Kevin A. – Ph.D. – MIT
Founder & Compassionate Guru
Chemistry, Chemistry AP, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Physics AP, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Calculus AP, MCAT, DAT, SAT Math, SAT Prep, ACT Prep, SAT, ACT, ACT Math, SAT IIs – High School, AP and College Level – College, Medical and Dental School Consultant – Online Instruction Available
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with Kevin A. - Ph.D. - MIT
I have been working with students in Science and Math for over 15 years. I am passionate about working with students of all ages (middle school through graduate school level programs) – teaching, aiding, mentoring and inspiring students to gain knowledge and confidence in Science and Math. I have a particular passion for mentoring and helping Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students prepare for the entrance exams necessary to get into medical and dental schools.
I currently tutor Chemistry and Chemistry AP, Organic Chemistry, MCAT, DAT, SAT Math, GRE Math, Physics, Physics AP, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses to Middle/High School and College/Graduate students.
I look forward to helping you pass your Chemistry/Physics and Math courses and excel on the MCAT and DAT!
My educational background is a B.S. in Professional Chemistry (Chemistry Major, Math and Physics Minors) from Eastern Michigan University, an M.S. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D.in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to becoming a full time Mentor/Tutor, I worked 4 years in the Pharmaceutical Business in New Jersey.
My cancellation policy is 12 hours in advance and at this point in time due to high demand – I operate out of our Montclair – New Jersey Fractal Academy office in person. I always try to be flexible and work around your schedule. I also tutor a significant amount via Skype with interactive white board (try it for free for 15 minutes and see who great it works!). I do travel if my schedule permits.
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Reviews for Kevin A. - Ph.D. - MIT
“Kevin tutored me in Organic Chemistry II for the entire summer, and he’s probably one of the best tutors out there. He is extremely knowledgeable about this subject, surpassing the college level, and he is great at simplifying difficult concepts and explaining them. Moreover, he is incredibly patient and is willing to make sure you understand every concept before moving on, no matter how long it takes. He always came prepared with so much material and took the time to go through everything. Kevin’s also very encouraging, and you can tell that he wants you to really grasp the material and to do well. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks so much for your help!”
“Kevin is no ordinary tutor, but a mentor in every sense of the word. While, Kevin has taught me how to tackle specific problems, he also provides insight as to how to mimic his thought processes and, through this pedagogy, has certainly taught be how to be a more effective problem solver. His passion for what he does is contagious and his openness to change and new opportunities will surely allow him to succeed in everything that he does!” Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity
“After taking the MCAT once and not doing as well as I’d like, I went out to find a tutor who’d be able to help me. I found Kevin and chose him because of great reviews. I’ve worked with Kevin for about 6 months, in that time what Kevin has done for me is just outstanding. I went up 7 points in my retake on the MCAT, a substantial amount. Let’s begin with his values- he’s very flexible in his schedule, helps you understand a lot of information in a very easy to understand manner, and is truly a great educator. I have met but a handful of truly excellent educators in my continuing education, and I can say that Kevin is truly a great instructor. What makes him stand out from any other tutor are his teaching methods- he works out a problem out loud and shows you how he would approach a problem. Even if he doesn’t know the answer right away, he will work it out with you, step by step, until both Kevin and I are satisfied with the results. Kevin helped me specifically cover Chemistry, Organic Chem, Physics, and even some Biochemistry. Lastly, Kevin has a PhD from MIT, and you would never know unless you asked because he is one of the most humble and down to earth PhDs I have ever met (even after 4 years at Rutgers). I would highly recommend him for any subject he is willing to tutor because you will walk away highly impressed”
“I worked closely with Kevin and Yayoi for seven weeks to prepare for the DAT during the summer of 2014. Both Kevin and Yayoi are not only brilliant in the sciences, but understand the fundamentals of educating and communicating with their students in a matter that makes learning easy and enjoyable. Kevin explained shortcuts to conquer problems in general and organic chemistry that are needed for high performance on the DAT. Yayoi answered all my biology questions without hesitation and her colorful, textbook like, drawings turn difficult biology concepts only explained in literature into easy to understand visuals. I traveled over an hour and a half to attend sessions at Fractal Academy and I am so grateful to have discovered them. If you have questions please ask Kevin for my contact information.”
“Kevin is basically a superhero when it comes to the sciences and basically any science heavy test like the MCAT. It is really difficult finding a science tutor nonetheless a great science tutor. However Kevin always delivers answers and I’m pretty sure after a couple of years being his student he only made one mistake. So if you are looking for a high quality science teacher he is the one! The way Kevin teaches is very different than your average science college professor in fact it is even better because after having him explain a concept to you, you actually realize what you are doing. I ( as well as my younger sister) had Kevin for practically every science or math class imaginable that he said he knew about (and that is quite a lot) and I don’t think I would have still had the confidence to keep pursuing medicine if it wasn’t for his teaching methods, short cuts, mental math help, homework help, and emergency sessions! He is available at almost any hour and can even do Skype sessions if he can’t get to you for a session or for any reason prior to meeting. I have no complaints when it comes to Dr. Anderson because even now as I prepare for my MCAT I know two things 1. I still remember what he taught me (that is a big deal) 2. If I need him for MCAT help (which I probably will in the near future) I know he will do whatever it takes to help me. Overall, if you want someone who is passionate about what he does and takes his job seriously to get you where you want to go in the sciences all you have to do is do your part and you’ll see results. His tutoring is worth every penny, I promise that.”