Math PhD, 8 yrs experience Pre/Calculus: confidence through precision
I focus on tools to make problem solving straightforward: a simple reductionist approach to concepts (e.g. calculus I only has 2.5), insistence on fundamentals, and helping students to be kind to themselves. Students’ main obstacle is not conceptual, but assuming math is complicated, having learned a long list of processes instead of the short list fundamental laws. That causes sloppy “bookkeeping”, then losing track of if you’re right (the student’s job). I’ve been teaching/tutoring for...
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Kevin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Featured review
Extremely knowledgable and excellent at explaining material!
I never understood how much I was missing out on with my math classes until Kevin changed my perspective on the subject as a whole. He understands that math is far simpler than it’s taught, and he understands how to teach it simply, making the subject about logic and reasoning instead of memorization. Previously where I would memorize formulas and cram for exams, I now have a better understanding of the logic behind these formulas and the methods I’m taught to use. Kevin taught me in a way that altered my perspective, and I now approach math with less fear overall.
Milo, 17 lessons with Kevin
Knowledgeable and thorough. Available when needed.
Pre-calculus lesson. Kevin is able to explain difficult material in a way that was helpful and instructive for my son. Worked well with my son, very knowledgable and was able to break down concepts to understandable pieces.
Celeste, 17 lessons with Kevin
Knowledgeable and thorough.
Pre-calculus lesson. Was able to explain the material in a way that was helpful to my son. Worked well with my son, very knowledgable and was able to break down concepts to understandable pieces.
Celeste, 17 lessons with Kevin
Great tutor
Kevin has tutored two of my boys. One for college Calculus and the other for high school Pre-Cal. Both boys felt more confident in their subjects and they both liked Kevin’s style of teaching. We will be using Kevin regularly.
Marlene, 4 lessons with Kevin
knowlegable and fun tutor
My son really likes him. He is having a fun time learning multivariable calculus with Kevin. I really appreciate Kevin makes learning fun and easy, thank you!
Ling, 7 lessons with Kevin
great Tutor
I am working with him twice a week in preparation for taking Diff. Equations class in Fall. He has great patience and is a very good teacher. I would recommend him.
Taj, 166 lessons with Kevin
Quick pre-Calc and Geometry help
Kevin worked with my daughters and was able to quickly understand the help they needed. They both think he is great. He was available on short notice and very responsive.
Lisa, 2 lessons with Kevin
Highly Recommended Tutor
I decided to go back to school after nearly a decade of not doing any rigorous math. In the lead up to taking Calc III, I came to the conclusion that I needed professional help in reviewing the skills that had atrophied. In the space of a few months, Kevin combined the essentials of theory and practice, preparing me for my class. I got a 97% for the semester. I highly recommend Kevin for tutoring in college level mathematics.
Zachary, 100 lessons with Kevin
Outstanding tutor!
Kevin is a fantastic tutor. I have really enjoyed working with him on pre-calculus and calculus. He will make sure you understand each math concept fully, before moving to the next topic. He has a deep knowledge of math and enjoys teaching. I have learned a lot from Kevin, and I highly recommend him!
Richard, 6 lessons with Kevin
F to an A
Kevin was able to work with my son and get him turned around completely. His confidence is much higher and he is now poised to get an A in Diff Eq. Thanks Kevin!
Austin, 7 lessons with Kevin
Response time: 1 hour