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Kurt L.

Orem, UT

$30/hour

Experienced and accredited in Japanese, Science and Music

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Utah Valley University
Biotechnology

Education

Utah Valley University (Biotechnology)

About Kurt

I am a jack of all trades and a master of some. I lived in Japan for one year while teaching English classes and falling in love with Japan's culture and people. After I returned I worked for 2 years doing Japanese translations and customer service part time to help with college, however I quit working during my senior year so I could focus on completing my B.Sc. Biotechnology and start interning at a contract research organization. I used my chemistry and math knowledge every day on the job.

The internship landed me a job as a scientist doing pharmaceutical research, but I have since started teaching myself computer programming and am in the process of to switching careers. Don't get me wrong, I love science, however the opportunity to work remotely from my laptop is simply too appealing to pass up.

And I have studied music theory since I was a child and have taken private music lessons for decades. I have tutored for both acoustic and electric guitar in all styles. I believe that with enough practice anyone can gain the insight to become a master.

I can help you read sheet music and guitar tablature and delve into music theory if you'd like a more thorough musical background, or help you finally write (and record!) that album you've always wanted to make. I have written and recorded over 100 songs across multiple instruments.

My musical creativity was first nurtured when I began piano lessons at 5. Things escalated quickly after I combined my music theory with different instruments. I started playing the trumpet at 12 and went on to play with the Utah Youth Symphony. I began teaching myself guitar at 13 and have had several bands where I was writing the majority of the music.
I am a jack of all trades and a master of some. I lived in Japan for one year while teaching English classes and falling in love with Japan's culture and people. After I returned I worked for 2 years doing Japanese translations and customer service part time to help with college, however I quit working during my senior year so I could focus on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Orem, UT 84058
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Composition (Music), Guitar,
Piano,
Trumpet
Art:
Composition (Music)
Computer:
JavaScript
Language:
Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Fitness

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.

Chemistry

2 years work experience at a scientific laboratory
BSc biotechnology included organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry.
Have taken and passed the American Chemical Society standardized exam
Knows several corny chemistry jokes.

Genetics

I aced my Advanced Genetics course while I was completing my B.Sc. in Biotechnology and doing cell culture work as an intern. I create learning experiences that show you new ways of thinking about a topic.

Guitar

I have studied music theory since I was a child and have taken private music lessons for decades. I have tutored for both acoustic and electric guitar in all styles. I believe that with enough practice anyone can gain the insight to become a master. I can help you read sheet music and guitar tablature and delve into music theory if you'd like a more thorough musical background, or help you finally write (and record!) that album you've always wanted to make. I have written and recorded over 100 songs across multiple instruments.

JavaScript

I have made several applications in JavaScript. I can show you the ropes from the ground up, or we can talk about more advanced topics like design patterns and what is going on under the hood.

Piano

I have studied music theory for over 10 years and have played piano for over 20 years. I have composed hundreds of original pieces.

Trumpet

I have studied music theory for over 10 years and have played the trumpet for six years in various settings including classical, big band and jazz. I played with a symphony orchestra for 2 years culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Utah Valley University
Biotechnology

Education

Utah Valley University (Biotechnology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Kurt will travel within 15 miles of Orem, UT 84058.