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Brian K.

Vancouver, WA

$55/hour

Professional Mathematics and Physics Tutor

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/17/15
4.9 average from 48 ratings
Extremely happy with Brian
— Jennifer, Ridgefield, WA on 11/23/16

$55/Hour


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Washington State University Vancouver
Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University Vancouver
Graduate Coursework

Education

Washington State University Vancouver (Mechanical Engineering)

Washington State University Vancouver (Graduate Coursework)

About Brian

Science and Mathematics are the intellectual tools that have generated the great technologies that we take for granted in our daily lives. It is important to invest in and develop upon our continued generations with the practices and techniques that allow for continued innovations in our technologies, processes, and policies.

My goal as an educational consultant is to assist in this process through tutoring and mentoring for students in mathematics and sciences.

I have been tutoring/mentoring for the better part of a decade in multiple different technical subjects. My goal with every client is to bring an energetic, process focused, and understanding oriented educational experience.

I take the success of my students very seriously and prefer to be fully involved with their educational success. Effectively, this means that the role I play is more of a technical education mentor. I enjoy assisting clients with studying for the next math exam or understanding of complicated concepts to evaluating college programs and understanding of career possibilities upon graduation with their technical degrees.

Navigating the realm of mathematics and science, as well as, college and careers can be a daunting task. You don't have to figure it out on your own.

Let me help you with your or your student's success!

Thank you for your time,

Brian K.
Science and Mathematics are the intellectual tools that have generated the great technologies that we take for granted in our daily lives. It is important to invest in and develop upon our continued generations with the practices and techniques that allow for continued innovations in our technologies, processes, and policies.

My goal
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Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required

-All lessons should be a minimum of 2 hrs. (I will make some exceptions) -Failure to cancel a lesson in advance will result in a penalty fee of 1 hr of your normal rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98686
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely happy with Brian"

- Jennifer, Ridgefield, WA on 11/23/16

"Knowledgeable and relevant"

- Sonya, Battle Ground, WA on 9/24/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

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 1

I have several years of multiple level mathematics tutoring experience at Lower Columbia College. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and have had to use algebra as the basis for any engineering problem I have ever had to solve. I have extensive experience solving these types of problems, as well as, helping others understand them.

College Counseling

I have spent nearly a decade of my life in college. Additionally, I plan to spend more if not the rest of my life navigating the college educational system, first as a graduate student and then as an academic.

I have had many different positions at college campuses: research assistant, peer mentor, tutor, IT assistant, lab assistant, alternative high school program tutor/assistant, honor society information specialist.

I would like to explain further my experience as a peer mentor and how that experience relates to college counseling. As a peer mentor at Lower Columbia College's Student Support Services Trio program I spent 2 years mentoring first year, first generation college students. Going into this position I knew first hand the trials and tribulations of first generation college student's as I was one myself.

I was passionate about this position and I spent many hours with my mentees, helping them with homework, directing them to on campus services, and listening/advising them on their unique problems.

My second year of peer mentoring, my role changed a bit as I was the only second year peer mentor and naturally became a mentor for the new peer mentors. This gave me great experience in a leadership role and helped me learn to not just give answers but to make my mentees think dynamically about their situations.

Geometry

I am a recent Mechanical Engineering Graduate, preparing for grad school. During my studies as a mechanical engineering student, I used many of the properties being learned in high school geometry on a daily basis. I am very comfortable with these subjects, additionally, I received a score of 100% on the Wyzant Geometry Test.

Mechanical Engineering

I have Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and graduated Cum Laude (3.51/4.00 GPA), as well as, have a Undergraduate Research Publication, “Heat transfer mechanisms in pulsating heat-pipes with nanofluid”, published in the Applied Physics Journal (106).

I currently pursuing a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and focus in the area of thermal/fluid sciences.

Physics

I have Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and graduated Cum Laude (3.51/4.00 GPA), as well as, have an Undergraduate Research Publication published in the Applied Physics Journal.

Additionally, I am currently applying to graduate school for Fall of 2016 and plan to focus on energy systems in mechanical engineering.

Prealgebra

I tutored Mathematics professionally for 2 years at the community college level. Unofficially, I have been tutoring mathematics for additional 3 years with friends and family members. I have a passion for the subject and helping others master it.

Study Skills

I currently pursuing a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and focus in the area of thermal/fluid sciences. Through out my career as a tutor (~8 years) I have worked with many different types of students. However, when it comes to study skills, I find that most students don't learn great study skills by the time they can reap the benefits of it.

Great study skills come down to two different process for the mathematics and physical sciences. Practice exams for pretest studying and focusing on understanding during homework reviews.

These are the strategies I emphasize with my students and have seen great benefits for those that apply them.

Washington State University Vancouver
Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University Vancouver
Graduate Coursework

Education

Washington State University Vancouver (Mechanical Engineering)

Washington State University Vancouver (Graduate Coursework)

Extremely happy with Brian

Brian has been helping my son with his calculus. Brian seems extremely knowledgeable in the subject area and is able to explain his processes to my son. He has also helped evaluate some of the missing components to my sons skill set. Brian has also been helping me with some lacking math skills as I am an adult learner continuing my education for my employment. I look forward to having Brian

— Jennifer, Ridgefield, WA on 11/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

-All lessons should be a minimum of 2 hrs. (I will make some exceptions) -Failure to cancel a lesson in advance will result in a penalty fee of 1 hr of your normal rate.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98686.