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KEVIN M.

Decatur, GA

$28/hour

Mercer/Clemson Grad: Elem/Middle School Subjects/HS/College Biology

Background check passed as of 5/17/16
4.9 average from 15 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Monica, Atlanta, GA on 11/4/13

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Mercer University, Macon, GA
Biology
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Master's
Young Harris College
Other

Education

Mercer University, Macon, GA (Biology)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Master's)

Young Harris College (Other)

About KEVIN

Hello! I hold my Master of Science degree with a concentration in the Biological Sciences from Clemson University (summa cum laude). I also have a B.S. in Biology from Mercer University, with minors in Sociology, Psychology, and Chemistry. I currently work full-time as a certified environmental educator at the Georgia Aquarium in the Education Department and, in that role, have served for the past seven years as an instructional programmer and educator for several of the Aquarium’s aquatic science educational programs for pre-K through high school-aged students. All of their educational programs are geared to the Georgia Performance Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards, so I am actually more familiar with a wider spectrum of standards/programming than your average educator who may be specialized in just P-5 or 6-12.

While I educate literally thousands (the Georgia Aquarium saw its 1,000,000th student in April 2016) of children each year through my work at the Aquarium, some of my most gratifying and enlightening teaching moments have been with my own three children, who are currently in 4th, 6th and 9th grades. As a result of working closely with my children, as well as my experiences at the Aquarium, I have honed my abilities to motivate and engage students across multiple age ranges and disciplines. I strongly believe that learning and fun go hand-in-hand, and I work tirelessly to develop educational content that piques children’s curiosity and passion for learning.

I have a proven track record of critically and accurately assessing students’ academic performance and then tailoring an individualized educational program to meet their needs. I will work closely with you and your child to understand his/her academic goals, needs, preferred learning style(s), motivations and challenges – all toward the end result of improving both your child’s academic performance and confidence.

Outside of tutoring, I have a passion for teaching, singing, spending quality time with my three children and marine life. As you may imagine, I also love visiting the ocean--my favorite places are Tybee Island, Jekyll Island and Amelia Island.
Hello! I hold my Master of Science degree with a concentration in the Biological Sciences from Clemson University (summa cum laude). I also have a B.S. in Biology from Mercer University, with minors in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Decatur, GA 30030
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor"

- Monica, Atlanta, GA on 11/4/13

"I highly recommend Kevin"

- Jan, Rex, GA on 11/24/16

"Wonderful tutor, passionate about getting to know and helping his students!"

- Kimberly, Smyrna, GA on 5/24/16

"Completely professional and personable!"

- Shea, Alpharetta, GA on 2/12/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Anahi, Atlanta, GA on 12/9/15

"Perfect Tutor for Teens"

- Susan, Norcross, GA on 11/7/14
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology,
Sociology
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Common Core
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I have a B.S. degree with a major in Biology from Mercer University. I hold a M.S. in the Biological Sciences from Clemson University. I graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.

Common Core

I am a certified environmental educator at the Georgia Aquarium. I hold a M.S. in the Biological Sciences from Clemson University. All of our programming at the Georgia Aquarium follows Georgia Common Core/Performance Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards (Pre-K-12th grades). We can not offer field trips without teaching to these standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have served for the past five years as an instructional programmer/educator in the Georgia Aquarium’s Education Department teaching marine science educational programs to pre-K through high school-aged students utilizing Georgia STEM educational programming, Georgia Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.

Elementary Science

I am a certified environmental educator at the Georgia Aquarium. I hold a M.S. in the Biological Sciences from Clemson University. All of our programming at the Georgia Aquarium follows Georgia Common Core/Performance Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards (Pre-K-12th grades).

Psychology

I have a minor in Psychology from Mercer University.

Sociology

I took four sociology classes in college:
Introductory Sociology, Marriage and Family, Aging in American Society, and Deviance and Social Control.

Special Needs

I have worked the past 3 years as an environmental educator in the Education Department during our one week special needs camp sponsored by the Marcus Autism Foundation and Center of Atlanta, Georgia. I have been personally trained in low and high functioning spectrums of learning disabilities as well as behavioral management by the foundation's education director, Dr. Catherine Trapani!

Study Skills

I have over 25 hours of successfully tutoring two students in 4th and 8th grades. I also teach pre-k through college students at Georgia Aquarium. Study skills and techniques are used on a regular basis.

Mercer University, Macon, GA
Biology
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Master's
Young Harris College
Other

Education

Mercer University, Macon, GA (Biology)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Master's)

Young Harris College (Other)

Excellent Tutor — Kevin is a great tutor! He is very patient and flexible. My boys love him and think he is soooo cool. He knows a lot about everything and loves kids. We highly recommend him and his services! ...

— Monica, Atlanta, GA on 11/4/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $28.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

KEVIN will travel within 30 miles of Decatur, GA 30030.