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Kenneth O.

Top 1%, Harvard-grad, Common App Essays - College Admissions Essays

Top 1%, Harvard-grad, Common App Essays - College Admissions Essays

$100/hour

  • 1,641 hours tutoring

About Kenneth


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Top 1% tutor on Wyzant in 2018, Top 10% in 2020.

Admissions essays are more important than ever. Some schools are only grading pass/fail. Some universities are waiving SAT/ACT. I am here to guide you through the process!!

With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and a certified life coach, I have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. My greatest passion in life is helping people get from...

Top 1% tutor on Wyzant in 2018, Top 10% in 2020.

Admissions essays are more important than ever. Some schools are only grading pass/fail. Some universities are waiving SAT/ACT. I am here to guide you through the process!!

With a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and a certified life coach, I have positioned myself to be able to coach, to tutor, and/or to nurture others. My greatest passion in life is helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. I can help you find your story and how to present it for your readers to get to know you better.

My areas of tutoring expertise include college admissions essay writing, statements of purpose, personal statements, academic and creative writing, algebra 1, geometry, SAT, ACT, GRE test prep.

I infuse my sense of humor and positivity into nearly all aspects of my life, including my tutoring. A blue belt and certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor, I have truly come to appreciate the benefits of learning from, rather than fearing, my mistakes. This philosophy extends to my tutoring methods as well. Mistakes mean you're learning!

Feel free to reach out with any questions you have or to schedule your lessons.

Fall 2021 admissions successes: Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering ED, Columbia University - Graduate program, NYU Law School, Georgia Tech - Computer Science, Duke, UNC, and more.


Education

University of Utah
Mass Communications
Harvard Grad School of Education
MEd
National University
Masters

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Subjects

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

In high school, I hated writing. Hated it. So I feel your pain. Now, I have earned two Master's in Education, one from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I am a published author, lyricist, playwright, and screenwriter. I can help you get through this test with strategies that are proven and relatively easy to learn (even if you are hate writing like I did).
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Ugh! The dreaded section of ACT Math. Panic not. I can help you both with subject matter expertise (aka math skills) as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their ACT (and SAT) scores in Math.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

With five college degrees earned, I have extensive experience with essay and personal statement writing. Additionally, I understand the holistic approach taken by the top schools. As a result, I can give guidance on how to put one's best foot forward, so to speak.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I passed the TExES Math 4-8 and Math 8-12 exams required of aspiring teachers. This included basic math, algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, and probability & statistics. My approach is to simplify the more challenging topics through practical, everyday applications (whenever possible).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
Writing

Writing

I can help you find your voice and your story for Common App essays, Coalition App essays, college application essays, and college admission essays. Writing college application admission essays need not be stressful. Each of you has unique stories to tell. I can help you find that story so that you can write your own, best college admissions essays. I would be honored to help you prepare for the Common App essay writing. I am a published author, screenwriter, and lyricist. I have served as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal and have extensive experience with academic writing as well as college essays (Common App and program specific) and statements of purpose. My clients have earned admissions into (among others) Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, USC, UCLA, Duke, ASU, U of Arizona, UMich, Miami (Foote Fellowship) as well as grad school, law school and veterinarian programs.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Ugh! The dreaded section of ACT Math. Panic not. I can help you both with subject matter expertise (aka math skills) as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their ACT (and SAT) scores in Math.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

With five college degrees earned, I have extensive experience with essay and personal statement writing. Additionally, I understand the holistic approach taken by the top schools. As a result, I can give guidance on how to put one's best foot forward, so to speak.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

If you need SAT Math help, I'm here! I can help you both with subject matter expertise in Math as well as to understand how the test is made and how not to fall into the test maker's traps. As a former Princeton Review tutor, I have learned the ins and the outs of standardized tests and have helped many students improve their SAT Math scores Remember, the SAT Math test only tests your ability to do SAT Math. It's not really a math test!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section causes many people great amounts of stress. I can help you understand the mechanics of how the SAT Reading is made in order to employ the best strategies to navigate through it. It's a puzzle and a game. Let me help you learn how to play it well! SAT Reading help is here!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

In high school, I hated writing. Hated it. So I feel your pain. Now, I have earned two Master's in Education, one from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I am a published author, lyricist, playwright, and screenwriter. I can help you get through this test with strategies that are proven and relatively easy to learn (even if you are hate writing like I did).

Examples of Expertise


Kenneth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Kenneth is truly an amazing writer and editor!

Kenneth went above and beyond helping me structure, tailor and edit my college essay! He exceeded every expectation and walked me through the process of a well written graduate essay. I will definitely be seeking his help for any and every future essay!

Julie, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Great advice!

Kenneth has shown his deep understanding of the application process! Thanks for clearing a lot of the doubts for us!!

MING, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Great insights to essays

Kenneth has effectively reviewed my daughter’s college essays and suggested helpful ideas to further improve them. He’s humorous, knowledgeable and focused on the issues.

MING, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Knowledgeable and patient

Kenneth is a very productive tutor, he knows a lot about the application system, as well as what colleges nowadays look for in applicants. He pushes his students to go past their comfort zone in writing, and broaden their ideas. Kenneth is great!

Blake, 2 lessons with Kenneth

Simplifies concepts / knowledgeable and patient

Kenneth’s knowledge of math combined with his knowledge of the SAT test was a huge help. Really simplifies concepts. We’ll worth the money. Was flexible with our schedule as well.

Tony, 3 lessons with Kenneth

super helpful

Amazing tutor. He has a very great sense of humor and provides great feedback on work. He is honest and makes sure that you’re work sounds great. I definitely would recommend taking him he is very efficient and knowledgeable.

Omar, 8 lessons with Kenneth

super helpful

Amazing tutor. He has a very great sense of humor and provides great feedback on work. He is honest and makes sure that you’re work sounds great. I definitely would recommend taking him he is very efficient and knowledgeable.

Omar, 8 lessons with Kenneth

Best Move We Made

Ken connected with my son right away, and offered concrete help, not just editing or vague suggestions. Couldn't be happier with his knowledge and eagerness to dig in. Choose him -- you won't be sorry.

Vincent, 3 lessons with Kenneth

Excellent as an editor

Ken’ s humor and personality allowed my son to be much more comfortable during their lessons. This ease helped Harrison be more expressive when they are working on college essays. Ken offered constructive criticism and guided Harrison’s though process in order to create cohesive and flowing essays.

Stephanie, 12 lessons with Kenneth
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$100/hour

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Kenneth O.

$100/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Contact Kenneth

Response time: 18 minutes