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 (2,850)


Math - Algebra II

Aug 29, 2018
she was wonderful


Math - Calculus

Aug 27, 2018
Wonderful patient instructor! helped a lot!


Math - Algebra II

May 2, 2018
I really enjoy the time the tutor spent with me and went over the work to make sure i understood. Great tutor


Math - Algebra II

Apr 17, 2018
Really had fun!