Individualized Online Academic Tutoring

Trevor Kafka offers professional one-on-one and small group tutoring for middle-school through adult students in mathematics, physics, and high stakes tests (SAT, ACT, and AP). Achieve more and realize your full potential with the guidance and rigor of individualized tutoring!

About Me

Trevor Kafka in front of a whiteboard with equations and a physics diagram.
Trevor Kafka in front of a whiteboard with equations and a physics diagram.

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.

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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 that are engaging, effective, and invaluable. I look forward to working with you soon!

Client Reviews

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.

Current student since March 2021 — Missouri, USA
Online Tutoring in Mathematics and Spanish

Before beginning work with Trevor, my son was struggling to grasp the key content knowledge from his high school physics class and his grades were lower than we had liked. Trevor took a wide variety of difficult concepts and made them easy for my son to understand, which had positive effects on his coursework and overall understanding this year. My son enjoyed the sessions and found him approachable. As a parent, I found Trevor very responsive and highly organized: two characteristics I appreciate as a working mother of teenagers.

Student April 2021 through November 2021 — Massachusetts, USA
Online Tutoring in Physics

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!

Current student since September 2020 — Massachusetts, USA
Online Tutoring in Mathematics and Mandarin Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

What content do you teach?
  • Middle School mathematics
  • SAT math
  • ACT math, ACT science
  • High School 9th Grade Introductory Physics
  • High School 12th Grade Physics (including all AP exams)
  • College-level freshman/sophomore physics
  • Geometry (high school)
  • Algebra I + II (high school)
  • Analysis (high school)
  • Precalculus (high school, college level)
  • Trigonometry (high school)
  • Calculus (high school, AP, college level, including multivariable)
  • Linear Algebra (high school, college level)
  • Mathematical proofs / discrete mathematics (college level)

Please note: I am currently NOT offering lessons in statistics. Please get in touch if you need a reference for a statistics tutor.

What platform do you use for your online classes?

Zoom is my preferred internet communication tool for my tutoring sessions. After registering for a tutoring session with me, you will receive a class reminder email with a Zoom link for class 36 hours in advance of your appointment start time.

Do you assign homework?

Yes, I most certainly can and am happy to! Homework assignments are available by request. They are generally not provided by default but under most circumstances are offered free of charge.

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?
  • No payment is due for any cancellations made 24 or more hours in advance of the class start time.
  • Full payment will be due for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the class start time.

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 and I request the same of my clients.

What makes you qualified to teach?

My credentials and prior experience include the following.

  • Magna cum laude from Brandeis University with 3.9 GPA, double major in physics and mathematics along with recognition from Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Former full time physics teacher at Wellesley High School for 9th and 12th grades.
  • Former at-home tutor for Shulman & Hill LLC.
  • Summer course instructor for Physics Edge at the Boston Leadership Institute.
  • Consistent at-home tutoring experience for physics, math, and standardized exams since 2014 with students of a variety of ages and levels. I do have references available--please get in touch for information as these change when I work with new clients!
  • Maximum scores on AP Calculus BC, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, and SAT Physics Subject Test during high school years.
  • Completion of Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) exams in mathematics and physics.
Do you have references?

Yes! However, references change often in order to stay most up to date, so please email me directly at for my current references.

How do I pay you?

Payments are made online via credit card through the same portal that class registrations are made. As of August 2021, there is no internet convenience fee for online payments. The amount you see on your bill is the amount you pay.

Please note that unfortunately I do not accept digital payment outside of my website due to the complexity it poses, but my website does provide options for saving your credit card information for future payments and/or enrollment in automatic payments for your convenience.

Bills are automatically generated at the end of each month for classes taken in that month and emailed out to clients. Bills are due within 7 days of receipt.

Class rates vary depending on time of year, my availability, instructional content, and the financial situation of each family and/or student. Under most circumstances, rates remain locked-in on a per-family basis. 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 emailing me at and letting me know your availability.

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