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Kem L.

Fort Worth, TX

$50/hr

Beginning to Advanced Japanese and More!

Background check passed as of 1/14/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Beginning to Advanced Japanese and More!

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I believe learning can and should be fun and is a lifelong process. We can all enhance our lives by continuing to seek knowledge. I love to meet people, and will work to determine the learning style that works best for you.

I have experience in teaching pre-K through adult level classes. My passion is continuing to enhance my Japanese skills. I particularly enjoy teaching love of all things Japanese to young children.

I have taught English as a Second Language in Japan to elementary and middle school students, as well as adults. I have extensive experience in creating curriculum for K-5. I love languages, and to learn about other cultures, and I believe that immersion in second language and cultural awareness should begin in elementary school. I hope you will allow me to present the Japanese language to your child in a fun, engaging way.

I hope you will invite me to be part of your quest to further your knowledge!


Testimonials

"I like that she listens to you regarding your child"

- Andrea, Crowley, TX on 4/11/14
Kem replied on 4/13/2014

Thank you so much! It is a great privilege to work with your grandson!

"Really good and very nice tutor! "

- Melissa, Fort Worth, TX on 12/16/13
Kem replied on 12/17/2013

Melissa, I look forward to many very productive Japanese lessons with your daughter!

"Patient and Encouraging"

- Charlotte, Fort Worth, TX on 10/12/12

"Great"

- Uzo, Colleyville, TX on 7/16/12
Kem replied on 7/16/2012

Uzo,
It has been a great pleasure to teach your girls! They are so full of life! I always look forward to seeing them.

"Very encouraging, consistent"

- Sandra, Burleson, TX on 6/13/12
Kem replied on 6/14/2012

Thank you so much Sandra! It has been a great pleasure!

"Great tutor! Highly recommended!"

- Veronica, Grand Prairie, TX on 2/28/12

"Very helpful and Patient"

- Anas, Burleson, TX on 1/25/12

"Excellent Tutor!! "

- Mindee, Arlington, TX on 12/1/11
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Japanese,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

I truly loved American History as a child, and can help this subject come alive for you. Need assistance with memorizing the Presidents in order? Want to understand the importance of the American Revolution? Let me help these topics come alive for you!

Autism

I am currently working with autistic students for an outreach program for Easter Seals. I am implementing established therapies in students' homes. I have experience with high functioning students.

Dyslexia

I have extensive experience helping emerging readers with dyslexia to excel. I have used the Orton-Gillingham method with great success.

I have helped students achieve grade level status or higher very quickly, in every area of reading: phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 5 years experience teaching K-6 students. I enjoy designing curriculum in fun, interactive ways to enhance learning, and increase confidence. My areas of specialty are Japanese and Social Studies and Reading. I have passed the state exam, TeXes, and am considered to be highly qualified to teach K-4.

English

I excelled in English in school, and worked for 3 years in Japan as an English teacher, teaching all levels and age groups.

Your student will be given the tools he/she needs to reach new heights in writing and natural communication.

ESL/ESOL

I have 3 years of extensive experience teaching elementary and middle school-aged students English in Japan. I wrote curriculum, prepared lessons, and evaluated abilities to determine the best course for future success for each student.

Government & Politics

I graduated from Trinity University with a BA in Political Science. I spent a semester studying Foreign Policy at American University in Washington, D.C.

Grammar

I have extensive experience working with both children and adults to improve their grammar skills. I have worked with both native and non-native English speakers in this regard.

Japanese

I first went to Osaka, Japan, as a summer exchange student with Youth For Understanding. I then returned home and studied 2 years of Japanese at Paschal High School. I was lucky enough to be in the inaugural class. Upon graduation from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, I worked in Nagaoka, Japan for three years as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. I achieved Level 3 Proficiency on the Japanese Proficiency Language Test, JPLT certification exam, and am continuing my own study to pass the next level. My love for the Japanese language and its people has never waned. I truly enjoy everything about Japan and am eager to assist with your learning goals.

Phonics

The state of Texas considers me highly qualified to teach K-4 reading. I have a track record of helping students improve their phonemic awareness, and double their words read per minute within a short period of time.

Reading

I have worked extensively to help elementary students improve their phonemic awareness and fluency.
I will work with you to compile a list of resources for lesson enhancement. I have had success in
doubling words per minute. I will help increase your child's confidence exponentially.

Social Studies

I have a BA in Political Science and a great love of social studies. I have spent my life studying languages, and living abroad, in a quest to better understand the world we live in. I believe it is extremely important to study and attempt to understand other cultures.

Special Needs

I myself have a slight physical disability, Cerebral Palsy. My experience has helped me to gain special insight and ability to teach those who may need extra time to grasp concepts. Those with any type of disability deserve to be respected & encouraged just as anyone else.

Study Skills

I have extensive experience improving the study skills of all types of students. More specifically, I have had several very long-term assignments working with both home-schoolers & those pursuing degrees from rigorous private schools. Strong study skills are necessary for long term success in school.

Swimming

I have been an avid swimmer my entire life. I was a member of 2 teams in high school, and earned the right to represent my state as a member of 2 national teams. I especially enjoy teaching beginners and assisting them in alleviating their fear of the water. I believe everyone should learn to swim.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary building provides a foundation for success in many, many subjects. Understanding root words and prefixes can greatly enhance reading and spelling abilities. Focus on vocabulary can help your student excel in many other areas.

World History

We can understand ourselves and our world more fully when we examine world history. I can help build foundation in this area, and open up a world of possibilities for your student. We are becoming more and more interdependent. We must understand how our decisions in America affect the rest of the world, and vice-versa.

Trinity University
Political Science
Texas Teachers Alternative Certification
Other
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 Certification/studying for next level
Other

Education

Trinity University (Political Science)

Texas Teachers Alternative Certification (Other)

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 Certification/studying for next level (Other)

I like that she listens to you regarding your child — After losing my initial tutor, it was important to find someone that my grandson could work well with. We asked him after the first interview, "So what do you think of Ms. Kem?" He said, "Well,(pause), she's very smart and I like her!" with a large smile. That's all I needed to hear. When my daughter spoke with Ms. Kem, she received the same warm feeling about her. She's very comfortable to spe ...

— Andrea, Crowley, TX on 4/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable. If you have more than one student, or your student needs assistance with more than one subject or needs more intensive lessons, the hourly rate may be more than my posted rate.

Travel policy

Kem will travel within 15 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76109.


About Kem

I believe learning can and should be fun and is a lifelong process. We can all enhance our lives by continuing to seek knowledge. I love to meet people, and will work to determine the learning style that works best for you.

I have experience in teaching pre-K through adult level classes. My passion is continuing to enhance my Japanese skills. I particularly enjoy teaching love of all things Japanese to young children.

I have taught English as a Second Language in Japan to elementary and middle school students, as well as adults. I have extensive experience in creating curriculum for K-5. I love languages, and to learn about other cultures, and I believe that immersion in second language and cultural awareness should begin in elementary school. I hope you will allow me to present the Japanese language to your child in a fun, engaging way.

I hope you will invite me to be part of your quest to further your knowledge!



Testimonials

"I like that she listens to you regarding your child"

- Andrea, Crowley, TX on 4/11/14
Kem replied on 4/13/2014

Thank you so much! It is a great privilege to work with your grandson!

"Really good and very nice tutor! "

- Melissa, Fort Worth, TX on 12/16/13
Kem replied on 12/17/2013

Melissa, I look forward to many very productive Japanese lessons with your daughter!

"Patient and Encouraging"

- Charlotte, Fort Worth, TX on 10/12/12

"Great"

- Uzo, Colleyville, TX on 7/16/12
Kem replied on 7/16/2012

Uzo,
It has been a great pleasure to teach your girls! They are so full of life! I always look forward to seeing them.

"Very encouraging, consistent"

- Sandra, Burleson, TX on 6/13/12
Kem replied on 6/14/2012

Thank you so much Sandra! It has been a great pleasure!

"Great tutor! Highly recommended!"

- Veronica, Grand Prairie, TX on 2/28/12

"Very helpful and Patient"

- Anas, Burleson, TX on 1/25/12

"Excellent Tutor!! "

- Mindee, Arlington, TX on 12/1/11
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Education

Trinity University
Political Science
Texas Teachers Alternative Certification
Other
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 Certification/studying for next level
Other

Education

Trinity University (Political Science)

Texas Teachers Alternative Certification (Other)

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 Certification/studying for next level (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable. If you have more than one student, or your student needs assistance with more than one subject or needs more intensive lessons, the hourly rate may be more than my posted rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76109

Kem’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Japanese,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Kem L.

Kem L. passed a background check on 1/14/14. The check was ordered by Kem through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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