University of Connecticut (Chemistry)
Columbia University (PhD)
Tutoring and teaching chemistry are my greatest passions in life, and will allow me to help you learn chemistry in an easy and straight-forward manner. It is a subject that is often viewed as one of the most difficult sciences to learn. Being able to transform that anxiety into feelings of confidence and intellectual curiosity is incredibly satisfying, both for me as a tutor, and all of the students with whom I have collaborated.
My background in the subject matter is extensive. I have served as a teacher on both a high school and college level, as well as All School Chair for the Sciences at a prestigious private school, known for its specialty in teaching students with various learning differences. This professional training allows me to serve clients who might otherwise struggle in their quest to learn the subject matter.
My primary goals are two-fold. The first is to build an appropriate level of self-confidence upon which students can build their knowledge. The second is to build a number of learning perspectives and tools that demystify the subject matter, allowing students to associate it with their everyday life experience.
The resources that students are provided with are invaluable in their learning process. They include a variety of sample assessments and answers. Practical approaches to problem solving are emphasized.
Students I have tutored always comment on the self-confidence they build in their ability to understand and enjoy what initially seemed to be unfathomable for them. I look forward to providing future students with the same experience. Tutoring and teaching chemistry are my greatest passions in life, and will allow me to help you learn chemistry in an easy and straight-forward manner. It is a subject that is often viewed as one of the most difficult sciences to learn. Being able to transform that anxiety into feelings of confidence and intellectual curiosity is incredibly
I am so grateful that I found Dr. Kenneth to tutor my son in chemistry. My son went from chemistry being his least favorite subject, to one of his favorites thanks to Dr. Kenneth. He is an excellent tutor.... so kind, patient, knowledgeable and reliable. I never imagined that my son would be ending the school year with an "A" average! Dr. Kenneth gave him the tools he needed to excel in chemistry... and my son gained so much confidence along the way. It was amazing to see the transformation. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Kenneth.... he's terrific!
We highly recommend Keneth for Chemistry! He was patient and extremely knowledgable! He reviewed all the information with my daughter and helped her get a good grade on her exam. We will definitely use him again! A++
Ken was great! Helped my daughter with her chem 1 and taught her more in 2 hours than weeks of lecture at her school.
Kenneth is a wonderful Chemistry tutor! He loves the material and my daughter said he explains the material in a way no other teacher has for her. She learned more in one lesson than 3 months in class!
Dr Ken has been tutoring my daughter for the past year in AP Chemistry. We are so thankful we found him! Dr Ken is extremely knowledgeable in this subject and an experienced retired teacher who is compassionate and kind. He explains the topic in a way that is understandable given the complexity and the difficult materials my daughter has to learn in a short period of time. Dr Ken is also very patient and observant, he gives one on one attention during his tutoring session and cater his teaching method based on the person. After a couple semesters of adjusting to the difficult subject of AP Chemistry, under Dr Ken's guidance and help, my daughter not only mastered the subject but she also enjoys learning chemistry. We are so grateful for Dr. Ken's help.
My daughter needed help with college chemistry final prep, and Ken came for as long as we needed. Thank you
My daughter found her tutor to be very knowledgeable and patient. She said he is a combination of her chemistry and religion teachers. She felt more confident going into her test after meeting with him. Another great quality about Dr. M is that he makes himself accessible to the students outside of his private tutoring time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for additional help with AP Chem.
He tutors my daughter in Chemistry, and teaches her strategies that help her understand instantly what they are reviewing. She is so much more confident now.
Wonderful teacher who loves what he does! Ken has a vast knowledge of chemistry and was able to help my daughter understand complex chemistry concepts from the get go. He is easy to work with, very focused and goal oriented. I highly recommend him.
Kenneth is a great tutor! He knows what he is talking about and he knows how to explain things very clearly. Kenneth is also very patient and will use analogies and will even draw the problem out if he has to (I'm a visual learner, so this was very helpful). We will meet twice a week, which will help me be current in class and also to be ahead of the game.
Kenneth was excellent! His knowledge of high school chemistry was unreal. In just one session, I was able to catch up on the handful of lessons I didn't understand. He was highly intelligent but explained things in a way that I easily understood.
Kenneth responded quickly to my inquiry and was flexible when scheduling. My son felt he was truly interested in his success. Ken has a very kind nature. He was clear and concise while giving plenty of positive feedback. My child feels more confident in the subject matter and feels that he will see improvement in the subject matter discussed. I would highly recommend Ken's services.
Dr. Ken takes the time to get to know his student. He wants to know strengths, areas of opportunity, how he learns, etc. We believe Dr. Ken is a gifted teacher that further heightens our son's interest in learning. In addition, his subject matter expertise is superb. I highly recommend Dr. Ken!
Kenneth has been a godsend! He has done more than just teach the material in chemistry. He has also helped my son change his attitude about the subject. Now, my son is keeping up with the assignments and enjoying the satisfaction of those "aha" moments of understanding. This is all because Kenneth has taken the time to focus on how my son learns. Kenneth goes above and beyond to teach and cares that his students succeed. Highly recommend him!
My daughter is always very happy after studying with Kenneth M, she begins to feel confident about such a complicated subject and really thinks that her understanding improve tremendously. It was very easy to reach Kenneth M, and arranged a lesson, considering it was a last moment request before her test in school.
We just met Dr. M, and my daughter raised her test grades immediately! Dr. M is very knowledgeable and is helping my daughter to move beyond memorization and learn the concepts while truly enjoying the material.
My daughter is a very good student and Dr. M is taking her to a higher level. We are very confident Dr. M will help my daughter be very successful!
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I have attained a Ph.D. from Columbia University in chemistry. I have taught and tutored chemistry on both a high school and college level, as well as performing research for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. I have also served as the Administrator for All School Sciences from grades K through 12 at a prominent private school.