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Keely C.

Washington, DC

$80/hour

Certified Teacher Specializing in Science, Math, and English

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/20/15
4.9 average from 90 ratings
An excellent teacher and a pleasure to work with!!!
— Murey, Birmingham, AL on 9/9/16

$80/Hour


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University of Mississippi
Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Mississippi (Chemistry)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Graduate Coursework)

About Keely

My educational career started five years ago as an academic tutor and strategist for the University of Mississippi's Athletics Department. After completing my Chemistry degree and Biology and English minors I relocated to San Antonio, Texas with Teach for America. I earned my Teaching Certification for the State of Texas specializing in 7-12 Science. I transitioned to becoming a Full Time Private Tutor in November 2015 and have loved every session. Last year, I taught Biology at the Undergraduate level and conducted weekly labs for my students. Additionally, I substituted at a fantastic Catholic School teaching Math and Science for grades 3-8. I just moved to DC to write curriculum for a non-profit focusing on adolescent education and development while finishing my Masters in Public Health online.

I believe in fully supporting my student's and client's pursuit of academic excellence so I offer free phone consults in-between lessons. I do mini phone sessions, homework checks, FaceTime problem examples and more with all of my clients who request it. I encourage my students to always ask questions and seek answers and help from their resources. In addition, I offer many types of support to my students. I have held Teacher-Student-Tutor conferences, helped clean out backpacks and lockers, taught study skills and time management. In the past I have picked kids up from school, taken them to play practice, tutored them and driven them home. I am a full service tutor/teacher/nanny and am happy to help my families in anyway. I build relationships quickly and support my students in all of their endeavors. I attend their horse shows, play performances, sporting events and any other activities they have. My students know that I care deeply for their success in school and life.

With my teaching and highly engaging lessons, my students have achieved incredible quantitative gains and notable accomplishments. My seventh graders scored the highest on STAAR preparatory testing three quarters in a row. This is a considerable accomplishment; it means out of all of the schools in my district, and all of the students and teachers, my scholars were the best prepared for their state exams.

I look forward to you to becoming one of my amazing scholars, as well! We will work together to elevate your academic success and build confidence in the classroom, an accomplishment with lasting effects.

My previous Accomplishments include being a Rising Star Instructor of San Antonio Independent School Distrcit, a Teach for America Corps Member. I have a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Minor in Biology and English. I taught Biology Lab at the Collegiate Level and was an Ole Miss Athletics Tutor - Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, English. I was a 4th and 6th Grade Science Instructor for Homeschool Group. I taught Financial Literacy and Personal Finance to High School Seniors. My ACT Score was 31 total, (English 32, Math 32, Reading 31, Science 30).
My educational career started five years ago as an academic tutor and strategist for the University of Mississippi's Athletics Department. After completing my Chemistry degree and Biology and English minors I relocated to San Antonio, Texas with Teach for America. I earned my Teaching Certification for the State of Texas specializing in 7-12 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"An excellent teacher and a pleasure to work with!!!"

- Murey, Birmingham, AL on 9/9/16

"Very relatable and knowledgeable!"

- Jamie, Birmingham, AL on 3/6/17

"Great tutor"

- Gene, Birmingham, AL on 8/23/16

"Great motivator"

- Carol, Birmingham, AL on 8/19/16

"Excellent tutor and great test taking tips"

- Lynette, San Antonio, TX on 4/19/16

"Really helped me"

- Jennifer, Boerne, TX on 3/7/16

"Fantastic results"

- Darina, San Antonio, TX on 2/1/16

"An Amazing Tutor with great Passion for Teaching!"

- Russell, San Antonio, TX on 1/30/16

"Exceptional!"

- Joy, Helotes, TX on 12/12/15

"I really like Keely."

- Josh, San Antonio, TX on 12/11/15
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, STAAR
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I completed a Minor in English. I studied Abroad in the UK for English research and composition.

I received a 32 subscore in English on ACT, and a 31 subscore in Reading on ACT.

ACT Math

I received a 32 subscore in Mathematics on the ACT.

I took Honors Calculus I and II in college. I tutored at Ole Miss Athletes in Mathematics for a year. I held a weekly math lab for a year.

ACT Science

I am a Certified Teacher in Texas Science Grades 7-12. I have had two years of experience teaching 7th and 8th grade science. I have a degree in Chemistry, with a minor in biology. I taught 4th and 6th grade science experiments to homeschool children for a year. I taught a Biology lab at the collegiate level. I tutored Ole Miss Athletes in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry for a year.

I also made a 30 on my Science subscore of the ACT.

ADHD

My background and credentials included working with ADD or ADHD students for four years. Also, I have been a full time instructor for two years following my students ARDs and documented modifications.

I have tutored athletes with severe ADD and learned how to best accommodate their hyperactivity. I catered my lesson to allow more movement and productive physical activity. It is essential that students with ADD or ADHD have an avenue to channel their energy. I create lessons that allow them to move while staying engaged. I also use videos and engaging presentations to help with their focus.

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra I, II and College Algebra for over three years. My students have ranged from High School to College Athletes. I have worked with students from private, public and charter schools, so I have seen a broad range of curriculums.

I love to make Math fun and look forward to helping your student make quantitative gains in this challenging subject area.

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra I, II and College Algebra for three years. My students have ranged from High School to College Athletes. I have worked with students from private, public and charter schools, so I have seen a broad range of curriculums.

I love to make Math fun and look forward to helping your student make quantitative gains in this challenging subject area.

Biology

I have a minor in Biology and a degree in Chemistry. I am a Certified Teacher in Texas Science Grades 7-12. I have had two years of experience teaching 7th and 8th grade science. I taught 4th and 6th grade science experiments to homeschool children for a year. I taught a Biology lab at the collegiate level. I tutored Ole Miss Athletes in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry for a year.

Dyslexia

I have two years of formal teaching experience teaching Dyslexic students. As a tutor I have worked with two students twice a week for a semester to improve their literacy skills and leverage their problem solving skills. In addition, I have completed training with The International Dyslexia Association to help them create strategies to aid those students in their progress. After this 8hr certification I passed the exam on the first attempt.

I have learned from my Dyslexic students in the past that cursive is challenging to read and my notes or comments must be written in clear print. I have also learned that colored paper helps their absorption of material. In addition, I have used fill in the blank notes in the past to help the students stay focused and use our time more wisely.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have previously taught 4th and 6th grade science for a homeschooled family. I worked with them and some of their colleagues for a year. I have tutored kids for over 6 years in a variety of ages. In addition I was a girl scout mentor and tutor for four years.

Currently, I am now a certified teacher in the state of Texas for Science specifically. I have tutored 6th graders in science for two years.

Elementary Math

I have tutored Mathematics for three years. My clients range in age from 3rd grade and all the way up to the collegiate level.

My focus in Elementary Math is from grades 3-6. I have worked with several clients in a weekly schedule for a full semester. All of my students have received passing grades, if not special recognition. I also specialize in standardized test taking strategies. I have helped students by conducting a mini summer school to aid in their second attempt to pass the state exam.

Elementary Science

My background and credentials are that I am a Certified Teacher in Texas Science Grades 7-12. I have had two years of experience teaching middle school science. I also have a degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology. Before teaching in Texas I taught 4th and 6th grade science to homeschool children for a year. I have tutored in Math and Science for 6 years for students as young as nine years old.

English

My background comes from my undergraduate degree; I completed a minor in English. In addition, I studied abroad in the UK for English research and composition. Also to offer context: I received a 32 subscore in English on ACT, and a 31 subscore in Reading on ACT.

I have tutored English to students for three years now from 3rd grade to the college level (English 101 and 102). All of my students have made significant quantitative growth and confidence in the subject.

Genetics

My background and credentials include a biology minor. In this minor I completed a four hour course on genetics. This course included lectures, tests, and lab assignments. I lead study groups with my peers for tests and prep for laboratory assignments. Following the completion of the course and my high grade I reached out to the genetics professor of research. I did research with my genetics professor the following year including going abroad to get more data.

Geometry

I've been tutoring in Mathematics of all levels for over three years. I work hard on establishing the basics so the student feels confident and can problem solve.

Physics

I completed trigonometry based Physics I and II with labs in college with very high scores (finishing grades of As and Bs). Additionally, I tutored collegiate athletes in this subject. I use kinesthetic learning to help the formulas come to life for my students.

Prealgebra

I completed Algebra I and II, then Calculus at the high school level. In college I completed Honors Calculus I and II. I went on to tutor Mathematics for Ole Miss Athletics. I work hard on establishing the basics so the student feels confident and can problem solve.

Public Speaking

I took a public speaking class in college and made an A. In addition, I have taught school as a middle school teacher for two years. Everyday I create PowerPoint presentations and deliver the information to my students in captivating ways. I have spoke to large crowds about a variety of subjects and do not get nervous. I know how to share my skills with others and how to make an interesting presentation.

Special Needs

My background and credentials include two years in as a full time teacher. I oversaw 30 special education students each year. I offered multiple accommodations daily to these students. In addition I offered accommodations in my tutoring after school.

I have taught and tutor students with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, mental handicaps, emotional disorders, physical handicaps, autism, aspergers, and other learning disabilities.

STAAR

I have taught middle school science for two years. Both of these years we have focused on STAAR prep everyday. I know how to access all of the TEKS and the difference between a supporting TEK and a readiness TEK. I have been taught how to evaluate a students results to help them determine where they struggled most. I also have access to study guides and test prep for all STAAR exams.

I have administered six STAAR practice exams and three official STAAR exams to 26 students.

Study Skills

I have taught middle school for two years and focused on study skills in my classroom. In addition, I have been tutoring for three years with students from grades 3 to college athletes. I show them how they can maximize their time and leverage their strengths to absorb the most information possible. We work on organization as well. In fact I have even done several back pack clean outs and locker organization sessions. I'm a full service teacher/tutor.

In my time as a full time teacher I taught a class called "Pride Time". We went over basic skills like test taking strategies or study skills. I have taught study skills to over 260 students and shared with them how to study for academic success. I help them to identify what type of learner they are and how to use their strengths so they absorb information faster.

University of Mississippi
Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Mississippi (Chemistry)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Graduate Coursework)

An excellent teacher and a pleasure to work with!!!

We have been working with Keely for two months. In that time, she has blown me away time and again with her level of professionalism, her dedication to her students, her kindness, her organization, and most importantly, her gift for teaching. It takes a special person with a real gift and love of her craft to be able to intuitively grasp a student's strengths and weaknesses the way Keely does. Aft

— Murey, Birmingham, AL on 9/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Keely will travel within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003.