McKenzey B.


McKenzey B.

Tutor

Lynnwood, WA 98036

Will travel 15 miles

$40 per hour.

4.92 514 ratings

Patient and Experienced Instructor for Kids and Adults

CORPORATE CONTENT DEVELOPERS Need a virtual teammate to help with your workload? I have a strong background in graphic design, project management, training and editing. I can help you keep up with deadlines and upgrade your team's content as you learn how to give your documents professional polish that stands out. * PowerPoint Presentations * Templates * Process documents and job aids * Excel spreadsheets with pivot tables, graphic charts, forms * Visio diagrams ... [more]


Grammar


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 Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Reading

I started my career in training with Remedial Reading at a middle school level and found the work immensely gratifying. I am now a corporate trainer, and I also work with elementary through college level students to get their skills up in English, reading, spelling and grammar, or to prepare for ACT and SAT college entrance exams in these subjects.


Writing

I am a writer, editor and graphic designer for publication, and I work with students of all ages to develop skills needed in school and that they can take into the college and working worlds. I am a guru in spelling, grammar, word usage, and paragraph structure.


English


SAT Math


Proofreading

As a professional editor, I am a ninja of spelling, grammar, word usage and formatting. If your participles are dangling, your commas spliced, and you have all the wrong words in all the wrong places, I can get your writing polished up in no time.


SAT Reading

Working with a national ACT/SAT tutoring chain, I have gained experience in helping students bring up their scores and learn how to use strategies that will teach them how the test works, traps to recognize, and also rules of writing, grammar and spelling that will help them long after the test is taken. I also help to compose college entrance essays that will reflect who the student is and also fulfill requirements of schools.


SAT Writing

As a master of standard English writing and editing, I teach fundamental skills of writing. I also provide test taking strategies for SAT tests to help find the right answers and eliminate wrong responses. Materials and practice tests are provided.


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.


ACT Reading

Working with a national ACT/SAT tutoring chain, I have gained experience helping students bring up their Reading and English scores and learn how to use strategies that will teach them how the test works, traps to recognize, and also rules of reading comprehension, writing, grammar and spelling that will help them long after the test is taken. I also help to compose college entrance essays that will reflect who the student is and also fulfill requirements of schools.


ACT English

Working with a national ACT/SAT tutoring chain, I have gained experience helping students bring up their scores and learn how to use strategies that will teach them how the test works, traps to recognize, and also rules of writing, grammar and spelling that will help them long after the test is taken. I also help to compose college entrance essays that will reflect who the student is and also fulfill requirements of schools.


Elementary Math

I work with elementary and high school students in language arts and math with a national tutoring chain and also do private tutoring with students who need one-on-one assistance and test preparation.


Elementary Science


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.


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.


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.


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).


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).


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.


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 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 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.


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!


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!