Search

Kevin N.

Oconomowoc, WI

$40/hour

Math and Science, pre-algebra through college. AP specialist.

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/17/11
4.8 average from 40 ratings
great!
— Oscar, Sylmar, CA on 12/5/10

$40/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Kevin will reply soon.

Response time: 4 hours

Contact Kevin

California Institute of Technology
Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD

Education

California Institute of Technology (Chemistry)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD)

About Kevin

A few hours per week of one-to-one interaction can do wonders for your understanding of difficult subjects. I teach math (pre-algebra through calculus and statistics) and science, specializing in AP and college-level courses. We'll either work with the texts and assignments from your class, or with books directed towards the standardized test you plan to ace.

I can also help with term papers, lab reports, essays, scholarship/fellowship applications, and other writing assignments -- everything from proof-reading and editing to more fundamental issues (e.g. how well do your arguments support your thesis).

Biography: I was a "mathlete" in high school, competing and sometimes winning at state-wide math contests. I scored 1520/1600 on the SAT (before the writing section was added) and 5's on the AP tests in Chemistry and Calculus BC. I went to Caltech on a National Merit Scholarship, majored in Chemistry, and graduated with honors. Then graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship, earning my Ph.D. in Neuroscience. I was a professional neuroscience researcher for several years, but have re-oriented myself towards education rather than research -- bringing enjoyment of the subjects I love to others (well, at least understanding and good grades, I'll admit that not everyone enjoys every subject).
A few hours per week of one-to-one interaction can do wonders for your understanding of difficult subjects. I teach math (pre-algebra through calculus and statistics) and science, specializing in AP and college-level courses. We'll either work with the texts and assignments from your class, or with books directed towards the standardized test you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"great!"

- Oscar, Sylmar, CA on 12/5/10

"Great Tutor"

- Monica, Pasadena, CA on 9/27/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics, Physiology
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
MATLAB

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.

Biostatistics

In addition to a classroom perspective, and previous experience tutoring statistics to health sciences students, I was a professional neuroscience researcher for several years. So I've seen and done all sorts of statistics in the course of data analysis. (Note: mostly I was writing my own code in Matlab, but I'm also familiar with the SAS statistics software that's used in many Biostatistics courses). Actually, the data analysis was the part of that job that I liked best.

If you just need to pass a specific class or test, don't worry -- we'll keep our focus on what you need to know to succeed.

Genetics

I have a Ph.D. and years of research experience in a biological field (neuroscience). Although my work didn't directly involve Genetics, I had to be able to read understand papers that did. I also aced the subject as an undergrad. Whether you're taking Genetics as a college course or just want to strengthen your understanding (for example, for the AP Biology test), I can help you with this sometimes-difficult subject.

MATLAB

As a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, and then as a professional researcher, Matlab was my standard tool for data analysis, statistics, graphical display, and general purpose programming. (Note: I know a little bit of Simulink, though I'm not as fluent there.)

Organic Chemistry

I was a Chemistry major as an undergrad at Caltech, graduating with Honors. I aced Organic, as well as Biochemistry and Biophysics. Actually, I rather enjoyed Organic, and almost went that way as a career.... Hopefully I can make the subject enjoyable for you. But even if not, we can at least get you through it with a grade that makes you happy.

Probability

I was an outstanding math student in my younger days, competing and often winning at state-level competitions in high school. The key to most Probability problems is figuring out how to set them up correctly. That part can be interesting and challenging, as very different-looking problems may in fact reduce to the same mathematics. The solutions are then generally straight-forward, and only require a very few formulas to be memorized.

California Institute of Technology
Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD

Education

California Institute of Technology (Chemistry)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD)

great!

Kevin was awesome. He was able to assess my level of knowledge of the material and make the best out of the session.

— Oscar, Sylmar, CA on 12/5/10

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 30 miles of Oconomowoc, WI 53066.