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Lessons offered by Kenneth
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • Classical Culture
Levels
  • All Levels

Certified English teacher (CA & NJ) offers tutoring on essay & creative writing, literature analysis, vocabulary, grammar, and basic homework help both online and in person (within the South Bay).

Methodology

I allow students to arrive at and realize their knowledge through guided questions; I use practical techniques to demonstrate, develop and refine writing skills and styles; I apply real word examples to clarify ideas; I draw upon my diverse experiences and knowledge to inspire my students.

Background

I've been teaching and tutoring for over 13 years. I taught high school English for 4 years, and have tutored students in person and online for the past 12 years, not only teaching 1:1 at home and libraries, and at after school academies, but also developing and running summer programs enrolling over 50 students. Over the past 5 years, I lived and worked in China at a top college application counseling company, helping students brainstorm and edit college essays and other application materials.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $40/h

Details

Rates may vary depending on student needs

Lessons offered by Kenneth
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • Classical Culture
Levels
  • All Levels

Kenneth's resume

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & WRITING TUTOR
Self-employed
* Deepen student grasp of formal and creative essay writing through 1:1 tutoring
* Bolster student understanding of and ability for literature analysis through in-depth 1:1 discussions of texts and guided reading worksheets
* Design and teach community education programs, including 'college application writing workshops' and 'effective study skills', in collaboration
with local libraries
* Teach group reading programs (some enrolling over 50 students) that lay the foundation for required high school texts, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, by creating curriculum and collaborating with libraries and
parents
* Work remotely with students ranging from elementary through high school in both the US and China to improve English writing, communication, vocabulary and grammar skills, and to edit college essays and writing
assignments

ENGLISH & SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
LodeStone Academy
* Teach 1:1 online classes via Zoom in both middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies to augment students’ regular coursework by
incorporating outside reading material, workbooks and writing assignments
* Impart established curriculum guided by frequent assessments to focus on subjects and topics that most benefit each student’s learning process
* Improve students’ essay writing skills, grammar knowledge and vocabulary through interactive lessons by utilizing Google Docs
* Advance students’ reading comprehension, critical thinking skills and lesson understanding through Inquiry-Based Learning and real world
applications of ideas

SENIOR ESSAY SPECIALIST & COUNSELOR
Princetonow College Application Counseling Company
* Supervised foreign counselor team of 5 at Shenzhen, China office by tracking progress, communicating directives, ensuring deadlines were
met, and holding weekly meetings
* Increased client matriculation to top US universities by completing intake interviews, brainstorming and editing application essays, conducting mock interviews, and advising on colleges and programs
* Enhanced client awareness by developing PPT slides and content to teach bi-annual college essay writing workshops
* Elevated company reputation by helping to recruit top clients through presenting at seminars, attending industry fairs and meeting potential students and their parents
* Improved new-hire productivity by helping to generate employee handbook and onboarding manual

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER
New Jersey Public Schools
* Developed age-appropriate lessons for literary genres including short stories poetry, drama and non-fiction to address diverse learning styles,
adhere to curriculum standards and build interest in learning
* Monitored student comprehension of material and created re-teaching
strategies to cover gaps in learning indicated by results of tests, quizzes
and homework assignments
* Adapted lesson plans and curricula to meet student interests, and utilized
technology to increase student engagement and GPAs
* Implemented innovative teaching approaches for special needs students
to address requirements of Individualized Education Plans
* Evolved teaching techniques by enrolling in college courses, compiling yearly portfolios, and participating in mandated in-service days
* Improved student performance by maintaining communications with parents and guidance counselors, and holding weekly office hours

ENGLISH TEACHER
JEI Learning Center
* Developed reading assignments and lessons for classes of up to 12 students, ranging from primary to middle school
* Planned dynamic lessons on formal and creative writing to increase
student comprehension of essay writing and written self-reflection
* Instilled in students important learning skills and strong study habits
useful in education and beyond
* Boosted student performance on the NJASK standardized test through reinforcing content knowledge and test-taking strategies

MENTOR & TEACHER
Community House Organization
* Enriched academic performance and attitude of potential first generation college students
* Collaborated with director and volunteers to design and teach summer and year-round educational programs
* Provided guidance and recommended coping mechanisms for youth
dealing with difficult academic and home situations

EDUCATION
MASTER OF ARTS
• Religious Studies Major

BACHELOR OF ARTS W/DISTINCTION
• Religious Studies Major

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