsea, 2 lessons with Taylor
Well-versed and Patient
It's clear that Mr. K knows both how to explain a concept and also how to deconstruct it in a way that makes sense to a student. He does an amazing job at understanding exactly what I don't fully grasp, taking the time to thoroughly work through every aspect of the problem at hand. His classroom setup is also super unique and provides for real-time recording of how we're working through the question. Would definitely recommend!Katelin, 7 lessons with Taylor
Knowledgeable, organized and thorough
He came prepared with materials, slides and molymod molecular. He asked questions to know where I need help with. I didn't understand pretty much any of my chemistry class. He gave explanation of examples step by step understanding the basic then moved to the confusing subjects. Then guild me with example problems for me to solve. He didn’t make me feel rushed or make me feel like I was dumb. He had helped me to understand a lot in two hours. Highly recommend him to others.Candace, 1 lesson with Taylor
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