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UCLA Math Grad; CBEST, CSET, SAT, ACT, HSPT, ASVAB... other Test Prep!

UCLA Math Grad; CBEST, CSET, SAT, ACT, HSPT, ASVAB... other Test Prep!

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About Ken


Bio

Recently retired from classroom instruction, I taught science and mathematics, coached baseball and both men’s and women’s basketball for more than 30 years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. During my high school years, I served as the AP Coordinator, Department Head, and teacher of Statistics and Calculus AB & BC. In an effort to address the learning gaps and restricted access to underserved students, I have mentored students to acceptances at colleges and...

Recently retired from classroom instruction, I taught science and mathematics, coached baseball and both men’s and women’s basketball for more than 30 years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. During my high school years, I served as the AP Coordinator, Department Head, and teacher of Statistics and Calculus AB & BC. In an effort to address the learning gaps and restricted access to underserved students, I have mentored students to acceptances at colleges and universities to include: Columbia, Georgetown, George Washington University, Hampton, Harvard, Howard, Grambling, Indiana, John Hopkins, Loyola (Chicago), MIT, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tulane, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania, US Naval Academy, USC, Tuskegee, Yale, and a host of others.

At the middle school level, I implemented and monitored common core curriculum for public, parochial and private school systems and prepared students for the Mathematics portion of the Los Angeles Archdiocese's annual Academic Decathlon (ACADECA) competition. In my 6 years of preparing students for the competition, all 7 of my students produced top 7 or above (125 schools) finishes, twice finishing third, 2nd in 2017, and the 2018 year's State Champion. My students almost always received their first choices for high school to include: Archer, Bishop Montgomery, CAMS, Chadwick, Crossroads, Harvard-Westlake, Immaculate Heart, Loyola, Mayfield, Notre Dame, Orange Lutheran, Providence, Ribet, Rolling Hills Prep, Saint John Bosco, and countless more.

As a proud alumnus of The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), my undergraduate and graduate course work included courses in Mathematics, Sociology, Naval Science, Russian Literature and Language, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Secondary Education. In all the aforementioned, I set high standards for my students with a casual but focused (intense) attitude. I am more than familiar with the use of technology (Learning Glass, Geomet


Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Applied Mathematics
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MEd
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Business

Finance,

Finance

Over the past year, I have tutored dozens of students in Finance and Accounting. As a mathematics instructor of over 3 decades, I am well versed in the mathematics and concepts embedded in a wide variety of the WGU courses. I also serve as a Visiting Lecturer at a local community college. I possess a thorough understanding of business, and have a passion for bringing concepts to life through the use of technology and project-based examples.
GRE

GRE

I have tutored 7 GRE students over the past 18 months... all achieved their desired results.

Corporate Training

Finance,

Finance

Over the past year, I have tutored dozens of students in Finance and Accounting. As a mathematics instructor of over 3 decades, I am well versed in the mathematics and concepts embedded in a wide variety of the WGU courses. I also serve as a Visiting Lecturer at a local community college. I possess a thorough understanding of business, and have a passion for bringing concepts to life through the use of technology and project-based examples.
Grammar

Grammar

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I have tutored grammar to elementary and ESL students to both individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching and coaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. At the onset of the Common Core transitions, I became the lead teacher for 11 years, at the high school and junior high school levels, responsible for implementation and monitoring of Common Core Standards for my respective districts. Thereafter, I was presented with the opportunity to attend Pearson Professional Development seminars, which enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the scientifically based instruction demanded for a smooth transition to the new Common Core Mathematics, Science, and English Standards.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Since getting my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than ten years of elementary school teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience. As a K-6 teacher, I introduced basic academic concepts such as Language Arts, Social Studies, English, Science and Mathematics. Additionally, I provided classroom instruction using a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of all students with different learning styles.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have more than 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience in both private and classroom K through 6 settings.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have more than 10 years of earth, life and physical science teaching experience in elementary (K-6) classrooms.
Grammar,

Grammar

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I have tutored grammar to elementary and ESL students to both individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

Since 2013, I have worked with hundreds of homeschool families from more than a dozen systems around the U.S.! Moreover, as a retired classroom Mathematics teacher of 30 years and a father of three college-educated children of my own, I deeply understand the pressures and challenges of educating our young scholars. I would be honored to work with you and your family.
Reading,

Reading

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of reading teaching experience in K through 6 classrooms.
Spelling,

Spelling

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years' experience in teaching K through 12 students. Many teachers teach and most of us learned to spell by giving students a weekly list of words to practice and then testing them. In truth, the only people that really learned through that method became teachers in later life. Moreover, it's just plain boring. I practice the use of a student's prior knowledge to serve as a guide for new instruction. Then I develop a program based upon his/her stage of development to maximize results. In summary, I select a group of words that demonstrate a particular spelling pattern and sequence these patterns. Students are expected to become "word detectives", engaged in an ongoing attempt to make sense of word patterns and their relationships to one another. Spelling "rules" are not dictated by me for students to memorize. Spelling patterns and generalizations are discovered by students through a variety of resources. Well-versed in the role that both Common Core standards and technology play in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of vocabulary teaching experience. Vocabulary knowledge is critical to reading comprehension. I work with students to help foster their development of a large “word bank” through effective vocabulary learning strategies to include: Keyword Methods, Root Analysis, and Word Maps. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I have tutored grammar to elementary and ESL students to both individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Reading,

Reading

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of reading teaching experience in K through 6 classrooms.
Spelling,

Spelling

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years' experience in teaching K through 12 students. Many teachers teach and most of us learned to spell by giving students a weekly list of words to practice and then testing them. In truth, the only people that really learned through that method became teachers in later life. Moreover, it's just plain boring. I practice the use of a student's prior knowledge to serve as a guide for new instruction. Then I develop a program based upon his/her stage of development to maximize results. In summary, I select a group of words that demonstrate a particular spelling pattern and sequence these patterns. Students are expected to become "word detectives", engaged in an ongoing attempt to make sense of word patterns and their relationships to one another. Spelling "rules" are not dictated by me for students to memorize. Spelling patterns and generalizations are discovered by students through a variety of resources. Well-versed in the role that both Common Core standards and technology play in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of vocabulary teaching experience. Vocabulary knowledge is critical to reading comprehension. I work with students to help foster their development of a large “word bank” through effective vocabulary learning strategies to include: Keyword Methods, Root Analysis, and Word Maps. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and middle school teacher, I was responsible for implementing and monitoring Common Core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC. I'm well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and community college instructor, I taught and tutored Algebra II students for 7 years. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I utilized sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since earning my B.A., M.Ed., and secondary teaching credential at U.C.L.A., I have taught and tutored students for more than twenty years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. At the high school level, I taught AP® Calculus AB/BC for 3 years and served as a reader and/or table leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 2 years. Additionally, I served as a lead instructor at the AP Institute for another 7 years presenting one-week, summer instruction for new AP® Calculus teachers.. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Calculus, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Since getting my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than ten years of elementary school teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience. As a K-6 teacher, I introduced basic academic concepts such as Language Arts, Social Studies, English, Science and Mathematics. Additionally, I provided classroom instruction using a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of all students with different learning styles.
Geometry,

Geometry

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of mathematics teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college students. As a high school teacher, I taught and tutored Geometry and Honors Geometry students for 11 years. I taught Geometry at the community college level for 3 years. I utilize Geometer's Sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. In addition to enjoying the subject material, I take pleasure in motivating students to work as hard as necessary to achieve their goals, helping them to constantly improve their academic performance, and explaining challenging concepts using a variety of methods personalized for each student.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I taught Prealgebra at the middle school and high school levels for 11 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At both the high school level and community college levels, I taught Precalculus for 6 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 10 years. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Precalculus concepts, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Reading,

Reading

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of reading teaching experience in K through 6 classrooms.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of SAT teaching experience. I personally have scored an 800 on the Math and have helped hundreds of students score in the high 700s. As a high school and middle school teacher I was responsible for implementing and monitoring common core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including: SAT Preparation, Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC.. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Spelling

Spelling

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years' experience in teaching K through 12 students. Many teachers teach and most of us learned to spell by giving students a weekly list of words to practice and then testing them. In truth, the only people that really learned through that method became teachers in later life. Moreover, it's just plain boring. I practice the use of a student's prior knowledge to serve as a guide for new instruction. Then I develop a program based upon his/her stage of development to maximize results. In summary, I select a group of words that demonstrate a particular spelling pattern and sequence these patterns. Students are expected to become "word detectives", engaged in an ongoing attempt to make sense of word patterns and their relationships to one another. Spelling "rules" are not dictated by me for students to memorize. Spelling patterns and generalizations are discovered by students through a variety of resources. Well-versed in the role that both Common Core standards and technology play in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As an ACT tutor, I worked with students in small groups of 3 to 4 to help develop their basic reading, writing, and math skills for 7 years. Additionally, I completed evaluations and reports to chart students' progress. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and middle school teacher, I was responsible for implementing and monitoring Common Core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC. I'm well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and community college instructor, I taught and tutored Algebra II students for 7 years. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I utilized sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since earning my B.A., M.Ed., and secondary teaching credential at U.C.L.A., I have taught and tutored students for more than twenty years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. At the high school level, I taught AP® Calculus AB/BC for 3 years and served as a reader and/or table leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 2 years. Additionally, I served as a lead instructor at the AP Institute for another 7 years presenting one-week, summer instruction for new AP® Calculus teachers.. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Calculus, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

My course qualifications were met through completion of college coursework and 15 years of tutoring experience in differential equations. Through the completion of the "UCLA 30 series" mathematics, which included differential equations, I gained the content understanding necessary to both teach and tutor the aforementioned content. Since then, I have successfully tutored hundreds of students, at the University and College levels in their respective courses.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

My course qualifications have been met through completion of college coursework and 15 years of tutoring experience in discrete mathematics. Through the completion of the "UCLA Math 61" course, which including sets and relations, permutations and combinations, graphs and trees, induction, I gained the content understanding necessary to both teach and tutor the aforementioned content. Since then, I have successfully tutored dozens of computer science and economic students, at the University and College levels.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

My qualifications have been met through completion of college coursework and 15 years of tutoring experience. Through the completion of the "UCLA 30 series" mathematics which included, but not limited to, the following topics: Infinite series, including power series solutions of differential equations, linear algebra, differential equations, finite and discrete mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of mathematics teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college students. As a high school teacher, I taught and tutored Geometry and Honors Geometry students for 11 years. I taught Geometry at the community college level for 3 years. I utilize Geometer's Sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. In addition to enjoying the subject material, I take pleasure in motivating students to work as hard as necessary to achieve their goals, helping them to constantly improve their academic performance, and explaining challenging concepts using a variety of methods personalized for each student.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I taught Prealgebra at the middle school and high school levels for 11 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At both the high school level and community college levels, I taught Precalculus for 6 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 10 years. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Precalculus concepts, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Probability,

Probability

My course qualifications were met through completion of college coursework and 20 years of tutoring experience in probability and statistics. Through the completion of the "UCLA 170 and 171 courses", which are used to create and analyze models in a broad range of fields, including statistics, economics, finance, engineering, biology and physics, I gained the content understanding necessary to both teach and tutor probability. Since the aforementioned, I have successfully tutored more than a thousand students, at the University, College, High School, and Gaming Professionals levels in their respective courses or requirements.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of SAT teaching experience. I personally have scored an 800 on the Math and have helped hundreds of students score in the high 700s. As a high school and middle school teacher I was responsible for implementing and monitoring common core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including: SAT Preparation, Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC.. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. I have taught Honors and General Trigonometry at the high school for 6 years, at the community college level for 3 years, and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 10 years. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and middle school teacher, I was responsible for implementing and monitoring Common Core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC. I'm well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and community college instructor, I taught and tutored Algebra II students for 7 years. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I utilized sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since earning my B.A., M.Ed., and secondary teaching credential at U.C.L.A., I have taught and tutored students for more than twenty years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. At the high school level, I taught AP® Calculus AB/BC for 3 years and served as a reader and/or table leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 2 years. Additionally, I served as a lead instructor at the AP Institute for another 7 years presenting one-week, summer instruction for new AP® Calculus teachers.. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Calculus, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Since getting my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than ten years of elementary school teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience. As a K-6 teacher, I introduced basic academic concepts such as Language Arts, Social Studies, English, Science and Mathematics. Additionally, I provided classroom instruction using a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of all students with different learning styles.
Geometry,

Geometry

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of mathematics teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college students. As a high school teacher, I taught and tutored Geometry and Honors Geometry students for 11 years. I taught Geometry at the community college level for 3 years. I utilize Geometer's Sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. In addition to enjoying the subject material, I take pleasure in motivating students to work as hard as necessary to achieve their goals, helping them to constantly improve their academic performance, and explaining challenging concepts using a variety of methods personalized for each student.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Since earning my B.A. and M.ED. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. I taught Prealgebra at the middle school and high school levels for 11 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 20 years. With 20 years of demonstrated success, I continue setting high standards and expectations for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

At both the high school level and community college levels, I taught Precalculus for 6 years and tutored individuals and small groups for more than 10 years. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Precalculus concepts, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Reading

Reading

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of reading teaching experience in K through 6 classrooms.

Other

Finance

Finance

Over the past year, I have tutored dozens of students in Finance and Accounting. As a mathematics instructor of over 3 decades, I am well versed in the mathematics and concepts embedded in a wide variety of the WGU courses. I also serve as a Visiting Lecturer at a local community college. I possess a thorough understanding of business, and have a passion for bringing concepts to life through the use of technology and project-based examples.

Sports/Recreation

Baseball,

Baseball

Since earning my B.A. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of coaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, community college, American Legion, Connie Mack and Little League. My baseball teams have appeared in CYO, CIF Southern Section,, CCCAA championships and the Little League Regional World Series. I ascended to AAA baseball as a middle infielder. Just as I set high standards for myself, I set them for all players that I instruct, in a fair and supportive manner.
Basketball

Basketball

Since earning my B.A. at U.C.L.A., I have more than thirty years of men's and women's coaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As a coach my basketball teams have appeared in CYO, CIF Southern Section, AAU, and CCCAA championships. Just as I set high standards for myself, I set them for all players that I instruct, in a fair and supportive manner.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and middle school teacher, I was responsible for implementing and monitoring Common Core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC. I'm well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As a high school and community college instructor, I taught and tutored Algebra II students for 7 years. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I utilized sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since earning my B.A., M.Ed., and secondary teaching credential at U.C.L.A., I have taught and tutored students for more than twenty years at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. At the high school level, I taught AP® Calculus AB/BC for 3 years and served as a reader and/or table leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 2 years. Additionally, I served as a lead instructor at the AP Institute for another 7 years presenting one-week, summer instruction for new AP® Calculus teachers.. I utilize "Calculus in Motion" and other forms of technology to animate Calculus, thus, facilitating student learning and mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Since getting my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than ten years of elementary school teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience. As a K-6 teacher, I introduced basic academic concepts such as Language Arts, Social Studies, English, Science and Mathematics. Additionally, I provided classroom instruction using a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of all students with different learning styles.
GED,

GED

With nearly 3 decades of experience, I have tutored hundreds of at-risk high students and adults to success on the GED. I hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in education.
Geometry,

Geometry

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of mathematics teaching experience in a variety of settings, including middle school, high school, and community college students. As a high school teacher, I taught and tutored Geometry and Honors Geometry students for 11 years. I taught Geometry at the community college level for 3 years. I utilize Geometer's Sketchpad and other digital resources to facilitate learning. In addition to enjoying the subject material, I take pleasure in motivating students to work as hard as necessary to achieve their goals, helping them to constantly improve their academic performance, and explaining challenging concepts using a variety of methods personalized for each student.
Reading,

Reading

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., I have more than 10 years of reading teaching experience in K through 6 classrooms.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of SAT teaching experience. I personally have scored an 800 on the Math and have helped hundreds of students score in the high 700s. As a high school and middle school teacher I was responsible for implementing and monitoring common core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including: SAT Preparation, Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC.. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

As a retired teacher of over 30 years, I have tutored and prepared hundreds of other students for the ACCUPLACER® examination, including the revised 2016 version. I can and will you place you in the course you desire, saving both time and money.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. As an ACT tutor, I worked with students in small groups of 3 to 4 to help develop their basic reading, writing, and math skills for 7 years. Additionally, I completed evaluations and reports to chart students' progress. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
CBEST,

CBEST

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have seven years of experience in teaching aspiring teachers how to prepare for the CBEST. As a requirement of my entrance into the UCLA Teacher Education Program, I too successfully passed the CBEST. I set high standards for my students in a calm and supportive manner.
Common Core,

Common Core

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of teaching and coaching experience in a variety of settings to include middle school, high school, and community college. At the onset of the Common Core transitions, I became the lead teacher for 11 years, at the high school and junior high school levels, responsible for implementation and monitoring of Common Core Standards for my respective districts. Thereafter, I was presented with the opportunity to attend Pearson Professional Development seminars, which enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the scientifically based instruction demanded for a smooth transition to the new Common Core Mathematics, Science, and English Standards.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

As a retired classroom educator of 27 years, I have mentored and tutored thousands in preparation for the COOP/HSPT. Every student that I have privately tutored was accepted to their first choice of schools, often with scholarship. I can provide the same results for your son or daughter.
GED,

GED

With nearly 3 decades of experience, I have tutored hundreds of at-risk high students and adults to success on the GED. I hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in education.
GRE,

GRE

I have tutored 7 GRE students over the past 18 months... all achieved their desired results.
ISEE,

ISEE

As a retired classroom educator of 27 years, I have mentored and tutored thousands in preparation for the ISEE. Every student that I have privately tutored was accepted to their first school of choice, several of the finest and most recognized in the country, often with scholarship. Please allow me the opportunity to help your son or daughter earn entrance into the school of their choice.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Since earning my B.A. and M.Ed. at U.C.L.A., I have more than twenty years of SAT teaching experience. I personally have scored an 800 on the Math and have helped hundreds of students score in the high 700s. As a high school and middle school teacher I was responsible for implementing and monitoring common core school-wide curriculum covering Grades K-12 including: SAT Preparation, Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB & BC.. Well versed in the role that technology plays in student learning, I set high standards in a calm and supportive manner.
ASVAB, PSAT

Examples of Expertise


Ken has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 39 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very helpful and knowledgeable

Ken has helped me understand the basics and motivated me to like math. I feel very comfortable with test questions and will recommend him to anyone that needs help.

Paul, 1 lesson with Ken

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Ken taught me math in a way that I could understand. He made math seem interesting and not difficult. I would recommend Ken as a math tutor. He explains math concepts and math ideas in an understandable way.

Linda, 14 lessons with Ken

Very Good

Ken C. and I have only tutored for the SAT a couple of times and I am already feelings much more confident with my skills. He is only very kind and does not make me feel bad when I do not understand something.

Maddy, 3 lessons with Ken

Ken knows his stuff!

Very patient tutor, helped me with exam questions and was very patient as I battle the flu. Left tutoring sessions feeling confident and prepared. Highly recommended.

Rosalyn , 3 lessons with Ken

Great tutor

Really great tutor was able to pass my OA with flying colors thanks to him. Was really flexible with his time and explained everything in an easily understandable format.

Margaret, 27 lessons with Ken

Patient

I got what I needed but I still left without feeling super confident about my math skills. It was only one session though/

Laurie, 1 lesson with Ken

Cbest preparation

Hi Ken! You are the best! You are giving me the confidence I need to pass this test. I will work very hard for my tutoring sessions with you. Thanks for everything! I greatly appreciate your knowledge and effort. Thanks a million.

Lisa, 4 lessons with Ken

Charismatic and dedicated teacher

Only had a couple sessions with Ken and think he is fabulous. He helped my friend and I out with Math and Science preparation for the CSET. He is well informed about curriculum, I highly recommend him as a tutor!

Mollyrose, 2 lessons with Ken

very patient

Really helped me understand concepts that I had forgotten. Didn't make me feel silly for not remembering. Worked with me until I understood.

Rodney , 2 lessons with Ken
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$60/hour

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Response time: 11 minutes