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Kevin C.

Falls Church, VA

$75/hour

Experienced, Empathic Math Tutor: K-12, SAT, Algebra 1/2, AP Prob/Stat

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/21/14
5.0 average from 23 ratings
Great tutor
— Yodit, Fairfax, VA on 2/10/15

$75/Hour


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University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Economics, Math
London School of Economics and Political Science
Master's

Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Economics, Math)

London School of Economics and Political Science (Master's)

About Kevin

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, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Discounted rate available for longer sessions

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Yodit, Fairfax, VA on 2/10/15

"Knowledgeable!"

- Cynthia, Arlington, VA on 1/20/17

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Candace, Falls Church, VA on 1/3/17

"Knowledgeable and Good Communicator"

- Jim, Bethesda, MD on 12/12/16

"Great tutor!"

- Tara, Fairfax, VA on 12/4/16

"Precise and accurate coach"

- Brian, Arlington, VA on 11/27/16

"Very helpful lesson"

- Soo, Woodbridge, VA on 11/20/16

"Great experience"

- Leigh, Fairfax Station, VA on 10/1/16

"Superior Tutor"

- Jennifer, Fairfax, VA on 6/21/16

"Nice tutor"

- Grant, Washington, DC on 4/13/16

"Saved my GPA!"

- Isha, Falls Church, VA on 2/8/15

"Amazing"

- Christopher, Alexandria, VA on 2/8/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Algebra 2

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.

Elementary Math

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.

Prealgebra

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.

SAT Math

I have four years of tutoring experience specific to the SAT Math section, with demonstrated improvement in test scores.

Statistics

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.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Economics, Math
London School of Economics and Political Science
Master's

Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Economics, Math)

London School of Economics and Political Science (Master's)

Great tutor

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.

— Yodit, Fairfax, VA on 2/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Discounted rate available for longer sessions

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22041.