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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

  • 1,903 hours tutoring

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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.


Education

Montana State University
math education

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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.

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 180 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


knowledgeable and patient tutor

Kevin went over factoring with my son to help prepare for Algebra 2. He was very patient after my son didn't understand the first time around. Kevin also does a good job of thinking about what he will do before the lesson to make the most impact.

Celine, 2 lessons with Kevin

Excellent Instructor

Kevin was great my son is a Junior studying pre-calculus. He was easy to work with, friendly and very knowledgeable. Broke the problems down and helped him to understand the whys and hows of getting the answers!

Sharon, 1 lesson with Kevin

Very helpful after 1 time

Kevin was great with my son. After one meeting he feels like he understands the material so much better. Kevin was quick to respond and it was easy to setup a Zoom meeting with him. I know my son can request time with him on an as needed basis. Thank you.

Amber, 31 lessons with Kevin

Calc AB tutors are not all created equal

Kevin is a fantastic tutor for my daughter, a junior in high school taking AP calc AB. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. He was kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. Will be using him again when the need arises.

Lynne, 1 lesson with Kevin

Great tutor

Kevin has done a great job breaking down each lesson and it has definitely helped my child understand geometry better.

Katie, 5 lessons with Kevin
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Katie. If you know of others who need tutoring, please let them know I am available. Kevin

patient

Great tutor. Very patient and knowledgable. Very pleased with Kevin. Thank you very much. Definitely recommend him for math for anyone struggling. Have a great day...

Shouri, 89 lessons with Kevin
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Shouri. If you know of others in need of tutoring, please let them know I am available. Kevin

Very helpful after 1 time

Kevin was great with my son. After one meeting he feels like he understands the material so much better. Kevin was quick to respond and it was easy to setup a Zoom meeting with him. I know my son can request time with him on an as needed basis. Thank you.

Amber, 31 lessons with Kevin

Great first tutoring experience!

Kevin did an excellent job tutoring my son in pre-calculus this afternoon. It was like there was a weight lifted off of him when the session was over because Kevin simplified the math in such a way that he really understood what they went over and gave him the boost of confidence that he really needed to start off his school year.

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Kevin

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, 15 lessons with Kevin
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