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168 hours tutored
11 students
Grinnell College
Calculus, Physics, ...
Hi! I am tutor for High School Math and Physics. I graduated from Grinnell College, a top liberal arts school, with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics. I have two years of experience as a math and science tutor, and two years of experience as a precollege instructor for Kaplan.
Each tutoring session I focus on three key objectives:
A) Assess and Build Knowledge
To solve any question, students must know the definitions, rules, and assumptions inherent to the problem.For instance, to solve “x+ 4 = 8” a student need to know that the variable (x) represents an unknown number. She needs to understand the additive and multiplicative properties, i.e. since both sides of the equation are equal, she may add, subtract, multiply, or divide each side by the same number. Once the student has mastered this concept, she can subtract 4 from both sides and find that x = 4.
B) Familiarize Student with TestLike Problems
With familiarization, a teacher walks students through “example” problems; problems that are analogous to those a student will see on their homework and tests. For example, before our student tackles “x + 4 = 8”, a teacher might first show the student how to solve a similar problem, like “x – 4 = 5.” Through familiarization, a teacher can demonstrate how to practically apply abstract concepts, like the additive or multiplicative properties we discussed earlier.
C) Develop Problem Solving Skills
With each session, I try to cultivate a student’s innate problem solving abilities. In our first few sessions, I engage the student in Socratic conversations help demonstrate the general reasoning used to tackle problems. As students gains more confident in their problemsolving abilities, I step back and allow them to direct me through problems.
2015
Grinnell College
Physics
2015
Trustee's Scholar
Math
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Heidi A.
5.0  Articulation 
5.0  Proficiency 
5.0  Punctuality 
Keith helped my daughter improve her SAT score by almost 200 points. He is professional, effective, thoughtful, and kind. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
a year agoDuncan S.
5.0  Articulation 
5.0  Proficiency 
5.0  Punctuality 
Keith has tutored me in Algebra 2 for the last couple months. Instead of just lecturing at me we have a conversation about the topic. I always understand the topic better after my session with him.
a year agoNatalie N.
5.0  Articulation 
5.0  Proficiency 
5.0  Punctuality 
He is very patient and encouraging, and always takes the time to make sure I understand the problem. Very good tutor!
a year agoSam C.
5.0  Articulation 
5.0  Proficiency 
5.0  Punctuality 
Keith is a great guy and awesome tutor. He really demystified the ACT for me. Would definitely recommend.
a year ago