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Ken B.

Effective English & Math for Test Prep, Writing & Logic Skills

Danville, CA (94526)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$47.00
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For over 20 years, I have been teaching, training & tutoring in many different forms. Working in small groups and one-on-one, I love interacting with students, asking them questions & getting them to ask questions of their own. That give-and-take is where true learning really happens, but the great payoff comes when the student gets it — when the bulb clicks on and the light flashes in their eyes.

I also employ a modified EDGE method (Explain-Demonstrate-Guide-Enable), particularly with grammar, math & test prep. It is important to understand how students are thinking before trying to correct any errors; that way, they are not just repeating by rote what they are told.

My education includes a degree in English (emphasis in writing) and an MBA, so I like to apply the skills in practical ways. I have worked extensively in educational & business environments with students ranging from junior high school through post-graduate studies. I have studied English, literature, mathematics & finance, and I have applied them in the real world. I can help students in all of these areas.

My goal always is to teach for a mastery of the subject because that has much longer-term benefit to the student.

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Ken’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Public Speaking

Marketing, sales & business development are the most significant roles on my resume, which is summarized below. Public speaking is key to success in these areas and others, and I have done a considerable amount, including:

Conference Presentations, Roundtables & Keynotes
Local Government Presentations (e.g., County & City Councils)
Forum Moderation
Classroom Lectures
Customer & Market Presentations (inc. in-person & on-line)

I have an MBA (St Mary's College, 1997) and 25+ years in business experience. Briefly, my resume includes management roles such as:

Principal / Founder at PATENT SAVANT (start-up software)
Principal / Founder at Keychain Logic (consulting)
VP Sales at PAIX.net / Switch & Data (internet services)
Director Business Development at PAIX.net (internet services)
Sr Manager Business Development at MCI / WorldCom (telecom)
Manager Cost Studies at ALLTEL (telecom)
General Manager at RD Chemical (manufacturing)

I have taught classes & led seminars addressing evolving ideas and methods for sales, marketing, business development & entrepreneurship.

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Education

University of California at Davis (BA English)

St Mary's College of California (MBA)

Very qualified tutor My son's tutor is very qualified to teach the subject and proved to extremely motivating. It is great to find a tutor in our town that is conveniently located and accommodating in regards to meeting place and times. ...

— Gangadai from Danville, CA on 11/25/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $47.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 15 miles of Danville, CA 94526.

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