The Knowledge Branch

The Knowledge Branch

5.0
4 employees
18 years in business

About this tutor

Hi there! Welcome to The Knowledge Branch! We are an educational resource organization designed to empower students and families along their academic journey. From Pre-K through college (and sometimes beyond), we are here every step of the way. 

We have tutors that work with students as young as 3 years old through students in their 60’s. Each tutor implements a personalized tutoring plan designed to engage you or your student. Each tutoring plan focuses on what the student needs most, but it also weaves in a unique component that you will only find at The Knowledge Branch – teaching in foundational logical development and critical thinking skills. We believe that when students gain a strong foundation in logic and critical thinking, they are then able to tackle new sets of problems, readings, tests, etc, with less transition concerns. 

One area we especially apply the logical development and critical thinking component to, is test prep. At The Knowledge Branch, we provide services for the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, Kaplan Nursing, AVSAB (Math/Reading), and similar tests. We also have worked with several states to provide prep for state testing including West Virginia, Arizona, and Florida. We have designed curriculums for the ACT and SAT that is customizable to your specific needs. 

Have a special need? Many of our tutors are trained to work with students who have ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyslexia, Processing Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, or other forms of learning or behavioral “different” abilities. 

We provide two kinds of tutoring services: Face to Face (FtF) and Distance Learning. 85% of our clientele ages 11 and up are Distance Learning based. Distance Learning is fun, easy, interactive – and students love to tutor in their pajamas! 

At The Knowledge Branch, we do everything we can to keep our rates low! Below are our rates. 
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Prek - 5th Grade $25
6th Grade - 8th Grade $30
9th Grade - 12th Grade $35
College Varies depending on subject
ACT/SAT Test Prep $35
GED Tutoring $40
GMAT/GRE/LSAT $40
Other Test Tutoring Varies depending on test

*$5 travel fee for Face to Face.

Personally, I value the challenge. I typically always get called in during the moments of desperation. Parents and students are at their end and I am able to, bit by bit, implement strategies and techniques along with helping students understand concepts to offload the stress and irritation. My favorite part is when students no longer need me - when students have grown independent and we can slowly decrease tutoring and the  stop it all together. I miss my students, but that means that my job is complete. 

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Mesa, AZ 85208
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each student is different and trust must be built between student and tutor otherwise the learning process cannot occur. During sessions, our tutors learn what the student likes and dislikes and incorporate that into instruction - it builds a personalized experienced for the student and generates rapport. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a tutor for 18 years and a teaching assistant for 2 years. I have a Bachelors degree in psychology and I am in my last semester of a Masters in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in neurobiology. Additionally, I am currently working with the National Tutor Association to become a Certified Tutor Trainer and am applying to have The Knowledge Branch be an accredited program. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prek - 5th Grade $25
6th Grade - 8th Grade $30
9th Grade - 12th Grade $35
College Varies depending on subject
ACT/SAT Test Prep $35
GED Tutoring $40
GMAT/GRE/LSAT $40
Other Test Tutoring Varies depending on test

*$5 travel fee for Face to Face.


How did you get started teaching?

I was 15 and working in an inner city children's mission when the Director pulled me aside and asked me how my English grades were. I told her I had A's, and so she took me and put me in a room of about 30 students of all different ages and told me "they need help. Teach them". The rest is, as you say, history. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with K through graduate and students of all different ages. I have also worked with students of several different disorders or different disabilities including ADD, ADHD, autism, behavioral disorders, anxiety, and even traumatic brain injuries.  Additionally, our tutors at The Knowledge Branch all have their specialities from special early child education to neurochemistry. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be comfortable with who you hire. If you are uncomfortable with them, you will not learn from them. 


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