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Stephen K.

Topeka, KS

$45/hour

Your Success is My Success

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100+ Hours
4.9 average from 50 ratings
Knowledgeable and Awesome
— Michelle, Mobile, AL on 11/29/15

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United States Military Academy at West Point
Physics
Alaska Pacific University
MBA
Capella University
Other

Education

United States Military Academy at West Point (Physics)

Alaska Pacific University (MBA)

Capella University (Other)

About Stephen

Since I started teaching and training twenty years ago, I've loved helping people learn new things. Over the years, then, I've developed a style that is both easygoing and incredibly successful.

A tutoring session with me will start with me working hard to understand where you are in relation to the assignment at hand. Soon, I'll be guiding you -- not answering the questions for you, but helping guide you to the answers yourself. I don't leave till you understand the questions at hand.

I have taught basic statistics and tutored graduate statistics, and I have used statistics both in my job and in my research. Thus, I have a solid understanding of the basic principles as well as the tools of the trade.

Physics was my first academic love; it's simply a mathematical approach to understanding the physical world around us. I love sharing that with others, from teaching undergrad courses to tutoring high school level. I've been a principle participant in a physics learning fair for kids, and it was a true joy.

Twenty years ago, I stepped into the world of teaching as a computer tutor. I was trained well, at a company that required us to maintain a very high satisfaction rate on daily student surveys. I am certified in JavaScript from Certified Internet Webmaster courseware, and have taught JavaScript at Charter College several times. My success under the pressure of that job gave me a lot of confidence in my ability to help others succeed no matter the software involved or the student's initial comfort level.

I earned an MBA in Telecommunications Management from Alaska Pacific University in April, 2006. Since earning my MBA, I have practiced business every day as a for-profit college dean. I live in a world driven by numbers, and margins, and customer satisfaction rates. Thus, I not only know the academic side of the realm, but I'm also intimately familiar with the dirty details of real life.

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Since I started teaching and training twenty years ago, I've loved helping people learn new things. Over the years, then, I've developed a style that is both easygoing and incredibly successful.

A tutoring session with me will start with me working hard to understand where you are in relation to the assignment at hand. Soon, I'll be
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Topeka, KS 66614
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and Awesome"

- Michelle, Mobile, AL on 11/29/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Susie, Spanish Fort, AL on 8/24/15

"His knowledge base on the subject is impressive"

- Patrick, Cleveland, OH on 7/19/15

"Knowledgeable and thorough"

- Mike, Mobile, AL on 6/10/15

"Very knowlegable and experienced tutor"

- Zlatko, Mobile, AL on 6/7/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
GED, Geometry, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, JavaScript,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Business,
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

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.

Algebra 1

I have been teaching and tutoring math up to calculus level for over 20 years, including Algebra 1.

Business

I earned an MBA in Telecommunications Management from Alaska Pacific University in April 2006. As a college dean from 2006 to the present, I have been responsible on a day to day basis for managing and supervising personnel as well as for hitting performance metrics leading to EBITDA goals.

Differential Equations

I loved my DiffEq course at West Point, but later in graduate-level physics courses I really came to understand the topic, as the graduate study of physics relies heavily on that area of math. I successfully completed one academic year (18 credits) of masters level work in physics, including 6 semester credits of mathematical methods for physicists.

JavaScript

I am certified in JavaScript from Certified Internet Webmaster courseware, and have taught JavaScript at Charter College several times.

Microsoft Access

I have taught Access courses in both college and day training format since 1996. In day training format, I have taught it from Access level 1 (basic table creation and simple queries, forms, and reports) all the way through Application Development. I have used it to create applications, myself, including one that managed book ordering for a college where I served as dean.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used and trained Outlook since the client was actually named Exchange. In the late 90's I was the contractor who trained the Alyeska Pipeline workers stationed at all locations along the Alaska Pipeline in the migration of their email from Pine to Exchange. I've trained, formally and informally, both college students and staff members to use many of the various features of Outlook such as BCC, calendar, tasks, and migrating information between emails, calendar, and tasks, for many years.

Microsoft Windows

The first training class I performed was on Microsoft Windows 3.1. I got better as the software did, and by 1998 I was an MCSE training technicians to support Windows NT, 95, and 98. I have also run basic computer skills courses for agencies such as the Small Business Association in Wasilla, AK.

Networking (Computer)

I earned an MBA in Telecommunications Management from Alaska Pacific University in April 2006. Since 1998 I have taught networking at the postsecondary level, using curricula approved by Microsoft, Novell, and Cisco, as well as topics leading to certifications such as A+, Network+, and Security+. I hold or have held many certifications, myself, including CCNP, MCSE, Certified Technical Trainer+, A+, and Master Certified Internet Webmaster.

Writing

I have a PhD in education, years of tutoring business and academic writing, six published novels, and one published academic success book.

United States Military Academy at West Point
Physics
Alaska Pacific University
MBA
Capella University
Other

Education

United States Military Academy at West Point (Physics)

Alaska Pacific University (MBA)

Capella University (Other)

Knowledgeable and Awesome

Stephen was wonderful! He made several math concepts easy for me to understand, since I haven't taken a math class in years. I would highly recommend him.

— Michelle, Mobile, AL on 11/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 40 miles of Topeka, KS 66614.