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Kyle S.

Kent, OH

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Effective Mathematics Tutor Specializing in ACT Math Prep

Background check passed as of 1/16/15
4.9 average from 117 ratings
Above the rest!
— Grace, Akron, OH on 2/26/16

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University of Akron
Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics

Education

University of Akron (Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics)

About Kyle

Over the past 10 years, I have tutored students in a variety of math courses that include pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, coordinate geometry, plane geometry and basic trigonometry. I am a very patient person and I can apply the best approach that will allow you to understand the material. While I tutor these subjects individually, I specialize in preparing students to succeed on the math section of the ACT. If you are interested in ACT math prep please view the section below to get a better idea of how I can assist in making your goals a reality. I look forward to working with you!


ACT Preparation

Preparing for the math section of the ACT can feel like a daunting task at times. However, it does not have to be. In order to make the task of scoring higher on the math section more achievable, I always recommend preparing as early as possible so that information can be obtained gradually over time. This takes the pressure off of the students and breaks our study sessions down into more manageable pieces. In the past I have been asked by parents to tutor their son or daughter the week before their ACT test. In such a short amount of time there is only so much I can do to help the students learn and grow. In my opinion, the best time to start preparing for the ACT is the beginning of the student’s junior year. Many parents fail to realize that many college’s require applications to be submitted by the middle of the students senior year. It is very important for the student to earn a descent score on the ACT prior to this deadline so that they can get the full financial aid from many of these institutions.

Many of the students I talk to believe that there is no possible way for them to understand all of the concepts that the math section covers. I completely DISAGREE! Seventy five percent of the math section of the ACT deals with basic pre-algebra and algebra one concepts that the students have learned, but have most likely forgotten. The key to obtaining a respectable score on the math section of ACT is to limit the amount of errors you make. Many students are so excited to get an answer that they immediately jump at the low hanging fruit. Many of these answer choices are thrown into the mix in order to mess students up. During our sessions, I will teach students how to stay calm under pressure, assess exactly what the question is asking, and determine the simplest way to solve certain problems. Over the years, the process that I have spelled out below has helped many students improve dramatically on the math section of the ACT.


First Session and moving Forward

When I first meet with students and parents, I always like to start off the session by understanding exactly what each individual expects to achieve. For instance, some students are striving to increase their score by 5 points, while others are dedicated to getting a 36 overall score. Understanding the students goals is important, because it changes how I will conduct lessons as well as how frequently we will need to meet in order to reach those goals. Over the years I have also learned that every student has a different learning style as well as a different approach on how they solve problems. I am extremely adaptable and I have no doubt that I can figure out the methods that work best for your son or daughter. Once everyone is on the same page in terms of the overall outcome, I typically then proceed with reviewing the test layout and basic test taking strategy. Once these items are understood I will then have the student complete a math diagnostic test in order to determine if the student has any foundational weaknesses in their math skills. Addressing these issues first will help us in developing a strong mathematical foundation to build upon. During this first lesson we will also develop a learning plan for future sessions, and begin executing this plan. Through out our time together we will cover topics in pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and trigonometry. Once these concepts are mastered, we will then begin putting the student in simulated test taking situations with actual tests from the past five years in order to see where their score is and evaluate where they are making mistakes. Since the student will be aware of their mistakes, they will be less likely to make the same mistake on future tests. Gradually, the student will continuously learn and gain new knowledge that will help them see significant score increases which ultimately builds confidence for the actual ACT math section.

***Two hour sessions are preferred for ACT math prep in order to maximize learning and understanding for the individual by utilizing repetition and practice problems***

Information About Me

I graduated with my Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Akron in 2011. Along with my bachelor's degree I also received a minor in mathematics. Throughout the process of earning my degree, I was required to be exceptional in mathematics. Currently, I am employed by KPMG as a senior associate in their advisory division. My team specializes in the management of electronic medical record implementation in hospitals. I have worked in the healthcare space for about 5 years.

In my spare time I am actively involved in mathematics tutoring as well as west coast swing dancing. I picked up west coast swing dancing back in 2012 and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. I have gained so much confidence learning to dance and I have met so many exceptional people from all over the world. Currently, I travel all over the country to compete in different dance events and I am very excited to be starting a choreographed routine this year.
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"Above the rest!"

- Grace, Akron, OH on 2/26/16
Kyle replied on 3/1/2016

Thank you Grace! You are a pleasure to work with and I really enjoy seeing you grow in your studies!

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Tijauna, Akron, OH on 10/25/16
Kyle replied on 11/16/2016

Thank you for your review Tijauna! I really enjoy working with your son!

"Patient and knowledgable"

- Elizabeth, Mogadore, OH on 9/25/16
Kyle replied on 10/17/2016

Thank you for the review! I had a great time working with you and Im so glad to hear that you did very well on your final! Have a great day!

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Heather, Canton, OH on 8/30/16
Kyle replied on 9/7/2016

Thank you for the review Heather! It has been a pleasure working with your daughter and seeing her progress. I have really been impressed with her determination and work ethic over the past month. I wish her the best of luck on her upcoming test! Have a great day!

"A Big Help!"

- Susan, Chagrin Falls, OH on 8/24/16
Kyle replied on 8/30/2016

Thank you for the review Susan! Miranda is such a joy to work with. She is extremely bright and I can see her confidence improving after every session that we have. Keep working hard Miranda!

"An Excellent First Session"

- Thea, Chagrin Falls, OH on 8/16/16
Kyle replied on 8/16/2016

Thank you Thea! I really enjoy working with your son! Like you said prior to our lesson, he has the ability to pick up on patterns. He is a logical thinker and a great problem solver. These characteristics will take him far on the ACT math section. Thank you again for the review and I look forward to working with your son over the next few months!

"Very helpful!"

- alex, Doylestown, OH on 6/11/16
Kyle replied on 6/16/2016

Thanks Alex! I have really enjoyed working with you over the past 3 months. Please keep me informed on how your last test goes. Enjoy your summer vacation!

"Great Tutor!"

- Chris, Akron, OH on 6/7/16
Kyle replied on 6/10/2016

I have really enjoyed working with your son over the past month! I continue to see your son's confidence grow after every session we have. Thanks for the review Chris!

"Encouraging and easy to work with"

- Elana, Munroe Falls, OH on 5/28/16
Kyle replied on 5/31/2016

It has been a pleasure to work with you Elana! You are always engaged and ready to work every time we meet. I am completely confident that all of the effort you've put in will pay off! Great job Elana!

"Thorough ACT Prep Tutor"

- Michael, Hudson, OH on 3/7/16

"Great tutor"

- Diana, Hudson, OH on 2/26/16
Kyle replied on 3/1/2016

Thank you Diana! Your son has been trying extremely hard over the past few months and his hard work is really starting to pay off. I look forward to working with him more in the future!

"Great teacher, knowledgable and well prepared"

- Marcie, Uniontown, OH on 1/26/16
Kyle replied on 1/27/2016

Thanks Marcie! I really enjoyed working with your daughter and I know that she will do well on her test in February. Please keep me posted on how she does! If you need anything, please feel free to reach out to me. Take care!

"Fabulous Tutor"

- Chelli, Akron, OH on 11/23/15
Kyle replied on 12/5/2015

Thank you Chelli! Your daughter is doing extremely well and I look forward to working with her further!

"Very patient, understands what level the student is at and adjusts."

- Matt, Mogadore, OH on 9/8/15

"Kyle is an enthusiastic individual who is well educated and above all an outstanding teacher and leader."

- Deborah, Mogadore, OH on 8/26/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
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ACT Math
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ACT Math

Preparing for the math section of the ACT can feel like a daunting task at times. However, it does not have to be. In order to make the task of scoring higher on the math section more achievable, I always recommend preparing as early as possible so that information can be obtained gradually over time. This takes the pressure off of the students and breaks our study sessions down into more manageable pieces. In the past I have been asked by parents to tutor their son or daughter the week before their ACT test. In such a short amount of time there is only so much I can do to help the students learn and grow. In my opinion, the best time to start preparing for the ACT is the beginning of the student’s junior year. Many parents fail to realize that many college’s require applications to be submitted by the middle of the students senior year. It is very important for the student to earn a descent score on the ACT prior to this deadline so that they can get the full financial aid from many of these institutions.

Many of the students I talk to believe that there is no possible way for them to understand all of the concepts that the math section covers. I completely DISAGREE! Seventy five percent of the math section of the ACT deals with basic pre-algebra and algebra one concepts that the students have learned, but have most likely forgotten. The key to obtaining a respectable score on the math section of ACT is to limit the amount of errors you make. Many students are so excited to get an answer that they immediately jump at the low hanging fruit. Many of these answer choices are thrown into the mix in order to mess students up. During our sessions, I will teach students how to stay calm under pressure, assess exactly what the question is asking, and determine the simplest way to solve certain problems. Over the years, the process that I have spelled out below has helped many students improve dramatically on the math section of the ACT.

First Session and moving Forward

When I first meet with students and parents, I always like to start off the session by understanding exactly what each individual expects to achieve. For instance, some students are striving to increase their score by 5 points, while others are dedicated to getting a 36 overall score. Understanding the students goals is important, because it changes how I will conduct lessons as well as how frequently we will need to meet in order to reach those goals. Over the years I have also learned that every student has a different learning style as well as a different approach on how they solve problems. I am extremely adaptable and I have no doubt that I can figure out the methods that work best for your son or daughter. Once everyone is on the same page in terms of the overall outcome, I typically then proceed with reviewing the test layout and basic test taking strategy. Once these items are understood I will then have the student complete a math diagnostic test in order to determine if the student has any foundational weaknesses in their math skills. Addressing these issues first will help us in developing a strong mathematical foundation to build upon. During this first lesson we will also develop a learning plan for future sessions, and begin executing this plan. Through out our time together we will cover topics in pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and trigonometry. Once these concepts are mastered, we will then begin putting the student in simulated test taking situations with actual tests from the past five years in order to see where their score is and evaluate where they are making mistakes. Since the student will be aware of their mistakes, they will be less likely to make the same mistake on future tests. Gradually, the student will continuously learn and gain new knowledge that will help them see significant score increases which ultimately builds confidence for the actual ACT math section.

***Two hour sessions are preferred for ACT math prep in order to maximize learning and understanding for the individual by utilizing repetition and practice problems***

Algebra 1

Often, when a student is having challenges in math, it is because one or two concepts slipped by, or weren’t taught properly. This makes the next concept more difficult, and pretty soon a student can be overwhelmed. I will quickly help you get caught up, and then help you get ahead, so that your math classes will be like review sessions instead of just going through the motion.

University of Akron
Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics

Education

University of Akron (Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics)

Above the rest! — Kyle's service is outstanding from beginning to end! Scheduling with him is easy. He works to find a time to fit your schedule. His lessons are in depth and well planned out. They are individualized to meet your specific needs. He provides additional support material for practice, as well as, review worksheets and practice tests. After each lesson he writes a review of the session, explains wha ...

— Grace, Akron, OH on 2/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kyle will travel within 20 miles of Kent, OH 44240.