Over 900 tutoring hours

McKenzey B.

Lynnwood, WA

$40/hr

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Background check passed as of 6/28/13
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260 Ratings
 
 
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Clear, straightforward, prepared, flexible, and worth it!
— Carol, Seattle, WA on 7/25/15

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University of Arizona
Graphic Design
Edmonds Community College
Other

Education

University of Arizona (Graphic Design)

Edmonds Community College (Other)

About McKenzey

Tutoring is a great shortcut to success. A few hours of one-on-one in new areas help you get and retain better jobs, earn better grades in school, gain confidence, impress your boss, or finally get on the path to the best version of yourself or your child.

Learn in a comfortable environment. My home office has fast computers, current software and large screens. You can also bring your own laptop, or work remotely (I can see your screen and we both control the software). Both in-person and remote sessions can be recorded for review later.


ADULTS and COLLEGE STUDENTS
As a corporate designer and trainer with decades of real world experience in graphics, office computer skills and editing, I'll show you the tricks of the trade and ways to maximize software functions to be more productive and confident. Learn elements that give your business documents professional polish. Stand out in your classes and the business world. Your training pays for itself in job security and satisfaction. Career changers, optimize your LinkedIn profile so you can get your new direction up and running.

Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Visio, Outlook and PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Acrobat Pro, InDesign and Illustrator
General Computer Skills for business, personal use or hobby
LinkedIn Optimization

PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH JUNIOR HIGH
Fun, targeted and encouraging support for both gifted and remedial learners, for enhancing skills in reading, writing, science and math or just ensuring your child is school-ready in the fall. I use exercises, games and activities, with a combination of new technology and old-school materials geared to the interests of each student, and work collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure success, motivation and confidence at school.
Tutoring is a great shortcut to success. A few hours of one-on-one in new areas help you get and retain better jobs, earn better grades in school, gain confidence, impress your boss, or finally get on the path to the best version of yourself or your child.

Learn in a comfortable environment. My home office has fast computers, current
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036
Background Check: Passed

"Clear, straightforward, prepared, flexible, and worth it!"

- Carol, Seattle, WA on 7/25/15

"Open and clear"

- Michael, Lynnwood, WA on 7/26/15

"Very helpful to get 1:1 guidance and coaching on use of PPT and formatting"

- Patrick, Seattle, WA on 6/11/15
McKenzey replied on 6/12/2015

Thank you for your kind words, Patrick! You will be a ppt whiz in no time.

"Great Tutor!"

- Aigul, Seattle, WA on 3/12/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Samantha, Edmonds, WA on 2/10/15

"Excellent communication, patient, and reliable!"

- Ricki, Bothell, WA on 1/6/15

"Kept researching until she solved my questions!"

- Amy, Kirkland, WA on 11/5/14

"Incredibly Generous with Her Time and Invested in Helping"

- Carole, Bainbridge Island, WA on 10/19/14

"Talented communicator and instructor!"

- Claudia, Everett, WA on 8/7/14

"Professional, Patient, and Prompt!"

- Kathy, Bothell, WA on 5/29/14

"Unparalleled turnaround time, efficient, reliable."

- Rupa, Seattle, WA on 12/5/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Eileen, Bellevue, WA on 8/28/13

"Insightful and wonderful as always"

- Cherie, Seattle, WA on 6/26/13

"Gifted instructor!"

- Cathy, Kenmore, WA on 4/29/13

"Makes learning fun with each session!"

- Tina, Kenmore, WA on 1/5/13

"Friendly, well-organized, and knowledgeable"

- Nathan, Woodinville, WA on 5/29/12

"Excellent tutoring with photoshop"

- Laila, Mountlake Terrace, WA on 5/20/12

"Pick Her!!!"

- TRISTA, Seattle, WA on 2/22/12

"McKenzey Review"

- Ted, Bellevue, WA on 10/29/11

"Excellent teacher/great learning environment"

- David, Seattle, WA on 10/2/11

"McKenzey is AMAZING! "

- Jeannie, Kirkland, WA on 9/19/11

"Extremely Knowledgeable- a great teacher!"

- Ann, Kirkland, WA on 9/15/11

"great tutor"

- Calvin, Skykomish, WA on 7/23/11

"Great Tutor"

- Jeffrey, Seattle, WA on 6/25/11

"Amazing tutor!"

- Angie, Seattle, WA on 5/25/11

"Highly Skilled & Fun Excel Tutor!"

- Suzan, Seattle, WA on 5/23/11

"No Brainer."

- Duane, Bellevue, WA on 5/20/11
Math:
Algebra 1, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Finance, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Finance, General Computer,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

As a graphic designer for large corporations, I use Illustrator to create vector graphics that can be enlarged to any size without losing resolution, logo design, signage, and simple animations for web and presentation use. Knowing Illustrator well is the basis for my professional design work because it is interoperable with Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and animation programs like Flash.

Adobe InDesign

I have worked in the corporate technical industry for over 15 years on marketing and training teams as a designer. InDesign is a great program for developing templates and documents with repetitive content or multiple masters. I can help you not only take your InDesign expertise to the next level but also teach you design principles for clean, modern documents or convert another page layout program (Quark, PageMaker or FrameMaker).

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked in the corporate world (Panasonic, Microsoft, T-Mobile and Paccar) as a graphic designer on marketing and training teams. I learned the finer points of Photoshop from one of Photoshop's developers, Katrin Eisman in a studio workshop in Santa Fe, and have refined my skills over many years. My areas of expertise are photo retouching, masking and compositing (taking part of one photo out and/or combining with another photo).

Desktop Publishing

I have a publications background in magazine and advertising design. Whether you are using Microsoft Publisher, PageMaker, or InDesign, I can help you not only take your your technical expertise to the next level but also teach you design principles for clean, modern documents and industry-standard page markup techniques that you will need to work with publication houses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many 5-star reviews on this site for my work with elementary students in reading and writing. One of them (Tina) wrote that her daughter progressed several reading levels working with me in a little over a month, and she has surpassed the rest of her first grade class. Professionally, I began my career in remedial reading and early childhood education, and have amassed a large collection of educational games, tools, books and progressive lesson plans. I am in constant contact with my students' teachers to ensure we are on track with their goals.

General Computer

I am a corporate computer trainer and have worked in marketing and training departments of many large corporations on computers with a passion for enriching lives through technology - for any student, at any level. My background is graphic and editorial content - I can help you learn to create files in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, email and other programs.

Macintosh

As a graphic designer and editor, I have many years of experience working on the MAC platform in Adobe and Microsoft Office software packages. I also have a strong background in the PC platform that 90% of corporate offices use, and can help students "translate" between PC and MAC.

Microsoft Excel

I have been a user and teacher of Excel for many years in corporate environments to create databases of information, and to analyze that data with reports. I start with the basics of building spreadsheets with information, followed with writing formulas to use that information to do reporting, and then use graphics and formatting to present it in its best form. Whether the student is a beginner starting from scratch, or an intermediate student that needs to know more than building spreadsheets, I can take them to the highest level they need.

Microsoft Outlook

Working in the corporate world for many years supporting executive teams, I have mastered several versions of Microsoft Outlook. I can teach you the essential skills of using email, scheduling meetings, setting up voting buttons, managing a calendar, sending email on behalf of someone else, and sending email messages with links and graphics. Knowing these skills will keep your information organized and make you an valuable team member or assistant in the business world!

Microsoft Publisher

As a corporate trainer with over 15 years of graphic design background in the business world, I can show you how to use Publisher to create printed pieces for fun or business. Publisher has great built-in artwork that makes it easy to make professional looking pieces set up to be in position for folding when you print. Learn to make your own one-of-a-kind greeting cards, brochures, fliers, menus, business cards and other fun projects!

Microsoft Windows

I have worked in the corporate world for many years using many different versions of Microsoft Windows. Windows allows you to work with more than one file or program on your screen. I can show you how to work efficiently and manage settings like the size of your text, the background on your screen, and making clickable shortcuts to often-used locations, programs or files.

Phonics

I have many 5-star reviews on this site for my work with elementary students in reading and writing. One of them (Tina) wrote that her daughter progressed several reading levels working with me in a little over a month, and she has surpassed the rest of her first grade class. Professionally, I began my career in remedial reading and early childhood education, and have amassed a large collection of educational games, tools, books and progressive lesson plans. I am in constant contact with my students' teachers to ensure we are on track with their goals.

Photography

I have done extensive photography and Photoshop in corporate settings for events and product shots, and my work appears in the archives of Microsoft, Panasonic, and Paccar. I am knowledgeable about the workings of professional grade cameras and how their functions translate to consumer cameras for such things as autofocus, programming digital settings, white balance, shutter speed, aperture settings, and lighting. On the post-processing side in Photoshop and other digital software, I teach how to simulate these functions after the shot is taken to maximize the impact of the image.

Spelling

For over 15 years, I have worked in corporate communications for some of the Northwest's largest companies and as a remedial reading teacher. Learning to spell like a pro will help you at work and in reading for pleasure. I will help you become confident in your ability to choose the right words and spell them correctly!

Web Design

I have been a web designer for over 15 years developing sites and elements for them for large corporations, small businesses, and personal and hobbyists. With strong experience in both writing and editing, and graphic design, I can help anyone get a site up and running , either using web templates, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) user interfaces, or writing simple HTML/CSS code.

University of Arizona
Graphic Design
Edmonds Community College
Other

Education

University of Arizona (Graphic Design)

Edmonds Community College (Other)

Clear, straightforward, prepared, flexible, and worth it! — McKenzey was clearly an experienced Excel tutor; examples were well-prepared in advance and forwarded to me following the session. She tailored the 2-hour session to my needs, patiently allowing my questions to follow their own path. Her office set-up is well worth the drive; I'd recommend the one-on-one on site over the remote tutorial. ...

— Carol, Seattle, WA on 7/25/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

McKenzey will travel within 15 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036.

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