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 truly was my personal trainer during my MCAT preparations. I was pleasantly surprised when the first questions he asked me was “Do you stay physically active?” and “How is your sleep schedule?”. I have to say working out every other day and sticking to a strict sleep and work schedule, as he suggested, played a large role in my success. The majority of my success was the result of his creative tutoring style that showed me the why and how behind complex ideas and formulas in physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. I constantly struggled in my chemistry courses at college, but after working with Kevin I was confident in my abilities to approach any chemistry problem because he taught me how to approach and conceptualize a myriad of chemistry questions. The more I learned from Kevin, the more I followed and adapted to his thought process. Soon enough I was seamlessly interweaving concepts between physics, biology, and chemistry. After only two months of working with Kevin, I was confident and calm on the day of my MCAT. I recommend Kevin’s tutoring services to anyone who wants a less stressful and more efficient way to succeed on the MCATs.”
“I worked with Kevin a few years ago. I was an Exercise Science major at the time and taking chemistry II as a pre-req to get into Physical Therapy school. I was struggling to understand chemistry and wanted to get a good grade in the class. Kevin made chemistry make sense for me. My tests and assignments got much easier after working with Kevin. I’m currently working on my last year in PT school. Thanks Kevin!”
“Kevin is the definition of a qualified, brilliant, and experienced tutor. He had worked with me throughout my four years of college covering a variety of subjects including Organic Chemistry, Physics, and College Math. He was also my tutor when preparing to take the Dental Admissions Test. Kevin is not only patient but he explains complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand. He is very professional, caring, and successful in helping his students’ achieve their goals and maintaining good grades. Another important aspect is that Kevin is accommodating and works to coordinate schedules. I was lucky to have Kevin as my tutor and HIGHLY recommend him.”
“I have worked with Kevin through high school and part of my college years. I am very grateful on how helpful and encouraging he was teaching me. He is very knowledgeable and can figure ANYTHING out. He seriously got me through the horrors of chemistry and calculus with shining grades. He’s also very funny and an interesting person. Tutoring was something I would look forward too. Not only is it fun to spend time with him but he makes learning hard material a lot easier to understand. You can’t go wrong working with Kevin.”
“I worked with Kevin and Yayoi at Fractal Academy the summer before taking the DAT. I was in a tight spot since I was taking still taking organic chemistry while starting my DAT prep. I am very self motivated but Yayoi and Kevin honestly helped me with any detail related to the DAT or the classes I was taking. They encouraged me and helped build my confidence with science and math significantly. I couldn’t even try to stump them with any of my questions. Tests in general make me a little anxious and knowing that I could throw any question at them anytime eased much of my anxiety. After I completed the DAT, (and completely exceeding my expectations) I thought my tutoring days were behind me…. But, I started biochemistry the next semester was so relieved to know that if I needed Kevin or Yayoi they would let me ask them any and all questions I had about the subject. Ps. I live in California and was skeptical about the time difference and Internet sessions at first but it was flawless. The Skype sessions with the use of an online whiteboard was even better than meeting in person for me (I did all my tutoring in my pajamas!) Pss. I got into my #1 choice school and I think that Kevin gave me the confidence I needed to even apply there.. I can’t thank Fractal enough!!!”