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Kelly C.

Naples, FL

$70/hour

Harvard Graduate Tutor and College Admissions Consultant

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/29/14
5.0 average from 111 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Lisa, Estero, FL on 2/27/17

$70/Hour


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Harvard College
Biochemical Sciences
UCLA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard College (Biochemical Sciences)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

About Kelly

I have worked as a teaching assistant and private tutor in various subject areas for seven years.

I received a BA with Honors in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 2008. I was at UCLA for three years pursuing a Molecular Biology PhD--completing the required coursework. While I was a student at UCLA (2008-2011), I tutored high school students in subjects such as Geometry, Algebra, and Biology. I was also an undergraduate teaching assistant for three quarters at UCLA (1. Molecular Biology and 2. Genetics). As a teaching assistant, I led small group instruction (23-25 students), guided laboratory instruction, and graded exams and lab reports. I also served as a private tutor to thirteen UCLA undergraduates for the "Introduction to Molecular Biology" course. Since 2011, I have been working as a full-time tutor in Southwest Florida. Currently, I tutor high school and college students in math, science, test prep, and college admissions.

I'm passionate about both science and education. I have learned a great deal in the 6 years that I have tutored/taught, but with every student I learn a new skill. I adapt and adjust my skill-set to fit each student's needs and learning style. Education is and should be an ever-evolving learning experience for the educator. Therefore, it frustrates me to learn about school teachers who do not evolve in their teaching methods.

I go the extra mile to make sure that your child improves not only his/her grades, but also their general grasp of the subject matter. I have tutored students who were averaging C's, D's (even borderline F's) when I first started tutoring them. I love working with students who are struggling because it makes me proud to see them improve significantly and to see them take pride in their own achievements. I have seen my C/D/F students end their quarters with A's and B's. This is what I hope to achieve with every student that I have the opportunity to help. All that is needed is a bit of self-motivation, and the tutoring will follow through.
I have worked as a teaching assistant and private tutor in various subject areas for seven years.

I received a BA with Honors in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 2008. I was at UCLA for three years pursuing a Molecular Biology PhD--completing the required coursework. While I was a student at UCLA (2008-2011), I tutored high
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Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required

If more than 18 miles is required for travel, a rate of $68/hr will be charged. A special rate can be negotiated when tutoring exceeds three hours per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Naples, FL 34119
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lisa, Estero, FL on 2/27/17

"Knowledgeable"

- Amber, Naples, FL on 1/23/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Sabrina, Naples, FL on 12/30/16

"Great tutor"

- Elmira, Fort Myers, FL on 10/27/16

"Significantly impacted scores & testing process; focused, supportive, friendly person"

- Laura, Naples, FL on 8/13/15

"Wonderful tutor"

- Robert, Naples, FL on 6/17/15

"Outstanding!"

- Gwen, Naples, FL on 6/9/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED, GRE
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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

I have tutored Algebra 1, 2, Precalculus, and College Algebra in SWFL. These courses overlap significantly. I also tutor for the SAT and ACT, both of which include Algebra 1 material.

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 for a little over two years now. In addition, if your child attends Gulf Coast High School, I am more than likely to be familiar with the teaching and testing methods of their instructor. I have tutored several Gulf Coast students in Algebra 2 during the past 2.5 years. I have also tutored college students at FGCU in College Algebra, so my knowledge of Algebra is extensive.

College Counseling

I have helped students with the college application process. I have edited college admissions essays, helped students fill out The Common Application, helped students apply for scholarships, and served as a general advisor throughout the process. My students have applied to a wide range of schools: from local universities, such as FGCU, to high-ranking institutions, such as Princeton University.

Precalculus

I have tutored pre-calculus for a little over two years now. In addition, if your son attends Gulf Coast High School, I am more than likely familiar with the teaching and testing methods of his teacher--as I have tutored several Gulf Coast High School students in this subject area. I have also tutored students at FGCU in College Algebra, whose material overlaps extensively with the material taught in high school pre-calculus.

Harvard College
Biochemical Sciences
UCLA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard College (Biochemical Sciences)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son had his first session with Kelly today. It was an excellent session. We look forward to continued tutoring by Kelly in the hopes of having our son hit at least a 32 on the ACT.

— Lisa, Estero, FL on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

If more than 18 miles is required for travel, a rate of $68/hr will be charged. A special rate can be negotiated when tutoring exceeds three hours per week.

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 25 miles of Naples, FL 34119.