Practiced Tutor, Mechanical Engineering Student, Flexible Hours
Practiced Tutor, Mechanical Engineering Student, Flexible Hours
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 3 years, 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...
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 3 years, 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 760, and on the GRE i've scored 164 average. I've also tutored in calculus many times 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.
Friendly, Knowable and Fun!
Timothy has tutored my 15 year old in Math for several sessions now and I'm so impressed by him. Through Tim's instructions my son's confidence has soared and where he was barely pulling D's and low C's, he now has a solid A's. Reaching out to Timothy was the best decision. Well worth it.Beth, 4 lessons with Timothy
Excellent at explaining
He help me with algebra 1 he was patient and able to explain how to do processes he help me with my algebra project explain to me how to do it thoroughly overall great tutor. I recommend him to everyone.Salina, 3 lessons with Timothy
Very knowledgeable tutor
Tim was able help my daughter with her math problems by explaining it in a way that was easy for her to understand. He really helped us out in a crunch by being able to come right when we needed him. He was very punctual and reliable. I would highly recommend him!Karen, 2 lessons with Timothy
my daughter really likes the tutoring and says it helps her a lot
Tim has been really great for my 9th grader. He has taught her new ways of doing things and has helped her be more efficient and knowledgeable. He is also very nice, flexible, reliable, punctual. We would highly recommend Tim to others!Michelle, 11 lessons with Timothy
The Best Ever!!
My son has learned so much with Tim....we are currently still with Tim we have a few more things for him to teach my son but my son with Tim's help has been outstanding and learned so much...Tim is reliable, professional and a great teacher in every field...we are so lucky to have found you Tim and look forward to continuing my sons toutoring sessions. He needs just a little more information but I have never seen my son so confident!! Thank you Tim!! See you soon!!Kristi, 4 lessons with Timothy
Knowledgeable and got to the point
Tim was excellent in helping with the homework. He understands calculus very well. He was very flexible with his schedule to accommodate us even when we were outside of his normal tutoring schedule.Kris, 2 lessons with Timothy
Act math help
Tim is currently helping my daughter prep for the math portion of the act. After her first tutoring session she scheduled asked to schedule 3 more the following week. He knows math and is great at explaining and helping my daughter understand the formulas needed to score higher in the act.Sandra, 6 lessons with Timothy
Terrific Tutor - Just what we were looking for
Tim did a terrific job helping our 18 year old son prep for an important test. He did a great job panning an overall approach, teaching not only the subject matter but also test strategy. He was able to identify subjects where our son needed extra help and specifically addressed those. First class!Don, 1 lesson with Timothy
Timothy is patient and explains things in easy to understand terms.
Math has never been my strong suit and Timothy was very patient and explained things well. If I didn't understand the first explanation he offered a different one. I have pretty ridiculous math and math test anxiety and he was calm and encouraging.Brandi, 1 lesson with Timothy
Connor got an A on this calculus exam! Working with you is really helping his understanding. The one-on-one approach significantly helps solidify concepts taught in the classroom. Thanks Tim!Tracey, 18 lessons with Timothy
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