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M.I.T. Grad - Supportive, Encouraging Tutor in SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE

Ken P.
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## Excellent GMAT Tutor

Chris, 11 lessons with KenKen helped me get from the low 700s to a 770 on the GMAT in less than 6 weeks. He started by making sure that I understood the fundamentals of quant and sentence correction. After that, sessions focused on dissecting difficult questions and improving consistency. Logistically, he was great to work with. Scheduling was easy and the Wyzant platform worked well for lessons. He went above and beyond on many occasions. If there was a particularly challenging question that we discussed...

I'm a graduate of Bates College (B.A.), the University of Illinois (M.S.), and M.I.T. (M.S.), with degrees in economics and management.

I've been a tutor since 2001, when I started preparing students to take the GMAT, GRE, SAT, and ACT exams. To me, standardized exams are like puzzles: they can be fun and challenging. With a little instruction and practice, you can achieve significant improvement in scores -- and maybe even enjoy them.

I also tutor other subjects that I enjoy, and try to...

Economics

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Business,
#### Business

I have an M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.
I have 30 years of experience in business, most of it in marketing and customer insights.
I spent 10 years as a global business consultant, completing projects on 5 continents.

Finance,
#### Finance

M.S. in Management from M.I.T., concentration in Finance

GMAT,
#### GMAT

I have been a GMAT tutor since 2001. I recently re-took the GMAT in preparation for teaching it, and scored 760.
For most students, the GMAT's data sufficiency problems are the most challenging, and I concentrate on those with most students.
Also, the GMAT places significant time pressure on students. Good preparation means increasing speed, along with increasing accuracy. I focus on both.

GRE,
#### GRE

I have been a GRE tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult GRE math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, GRE math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating GRE math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

Marketing,
#### Marketing

I have 30 years of experience in business, most of it in marketing and customer insights. I have an M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.
My deepest experience was in the consumer retail industry, with a combined 16 years at L.L.Bean and Lands'End. My responsibilities included customer research, marketing communications, strategy, forecasting, and competitive intelligence.

Microeconomics
#### Microeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

Business,
#### Business

I have an M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.
I have 30 years of experience in business, most of it in marketing and customer insights.
I spent 10 years as a global business consultant, completing projects on 5 continents.

Finance,
#### Finance

M.S. in Management from M.I.T., concentration in Finance

GMAT,
#### GMAT

I have been a GMAT tutor since 2001. I recently re-took the GMAT in preparation for teaching it, and scored 760.
For most students, the GMAT's data sufficiency problems are the most challenging, and I concentrate on those with most students.
Also, the GMAT places significant time pressure on students. Good preparation means increasing speed, along with increasing accuracy. I focus on both.

Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

Proofreading,
#### Proofreading

For two years, I was Editor of a major business journal. My duties included much more than proofreading, but I did need to ensure that the articles we published were well-written and that their content was correct.
I have taught business writing periodically since 1985, usually to managers and executives. Again, there's a difference between writing and proofreading, but they are closely related skills.

Statistics
#### Statistics

Math Tutor with 15 years of experience: Stats, Algebra, Geometry, Trig

ACT English,
#### ACT English

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students -- even those who struggle with the English section -- can benefit greatly by learning a few basic rules. With practice, they "take ownership" of these rules, and begin to applying them almost automatically. Leveraging a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in English.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students find the Reading section to be the most challenging on the ACT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught reading as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
I have found that by learning and practicing a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in Reading.

Proofreading,
#### Proofreading

For two years, I was Editor of a major business journal. My duties included much more than proofreading, but I did need to ensure that the articles we published were well-written and that their content was correct.
I have taught business writing periodically since 1985, usually to managers and executives. Again, there's a difference between writing and proofreading, but they are closely related skills.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students find the Reading section to be the most challenging on the SAT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught reading as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
I have found that by learning and practicing a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in Reading.

SAT Writing
#### SAT Writing

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001. I have been the editor of a major business journal and have expertise in business communications.
In my experience, many students find the Writing section to be the most challenging on the SAT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught writing as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
The Essay portion of the Writing section is especially intimidating to students. They benefit from learning three things: the elements of a strong essay; the process for creating such an essay (which involves planning and outlining, before beginning to write; and the basics that essay graders will be looking for.
With good coaching and some practice, most students can quickly build confidence and improve their scores in Writing.

American History,
#### American History

I entered college as a history major. I eventually switched my major to economics, and got both a B.A. and M.S. in that subject.
However, I never lost my love of history, especially American History. I took many history courses as both am undergrad, then as a graduate student. My coursework covered every period in American history, from colonial days through the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the 20th Century.
Topics of special interest to me include the events leading up to the Civil War, the Presidency, and the Great Depression.
I continue to read extensively on matters involving American history.

Geography
#### Geography

Tutor for 15 years with expertise in geography

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Well grounded in Algebra 1, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Well grounded in Algebra 2, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I often teach ACT and SAT, but geometry is my best/favorite subject.

Macroeconomics,
#### Macroeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult SAT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, SAT math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating SAT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students find the Reading section to be the most challenging on the SAT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught reading as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
I have found that by learning and practicing a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in Reading.

Statistics
#### Statistics

Math Tutor with 15 years of experience: Stats, Algebra, Geometry, Trig

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult ACT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, ACT math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating ACT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Well grounded in Algebra 1, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Well grounded in Algebra 2, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I often teach ACT and SAT, but geometry is my best/favorite subject.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult SAT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, SAT math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating SAT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

Statistics
#### Statistics

Math Tutor with 15 years of experience: Stats, Algebra, Geometry, Trig

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Well grounded in Algebra 1, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Well grounded in Algebra 2, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I often teach ACT and SAT, but geometry is my best/favorite subject.

Statistics
#### Statistics

Math Tutor with 15 years of experience: Stats, Algebra, Geometry, Trig

Finance,
#### Finance

M.S. in Management from M.I.T., concentration in Finance

Geography,
#### Geography

Tutor for 15 years with expertise in geography

Marketing,
#### Marketing

I have 30 years of experience in business, most of it in marketing and customer insights. I have an M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.
My deepest experience was in the consumer retail industry, with a combined 16 years at L.L.Bean and Lands'End. My responsibilities included customer research, marketing communications, strategy, forecasting, and competitive intelligence.

Microeconomics
#### Microeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

ACT Science
#### ACT Science

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students feel great anxiety about the Science section. They are intimidated by technical terms, chemical names, and Greek letters.
They benefit primarily from discovering that the ACT Science test doesn't actually require much knowledge of science. It's primarily a test of a student's ability to read charts and graphs, then to apply the data to draw inferences.
When the Science test is de-mystified, they can quickly improve their performance.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Well grounded in Algebra 1, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Well grounded in Algebra 2, which I cover in SAT and ACT coaching.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I often teach ACT and SAT, but geometry is my best/favorite subject.

Microeconomics,
#### Microeconomics

My background is:
B.A., in Economics from Bates College;
M.S. in Economics from Illinois; and
M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Applied Economics, from MIT.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult SAT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, SAT math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating SAT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

Statistics
#### Statistics

Math Tutor with 15 years of experience: Stats, Algebra, Geometry, Trig

ACT English,
#### ACT English

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students -- even those who struggle with the English section -- can benefit greatly by learning a few basic rules. With practice, they "take ownership" of these rules, and begin to applying them almost automatically. Leveraging a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in English.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult ACT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, ACT math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating ACT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students find the Reading section to be the most challenging on the ACT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught reading as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
I have found that by learning and practicing a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in Reading.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

I have been an ACT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students feel great anxiety about the Science section. They are intimidated by technical terms, chemical names, and Greek letters.
They benefit primarily from discovering that the ACT Science test doesn't actually require much knowledge of science. It's primarily a test of a student's ability to read charts and graphs, then to apply the data to draw inferences.
When the Science test is de-mystified, they can quickly improve their performance.

GMAT,
#### GMAT

I have been a GMAT tutor since 2001. I recently re-took the GMAT in preparation for teaching it, and scored 760.
For most students, the GMAT's data sufficiency problems are the most challenging, and I concentrate on those with most students.
Also, the GMAT places significant time pressure on students. Good preparation means increasing speed, along with increasing accuracy. I focus on both.

GRE,
#### GRE

I have been a GRE tutor since 2001.
I have worked with students who are strong in math. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult GRE math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who are weak in math, who have math anxiety, or who have decided that they are "just not numbers people." For them, GRE math coaching requires the un-learning of negative attitudes.
I have found that treating GRE math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

I have been a PSAT tutor since 2001, as well as helping students improve their scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.
I have helped students in math, reading, and writing/language.
I have worked with students who already do well on standardized tests. For them, the usual need is to become familiar with the more difficult PSAT math questions. These often differ from the math they have learned in school, and require that the students apply their math skills in new and different ways.
I have also worked with students who usually don't do well on standardized tests. Many of them have test anxiety, especially math anxiety. For them, PSAT coaching involves un-learning negative attitudes and acquiring new confidence, along with improving skills.
I have found that treating PSAT math as a puzzle to be solved and creating a a low-stress environment where it's OK to make a mistake can help these students to make quick progress.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001.
In my experience, many students find the Reading section to be the most challenging on the SAT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught reading as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
I have found that by learning and practicing a few simple strategies, most students quickly improve their scores in Reading.

SAT Writing
#### SAT Writing

I have been an SAT tutor since 2001. I have been the editor of a major business journal and have expertise in business communications.
In my experience, many students find the Writing section to be the most challenging on the SAT. Perhaps that's because they haven't been taught writing as a skill -- not in the same way they have been taught math as a skill.
The Essay portion of the Writing section is especially intimidating to students. They benefit from learning three things: the elements of a strong essay; the process for creating such an essay (which involves planning and outlining, before beginning to write; and the basics that essay graders will be looking for.
With good coaching and some practice, most students can quickly build confidence and improve their scores in Writing.

## Competent, knowledgeable and highly recommended

Ken is worth every penny! Super smart, that is able to share his knowledge and experience with us, the students in a way that it productive, professional and helpful. I’m grateful for you Ken and looking forward to our growth. At your service-Nurse Vi

Viorica, 15 lessons with Ken

## Very flexible and helpful

I would highly recommend Ken. He has been so helpful and flexible. He would always come back later in the day if there were unsolved problems. Always responded very quickly and was more than flexible in changing times if needed.

Barbara, 20 lessons with Ken

## Super helpful and patient

Ken is a great GMAT tutor, he really personalized every lesson and we covered a ton of information. Not only is he very knowledgable but he significantly improved my confidence in my math skills. Thanks to Ken I achieved a 6 point increase in my GMAT Quant score, I couldn't recommend him enough!!

Karis, 6 lessons with Ken

## Ken is a skilled teacher

Ken is very understanding and relaxable. He does not rush the process and works with where you are to strengthen weakness.

Cindy, 93 lessons with Ken

## Great instructions

Mr. Ken provided the patience and guidance I needed to help me better understand my homework. I enjoyed his style of instruction.

KELLY, 1 lesson with KenTutor responded:Thanks for your kind words. I really enjoyed working with you.

## Simply the Best!!!

As an older adult enrolling in graduate school, Ken was my tutor for Intermediate Microeconomics. During my undergrad years, I had never been required to take Microeconomics. Needless to say, I definitely had a steep learning curve! Ken understood my plight and was very patient with me. He was able to explain key concepts to me that helped increase my knowledge and skill set. I don't really know how I would have made it if it wasn't for his compassionate approach to teaching economic concepts and theories. He passion for helping others succeed resonates through each tutoring session. He is SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!

Thomas, 9 lessons with Ken

## Ken helped me prepare for the GMAT this Spring

I have nothing but great things to say about Ken. He is a patient, eloquent and knowledgeable tutor. Ken even helped me dissect why I was having such a hard time with the Quant section on the exam versus during my prep sessions. I highly recommend his services.

Katey, 6 lessons with Ken

## Fantastic Tutor

Ken did a great job working with my son on geometry in preparation for the SAT. He’s very patient and extremely knowledgeable. My son really enjoyed working with him. Thanks Ken!!

Lara, 1 lesson with Ken

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Ken has been helping me with the GRE test. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding math concepts and is able to word things for you to understand clearly. He takes his time to make sure you understand the solution and what you are doing. I have always struggled with math and have been dreading taking the GRE, so I knew I needed a well informed tutor and Ken is perfect for that. I have made great improvement in how I approach and understand the problems because of his guidance. Besides working on the given problems, Ken also suggested other worksheets and helpful resources for me to study on my own. I can't not express enough how much he has helped me and how much more confident I am to take the test. Ken is a wonderful tutor.... I only wish I had someone like him teaching me math back in high school and college.

Myalinda, 6 lessons with Ken