## Kevin

Certified Tutor

Kevin’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Colorado State University-Fort Collins - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

### Hobbies

Hiking, Basketball, weight lifting, running

### Tutoring Subjects

College Physics

High School Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Students learn best when they discuss the underlying theory of a problem and then see examples worked out. I prefer to have students work them out by themselves with me observing.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I find some introductions and a discussion about the class a student is in is helpful. Then I go about learning what goals the student has, and I take that to plan how to cover material best with that student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Independent learning is a skill of practice. I prefer to work some examples with the student and then help the student get through problems that they mostly work themselves.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Motivation is linked to understanding. I aim to teach subject matter in a clear and concise way such that the student can then solve problems on their own and keep motivation levels up.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Explain the concept first with words and not mathematics. Then after an initial understanding is reached, working through examples step by step until the basic method for solving the types of problems becomes clear.