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Kettering Tutors

Private Tutors in Kettering for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great Kettering Tutor? From elementary all the way up to college and graduate school, our experienced team at Grade Potential ensures that you’ll receive the highest quality tutoring on your way to achieving your goals, all at an affordable price! We've worked with thousands of local students, so we know what it takes to be successful around here.

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About Kettering

Kettering, Ohio is a city named after Charles F. Kettering. You may have never heard of Kettering, but you have more than likely enjoyed the benefits of his inventions. Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and held 186 patents. At first, Kettering was a high school teacher and was known to be extremely engaging. He would even invite his students to come to evening scientific demonstrations; tutoring them in subjects like electricity, heat, magnetism and gravity. His early enthusiasm for science, would foreshadow a lifetime of experimentation and breakthrough.

Later, Kettering attended the College of Wooster before transferring to Ohio State University. Unfortunately, problems with his eyes forced him to stop taking classes. He took a job as the foreman of a telephone line crew and despite being depressed over dropping out, he found a way to apply his electrical engineering skills on the job. When his eyes improved, he was able to go back to Ohio State, where he graduated with an electrical engineering degree.

Kettering worked several jobs in his career and was able to apply his creative ingenuity at each one. His first job after college was in the research laboratory at National Cash Register. In the five years he worked for NCR, Kettering earned twenty-three patents for the company. Kettering would later say that he attributed his success to good luck. He was quoted as saying, “I notice the harder I work, the luckier I get.” While at NCR, Kettering was encouraged by a colleague to work on improving the early automobile. Eventually, a group of engineers was created, who would later become incorporated as the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, or Delco. While working with Delco, Kettering helped create the electric starter in automobiles. The hand crank starter was dangerous; and a new system was needed. Kettering and his colleagues came up with a way to get the car going that was safe, compact, and ingenious.

Delco would eventually be bought by General Motors where Kettering became the head of research. He would go on to invent several more highly useful and impressive things like, leaded gasoline, two stroke diesel engines, Freon refrigerant (which is used in refrigerators and air conditioning units), Duco lacquers and enamels, and the first practical colored paints for mass-produced automobiles. He also developed the “Bug” aerial torpedo, which is considered the world’s first aerial missile. He founded the Kettering Foundation, a nonpartisan research foundation; and also helped found what would become the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He believed that the American industrial research techniques could be used for cancer research. While many of Kettering’s inventions are taken for granted, the next time you turn on your air conditioner, open up your fridge, or get into a vehicle that isn’t black, you can think of him.

Kettering tutors want all students to discover their own academic genius. If your student is struggling in school, a Kettering tutor could be just what you need. Every student deserves the chance to succeed.

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The cover of Time Magazine in 1933, featuring Charles F. Kettering

Kettering Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Kettering students with the opportunity to win a semi-annual college scholarship of $1,000! We are proud to assist students with their investment in education. Many local families trust us with their educational investment on a regular basis, so we feel great about giving back in a similar way! Click below to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.Learn How To Apply

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Kettering Scholarship


Thanks for your interest in our scholarship! Every six months, we select the essay that our panel of 3 judges determines to be the best.

The Fall deadline to apply is November 15th. The Fall winner will be announced to all applicants on December 10th.

The Spring deadline to apply is May 15th. The Spring winner will be announced to all applicants on June 10th.

The current essay prompt is, “Who has inspired your education the most and why?”

Please email your entry to: scholcontest@gradepotential.com

Entries must be between 300-1,000 words.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. One entry per household per year. Winner will be notified via email on or before the Winner Selection Date. Failure by potential winner to respond to such notification within ten (10) days of notification, or failure by the potential winner to adhere to these Official Rules, will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate winner will be selected.


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