Hello, my name is Kyle. I am a recent graduate from John Jay College with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and English, and a minor in Mathematics. College has provided me with the groundwork necessary to expand my ability in critical thinking, and, arguably most important, with the chance to meet professors who were able to extend their passion (in their respective fields of study) to me. Not every class is easy. Some require discipline, and others patience, but all require the skill of a good professor to reach their students. It is after their model that I tutor students -- reach out to their needs and provide them the necessary groundwork to learn, all while showing them how much fun it is!
I have tutored High School Mathematics (specifically Algebra 1 and Geometry) for over two years, and Philosophy (primarily in critical thinking and logic) for one and a half years. Mathematics has a very strong connection to Philosophy, thus I have learned to one to support the other, which better assists in understanding the material. I have held individual tutoring sessions as well as group sessions, both allowing me to interact with different students with different needs -- thus I've had much practice in changing my approach to meeting a student's needs.
Grammar requires a strong foundation in certain rules. Being an English Major, I have had the luxury of taking a grammar based course, as well as multiple lessons in the rest of my classes. I use what I have learned to proofread students' papers, and do my best to explain techniques that may help for future assignments.
Learning is a team effort. I always look for the best interests of my students, thus if there are any suggestions that parents or students have, please feel free to share them. I will respond as quickly as possible to any interested and am ready to help! Feel free to send any questions or schedule an appointment!
And always remember: Every person has an ability to learn something.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Playing guitar/piano, cooking, anime/manga, origami, logic puzzles (my absolute favorites) and eating.
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Writing