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K.P. S.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

Experienced and Effective Tutor specializing in Math and Chemistry.

$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. 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.

When I was tutoring in college, I would tutor 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 them, without my help, to try to solve the problem all the way out. 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." If a 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.

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 learners who can look through a problem solution and quickly apply that knowledge to another problem. The sciences, as well as mathematics, always build upon itself 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 your 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 is a personal priority.
I believe I have always enjoyed teaching because I love to learn. 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 Read more

Policies

I will offer group rates and possible discounts based on the proximity of the location.

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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Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra on the high school and college level!

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra on the high school and college level!

Biology

Successfully completed multiple College level Biology classes with high grades.

Chemistry

Successfully completed multiple College level Chemistry classes with high grades.

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

I will offer group rates and possible discounts based on the proximity of the location.

Travel policy

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