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Kevin D.

Set Yourself Apart!

Set Yourself Apart!

$40/hour

  • 411 hours tutoring

  • Gig Harbor, WA 98335

"Why didn't we do this sooner!"

Vickie, 12 lessons with Kevin

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I understand that so many times, what separates exceptional students from other students isn't intelligence or aptitude, but the passion to learn. It has been my life's work to help others to gain that desire by meeting them at their level, and helping them with the way forward to success. I have always loved teaching in many different capacities. From college age on, I have tutored young people on many different subjects ranging from math to music. For over 20 years, I have instructed...

I understand that so many times, what separates exceptional students from other students isn't intelligence or aptitude, but the passion to learn. It has been my life's work to help others to gain that desire by meeting them at their level, and helping them with the way forward to success. I have always loved teaching in many different capacities. From college age on, I have tutored young people on many different subjects ranging from math to music. For over 20 years, I have instructed pilot candidates on how to operate jet aircraft. As a personal trainer, I have helped educate and motivate people to achieve optimum fitness. I have mentored US Air Force service members on topics varying from Microsoft Office products, to leadership. It is my intent to help each and every student not only with the skills necessary to excel at a given subject, but also gain a drive for learning, which is critical to future success. As a father of three teenagers, it has been a privilege to be a part of their success as they approach their college years. Getting the opportunity to work with my own children has been a blessing. I look forward to passing on that type of success to other young people.


Education

US Air Force Academy
Elec. Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Online rate: 30 minutes: $20.00 1 hour or more: $33.33/hour Group rates: 2 students: $50/hour >2 students: $45/hour plus $5/hour/student
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/2/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Finance, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have provided both private tutoring and substitute teaching in the district for the Washington core subjects in elementary education (K-6th) which includes the ability to teach occupational education (e.g. Microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel ), science (Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Microbiology Palaeontology, Pathology, Entomology, Seismology, Forestry,Ichthyology), mathematics (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), social studies (Ancient civilizations, Egyption history, American history, World History), health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. (17 years of piano instruction and music composition including college credit for music) I have homeschooled my own three children during much of their time in the elementary grades. They are currently in middle school and high school and have maintained 4.0 GPAs throughout the last three years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have provided both private tutoring and substitute teaching in the district for the Washington core subjects in elementary education (K-6th) which includes the ability to teach occupational education (e.g. Microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel ), science (Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Microbiology Palaeontology, Pathology, Entomology, Seismology, Forestry,Ichthyology), mathematics (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), social studies (Ancient civilizations, Egyption history, American history, World History), health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. (17 years of piano instruction and music composition including college credit for music) I have homeschooled my own three children during much of their time in the elementary grades. They are currently in middle school and high school and have maintained 4.0 GPAs throughout the last three years.
Piano,

Piano

I have 12 years of formal education on the piano including two semesters of college credits. I have performed and won in numerous competitions throughout grade school and high school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have provided both private tutoring and substitute teaching in the district for the Washington core subjects in elementary education (K-6th) which includes the ability to teach occupational education (e.g. Microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel ), science (Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Microbiology Palaeontology, Pathology, Entomology, Seismology, Forestry,Ichthyology), mathematics (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), social studies (Ancient civilizations, Egyption history, American history, World History), health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. (17 years of piano instruction and music composition including college credit for music) I have homeschooled my own three children during much of their time in the elementary grades. They are currently in middle school and high school and have maintained 4.0 GPAs throughout the last three years.
Piano,

Piano

I have 12 years of formal education on the piano including two semesters of college credits. I have performed and won in numerous competitions throughout grade school and high school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Music

Piano

Piano

I have 12 years of formal education on the piano including two semesters of college credits. I have performed and won in numerous competitions throughout grade school and high school.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.
Finance

Science

ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I work as a paraeducator in our school district at the grade school, middle school, and high school levels. I have the opportunity daily to work with individuals with ADD/ADHD, and it is a wonderful experience to be a part of unlocking that potential inside of them!
Special Needs,

Special Needs

Spending many hours weekly working with children with special needs has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I have ever done. To make a difference in a child's life is humbling, and that can be especially true with a child with special needs. As a substitute paraeducator in the school district, I get this wonderful opportunity daily with grade school, middle school, and high school students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) physical fitness trainer. Initial certification was earned in January of 2009. Recertification required every two years. Last recertification accomplished in January of 2011. Current and qualified with Red Cross AED/CPR.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have provided both private tutoring and substitute teaching in the district for the Washington core subjects in elementary education (K-6th) which includes the ability to teach occupational education (e.g. Microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel ), science (Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Microbiology Palaeontology, Pathology, Entomology, Seismology, Forestry,Ichthyology), mathematics (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), social studies (Ancient civilizations, Egyption history, American history, World History), health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. (17 years of piano instruction and music composition including college credit for music) I have homeschooled my own three children during much of their time in the elementary grades. They are currently in middle school and high school and have maintained 4.0 GPAs throughout the last three years.
Piano,

Piano

I have 12 years of formal education on the piano including two semesters of college credits. I have performed and won in numerous competitions throughout grade school and high school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world. Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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Positive attitude

I like how positive and supportive Kevin is with my son. I am so glad we thought of employing Kevin to help with tutoring my son for the SAT. It is worth every penny.

Elias, 8 lessons with Kevin

Very enthusiastic, loved teaching physics

This is the first time we have used a tutor. Kevin was punctual, enthusiastic and patient. He took the time to get to know our son and to teach him in terms he could understand. He was cheerful and had a passion for physics which put our son at ease and motivated him to get his project done. Our son was not excited about getting a tutor but with Kevin's relaxed manner he received the the help he needed and is able to finish the rest of the assignment on his own. This has been a very positive experience and a huge stress reliever!

Peter & Brenda, 2 lessons with Kevin

Very supportive!!

Kevin has been working with my daughter for several weeks now. Not only has her grade been going up steadily but so has her confidence with pre-calc and her stress level has decreased. Kevin makes himself very available not only for scheduled tutoring sessions but whenever she may have a question. He helps her in every way he can and we are forever appreciative!

Ali, 18 lessons with Kevin

Awesome tutor, very knowledgeable, knows how to work with teenagers

Thanks to Kevin's wonderful tips, techniques and his humor and approach, my son has been able to understand what he needs to do well in honors physics and is well prepared for the AP Physics B test. But most of all Kevin really help instill confidence in my son who was challenged this semester in physics. Kevin is able to really explain all of the concepts in layman's terms and provide real life examples that a teenager can understand and relate to - he has a knack of being able to make learning an enjoyable process. We cannot thank Kevin enough!!

Cathi, 51 lessons with Kevin

"The Math Whisperer"

My 15-year-old son has had several sessions with Kevin. Kevin is positive, patient and explains things in a way that “clicks” with my son. He has provided a practice plan that is working, and my son will actually practice on his own without being told. My son looks forward to his sessions with Kevin, and after just the first session commented, “I wish he worked at our school. So many kids could be helped.” Not only are my son’s grades beginning to turn around, but he no longer feels lost and helpless. That is priceless! I’m so glad we found Kevin!

Dara, 42 lessons with Kevin

very encouraging!

Kevin is very supportive and encourages me along the way. I feel that I am making good progress and looking forward to continuing to work with him.

Kyle, 15 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor

Kevin has a real knack for tutoring. He is a great listener and has the ability to describe problems so that I can understand what he is trying to teach me. His sharp mind and energy made my first session with him a pleasure. I would have spent all day with him solving math problems if it were possible.

Jodie, 2 lessons with Kevin

Execellent tutor

My 7 year-old son was very happy spending time with Kevin. When he was asked about Kevin, he showed a big smile with satisfaction. Kevin understands what it takes to trigger my son to talk and to learn with him. My wife and I have are planning to schedule future appointments with Kevin for tutoring our son. We believe Kevin will make an excellent tutor and helping our son to reach to his full potential.

Alton, 3 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor!

Kevin is tutoring my daughter in Honors Physics and she has made great strides in only 2 sessions. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject and was able to bring clarity to concepts she didn't completely grasp through class lectures and reading. He has a calm, patient demeanor and gave her a lot of encouragement. He used real world examples and diagrams to connect concepts to practical world applications. Highly recommended!

Callie, 3 lessons with Kevin

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Kevin D.

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