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Kelwyn S.

Brooklyn, NY


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Background check passed as of 11/18/10
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8 Ratings
5hrs Response Time
— Kimberly, Springfield Gardens, NY on 3/21/15

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St. Stephen's College


St. Stephen's College (Other)


About Kelwyn

"When the Student is ready, the Teacher appears."

My name is Kelwyn.

I am a retired school teacher with more than twenty (20) years classroom-teaching experience.

I graduated from St. Stephen's College with a distinction in English. My other qualifications include English Literature, Spanish, French and Health Science.

Later, I graduated from Corinth Teachers College, earning a Teacher's Diploma, having succeeded in the undermentioned subjects:

Practical Teaching
Psychology & Sociology of Education
Principles & Practice of Education
Social Studies
English Language Studies
English Literary Studies
Elementary Mathematics
General Science
Physical Education (Elective).

At present, I tutor at my home, at public libraries, and at students' homes, depending on which is most convenient for you, the parent. I believe the teaching-learning experience is much more effective with one-on-one tutoring, instead of having a large group of students during the same session.

This way, the student receives that all-important individual attention, has freer expression, and is able to ask more questions etc, for his/her benefit. This environment also allows for greater discipline and much more teaching/learning therefore takes place. I am proudly 'old-school' in the sense that I believe in allowing a child freedom, with a clear understanding that 'freedom' does not mean indiscipline or disrespect.

I have successfully taught many students, who are now grown up and have children of their own. Whenever we meet, they always remind me of their earlier days under my tutorship. They compliment and thank me for being so patient, and for trying so hard to provide them with the education they deserved.

This keeps me highly motivated and reassures me that I am indeed on the correct path. I eagerly look forward to working with you, and sharing my experiences and passion for education.

One of my most memorable moments as a tutor was the day when a fourth grader told me during the middle of a tutoring session:

"Mr. K., I'm going to tell my mom that I want to be home-schooled."

I was so absolutely touched by his appreciation of my efforts, and by his preparedness to have me become his full-time teacher. I continue to learn a lot about myself and my personal energy, as I work to encourage children to bring out the greatness that is hidden within them all. Peace.
"When the Student is ready, the Teacher appears."

My name is Kelwyn.

I am a retired school teacher with more than twenty (20) years classroom-teaching experience.

I graduated from St. Stephen's College with a distinction in English. My other qualifications
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4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221
Background Check: Passed


- Kimberly, Springfield Gardens, NY on 3/21/15

"Professional,Friendly & Supportive"

- GORDON, Baldwin, NY on 1/21/12

"Building Confidence "

- Tychon, Hempstead, NY on 9/25/10
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

For more than 20 years, I have had the honor and privilege of teaching elementary school students. I have contributed to the success of hundreds of students, in their journey from elementary to secondary schools.

The positive results of their yearly exams were always a great source of satisfaction to the students themselves, their parents/guardians and myself.

The subject areas included ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Craft and Physical Education, among others.

However, as far as one-on-one tutoring goes, most parents who approach me, are mostly interested in the areas of ELA and mathematics. In fact, these two areas, constitute the basis of our education system. As a result, most of my jobs are centered around these two areas.

Without proper training in understanding and applying the rules of English Grammar, it is extremely difficult for students as they grow older, to express themselves, either orally or in writing. This results in a fair share of embarrassment and further frustration.

My years of patient work in these areas have placed me in a very confident position regarding the effective methods of getting students to appreciate and understand the beauty of correct expression.

Similarly, without a proper foundation in the concepts of numbers (math),very simple mathematical exercises pose great problems for students (and some parents alike). My experiences in these areas of tutoring have turned my sessions into enjoyable exercises where students learn while having fun.

Elementary Math

Too often, students struggle with Math, because they are being given tons of homework, and they have not grasped the concepts behind the problems they are given.

This helps to frustrate the students, turn them away, and make them dislike the subject.

My approach is to teach the concepts, so the students understand the underlying principles behind the topics (place value, fractions, decimals, percent, area, perimeter, average, etc).

This way, they don't have to guess or be confused; they understand the mechanics involved and learn to enjoy the subject more and more.

St. Stephen's College


St. Stephen's College (Other)


Patient — Patient, breaks things down step by step so my son understood better and punctual. Great qualities in a tutor. 3/21 - My son was tutor by Kelwyn for a few weeks but now attends afterschool sessions with teachers but I must say he is a good tutor. Breaks down the concept for clear understanding. ...

— Kimberly, Springfield Gardens, NY on 3/21/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelwyn will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11221.

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