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Ken R.

Tucson, AZ

$60/hour

Happy, individualized and successfull SAT/ACT/etc tutoring

Background check passed as of 3/20/16

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California State
Botany BS German BA
University of Illinois
MEd

Education

California State (Botany BS German BA)

University of Illinois (MEd)

About Ken

I have a Masters in Education, specializing in Curriculum Development and Instruction Design, from the University of Illinois, as well as a BS and BA (and a minor degree in Latin and Greek). For ten years I was a certified classroom teacher in Illinois and Florida, mostly at the middle and high school levels, in public and private schools, at some points teaching pre-K through university.

I strive to take the stress out of modern-day schooling for my students -- it never should be stressful. I enjoy what I do, and I look forward to the bigger challenges.

Although my instruction is rigorous and intense, the time usually flies by and my kids usually have a pretty good time.

I've been coaching and tutoring full-time, primarily test preparation and subject coaching, as well as helping students write college application essays. I have much experience with learning disabled, gifted, and LD-gifted students, working particularly on Executive Function and general study skills.

The majority of my work is one-on-one test prep (ACT/SAT, GRE, PSAT, SSAT, PLAN, Aspire, AP, school-specific entrance tests) as well as subject help, primarily in math, grammar and writing, as well as all subjects up to eighth grade and many in high school (math, English, science and others).

My state teaching certifications include high school Math, English, History, Computer, ESL, elementary science, and a couple others.

Thank you,
Ken

What makes me an outstanding Math tutor? Individualized focus on the students with a laid back personable style which facilitates our intense work together. And I love math! Experience teaching over two thousand students (literally).

What makes me an outstanding ACT Science tutor? Individualized focus on the students with a laid back personable style which facilitates our intense work together. This test really is something that can be learned. It's a 'game' with rules; you get better at the game the more (intensely) you practice.

What makes me an outstanding English tutor? I love reading and writing! Also: my individualized focus on the students with a laid back personable style which facilitates our intense work together.

Experience: Teaching thousands of students in my lifetime, pre-Kindergarten through university, and older adults.
I have a Masters in Education, specializing in Curriculum Development and Instruction Design, from the University of Illinois, as well as a BS and BA (and a minor degree in Latin and Greek). For ten years I was a certified classroom teacher in Illinois and Florida, mostly at the middle and high school levels, in public and private schools, at some Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable, depending on circumstances.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85719
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading

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California State
Botany BS German BA
University of Illinois
MEd

Education

California State (Botany BS German BA)

University of Illinois (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable, depending on circumstances.

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85719.