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Kwema L.

Patient and knowledgeable Ivy League Math and IT tutor

Patient and knowledgeable Ivy League Math and IT tutor

$75/hour

  • 170 hours tutoring

  • Beltsville, MD 20705

About Kwema


Bio

I lead over twenty project managers and their teams as a senior director in the federal government and I am an adjunct professor at Bowie State University. I am currently tutoring Elementary Math, Reading, and SAT preparation to over ten students ranging from 3rd grade to junior in high school. I care deeply about my students’ academic progress. I have been able to assist students in memorizing their multiplication tables and understanding under what circumstances to use addition,...

I lead over twenty project managers and their teams as a senior director in the federal government and I am an adjunct professor at Bowie State University. I am currently tutoring Elementary Math, Reading, and SAT preparation to over ten students ranging from 3rd grade to junior in high school. I care deeply about my students’ academic progress. I have been able to assist students in memorizing their multiplication tables and understanding under what circumstances to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I have helped students improve their homework grades, test grades and their confidence. I have tutored deaf college students in advanced Excel. I am excited to take on new students, identify their needs and work with them to learn, learn, learn.

Over my thirty year career, I have successfully taught my staff, my customers and my 2 sons, both of whom have college degrees, various subjects. I am an outstanding teacher because I not only love to teach, I love to learn. I specialize in taking complex concepts and breaking them down into simpler concepts that are more easily understood. I LISTEN to my students’ thought processes and use that knowledge to help them understand the material.

My specialty areas are project management, math, Microsoft Office and English literature. I have a Bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania (ivy league) in Math and English (double major) and a Master’s degree in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland. If you are willing to work, I am willing to work with you. I will teach you study techniques that you can use in any subject. I will teach you memorization techniques and walk you through the Bloom’s taxonomy so you know when you understand a topic deeply. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s learn together!

I studied Latin in high school, so I understand the English language at a foundational level. I am able to explain standard English grammar and vocabulary in a simple way. I am also able to read and write Spanish, so I can work effectively wih Spanish-speaking students.

I have used Excel extensively over the last ten years and have taught advanced features to my staff. I have produced Excel documents and systems that were used to manage IT Help Desks and Data Centers that were vital to the nation’s economy.

I manage project managers. I am a PMP, and I read and write articles pertaining to project management on a frequent basis.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Math
University of Maryland
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $80 for in-person / $75 for online
  • Rate details: Negotiable
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Background check passed on 1/3/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel extensively throughout my career in the federal government. I do analysis and teach my staff to do analysis using pivot tables and macros in Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Powerpoint extensively. I use advanced features including templates, timed presentations and reports.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I extensively use the advanced features in Word and Excel daily. This includes Table of Contents, tables, formulas, pivot tables and formatting that catches the attention of your customers. I have successfully tutored students in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Visio and MS Project.
Project Management

Project Management

I hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate and I teach project management graduate courses at Bowie State. I am also the president of the PMI Silver Spring chapter, a project management professional association. I have successfully managed several large, complex IT projects in my career.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel extensively throughout my career in the federal government. I do analysis and teach my staff to do analysis using pivot tables and macros in Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Powerpoint extensively. I use advanced features including templates, timed presentations and reports.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I extensively use the advanced features in Word and Excel daily. This includes Table of Contents, tables, formulas, pivot tables and formatting that catches the attention of your customers. I have successfully tutored students in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Visio and MS Project.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel extensively throughout my career in the federal government. I do analysis and teach my staff to do analysis using pivot tables and macros in Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I use Powerpoint extensively. I use advanced features including templates, timed presentations and reports.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I extensively use the advanced features in Word and Excel daily. This includes Table of Contents, tables, formulas, pivot tables and formatting that catches the attention of your customers. I have successfully tutored students in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Visio and MS Project.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am able to read and write Spanish. I’ve taken Spanish throughout my academic career and did very well.
ESL/ESOL, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Math degree from an Ivy League university. I am currently tutoring 10 students in elementary Math (multiplication tables, unit conversions, word problems, fractions, etc.). I have assisted them in improving homework grades, test grades and their confidence.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a Math degree from an Ivy League university. I am currently tutoring 10 students in elementary Math (multiplication tables, word problems, fractions, etc.). I have assisted them in improving homework grades, test grades and their confidence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading

English

ESL/ESOL, Reading

History

American History

American History

I took AP History in High School and received A's. I work for the federal government so have always been interested and required to know and understand American History. Because of the Hamilton musical, I am reading a biography of Alexander Hamilton.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Math degree from an Ivy League university. I am currently tutoring 10 students in elementary Math (multiplication tables, unit conversions, word problems, fractions, etc.). I have assisted them in improving homework grades, test grades and their confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Math degree from the University of Pennsylvania and tutored my own sons who both now have their college degrees.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am able to read and write Spanish. I’ve taken Spanish throughout my academic career and did very well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, Statistics

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I am able to read and write Spanish. I’ve taken Spanish throughout my academic career and did very well.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Math degree from the University of Pennsylvania and tutored my own sons who both now have their college degrees.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have a math degree from University of Pennsylvania and I tutored my sons in Math when they were in high school, including Trigonometry.
Geometry, Statistics

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Math degree from an Ivy League university. I am currently tutoring 10 students in elementary Math (multiplication tables, unit conversions, word problems, fractions, etc.). I have assisted them in improving homework grades, test grades and their confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Math degree from the University of Pennsylvania and tutored my own sons who both now have their college degrees.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am able to read and write Spanish. I’ve taken Spanish throughout my academic career and did very well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading, Statistics

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
Phonics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Math degree from an Ivy League university. I am currently tutoring 10 students in elementary Math (multiplication tables, unit conversions, word problems, fractions, etc.). I have assisted them in improving homework grades, test grades and their confidence.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am able to read and write Spanish. I’ve taken Spanish throughout my academic career and did very well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I know many study techniques and teach them to students depending on their specific needs. Techniques include developing and implementing a study plan, using pictures/songs/flashcards to memorize facts, using videos/supplemental books to understand complex concepts, using repetition to gain confidence in the material, taking sample tests, and using the imagination and curiousity to think deeply about the material being learned.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Reading, Statistics

Test Preparation

GED

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (38 ratings)
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Patient tutor

Kwema has been a blessings in our lives. I have seen a dramatic change in my son’s mathematics. His confidence level has improved ever since he started working with her. She is very gentle and reliable.

Rachel, 16 lessons with Kwema

Engaging and patient tutor

She taught me to also rely on the teacher to assist in her obtaining the knowledge from class necessary to succeed. My granddaughter is excited and ends the lesson with confidence.

Angelique, 4 lessons with Kwema

2nd lesson

So far the lessons are keeping her attention and my daughter is enjoying herself. Glad we found a good fit for her.

Jemez, 5 lessons with Kwema

Engaged

Kwema keeps my son engaged and focused during the tutoring session. He comes home and wants to continue working on his math with the different learning options that Kwema has taught him. He's actually enjoying math.

Florence, 8 lessons with Kwema
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$75/hour

Kwema L.

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