Parsons Tutoring

Parsons Tutoring

5.0 (6)
5 years in business

About this pro

I have perfected online tutoring via my three years of experience with that avenue of delivering instruction. I provide each of my online students with a "personal tutoring webpage" (ptw) which is a combination hub of all our activity together, a clearinghouse of resources and important links, and a history of all our work together, a great way for my students to appreciate their progress.

I enjoy most about online tutoring the one-on-one attention I can pay to each individual student. Over time I build a real rapport with the student and with the student's family, and there are families with whom I have stayed in close contact after the tutoring has come to an end. That's a special, wonderful feeling. Such closeness and openness make for a reciprocal investment that benefits all parties involved.

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Credentials

Fort Worth, TX 76109
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Pavan Bukkapatnam

    In my experience in studying for the AP French and SAT II French exams, there could not have been a better teacher than Mr. Parsons. His attention to detail and emphasis on viewing language as a lens to conceptualize one's culture allowed me to quickly grasp the nuances of French and also score in the top 1% of students on both exams.

  • Dezi

    Kerry is very hands on, and takes personal interest in each student he teaches. He takes extra time to make sure everyone is caught up and understands material, and he makes it fun with games relevant to the material. If I could give him more than five stars, I definitely would!

  • Elena Kosiborod

    Kerry is a great combination of demanding and encouraging Latin tutor. He can push and support at the same time, it is truly a gift not many teachers possess today. He also gives great feedback after every session, you know when your kid is working hard and he is slacking off.

  • Dom Nguyen

    Excellent teacher who is experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and kind.


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FAQs


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

When I begin work with a new student, I send the student and all parties involved a comprehensive "Greetings" email in which I detail my approach to instruction in general, my approach to online instruction in specific, my qualifications to teach the content areas I do, and links to their personal tutoring webpage as well as important resources. I spend a good portion of the first session getting to know the new student and being an open book myself with that new student, so that we can start off on the right foot. I have found this approach successful and rewarding.


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

I hold a bachelor's degree in Classical Languages and Literature, specifically Latin. I hold a master's degree in education, and I am three-fourths through my doctoral program in education with specialization in curriculum and instruction with a special focus on critical and high-order thinking and creative problem-solving. I have over three years of experience with online tutoring, and I have over two years experience in the secondary classroom, teaching Latin and French.


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

I charge $60/hour and invoice in $15/every fifteen minutes increments. I am happy to offer bulk discounts.


How did you get started teaching?

I came to teaching late in life, after having spent a great deal of my adulthood stumbling through various career ideas: a drug abuse counselor, a police officer, a nutritionist, among others. The common denominator was always my wish to work with young people. When I finally came upon teaching as a viable career, all my friends and loved ones had the same response, "Well, it's about time you realized that's why God put you on this Earth!"


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide variety of students: 8-year-olds, 11-year-olds, a great many middle-school- and high-school-age students, college students, and adults. I have discovered every student is a unique individual, who brings to the table a unique set of multiple intelligence(s), multiple literacies, an individual worldview, and a unique learning style. One of the great rewards of teaching is, customizing my curriculum and instruction to the unique individual it is my honor and privilege to be teaching.


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

Be picky. Do not hesitate to move on from a teaching experience that simply doesn't feel right. Be honest and open about what you are—and are not—getting out of the tutoring experience. Do not hesitate to let the tutor know what you need and what you expect and what you want out of this important experience for which, after all, you are paying.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are the students' goals for the tutoring? What do they feel they will receive from tutoring they are not receiving from other, more traditional avenues of instruction in their lives? Are they willing to put the time, attention, and effort into the tutoring, above and beyond the other demands on their time?


Lessons offered

French Lessons Latin Lessons ACT Reading Tutors Creative Writing Tutors College Admissions Coaches Essay Writing Tutors Grammar Lessons Language Tutors SAT Test Prep Tutoring Writing Tutors Vocabulary Tutors