Teachers

Teachers and Rates for ACT/SAT/PSAT Individual Tutoring

Michael K. Smith, Ph.D. Director, $1350 (effective January 1, 2019)

Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is the founder of TESTPREP EXPERTS. He is the author most recently of Playing Fast and Loose: Match Wits with the Author and Guess the Origin of Common Idioms (Authorhouse, 2013) and What Do We Do? Questions on Psychology and Education for Parents (Authorhouse, 2015) with Kathryn R. Smith.

Richard Kendrick, Ph.D.,  Assistant Director, $750

Mr. Kendrick earned his B.S. in psychology from Northern Arizona University. He completed his Ph.D. in experimental social psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2016.  Mr. Kendrick has taught courses in social psychology and research methods and received the psychology department’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 2013. In addition, Mr. Kendrick has also tutored student athletes in psychology at UT, primarily in individual sessions.   He has also presented his research at numerous national and international conferences.   His published work has appeared in several peer-reviewed academic journals.

Charlene Gwin, B. S.,  $750

Mrs. Gwin earned her B.S. in Education from Tennessee Technological University. Ms. Gwin is currently an Academic Math Coach with Pellissippi State Community College.  She previously taught high school math in Knox County and holds a State of Tennessee Educator License.  She taught continuing education classes through the Knox County Adult Business & Information program for three years.  Ms. Gwin has plans to work towards her Masters degree in the near future.

James Wilson,  M. S., $750

Mr Wilson taught ACT/SAT test preparation previously at a learning center in Marietta, GA. He is a native of Knoxville and a graduate of Farragut High School. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science in electrical engineering, all from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has five years of mathematics teaching experience at the secondary level and over eight years of teaching and research experience at the post-secondary level. He also has two years of research experience in macro-economic analysis at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and two years’ experience as an electrical engineer designing novel opto-electronic circuits in Silicon Valley.

William Bolt,  B. A., $750

Mr. Bolt is a West Knoxville native who graduated from West High School in 2000.  He then graduated with honors with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  He was a teaching assistant and substitute teacher in the Knox County School District for several years. He has also performed in musicals and helped produce shows for Tennessee Valley Players, a local community theater non-profit.  He is currently working to obtain his Tennessee teaching license.

Audrey Bufton, Teaching Assistant
Audrey Bufton is a senior at Oak Ridge High School. She scored a 36 on the ACT and has experience tutoring people her age. Throughout her time in high school, she has become involved in her community and worked toward the highest level of academic excellence. She is a teaching assistant in Testprep Experts group classes and provides homework help to students in these classes.

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