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Keith S.

Oakland, CA

$70/hour

Learning should be fun!

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/5/14
5.0 average from 219 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Cash, Georgetown, TX on 4/27/16

$70/Hour


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University of Notre Dame
Pre-Professional Studies and Theology
University of Texas School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Notre Dame (Pre-Professional Studies and Theology)

University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

About Keith

Learning should be fun!

As a tutor, my job entails motivating my students in addition to educating them. I have a passion for teaching, and I would love to help you achieve your academic goals. Please contact me and let me know how I can assist you.


Science Tutoring

Some aspects of science are counter-intuitive, which is why a good tutor can go a long way. I excel at simplifying complex ideas, and I use creative analogies to illustrate abstract concepts. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, and I have been teaching biology for more than 12 years. I currently teach Science In Perspective at St. Edward's University, and I tutor many high school and college students taking courses in AP biology, AP chemistry, genetics, and organic chemistry.

College and High school tutoring: $95/hour

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I bring a level of professionalism to tutoring that is missing from classroom instruction, and I would like to work for you. Let me know how I can earn your business!
Learning should be fun!

As a tutor, my job entails motivating my students in addition to educating them. I have a passion for teaching, and I would love to help you achieve your academic goals. Please contact me and let me know how I can assist you.


Science Tutoring

Some aspects of science are
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

High school level tutoring: $70 per hour College level tutoring: $80 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94602
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!"

- Cash, Georgetown, TX on 4/27/16

"Excellent"

- Renee, Austin, TX on 3/3/17

"Patient and focused"

- Tina, Austin, TX on 1/23/17

"Can teach anyone how to score higher in their exams."

- Judith, San Antonio, TX on 1/10/17

"Keith is amazing! Hands down the best tutor my son has ever had."

- Jami, Austin, TX on 12/10/16

"Knowledgeable and available"

- Zach, Austin, TX on 7/28/16

"Very fun lesson!"

- Ziyu, Round Rock, TX on 4/17/16

"Amazing!"

- Kavya, Austin, TX on 3/10/16

"Very knowledgeable, experienced tutor. Great fit for my daughter!"

- Nikki, Cedar Park, TX on 9/29/15

"Great tutor!"

- Staci, Cedar Park, TX on 8/15/15

"Highly Qualified Tutor for Dummies - Instrumental for Success"

- Hanh, Austin, TX on 2/7/15

"Super helpful"

- Erica, Austin, TX on 1/15/15

"Great Tutor"

- Teresa, Austin, TX on 1/2/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physiology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam,
Career Development, College Counseling,
TAKS
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, Law, Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

Algebra 1

Even math can be fun! I encourage my students to view math as a puzzle rather than a problem. If you're struggling in your high school math class, I'd like to help you build confidence and improve your math skills. Please contact me and let me know how I can assist you.

I taught algebra and geometry at several public high schools in Texas. I have also been teaching test prep for more than 10 years, so I am familiar with the math sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.

Bar Exam

I have worked in the test prep industry for more than 10 years. During that time, I mastered and taught the LSAT, MCAT, GRE, and SAT.

My academic record in law school was impeccable, and I served as an Associate Editor of Texas Law Review. After graduating from law school, I passed the Texas Bar Exam on my first attempt, and I spent a year working for a premier commercial litigation firm in Houston.

I am now practicing as a solo attorney, and I run a business that provides consulting to aspiring lawyers. I can offer assistance with the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), and the Texas essay subjects.

Chess

I have been playing chess since I was 8 years old. My dad and I used to play in the evenings, and I fondly remember the first time I beat him.

In college, I honed my chess skills as a member of the Internet Chess Club. I logged hundreds of hours of play, and my rating was in the 1600s. I am a huge fan of Yasser Seirawan's books, which I use to review with my students.

College Counseling

I taught SAT prep for The Princeton Review for about five years. During that time, I taught our retail course, and I also taught a school-based SAT course at a public high school for two years. I have taught over 1,000 students in SAT prep, and a significant part of my job involved college admissions counseling. I helped students complete applications, draft personal statements, and design resumes. I also performed private tutoring for a few students, which included college admissions advising.

Genetics

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, and I attended graduate school in the biology department at UTEP, where I also worked as a laboratory Teaching Assistant. I later taught MCAT biology--which includes genetics--for a major test prep company for 10 years. I currently teach Organ Physiology at Southwestern University.

Public Speaking

I have been teaching and marketing for over 10 years. During that time, I have honed my speaking ability, and I have lectured all across the country. In fact, I have lectured at 7 different universities in Texas, in addition to the Duke University School of Law and the University of Minneapolis Law School. I have also conducted poster presentations of my science research, and I taught at several public high schools in Texas.

I understand how to entertain and educate a crowd, and I am a good skills coach. I worked for 10 years in the test prep industry helping people prepare for stressful events, so I also understand the psychology of performance anxiety.

University of Notre Dame
Pre-Professional Studies and Theology
University of Texas School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Notre Dame (Pre-Professional Studies and Theology)

University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

Great Tutor!

I had the pleasure of working with Keith through my LSAT exam. Keith provided me with great strategies and assignments that sharpened my skills in a month and a half of working with him. His knowledge with the test and tutoring was invaluable to me and with his help got me into Law Schools with great scholarships. Thank you again Keith for all the help!

— Cash, Georgetown, TX on 4/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

High school level tutoring: $70 per hour College level tutoring: $80 per hour

Travel policy

Keith will travel within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94602.