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Kelli B.

Accessible, friendly English tutor with over 20 years of experience

Accessible, friendly English tutor with over 20 years of experience

$50/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

About Kelli


Bio

My love of reading and writing has shaped my entire life. It led me to pursue a Master's and a doctoral degree in English literature from The University of Kentucky. I am a master educator, with over twenty years of experience teaching all grade levels from Kindergarten age all the way to undergrad. I have taught ESL oral and written comprehension as a Peace Corps volunteer, college level composition and literature courses, public high school, and remediation in elementary school. I enjoy...

My love of reading and writing has shaped my entire life. It led me to pursue a Master's and a doctoral degree in English literature from The University of Kentucky. I am a master educator, with over twenty years of experience teaching all grade levels from Kindergarten age all the way to undergrad. I have taught ESL oral and written comprehension as a Peace Corps volunteer, college level composition and literature courses, public high school, and remediation in elementary school. I enjoy working with children and young people in any capacity, but my special interests include environmental education as well as test preparation.

I enjoy helping young people discover how much fun learning can be while empowering them to achieve a high level of proficiency in writing. I love removing the obstacles that make English seem inaccessible, frustrating, and just plain difficult. I help students improve their grammar, sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, and usage to create ease and flow. I also focus on thesis identification, idea development, evidence and conclusion--all the areas of rhetoric and composition. In reading, I assist students with comprehension, speed, and discrimination between main and supporting ideas. All of this together makes me effective at helping students maximize standardized test scores.

I specialize in tutoring students in the English portions of the ACT and SAT. I am also available to teach the GRE, IB essay, as well as assisting with high school and college level writing assignments. My schedule is fairly flexible, and I am willing to travel to meet students at a convenient location. My rate is $50, but I can provide a discount for lesson packages of ten or more.

I look forward to working with you!

I use strategies for test taking that will enable students to maximize their time during the test, while increasing efficiency and comprehension. For example, I show students how to skim a reading passage for main ideas, freeing up time to answer information-specific questions.
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Education

St. Marys College
English Writing
The University of Kentucky
Masters
ENGLISH LITERATURE
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Louisville, KY 40206
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for four years at The Waldorf School of Louisville helping strengthen and develop learning capacities in kids who, for various reasons, struggled in an academic setting.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student. And I believe that, aside from reading, flashcards are the easiest and fastest way to learn vocabulary. Old SAT tests are an excellent resource for identifying commonly used vocabulary words.
Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I was a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center for a year. I primarily tutored students in the English portion of the ACT with very good success. Students invariably improved their test scores significantly after tutoring. I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center for a year. I primarily tutored students in the Reading portion of the ACT with very good success. Students invariably improved their test scores significantly after tutoring.
English,

English

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student. I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student.
Literature,

Literature

I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was tutored as a teen in preparation for the SAT, and I scored 670 Verbal. I believe that the best way to improve one's score on the SAT is to use old tests as practice, making flashcards for vocabulary and honing reasoning skills by working through analogies.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student. And I believe that, aside from reading, flashcards are the easiest and fastest way to learn vocabulary. Old SAT tests are an excellent resource for identifying commonly used vocabulary words.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
Reading, Spelling

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for four years at The Waldorf School of Louisville helping strengthen and develop learning capacities in kids who, for various reasons, struggled in an academic setting.
English,

English

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student. I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was tutored as a teen in preparation for the SAT, and I scored 670 Verbal. I believe that the best way to improve one's score on the SAT is to use old tests as practice, making flashcards for vocabulary and honing reasoning skills by working through analogies.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for four years at The Waldorf School of Louisville helping strengthen and develop learning capacities in kids who, for various reasons, struggled in an academic setting.
English,

English

I have taught English on both the high school and college level for a combined twelve years. I have taught advanced courses as well as remedial courses, so I am equipped to work with any level of student. I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
Reading, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am certified in Extra Lesson, a Remedial Education approach used in Waldorf schools all over the world. This approach strives to integrate mind, spirit, and body for maximum results. Short movement exercises before learning stimulate and regulate the brain, setting the stage for a more efficient Learning experience.
Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for four years at The Waldorf School of Louisville helping strengthen and develop learning capacities in kids who, for various reasons, struggled in an academic setting.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
GED, Reading, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I was a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center for a year. I primarily tutored students in the English portion of the ACT with very good success. Students invariably improved their test scores significantly after tutoring. I earned a PhD in Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Kentucky in 2004. I have taught literature courses at the university level.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center for a year. I primarily tutored students in the Reading portion of the ACT with very good success. Students invariably improved their test scores significantly after tutoring.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was tutored as a teen in preparation for the SAT, and I scored 670 Verbal. I believe that the best way to improve one's score on the SAT is to use old tests as practice, making flashcards for vocabulary and honing reasoning skills by working through analogies.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught many composition classes on the university level, to both struggling and proficient writers. I have written all my life, and the degrees I earned in graduate school both required a tremendous amount of writing. I help take the pressure off for struggling writers!
GED, PSAT

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$50/hour

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Kelli B.

$50/hour

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