Denise K.

Denise K.

About Denise K.


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


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 (2,804)


Math - Calculus

Mar 14, 2018
Great instructor would like to see more hours available.


Math - Algebra II

Feb 22, 2018
really nice


Math - Pre-Calculus

Apr 4, 2017
Great tutor!


Math - Algebra II

Mar 24, 2017
Still ACT prep, so doesn't apply to school work.