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Kevin B.

One-on-one lessons in math, engineering, and technology

One-on-one lessons in math, engineering, and technology

$50/hour

About Kevin


Bio

Hi! My name is Kevin, and I've been tutoring students of all ages and abilities for over nine years. My primary focus is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), but I also help students succeed in computer programming and in test prep (ACT/SAT/GRE). I believe that, with the right support and attitude, anyone can learn to do anything! My students validate this belief every day.

I began tutoring when I was getting my degree in mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute, IN),...

Hi! My name is Kevin, and I've been tutoring students of all ages and abilities for over nine years. My primary focus is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), but I also help students succeed in computer programming and in test prep (ACT/SAT/GRE). I believe that, with the right support and attitude, anyone can learn to do anything! My students validate this belief every day.

I began tutoring when I was getting my degree in mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute, IN), the top-ranked undergraduate program in the country. I lived in a sophomore dorm and provided support to students of all majors. This experience propelled me into education, as I later founded my own tutoring business and taught engineering at an all-girls middle school. I have done several years of graduate research at Purdue University (W. Lafayette, IN) and have run SAT prep programs at a Sylvan learning center. I have over a thousand hours of experience in most of the subjects I tutor, and I'm constantly pushing to improve. Whether you're a high school student struggling with math for the first time, a college student trying to run the gauntlet of engineering classes, or an adult learner looking to brush up on concepts you've forgotten, I can help you succeed!

Wash U students: I live next to campus and am able to meet you anywhere on the main campus or the south 40 very easily.


Education

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (B.S.)
Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Contact me for discounted rate options (e.g., nearby location, group sessions, or financial hardship)
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63130
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/14/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

I have been using various CAD and solid modeling programs for the past nine years, including AutoCAD, FreeCAD, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and CATIA. Most of my work in these programs is geared towards drafting engineering drawings. I have many years' experience helping others learn to use CAD software as well as troubleshoot issues in existing drawings.
C,

C

I have eight years' experience coding in C. I have taken several courses that use extensive C programming (microchip programming, numerical solvers). I have some experience tutoring people in programming in a formal setting, but most of my experience is informal (e.g., helping coworkers with their code). When tutoring programming in general, my strategy is to teach the student the logic behind the structure and how to use references effectively. Rarely is route learning employed or encouraged.
C++,

C++

I have five years' experience in C++ programming, mostly with numerical solvers. I have taken courses that employ C++ to solve problems in fluid mechanics, granular flows, and general engineering problems. I also have experiencing debugging and troubleshooting large C++ programs used by the modeling community.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have over a decade's worth of experience in computer programming, including code development, debugging, maintenance, and teaching. Languages with which I'm familiar include (but are not limited to) C/C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN, and Java. Most of my programming experience is related to numerical methods (e.g., computational fluid dynamics), and I have tutored students in many different programming languages for engineering courses.
Linux,

Linux

I am an active Linux user and have been for over six years. I have experience in many of the popular Linux flavors (e.g., Ubuntu and Red Hat) as well as a number of niche varieties. I have experience with remote computing in a Linux environment and have written short guides on the subject. If you're looking for someone to help you understand Linux, particularly the command line, I'm both passionate about the subject and have practical experience. I am a mechanical engineer by training with two years of experience tutoring undergraduate engineering students at a top-ranked institute.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have been an active MATLAB user for seven years and am familiar with many of the languages and programs it uses (e.g., C, Java, and gnuplot). I have been tutoring engineering students in MATLAB course material for the past five years and have ample program debugging experience. I also am familiar with many of the MATLAB extensions and packages (e.g., Simulink). I can handle cases ranging from basic (e.g., first programming experience) to complex (e.g., graduate student attempting to write a research script).
HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have five years' experience in C++ programming, mostly with numerical solvers. I have taken courses that employ C++ to solve problems in fluid mechanics, granular flows, and general engineering problems. I also have experiencing debugging and troubleshooting large C++ programs used by the modeling community.
Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing

Math

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

Though my department was Mechanical Engineering, my graduate studies in powder mechanics were widely considered to fall within Chemical Engineering. I have attended several ChE conferences and read numerous papers in the field. I have experience tutoring Chemical Engineering students at the undergrad level, especially in subject areas which overlap with Mechanical Engineering.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have a mathematics minor and have taken five courses in differential equations (DE) and many others which apply them in an engineering setting. I have many years' experience tutoring students in DEs of all types, including PDEs. I can teach both theory and application for many different solution methods, including series solutions and Laplace transforms.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I've taken four courses in linear algebra at various levels and have tutored in the subject for over five years. My experience in using linear algebra is focused on numerical methods, but I have taught it in both practical and theoretical settings. I can also tutor linear algebra in engineering settings (e.g., solving large systems for vibration analysis).
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have been an active MATLAB user for seven years and am familiar with many of the languages and programs it uses (e.g., C, Java, and gnuplot). I have been tutoring engineering students in MATLAB course material for the past five years and have ample program debugging experience. I also am familiar with many of the MATLAB extensions and packages (e.g., Simulink). I can handle cases ranging from basic (e.g., first programming experience) to complex (e.g., graduate student attempting to write a research script).
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and have been tutoring students in the field for the past five years. I have worked with students on topics ranging from engineering fundamentals to advanced ME topics including (but not limited to) CFD, FEM, vibration analysis, and robotics. My tutoring approach in engineering is geared towards helping the student understand general concepts so they'll be able to tackle similar problems in the future.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Science

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

Though my department was Mechanical Engineering, my graduate studies in powder mechanics were widely considered to fall within Chemical Engineering. I have attended several ChE conferences and read numerous papers in the field. I have experience tutoring Chemical Engineering students at the undergrad level, especially in subject areas which overlap with Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and have been tutoring students in the field for the past five years. I have worked with students on topics ranging from engineering fundamentals to advanced ME topics including (but not limited to) CFD, FEM, vibration analysis, and robotics. My tutoring approach in engineering is geared towards helping the student understand general concepts so they'll be able to tackle similar problems in the future.
ACT Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,214 ratings)
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Reviews


Adaptable and Knowledgeable

Kevin was very helpful in the way he could come up with problems when you mentioned having trouble in a specific area very quickly. He also knew of several ways to explain things so that if one way didn't make sense, maybe another did.

Bri, 2 lessons with Kevin

Relatable and Effective

Kevin tutored my son in preparation for the ACT focusing on English. My son was amazed at how much he learned in just two sessions and felt very confident with the English section of the ACT. Kevin used basketball analogies which helped keep my son interested in learning. Will definitely utilize Kevin in the future.

Therese, 2 lessons with Kevin

Great pre-calculus and MATLAB tutor

Kevin has been helping our oldest son work through Axler's Precalculus text as well as illustrate some of the concepts in MATLAB. It's been a great learning experience so far.

Jared, 35 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor

Kevin is an incredible tutor. He has been so helpful to our son with Calc 2 at WashU. Kevin is professional, courteous and intelligent. Our son said he is very clear in his explanation of difficult concepts. Highly recommend!

Adrienne, 3 lessons with Kevin

Very knowledgeable tutor

ACT prep. He seems to understand the test taking strategies. My son enjoys going and feels confident that he will do well on his test when it comes up. I would recommend him to others.

Iris, 6 lessons with Kevin

Pre-AP Calculus and Pre-AP Physics

Kevin is helping our son cover quite a bit of ground with his advanced math and science classes, plus ACT. First lesson today and our son said it went great. Very comfortable to talk to and very knowledgeable.

Paul, 29 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor

I like that he can find a way to connect with the students and their learning techniques. Also like the his schedule has a different time frames that can work around everyone else's crazy schedule. I love the examples that he gives for my son to study and review before the next tutoring session.

Kallon, 17 lessons with Kevin

Patient Tutor

Kevin was great! He was super patient and I will continue to use him for any help I need. He was very knowledgeable and slowed things down in a way I could better understand.

Tiana, 7 lessons with Kevin

knowledgeable tutor and organized

excellent skills and ability to teach differential equations had a very tough time with it and wasn't doing well and then I got an A on a test I attribute this to his teaching skills and style. Thank you Kevin

G, 54 lessons with Kevin
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$50/hour

Kevin B.

$50/hour

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