Teachers

Teachers and Rates for ACT/SAT/PSAT Individual Tutoring

Michael K. Smith, Ph.D. Director, $1350 

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, $950

Dr. 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.

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.

Kimara Pruitt, B. S., $750

Ms. Pruitt graduated Cum Laude in May 2019 from Spelman College with a B.S. in both Physics and Mathematics. Previously, she graduated 7th in the Class of 2015 from L&N STEM Academy. While in college she received the following awards for her academic achievement: Dean’s List, Honor Roll, Dr. Etta Falconer Scholarship, American Mathematical Society Academic Achievement Award, Best Junior Mathematics Major (2017-2018), and membership to several honors societies. Ms. Pruitt has over six years of tutoring experience that includes elementary to college math and science. She brings with her previous ACT tutoring experience at various organizations in Atlanta.

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