University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (Mechanical Engineer)
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
The way that Tim taught me versus my teacher made SO much more sense and he was able to explain things in a way that I could understand.
Teaches pragmatic test taking skills and short cuts to longer problems. Highly recommend. Have leveraged his expertise several times.
He's good at keeping you focused and helping understand the testing methods.
Really nice and helpful. He will be teaching me all of this week.
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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.
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.