University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Economics, Math)
London School of Economics and Political Science (Master's)
I love math, love teaching, and love helping others realize and exceed their goals. These are rooted in a lifelong love of learning. I grew up in the DC area and I graduated first in my high school class. At a Dean's List student at University of Virginia, and later at the London School of Economics, I saw first-hand the ways in which a professor, instructor, or tutor with whom a student connects can make a meaningful and positive impact on their lives. These experiences have influenced my professional career as well--I've received numerous awards related to training and mentoring more junior analysts, and even created a small-scale training institute.
I have tutored students in elementary math, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, economics, and probability/statistics, with varying frequency, for the past 10 years. I started by tutoring friends and family members, but more recently have volunteered in math and homework clubs, including both school-based organizations, and civic organizations such as YMCA and SCAN of Northern Virginia.
I'm a firm believer that the best way to learn is to teach. My tutoring style is a practical, hands-on one. We first review foundational concepts, then apply them as we work through practice problems together. Then, I ask the student to explain back to me what they just heard (helping them along the way as needed, of course). The act of attempting to "teach" me (or someone else) the concepts at hand invariably reinforces those concepts and immediately guides us to the level of understanding needed to master the subject at hand. It also creates a more interactive, participatory environment for the student, who is able to take ownership of the content much more quickly. This "blended learning" technique has been highly effective for me in a variety of subjects and learning environments. It also ensures that each student is appropriately challenged and engaged, without being overwhelmed. Of course, I tailor the approach to the needs and learning styles of each individual student.
I hold myself to a high standard. Accordingly, I don't bill for any lesson unless and until the student and parent are completely satisfied.
To ensure that students have a quiet and comfortable study space with me, I have a dedicated study area in my home office, but am also happy to meet at any other location in the DC area, including the student's home, a library, etc.
I try to be flexible and respectful of both my and your time. While I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I do offer make-up classes.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
I love math, love teaching, and love helping others realize and exceed their goals. These are rooted in a lifelong love of learning. I grew up in the DC area and I graduated first in my high school class. At a Dean's List student at University of Virginia, and later at the London School of Economics, I saw first-hand the ways in which a professor,
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Kevin was a great tutor for my son to get him ready for his exam. He explained the material well and was patient. Recommend him highly.
Kevin came in and was able to do all of the AP Stats midterm review questions quickly. He was clear and straightforward in his explanations - very professional.
Kevin did a great job reviewing a test with my son to review mistakes he made and how to avoid them in the future. The class is an honors Algebra 2/Trig class and that chapter test was particularly hard.
Kevin demonstrates a mastery of AP Statistics subject matter, and my daughter was comfortable working with him. She expects her grade to improve with Kevin's help.
Kevin was a wonderful tutor! He was patient, accommodating, knowledgeable, supportive and went above and beyond to help me get the knowledge and support I needed in the subject area. Highly recommend!
Kevin finds a students' strength, assesses how they can build and delivers instruction tailored to the individual. Pleasure meeting coaches who know their subject matter cold.
Kevin helped my son the research statistics for TJ math. He was very knowledgeable on statistics and very helpful.
Kevin was available on very short notice to help my son prepare for a trig test. There was a lot of material to cover and Kevin patiently explained everything. My son said Kevin was very knowledgeable and clear, more so than his teacher at school. The best part, my son earned an 89 on the test :)
Kevin's instruction on linear regression and general statistics turned a challenging subject into something interesting and digestible. I was impressed by his demeanor, knowledge and style of instruction. I would hire him again without hesitation and will be giving him my highest endorsement to other classmates as well.
Kevin was a very nice tutor and walked me through statistics chapter by chapter. He was also patient when working with me
I had been struggling with AP statistics for some time, when I finally decided to enlist some help. I'm a senior and I really needed my first semester grades to be stellar, but no matter what I did, I couldn't understand z-scores and normal curves. Kevin sat with me patiently and no matter how many times I wanted to give up, he kept making me do more and more review problems. After just one session, I understood and was able to compute z-scores and normal curve probability perfectly. Once that clicked, I began to really enjoy statistics, and put it as my intended major on my application to the University of Michigan. Without Kevin, I would not be able to say that I can't wait to be a Wolverine next year. GO BLUE!
I recently asked Kevin to help me with an advanced statistics class in my Ph.D program. Kevin not only takes the time to work through each problem with you, he even prepares ahead of time! Kevin is extremely patient and well knowledgeable. I highly recommend Kevin. Tutors do not get much better than this!!!
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I've taught, tutored, and mentored many friends, family, neighbors, and even large numbers of students in virtually all levels of math, through calculus. Algebra II is one of my favorite subjects to teach, because it's sophisticated enough to interesting, but it still simple enough to teach, thoroughly understand, and appreciate.
I have taught and tutored elementary, middle school, and high school math for the past decade. I've helped family/friends, neighbors, and even larger groups of students at "Homework Clubs" attain a deeper understanding of the material, become more enthusiastic about it, improve their grades, and reach their academic goals.
I have tutored pre-algebra for over 10 years and am familiar with a variety of textbooks and curricula on the subject. I'm also highly familiar with the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, and am able to support students who are preparing to take it, or preparing to take similar standardized tests.
I have four years of tutoring experience specific to the SAT Math section, with demonstrated improvement in test scores.
I have taken extensive coursework in both pure and applied probability and statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at UVA and London School of Economics. I have daily applications of applied statistics in the context of risk and uncertainty analysis at my job.