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Kenisha C.

Recession-Proof Tutoring & Test Prep: Writing, Algebra, SAT/CBEST/CSET

Recession-Proof Tutoring & Test Prep: Writing, Algebra, SAT/CBEST/CSET

$29/hour

About Kenisha


Bio

My 15+ 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 things to putting all those "whats" together to understand the "hows" and "whys". There's no magic. I do what I do, and the rest only works if students do their parts.

To help me help you, please, please, please understand that:
1. I need you to include...

My 15+ 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 things to putting all those "whats" together to understand the "hows" and "whys". There's no magic. I do what I do, and the rest only works if students do their parts.

To help me help you, please, please, please understand that:
1. I need you to include your intended start date in your first email.
2. You need to have payment information on file with Wyzant.
3. Another tutor may be more suitable if you're looking for a quick fix.
4. I can only help you if I know what help you need. Therefore, I give diagnostic exams to everyone at the posted hourly rate -- no exceptions.
5. Messages sent during holidays, weekends, or evenings may not receive responses until the next business day. Hold tight. I'm comin'.

Thanks for understanding.

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--CBEST, CSET: English, SAT, ACT, HSPT, GRE, US Naturalization (Civics and English)--is a love a mine, too.

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 always be necessary in communicating basic ideas, but it helps in understandng broader ideas (well, the math, anyway). This knowledge makes a big difference in determining students' class placements, and it makes an even bigger difference when competing


Education

Tougaloo College
English Language and Literature

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly Rate: $29 for in-person / $29 for online
  • Rate details: Family Rate = 10% off per member Group Rate = 10% off per member; All members must operate at or near same ability level.
  • 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

I passed the CBEST on my first attempt. I've helped adults--many of whom haven't passed certain portions or any portion of the test--pass the CBEST, which has helped them get back into the classroom, begin their teachings careers, or maintain their teaching careers. I can do the same for you.
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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Reviews

Knowledge and interactive tutor. Studies your learning style and genuinely works with you

Kenisha taught me the foundational principles of math such as finding the percent, finding the sales tax, and understanding place values. Additionally, Kenisha adds real world problem solving skills into math equations. So, that students are able to solve the problem in real life time. I am very appreciative of Kenisha because she works with her students and understanding their learning styles. In addition, she pushes her students and encourages them to embrace any challenge.

Dehjah, 7 lessons with Kenisha

Devoted teacher!!!

Kenisha is a a great teacher! I am so glad I booked my first class with her! She is devoted, has a lot of patient and knows how to improve a student’s skill! I already booked my 3rd class and I am so happy to continue with her! Thanks for putting your heart when it comes to teach! You are awesome!!!

Andrea, 13 lessons with Kenisha

Friendly and personable

We completed the diagnostic exam today. Kenisha was very detailed in the process of preparation, and put my daughter at ease by getting to know her on a personal level. We are looking forward to her first lesson.

Tsitsi, 3 lessons with Kenisha

Knowledgeable

Kenisha is great! She was friendly and was on time! She had me take a diagnostic test to evaluate my areas of strength and weakness in order to guide my tutoring sessions. She asked me questions to get to know me and how to better support me in the future. I look forward to working with her.

Alysa, 49 lessons with Kenisha

Friendly, Made my daughter comfortable

Kenisha was through in her intake and answered all of my questions. She addressed my concerns as well. She listened intently! I am glad we found her. My daughter was a little intimidated initially, but by the end of the call, she warmed up and was looking forward to learning from Kenisha.

Carletta, 32 lessons with Kenisha

Thorough

Kenisha is a wonderful tutor. She is great at identifying the weakness in my son, and remedies it with focused instruction. I am happy to have her as a learning resource for my son.

Fatimah, 12 lessons with Kenisha

Patient and thorough

I’ve only had one session with Kenisha so far, but I already feel like she’s helping me move in the right direction! I’m excited to continue sessions with her and I think that the sessions will continue to be great!

Julia, 4 lessons with Kenisha

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, 15 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, 20 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 , 21 lessons with Kenisha
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$29/hour

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Kenisha C.

$29/hour

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Response time: 4 hours