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Kevin K.

Brooklyn, NY

$80/hour

Young and Relatable Math Coach

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/20/15
4.8 average from 82 ratings
Knowledgeable and Adaptable
— Clarissa, San Diego, CA on 6/5/15

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Mathematics

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (Mathematics)

About Kevin

Hi, my name is Kevin, and I believe in achieving more with less.
I realized after many years of teaching privately that any subject or skill can be taught simply by having a conversation with the student as long as the instructor facilitates an environment where the student feels comfortable without any fear of being judged. I also realized that the students who are struggling oftentimes know how to solve the problem, however, it is more of a matter of accessing the information within themselves through a deep sense of confidence which is where I come in.

I also believe that the relationship between a teacher and the student(s) should be symbiotic. I don’t think my students realize how much THEY are helping ME with my journey. A teacher can learn so much about the art of teaching from just one session.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you made it this far, I'll take it that you are interested in working with me. If you are willing to meet at a nearby cafe or library, please mention that in your message, and I will lower the rate for you by 20%. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you :)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Education (Virginia Tech)
3.97 In-Major GPA
6 years of experience | > 120 students
Hi, my name is Kevin, and I believe in achieving more with less.
I realized after many years of teaching privately that any subject or skill can be taught simply by having a conversation with the student as long as the instructor facilitates an environment where the student feels comfortable without any fear of being judged. I also realized
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Got a small group? Mention 'group discount' when you message me :)

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and Adaptable"

- Clarissa, San Diego, CA on 6/5/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- James, Clifton, VA on 5/23/16

"Great tutor!"

- Wendy, Bellaire, TX on 1/19/16

"Very Knowledgeable!"

- Abraham, La Jolla, CA on 10/7/15

"Kevin is very patient and knowledgeable."

- Sarah, Coronado, CA on 6/12/15

"Great tutor"

- Jessica, San Diego, CA on 5/8/15
English:
Grammar, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar
Sports/Recreation:
Football,
Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

Years of experience tutoring Algebra. I am able to anticipate and locate the source of confusion for specific topics after numerous hours of communicating with a variety of students.

Algebra 2

When I first started off tutoring, I received many requests for Algebra assistance. Through multiple students, I became familiar with the curriculum and know what lessons most students have trouble understanding. Algebra covers a lot of foundation skills, so I recognize the importance of the subject.

Calculus

Back when I was tutoring students at Virginia Tech, there was one semester where all my students were in Calculus I. This allowed me to hone this course. I am still working on my Calc II skills, so if you need help with anything after integration, you may want to consider another tutor!

Elementary Math

The hardest part about tutoring elementary level mathematics is certainly not the content itself, but the explanation. This is where I excel. I have taught kids how to read time on a clock as well as finding proportions between two triangles. I believe this comes from my ability to translate the language of math into casual dialogue.

Football

In high school, I had the pleasure of being part of one of the best football programs in the world. I am able to train and coach wide receivers, running backs, and defensive backs. I can also provide quarterbacks with an opportunity to train with a great, quick receiver.

Geometry

We are constantly surrounded by mathematics and its applications. I love teaching Geometry since this observation can be made directly through the buildings around us and even the table we are working on. Some say you need to have a visual mind to succeed in Geometry, but I offer multiple explanations so that anyone can understand the concepts.

Prealgebra

Students will be using Algebra throughout their high school and college years, so I recognize the importance of having a solid foundation in this subject. This motivates me to thoroughly cover all the topics in Algebra that I know for a fact will show up again in my students' lives. I am able to see the bigger picture so that my students will be successful not only in their current course, but in their future math classes as well.

Precalculus

Precalculus deals with the encompassment of trigonometry, the unit circle, and high-order algebraic equations. For many students, the connection between these concepts may seem nonexistent, but this is where my role as a tutor comes into play. I have the ability to see the bigger picture within the course while also making my teachings relevant for the future of my students.

Soccer

I have 10 years of soccer experience and scouted for travel soccer and all-star teams. I am able to provide ball control drills and coaching tips.

Trigonometry

I took college courses that focused on teaching trigonometry. I know the reoccurring areas that students struggle with and how to handle them. Trigonometry is born from the unit circle, and I'll be able to demonstrate that clearly.

Writing

My earliest memory of teaching takes place in my own home where I taught my younger sister how to read and write. Even though I studied mathematics in college, writing has remained a constant in my life. Whether it be formal essays, journals entries, poetry, or a to-do list, there will always be room to write.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Mathematics

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (Mathematics)

Knowledgeable and Adaptable

Kevin has been the only tutor to help my son succeed in PreCalculus. My son has tried many tutors with no success. My son states that Kevin is able to break down the information in a way that helps him understand it and and a better communicator than his high school teacher. Kevin is awesome!

— Clarissa, San Diego, CA on 6/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Got a small group? Mention 'group discount' when you message me :)

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216.