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Kyle M.

Motivational tutoring in Science and Math

Motivational tutoring in Science and Math

$100/hour

  • 2,111 hours tutoring

About Kyle


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I encourage my students to become independent learners. Although I am confident in my ability to break down scientific concepts and principles, my goal is to guide the student through the lesson plan and develop crucial study skills, while resorting to explanations to avoid hindering the flow of the lesson. Unfortunately, most students who request tutoring in math and science have lost confidence in themselves from the shortcomings of the educational system. It is important for me to...

I encourage my students to become independent learners. Although I am confident in my ability to break down scientific concepts and principles, my goal is to guide the student through the lesson plan and develop crucial study skills, while resorting to explanations to avoid hindering the flow of the lesson. Unfortunately, most students who request tutoring in math and science have lost confidence in themselves from the shortcomings of the educational system. It is important for me to practice patience, empathy, and positive reinforcement to gain the student's confidence back.

I have six years of tutoring experience, which includes tutor training and three years experience tutoring while attending the university. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in physics and chemistry, a minor in mathematics, and advanced coursework in molecular biology and astronomy. I have also completed training to become a yoga and meditation teacher. I incorporate breathing exercises to help students concentrate and relieve test anxiety.


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Physics, Chemistry

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  • Hourly Rate: $100
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  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/6/2016

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Subjects

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Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I am proficient in Calculus through vector and multivariate calculus (usually covered in Calculus 3). I have had practice applying Variational Calculus in my physics coursework. I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC test.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed 35 hours of chemistry courses, receiving a GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0. I have done particularly well in Physical, Inorganic, and General chemistry. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry test.
Physics,

Physics

I completed 55 hours of coursework in physics, receiving a GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0 and distinction in physics upon graduation. I have completed advanced coursework in Mechanics, Special Relativity, Electromagnetic Fields, Thermal & Statistical physics, condensed matter (solid state) physics, Quantum Physics, and Electronic Circuits. I received a 5 on both the Mechanics portion and the E&M portion of the AP Physics C test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

My credentials include: Test Score: 800 SAT 2 subject test scores: Chemistry: 780 Math 1: 770 Math 2: 790
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Received a 36 all three times I took the test.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am proficient in Calculus through vector and multivariate calculus (usually covered in Calculus 3). I have had practice applying Variational Calculus in my physics coursework. I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC test.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

In college I took an advanced math class in Differential Equations. I also have appropriate experience applying linear algebra in many of my physics classes: mechanics (simple harmonic motion), electricity and magnetism (wave equation), quantum physics (Schrodinger equation), and thermal physics (multivariate differential equations).
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

In college I took an advanced math class in Linear Algebra. I also have appropriate experience applying linear algebra in two semesters of quantum mechanics and one semester of scientific computing.
Physics,

Physics

I completed 55 hours of coursework in physics, receiving a GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0 and distinction in physics upon graduation. I have completed advanced coursework in Mechanics, Special Relativity, Electromagnetic Fields, Thermal & Statistical physics, condensed matter (solid state) physics, Quantum Physics, and Electronic Circuits. I received a 5 on both the Mechanics portion and the E&M portion of the AP Physics C test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

My credentials include: Test Score: 800 SAT 2 subject test scores: Chemistry: 780 Math 1: 770 Math 2: 790
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I am proficient in Calculus through vector and multivariate calculus (usually covered in Calculus 3). I have had practice applying Variational Calculus in my physics coursework. I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC test.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed 35 hours of chemistry courses, receiving a GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0. I have done particularly well in Physical, Inorganic, and General chemistry. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry test.
Physics,

Physics

I completed 55 hours of coursework in physics, receiving a GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0 and distinction in physics upon graduation. I have completed advanced coursework in Mechanics, Special Relativity, Electromagnetic Fields, Thermal & Statistical physics, condensed matter (solid state) physics, Quantum Physics, and Electronic Circuits. I received a 5 on both the Mechanics portion and the E&M portion of the AP Physics C test.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

My highest score on the test: 33.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed 35 hours of chemistry courses, receiving a GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0. I have done particularly well in Physical, Inorganic, and General chemistry. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry test.
Physics,

Physics

I completed 55 hours of coursework in physics, receiving a GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0 and distinction in physics upon graduation. I have completed advanced coursework in Mechanics, Special Relativity, Electromagnetic Fields, Thermal & Statistical physics, condensed matter (solid state) physics, Quantum Physics, and Electronic Circuits. I received a 5 on both the Mechanics portion and the E&M portion of the AP Physics C test.
Astronomy, Biology, Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I am proficient in Calculus through vector and multivariate calculus (usually covered in Calculus 3). I have had practice applying Variational Calculus in my physics coursework. I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC test.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed 35 hours of chemistry courses, receiving a GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0. I have done particularly well in Physical, Inorganic, and General chemistry. I received a 5 on the AP Chemistry test.
Physics,

Physics

I completed 55 hours of coursework in physics, receiving a GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0 and distinction in physics upon graduation. I have completed advanced coursework in Mechanics, Special Relativity, Electromagnetic Fields, Thermal & Statistical physics, condensed matter (solid state) physics, Quantum Physics, and Electronic Circuits. I received a 5 on both the Mechanics portion and the E&M portion of the AP Physics C test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

My credentials include: Test Score: 800 SAT 2 subject test scores: Chemistry: 780 Math 1: 770 Math 2: 790
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Received a 36 all three times I took the test.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

My highest score on the test: 33.
SAT Math

SAT Math

My credentials include: Test Score: 800 SAT 2 subject test scores: Chemistry: 780 Math 1: 770 Math 2: 790

Examples of Expertise


Kyle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (354 ratings)
5 star
(322)
4 star
(26)
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(5)
2 star
(1)
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Reviews


Couldn't imagine better tutor experience!

Kyle has been tutoring my son for ~4 months in geometry, and he helped my son bring up his grade from a D to a B during that time. My son was resistant to getting a tutor, and was feeling very defeated with online school and the teaching approach of his geometry teacher -- but he immediately liked working with Kyle and realized how much he was helping him. Sometimes when my son was doing homework (outside of a tutoring session/on his own), he would text Kyle with a question and Kyle would usually answer immediately, so my son felt very supported. As a parent, I really appreciated my initial conversation with Kyle, which I thought would be ~10-15 minutes, but ended up being closer to an hour because Kyle was asking thoughtful and important questions about my son's learning style, etc. so that he could learn about him and consider best approach(es) for working together to set up a successful tutor/student relationship. Kyle also made sure to reach out to me via text/phone from time to time to touch base on how things were going. I was referred to Kyle through my friend whose daughter was getting tutored by him, who was referred by another friend whose kids have been tutored by him for years. All of these referrals gave rave reviews! Highly recommend Kyle!

Jane, 10 lessons with Kyle

Incredible, very knowledgeable, and supportive tutor!!

Kyle was the most morally uplifting and considerate tutor from the beginning. I never realized how much of a difference some support from a tutor that believes in you could make. He is incredibly kind and quickly adapts to help students by not only teaching almost any subject you ask him about in a very comprehensive way that is tailored to the student's understanding, but also is very validating of a student and keeps their spirits up. Kyle is clearly very experienced and well-learned in the field of physics, and he is able to clearly explain even very abstract concepts in ways that any student can understand. Compared to how my class taught certain concepts, Kyle was able to accomplish more for my learning in an hour than countless days of me struggling with online learning formats. He has a great, easygoing personality that makes any student feel comfortable with him, and it is clear that he not only has a passion for physics but also for teaching. He even offered to answer questions through email/ messages outside of our lessons in case I needed review on a topic, and he is incredibly considerate and consistent with his responses and scheduled lessons. He genuinely wants his students to learn the concepts as well as how to apply them to problem sets, and is not only academically smart but also provides great advice on studying habits (which also actually made a huge difference for me!). I cannot recommend Kyle enough- every lesson will genuinely be worth every minute you pay for, and although he wasn't my actual teacher or professor, he is arguably one of the best educators I've had the privilege to learn from. Thank you so so much Kyle!!

Ally, 6 lessons with Kyle

Incredible, very knowledgeable, and supportive tutor!!

Kyle was the most morally uplifting and considerate tutor from the beginning. I never realized how much of a difference some support from a tutor that believes in you could make. He is incredibly kind and quickly adapts to help students by not only teaching almost any subject you ask him about in a very comprehensive way that is tailored to the student's understanding, but also is very validating of a student and keeps their spirits up. Kyle is clearly very experienced and well-learned in the field of physics, and he is able to clearly explain even very abstract concepts in ways that any student can understand. Compared to how my class taught certain concepts, Kyle was able to accomplish more for my learning in an hour than countless days of me struggling with online learning formats. He has a great, easygoing personality that makes any student feel comfortable with him, and it is clear that he not only has a passion for physics but also for teaching. He even offered to answer questions through email/ messages outside of our lessons in case I needed review on a topic, and he is incredibly considerate and consistent with his responses and scheduled lessons. He genuinely wants his students to learn the concepts as well as how to apply them to problem sets, and is not only academically smart but also provides great advice on studying habits (which also actually made a huge difference for me!). I cannot recommend Kyle enough- every lesson will genuinely be worth every minute you pay for, and although he wasn't my actual teacher or professor, he is arguably one of the best educators I've had the privilege to learn from. Thank you so so much Kyle!!

Ally, 6 lessons with Kyle

Incredible, very knowledgeable, and supportive tutor!!

Kyle was the most morally uplifting and considerate tutor from the beginning. I never realized how much of a difference some support from a tutor that believes in you could make. He is incredibly kind and quickly adapts to help students by not only teaching almost any subject you ask him about in a very comprehensive way that is tailored to the student's understanding, but also is very validating of a student and keeps their spirits up. Kyle is clearly very experienced and well-learned in the field of physics, and he is able to clearly explain even very abstract concepts in ways that any student can understand. Compared to how my class taught certain concepts, Kyle was able to accomplish more for my learning in an hour than countless days of me struggling with online learning formats. He has a great, easygoing personality that makes any student feel comfortable with him, and it is clear that he not only has a passion for physics but also for teaching. He even offered to answer questions through email/ messages outside of our lessons in case I needed review on a topic, and he is incredibly considerate and consistent with his responses and scheduled lessons. He genuinely wants his students to learn the concepts as well as how to apply them to problem sets, and is not only academically smart but also provides great advice on studying habits (which also actually made a huge difference for me!). I cannot recommend Kyle enough- every lesson will genuinely be worth every minute you pay for, and although he wasn't my actual teacher or professor, he is arguably one of the best educators I've had the privilege to learn from. Thank you so so much Kyle!!

Ally, 6 lessons with Kyle

Very helpful

I’ve been meeting with Kyle for help with physics this semester. He has helped me gain a better understanding of what’s going on in the class! He is very knowledgeable in the subject!!!

Chloe, 8 lessons with Kyle

Kyle is a fantastic tutor

Kyle worked with my college son for the past 3 weeks helping with level 3 quantum chemistry. Kyle was very proactive, read through my sons material before their sessions, and really helped him get to the heart of his challenges. We plan to use Kyle throughout the semester and highly recommend him.

Sean, 14 lessons with Kyle

Really knows how to teach!

Kyle tutored my son in some very difficult mathematical concepts and did a fantastic job, very impressed! Would not hesitate to recommend for GRE tutoring. I’m sure that Kyle would also be a great tutor for any grade level.

Christina , 17 lessons with Kyle

So helpful

Kyle taught me how to better organize my work. I appreciate that he is patient to answer all of my many questions. That is how I learn best and my teachers don’t have the time.

Kana, 21 lessons with Kyle

Fantastic, knowledgeable tutor

Kyle helped our son with his Honors Algebra II. He invested time up front with us to discuss our son's learning style and his approach. He developed a plan of action, which we shared with our son ahead of time. The lesson went beautifully! Our son was energized and enthusiastic about working with Kyle, and immediately asked if he could help the rest of the year. Kyle provided a general plan for our son to work on between lessons, and followed up with us by phone the next day. We highly recommend him!

Jacqui, 4 lessons with Kyle
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