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Kenneth O.

Scottsdale, AZ

$120/hour

Harvard Ed.M. - Algebra, Stats, SAT/ACT/GRE, Writing, College Essays

600+ Hours
5.0 average from 216 ratings
Excellent tutor for ACT/SAT prep and college essays!
— Statia, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/11/17

$120/Hour


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University of Utah
Mass Communications
Harvard Grad School of Education
MEd
National University
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Mass Communications)

Harvard Grad School of Education (MEd)

National University (Master's)

About Kenneth

With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, as well as teaching experience abroad, I have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. Online or face-to-face, my greatest passion in life is helping people get from where they are to where they want to be.

My areas of tutoring expertise include college essay writing, academic and creative writing, algebra 1+2, geometry, SAT, ACT, GRE prep and high school and undergraduate statistics.

I infuse my sense of humor and positivity into nearly all aspects of my life, including my tutoring. A blue belt and certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor, I have truly come to appreciate the benefits of learning from, rather than fearing, my mistakes. This philosophy extends to my tutoring methods as well. Mistakes mean you're learning!

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have or to schedule your lessons.
With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, as well as teaching experience abroad, I have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. Online or face-to-face, my greatest passion in life is helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor for ACT/SAT prep and college essays!"

- Statia, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/11/17

"Most effective and helpful tutor"

- Connie, San Diego, CA on 10/14/17

"Very knowledgeable!!!"

- Inna, Hollywood, FL on 10/5/17

"Very responsible"

- Haowei, Avon, IN on 10/5/17

"Great and knowledgeable tutor"

- Marcia, Chandler, AZ on 10/4/17

"Excellent!"

- Ben, Chicago, IL on 9/25/17

"Helpful Tutor"

- Waahida, Richmond, VA on 9/24/17

"Great Help!!!!"

- Adam, Boston, MA on 9/14/17

"Patient and easy to work with."

- Nicholas, Tempe, AZ on 7/30/17

"Fantastic"

- Jenny, Scottsdale, AZ on 7/8/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Margaret, San Francisco, CA on 6/8/17

"Great tips and tricks to help me overcome mindblocks"

- Victoria, Tempe, AZ on 4/23/17

"Knowledgeable and fun teacher!"

- Samantha, New York, NY on 4/4/17

"Great tutor!"

- Nishal, Longmeadow, MA on 2/5/17

"Right perspective"

- Benjamin, Mesa, AZ on 12/10/16

"Ken was great"

- Allison, Scottsdale, AZ on 12/9/16

"Savior"

- Jack, Scottsdale, AZ on 12/2/16

"knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Shadi, Scottsdale, AZ on 11/26/16

"Kenneth is AWESOME!"

- Jasmin, Los Angeles, CA on 11/23/16

"Knowledgeable, Patient, Consistently Engaged During Every Session"

- Susan, Phoenix, AZ on 11/19/16

"Great tutor"

- Nicole, Springboro, OH on 11/18/16

"awesome technique"

- Moe, Phoenix, AZ on 11/7/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Ram, Paradise Valley, AZ on 10/31/16

"Knowledgeable and great teacher"

- Sarath, Chandler, AZ on 10/29/16

"Very knowlegeable and a good communicator"

- Rita, Indianapolis, IN on 10/27/16

"Excel"

- Brian, Phoenix, AZ on 10/24/16

"Extremely patient, infuses humor, great motivator"

- Teri, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/18/16

"Skilled Writer and Great Ideas"

- Lisa, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/4/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, PSAT
Music:
Music Theory
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

A former Princeton Review test prep instructor, I help learners navigate the ACT and SAT tests through a systematic approach to content knowledge, test-taking and time management skills. CALL NOW! Operators are standing by. (Okay, not really)

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).

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

Formally certified by The Princeton Review, I have a deep understanding of how the SAT is designed and how to approach this "necessary evil." The SAT measures your ability to take the SAT and not much else. I can share the best strategies to tackle even the toughest questions.

Writing

I have earned a MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction. Moreover, 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.

University of Utah
Mass Communications
Harvard Grad School of Education
MEd
National University
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Mass Communications)

Harvard Grad School of Education (MEd)

National University (Master's)

Excellent tutor for ACT/SAT prep and college essays!

Ken was an awesome resource for my son's 3rd attempt at the ACT. His score improved 2-4 points in each subject area and to a composite (overall) 34. Ken also gave my son great advice writing essays for the elite schools that he is hoping to attend. Highly Recommend!!

— Statia, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kenneth will travel within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85257.