Professional Online Teacher
From United States
Living in Boston, United States
Subjects Taught: Physics, Mathematics, ESL, Mandarin Chinese
Exams Taught: SAT, SATII, ACT, AP
Ages Taught: Middle School – Adult
English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese
Site last updated: April 2021
✓ BS Physics from Brandeis University
✓ BS Mathematics from Brandeis University
✓ Magna Cum Laude recognition, GPA 3.9
My work Experience
✓ Professional Teacher since 2014
✓ Employment History (Massachusetts, USA)
✓ Wellesley High School · '14-'16
✓ Boston Leadership Institute · '17-'18
✓ Shulman & Hill LLC · '17
✓ Self-employed tutoring · '15-now
✓ Highly experienced with online instruction
✓ Highly enthusiastic about teaching YOU!
Ready to make the change you've always dreamed of?
Hello! My name is Trevor Kafka, and I am an online teacher of physics and mathematics. I am highly enthusiastic about all topics that I teach and have extensive experience teaching all levels, all the way from middle school math through college-level math and physics, and beyond. I also teach AP, SAT, ACT, and other school admissions exams, including the notoriously difficult AP Physics C exam. I am a graduate of Brandeis University holding a double major in physics and mathematics and worked as a lead instructor at Wellesley High School for two years. Since 2014, I have been teaching group and 1-on-1 physics and math classes extensively.
Whether you are looking for help in your current class, looking to prepare for an upcoming exam, or want to improve your skills out of personal interest, I am confident that I will be able to provide you with lessons with me can be engaging, effective, and invaluable. I look forward to working with you soon!
Trevor Kafka has helped build confidence in my son's math skills. Trevor is very patient and supportive. He is able to explain difficult concepts easily and concisely. I had concerns of tutoring over Zoom being cold and impersonal and was pleasantly surprised. Trevor was able to understand my son's needs and engage and encourage him . I highly recommend Trevor.
Our 8yo son started working with Trevor in September 2020 for Chinese and Math tutoring. Trevor is extremely well organized and his positive and motivating communication style has helped our son make amazing progress in both subjects. In just a couple short months he mastered over 50 Chinese characters and could carry on a brief conversation. In math, he works above grade level and has built his confidence and logical thinking as a result of these lessons. Trevor's use of technology in the virtual classes is brilliant, greatly enhancing the learning. The homework assignments are interesting and stimulating for our son. We highly recommend Trevor for Chinese and math tutoring and we are considering hiring him for physics tutoring when our son is ready. We feel really fortunate to have found Trevor, our son has benefited a great deal from these classes!
I'm currently looking for more reviews! 😁 Are you a current student or parent interested in submitting a review? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to share your review.
Frequently Asked Questions
what platformS do you use for your online classes?
We will communicate your preferred means of communication prior to our first class.
(account creation or software installation not required for most platforms)
Do you assign homework?
Yes, I most certainly can and am happy to! Homework assignments are available by request.
Students are often very busy, so additional tutor-assigned homework is not always appropriate, but if it would be helpful to have homework assignments from me given to you for time outside of class, please let me know, and I can provide this to you for no extra charge (as long as the amount of time it takes me to construct and review the assignments is within reason).
For regular students who elect to have assignments, I often set up Google Classroom pages to organize class materials, including notes and homework assignments.
What is your cancellation policy?
Exceptions to this policy may be made on a case-by-case basis, usually under circumstances where late schedule changes do not pose an inconvenience.
The fundamental intent of these policies is so that I can ensure a reliable work schedule and work-life balance, not to create "gotcha" situations for clients. I try to be as reasonable as possible in consideration of the factors surrounding any late cancellation.
What makes you qualified to teach?
What content do you teach?
Do you have references?
HOW DO I PAY YOU?
Payments can be made by...
Billing is managed by the same registration software I use for class scheduling, so bills are automatically generated at the end of each month for classes taken in that month. Digital payments via PayPal are also facilitated through this portal as well.
Class rates are individual to each student and take into account the subject that the student needs help in and the financial situation of each family. Please get in touch directly by scheduling an intro call or by email to discuss class rates.
I'm interested! What do I do now?
Please begin by scheduling a free 20-minute introductory video call with me so that we can touch base about your current situation and how I can best help you.
If you'd like to skip the 20-minute introductory call, it is also possible to directly schedule your first session by registering for an account here.
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