Kevin W. Anderson, Ph.D.

Kevin Anderson

Tutoring Subjects:
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
MCAT and DAT
Physics
Math (Algebra, Pre-Calc, Calculus)
Medical/Dental School Consultant


Contact Details:

Education/Background:

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • M.S., Organic Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2002
  • B.S, Professional Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University, 2000
  • Professional Organic/Medicinal Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Extensive teaching/tutoring experience in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Math, MCAT and DAT
  • Medical and Dental School Consultant

Location:

  • Northern New Jersey
  • At Fractal Academy Location in Upper Montclair, Home, Online (Web Cam or Chat), Libraries or Book Stores

Availability:

  • Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 9:00pm


Reviews for Kevin A. – Ph.D. – MIT

“I hired Kevin Anderson after enrolling in a two-part accelerated organic chemistry course. I attribute my success in both classes to his teaching ability. Years later I can still regurgitate a lot of the information he taught me. I still refer back to his notes, which have served as an excellent resource while studying for the MCAT.

This guy is not your average tutor. His work is EXCEPTIONAL. He taught me techniques that I would have never learned from a professor. I was able to e-mail him questions even after meeting with him and he would always respond with detailed explanations. He is an educator that truly cares about his students and is willing to do all it takes to get a person to master a subject.

Nonetheless, he is very detail-oriented, punctual and attentive. I encourage students in need of an excellent tutor, to reach out to Kevin Anderson. I can assure you that you will not be let down!”

Brittany W. – University of South Florida

“We reached out to Kevin when our daughter, a freshman high school student in an honors Physics class, started having grades run the gamut!
We took the typical actions: scrupulously purveyed her homework assignments–she was already handling those well as we found out, reached out to the teacher and then guidance, and finally hawked over every grade. None of that worked. The teacher thought she was bright and interested. Yet, the grades, A, C,D, F. What to do? So Kevin came in mid-semester, assayed her overall knowledge and then worked steadily with her making sure she had competence at every point. At one time they were ahead of the class in review. The final exam came in at a B+–that meant to me she really, really knew what she was doing. Overall grade A. Not JUST a good grade but knowledge that will stay with her for some time!”

Lee S.

“Kevin Anderson is a great organic chemistry tutor! He works well with your schedule and will come wherever is easiest for you. He writes everything out and gives you all of the notes after the session, which are very helpful. He is extremely smart and he makes sure you understand everything that he explains. He is always available for questions through e-mail and he answers back very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone as the best tutor available!” Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

Mariclaire – Rutgers

“I believe that the foremost idea to consider when determining a proper tutoring center is to remember that teaching is an art. It is an engagement and personal relationship between a student and his teacher. Dr. Anderson has become a mentor to me. Not only does he engage and teach at a sophisticated level, but he has also taught me the applications of ideas on everyday life. He has taught me how to think at an elevated level. That is something that I would have never received in my school. Thus, you must make a choice when deciding Fractal Academy over any other tutoring center: Do you want your son/daughter to learn and think at the foremost level or do you want them to just get by with robotic systematic approaches? If it it the former, Fractal is the place for you. If it is the latter, you are doing a disservice to your child.”

Rohan P. – Paramus – NJ – 2014-2015

“I worked with Kevin for the MCAT and he was great! It was a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere at Fractal. I immediately felt at home. Kevin helped me understand my strengths and weakness with the MCAT, and improve upon my weaknesses. I saw a vast improvement in my physical sciences section over the time that I worked with Kevin. The group MCAT classes were great too. Overall, this was the best tutoring experience that I have ever had, and would highly recommend Fractal to anyone that needs tutoring!”

Alison G. – University of Maryland – 2014

“Kevin is no ordinary tutor, but a mentor in every sense of the word. While, Kevin has taught me how to tackle specific problems, he also provides insight as to how to mimic his thought processes and, through this pedagogy, has certainly taught be how to be a more effective problem solver. His passion for what he does is contagious and his openness to change and new opportunities will surely allow him to succeed in everything that he does!” Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity

- Tehsina from Wellesley College, MA hired Kevin for Online Tutoring in 2008/2009

“Kevin tutored me in Organic Chemistry II for the entire summer, and he’s probably one of the best tutors out there. He is extremely knowledgeable about this subject, surpassing the college level, and he is great at simplifying difficult concepts and explaining them. Moreover, he is incredibly patient and is willing to make sure you understand every concept before moving on, no matter how long it takes. He always came prepared with so much material and took the time to go through everything. Kevin’s also very encouraging, and you can tell that he wants you to really grasp the material and to do well. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks so much for your help!”

- Rebecca from Wayne, NJ (UPenn) hired Kevin as a Tutor in 2009

“Kevin Anderson is a fabulous tutor. He is extremely patient, concise, calm, humble and never condescending. Due to Kevin’s great tutoring skills, I went from not being able to pass one chemistry quiz, to getting an A. Any Chemistry student would be fortunate to have him as their guide. In addition to his amazing tutoring abilities, he is prompt and very respectful.” Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity

- Gaby from Mendham, NJ (Morris CC) hired Kevin for Chemistry tutoring in 2009

“Erase all your preconceptions of cocky, unsympathetic tutors that do not relate to students well. Most definitely not the case with Kevin. I often say (when speaking about my college professors anyway) that when people earn PhDs, more likely than not, all the ability to relate to people in layman’s terms disappears. Once again, not the case with Kevin. Kevin is the type of tutor who will probe for where your weaknesses lie and then break the subject down so that you can easily follow. Moreover, he sure does wonders for rebuilding a student’s confidence so that the issue of not believing one can do it does not hamper the student’s progress. Having given me a thorough run through of both Organic Chemistry I and Physics I, I can honestly say he is a valuable tutor for both subjects. Highly,HIGHLY recommend him.” Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Creative

- Chidimma from New City, NY (Rensselaer PI) hired Kevin as a Tutor in 2008/2009

“Kevin Anderson is a great organic chemistry tutor! He works well with your schedule and will come wherever is easiest for you. He writes everything out and gives you all of the notes after the session, which are very helpful. He is extremely smart and he makes sure you understand everything that he explains. He is always available for questions through e-mail and he answers back very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone as the best tutor available!” Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

-Mariclaire from Lake Hopatcong, NJ (Rutgers) hired Kevin as a Tutor in 2008

“Kevin advised me when I was an undergraduate research in Prof. Buchwald’s lab. He was an excellent teacher and mentor, and he taught me a lot about organic chemistry and how to conduct research. I probably wouldn’t have considered going to graduate school had it not been for his guidance and inspiration.”

- Rachel from MIT/Columbia was mentored by Kevin in 2005/2006 @ MIT