May Employee Spotlight: Ke’Von Lee

Ke'Von Lee - Inspiring Minds with Scientific Thinking

Ke’Von Lee, an exceptional tutor with SmartStart Education, LLC, brings a blend of scientific inquiry and mathematical precision to his role, shaping the educational journeys of middle school students with a keen eye for individual needs. He currently tutors at Beman Middle School in Middletown, Connecticut.


A recent graduate from UNC Greensboro with a major in biology, Ke’Von’s journey into tutoring was not a mere career choice but a calling rooted in a deep-seated passion for education. His immersion in the field began during his time at UNC Greensboro, where he not only participated in a Teaching Fellows Program but also served as a supplemental instructor, honing his skills in guiding students through the intricacies of chemistry and biology.

Upon relocating to Connecticut, Ke’Von found his way to SmartStart, drawn by the opportunity to make a tangible difference in students’ lives. His approach to tutoring goes beyond mere instruction; it’s a personalized journey tailored to each student’s needs. Ke’Von’s tutoring regimen involves careful planning, starting with gathering insights from his students about their struggles and progress in math class. He then constructs his lesson plans based on this feedback, ensuring a targeted approach that addresses specific challenges.

What sets Ke’Von apart is his hands-on involvement in the classroom. By observing students firsthand and collaborating with teachers, he identifies learning gaps and tailors his tutoring sessions accordingly. This direct engagement allows him to bridge the divide between classroom instruction and individualized support, ensuring a seamless learning experience for his students.

Ke’Von’s commitment to student success is evident in his innovative teaching methods. He leverages technology, such as Kahoot games, to inject an element of fun and engagement into his sessions, particularly during stressful periods like final exam reviews. By creating a supportive and interactive environment, he not only imparts knowledge but also boosts students’ confidence and motivation.

However, Ke’Von’s dedication extends beyond the confines of the classroom. Recognizing the impact of COVID-19 on student learning, he delves into research projects aimed at understanding and addressing the challenges faced by minority students in the public school system. His passion for scientific inquiry is not just a professional pursuit but a means to enhance his instructional approach, inspiring students to think critically and analytically.

In Ke’Von’s tutoring sessions, students don’t just learn; they discover the joy of problem-solving and the thrill of scientific exploration. His unwavering belief in their potential serves as a beacon of inspiration, empowering them to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.

As Ke’Von navigates his dual roles as a tutor and aspiring teacher, one thing remains clear: his impact extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. Through his unwavering dedication and innovative approach, Ke’Von Lee is not just shaping minds; he’s nurturing a generation of thinkers, equipped with the tools to tackle challenges and transform the world.