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Ken

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My tutoring style is structured on the principle that not every person learns the same way. It's not always how you were taught the material, but how it was received. If it was never received and learned by the student, they were never taught.

I teach Sciences (chemistry, biology), and Math and have an Arizona Department of Education Substitute Teaching Certificate. I have my Master's in Forest Resources but I tell everyone it's in Wood Chemistry. I enjoy the challenge of solving problems and I have used that as my basis for careers I have chosen.

Here is a little of my Philosophy of Teaching.....
Learning is, of course, the main purpose of education. I feel that the concept of learning should be molded around three steps. First, learn and understand the material presented. Second, independent thought is essential to the development of every student. Being able to form unique independent ideas to solve problems is the next step in the formal learning process. Finally, the use of learned concepts in new situations is essential for the student to prove understanding. By using understood information, students should be able to apply what they have learned to new situations presented to them by the teacher and in the future, by life. Transfer of this sort is what really determines what has been absorbed and will stick with the student for a lifetime.

Learning can be fun. Select me as your tutor and you will find out how and why.

Ken’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pacific Lutheran University - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Biology minor)

Graduate Degree: University of Washington - Master of Science, Forest Resources

Hobbies

Camping, Hiking, Anything Outdoors, & Playing with my kids.

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

ASVAB Prep

Biology

Chemistry

College Algebra

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Inorganic Chemistry

Linear Algebra

Math

Middle School Math

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Science

Test Prep