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Nicholas K.

Austin, TX

$45/hour

Pre-Medicine Polymath: A Tutor For All

Background check passed as of 5/11/16
5.0 average from 134 ratings
A calming presence. Excellent tutor.
— Karen, Austin, TX on 7/13/16

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy)

About Nicholas

The ultimate purpose of an education is to cultivate your intellectual capabilities so that you may create the opportunities for your own self-fulfillment. To this end, an educational experience is one in which you are provided a challenging environment in which to explore, inquire, and achieve in your own way. My objective then as your tutor is to construct such an environment wherein these abilities may be maximally developed so that you are empowered to accomplish your specific goals.

In particular, the method of instruction that I will utilize as your tutor is based upon the four principles developed in How To Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by the late Stanford mathematician George Polya. The four principles are as follows: Understand the Problem, Develop a Plan of Action, Execute the Plan, and Review the Solution. The beauty of this method is that the principles are readily applicable to any subject, and I will personally adapt this procedure to fit your academic needs and style of learning.

As a senior pre-medicine student pursuing a dual-degree in neuroscience and philosophy with collegiate and departmental honors at the University of Texas at Austin, I have employed the above method to my own academic studies with great success. Moreover, those that I have previously tutored using this method have not only improved their grades, but they have increased their confidence in approaching more difficult subjects, much better equipped to succeed.

For instance, I incorporate the four principles in my feedback to students at Gonzalo Garza Independence High School as an Assistant Mathematics Grader. Both their understanding and mastery of the material has dramatically improved since I began in April of this year. In addition, as the eldest of four children, I have tutored my younger siblings from middle school through the end of their undergraduate careers, each at the University of Texas at Austin. I can now proudly state that I am the brother of an RN-BSN, a chemical engineer, and a current graduate student of architecture.

With my diverse academic background and my particular method of tutoring, I will help cultivate your intellectual capabilities so that you may accomplish your specific academic goals. I look forward to your success.
The ultimate purpose of an education is to cultivate your intellectual capabilities so that you may create the opportunities for your own self-fulfillment. To this end, an educational experience is one in which you are provided a challenging environment in which to explore, inquire, and achieve in your own way. My objective then as your tutor is Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Austin, TX 78705
Background Check: Passed

"A calming presence. Excellent tutor."

- Karen, Austin, TX on 7/13/16

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Aru, Gaithersburg, MD on 11/30/16

"A great tutor !"

- Cesar, Nutley, NJ on 11/18/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Reena, Austin, TX on 11/2/16

"Great First Lesson"

- Jeremy, Austin, TX on 10/31/16

"super patient, understanding and encouraging!!"

- Ethan, Austin, TX on 10/18/16

"Great first session"

- Kate, Austin, TX on 8/24/16

"Personable and knowledgeable"

- Dillon, Austin, TX on 8/10/16

"Great tutor"

- Rachel, Round Rock, TX on 5/20/16

"Flexible, great tutor!"

- Jeneen, Austin, TX on 5/19/16

"amazing teacher, very helpful"

- Rebecca, Austin, TX on 5/17/16
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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy)

A calming presence. Excellent tutor. — My son worked with Nicholas for an hour and 1/2 on pre-calculus and physics. Afterward, my son said Nicholas "knows his stuff" and that Nicolas explains concepts clearly so he (my son) grasped them quickly. We plan to have Nicholas back! ...

— Karen, Austin, TX on 7/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicholas will travel within 25 miles of Austin, TX 78705.