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Kenny T.

99th Percentile SAT, ACT and SHSAT Tutor

99th Percentile SAT, ACT and SHSAT Tutor

$275/hour

  • 861 hours tutoring

About Kenny


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Kenny has a patient and creative approach to tutoring. He helps students identify their weaknesses and works to help them improve their knowledge and skills while making each lesson dynamic, engaging, and enjoyable. Committed to helping his students improve, he is always easy to reach by phone call, text message, or email with any questions that pop up in between lessons.

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, Kenny teaches his students the study habits they need to excel...

Kenny has a patient and creative approach to tutoring. He helps students identify their weaknesses and works to help them improve their knowledge and skills while making each lesson dynamic, engaging, and enjoyable. Committed to helping his students improve, he is always easy to reach by phone call, text message, or email with any questions that pop up in between lessons.

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, Kenny teaches his students the study habits they need to excel in any subject. Kenny is always working to refine his teaching methods in order to empower his students with the grit, resilience, and curiosity necessary for successful academic and professional careers.

A graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Vanderbilt University, Kenny has over 10,000 hours of test prep experience on both sides of the table, as tutor and as student. As a result, he knows which tutoring strategies work and which just create busywork.

Since Kenny began tutoring in 2014, he has worked with hundreds of students ranging from the elementary through high school level. Many of his students have gone on to attend New York's most selective public and private schools, as well as Ivy League and other highly competitive universities.

Kenny's students describe him as a very kind (but demanding), sharp, and super-responsive tutor who loves to help students reach their full potential.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Why should I get test prep tutoring?
A: Effective test preparation can result in a huge payoff: the most selective universities also award the largest financial aid packages (with need-based scholarships totaling over $220,000 over a period of 4 years!). However, admittance requires near-perfect scores on standardized tests along with a rigorous course load, high GPA, a record of leadership/extracurricular activities, an excellent college application essay, and positive teacher recommendations.

Q: Where do you meet your students?
A: I offer in-home and online tutoring.


Education

Stuyvesant High School
SHSAT
Vanderbilt University
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $275
  • Rate details: A cancellation fee will be assessed for the full lesson if less than 24 hours notice is given.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

When I tutor students in Common Core Math, I review the relevant New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics and begin with an official assessment to identify the areas with the greatest potential for improvement. I then review these topics with my student and assign homework targeting these areas. My goal for each student is for them to gain a deep and fluent understanding of mathematical concepts and applications.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 98th percentile on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. I tutor students in SAT Reading using the most recent official study guides, real past exams, word lists/flashcards, and other textbooks.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I scored in the 96th percentile on the Writing section of the SAT. I tutor students in SAT Writing starting with a review of all the grammar rules tested in the multiple choice section and finishing with an "essay writing boot camp." We practice using real past exams to achieve maximum proficiency.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, I teach my SAT students the study habits they need to reach their highest potential score. I scored perfect 800s on both the Math section of the SAT and the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test. I tutor students in SAT Math and the Level 1 & 2 Subject Tests using personalized homework assignments to target individual weaknesses.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 98th percentile on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. I tutor students in SAT Reading using the most recent official study guides, real past exams, word lists/flashcards, and other textbooks.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a perfect 36 on the Math section of the ACT. I've been tutoring students in this subject for over 6 years. All of them have made significant score improvements after working with me. When I prepare students for ACT Math, we start with a diagnostic test, then a general review of concepts, and finally a marathon of real official practice tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, I teach my SAT students the study habits they need to reach their highest potential score. I scored perfect 800s on both the Math section of the SAT and the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test. I tutor students in SAT Math and the Level 1 & 2 Subject Tests using personalized homework assignments to target individual weaknesses.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I scored a 36 on the Science section of the ACT. I've been tutoring students in this subject for over 6 years. All of them have made significant score improvements after working with me. When I prepare students for ACT Science, we start with a diagnostic test, then a general review of strategies for approaching the different types of science questions, and finally a marathon of real official practice tests.

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, I teach my SAT students the study habits they need to reach their highest potential score. I scored perfect 800s on both the Math section of the SAT and the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test. I tutor students in SAT Math and the Level 1 & 2 Subject Tests using personalized homework assignments to target individual weaknesses.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored a perfect 36 on the Math section of the ACT. I've been tutoring students in this subject for over 6 years. All of them have made significant score improvements after working with me. When I prepare students for ACT Math, we start with a diagnostic test, then a general review of concepts, and finally a marathon of real official practice tests.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I scored a 36 on the Science section of the ACT. I've been tutoring students in this subject for over 6 years. All of them have made significant score improvements after working with me. When I prepare students for ACT Science, we start with a diagnostic test, then a general review of strategies for approaching the different types of science questions, and finally a marathon of real official practice tests.
Common Core,

Common Core

When I tutor students in Common Core Math, I review the relevant New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics and begin with an official assessment to identify the areas with the greatest potential for improvement. I then review these topics with my student and assign homework targeting these areas. My goal for each student is for them to gain a deep and fluent understanding of mathematical concepts and applications.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have achieved perfect scores in all 4 multiple-choice sections of the Upper Level ISEE and I have extensive tutoring experience with the types of questions on the exam: synonyms and sentence completions (Verbal Reasoning), main idea, supporting ideas, inference, vocabulary, organization/logic, and tone/style/figurative language in a reading passage (Reading Comprehension), word problems and quantitative comparisons (Quantitative Reasoning), and math ranging from simple addition and subtraction to second-year algebra (Mathematics Achievement). The Writing section is unscored and usually an essay prompt which asks students to describe a/an: person/animal, place, object, experience/event, idea, or ambition. To practice for this section, I engage students in an "essay writing boot camp." To give you a better understanding of my mastery of the various sections: I finished the Verbal Reasoning section in under 67% of the time limit, the Quantitative Reasoning section in under 81% of the time limit, the Mathematics Achievement section in under 77% of the time limit, and the Reading Comprehension section within the time limit.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

By applying the latest research in educational psychology, I teach my SAT students the study habits they need to reach their highest potential score. I scored perfect 800s on both the Math section of the SAT and the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test. I tutor students in SAT Math and the Level 1 & 2 Subject Tests using personalized homework assignments to target individual weaknesses.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I scored in the 98th percentile on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. I tutor students in SAT Reading using the most recent official study guides, real past exams, word lists/flashcards, and other textbooks.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I scored in the 96th percentile on the Writing section of the SAT. I tutor students in SAT Writing starting with a review of all the grammar rules tested in the multiple choice section and finishing with an "essay writing boot camp." We practice using real past exams to achieve maximum proficiency.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have extensive tutoring experience with the types of questions on the SSAT. The Verbal section of the SSAT is composed of two kinds of questions: synonyms and analogies. The Quantitative (math) section on the Upper Level SSAT includes problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry, and other concepts. The Reading Comprehension section on the Upper Level SSAT tests a student's understanding of the Main Idea, Supporting Ideas, Inference, Vocabulary, Organization/Logic, and Tone/Style/Figurative Language in a reading passage. The Writing section gives an aphorism, asking students if they agree or disagree and to support their opinion with examples. I've tutored and have received tutoring for each of these questions during my preparation for the SHSAT, old SAT, and new SAT.
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor

Kenny did a great job helping my daughter practice for her upcoming SHSAT test and she did improve on her math . Thanks Kenny

Ludmila , 6 lessons with Kenny
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Ludmila! It was a pleasure to help your daughter prepare for the math section of the SHSAT.

high level

support goes beyond immediate test material; responsive; provides detailed instructions support goes beyond immediate test material; responsive; provides detailed instructions

Aaron, 29 lessons with Kenny

Expert tutoring for SHSAT

Kenny is an excellent tutor! He was able to meet with us to answer our questions about his method and strategies for tutoring SHSAT. Our daughter has made significant progress with him and is learning so much.

L, 49 lessons with Kenny

Outstanding math and ISEE tutor

Kenny is working with my son to help with the quantitative reasoning portion of the upper-level ISEE exam. My son has not yet learned many of the concepts that appear on the exam and they are quite difficult for him. Kenny is patient and kind and is helping him work through the problems while giving him test-taking strategies. Additionally, my son says that "Kenny is a 'math god' and is cool and is really helping him learn new stuff" - so that's always a bonus. :)

Dee, 7 lessons with Kenny

Very reliable tutor.

Kenny teaches math and ELA with patience and focus and has been instrumental in helping our children reach their full potential in both topics. He's extremely reliable, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him!

Julie, 27 lessons with Kenny

Very patient

Kenny patiently explains things as many times as needed until I understand and able to explain it back to him. He gives multiple examples for practice to make sure I am proficient. The next lessons he reviews it again to ensure I have not forgotten it.

Natalye, 9 lessons with Kenny

Professional and knowledgeable

Kenny is a wonderful tutor. He has been working with my son for a number of months to prepare for the SHSAT. He is professional, patient, and always prepared. He has done an amazing job preparing my son for the material and boosting his confidence. Thank you, Kenny!

Kati, 11 lessons with Kenny

Great Tutor for the NYC SHSAT Test

Good stuff. My kid wanted Kenny to come back again. That's enough for us. Kenny is organized and helpful. Seems to have a plan. All good. And has experience with the actual test and excelled.

Greg, 3 lessons with Kenny

Extraordinary SHSAT tutor

Kenny was an amazing tutor who was very well organized and professional He began working with our daughter 7 weeks before the SHSATs. On his first day, my daughter took an assessment test which would help guide Kenny's lessons and give us an idea of her weaknesses. He worked primarily on improving her weaknesses in addition to continuing to teach the rest of the material on the SHSAT. My daughter had weekly homework and completed a number of practice tests. The result- a very high score in the 600's. We could not have done it without Kenny and I would highly recommend him.

Galia, 9 lessons with Kenny
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$275/hour

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