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Kenya G.

Columbia, SC

$40/hour

Physics, Calculus, and SAT Math Tutor

4.8 average from 19 ratings
Very enlightening!
— Christian, Cayce, SC on 3/21/16

$40/Hour


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University of South Carolina
Chemical Engineering

Education

University of South Carolina (Chemical Engineering)

About Kenya

Tutoring has been passion of mine for about 5 years. I'm great at taking complicated concepts and reintroducing them in a more palatable form. I love being able to draw from everyday, real world examples to better convey physics and mathematics concepts to students. I've worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the Student Success Center at the University of South Carolina for 2 years where I was responsible for organizing 3 50-minute sessions weekly of various collaborative learning activities to help students best understand the material at hand.

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've worked as a private math tutor for 5 years. I also spent a semester as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Calculus. I am very familiar with the math portion of the SAT, and I've tutored students in SAT math in the past year.

I've also worked as a private physics tutor for 5 years. I am very passionate about physics and spend much of my free time reading books on contemporary physics theories. I have experience with tutoring both algebra-based and calculus-based physics.

I try to make sessions both challenging and enjoyable, as I believe it's important for learning to be both fun and efficient. I have a very flexible schedule, and I encourage students and parents to contact me with any questions.
Tutoring has been passion of mine for about 5 years. I'm great at taking complicated concepts and reintroducing them in a more palatable form. I love being able to draw from everyday, real world examples to better convey physics and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Proofreading: $25/hr Standardized Test Prep: $60/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Columbia, SC 29201

"Very enlightening!"

- Christian, Cayce, SC on 3/21/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Renee, Columbia, SC on 1/12/17

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Stacey, Columbia, SC on 9/26/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Rosa, Columbia, SC on 3/17/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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.

University of South Carolina
Chemical Engineering

Education

University of South Carolina (Chemical Engineering)

Very enlightening! — Kenya was very inviting and listened to everything I had to say. She took in anything I was having a problem with and laid it out for me so that I could better understand it. She's very kind and pleasant to be around. ...

— Christian, Cayce, SC on 3/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Proofreading: $25/hr Standardized Test Prep: $60/hr

Travel policy

Kenya will travel within 5 miles of Columbia, SC 29201.