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Kevin A.

MIT Ph.D. Passionate Organic Chem, Chem, Physics, MCAT/DAT, Math Tutor

MIT Ph.D. Passionate Organic Chem, Chem, Physics, MCAT/DAT, Math Tutor

$100/hour

  • 2,319 hours tutoring

  • Montclair, NJ 07043

"Unbelievably fantastic tutor!"

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About Kevin


Bio

My passion is to work with students of all ages (Middle School through Graduate Programs) in Science and Math. My goal is to teach/mentor/inspire and help students gain confidence in the below subjects.

I currently tutor Chemistry and Chemistry AP, Organic Chemistry, MCAT, DAT, Physics, Physics AP, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses to Middle/High School and College/Graduate students.

I have a specific passion for Mentoring and helping Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental...

My passion is to work with students of all ages (Middle School through Graduate Programs) in Science and Math. My goal is to teach/mentor/inspire and help students gain confidence in the below subjects.

I currently tutor Chemistry and Chemistry AP, Organic Chemistry, MCAT, DAT, Physics, Physics AP, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses to Middle/High School and College/Graduate students.

I have a specific passion for Mentoring and helping Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students get into Medical/Dental School.

My posted hours are my preferred times, however I am somewhat flexible and willing to work around your schedule. I am available to do Web-Cam Internet tutoring, so email me to find out more information. I do in person tutoring in areas as far south as Edison, New Jersey and as far North as Northern Bergen County, schedule and travel permitting. I do not travel into NYC for tutoring unless my schedule permits.

I look forward to helping you pass your Chemistry/Physics and Math courses!

My educational background is B.S. in Professional Chemistry (Chemistry Major, Math and Physics Minors) from Eastern Michigan University, an M.S. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D.in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to becoming a full time Mentor/Tutor, I worked 4 years in the Pharmaceutical Business in New Jersey.

My cancellation policy is 12 hours in advance and at this point in time due to high demand - I operate out of our Montclair - New Jersey office in person - tutor a significant amount via Skype (try it for free for 15 minutes and see how great it works!). I do travel if my schedule permits.


Education

Eastern Michigan University
Professional Chemist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD
Michigan State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/8/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The concepts in Algebra 1 are essential to future success in High School and the Sciences. I help students gain confidence in math concepts and problem solving and enjoy seeing students succeed with this material.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 tutoring focuses on problem solving from the basic problems up to the more challenging multi-step problems. I help students gain confidence in the material, which will help them succeed in future math courses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a passion for working with students in High School and College on High level Calculus material, including Calculus AP AB material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I tutor College Level General Chemistry and High School Chemistry and Chemistry AP courses. My passion is to help students understand the value of thinking about Chemistry and Scientific Principals, while including applications to everyday life. I help students gain confidence in problem solving.
Physics,

Physics

I tutor College Level Physics, as well as High School Physics and Physics AP courses. My passion is to work with students on this material and help them gain confidence in the conceptual as well as mathematical principals of Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My passion is to help students gain confidence in basic math principals. I do this by showing students how to approach the problem and can generally explain multiple approaches. Practice makes perfect in Math and this is the strategy I take with students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus is one of the most challenging courses in HS. I work one-on-one with students helping them gain confidence in the material. I find that practicing multiple problems and approaches is key to becoming efficient and successful in Pre-Calc.
Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The concepts in Algebra 1 are essential to future success in High School and the Sciences. I help students gain confidence in math concepts and problem solving and enjoy seeing students succeed with this material.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 tutoring focuses on problem solving from the basic problems up to the more challenging multi-step problems. I help students gain confidence in the material, which will help them succeed in future math courses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a passion for working with students in High School and College on High level Calculus material, including Calculus AP AB material.
Physics,

Physics

I tutor College Level Physics, as well as High School Physics and Physics AP courses. My passion is to work with students on this material and help them gain confidence in the conceptual as well as mathematical principals of Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My passion is to help students gain confidence in basic math principals. I do this by showing students how to approach the problem and can generally explain multiple approaches. Practice makes perfect in Math and this is the strategy I take with students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus is one of the most challenging courses in HS. I work one-on-one with students helping them gain confidence in the material. I find that practicing multiple problems and approaches is key to becoming efficient and successful in Pre-Calc.
ACT Math, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The concepts in Algebra 1 are essential to future success in High School and the Sciences. I help students gain confidence in math concepts and problem solving and enjoy seeing students succeed with this material.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 tutoring focuses on problem solving from the basic problems up to the more challenging multi-step problems. I help students gain confidence in the material, which will help them succeed in future math courses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a passion for working with students in High School and College on High level Calculus material, including Calculus AP AB material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I tutor College Level General Chemistry and High School Chemistry and Chemistry AP courses. My passion is to help students understand the value of thinking about Chemistry and Scientific Principals, while including applications to everyday life. I help students gain confidence in problem solving.
Physics,

Physics

I tutor College Level Physics, as well as High School Physics and Physics AP courses. My passion is to work with students on this material and help them gain confidence in the conceptual as well as mathematical principals of Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My passion is to help students gain confidence in basic math principals. I do this by showing students how to approach the problem and can generally explain multiple approaches. Practice makes perfect in Math and this is the strategy I take with students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus is one of the most challenging courses in HS. I work one-on-one with students helping them gain confidence in the material. I find that practicing multiple problems and approaches is key to becoming efficient and successful in Pre-Calc.
Geometry

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I tutor College Level General Chemistry and High School Chemistry and Chemistry AP courses. My passion is to help students understand the value of thinking about Chemistry and Scientific Principals, while including applications to everyday life. I help students gain confidence in problem solving.
Dentistry,

Dentistry

I have been tutoring DAT (Dental Admissions Test) preparation in the Sciences (Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis) for the last 10 years with success in helping students achieve high grades and ultimately get into Dental School. I have a PhD. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from MIT and work as an Organic Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry. I have been tutoring Organic Chemistry for the last 20 years and have extensive experience working with students achieve excellent grades. My specific passion is working with Pre-Med/Dental and Science Majors with this challenging material.
Physics,

Physics

I tutor College Level Physics, as well as High School Physics and Physics AP courses. My passion is to work with students on this material and help them gain confidence in the conceptual as well as mathematical principals of Physics.
ACT Science

Sports/Recreation

Track & Field

Track & Field

I ran middle distance/long distance in both track and field and cross country in high school and college. Post college, I have trained and ran 2 marathons with a personal best time of 3:03. I can help you devise training programs to reach your goals in road racing, track and field and cross country.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

The concepts in Algebra 1 are essential to future success in High School and the Sciences. I help students gain confidence in math concepts and problem solving and enjoy seeing students succeed with this material.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 tutoring focuses on problem solving from the basic problems up to the more challenging multi-step problems. I help students gain confidence in the material, which will help them succeed in future math courses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a passion for working with students in High School and College on High level Calculus material, including Calculus AP AB material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I tutor College Level General Chemistry and High School Chemistry and Chemistry AP courses. My passion is to help students understand the value of thinking about Chemistry and Scientific Principals, while including applications to everyday life. I help students gain confidence in problem solving.
Physics,

Physics

I tutor College Level Physics, as well as High School Physics and Physics AP courses. My passion is to work with students on this material and help them gain confidence in the conceptual as well as mathematical principals of Physics.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ISEE,

ISEE

I have been tutoring students in ISEE for the last 7 years - helping them get into Private School. I also work with many students in the application and recommendation process for getting into private High Schools.
MCAT,

MCAT

I have tutored students in preparing for MCAT's for the last 10 Years! Also mentor students towards getting into Dental and Medical School. I focus specifically on the Physics, Math and/or Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry portion of the exam. These are the most critical to most Pre-Med students. I gear my tutoring towards specific questions and techniques in answering the multiple choice questions.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have been working with many students at the college and post-graduate level on Praxis specialized exams. The exams we have worked on include all elementary, middle school and high school math course proficiencies (e.g., math, algebra, algebra 2, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus). I have also worked with students on the Chemistry and Physics Praxis exams helping them achieve success in passing their respective exams. I have a passion for helping teachers become better teachers!
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Caring and excellent tutor

Kevin is an outstanding tutor. Not only was he able to understand and explain high level chemistry, he was caring and supportive. I contacted him to help my son who was stuck on calculations for a very high level College physical chemistry lab. He fit him in to his crowded schedule and got up to speed within a day's notice. That one lesson jump-started my son and enabled him to successfully complete the assignment independently. I am grateful to have found Kevin. I also appreciate the fact that he is efficient and is cognizant about not wasting time and money. He is an excellent communicator as well. Kevin is a great find.

Carol, 1 lesson with Kevin

Clear and Concise Tutor

Kevin tutored my daughter Misty and in one session she learned exactly what to look for in the Dimensional Analysis problems that was challenging her. She said she left the session feeling she finally understood where to begin when deciphering the problem in front of her. This was a huge beginning breakthrough. We will hire Kevin again!

Cherie, 2 lessons with Kevin

Great tutor !

The lesson was highly organized and amazingly efficient! Rather than just go over problems, he asked what were the problem areas ahead of time and he targeted teaching these areas with preplanned lessons which resulted in an optimal high impact learning experience. He followed up each concept with problems to test the student to ensure that the student understood the concept. If the student did not know the answer he helped them work through them efficiently. He is very attentive to whether the student is able to grasp the concepts. He also provided followup problem sets to allow additional practice. He is a very experienced teacher!

Irene, 5 lessons with Kevin

great at teaching and extremely patient.

I found Kevin to be Patient, giving me full attention. Thorough, going over stuff that I didn't understand in great detail and breaking it down until understood.

CHAIM, 3 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable in Geometry and Test-Taking Strategies

Kevin went over practice problems with me by providing detailed explanations. He also helped me with geometry formulas and test-taking strategies. After the tutoring sessions, I was more prepared for the Praxis II 5169 test. I passed my test!

Madeline, 2 lessons with Kevin

Great Experience

Kevin was very knowledgeable of the subject matter to the point where I would describe a problem I had seen before without having specifics and he was able to figure out what I was talking about. Our session started on time at the exact hour that he had said it would. He used a digital whiteboard during our skype session to demonstrate examples. After each problem, he would make sure that I've written it down before erasing and moving on. He had topics from his own praxis book ready for when I could not think of a particular problem. Our session lasted about 45 minutes and he actually charged me for exactly 45 minutes instead of rounding up to the hour, which I really appreciated. He told me that he did not want to waste my money. Kevin advised me to work on some practice tests on my own and made himself available for later in the week should I have felt the need to meet for another session. Overall, I was extremely pleased with Kevin's level of professionalism and expertise and I would definitely use him in the near future.

Domenic, 3 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable

Kevin was thoroughly well versed in all of the questions I had. We practiced FRQs and reviewed a slide show prevention on Electrochemistry to better the understand I had of the material and to strength concepts, equations, and questions.

Brian, 2 lessons with Kevin

More than knowledgeable!!

Kevin worked with me on organic chemistry. What I love about his teaching style is that he's always on point! alot of information in one hour. I find all my sessions so far absolutely worth it!!!

Nermin , 9 lessons with Kevin

Amazing tutor!

Kevin is extremely smart and nice! He explained several difficult subjects in precalculus to my son. My son now fully understands the material. I would definitely call Kevin again!

Dawn, 2 lessons with Kevin

$100/hour

Kevin A.

$100/hour

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