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Our life with Kay started 7 years ago when we hired her to help one of our sons with his speech, before he went into Kindergarten. As our family instantly fell in love with her, we decided she would help our boys with school work that both my husband and I were out of the loop on and help them get to the highest level possible in each grade. Now both of our sons are honor students and they would not be where they are today if we didn’t have Kay in our lives. She has become part of our family and we will never get rid of her until the boys go off to college. ParentJul 6, 2019
She got me through 2nd-6th grade math. Then she greatly improved my ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) scores in 3 months!Jun 13, 2019
Kay Curtis is truly a wonderful tutor. She first started working with my daughter, Veronica, when she was 5 years old. Veronica wanted to learn how to read and Kay was engaging and fun. Kay encouraged my daughter through positive reinforcement and kindness. Even after Veronica learned how to read, she enjoyed her sessions with Kay so much that Kay continued as her tutor for reading and math for several more years. Kay provides a challenging yet customized curriculum that you can’t find just anywhere. I highly recommend Kay’s personalized tutoring services to bring out the little Einstein in your child. Melissa C.Jun 8, 2019
Kay has been tutoring my children for the past 4 years. She is an amazing teacher. My two sons, Kieran (5th grade) and Gavin (3rd grade), both have trouble learning auditory information. Unfortunately, almost everything taught in their regular school is taught verbally so they have always struggled. Kay has been able to teach them the concepts that they weren't able to learn at school. She is incredibly knowledgeable in both Math and Language Arts. She is very creative and has a multitude of resources. If one way of teaching a concept isn't working she always has several other approaches to try. We would be lost without her! ParentJun 28, 2019
We first met Kay 2 years ago when our son, Ian, was learning to read. Two years later, he is in 1st grade reading at a 3rd grade level. Our daughter Ella, 2 years younger than Ian, was jealous that Ian had his "Kay time," so we signed Ella up as well. Ella will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, but technically she will be ready for 1st grade. Kay teaches our children not only vertically but horizontally. Subjects, where if you studied a lifetime, you could still learn something new. Art, history, geography, just to name a few. Kay has also given us great direction with regard to private school vs. public school. Kay is someone that we trust and value her opinion on anything to do with our children and school. I could not have imagined the last 2 years without her and when I look toward the future, Kay will be our “go to” on everything regarding school. Stacey F., ParentJun 11, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I am $65 per hour in my home office and $85 in your home. I have been the same price for over 10 years. I bill at the beginning of the month, for the whole month. If this is a financial, burden, we can discuss weekly payment.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I love teaching! I love giving a person the tools they need to go out and create the life they want when they are older. It is a wonderful feeling to see a student go from feeling unconfident to a person who knows they can achieve. After I meet the new student, I like to talk to them about how they feel about school, learning and the different school subjects. I also talk to them about their goals in life and if they have any purpose for school. In addition to the above, I "test" the student, in a light, no pressure manner to find what they know and don't know on the subjects they need help in. This gives me the information I need to know in order to write an educational program for them, and what curriculum to put together for them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am trained and licensed by Applied Scholastics International. appliedscholastics.org/training/educator-training-and-accreditation.html