# Kevin

Certified Tutor

Undergraduate Degree: New College of Florida - Bachelor in Arts, General Studies

Graduate Degree: Indiana University - Master of Arts, Mathematics

GRE Quantitative: 168

GRE Verbal: 166

Math, rock climbing, mountain biking

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

What is your teaching philosophy?

All too often, I hear students say that the material makes sense when they are in the classroom but becomes confusing the instant they attempt to work through problems themselves. To this end, I will rarely answer questions directly for you, but I will strive to help you answer them yourself. My goal is ultimately to make myself obsolete by helping you get to a point where you can find success on your own.

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

I like to get down to business quickly. You are spending money on the time we have together, so that time should be used wisely. After assessing just where you are in the material and what your sticking points are, we will jump straight into working through problems and examples.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Whether I am teaching a class or tutoring an individual, I see myself as a guide. My goal is to help you find the path, not walk it for you. To that end, I tend to focus on problems and examples. Whenever you get stuck, it is my job to ask the right questions, not feed you the answers.