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Sam K.

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor - Northwestern and Stanford Grad

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor - Northwestern and Stanford Grad

$40/hour

About Sam


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I love tutoring math to students at all levels from elementary math through college level calculus as well as physics and general chemistry. My goal is to make learning an enjoyable experience for my students, working to help them reach their full potential. I have the ability to make what seems difficult and complex easily understood.

My experience includes tutoring at the Omega School in Madison plus over 700 hours tutoring with WyzAnt.

I received my BS from Northwestern University with...

I love tutoring math to students at all levels from elementary math through college level calculus as well as physics and general chemistry. My goal is to make learning an enjoyable experience for my students, working to help them reach their full potential. I have the ability to make what seems difficult and complex easily understood.

My experience includes tutoring at the Omega School in Madison plus over 700 hours tutoring with WyzAnt.

I received my BS from Northwestern University with Highest Distinction in engineering with the equivalent of a math major. I also have an MS degree in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.


Education

Northwestern University
Engineering
Stanford University
Masters
Harvard Business School
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: I charge $50 for in-person lessons and $40 online.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/3/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I am a Harvard MBA and have been CEO of three organizations.
Finance,

Finance

I concentrated in Finance and Manufacturing at Harvard and have since been CEO of three companies, and I currently serve as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for a large not for profit organization. I tutor Finance both online nationally and in person locally with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel in my business since it was first introduced and Lotus 123 before that.
Project Management,

Project Management

I managed the door operator integration of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) vehicles using PERT (program evaluation and review technique) and reliability analysis. I lead the redesign of the manufacturing facility for WAXCOA using project management software. Extensive experience includes using Gant Charts and PERT Charts for project management.
Financial Accounting, GRE, Managerial Accounting

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel in my business since it was first introduced and Lotus 123 before that.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I am a Harvard MBA and have been CEO of three organizations.
Finance,

Finance

I concentrated in Finance and Manufacturing at Harvard and have since been CEO of three companies, and I currently serve as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for a large not for profit organization. I tutor Finance both online nationally and in person locally with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel in my business since it was first introduced and Lotus 123 before that.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully tutored Statistics both online and in person. I recently completed a refresher course in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have very successfully worked with many middle school students to improve their elementary math skills. My goal is always to improve their confidence in the subject and help them learn to enjoy math.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have worked with many middle school students to help them successfully improve their elementary science skills.
Grammar

English

Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In teaching Advanced Algebra and Precalculus, I cover the following topics with the student: 1.Review of Word Problems and Dimensional Analysis 2.Linear and Quadratic Functions 3.Polynomial and Rational Functions 4.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Including e, the Bases of the Natural Logarithm 5.Sequences and Series 6.Complex Numbers 7.Trigonometric Functions 8.Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus Where possible, I use the student's own text book as this basis for teaching the above. Otherwise, I can provide teaching material.
Calculus,

Calculus

Prior to beginning Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 2. the integral and applications involving the integral 3. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm 4. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. I use the student's own text book and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored many online Chemistry students, AP Chemistry students from local high schools and college level Chemistry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have successfully tutored many Geometry students from local high schools. I have also tutored Analytic Geometry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored many Physics students online as well as AP Physics students from local high schools and Advanced Physics students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Prior to beginning Pre-Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphical analysis and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm. 2. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. 3. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 4. the integral and applications involving the integral. I use the student's own text book along with materials that I have used successfully in the past and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have my SAT Math students work from sample SAT Math tests. We can then determine those area that are giving difficulty for us to explore further.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully tutored Statistics both online and in person. I recently completed a refresher course in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help my students prepare for math portion of the ACT, I have them work with sample ACT Math tests. I can then determine those areas that are giving them difficulty for us to explore further.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In teaching Advanced Algebra and Precalculus, I cover the following topics with the student: 1.Review of Word Problems and Dimensional Analysis 2.Linear and Quadratic Functions 3.Polynomial and Rational Functions 4.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Including e, the Bases of the Natural Logarithm 5.Sequences and Series 6.Complex Numbers 7.Trigonometric Functions 8.Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus Where possible, I use the student's own text book as this basis for teaching the above. Otherwise, I can provide teaching material.
Calculus,

Calculus

Prior to beginning Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 2. the integral and applications involving the integral 3. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm 4. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. I use the student's own text book and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have successfully tutored many Geometry students from local high schools. I have also tutored Analytic Geometry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University that I received with Highest Distinction. I also have an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Stanford University. I have managed an engineering department and have been involved throughout my career with the design, manufacture and sale of engineered products.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored many Physics students online as well as AP Physics students from local high schools and Advanced Physics students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Prior to beginning Pre-Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphical analysis and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm. 2. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. 3. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 4. the integral and applications involving the integral. I use the student's own text book along with materials that I have used successfully in the past and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have my SAT Math students work from sample SAT Math tests. We can then determine those area that are giving difficulty for us to explore further.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully tutored Statistics both online and in person. I recently completed a refresher course in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have successfully tutored Trigonometry with many students from local high schools. I have also tutored Advanced Trigonometry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison college.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

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Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In teaching Advanced Algebra and Precalculus, I cover the following topics with the student: 1.Review of Word Problems and Dimensional Analysis 2.Linear and Quadratic Functions 3.Polynomial and Rational Functions 4.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Including e, the Bases of the Natural Logarithm 5.Sequences and Series 6.Complex Numbers 7.Trigonometric Functions 8.Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus Where possible, I use the student's own text book as this basis for teaching the above. Otherwise, I can provide teaching material.
Calculus,

Calculus

Prior to beginning Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 2. the integral and applications involving the integral 3. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm 4. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. I use the student's own text book and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored many online Chemistry students, AP Chemistry students from local high schools and college level Chemistry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have successfully tutored many Geometry students from local high schools. I have also tutored Analytic Geometry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored many Physics students online as well as AP Physics students from local high schools and Advanced Physics students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Prior to beginning Pre-Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphical analysis and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm. 2. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. 3. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 4. the integral and applications involving the integral. I use the student's own text book along with materials that I have used successfully in the past and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully tutored Statistics both online and in person. I recently completed a refresher course in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Other

Finance

Finance

I concentrated in Finance and Manufacturing at Harvard and have since been CEO of three companies, and I currently serve as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for a large not for profit organization. I tutor Finance both online nationally and in person locally with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have my ACT Science students work with sample ACT Science tests. I can then determine those areas that are giving them difficulty for us to explore further.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored many online Chemistry students, AP Chemistry students from local high schools and college level Chemistry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University that I received with Highest Distinction. I also have an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Stanford University. I have managed an engineering department and have been involved throughout my career with the design, manufacture and sale of engineered products.
Physics

Physics

I have tutored many Physics students online as well as AP Physics students from local high schools and Advanced Physics students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In teaching Advanced Algebra and Precalculus, I cover the following topics with the student: 1.Review of Word Problems and Dimensional Analysis 2.Linear and Quadratic Functions 3.Polynomial and Rational Functions 4.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Including e, the Bases of the Natural Logarithm 5.Sequences and Series 6.Complex Numbers 7.Trigonometric Functions 8.Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus Where possible, I use the student's own text book as this basis for teaching the above. Otherwise, I can provide teaching material.
Calculus,

Calculus

Prior to beginning Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, and trigonometry. We then move to: 1. the derivative and applications involving the derivative 2. the integral and applications involving the integral 3. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm 4. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. I use the student's own text book and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have tutored many online Chemistry students, AP Chemistry students from local high schools and college level Chemistry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
GED,

GED

I have tutored many students who are preparing for their GED tests at the Omega School in Madison, WI.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have successfully tutored many Geometry students from local high schools. I have also tutored Analytic Geometry with students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored many Physics students online as well as AP Physics students from local high schools and Advanced Physics students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Madison College.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have my SAT Math students work from sample SAT Math tests. We can then determine those area that are giving difficulty for us to explore further.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully tutored Statistics both online and in person. I recently completed a refresher course in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help my students prepare for math portion of the ACT, I have them work with sample ACT Math tests. I can then determine those areas that are giving them difficulty for us to explore further.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have my ACT Science students work with sample ACT Science tests. I can then determine those areas that are giving them difficulty for us to explore further.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have my ASVAB students work with sample ASVAB tests in those areas that they need to learn. We can then determine which areas that are giving them difficulty for us to explore further.
GED,

GED

I have tutored many students who are preparing for their GED tests at the Omega School in Madison, WI.
MCAT,

MCAT

I am skilled in tutoring math, physics and general chemistry. I have 300 hours of WyzAnt tutoring experience in these subjects plus prior tutoring of math, science and verbal reasoning at a school in Madison. I am also familiar with life science having worked in the medical products industry for fourteen years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have my SAT Math students work from sample SAT Math tests. We can then determine those area that are giving difficulty for us to explore further.
GRE

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (449 ratings)
5 star
(397)
4 star
(40)
3 star
(8)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and thorough

Sam knows his stuff. He can explain things in a way that anyone can understand. If I ever need another business or accounting tutor, I know who to come to first.

Daniel, 2 lessons with Sam

Very helpful lesson review

My daughter appreciates the lesson with Sam for her college interview. The questions that Sam went through with her were very well selected. And Sam took time to write a very detailed lesson review, which my daughter used for further enhance her interview prep.

Sara, 1 lesson with Sam

A terrific and patient tutor

Sam has had 2 tutoring sessions with my son who is taking HS physics. Sam has a knack of simplifying the descriptions and patiently explaining the concept. My son feels a lot more confident about his ability to understand physics - it is no longer a "mystery box of equations". We highly recommend Sam.

Jenice, 15 lessons with Sam

Very responsive and accommodating

After class today my son realized his exam schedule was sooner rather than later. He contacted Sam immediately and they were able to find a time to meet later this same day. While we certainly don't expect Sam to be available at a moments notice - it sure was a relief today for all involved! And now my son is calmer, focused, and more confident as a result.

Donna, 27 lessons with Sam

Patient and easy to understand

Sam was very helpful to my daughter. He was very accessible, and explained physics in way that made it more understandable. We will definitely use his services again. Thank you for your help.

Crissyand, 2 lessons with Sam

Very knowledgeable and experienced.

Got to know each other first. Then answered my questions about Time Value of Money, then allowed me to understand applications of concepts in real business examples. His business experience allowed me to move from simply studying the subject to application.

Eric, 1 lesson with Sam

Knowledgeable and patient

Sam was amazing. He helped get me through college stats and I have a learning disability in math. He was funny, patient, great at explanations and helped show me things visually. Sam was always there when I needed him and he was very flexible. I will miss working with Sam!!

Theresa, 34 lessons with Sam

Very kind and patient

Sam helped me through some involved valuation calculations to help me prepare for my objective assessment. He was flexible and able to meet with me urgently as my scheduled tutor was a no-show! Sam saved the day!

Laura, 2 lessons with Sam

Excellent Teacher and Very Knowledgeable

Sam taught me some managerial and financial accounting. He got right to the problem and explained in detail everything I asked a question on. I will be using him again.

John, 1 lesson with Sam
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