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Patient tutor for writing, interviews, speech, math, and college apps
Kelly B.

345 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Patient tutor for writing, interviews, speech, math, and college apps
Patient tutor for writing, interviews, speech, math, and college apps
Kelly B.

345 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

345 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Kelly


Bio

I love teaching. My entire career has been in education. Even as an administrator, I view my role as a teacher of my students and the team members that I lead. I have helped hundreds of students with college/grad school admissions, interviews, personal statements, and more.

As I have worked in higher ed and K-12 education for my entire career, I have been background-checked many times. I also am fully vaccinated for COVID.

I was a National Merit Scholar and salutatorian of my high school...

I love teaching. My entire career has been in education. Even as an administrator, I view my role as a teacher of my students and the team members that I lead. I have helped hundreds of students with college/grad school admissions, interviews, personal statements, and more.

As I have worked in higher ed and K-12 education for my entire career, I have been background-checked many times. I also am fully vaccinated for COVID.

I was a National Merit Scholar and salutatorian of my high school class. I went to Pepperdine University and earned a BA in Religion. My coursework covered the liberal arts and theology, New Testament, Old Testament, and Greek. I also completed MA coursework in Communication at The University of Oklahoma and Pepperdine University. My studies included Rhetoric, Interpersonal Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Organizational Communication, and Crisis Communication. Finally, I completed my MBA with coursework in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Marketing, and more.

I have coached many professionals and students in writing personal essays for college and grad school admissions, as well as medical residency. I ran the public speaking lab at Pepperdine for a year. In my recent career, I've coached interviewing skills and presentation skills for students and employees. Next, I have tutored ESL/immigrant students and professionals in speaking and writing. Finally, I can assist with college admissions as I worked in the admissions office at Pepperdine and DeVry University and coached students at Kaplan Test Prep.


Education

Pepperdine University - Seaver College
Religion
Western Governors University
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I also offer discounts for packages of 2 or 3 lessons. Ask me for details. For any essay editing or feedback done outside of our appointment time, my online rate applies.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/8/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and team developer for 20 years, I have coached many direct reports to improve their professional skills and obtain promotions in and out of my organizations. In my role working at a test prep company, a large part of my job was helping physicians prepare applications and interviews for medical residency. I coached them on writing personal statements, preparing their resumes, and interviewing skills. I have also successfully navigated my own progressive career path with the help of mentors along the way for 20 years.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been speaking publicly since I was 9 years old. I was in forensics competitions throughout junior high and high school. While in graduate school, I ran the speech lab at Pepperdine University, which helped students prepare their presentations for speech classes. In my MBA program I won an award for my Business Communication final project. Finally, in my professional career I have coached many employees and students on their public speaking skills.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and team developer for 20 years, I have coached many direct reports to improve their professional skills and obtain promotions in and out of my organizations. In my role working at a test prep company, a large part of my job was helping physicians prepare applications and interviews for medical residency. I coached them on writing personal statements, preparing their resumes, and interviewing skills. I have also successfully navigated my own progressive career path with the help of mentors along the way for 20 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been speaking publicly since I was 9 years old. I was in forensics competitions throughout junior high and high school. While in graduate school, I ran the speech lab at Pepperdine University, which helped students prepare their presentations for speech classes. In my MBA program I won an award for my Business Communication final project. Finally, in my professional career I have coached many employees and students on their public speaking skills.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

My math studies in high school took me through Calculus. During high school in Texas, I competed in "Number Sense" competitions where we were to complete up to 80 math problems in ten minutes with no scratch work allowed. I was exempt from math in college due to my AP exam scores; but I took Statistics, Finance, and Accounting courses in graduate studies. I regularly teach elementary-age students and I worked in a study hall with middle and high school students where I assisted them with math.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have tutored middle and high school students in science while working for 2 years at a private school. In high school I was in the Science Club and competed in academic science competitions.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Chinese students age 5 to 14 for over 3 years. I have also helped adult professional ESL students with their English reading and pronunciation. I am comfortable with students of all ages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught online conversational English courses to Chinese students aged 5 to 14 for 3 years. I also have taught English conversation to foreign medical school graduates at Kaplan Test Prep. In my own education, I participated in speech, debate and dramatic arts, and studied AP English in high school and English rhetoric in graduate school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been speaking publicly since I was 9 years old. I was in forensics competitions throughout junior high and high school. While in graduate school, I ran the speech lab at Pepperdine University, which helped students prepare their presentations for speech classes. In my MBA program I won an award for my Business Communication final project. Finally, in my professional career I have coached many employees and students on their public speaking skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Chinese students age 5 to 14 for over 3 years. I have also helped adult professional ESL students with their English reading and pronunciation. I am comfortable with students of all ages.
Writing,

Writing

I feel confident to help students with creative writing as I have written short stories and poetry since I was young. I even went to a 2-week creative writing seminar at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking when I was in high school. I have not attempted to publish any creative writing as an adult, but I did have some minor publications as a teen. For professional and academic writing, I have successfully navigated undergraduate and graduate studies in Religion, Communication, and Business. So, I have written papers on all kinds of topics and received solid grades. Part of my Communication studies included Rhetoric, which is helpful for writing. As a business professional, I have successfully written marketing and advertising materials, business proposals, resumes, and cover letters.
Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

My undergrad major was Religion at Pepperdine University. My studies focused on New Testament, Old Testament, Greek, and Christian Theology. I have been a youth minister or teacher in Christian churches for over twenty years. Let me know if you have any questions about particular topics before you choose me; I'm glad to confirm whether I can help you.
Religion

Religion

I have a BA in Religion from Pepperdine University. I have primarily studied Christianity and its texts, but am also familiar with most world religions.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught online conversational English courses to Chinese students aged 5 to 14 for 3 years. I also have taught English conversation to foreign medical school graduates at Kaplan Test Prep. In my own education, I participated in speech, debate and dramatic arts, and studied AP English in high school and English rhetoric in graduate school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Chinese students age 5 to 14 for over 3 years. I have also helped adult professional ESL students with their English reading and pronunciation. I am comfortable with students of all ages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.
Writing,

Writing

I feel confident to help students with creative writing as I have written short stories and poetry since I was young. I even went to a 2-week creative writing seminar at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking when I was in high school. I have not attempted to publish any creative writing as an adult, but I did have some minor publications as a teen. For professional and academic writing, I have successfully navigated undergraduate and graduate studies in Religion, Communication, and Business. So, I have written papers on all kinds of topics and received solid grades. Part of my Communication studies included Rhetoric, which is helpful for writing. As a business professional, I have successfully written marketing and advertising materials, business proposals, resumes, and cover letters.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught online conversational English courses to Chinese students aged 5 to 14 for 3 years. I also have taught English conversation to foreign medical school graduates at Kaplan Test Prep. In my own education, I participated in speech, debate and dramatic arts, and studied AP English in high school and English rhetoric in graduate school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Chinese students age 5 to 14 for over 3 years. I have also helped adult professional ESL students with their English reading and pronunciation. I am comfortable with students of all ages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.
Writing,

Writing

I feel confident to help students with creative writing as I have written short stories and poetry since I was young. I even went to a 2-week creative writing seminar at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking when I was in high school. I have not attempted to publish any creative writing as an adult, but I did have some minor publications as a teen. For professional and academic writing, I have successfully navigated undergraduate and graduate studies in Religion, Communication, and Business. So, I have written papers on all kinds of topics and received solid grades. Part of my Communication studies included Rhetoric, which is helpful for writing. As a business professional, I have successfully written marketing and advertising materials, business proposals, resumes, and cover letters.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

My undergrad major was Religion at Pepperdine University. My studies focused on New Testament, Old Testament, Greek, and Christian Theology. I have been a youth minister or teacher in Christian churches for over twenty years. Let me know if you have any questions about particular topics before you choose me; I'm glad to confirm whether I can help you.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I worked in the admission office at Pepperdine University for four years during my undergraduate studies. Then, I worked at Kaplan Test prep for ten years where I advised students on college and graduate school admissions, including essays, interviews, school selection, etc. I have been the Director of Admissions for a private university as well as delivered college application counseling at a private high school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Religion,

Religion

I have a BA in Religion from Pepperdine University. I have primarily studied Christianity and its texts, but am also familiar with most world religions.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.

Science

Physical Science

Physical Science

In high school, I was an honors student in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. I have tutored middle and high school students in science topics in a study hall situation for two years.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored English for Chinese students age 4 to 14 for over 3 years. I have helped international students and professionals prepare for interviews and write application essays for graduate and professional programs. I taught conversational English for a year to international medical graduates to help them communicate better in their day-to-day interactions.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Chinese students age 5 to 14 for over 3 years. I have also helped adult professional ESL students with their English reading and pronunciation. I am comfortable with students of all ages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught an "Intro to College" course at DeVry University that focused on study skills. I have counseled many students at Kaplan Test Prep about proper study skills for test subjects including math, grammar, logic, and medical information. Finally, I worked at a private one-to-one high school for two years and daily helped in the study hall, working with students to improve their study and homework skills.
Writing,

Writing

I feel confident to help students with creative writing as I have written short stories and poetry since I was young. I even went to a 2-week creative writing seminar at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking when I was in high school. I have not attempted to publish any creative writing as an adult, but I did have some minor publications as a teen. For professional and academic writing, I have successfully navigated undergraduate and graduate studies in Religion, Communication, and Business. So, I have written papers on all kinds of topics and received solid grades. Part of my Communication studies included Rhetoric, which is helpful for writing. As a business professional, I have successfully written marketing and advertising materials, business proposals, resumes, and cover letters.
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As a manager and team developer for 20 years, I have coached many direct reports to improve their professional skills and obtain promotions in and out of my organizations. In my role working at a test prep company, a large part of my job was helping physicians prepare applications and interviews for medical residency. I coached them on writing personal statements, preparing their resumes, and interviewing skills. I have also successfully navigated my own progressive career path with the help of mentors along the way for 20 years.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I worked in the admission office at Pepperdine University for four years during my undergraduate studies. Then, I worked at Kaplan Test prep for ten years where I advised students on college and graduate school admissions, including essays, interviews, school selection, etc. I have been the Director of Admissions for a private university as well as delivered college application counseling at a private high school.
TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Kelly has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Amazing Coach/Tutor!!

Kelly helped my 8th grader for his first big interview and he was so insightful and patient. My son absolutely loved his session and can not wait for his next session!!!

Jin, 3 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Jin! Your son is truly an insightful, amazing student. I wish him the best and look forward to working more with him.

Residency Interview Preparation

Kelly gave some great input regarding interview preparation for Residency. I am planning to train from him for all interviews in the future.

AKSHITHA, 3 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much, Akshitha! You did a great job in your preparation. I wish you the best!!!

Kind and helpful tutor!!

Kelly exceeded my expectations by accomplishing so much in one hour. He was extremely kind and helpful while working through my personal statement for med school. He asked the right questions and carefully listened as he understood who I was as an applicant. I can tell he would be great with mock interviews as well! Thank you, Kelly!

Sargam, 1 lesson with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Sargam! You did great work before our meeting and made my job easy. I wish you the best in your application!

excellent interview tutor

Kelly was very kind, patient and knowledgeable. Not only he was very helpful, but he also made sure my son was comfortable talking with him. Highly recommended.

AZ, 2 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure working with your son! Good luck in the interview process!

excellent interview tutor

Kelly was very kind, patient and knowledgeable. Not only he was very helpful, but he made sure my son was comfortable talking with him. Highly recommended.

AZ, 2 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

It was a pleasure working with your son! He will do well in his interviews. Thank you for your kind comments!

Knowledgeable and caring

It has been great working with Kelly. He is flexible and goes out of his way to prepare for each lesson. He is detailed oriented and able to provide excellent feedback. Excellent work!

D, 17 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much! I am very proud of the work and preparation you put into our time together. Good luck to you!

Great insights

His great ideas helped me move forward with my paper. He is able to explain things very clearly which helps me understand the business concepts easier.

Diana, 6 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

I am glad our time was helpful to you!!!

Excellent teacher not to be missed

I am proud that my youngest daughter has the best English teacher . Kelly got her interested in English. The wonderful communication and interesting teaching methods in his teaching with my daughter are inseparable from his consistent earnestness, hard work and rich teaching experience. Especially my youngest daughter has poor basic English, but Kelly can explain the teaching very patiently. Kelly is a very good excellent teacher and hope to do better.

Ran, 79 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! It is a pleasure working with your daughter. She is curious and eager to learn! I look forward to our lessons!

Best Tutor on the plataform

Kelly has a lot of experience being a Tutor, he gave me great insights about interviews, he’s very patient and flexible.

Fernanda, 4 lessons with Kelly
Tutor responded:

Fernanda! That is too kind of you! I'm glad our lessons have been helpful and I wish you the best of luck with your interviews!!!

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