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Kenneth O.

Top 1%, Harvard-grad, Common App Essays - College Admissions Essays

Top 1%, Harvard-grad, Common App Essays - College Admissions Essays

$100/hour

  • 2,294 hours tutoring

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Top 1% tutor on Wyzant.

Admissions essays are more important than ever. Some schools are only grading pass/fail. Some universities are waiving SAT/ACT. I am here to guide you through the process!!

With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and a Board-certified life coach, I (via Personal Safety, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charity) have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. My greatest passion in life...

Top 1% tutor on Wyzant.

Admissions essays are more important than ever. Some schools are only grading pass/fail. Some universities are waiving SAT/ACT. I am here to guide you through the process!!

With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and a Board-certified life coach, I (via Personal Safety, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charity) have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. My greatest passion in life is helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. I can help you find your story and how to present it for your readers to get to know you better.

My areas of tutoring expertise include college admissions essay writing, statements of purpose, personal statements, academic and creative writing, algebra 1, geometry, SAT, ACT, and GRE test prep.

I infuse my sense of humor and positivity into nearly all aspects of my life, including my tutoring.

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have or to schedule your lessons.

Fall 2022 admission successes (so far): Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, UPenn, MIT, Johns Hopkins (BME), UChicago, Duke, UCLA, UC _ Santa Cruz, Rice, Georgia Tech, UGA, Purdue x2, U of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Babson, Tulane, Pitt, Case Western, Emory, and UMass-Amherst.

Fall 2021 admissions successes so far: Johns Hopkins (BME), Cornell, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon x2, Duke, UNC, Boston University, Northeastern, University of San Diego, UW, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, George Washington, Purdue, Case Western Reserve...

Columbia University - Graduate program, NYU Law School (LLM), Pepperdine - Graduate program...


Education

University of Utah
Mass Communications
Harvard Grad School of Education
MEd
National University
Masters

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English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

In high school, I hated writing. Hated it. So I feel your pain. Now, I have earned two Master's in Education, one from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I am a published author, lyricist, playwright, and screenwriter. I can help you get through this test with strategies that are proven and relatively easy to learn (even if you are hate writing like I did).
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

With five college degrees earned, I have extensive experience with essay and personal statement writing. Additionally, I understand the holistic approach taken by the top schools. As a result, I can give guidance on how to put one's best foot forward, so to speak.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

With five college degrees earned, I have extensive experience with essay and personal statement writing. Additionally, I understand the holistic approach taken by the top schools. As a result, I can give guidance on how to put one's best foot forward, so to speak.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

In high school, I hated writing. Hated it. So I feel your pain. Now, I have earned two Master's in Education, one from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I am a published author, lyricist, playwright, and screenwriter. I can help you get through this test with strategies that are proven and relatively easy to learn (even if you are hate writing like I did).

Examples of Expertise


Kenneth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Helpful and sufficient tutor

My niece needs help with her job essay. We found that he is helpful and sufficient. He is friendly and knowledgeable. It took two lessons to finish, about 1.5 hours to structure and edit the essay. I had him consulting on other college application for my sons.

Katie , 2 lessons with Kenneth

Outstanding essay tutor for college application

Kenneth is the best essay tutor for college application. He is super smart and has a lot of creative idea to make interesting stories. His tutoring is very efficient, effective and help my son have high quality essays. I strongly recommend him!

Emily, 24 lessons with Kenneth

efficient, effective

Mr Kenneth is funny and overall a great tutor to work with. We only do 2 sessions for college application essay review. He is very straightforward and efficient. Valuable input and feedback.

Fenny , 2 lessons with Kenneth

Excellent tutor for graduate school application essays!

With Kenneth's help, your essay will go from good to memorable. I am so fortunate to have met Kenneth and receive his help on graduate school applications. I decided to apply to graduate school opportunities very last minute, and Kenneth helped me finish the application in a timely manner. He perfected my personal statement by providing actionable feedback, wordsmithing, and overall helping my vision come to life. Kenneth is an expert in writing and will help your essay be one-of-a-kind. If you are feeling stuck, get Kenneth's help!

Jessica, 12 lessons with Kenneth

One-of-a-Kind Tutor

Kenneth helped me find my story and write the best Statement of Purpose for a Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt University! He is fair with his time and is the best/most challenging tutor I have ever had as a student studying chemistry and physics at the University of Texas.

Elizabeth, 5 lessons with Kenneth

Knowledgeable and helpful

college application essay writing with grammar checking and critique he is very professional, nice, and very helpful. we will recommend him to our friends and relatives

Na, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Great Tutor

My son had his first session yesterday and he was very happy. First he said that Kenneth is very efficient and was impressed by how quickly and effectively he helped edit his essays. Second he said that Kenneth is super funny, which made the session also very enjoyable. He’s scheduled for more sessions with Kenneth in the coming weeks.

Maryam, 5 lessons with Kenneth

Amazing experience, would definitely recommend.

Kenneth helped me with my essays for a program which I am applying to. He helped me make my essays not only more personal, but a more accurate depiction of who I am. He helped me add many topics to my original essays, and take out irrelevant ideas, which made my overall essays more concise and competitive. He is also a gifted writer and provides quality grammar and syntax edits. It is definitely worth the time and money to review your essays with Kenneth!

Trevor, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Knowledgeable and efficient college essay tutor

My daughter was working on her personal essay for college application for a month without being satisfied with it. Kenneth helped her finish it to her satisfaction in one session with his advice and he helped with supplemental essays as well. He is efficient, on the point, understands what you want and knows exactly what you need. College application seemed to be a night mare before but with him she finished all with ease. He is amazing! I wish we found him earlier.

Sophia, 4 lessons with Kenneth
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$100/hour

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Response time: 15 minutes