Curtis Education

Curtis Education

5.0 (7)
3 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
30 years in business

About this tutor

I started The Curtis Education Group because I had worked and known many great tutors that shared my purpose of literacy for all.

All of us in The Curtis Education Group feel passionate about helping children and adults in reading, math and general knowledge.

My almost 30-year career in education started as a teacher at Lewis Carroll Academy of the Arts, where I taught Kindergarten through 12th grade. I went on to become the Director of Education, during which time I developed their phonics program and English curriculum and specified all math, history, science and geography curriculum. I had direct oversight of the teachers, classrooms, quality control and the educational programs that were specifically tailored to each individual student.

In the last 18 years I have tutored students ranging from those in need of homework help, to those enrolled in special education programs, from those diagnosed with learning differences such as ADD/ADHD and processing disorders, to the exceptionally bright or the gifted.

I also served as the Director of the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project which is a non-profit is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to eradicate illiteracy and empower the individual to become a competent, independent learner with sound communication skills that make it possible to succeed in life.

Licensed by Applied Scholastics International

We all love teaching!

We 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.

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Burbank, CA 91505
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Michelle G.

    The difference in our daughter’s academic performance has been overwhelming. Her grades and self esteem improved overnight. Her teachers and principle have complimented on her performance. I’m proud to say that Kay made a big difference in our child’s life. After a few weeks with Kay, my daughter picked up a book on her own and enjoys reading.

  • Jennifer K.

    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.

  • Jen M.

    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!

  • Lexi S.

    She got me through 2nd-6th grade math. Then she greatly improved my ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) scores in 3 months! Lexi S., age 14


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After we meet the new student, the tutor likes 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, we "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 the tutor the information they 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?

My tutors have at least 10 years of experience, some more. I have trained them personally and oversee each student's program.

My almost 30-year career in education started as a teacher at Lewis Carroll Academy of the Arts, where I taught Kindergarten through 12th grade. I went on to become the Director of Education, during which time I developed their phonics program and English curriculum and specified all math, history, science and geography curriculum. I had direct oversight of the teachers, classrooms, quality control and the educational programs that were specifically tailored to each individual student.

In the last 18 years, I have tutored students ranging from those in need of homework help, to those enrolled in special education programs, from those diagnosed with learning differences such as ADD/ADHD and processing disorders, to the exceptionally bright or the gifted.

I also served as the Director of the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project which is a non-profit is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to eradicate illiteracy and empower the individual to become a competent, independent learner with sound communication skills that make it possible to succeed in life.

Licensed by Applied Scholastics International


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