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Kevin M.

Experienced, patient chemistry tutor - AP, IB, college-level, general

Experienced, patient chemistry tutor - AP, IB, college-level, general

$140/hour

  • 1,930 hours tutoring

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Teaching others is truly my number one calling. I've been doing so for nearly 20 years and have worked with students of all levels, from elementary to advanced college. I started as a peer chemistry tutor while working on my Bachelor's degree at CSU in Ft. Collins and went on to lead the IB and AP chemistry programs at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs after earning a Master's degree in science education from Colorado College. After nine years teaching at Rampart, I became the Head...

Teaching others is truly my number one calling. I've been doing so for nearly 20 years and have worked with students of all levels, from elementary to advanced college. I started as a peer chemistry tutor while working on my Bachelor's degree at CSU in Ft. Collins and went on to lead the IB and AP chemistry programs at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs after earning a Master's degree in science education from Colorado College. After nine years teaching at Rampart, I became the Head of the Science Department at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, where I currently serve an extraordinarily diverse group of students today.

I am highly skilled at working with students of all ability levels in one-on-one or group settings, and absolutely live for the "ah-ha!" moments that happen when science is suddenly "de-mystified." As someone who struggled to learn chemistry myself throughout my high school and early college years, I love being able to share my unique, time-tested strategies with others as they work to master this notoriously tricky subject. Having taught over 4,000 students in my lifetime - from those who may consider it hopeless to those that seem to have been born experts - I can say with 100% confidence that ANYONE can learn this subject, and my role is to help you get there. Many of my students have moved on to earn their PhDs, become practicing physicians, or even become chemistry teachers themselves. Almost none of these individuals considered themselves to be any good at chemistry prior to enrolling in my class, or even particularly interested in it.

I hold a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Colorado State University, with minors in biochemistry and microbiology. I graduated in the top 1% of my class of over 3,000 and was fortunate enough to intern with the Centers for Disease Control, USDA Crops Research Laboratory, and even Walt Disney World's integrated pest management team on site in Orlando FL. My undergraduate coursework includes a wide variety of science discipl


Education

Colorado State University
Biochemistry
Colorado College
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $140
  • Rate details: 25% discount for group sessions (2+ students). Rate is negotiable for multi-hour sessions or long-term tutoring.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/22/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

B.S. In Biological Science from Colorado State University, 2002
Chemistry

Chemistry

I have 12 years experience teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels, including AP, IB, honors, and college general chemistry I and II. I've also completed over 50 credit hours in chemistry and closely-related subjects as part of my undergraduate program in molecular biology and biochemistry at Colorado State University, with a cumulative GPA in these courses of 3.95. I currently head the science department at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, and our primary focus in this department is general chemistry with an emphasis in helping students transition from their high school chemistry course to the rigorous course they will enroll in at the Academy. In addition to demanding highly effective, diversified instruction, one of my chief responsibilities in this position is to design and execute an adaptive chemistry program for students of all abilities and backgrounds.

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Biology,

Biology

B.S. In Biological Science from Colorado State University, 2002
Chemistry

Chemistry

I have 12 years experience teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels, including AP, IB, honors, and college general chemistry I and II. I've also completed over 50 credit hours in chemistry and closely-related subjects as part of my undergraduate program in molecular biology and biochemistry at Colorado State University, with a cumulative GPA in these courses of 3.95. I currently head the science department at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, and our primary focus in this department is general chemistry with an emphasis in helping students transition from their high school chemistry course to the rigorous course they will enroll in at the Academy. In addition to demanding highly effective, diversified instruction, one of my chief responsibilities in this position is to design and execute an adaptive chemistry program for students of all abilities and backgrounds.

Science

Biology,

Biology

B.S. In Biological Science from Colorado State University, 2002
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have 12 years experience teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels, including AP, IB, honors, and college general chemistry I and II. I've also completed over 50 credit hours in chemistry and closely-related subjects as part of my undergraduate program in molecular biology and biochemistry at Colorado State University, with a cumulative GPA in these courses of 3.95. I currently head the science department at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, and our primary focus in this department is general chemistry with an emphasis in helping students transition from their high school chemistry course to the rigorous course they will enroll in at the Academy. In addition to demanding highly effective, diversified instruction, one of my chief responsibilities in this position is to design and execute an adaptive chemistry program for students of all abilities and backgrounds.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I took two classes in organic chemistry as part of my undergraduate work toward my degree in Molecular Biology and biochemistry and scored a high A in both. I went on to teach the subject as the director of the AP and IB chemistry programs as a high school chemistry teacher for 9 years. Organic chemistry features prominently in IB chemistry in particular.
Physical Science

Summer

Biology,

Biology

B.S. In Biological Science from Colorado State University, 2002
Chemistry

Chemistry

I have 12 years experience teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels, including AP, IB, honors, and college general chemistry I and II. I've also completed over 50 credit hours in chemistry and closely-related subjects as part of my undergraduate program in molecular biology and biochemistry at Colorado State University, with a cumulative GPA in these courses of 3.95. I currently head the science department at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, and our primary focus in this department is general chemistry with an emphasis in helping students transition from their high school chemistry course to the rigorous course they will enroll in at the Academy. In addition to demanding highly effective, diversified instruction, one of my chief responsibilities in this position is to design and execute an adaptive chemistry program for students of all abilities and backgrounds.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent Chemistry Tutor

Kevin is a very reliable, patient and knowledgable tutor who has worked with my son for several weeks. After the first session, my son's attitude and approach to the class changed dramatically as he finally understood details that had previously eluded him with. Now that we have online schooling due to the coronavirus, I anticipate that Kevin will become even more important to my child's progress in Chemistry. Highly recommend.

Carrie, 6 lessons with Kevin

Extremely knowledgeable

Kevin is extremely knowledgeable and is great at explaining everything. My son really enjoyed his tutoring session and felt that it helped him a lot. We will definitely continue our sessions.

Shashi, 12 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable Tutor

Kevin was very knowledgeable regarding how the IB program teaches Chemistry, which was extremely helpful regarding learning strategies and concepts for the lesson.

Kirsten, 3 lessons with Kevin

Great tutor for preparing for a class and preparing for an exam

Kevin is a great tutor!! He helped me the summer before Chem 1201 to prepare, and it was so helpful once the class started. I felt prepared the whole semester until the last unit, and contacted him to help me prepare for the final. He is very knowledgeable and knows exactly how to teach at the level you need. He makes impossible topics clear, and he makes sure you come to the right answer on your own. He helps you figure out the subject with guidance, but doesn’t just give you the answer. He has great mnemonics and study tips. He’s truly a teacher! I strongly recommend for people not solid in Chemistry, like me. I will probably be contacting him throughout the next few years!!

Amber, 2 lessons with Kevin

Reaction rates

Kevin taught me how to construct proper graphs to reflect the experimental data. He was very professional and user friendly. He communicated early and often and made his schedule free to accommodate my timeline. He handled the time zone differences with ease

William, 1 lesson with Kevin

Fantastic Tutor!

I worked with Kevin on acid base titrations and he was wonderful! He not only helped me with my assignment, but he was also cared about making me understand the concepts. He was very patient and clear throughout the session and I would recommend him as a tutor to anyone needing help with chemistry.

Gina, 7 lessons with Kevin

Amazing!

Kevin was able to help me understand the material in a way I never thought I could. He didn't only teach me how to go about understanding the concepts of General Chemistry but he encouraged me to believe in myself to succeed. He's very patient and knows his stuff. He is absolutely the best tutor I've ever had! I highly recommend him! You won't regret it!

Vjollca, 8 lessons with Kevin

Wonderful!

Kevin did a great job in both of my Chemistry lessons. We went over oxidation numbers and Lewis Structures in our last lesson. He has great acronyms that helped me to remember some of the information easily. Thank you!

Elyse, 4 lessons with Kevin

Kevin M. Review

Kevin taught me redox reactions this time and although I had an idea of how to do them before I now understand why I have to do what I do.

Maya, 7 lessons with Kevin
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