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Kenya G.

Physics, Mathematics, and SAT Tutor

Physics, Mathematics, and SAT Tutor

$40/hour

  • 443 hours tutoring

About Kenya


Bio

Background:

Tutoring has been passion of mine for over 5 years. I'm great at taking complicated concepts and reintroducing them in more palatable forms. I love being able to draw from everyday real-world examples to better convey physics and mathematics concepts to students. I worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the Student Success Centers at both the University of South Carolina and the University of North Florida for a combined total of 3 years. I was responsible for organizing...

Background:

Tutoring has been passion of mine for over 5 years. I'm great at taking complicated concepts and reintroducing them in more palatable forms. I love being able to draw from everyday real-world examples to better convey physics and mathematics concepts to students. I worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the Student Success Centers at both the University of South Carolina and the University of North Florida for a combined total of 3 years. I was responsible for organizing three weekly 50-minute sessions of various collaborative learning activities to help students best understand the material at hand.
Additionally, I interned as a teaching assistant at Stanton College Preparatory School where I gave AP and IB Physics lectures at one of the top-ranked magnet schools in the country.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Physics and a concentration in Astrophysics. At UNF I received the 2019 Outstanding Graduate award for my work as the Tutor Coordinator in Physics department and Supplemental Instruction involvement. I am currently a Physics PhD student, new to the triangle area, and I’m very excited to continue tutoring here and to help new students realize their academic potential while having fun in the process.

Methods:

I believe it's important for students to not simply memorize the steps for solving problems but understand the process, as understanding sticks with students for far longer than memorization. In my tutoring sessions I strive to make sure students understand the material and can apply what they know with problems that are slightly different from what they've seen before. I make it a point to weave in pieces of theory and give background that help reinforce the methodology by providing a deeper rationale.
In regards to Standardized Test Prep, I focus on giving students the tools to approach test-taking with confidence. Content is important, but I also make sure to help students develop a strategy that can get them moving in the right d


Education

University of North Florida
Physics - Astrophysics
North Carolina State University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: My rates for Standardized Test Prep are $60/hr. For pairs, rates are 1.5 times the rate for one student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/8/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have experience with both technical and academic writing and revision, and I'm equally familiar with both. I also have 2 years experience as a proofreader for academic papers at the college level.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have experience with both technical and academic writing and revision, and I'm equally familiar with both. I also have 2 years experience as a proofreader for academic papers at the college level.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am very familiar with the SAT and various test taking strategies, and I scored a 720 on my own SAT writing exam. Grammar and proofreading are skills that are heavily tested in the writing portion of the exam. I have extensive knowledge of grammar rules and conventions as well as 2 years of experience proofreading college papers.
English, Grammar, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 2 years of experience tutoring high school students in algebra. I like to focus on helping students to identify the specific type of problem they are looking at and compartmentalize their approach in systematic steps. With algebra, I also like to use various real world examples to help students better understand the numbers as well as realize the usefulness of what they're learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been a calculus tutor for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college calculus students. With mathematics, I like to help students with a systematic approach to solving problems coupled with an understanding for why each step is necessary.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in geometry for over 5 years, including students in Honors Geometry courses. I also recognize the importance of providing visuals, especially in geometry, for students who benefit from seeing content presented in multiple ways. Furthermore, I have experience with group tutoring for geometry and in applying collaborative learning techniques to make the material more palatable and fun for students.
Physics,

Physics

I've tutored both algebra-based and calculus-based physics for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus-based physics where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college physics students. I like to teach students to look for key words in physics problems that help them to identify which equation(s) to use as well as what assumptions are necessary to start the problem. Furthermore, I like to encourage an understanding of the material rather than a memorization of steps.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've been tutoring SAT math for the past year and am very familiar with the exam. I scored a 790 on my own SAT Math test. As an SAT tutor I like to highlight the consistencies between similar types of problems that are found on the exam and introduce a systematic method for solving those types of problems.
Chemistry, English, Precalculus, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 2 years of experience tutoring high school students in algebra. I like to focus on helping students to identify the specific type of problem they are looking at and compartmentalize their approach in systematic steps. With algebra, I also like to use various real world examples to help students better understand the numbers as well as realize the usefulness of what they're learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been a calculus tutor for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college calculus students. With mathematics, I like to help students with a systematic approach to solving problems coupled with an understanding for why each step is necessary.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in geometry for over 5 years, including students in Honors Geometry courses. I also recognize the importance of providing visuals, especially in geometry, for students who benefit from seeing content presented in multiple ways. Furthermore, I have experience with group tutoring for geometry and in applying collaborative learning techniques to make the material more palatable and fun for students.
Physics,

Physics

I've tutored both algebra-based and calculus-based physics for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus-based physics where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college physics students. I like to teach students to look for key words in physics problems that help them to identify which equation(s) to use as well as what assumptions are necessary to start the problem. Furthermore, I like to encourage an understanding of the material rather than a memorization of steps.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've been tutoring SAT math for the past year and am very familiar with the exam. I scored a 790 on my own SAT Math test. As an SAT tutor I like to highlight the consistencies between similar types of problems that are found on the exam and introduce a systematic method for solving those types of problems.
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 2 years of experience tutoring high school students in algebra. I like to focus on helping students to identify the specific type of problem they are looking at and compartmentalize their approach in systematic steps. With algebra, I also like to use various real world examples to help students better understand the numbers as well as realize the usefulness of what they're learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been a calculus tutor for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college calculus students. With mathematics, I like to help students with a systematic approach to solving problems coupled with an understanding for why each step is necessary.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in geometry for over 5 years, including students in Honors Geometry courses. I also recognize the importance of providing visuals, especially in geometry, for students who benefit from seeing content presented in multiple ways. Furthermore, I have experience with group tutoring for geometry and in applying collaborative learning techniques to make the material more palatable and fun for students.
Physics,

Physics

I've tutored both algebra-based and calculus-based physics for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus-based physics where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college physics students. I like to teach students to look for key words in physics problems that help them to identify which equation(s) to use as well as what assumptions are necessary to start the problem. Furthermore, I like to encourage an understanding of the material rather than a memorization of steps.
Chemistry, English, Precalculus

Science

Physics,

Physics

I've tutored both algebra-based and calculus-based physics for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus-based physics where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college physics students. I like to teach students to look for key words in physics problems that help them to identify which equation(s) to use as well as what assumptions are necessary to start the problem. Furthermore, I like to encourage an understanding of the material rather than a memorization of steps.
Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 2 years of experience tutoring high school students in algebra. I like to focus on helping students to identify the specific type of problem they are looking at and compartmentalize their approach in systematic steps. With algebra, I also like to use various real world examples to help students better understand the numbers as well as realize the usefulness of what they're learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been a calculus tutor for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college calculus students. With mathematics, I like to help students with a systematic approach to solving problems coupled with an understanding for why each step is necessary.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in geometry for over 5 years, including students in Honors Geometry courses. I also recognize the importance of providing visuals, especially in geometry, for students who benefit from seeing content presented in multiple ways. Furthermore, I have experience with group tutoring for geometry and in applying collaborative learning techniques to make the material more palatable and fun for students.
Physics,

Physics

I've tutored both algebra-based and calculus-based physics for 5 years. I also have experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for calculus-based physics where I facilitated some group study sessions and some one on one study sessions for college physics students. I like to teach students to look for key words in physics problems that help them to identify which equation(s) to use as well as what assumptions are necessary to start the problem. Furthermore, I like to encourage an understanding of the material rather than a memorization of steps.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've been tutoring SAT math for the past year and am very familiar with the exam. I scored a 790 on my own SAT Math test. As an SAT tutor I like to highlight the consistencies between similar types of problems that are found on the exam and introduce a systematic method for solving those types of problems.
Chemistry

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

Quantitative - 95th percentile Verbal - 88th percentile
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've been tutoring SAT math for the past year and am very familiar with the exam. I scored a 790 on my own SAT Math test. As an SAT tutor I like to highlight the consistencies between similar types of problems that are found on the exam and introduce a systematic method for solving those types of problems.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am very familiar with the SAT and various test taking strategies, and I scored a 720 on my own SAT writing exam. Grammar and proofreading are skills that are heavily tested in the writing portion of the exam. I have extensive knowledge of grammar rules and conventions as well as 2 years of experience proofreading college papers.
PSAT, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Kenya has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Kind and Knowledgeable

Kenya was so helpful and knowledgeable about all the physics topics my son was having trouble with such as angular motion. Her times were flexible so he had no problem finding a time to meet. He felt more prepared and confident for his exams. We highly recommend Kenya for all your physics needs!

Lori, 4 lessons with Kenya

IB Physics help

Ms. Kenya helps my high school senior with his IB Physics, and as always she goes above and beyond. She stays with a problem until he understands. She will "squeeze" him in if she can with not much notice. Definitely the best decision we made. 😊

Ann H, 8 lessons with Kenya

Very knowledgeable and helpful

My son was able to better understand the honors chemistry unit he was working on. Kenya helped him with understanding molecular geometry and electronegativity differences. He left with a smile on his face and a better comprehension of the materials. We look forward to working with Kenya again in the future.

Leslie, 3 lessons with Kenya

Excellent Physics Tutor

After the first lesson our daughter announced that Kenya is her favorite tutor ever. She had several lessons with another physics tutor and was very frustrated. She says Kenya is wonderful at explaining things. Happy kiddo, happy mom! Thanks Kenya!

Jane, 14 lessons with Kenya

Knowledgeable and very patient.

Honors algebra 2 - Ms. Kenya was very patient with me and knowledgeable! I feel I understand the course a little better which will bring my grade up. Although we had a few hiccups getting started not due to any fault of Ms. Kenya, I’m glad we finally made the tutoring session happen! Thank you Ms. Kenya!

Pat, 14 lessons with Kenya

On time and ready

Kenya was flexible to accommodate our schedule. She was on time and ready to tutor Precalculus. My daughter felt that she explained certain concepts well enough for her to understand.

Catherine, 13 lessons with Kenya

GRE Test Prep

I have taken the GRE twice and did not receive the desired score. I searched for a tutor and found Kenya. Today was our first session and I already feel a little more confident in prepping to take the GRE...again...simply bc just from today’s session, I got a warm fuzzy that Kenya really knows what she’s talking about and I am looking forward to our future sessions and I am hopeful to write a final review stating that I received the score I need for the GRE bc of KENYA! Thank you Kenya for a great first session.

AJ, 4 lessons with Kenya

Great tutor!

My daughter came home much relieved after meeting with Kenya! Kenya clarified a lot for her! We will be scheduling her again!

Johanna, 3 lessons with Kenya

Excellent Tutor

Kenya is very knowledgeable about Calculus. She tutored my son twice. Each time before a test. He received A’s on both test. She helped to bring his grade up.

Benedette, 2 lessons with Kenya
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