# Denise K.

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### About Denise K.

#### Subjects

Algebra, Algebra 2, Calculus, Math, Mid-Level Math, Pre-Calculus

#### Education

Bachelors in Physics, General from DePauw University

PHD in Astrophysics from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#### Career Experience

As an astronomy researcher studying nearby galaxies, I applied all sorts of math to astronomy problems: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and even statistics. During my career, I taught astronomy to undergraduate non-science majors, many of whom were intimidated by math. Teaching them helped me understand that every student has different needs, strengths and learning styles. As a private tutor, I have also helped students with learning difficulties, such as anxiety and ADHD. I understand how their diagnosis presents unique challenges to mastering math.

#### I Love Tutoring Because

I love to help students become confident problem solvers. Often students know more than they realize, even when they feel totally lost. Sometimes they need a step-by-step review of a problem, but sometimes they just need a nudge in the right direction. A good tutor is a good listener and can identify what approach is best for each student.

#### Other Interests

Creative writing, Reading, Video Gaming

### Reviews (2,872)

#### Gina

Math - Algebra II

#### Cathy

Math - Pre-Calculus

#### Marie

Math - Mid-Level (Grades 7-8)

#### Shannon

Math - Calculus