Math PhD, 7 yrs experience Pre/Calculus: confidence through precision
I focus on tools to make problem solving straightforward, a simple reductionist approach to calculus concepts, and helping students to be kind to themselves throughout. The main obstacle for students not conceptual, but the assumption math complicated because they have learned a long list of processes instead of the short list fundamental rules. That leads to sloppy “bookkeeping”. There are also only a handful of calculus concepts when organized correctly. I have developed an approach...
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Kevin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 44 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Featured review
Extremely knowledgable and excellent at explaining material!
I never understood how much I was missing out on with my math classes until Kevin changed my perspective on the subject as a whole. He understands that math is far simpler than it’s taught, and he understands how to teach it simply, making the subject about logic and reasoning instead of memorization. Previously where I would memorize formulas and cram for exams, I now have a better understanding of the logic behind these formulas and the methods I’m taught to use. Kevin taught me in a way that altered my perspective, and I now approach math with less fear overall.
Milo, 8 lessons with Kevin
Exceptional
Multivariable calculus, he is the guy to go to - smart, quick, helpful, highly recommended. I was able to learn the relevant concepts and additional background knowledge.
Sal , 2 lessons with Kevin
Calculus Tutor
Dove right in and gave great advice about where to focus. Shared some good study tips - like what to learn vs. memorize. We're on schedule for weekly sessions. Thanks, Kevin S.!
Amy, 1 lesson with Kevin
Skillful and easy to understand!
Kevin did a great job explaining difficult information in a simple way. Several tutors explain things the same way over and over and don't make the material very straightforward, but Kevin did a great job simplifying the material! I enjoyed the session, and plan to schedule more!
Syrina, 2 lessons with Kevin
Getting started.
My son felt more confident and prepared to tackle this class. Hopefully the next few sessions will have him completely ready for the next test and provide a foundation for the next few courses.
Logan, 2 lessons with Kevin
Very knowledgeable and works well in the online environment
My son had his first lesson with Kevin and he was very impressed...the online process was easy and he said he learned more with him than he ever has in class! Thank you, Kevin.
Michelle, 5 lessons with Kevin
Extremely Capable Tutor
Kevin time and again breaks down seemingly difficult concepts into easy to understand pieces and patiently answers all questions in multiple ways to ensure comprehension. I would highly recommend this tutor to anyone who is wrestling with advanced mathematics.
Peter, 9 lessons with Kevin
Outstanding Tutor!
I worked with imaginary numbers, and he was so knowledgeable. He was very quick with getting at the answer. He was so clear in explaining the concepts that it really clicked. He did not push to learn his way. I relied a lot on him to explain the concept until I developed confidence to try to deal with the math problems on my own and you know what? He was okay with that. From that I realized he adjusts to your style of learning and he is really patient.
Natalie , 21 lessons with Kevin
If you want to understand the material use Kevin!
What I love about Kevin is he guides me to get the concept down and challenges me. You can also depend on him to help and to have a strong understanding of the course material in order to help you become confident in your work.
Michelle, 10 lessons with Kevin
Great teacher
Kevin gives a great overview of Calculus. I look forward to our next session where I will have problems from class to solve. Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about math and was able to simplify calculus for me in the overview.
Liz, 7 lessons with Kevin
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