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Ken W.

Accomplished Educator, Teacher, Tutor and Business Professional

Santa Cruz, CA (95060)

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I am a professional educator with 30 years of teaching experience, which has included both general and advanced curriculum in science, math, statistics, business and education.

I wish to provide academic assistance to high school and college students who are willing and would benefit from extra instruction catered towards their specific needs. I am the founder of a preparatory school and a k-12 school. I have significant business experience in local and multi-national business. I have deep passion for teaching and learning for students of all ages.

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Ken’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, SPSS
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry

Algebra 2

I have taught at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School in Santa Cruz and previously at Escuela Pacifica, Pacific High School, and Daybreak School. I have both experience tutoring students at lower grade levels and graduate courses in higher level mathematics. I am sure that I can provide both and understanding and the mechanics required to perform in mathematics. I am also experience in obtaining and holding a students attention.


I have held senior level CEO, CTO, COO, CFO and VP positions including >10 years at Seagate Technology. I have tutored MBA students including 2 years in Singapore and 2 years with joint MBA/ME program at Stanford University. I have a unique combination of experience in teaching and in working at executive levels in industry.

Chemical Engineering

I have advanced degrees in Engineering, including PhD level in equations of state and critical point analysis. I have > 10 years working experience including > 5 years with General Electric Nuclear Engineering Division; and, 2 years at CTO for a nano-technology start-up and 3 years at a silicon refinery start-up. I have taught at University of British Columbia Thermodynamics and Engineering Labs. My tutoring method is to teach basic principles and specific course materials in parallel.

Elementary Math

I am outstanding in both mechanics and understanding of basic priciples for elementary math and, I teach a student with examples and immediate feedback on their understanding. Can teach math following any previous experience of student.

Mechanical Engineering

I have advanced degrees in Engineering, including an MS ME from University of Michigan and PhD level at University of British Columbia. I have > 20 years engineering working experience including > 5 years with General Electric Nuclear Engineering Division and > 10 years at Seagate Technology; and, 2 years at CTO for nano-technology start-up and 3 years at silicon refinery start-up. I have tutored and mentored dozens of students during my long years of work, including 2 years at Stanford University.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel for many years - from its first release to present release. I have years of experience using Excel in business at all levels. Excel is my preferred program for almost all spreadsheet use. I am sure that I can teach you whatever you need. My time is flexible.


I have advanced degrees including the equivalent of a PhD in math. I have experience in accounting at all levels. I keep my own accounts on QuickBooks for both profit companies and non-profit organizations. I am current providing consulting to a non-profit on conversion to the new release of QuickBooks. I can help with set up charts of accounts consistent with IRS filings and Board of Directors reporting.


I am professional statistician. I have both Bachelor and Master Degrees including math and statistics. For my PhD I studied statistical methods for calculation of Equation of State for water at its critical point.

I am now retired. I worked for many years doing statistics as part of my job.

I have taught statistic classes at a school in Santa Cruz, which I founded 20 years ago. I am familiar with the AP Statistics Test.

I am able to teach from introductory level to advanced topics such as Monte Carlo modeling and analysis of biological data.

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Excellent work with my daughter on Alegebra II Great setting for the tutoring at Ken's residence. He spent quality time with my daughter who felt is was a good session and assisted her in resolving some of the challenging elements of the course. ...

— Bruce from Soquel, CA on 2/26/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

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Ken will travel within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

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