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Kevin T.

A Laid Back Tutor who Specializes in Math, Science, and Test Prep

A Laid Back Tutor who Specializes in Math, Science, and Test Prep

$50/hour

About Kevin


Bio

When I first started my college journey, I hadn't a clue about what I wanted to do. Over the years, I've narrowed it down to two things: I love working with people, and I love helping them learn. I've spent years working for other tutoring/test prep companies and have decided to venture out on my own.

As a graduate with a degree in Biochemistry, I have a very strong foundation in math and science. When I took my own SAT over 10 years ago, I scored a 2220 (with an 800 on Math, 700 in Reading,...

When I first started my college journey, I hadn't a clue about what I wanted to do. Over the years, I've narrowed it down to two things: I love working with people, and I love helping them learn. I've spent years working for other tutoring/test prep companies and have decided to venture out on my own.

As a graduate with a degree in Biochemistry, I have a very strong foundation in math and science. When I took my own SAT over 10 years ago, I scored a 2220 (with an 800 on Math, 700 in Reading, and 720 in Writing). I have helped students some of my students get an 800 on at least one section on the SAT (as well as a 36 on at least one section in the ACT). Believe it or not, some of my students have ended up with higher official scores than me. I have experience with AP exams as well. I have helped several students score a 5 in AP Biology, Physics 1 & 2, and Calculus.

I sincerely hope that I can help you gain a better understanding of those subjects. I live in the Northern NJ Area, and I currently have availability in the evenings.


Education

Montclair State University
Biochemistry

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: SAT/ACT Tutoring: $75/hr Group Discounts offered. All rates are negotiable.
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Caldwell, NJ 07006
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have over 5+ years of experience teaching students the rules and tricks needed to do well on the ACT English. I scored a composite score of 34 on my own ACT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

While the SAT Reading and Writing sections have changed in recent years, some things have remained the same: the passages are usually long, and boring, and the questions are confusing. I can help you get the score that you want, regardless of what you are struggling with. I can teach you techniques to improve your reading speed as well as accuracy. I have over 5 years of tutoring experience with the SAT. Many of my students have scored in the high 600s, 700s, (and a few 800s as well)!
ACT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

For many students, chemistry is like a foreign language. You are expected to know new concepts like "moles", "molar mass", and "solubility". It can be very intimidating when you first learn the material. But, believe it or not, a lot of chemistry is built from a foundation of relatively simple concepts. I try to figure out if there are any gaps in my students' knowledge, and I help them understand what they are doing in their classes. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry. I have taught students at the high school, college, and AP level of chemistry.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've scored an 800 on the SAT math section, and have helped several students score a 5 on the Calculus AP Exam.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Whenever I tell a student that I've scored an 800 in the Math section of the SAT, their eyes kind of bug out, and they look at me like I'm a freak. What makes the math section so difficult is that students are expected have an extremely solid foundation of the math that they have taken over their high school careers. Some of the rules that they are required to know are very random (and they may not have covered that topic in their class). When I work with students I go over the most important concepts, the ones that show up the most frequently on the test, in order to maximize their score with the least amount of effort. I have had many students score in the high 600s, 700s, (and several 800s as well!).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

While the SAT Reading and Writing sections have changed in recent years, some things have remained the same: the passages are usually long, and boring, and the questions are confusing. I can help you get the score that you want, regardless of what you are struggling with. I can teach you techniques to improve your reading speed as well as accuracy. I have over 5 years of tutoring experience with the SAT. Many of my students have scored in the high 600s, 700s, (and a few 800s as well)!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT math is tricky because you are expected to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. A student is required to have a solid foundation in high school math (most notably algebra 2, trigonometry, and geometry). I try to help students by teaching them the most important concepts, the ones that are tested over and over again on the ACT. I also teach them various techniques to help work through a problem when they draw a blank.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've scored an 800 on the SAT math section, and have helped several students score a 5 on the Calculus AP Exam.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Whenever I tell a student that I've scored an 800 in the Math section of the SAT, their eyes kind of bug out, and they look at me like I'm a freak. What makes the math section so difficult is that students are expected have an extremely solid foundation of the math that they have taken over their high school careers. Some of the rules that they are required to know are very random (and they may not have covered that topic in their class). When I work with students I go over the most important concepts, the ones that show up the most frequently on the test, in order to maximize their score with the least amount of effort. I have had many students score in the high 600s, 700s, (and several 800s as well!).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

For many students, chemistry is like a foreign language. You are expected to know new concepts like "moles", "molar mass", and "solubility". It can be very intimidating when you first learn the material. But, believe it or not, a lot of chemistry is built from a foundation of relatively simple concepts. I try to figure out if there are any gaps in my students' knowledge, and I help them understand what they are doing in their classes. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry. I have taught students at the high school, college, and AP level of chemistry.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've scored an 800 on the SAT math section, and have helped several students score a 5 on the Calculus AP Exam.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Over 5+ years teaching students the rules and tricks needed to do well on the ACT Science test. I scored a composite score of 34 on the ACT when I took the test 10 years ago.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

For many students, chemistry is like a foreign language. You are expected to know new concepts like "moles", "molar mass", and "solubility". It can be very intimidating when you first learn the material. But, believe it or not, a lot of chemistry is built from a foundation of relatively simple concepts. I try to figure out if there are any gaps in my students' knowledge, and I help them understand what they are doing in their classes. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry. I have taught students at the high school, college, and AP level of chemistry.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I'm majoring in Biochemistry. One of the core requirements of my major is to take two semesters of Organic Chemistry. Organic Chemistry was a struggle, but I worked very hard at it, and I believe I have a fairly good understanding of it.
Anatomy, Biology, Physics

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

For many students, chemistry is like a foreign language. You are expected to know new concepts like "moles", "molar mass", and "solubility". It can be very intimidating when you first learn the material. But, believe it or not, a lot of chemistry is built from a foundation of relatively simple concepts. I try to figure out if there are any gaps in my students' knowledge, and I help them understand what they are doing in their classes. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry. I have taught students at the high school, college, and AP level of chemistry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Whenever I tell a student that I've scored an 800 in the Math section of the SAT, their eyes kind of bug out, and they look at me like I'm a freak. What makes the math section so difficult is that students are expected have an extremely solid foundation of the math that they have taken over their high school careers. Some of the rules that they are required to know are very random (and they may not have covered that topic in their class). When I work with students I go over the most important concepts, the ones that show up the most frequently on the test, in order to maximize their score with the least amount of effort. I have had many students score in the high 600s, 700s, (and several 800s as well!).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have over 5+ years of experience teaching students the rules and tricks needed to do well on the ACT English. I scored a composite score of 34 on my own ACT.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT math is tricky because you are expected to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. A student is required to have a solid foundation in high school math (most notably algebra 2, trigonometry, and geometry). I try to help students by teaching them the most important concepts, the ones that are tested over and over again on the ACT. I also teach them various techniques to help work through a problem when they draw a blank.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Over 5+ years teaching students the rules and tricks needed to do well on the ACT Science test. I scored a composite score of 34 on the ACT when I took the test 10 years ago.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Whenever I tell a student that I've scored an 800 in the Math section of the SAT, their eyes kind of bug out, and they look at me like I'm a freak. What makes the math section so difficult is that students are expected have an extremely solid foundation of the math that they have taken over their high school careers. Some of the rules that they are required to know are very random (and they may not have covered that topic in their class). When I work with students I go over the most important concepts, the ones that show up the most frequently on the test, in order to maximize their score with the least amount of effort. I have had many students score in the high 600s, 700s, (and several 800s as well!).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

While the SAT Reading and Writing sections have changed in recent years, some things have remained the same: the passages are usually long, and boring, and the questions are confusing. I can help you get the score that you want, regardless of what you are struggling with. I can teach you techniques to improve your reading speed as well as accuracy. I have over 5 years of tutoring experience with the SAT. Many of my students have scored in the high 600s, 700s, (and a few 800s as well)!
ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (323 ratings)
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Reviews

Kevin does a great job making the concepts usable

Kevin focuses on getting the important stuff down and building a solid foundation. Every time my son meters with Kevin he feels more confident about Physics and Algebra

Michael, 7 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Words cannot express how impressed I am with Kevin's tutoring style. He is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and puts my daughter at ease. He makes learning engaging and fun and my daughter is very happy and comfortable with Kevin. I am super grateful that we have found him. He's truly amazing.

Denicia, 6 lessons with Kevin

Patient and a real partner

He works with my son so well, patient and calm. My son ends the session feeling empowered. Clear instruction & process. Highly recommend. We feel lucky to have support.

Jeanette, 3 lessons with Kevin

Unbelievably knowledgeable and excellent tutor

My son has now had Kevin twice and has said the AP Physics information is easier to understand after Kevin explains it to him. Apparently this course is one that builds and builds, so if you do not have a solid foundation, in a few months you will be completely lost. Therefore, we are gladly having Kevin weekly going forward to keep my son on track to excel in this class. Thanks to Kevin my son is doing A work!!

Ingrid, 10 lessons with Kevin

Great teacher

Great teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable. My son's grades improved a lot after Kevin started helping him. Best recommendation for chemistry, algebra, biology and geometry.

Marina, 126 lessons with Kevin

Great, knowledgeable, and helpful Algebra 2 tutor

Kevin is an amazing tutor! We have worked with Kevin as needed for 2 years for topics ranging from Algebra 2 to Precalculus to SAT preparation. Kevin always breaks things down in an effective manner. Plus, we were able to either set a regular time for a session each week or set a session as needed depending on my daughter’s academic demands. I highly recommend Kevin.

Denise, 19 lessons with Kevin

I would definitely hire Kevin again.

Kevin was good with his communication regarding arrival times. He got to work immediately and explained things in a manner that my son could understand. I would definitely use him in the future.

Raquel, 3 lessons with Kevin

Great, patient and methodical

Kevin tutored my son and was very patient, drawing out my son to think and engage in his Advanced Chemistry subject matter. They wasted no time, and dug into a lab report.

Van, 6 lessons with Kevin

Best Tutor Ever

We have had many tutors for my 15 year old son, and nobody compares to Kevin. He has all of the attributes that you would want in a tutor. He has been tutoring my son in Geometry and Chemistry, and his grades have gone from C's to A's. He got a 98 on his last Geometry test, which would have been impossible without Kevin. My wife has also recently gone back to college, and Kevin tutored her in Anatomy & Physiology, and she too raved about his ability to break down complicated material into easy to understand bites. My son also is now starting to actually enjoy school, and it's definitely due to Kevin's ability to not only teach but to also act as a role model and inspire.

Andy, 38 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor; would recommend for ACT Science and ACT Math!

Kevin helped my son prep for the Math and Science portions of the ACT. With Kevin's help, my son was able to increase his Science score by 4 points and his Math score by 2 points. My son mentioned several times that he liked working with Kevin because he was patient with him. Since my son is the one that actually worked with Kevin, I'm going to copy and paste his review below: Kevin was very helpful. He explained questions and concepts in depth and gave me strategies to make me a better test taker. He helped me improve my overall composite score, as well as my math and science scores. Although he was late to a couple of the sessions, he always gave me notice and made up for it by starting promptly. I would highly recommend him.

Jamalia, 5 lessons with Kevin
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