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Brian K.

Boise, ID

$55/hour

Patient, articulate, effective, kind tutor, with a Ph.D. in Psych

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/8/13
4.9 average from 87 ratings
Great instructor.
— Koenraad, Costa Mesa, CA on 11/21/13

$55/Hour


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University of Southern Mississippi
psychology
Idaho State University
PhD
Idaho State University
Master's

Education

University of Southern Mississippi (psychology)

Idaho State University (PhD)

Idaho State University (Master's)

About Brian

Hello everyone,

My name is Brian, and I am ready to help you succeed!

I believe the foundation of any learning experience is a trusting relationship and mutually agreed upon goals. My experience and personal philosophy have allowed me to develop the skills necessary to foster both. I have a passion for academia, learning, and helping others to achieve their own personal potential in a supportive manner.

I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Idaho State University and extensive training working with people from all backgrounds of life. My approach to teaching is a balance of being serious, goal directed, non-judgmental, and positive. I feel interspersing a bit of humor, fun, and perspective taking is essential to any endeavor.

I am committed to meeting every student where they are in their level of understanding and helping them build the foundation of knowledge they desire. I am well prepared to walk you through your subject at a pace comfortable to you. In my humble opinion learning is much more than memorizing facts, it’s about developing critical thinking skills, understanding concepts, and developing strategies which will be useful throughout your life.

I have can also help with writing, editing, and other such tasks.

I have experience working with undergraduate students, adolescents, individuals with developmental disabilities, groups, and have even spent a number of years teaching skiing. As a person I am easy to work with but also good at pushing people to achieve their objectives.

Best regards,

Brian
Hello everyone,

My name is Brian, and I am ready to help you succeed!

I believe the foundation of any learning experience is a trusting relationship and mutually agreed upon goals. My experience and personal philosophy have allowed me to develop the skills necessary to foster both. I have a passion for academia, learning, and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am flexible on cancellation policy. I ask for 24 hours. If I drive to tutor location and you do not show up or give notice I will charge for an hour minimum.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Boise, ID 83702
Background Check: Passed

"Great instructor."

- Koenraad, Costa Mesa, CA on 11/21/13

"Caring and Smart"

- Diana, Hewitt, TX on 9/24/15

"Statistics Genius"

- Daryl, Woodway, TX on 6/14/15

"Really listened to our concerns"

- Silvia, Waco, TX on 8/9/13
Math:
Elementary Math, SPSS
Science:
Biology, Psychology
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ASVAB, Career Development,
GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Career Development,
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

My Ph.D. in clinical psychology and background working with individuals who have developmental disabilities prepare me well to tutor individuals who have symptoms related to ADD/ADHD.

Aspergers

My Ph.D. in clinical psychology and background working with individuals who have developmental disabilities prepare me well to tutor individuals who have symptoms related to Aspergers.

Autism

My Ph.D. in clinical psychology and background working with individuals who have developmental disabilities prepare me well to tutor individuals who have symptoms related to Autism.

Career Development

As part of my current job duties I help undergraduate students in career development and mentor numerous professionals in the field of mental health. I have also supported numerous people in thinking about how to best approach their values and goals in life.

Computer Science

I have utilized computer software programs and done work related to hardware and networking for work purposes for many years. Much of this experience was gained working as a network support person in IT departments for an internet company and a bank where I supported end users. I have also taken numerous computer science courses and done an internship with a start up internet service provider.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught graduate level courses at Baylor University, have taught research assistants various skills/knowledge sets, have taught children skiing courses, have worked with children who have developmental disabilities, have interacted in elementary schools with children/teachers/parents, and have a skill set to teach various subjects that would be helpful to elementary school children. I also work very well with children and have an ability to make learning fun which can help to motivate them.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook for work purposes for many years. I have also worked as a network support person in IT departments for an internet company and a bank where I supported end users.

Microsoft Windows

I use Microsoft Windows the majority of my day for work purposes. I have also taken numerous courses in MIS, and did network support for an internet company and a bank. I am proficient with multiple versions.

Public Speaking

My Ph.D. in clinical psychology (including anxieties and facing fears) and background working with individuals on tasks related to behavioral change, motivation, strategies, and accomplishing tasks can be utilized in regards to public speaking. My training experience include an undergraduate public speaking course, presenting during graduate school, post graduate public speaking duties, and presenting in many different public situations.

Study Skills

My Ph.D. in clinical psychology (including learning theory / cognitive psychology) and background working with individuals on tasks related to behavioral change, motivation, strategies, and accomplishing tasks can be utilized to improve study skills.

Writing

Have written research papers, helped others in writing and am skilled in such.

University of Southern Mississippi
psychology
Idaho State University
PhD
Idaho State University
Master's

Education

University of Southern Mississippi (psychology)

Idaho State University (PhD)

Idaho State University (Master's)

Great instructor.

My daughter continues to improve her English composition skills, thanks to the valuable one-on-one sessions with Brian. These improvements are reflected in her grades.

— Koenraad, Costa Mesa, CA on 11/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am flexible on cancellation policy. I ask for 24 hours. If I drive to tutor location and you do not show up or give notice I will charge for an hour minimum.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 30 miles of Boise, ID 83702.