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Ken B.

Akron, OH


Math and Economics Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/18/14
4.8 average from 164 ratings
A MUST hire
— David, Tallmadge, OH on 2/23/15

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University of Delaware


University of Delaware

About Ken


I thought I'd provide some history about why I started tutoring with this website. A good portion of my part-time job income during college came from tutoring for introductory math and economics classes. After college, where I graduated with a Mathematics/Economics major, I started working as an actuary. A lot of my actuarial work included developing complex mathematical models for insurance, then using those models to help companies determine how to invest insurance premiums to make sure they earned enough money to make claim payments down the road. I did and still do find this modeling work interesting, but wanted to find a job that was more helpful to my local community, rather than a global insurance company.

I quit in April of 2011 to start organic farming, especially after reading that a lot of the health insurance costs came from diets lacking enough real foods (fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables). Tutoring is a way to supplement my income during the winter months, though I will be doing limited tutoring in the farming season as well.

My tutoring methods cater to the students need for what is being learned. For instance, an aspiring painter that is preparing for the SATs might benefit more from math test-taking skills and memorization tricks. Someone who planned on majoring in math in college would benefit more from a deeper and intuitive understanding of mathematical relationships. To me, the tutoring approach depends entirely on why the student needs the knowledge, and how they'd like to apply it in the future.

I thought I'd provide some history about why I started tutoring with this website. A good portion of my part-time job income during college came from tutoring for introductory math and
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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44333
Background Check: Passed

"A MUST hire"

- David, Tallmadge, OH on 2/23/15

"Phenomenal, incredibly knowledgeable, and patient-with-repetition tutor."

- Tracey, Flint, MI on 6/10/15

"Incredibly Intelligent"

- Mary, Cleveland, OH on 3/6/15

"Super patient"

- Deborah, Bloomfield, NM on 3/2/15

"Teaches in a way my son understands"

- Kelly, Wadsworth, OH on 2/17/15

"Very impressed with Ken!"

- Shannan, Wadsworth, OH on 2/11/15

"Learning Nick"

- Deborah, Akron, OH on 1/13/15

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Sandie , Akron, OH on 10/31/14

"Good Actuary Tutoring"

- Jonathan, Wooster, OH on 9/11/14

"Very helpful"

- Roni, Uniontown, OH on 4/28/14

"Very Patient"

- Kevan, Berea, OH on 3/12/14
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

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Actuarial Science

I have 5 years of experience working as an actuary in both insurance and consulting. I am an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, meaning I have passed all the preliminary actuarial exams.

University of Delaware


University of Delaware

A MUST hire — Ken is not only an expert on his subjects, but he comes both patient and prepared. He explains well and guides you to the point of a much stronger understanding of the subject matter. I'd recommend Ken to anyone ranging from Junior High on through Master's level students. If you are struggling and want someone who can help make sure you get the best grade possible, develop a mastery of the subject ...

— David, Tallmadge, OH on 2/23/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 15 miles of Akron, OH 44333.

Background Check Status for Ken B.

Ken B. passed a background check on 12/18/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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