State University of New York College at Brockport
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (Graduate Coursework)
I have been working as a substitute school employee for almost sixteen years. I enjoy working with youths of all ages.
While I specialize in math and science, I am also a fairly accomplished writer. I have taught 1st grade math through 12th grade calculus, however I did not advance much beyond Calculus 2. I am fairly comfortable with single variable differentiation and integration, but my knowledge of multi-variable differential equations is limited.
Typically when I teach and tutor, I strive to instill independence in the students that I am working with. There is an old saying, "If you give a student the answers he needs, he'll learn and thrive for a day. If you guide a student through the process of FINDING the answers for himself, he'll learn and thrive for a lifetime."
I would be happy to arrange an appointment with your son or daughter to help him or her become a more successful student.
Please note that it may take me up to 12 hours to respond to an initial inquiry depending on when you first send your email. I work nearly every day in the schools here in Washtenaw County so I often cannot respond to emails until the school day is over. A typical school day ends around 6:00 pm but sometimes sooner.
Also, given that I do not own a vehicle, I need about one day advance notice to schedule our first session. That gives me a chance to consider best meeting times and locations.
Any sessions following our first session are usually much easier to arrange.
Thank you for your consideration. I have been working as a substitute school employee for almost sixteen years. I enjoy working with youths of all ages.
While I specialize in math and science, I am also a fairly accomplished writer. I have taught 1st grade math through 12th grade calculus, however I did not advance much beyond Calculus 2. I am fairly comfortable with
Per my 17 year old son, “He knew what he was doing and was good at explaining what he was doing.” Kevin asked ahead of the session for details on what my son needed help with and came prepared to cover those topics in a way that helped my son understand them better. My son has been able to work more effectively on his own since his session. He was on time, professional and courteous. We will definitely be scheduling more sessions with him!
Julie's words are very kind, but I want to clarify the feedback she offered so that prospective students can make the best choice possible. I was able to help her son with Calculus but I was a little rusty on the physics. I do have a fair knowledge of physics, but I have not taught it extensively and sometimes it takes a little time for the rust to shake out. If you still wish to approach me for a physics lesson, please keep this in mind.
Kevin is a good teacher, patient and experienced tutor . He explains the material in various ways until the student is comfortable and makes the learning process accessible.
He explained the material to my husband excellently. He was on-time and diligent in ensuring that every minute of the tutoring time was well-spent. We will definitely pursue more tutoring sessions with Kevin.
Our 8 yr old enjoys his visits with Kevin and is learning how to express his words on paper. He struggles with many aspects of the English language and Kevin is helping him work through them.
He is great help to students in Algebra and Pre-Algebra. He tries good explanations for students to understand the questions and their solutions. He knows subject very well and knows how to teach it also.
My son had a good lesson with Kevin today and we plan to continue with future lessons. They focused on graphs and step-wise functions. They made such good progress that we extended this lesson to two hours.
After months of study and review, Kevin was always there to assist with any mathematical challenges. He was more than willing to dive into a question and pull it apart to help me understand it further. He has an absorbent amount of knowledge and patience. Thanks to him I know I will do better than I could on my own. I appreciate his help and I would recommend him to anyone.
He's very good with math and he is very patient to explain everything I am very thankful to have him helping my son. Very knowledgeable extremely patient takes the time to explain things in a way that kids understand..
My daughter- in 8th grade-felt more confident in her abilities after a few sessions. Kevin is able to see what she is doing wrong and get her on the right track.
Kevin has an easy going style and makes my son at ease. He explains the material in various ways until the student is comfortable and makes the learning process accessible.
Kevin spent some time on Algebra and some on language arts. In both areas he is knowledgeable. He is able to clearly articulate the ideas to our son. We are looking forward for him to spend more time with our son in the future.
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I have frequently taught algebra in the schools when I substitute teach, so I am familiar with many of the misconceptions that students have when it comes to this subject.