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Kenton M.

Philosophy, Writing, STEM Tutor for Advanced or Struggling Students

Philosophy, Writing, STEM Tutor for Advanced or Struggling Students

$30/hour

  • 207 hours tutoring

About Kenton


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My name is Kenton and I'm deeply invested in teaching and learning. I have a degree in philosophy and I am preparing for graduate studies in the field, but I have had a very eclectic education. I was an advanced math student in high school, a neuroscience major for the first half of my college career, and have also dabbled in things like history, creative writing, and arboriculture along the way. My education has always been interdisciplinary and self-directed, which I always encourage in my...

My name is Kenton and I'm deeply invested in teaching and learning. I have a degree in philosophy and I am preparing for graduate studies in the field, but I have had a very eclectic education. I was an advanced math student in high school, a neuroscience major for the first half of my college career, and have also dabbled in things like history, creative writing, and arboriculture along the way. My education has always been interdisciplinary and self-directed, which I always encourage in my friends and my students. I have been tutoring friends and clients for years, and now I’m doing it for a living.

I was a voracious learner from a young age, so I am always ready to help a student maintain an accelerated learning pace, whether it's to be competitive for school or just out of a burning curiosity. I have also worked with students with learning disabilities and I loved that too. Often, a little extra help is all it takes to go from “behind” to “ahead”. I understand that there can be a lot of pressure and anxiety, but I know how to help lay good knowledge foundations so that anxiety can recede and confidence can build. I went into philosophy because I have a keen sense of which questions I need to ask to push my knowledge on a subject. It is a critical skill for any learner, and I always try my best to help students ask the best questions of themselves and their teachers.

While in college, I was employed as a liaison between students and professors, so I am familiar with a lot of the problems that students can have with class structure and material. I think tutoring can be critical for clearing up those problems and bridging that gap. I've helped tutor all sorts of students for all sorts of things, including elementary school math, high school biology, college ethics, and revising graduate dissertations.

My schedule is relatively flexible, and I am happy to work across several subjects if a student has a lot of questions or assignments. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Education

Bachelor of Arts - The Evergreen State College
Philosophy

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Please give me at least 24 hours notice for schedule changes. If you can't make a meeting and don't give 24 hrs notice, I will charge the full price for the lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Passages on these standardized tests can be very confusing. Sometimes, they are expecting you to know very specific concepts. Often, multiple answers are technically correct and only one is the most correct. It takes a sharp eye to see what they are looking for. I can help hone that sharp eye by explaining their grammar and syntax rules, as well as their expectations for style. I was still a strong test-taker when I was in school, so I can also help teach study skills and test-taking strategies. I had a 1540 on my SAT, 33 on my ACT, 4s and 5s in my AP classes, and two SAT IIs in the 700s.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Biology, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Biology, English, Reading, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Biology

Summer

Biology, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Passages on these standardized tests can be very confusing. Sometimes, they are expecting you to know very specific concepts. Often, multiple answers are technically correct and only one is the most correct. It takes a sharp eye to see what they are looking for. I can help hone that sharp eye by explaining their grammar and syntax rules, as well as their expectations for style. I was still a strong test-taker when I was in school, so I can also help teach study skills and test-taking strategies. I had a 1540 on my SAT, 33 on my ACT, 4s and 5s in my AP classes, and two SAT IIs in the 700s.
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Kenton has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Truly Happy I found Kenton

Kenton has been working with my two daughters (ages 10 and 12) for several months now. He's helping them with writing and solving cognitive ability questions. Kenton is very knowledgeable about writing and the CogAt. He's also super kind and patient with my children. My daughters really enjoy their sessions with him and since they started working with Kenton, their confidence about writing long essays got boosted and I can see great improvement in my kids' school grades. Kenton is always available and very motivated. I'm truly happy that I found him. I highly recommend him as a terrific writing tutor for elementary and middle school students. Eva, a happy mother.

Evelyn, 35 lessons with Kenton

Extremely helpful and knows his stuff

Kenton helped me to organize my thoughts and construct an effective outline for my grad school application. I will definitely go to him whenever I need academic advice and guidance.

Lance, 1 lesson with Kenton
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