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Kyle

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I am a junior at the University of California Davis double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In addition to tutoring I work as an undergraduate researcher in a lab analyzing mechano-sensitive localization of proteins. I have a passion for tutoring and teaching and truly enjoy seeing the successes that come from my work as a tutor. I have extensive experience in tutoring various science and mathematics subjects and hope to help my students develop a passion and succeed in their studies.

Kyle’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Current Undergrad, Biomedical Engineering

Test Scores

ACT English: 31

ACT Math: 35

ACT Science: 33

AP Chemistry: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Statistics: 5

AP Physics B: 5

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5

AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 4

AP European History: 4

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 770

AP Spanish Literature: 4

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5

AP Spanish Language: 5

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 780

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 700

Hobbies

I like to go camping and backpacking with my friends and family. In highschool I ran cross country and track and now compete in triathlons on the UC Davis Triathlon Team.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

Calculus

College Algebra

College Physics

High School Physics

Math

MATLAB

Physics

Pre-Algebra

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Statics

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I believe that all students should want to come to tutoring because it is a fun, entertaining, and comfortable environment to learn in. In my experience, the best way to promote student motivation is to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment and help to build their academic confidence.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Independent practice is very important. In learning the material, I like to use guided practice and work through the problems with my students. However, when it is time to check understanding, I let them try problems without my help and verify they can work though all on their own.

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

I like to introduce myself and have the student briefly introduce themselves (both academically and personally). I believe that a comfortable relationship is conducive to learning because the student will be more willing to admit to not understanding a topic should they be comfortable with their tutor. Additionally, I would ask the student to briefly explain everything they don't understand. I would then go a step further and personally quiz them and verify that they don't have holes in prior knowledge required for the subject.