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Kelly Y.

Fayetteville, NC

$35/hour

Kelly: tutor of English, Math, and More!

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100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/11/13
5.0 average from 74 ratings
Great job-first time we have ever used a tutor!
— Bridget, Hope Mills, NC on 5/22/13

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
English Education

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke (English Education)

About Kelly

Hello, I'm an ELA, Math, and Journalism teacher, going into my third year of teaching this fall. I graduated from UNC Pembroke with a degree in English education, grades 9-12, with a minor in Music, and am also certified to teach Math and ELA, grades 6-12. Throughout high school, college, and now in my teaching career, I've tutored several different subjects, including: English, Math, Music Theory, Physical Science, and Chemistry. My experiences thus far have been a combination of community service as well as paid services. I believe each student learns differently and strive to teach to the individual rather than going with a set "form" of teaching. If you need assistance in any of the aforementioned subjects or have any questions, feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you! Hello, I'm an ELA, Math, and Journalism teacher, going into my third year of teaching this fall. I graduated from UNC Pembroke with a degree in English education, grades 9-12, with a minor in Music, and am also certified to teach Math and ELA, grades 6-12. Throughout high school, college, and now in my teaching career, I've tutored several Read more

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"Great job-first time we have ever used a tutor!"

- Bridget, Hope Mills, NC on 5/22/13
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ACT English

As an English education major (grades 9-12) I am very familiar with techniques to help teach grammar, as well as the reading and comprehension skills that are assessed on the ACT. I can meet you wherever your skills are currently and we can build up from there together so that you can make the best of your test when the time comes.

ACT Math

The Math portion of the ACT tests a student's knowledge of concepts as basic as pre-algebra on through some upper level algebra, geometry, and trigonomenty concepts, all of which I am extremely comfortable with. I've been tutoring my peers in math since high school and on through college, and would love the opportunity to work with you as well!

ACT Reading

The reading portion of the ACT tests one's ability to glean information from a given text. If you have trouble with retention or comprehension, I've been equipped with several reading strategies that may be able to help you do your best on the test!

ACT Science

While the science portion of the ACT tests one's basic knowledge of the scientific process, theories, and concepts, it also involves a fair amount of reading comprehension skills as well. If you need help understanding certain concepts, or just need assistance in polishing-off your old knowledge, I would be more than happy to help! I've always loved taking and tutoring science because it isn't quite as straight forward as other topics and requires you to apply all your life's knowledge, which I think is pretty great.

Algebra 1

Throughout my school career I've always enjoyed learning and teaching math. I've tutored Algebra I and II, as well as precalculus and college algebra, and am always thrilled when I begin to see people's knowledge and understanding grow. I can work with you on individual concepts you find difficult and go back to the basics if that's what's necessary to help you gain understanding in the subject. The best and worst part about math is that the concepts all build on one another, so missing a small step along the way may cause a big deficit later on, but I would love to help you fill-in the gaps!

Algebra 2

Math has always been a joy for me, which is probably why I have way more math credits than an English major could ever need. Over the years I've tutored Algebra I and II, as well as precalculus and college algebra, and am always thrilled when I begin to see people's knowledge and understanding grow. I can work with you on individual concepts you find difficult and go back to the basics if that's what's necessary. The best and worst part about math is that the concepts all build on one another, so missing a small step along the way may cause a big deficit later on, but I would love the opportunity to help you fill-in any gaps you may have acquired over the years!

ASVAB

The ASVAB tests basic knowledge of several different subjects and disciplines including: math, english, reading, science, and mechanics. I have and would feel comfortable tutoring everything except the mechanics portion, I can promise you wouldn't want my assistance there! However, I do have extensive experience in English and reading comprehension as well as more than adequate experience in math and science to help you out there if you need it.

Bible Studies

I was home schooled for a good portion of my school career and part of the curriculum was Bible. Additionally, as an English major who is taught to analyze texts and the daughter of a preacher I have a fairly broad working knowledge of the Bible and have read it through in several of its forms. I can help your child decode the sometimes intimidating language and help them understand the meaning and context of the verses.

Elementary Math

Tutoring elementary math is one of my favorite things because children tend to soak-up information like a sponge at younger ages! (Not that it doesn't take work and persuasion, but their minds are amazing!) Understanding, and to a certain extent memorizing, the math in elementary school is vital to a child's success in later grades as well. While nannying for a family I had the opportunity to help a 3rd and 5th grader with their homework on a regular basis and there isn't much in the world more gratifying than seeing their growth throughout the year. I would love the opportunity to work with your child in establishing and solidifying these basic concepts that they will carry with them throughout their life.

Elementary Science

Much like math, the scientific reasoning skills children learn in elementary school are the tools they will carry with them throughout, not just their school careers, but their lives as well. I believe gaining a basic understanding of the world we live in helps us to respect, protect, and preserve it for future generations. I would love the opportunity to work with your child in establishing and solidifying these early concepts, theories, and rationales that will serve as the building blocks for their future studies.

English

If you've read several of my "qualifications" sections, you're probably thinking that I say I love nearly every subject, but that's because I do! I had the hardest time when it came to choosing a major in college because I wanted to major in pretty much everything: math, history, science, musical theater, and English; ultimately, I chose English. Reading and grammar are my true loves , and so that's what I chose! As I'm now in my senior year of study as an English education major I've been equipped with many different teaching techniques and tons of extra practice in this field and would love to share my knowledge with you!

GED

Since being at UNC Pembroke I've worked with teenagers and adults alike to help them raise their grades in english, math, and science classes. The students' diversity in age and technological experience has given me a unique background in teaching to several different levels of understanding. If it's been years since you entered a classroom, or if you just weren't able to get everything completed in time to graduate, I can meet you where you are and we can build-up your knowledge base from there together!

Geometry

Although proofs are not my favorite things in the world, I really do enjoy geometry. I tutored geometry for several semesters in high school and I would love to get back into it! The things a student learns in geometry are extremely important for their future success in precalculus and trigonometry, as well as on the SAT and ACT, so it's imperative that they lay down a solid foundation now, and I would love to help!

Grammar

Grammar is probably my all-time favorite subject, don't worry, the other English majors think I'm weird too, so I'm used to it by now. However, I can't help but find the English grammatical system fascinating! The complexities that seem unbearable and unlearn-able really aren't that bad once you gain a basic understanding of how the different elements interact. Then, these basic concepts can be applied to some of the most fortuitous sentences. I absolutely love teaching grammar and would love the opportunity to work with you to help you understand all the seeming complexities of the language we all use everyday.

Literature

While I haven't read all the books your child may be studying in their classes, I would love the excuse to pick-up a new book! I believe that in order to help your student with a particular piece of Literature I would need to read it myself so we can fully discuss the novel in detail. However, if it is just the concept of reading, understand, and retaining information given in a literary text I have several reading techniques that we can explore as well and may be applied to any literary text. If you have any concerns about yours or your child's literary comprehension skills I would be happy to talk to you!

Music Theory

I tutored several of my peers in music theory I, II, and III in college. Many people who play music are familiar with music theory, as it's practiced, and just need help applying that real life knowledge with the written work. However, I can also help those of you who have never touched an instrument in your lives to understand the complexities of music theory.

Phonics

As an English Education major I've taken education preparation core (EPC) classes that focus on teaching reading strategies. I'm also very familiar with the IPA (international phonetic alphabet) associated with words, which makes teaching the sounds much easier. Additionally, I've worked with children that I babysat over the years to help them become more proficient readers.

Piano

Aside from taking several years of piano from a young age, when I started at UNCP as a Musical Theater major I was required to take three semesters of class piano and then pass a piano proficiency test. Since I was experienced in piano I tutored several of my peers throughout the class pianos and helped them prepare for the proficiency as well. The piano proficiency test included: playing major and minor scales, resolving secondary dominant chords, harmonizing a melody, sight reading, and a prepared piece. After passing the proficiency, which was the end of the requirements for the degree program, I took an additional semester of private piano for the fun of it and passed with an A.

Praxis

Although I placed out of having to take the Praxis exams, the skills assessed on the test are very similar to those measured by the SAT. I have extensive knowledge in both reading and writing skills due to my major in English education, and am proficient in math as well. Although the tests are administered and scored differently, the preparations for the Praxis and SAT are very similar.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is extremely important because the concepts learned are what your child will continue to build on throughout their high school career. These building blocks require a firm understanding for future success, in fact, when I tutor students in algebra I, I generally have to go back and reteach them these prealgebra concepts so that they can grasp the next steps. I would love the opportunity to work with your child on understanding and solidifying these ideas so that they're ready to take the next steps in their math career!

Proofreading

I consider proofreading to be the application of grammar, which I love. As an English major I get tons of requests from family, friends, and peers to proofread their papers, and I've never had anyone complain...although some did get their feelings hurt a little when they saw all the red marks, so I stopped editing with red pens after that. I would love to have the opportunity to help you or your child improve their proofreading skills and produce more professional papers.

Public Speaking

Having been involved in theater and in preparation to be an English teacher, I've had a lot of experience speaking publicly. Additionally, I took a speech class at UNCP where I learned all the "proper" ways to prepare and present a speech. My rich background in public speaking combined with the education I've received and my working knowledge of the English language all go toward my qualifications to tutor this subject.

Reading

Whether your child needs help learning to read or they need help with reading comprehension, I'm here to help! The EPC classes I've taken for my degree program have supplied me with various strategies to help with both aspects of reading: decoding and comprehension.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
- Dr. Suess

SAT Math

The Math portion of the SAT tests a student's knowledge of concepts from pre-algebra on through some upper level algebra, geometry, and trigonomenty, all of which I am extremely comfortable with. I've been tutoring my peers in math since high school and on through college, and would love the opportunity to work with you or your child as well!

SAT Reading

The reading portion of the SAT tests a student's ability to glean information from a given text, and also use that information to infer certain unstated concepts. If you have trouble with retention or comprehension, I've been equipped with several reading strategies that may be able to help you do your best on the test!

SAT Writing

The writing portion of the SAT tests a student's ability to think on the spot and follow an essay-writing formula. The only real obstacle is the time limit. However, I can help your child develop a writing style that fits the formula the SAT is looking for that they should be able to produce quickly. If you're interested, I would love to help!

Spelling

Spelling skills require an interesting blend of phonetic recognition and memorization. Unfortunately, the hooked on phonics reading method, combined with all the automatic spell-checks, and the ever popular "text-speak" have aided in producing a generation of terrible spellers. However, there is hope! I've had to overcome those obstacles, so I know the struggle and just how to help.

Study Skills

Over the years I've developed several study habits of my own that have aided in my success as a student (being initiated into honors programs for my GPA in high school and college). Additionally, in preparing to teach, the EPC classes I've taken have equipped me with even more study skills as well as the means to help determine which ones will work best for different types of learners.

Vocabulary

Having an extensive lexicon at one's disposal will not only help on standardized tests like the SAT, but it will also be a great asset throughout life. My background of having studied Latin is an immense help in understanding new words. Aside from studying words' roots, the study of prefixes and suffixes, and learning to recognize them, is an invaluable tool as well. Increasing your vocabulary requires a good amount of work, but if approached properly it can be quite enjoyable, and I would be more than happy to help.

Voice (Music)

Although I've been singing in church all my life, this does not count toward my qualifications to teach or tutor voice. It does, however count toward my experience. Unfortunately, that environment served to teach me a lot of bad habits that I had to weed-out once I started taking voice lessons from a professional in college. With only two semesters of lessons left before I could graduate as a vocal major, I developed a polyp on my vocal chord that inhibits me from singing at a performance level on a daily basis as is required for the program. However, having gotten to my senior year of study with a professional, I learned the proper singing techniques, warm-ups, and have experience singing several different styles including: pop, musical theater, and classical in both English and foreign languages. My teaching experiences thus far have mostly consisted of choirs and small groups, but individual help has been provided as well.

Writing

Whether you need help with the standard five paragraph essay, more complex papers, poems or letters, or, if your child is just learning to write, I would be happy to help! As an English education major, teaching writing is one of my facilities and something that brings me great joy.

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."
- Truman Capote

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
English Education

Education

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (English Education)

Great job-first time we have ever used a tutor!

Kelly was very patient with my son and did an excellent job reviewing Algebra I objectives with him. We look forward to having Kelly help us continue to prepare for the end of course test! Update: Since hiring Kelly, my son has gone from a D average in Algebra I to an "A". Let the numbers speak for themselves! Great job Kelly! Your patience and teaching technique is top notch. I cannot wai

— Bridget, Hope Mills, NC on 5/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 15 miles of Fayetteville, NC 28304.