Curtis Education

Curtis Education

5.0 (7)
1 employee
30 years in business

About this pro

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 

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.

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Burbank, CA 91505
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Stacey F.

    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.

  • Melissa C.

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.


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FAQs


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

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?

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 


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

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.


How did you get started teaching?

I 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.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have tutored the children of many celebrities, such as Vanna White and Shaquille O'Neil as well as many actors, Directors and Musicians. In my 30 years, I have had the exceptionally bright, children on IEP's, students that were thought to have ADD, ADHD and Learning Processing Disorder, mild Autism and many kids in-between. I also served as the Director at the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project, which serves the underprivileged in the Hollywood area. It 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.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm fond of all my students! 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.


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