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Kevin D.

Gig Harbor, WA

$40/hour

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5.0 average from 140 ratings
Why didn't we do this sooner!
— Vickie, Steilacoom, WA on 2/17/12

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US Air Force Academy
Elec. Engineering

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US Air Force Academy (Elec. Engineering)

About Kevin

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. 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. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

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

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Why didn't we do this sooner!"

- Vickie, Steilacoom, WA on 2/17/12

"Positive attitude"

- Elias, Gig Harbor, WA on 10/17/12

"Very enthusiastic, loved teaching physics"

- Peter & Brenda, Tacoma, WA on 8/21/12

"Very supportive!!"

- Ali, University Place, WA on 4/27/12

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

- Cathi, Federal Way, WA on 4/24/12

"The Math Whisperer"

- Dara, Tacoma, WA on 3/26/12

"very encouraging!"

- Kyle, Gig Harbor, WA on 2/27/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Jodie, Tacoma, WA on 2/19/12

"Execellent tutor"

- Alton, Lakewood, WA on 2/17/12

"Excellent tutor!"

- Callie, Tacoma, WA on 1/30/12

"Totally awesome!"

- Brandy, Tacoma, WA on 12/15/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Piano
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

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.

ADD/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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

US Air Force Academy
Elec. Engineering

Education

US Air Force Academy (Elec. Engineering)

Why didn't we do this sooner! — My daughter's second tutoring session was amazing! As she prepared for an upcoming test, Kevin was able to take apart concepts and present them to her in a way that she understood. He also impressed upon her the importance of studying and practicing her new skill - something she actually did (without me prompting) after he left. Once again, after her lesson she was beaming with confidence and comm ...

— Vickie, Steilacoom, WA on 2/17/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

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

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 10 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335.