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Kenisha C.

Potent Tutoring & Test Prep: English, Algebra, HSPT/SAT/ACT/CBEST

Potent Tutoring & Test Prep: English, Algebra, HSPT/SAT/ACT/CBEST

$59/hour

  • 463 hours tutoring

  • Oakland, CA 94612

About Kenisha


Bio

To help me help you:
1. Please, be sure to have payment information on file. I will not respond to you otherwise.
2. Know that messages sent during holidays do not receive responses until the next business day.
3. Know that diagnostic exams are given to everyone at the regular hourly rate. No exceptions.
4. Submit serious inquiries only. Be ready to state and honor a definite start date. Be ready to see your program through 'til the end.
5. Understand that I don't take a fast food approach...

To help me help you:
1. Please, be sure to have payment information on file. I will not respond to you otherwise.
2. Know that messages sent during holidays do not receive responses until the next business day.
3. Know that diagnostic exams are given to everyone at the regular hourly rate. No exceptions.
4. Submit serious inquiries only. Be ready to state and honor a definite start date. Be ready to see your program through 'til the end.
5. Understand that I don't take a fast food approach to any of this. If you're looking for a quick fix, or if you're not ready to hear that you may need to study for a minimum of 20 hours, I am not the teacher or tutor for you.

Thanks for understanding.

Focusing on students' different learning modalities, goals, abilities, and interests helps me boost students' confidence, which helps them achieve their academic goals. My tutoring and test prep students become optimally prepared for tests. Knowing tricky grammatical and mechanical principles or determining probabilities may not be necessary in communicating basic ideas, but that knowledge makes a big difference in students' class placements, and it makes an even bigger difference when competing for college placements and scholarships. Show me a rightly placed preposition, and I'll show you the money.

While I love a good challenge, it's still heartbreaking to be approached by students (or parents of students) who earn A's and B's at school, but can't earn 1050 on the SAT, or who take an ESL course, but can't (or are afraid) to speak English (when necessary to meet a goal). There are standards to be met, and I do whatever I can to help my students meet or exceed them.

To help personalize students' experiences and ensure relevance of sessions:
1. Written and oral assessments are used to gauge strengths and weaknesses.
2. Periodic quizzes are administered; their regularity depends on how often students meet with me.
3. Exit exams are administered at the end of students' programs.

All I ask is that students are ready to:
1. Shift their priorities and invest adequate time and energy into getting the results they want.
2. Be on time.
3. Openly communicate their needs, pleasures, and nots.
4. Understand that while they may notice improvements as early as the first session, total success will take time, so sustained efforts will be required.

My 10+ years in the educational arena--and ongoing professional development--have taught me the importance of helping students shift from lower- to higher-order thinking, which is really only coaching students to go from knowing the "what" of a things to putting all those "whats" together to understand the "hows" and "whys".

I have a degree in English (with special emphasis on secondary education), and an ESL certification. Primarily, I teach English and language arts at the secondary and post-secondary levels (i.e., middle school, high school, college), but I have a knack for teaching math and algebra, so I offer lessons in those areas, as well. Prepping students for standardized tests--GRE, SAT, ACT, HSPT, CBEST, CSET: English--is a love a mine, too.

Whether for summer or winter enrichment, test prep, help with the naturalization exam, or just a general safety net, be sure to contact me, and we can determine how to work together to get the results desired by you or your child.

Peace and Best,
Kenisha

P.S., Be sure to bring all of who you are to your sessions. Creased, crumpled, crimped, or saggy: I don't care. Just be ready to do better.


Education

Tougaloo College
English, Language and Literature

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $59
  • Rate details: The $59 rate will last for a limited time.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Oakland, CA 94612
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/5/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

IELTS,

IELTS

As an ESL instructor, I've helped several students successfully sit for IELTS. I've only taken practice exams, but the five years of experience I have as an ESL teacher has helped me to learn how to help speakers of languages other than English pass the exam.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 10+ years in the teaching and test prep arena, I'm able to help your middle schooler, high schooler, or Y-O-U excel in math and other subjects. I'll meet you where you are and use what I know about you and your learning style to help fill-in gaps in understanding, or build on what you already know to help you get ahead.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

IELTS,

IELTS

As an ESL instructor, I've helped several students successfully sit for IELTS. I've only taken practice exams, but the five years of experience I have as an ESL teacher has helped me to learn how to help speakers of languages other than English pass the exam.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 10+ years in the teaching and test prep arena, I'm able to help your middle schooler, high schooler, or Y-O-U excel in math and other subjects. I'll meet you where you are and use what I know about you and your learning style to help fill-in gaps in understanding, or build on what you already know to help you get ahead.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, SAT Math

Most Popular

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With 10+ years in the teaching and test prep arena, I'm able to help your middle schooler, high schooler, or Y-O-U excel in math and other subjects. I'll meet you where you are and use what I know about you and your learning style to help fill-in gaps in understanding, or build on what you already know to help you get ahead.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

To gain State of California teaching certification, sitting for the CBEST is a requirement. I passed the test on my first attempt.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have helped students gain acceptance to choice private schools by helping students to improve their HSPT and COOP scores. Taking practice versions of these tests has given me insight into what students face when they sit for these exams. This insight, along with my background as a high school English teacher, and my understanding of different learning modalities, gives me an edge in helping students successfully boost their HSPT and COOP scores.
IELTS,

IELTS

As an ESL instructor, I've helped several students successfully sit for IELTS. I've only taken practice exams, but the five years of experience I have as an ESL teacher has helped me to learn how to help speakers of languages other than English pass the exam.
Praxis,

Praxis

I've taken and passed both sections of Praxis, as well as the section for working with students with special needs. Yes, I passed them all on the first attempt, and have helped other future teaching professionals do the same.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Very insightful and explanatory tutor. Finds ways to relate to students.

She's taught me to relax and be confident in myself. She's shown me that I'm more knowledgeable than what I thought I was. She has an amazing personality and doesn't mind taking her time with me, for the things that I overthink about.

LaShawnae, 5 lessons with Kenisha

Session

Kenisha was wonderful today. She made a study guide with the topics that are difficult for me. During the session I realized that there is still so much to learn and be prepared.

Mariah, 6 lessons with Kenisha

Very Knowledgable Turoring Session

Looking for a tutor, book Kenisha. She makes you feel right at home, her warm presence makes you feel comfortable. At the end of our first meeting, she took the time to sit with me and see what I was into, how I learned best, my hobbies, weakness, strengths, etc.. I knew right away I made the right choice. During today's tutoring session, which was our second meeting, we focused on things that were going to help me brainstorm before I started writing my essays. We also spend some time on ratios and word problems. This was our second meeting and I could tell Kenisha took the time to figure out what best learning styles worked for me. I'm a visual learner, she took the time to write images on the white board that helped me collect my thoughts. Something I liked about her style was seeing an outline of our full 2 hours together; as I walked in the room the agenda was up on the wall. I've been looking to get tutored for awhile now, and believe I came to the right place. I would highly recommend booking a session with Kenisha!

Maurice , 16 lessons with Kenisha

Excellent job!

Kenisha is a great teacher. She learns about what I need and the things I like, then she makes my lessons. Working with Kenisha has made my English better. When I started working with her, I did not understand much English. I am much better now because of her.

Sabame, 10 lessons with Kenisha
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$59/hour

Kenisha C.

$59/hour

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Response time: 4 hours