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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,

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Kevin was absolutely fantastic. He explained things to my daughter. She was comfortable with him and asked questions when she needed clarification. I won't hesitate to use him again and highly recommend him.

Updated 7/2013

Kevin continues to be a fantastic tutor. He is able to explain concepts to my daughter so that she can fully grasp & understand them. He is aware of where common areas of confusion may arise and helps her with those, and is patient and thorough w/his explanations and in responding to her questions. I attribute my daughter's good grades in math last year to Kevin's tutoring, and am anticipating good grades again this upcoming year. Thank you Kevin!

We continue to be so extremely happy with Kevin as a tutor. My daughter's math grades have gone up considerably since he's been tutoring her. Even more importantly, her self confidence in math has increased. After working with Kevin, she believes she can solve the problems and has the tools and strategies to figure it out. My only regret is that he isn't a teacher at her school! Thank you Kevin!

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

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.

Kevin was terrific with my daughter - in just six weeks they covered almost an entire pre-calculus class so that she could be on track for next year. He was patient, calm and really knew how to work with her and help keep her on task.

Jodi, thanks for the feedback. It was a treat to work with a student who couldn't wait to learn and wanted work to be sure she knew the material. I look forward to continue working with her

Kevin is very patient and thorough in his teaching style as well as in explaining content. We have already seen a higher level understanding of complex math concepts and marked improvement in test scores.

Kevin came into a situation with my high school freshman where we needed to have a thorough review and prep for my son's Geometry class. He was able to quickly grasp where and what materials needed to be worked on and gave my son the confidence to do well on his first high school exams.

Thanks, Larry, for the feedback. It means a lot to me.

Kevin has been tutoring two of my high school daughters for several weeks (geometry and pre-calculus w/analysis) and they've both found it very helpful. It's been particularly valuable before tests. Kevin is clear, concise, and very patient. Another bonus is how flexible he is. Recently, one of my girls discovered an upcoming test in two days that wasn't previously scheduled. Kevin was booked on the night we needed him, but called the day before to advise us that he'd had a cancellation and could make it after all. We were most appreciative. The girls are both having a great experience and have more confidence going into tests.

Both of our children are significantly benefiting from Kevin's first-class math tutorials. His 40 years of teaching experience and ability to apply math tangibly to real life problems make him extremely effective. He communicates clearly and asks questions to guide their math problem solving (which makes our kids have to think!). He is patient with our son, who has Asperger's, and has been able to help him overcome frustration with a few areas that he initially had trouble grasping. Our daughter, who is a 11 year old math wiz, has been super motivated by Kevin's ability to throw math challenges at her and help advance her interest in higher level problem solving. Kevin is a real scientific, trained mathematician whose intelligence is evident but so is his humility and kindness. The guy has a deft touch with math. He's definitely someone who we could use to tutor the kids throughout high school. We could not be happier. Best WyzAnt tutor we've had (and we've been quite happy with WyzAnt's talented tutors in a number of areas).

Kevin is a very good tutor. My daughter is gaining confidence and knowledge working with him. One thing that impresses me is that he is willing to adjust his schedule based on her test schedules. I appreciate the flexibility. One session she had spent the school day taking the PSAT. He was very understanding, knowing she was fried, and they made the best of the session. He is a very good tutor and makes her feel confident.

Kevin has helped my son several times with his algebra II class and and brought him back on solid ground. Great tutor, very experienced.

Kevin has worked with my boys on both algebra and geometry. He has been great at helping my them to get a better understanding of their work. I would highly recommend him as a tutor as he has many many years of teaching experience and is extremely dependable.

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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.

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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.

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.

I have raised an autistic stepson from the age of 8 through his 21st year when he graduated high school. I am tutoring a middle school student who is diagnosed with Aspergers. I have taught students for the last 44 years, some of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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