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Timothy K.

Salt Lake City, UT

$30/hour

Practiced Tutor, Mechanical Engineering Student, Flexible Hours

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/28/15
4.8 average from 93 ratings
Great tutor!
— Kennedy, Salt Lake City, UT on 8/11/15

$30/Hour


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University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Mechanical Engineer

Education

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (Mechanical Engineer)

About Timothy

Hello there, I'm Tim K. I'm a senior honors student at the University of Utah, studying mechanical engineering with a minor in physics. For the past year, I've had the privilege of tutoring and teaching my peers within the college, as well as preparing high school students for their AP/IB and ACT/SAT tests. I got into tutoring because I genuinely believe everyone can excel in an academic setting, so long as they are given the correct tools, and maybe a helping hand along the way! I've been lucky enough to succeed academically, and I want to ensure others can enjoy success as well.

For me, tutoring is one of the best ways for me to pass on my knowledge to others; it allows me to give someone a nudge in the correct direction. Be it problem solving, test preparation, or teaching entire concepts, I teach everything with the same enthusiasm and focus, with the end goal of helping the student understand. That moment when something 'clicks' for another student, that's what I strive for. If I can get someone to understand the foundation they are working with, they can build on it themselves and generate their own successes, without the need of a tutor in the future. My specialties are physics and mathematics, if only because I am passionate about those subjects. Rest assured, I've also got an excellent grasp of reading, writing, and all the basic sciences.

I've taken multiple years of calculus, gone through calculus II and III, as well as ordinary and partial differential equations above that, all at a college level, receiving A's or A-'s. My ACT math score was a 34-35 every time i took it, on the SAT I scored a 680. I've also tutored in calculus before at both the college and high school level. As for algebra, probability, and statistics: once I've taught you the foundation you should be well on your way to understanding the entire concept, just the initial setup and concepts can be difficult to grasp.

I've got very high academic talents, my composite ACT score was a 34, and I've gotten 35's in every subject at least once. I'm also a National Merit Finalist. I've got experience and knowledge of what it takes to achieve the top scores in a pre-college setting, and can set the foundation for your success in college.

That's a brief overview of myself, if there's anything else you would like to know just ask! I keep my life an open book; it's my belief that the better you know me, the more comfortable you will become, and the better I'll be able to teach. Feel free to email, text, or call me at any time of day or night to set up a session, or with any questions you have.
Hello there, I'm Tim K. I'm a senior honors student at the University of Utah, studying mechanical engineering with a minor in physics. For the past year, I've had the privilege of tutoring and teaching my peers within the college, as well as preparing high school students for their AP/IB and ACT/SAT tests. I got into tutoring because I genuinely Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Kennedy, Salt Lake City, UT on 8/11/15

"Knowledgeable and got to the point"

- Kris, Salt Lake City, UT on 6/27/17

"Act math help"

- Sandra, Sandy, UT on 10/11/16

"Terrific Tutor - Just what we were looking for"

- Don, Bountiful, UT on 7/16/16

"Timothy is patient and explains things in easy to understand terms."

- Brandi, Salt Lake City, UT on 6/28/16

"Aced exam!"

- Tracey, Salt Lake City, UT on 11/25/15

"Great tutor! Helped me a lot!"

- Megan, Park City, UT on 10/6/15

"Patient and knowledgeable. Teaches pragmatic test taking skills and short cuts to longer problems. Highly recommend. Have leveraged his expertise several times."

- Jennifer, Salt Lake City, UT on 7/1/15

"Knowledgeable & patient - Very helpful"

- Alexa, Park City, UT on 6/10/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics,
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Writing

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Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The past four times I took the ACT, my math score was either a 35 or a 34. As an engineering student I work with math in all my core classes, and have a very solid foundation in calculus and algebra.

I've tutored in ACT preparation before, both the Math section individually and the test in general. I've also worked with students on algebra and pre-calculus.

Physics

I am passionate about physics, and have a solid understanding of the base ideas. I'm a mechanical engineering student going for a physics minor, and all of my core classes are physics focused. I've taken physics I, II, statics, dynamics, and many other physics classes, generally receiving A's or A-'s.

I've tutored in physics multiple times at both the college level and AP/highschool level. I will also be a teaching assistant for physics I or II during my next semester.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Mechanical Engineer

Education

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (Mechanical Engineer)

Great tutor!

Tim taught me 3x's a week for one of my hard math classes, and he was excellent. He is so patient and knowledgeable, he made understanding the material so easy. I would definitely recommend him!

— Kennedy, Salt Lake City, UT on 8/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Timothy will travel within 30 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84102.