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Kelly C.

Naples, FL

$65/hour

Harvard Graduate Tutor and College Admissions Consultant

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/29/14
5.0 average from 132 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Lisa, Estero, FL on 2/27/17

$65/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 eight 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. While I was a student at UCLA, 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 taught small group classes (23-25 students) and guided laboratory instruction. 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 and educational consultant in Southwest Florida. Currently, I help high school and college students in math, science, test prep, and college admissions essays. I have tutored countless students, and I've helped them go on to college, most of which lie within the top 20 ranked schools in the country.

During the past couple years, I have began to focus a lot of my attention to the college admissions process: ranging from helping students prepare for the SAT and ACT to helping them through the college admissions process (editing admissions essays and helping students fill out college applications). I have had a great deal of success with this, ultimately helping students receive admissions offers from top colleges such as Yale, Duke, Brown, Johns Hopkins, University of Miami, to name a few.

I have learned a great deal during the past 8 years, 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 is disheartening to learn about school teachers who do not evolve in their teaching methods. I hope to be an antidote to that!
I have worked as a teaching assistant and private tutor in various subject areas for eight 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. While I was a student at UCLA, I tutored high school students in subjects such as Geometry, Algebra, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Test prep tutoring (SAT/ACT/GRE etc) is $79/hour. A special rate can be negotiated when tutoring exceeds three hours per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 33 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, GED, Geometry, GRE, 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
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Test prep tutoring (SAT/ACT/GRE etc) is $79/hour. A special rate can be negotiated when tutoring exceeds three hours per week.

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 33 miles of Naples, FL 34119.