Zielinski Grade A Individualized Tutoring

Zielinski Grade A Individualized Tutoring

5.0 (4)
3 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

My Reviews (from Care.com 2020-21 school year)





Nichole P. Hired Kevin Jun 27th, 2020


Kevin is not only technically competent in the subject matters he teaches, but excels at his approach to tutoring in general. I hired Kevin for help with AP Biology, and after a few sessions, I was able to comprehend complex concepts and could mentally package similar bits of material in order to make it easier to recall at a later date. Kevin's philosophy seems to be that his students should be able to teach the material themselves in order to confirm comprehension, and that couldn't be more true after going through AP Bio with Kevin. I got my grade up to an A from a C! 


Kendra Z. Hired June 26th, 2020


Kevin has helped me write and edit two papers for AP English Composition. Not only did he help me do well in the course, but he also taught me so much about writing!! He pointed out stylistic and grammatical issues that I had never considered before. Highly recommend Kevin for editing papers!!

Steve R. Hired Kevin June 1, 2020


Kevin did a great job not only in tutoring but in building confidence.

Jennifer T. Hired Kevin May 5th, 2020


I'm a first semester nursing student, and I quickly realized one of my weaknesses is paper writing. I hired Kevin to help format and revise my papers in pathology research and nursing theory. He showed me how to properly format, cite and use clear concise language. There's no doubt in the short time I have been working with Kevin that I have become a more confident writer. I highly recommend!

Gavin O. Hired Kevin May 4th, 2020


Kevin has been very helpful in my transition from regular classroom learning to e-learning. Before Kevin started tutoring me, I had a difficult time trying to navigate online learning. He's really smart; he helps me so much, he takes time out of his day every day to help me, and I love that. We need more tutors to help students the way Kevin has helped me.

Preeti G.  Jan. 30th, 2020


Kevin took ACT English classes for my Son and he is good at thoroughly explaining questions and answers. He creates a relaxed environment and let the student open up and ask questions freely.

Venkat R. Hired Kevin Jan 25., 2020


We have great experience working with Kevin. My daughter made great progress in her reading since started working with him. Kevin likes what is doing which is helping kids with tutoring and mentoring.

Frank M. Hired Kevin


He is very respectable independent person highly educated knows his job well

Amy L. Hired Kevin


Kevin was very patient and helpful to my son who is a junior in high school. He was able to assist my son in

all his subjects and was patient with my sons executive functioning needs.

Christina W. Hired Kevin


Kevin is currently tutoring my 16 year old high school junior son for ACT and SAT prep. My son hit it off well with Kevin right off the bat, and has actually told me that he enjoys his sessions with Kevin and feels that he has has learned a lot. Kevin was willing to analyze my sons PSAT and first round ACT scores to narrow down what sections he needs the most help on and also teach my son test taking strategies to give him more confidence going into the exams. Overall I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone in need of a tutor. 

Abigail M. Hired Kevin


Kevin teaches my 8th grader pre-AP biology. He is a dedicated teacher with a passion for helping kids succeed. I have watched my daughter make incredible improvement in biology with Kevin's help.

Angelica M.


He's a nice guy. He's funny, smart.

Martha C. Hired Kevin


Kevin has been tutoring my son who's a 6th grader in reading and math. My son felt comfortable with Kevin right away. He has a way of making him understand and makes it fun for him. My son has gone a grade up with Kevin's help.

Marlo S. Hired Kevin


Kevin has been a great help to our 8th grader across various subject areas. He is substantively knowledgeable and also excellent with study strategies and even confidence building. He takes much more time to understand my son's particular strengths and weaknesses in his approach than other tutors we have had in the past. It has made a noticeable difference. He is also always considerate, on-time and communicative.

Monique A. Hired Kevin


Kevin was hired to assist my daughter with college essays. He did a great job helping her find her perspective and communicating it with impact. He worked within tight deadlines and made sure she could apply on time for early action. Thanks Kevin!

Andy Y. Interviewed Kevin


Awesome teacher! We went over the questions I got wrong and solved the problems together. Kevin is a nice tutor, look forward to taking more classes!

Chase B. Hired Kevin


Very dependable and responds extremely fast. Excellent at his work and pushes me to succeed and increase my knowledge. He's a great guy and I recommend to all kids looking to boost test scores and personal academics.

Mike F. Hired Kevin


I found Kevin's profile while searching for an AP Biology tutor last year. It was one of the most difficult classes that I have taken. I randomly messaged Kevin. He quickly responded, told me about himself and his academic background. He even sent me his transcripts because he wanted me to know what courses he has taken and how well he done in them. I'd never heard of so many Biology classes! I did one session with him and it went really well. He explained concepts to me that I couldn't make sense of before. He ended up tutoring me the entire semester...and I got an A!! He asked me to write a recommendation for him, so here I am...it's the least I could do to repay him! 

Mary H. Hired Kevin


Does a great job, helped me so much. Wouldn't be where I am without him.

Ammar J.


Kevin went above and beyond the semester I was in Psychology 101. He broke down things very well and answered my questions professionally. Over the course of the semester, we got to know each other quite well and I would definitely utilize his tutoring services again if possible.

Students don't feel like they're doing the same old homework, studying, or test preparation when they receive tutoring lessons from me.  I try as much as possible to mix traditional didactic (lecture-style) teaching with more modern techniques that involve, to a great extent, interaction and discussion between student and teacher. 

Since my very first experience at 1-on-1 in-person tutoring a student--a bright, high school junior who found himself struggling with the Reading and English sections of the test--I've been happily tutoring a wide array of students, from middle school to college and graduate school, in a variety of subjects for over four years now.

As a senior in college, I was named an Illinois State Scholar, awarded the President's Education Award, earned an AP Scholar with Distinction Award, and was picked as the recipient of the Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship which included a full academic scholarship to attend The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I earned a composite score of 30 on my ACT with a 35 in Reading (99th Percentile) and a 32 in English (98th Percentile). I also scored a 5/5 on my AP English Composition Examination. I'm extremely passionate about English, Reading, and Writing and specialize in tutoring these subjects to students in hopes that they might come to experience a similar enjoyment and proficiency in those subjects.                                                                                  

I earned my B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Illinois in 2011. My tutoring expertise, therefore, extends from the humanities to the biological sciences with the latter resulting from successfully completing a rigorous and highly competitive undergraduate Biology degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.53/4.0.

I enjoy:

Pushing students further than they push themselves. 

The moment when a student finally grasps a concept that continuously and consistently eluded them. 

Turning C's into A's.

Giving the gift of confidence in terms of academic performance. 

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4 Reviews


  • Marla Serritella

    Kevin has been a great help to our 8th grader across various subject areas. He is substantively knowledgeable and also excellent with study strategies and even confidence building. He takes much more time to understand my son's particular strengths and weaknesses in his approach than other tutors we have had in the past. It has made a noticeable difference. He is also always considerate, on-time and communicative.

  • Michelle

    Was very professional and friendly. Stayed promt and motivated to work with my son and allowed for him to improve his test scores

  • Andy Yan

    Awesome teacher! We went over the questions I got wrong, and solved the problems together. Kevin is a good tutor, and I am look forward to taking more classes!!

  • Mary Hackman

    I was taught everything I needed to know for my courses with thorough explanations. Along with study skills that I took with me throughout the rest of my schooling. I am now a registered dental hygienist, and I’m not sure if I would be able to say that without his help getting through generals needed for my program. Excellent work.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Meet and greet, establish rapport, develop a sense of my student's strengths and weaknesses based on diagnostic tests or other sources that reflect their current academic performance, establish (and physically write down) my student's academic or personal goals, and focus my time building their their strengths in areas that they may need some extra guidance. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

5+ years of tutoring experience 

Strong academic background 

Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Compensation is based on many factors including, but not limited to, age, grade level, subject, commute distance to the student, and student's specific needs. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Graduate students - Research paper editing 

Undergraduates - Biomedical Sciences, Term Paper Writing 

High School Students - Mainly ACT/SAT Reading, English Grammar, and Writing.  AP/SAT II Biology, AP/SAT II Chemistry, AP Psychology 

Middle School - Organizational Skills and Time Management

Services offered

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