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Ken B.

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

Danville, CA (94526)

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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

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

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 / Switch & Data (internet services)
Director Business Development at (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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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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