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K.P. S.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

True mastery of a subject is the ability to explain it simply!

$45/Hour


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University of Kansas
Chemistry, Biology

Education

University of Kansas (Chemistry, Biology)

About K.P.

I believe I have always enjoyed teaching because I love to learn and helping others learn through teaching fulfills a void. In high school, I used to tutor basic middle school math and sciences at a low-income afterschool day care program in Kansas City, MO. During undergrad, I worked as a tutor in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology and Calculus at the Multicultural Center at the University of Kansas.

I believe I am a great tutor because I can help a student build self confidence in their ability to learn complex concepts and solve challenging problems. I also believe my laid back personality ameliorates the weird tutor to tutee dynamic, but rather establishes a leveling plane where the student truly has the freedom to learn.



I believe I am a great tutor because of my aptitude, communication skills, and general personality. I I was tutoring 5-7 students individually each week in chemistry, calculus, biology, or physics. Based on the nature of the content, the tutoring sessions usually revolved around students completing their homework with my assistance. One thing, I noticed from the start was most of my students lacked confidence in themselves and their ability to learn. For example, one student would start a chemistry problem and start the stoichiometry process and once they were done they would look to me for affirmation. I believe what made me a great tutor was how I handled these situations.

During those moments, when the student would look to me, I would have a blank face or I wouldn't look back. I would implore, without my help, to solve the problem all the way out, even if they made a mistake. If they made a mistake I would allow the student to work through their solution and try to isolate the mistake. I would always say to my students, " I will not be there during the test to help you out so you need to be confident in your answers." When the student was truly stuck I would solve the problem on the same sheet as they did and we would, together, look at the two different solutions and try to figure out what prevented the student from completely answering the question correctly. I am happy to say that all of my students (about 25) all improved a least one letter grade in their respective courses.

Additionally, I believe I am a great tutor because of my communication skills and my ability to explain complex subjects. As an example, when I tutored physics I would use a lot of different visual models and exercises to explain the concepts of gravity, kinetics, and flow. So often these intro level physics classes are held in large lecture halls and the teacher expects the students to learn from lectures and the book. I would always ask my student what they did in class to make sure I wouldn't be redundant but rather take what they have learned and solidify that knowledge through exercises and visualizations.

Lastly, I believe my general laid back personality helped me succeed as a tutor. I never wanted to create a dynamic where the tutor was superior to the tutee. I consider all the students I have ever tutored as peers who I can help learn and also learn from. I believe I provided a comfortable environment for my students to learn and not fear being wrong or not knowing enough.

For these three reasons, I believe I am great tutor. I love to learn and I am on a personal journey to learn and develop my teaching skills further.





I have successfully completed courses in calculus, calculus 2, vector calculus, and differential equations. The ability to succeed in those advance classes requires a strong understanding of the prerequisite core material.

Learning calculus from different perspectives has also helped me develop the skill of explaining and teaching calculus in a varying ways.

I majored in Chemistry and Biology. I excelled in those courses because of my ability to breakdown complex concepts into small parts that are easier to learn. I am one of those students who can look through a problem solution and quickly apply that knowledge to another problem set or concept. The sciences always build upon each other so a solid understanding of the foundation will lead to success. This is where I believe I can help the most.

The tutor and Tutee is a unique trust relationship. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I encourage you to reach out to me to discuss what you want out of the tutoring sessions. If I do not feel confident in my abilities to truly help you then I will let you know. Otherwise, if I believe I am capable of helping you I will make sure your success a personal priority.
I believe I have always enjoyed teaching because I love to learn and helping others learn through teaching fulfills a void. In high school, I used to tutor basic middle school math and sciences at a low-income afterschool day care program in Kansas City, MO. During undergrad, I worked as a tutor Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, MCAT, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

Chemistry (BA) from the University of Kansas

SAT Math

Extensive background with math classes as well as math tutoring. To do well in SAT math, one has to be good at algebra, logic, and be a quick thinker. I was taught by an excellent SAT math teacher who focused on those three topics and I succeeded. I can teach in the same fashion.

University of Kansas
Chemistry, Biology

Education

University of Kansas (Chemistry, Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

K.P. will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117.