Kevin Lewis is the CEO and Founder of Lewis Education Group. Lewis Education Group provides consulting services in Small Business Development with a major focus on financing and capital acquisition. He has created an eight-phase system for developing successful Crowdfunding campaigns and has helped over 80% of their clients reach their Crowdfunding campaign goals. In addition, Kevin is the author of Crowdfundamentals: How to Raise $100K in 30 Days and Everything You Dared to Know about Entrepreneurship. He also wrote and developed the Instructors manuals for the Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Managing Growing Ventures courses at Rutgers University.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Virginia State University, his Masters of Business Administration in Global Management from University of Phoenix and is pursuing a Doctorate in Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. His passion is to help the small business community understand and overcome the obstacles that are causing the wealth disparities in the United States. To that end, he works tirelessly to ensure that his clients reach the level of success they work so diligently to achieve.
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia State University - Bachelors, Marketing
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus - Masters, Global Management
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Listen to the student explain why they are having difficulty. Sometimes a student believes they are having difficulty with the material when, in reality, they are having difficulty with the teaching style and methodology.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student can succeed with the right resources.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Listen, deduce and respond.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Allow the student to come to the solutions with my guidance instead of just giving the answers.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Show them their progress and celebrate every step of the way.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Suggest books that talk about their interests.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I actively listen, I attempt to deduce what the issue is, then I respond.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I find that human beings learn best by playing games, so I would attempt to make a game out of the learning material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Open-ended questions, short quizzes and practice questions.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Showing them their progress and celebrating the small wins. I often tell students they don't always have to hit a home run. If a team gets four base hits the effect is the same.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By making available as many resources as I can.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The Internet, books and games.