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Kevin C.

Successful Math Tutor -- Recently retired high school math teacher

Successful Math Tutor -- Recently retired high school math teacher

$60/hour

About Kevin


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I retired from a local private high school in 2012. I have taught all math subjects including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus AB. I have taught math for 44 years. I have tutored students privately over the last 30 years. When I tutor, I usually meet for one hour. If I find the student is not responding, or has difficulty staying on task, I stop and talk to them about what interests them most. This usually gets them focused and we can continue....

I retired from a local private high school in 2012. I have taught all math subjects including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus AB. I have taught math for 44 years. I have tutored students privately over the last 30 years. When I tutor, I usually meet for one hour. If I find the student is not responding, or has difficulty staying on task, I stop and talk to them about what interests them most. This usually gets them focused and we can continue. Having taught many years, I have many work sheets and other extra outside material to share. I have also taught an SAT prep course for 6 years. Several years ago, I taught the son of a former student as a home-schooled student. I had the pleasure of teaching him him one hour per week.

I have taught here in Montgomery County at Sandy Spring Friends School from 1974-1983, and in Prince George's County at DeMatha Catholic High School from 1983-2012. Before this, I taught in Montana and Idaho for a total of 3 years and in Lesotho (Peace Corps) 1972-1974.

I love teaching and sharing my love of math with others.


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Montana State University
math education

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 throughout my 44 year history of teaching. I have used the parts of Algebra 2 and material in future courses to know what is most important to cover in Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 since my second year of teaching (1969). I have taught out of several different texts and am well versed in the material and the sequence of topics. Also, I have taught higher level math subjects and understand what comes up in Precalculus and Calculus, to better get the student ready for these classes.
Calculus,

Calculus

I cover all the material covered in the AP Calculus AB curriculum. This includes: I. Functions, graphs, and limits. A. Analysis of graphs. B. Limits of Functions (including one-sided limits). C. Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior. D. Continuity as a Property of Functions. II. Derivatives A. Concept of the Derivative. B. Derivative at a Point. C. Derivative as a function. D. Second Derivatives. E. Applications of Derivatives. F. Computations of Derivatives. III. Integrals A. Interpretations and Properties of Integrals. B. Applications of Integrals. C. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. D. Techniques of Anti-differentiation. E. Applications of Anti-differentiation. F. Numerical Approximations to Definite Integrals.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry for at least 40 of my 44 years of teaching. I find students have a difficult time with geometry because it is a different mindset than algebra. It is not really about memorization so much as visualization of the ideas. That is, it is more about why something is a certain way rather than memorizing ideas.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught high school math for 44 years. The subjects I have taught are Algebra 1 and 2 for all those years and Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus for at least 35 years. I have tutored all of these subjects for at least 5 years.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 throughout my 44 year history of teaching. I have used the parts of Algebra 2 and material in future courses to know what is most important to cover in Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 since my second year of teaching (1969). I have taught out of several different texts and am well versed in the material and the sequence of topics. Also, I have taught higher level math subjects and understand what comes up in Precalculus and Calculus, to better get the student ready for these classes.
Calculus,

Calculus

I cover all the material covered in the AP Calculus AB curriculum. This includes: I. Functions, graphs, and limits. A. Analysis of graphs. B. Limits of Functions (including one-sided limits). C. Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior. D. Continuity as a Property of Functions. II. Derivatives A. Concept of the Derivative. B. Derivative at a Point. C. Derivative as a function. D. Second Derivatives. E. Applications of Derivatives. F. Computations of Derivatives. III. Integrals A. Interpretations and Properties of Integrals. B. Applications of Integrals. C. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. D. Techniques of Anti-differentiation. E. Applications of Anti-differentiation. F. Numerical Approximations to Definite Integrals.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry for at least 40 of my 44 years of teaching. I find students have a difficult time with geometry because it is a different mindset than algebra. It is not really about memorization so much as visualization of the ideas. That is, it is more about why something is a certain way rather than memorizing ideas.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught high school math for 44 years. The subjects I have taught are Algebra 1 and 2 for all those years and Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus for at least 35 years. I have tutored all of these subjects for at least 5 years.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have taught this subject for all of my career, starting with my student teaching. And, since it is part of the Precalculus curriculum, I am still up to date in it. I am able to derive the identities and show students how they are used and how to put them into the calculator.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 throughout my 44 year history of teaching. I have used the parts of Algebra 2 and material in future courses to know what is most important to cover in Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 since my second year of teaching (1969). I have taught out of several different texts and am well versed in the material and the sequence of topics. Also, I have taught higher level math subjects and understand what comes up in Precalculus and Calculus, to better get the student ready for these classes.
Calculus,

Calculus

I cover all the material covered in the AP Calculus AB curriculum. This includes: I. Functions, graphs, and limits. A. Analysis of graphs. B. Limits of Functions (including one-sided limits). C. Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior. D. Continuity as a Property of Functions. II. Derivatives A. Concept of the Derivative. B. Derivative at a Point. C. Derivative as a function. D. Second Derivatives. E. Applications of Derivatives. F. Computations of Derivatives. III. Integrals A. Interpretations and Properties of Integrals. B. Applications of Integrals. C. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. D. Techniques of Anti-differentiation. E. Applications of Anti-differentiation. F. Numerical Approximations to Definite Integrals.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry for at least 40 of my 44 years of teaching. I find students have a difficult time with geometry because it is a different mindset than algebra. It is not really about memorization so much as visualization of the ideas. That is, it is more about why something is a certain way rather than memorizing ideas.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught high school math for 44 years. The subjects I have taught are Algebra 1 and 2 for all those years and Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus for at least 35 years. I have tutored all of these subjects for at least 5 years.
Prealgebra

Music

General Music,

General Music

I studied piano from my 2nd grade to my freshman year in college. I took clarinet lessons from 4th grade to high school and 2 years in college. I sang tenor throughout high school and college. I now sing bass in choirs in the DC area. I also have sight singing practice and completed 1 year of music theory.
Music Theory

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I have taught 44 years and have taught many students with ADD and ADHD. I am presently tutoring a student in Takoma Park with ADHD and a student in Silver Spring with Aspergers. I have help raise my stepson, who has autism, since he was 8 years old. If you wish, I can see if the parents will back up these statements. Kevin

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 throughout my 44 year history of teaching. I have used the parts of Algebra 2 and material in future courses to know what is most important to cover in Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 since my second year of teaching (1969). I have taught out of several different texts and am well versed in the material and the sequence of topics. Also, I have taught higher level math subjects and understand what comes up in Precalculus and Calculus, to better get the student ready for these classes.
Calculus,

Calculus

I cover all the material covered in the AP Calculus AB curriculum. This includes: I. Functions, graphs, and limits. A. Analysis of graphs. B. Limits of Functions (including one-sided limits). C. Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior. D. Continuity as a Property of Functions. II. Derivatives A. Concept of the Derivative. B. Derivative at a Point. C. Derivative as a function. D. Second Derivatives. E. Applications of Derivatives. F. Computations of Derivatives. III. Integrals A. Interpretations and Properties of Integrals. B. Applications of Integrals. C. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. D. Techniques of Anti-differentiation. E. Applications of Anti-differentiation. F. Numerical Approximations to Definite Integrals.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry for at least 40 of my 44 years of teaching. I find students have a difficult time with geometry because it is a different mindset than algebra. It is not really about memorization so much as visualization of the ideas. That is, it is more about why something is a certain way rather than memorizing ideas.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Kevin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 178 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable , patient and was able to help my daughter straight away!

PreCalc - Rational Functions/ Asymptotes. Kevin was able to set up a great teaching relationship with in the first few minutes of the session. We look forward to the next session. The stress of PreCalc is leaving the house. Thank you!

Simon, 8 lessons with Kevin

Kevin C. - tutor for my son in Geometry

My son was not doing very well in Geometry until we hired Kevin to tutor him. My son was always saying he had and could manage on his own but the grades proved differently. But with Kevin's patient and kind support his grades has significantly improved. I am so very thankful for Kevin support and help with my son. He is a wonderful tutor!!!

Vetoria, 24 lessons with Kevin

Great Algebra tutor

Very knowledgeable and wonderful. My daughter enjoyed working with him very much and helped her a great deal making algebra simpler.

Kathleen, 3 lessons with Kevin

Reliable and patient tutor

Kevin has been helping Carrie with her Algebra 2. He's very kind and effective. We appreciate his ability to work around our scheduling as well. I would definitely recommend him to any student who needs help with math. He seems to truly enjoy what he's doing.

Sheri, 6 lessons with Kevin

Excellent

Kevin was on time and he was very patient with my son. He answered all questions that was asked and was very knowledgeable. He was professional with great communication skills. Thank you so much Kevin for helping my son. I appreciate all that you have done.

Kayon, 18 lessons with Kevin

Detailed Notes and Patient Demeanor!

Kevin really takes his time and provides detailed notes for my son to review and reference later. Kevin's demeanor and patience really helped make my son feel comfortable working with him.

Sini, 2 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor who has that special knack to connect with anyone

He is a wonderful tutor. Our 16 year old daughter went from confused to "now I get it", with Kevin. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone that wants to help their kids improve in any math subject or level.

Michael, 4 lessons with Kevin

Great tutor

My daughter spent only 40 minutes with him but she learned enough to know that he would be a great tutor for her.

Sandi , 3 lessons with Kevin

Enthusiastic and friendly tutor

Kevin taught my son Pre-Calculus. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. My son said Kevin seems to enjoy teaching a lot and is a patient and very good tutor.

Deanna, 16 lessons with Kevin
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Kevin C.

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