Ken Krueger, M.Ed, Consultant/Counselor/Tutor

Mr. Ken Krueger is a veteran teacher, counselor, and consultant who specializes full-time in helping students from over 100 Phoenix area elementary schools, high schools, and colleges with their standardized test prep and college planning needs. He has a double major B.A. degree in Economics and Psychology from Duke University, M.Ed. in Guidance Counseling, and post graduate credentials from U. of A., A.S.U, and Santa Clara University. He has 38 years of experience – 25 years in both public and private secondary schools in Ohio and Arizona (including 15 years at Brophy College Prep), and 13 years to date as an independent consultant, college counselor, and professional tutor.

Ken has assisted thousands of American and international students, along with their parents, with the challenging processes of high school and college admissions, standardized test prep for the HSPT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AIMS, GRE, and high school and college math tutoring. Credentials, services and fees, online resources for college planning, summer school information, and much more free information can be found on the website above, including more about his highly touted new book: “Ken Krueger’s College Planning Guide: Where Do I Start? How Do I Get There?”

Ken’s test prep and consulting services have enabled students to attend colleges worldwide. His friendly, comfortable, tutoring environment, styled after the Harkness Table model of East Coast boarding schools, enables students to relate personally and conversationally, gain confidence, reduce test anxiety, learn test-taking and timing strategies, develop group interaction skills, and to practice, practice, practice from real PSAT, SAT, and ACT resources. Development of positive thinking skills, review of the necessary math, reading, and essay writing skills, are major components of his course. Ken is the sole proprietor, and provides his personal touch and wealth of experience, unlike other standardized prep courses which are taught by “trained tutors.” Ken’s program brings about triple-digit score increases on a regular basis. (See (testimonials-Testimonials.html).)

You may click on a listing of Ken’s clients’ elementary and secondary schools here, as well as a list of his clients’ college acceptance schools here.

Academic History

  • Duke University Graduate — Class of 1972, B.A. Degree in Psychology and Economics
  • Bowling Green State University — Class of 1978, Masters Degree in Education, Specializing in Guidance and Counseling
  • Continuing Math and Counseling credits — University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Santa Clara University

Current and Past Certifications, Training, and Awards, 1974 – Present

  • Ohio Department of Education Secondary Education Teaching Certificate (1974-1995): Economics, Psychology, and Guidance Counselor (Grades 7-12)
  • Adelphi University Training Seminar on Prevention of Drug Abuse (1975)
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Educator Airlift
  • Jesuit Schools Education Association Counselors’ Conference
  • Santa Clara Counseling for College Institute
  • Bureau of Education and Research Math Seminar
  • ASU, NAU, and UA Counseling Conferences
  • North Central Association of Jesuit Schools and Colleges Certification: Mathematics, Psychology, Economics, School Counselor
  • Arizona Department of Education Certification: Standard Secondary Education, grades 7-12; Guidance Counselor; Mathematics; Psychology
  • Arizona Community College Provisional Teaching Certificate: Psychology, Counseling
  • Michael P. Klein Faculty and Staff Achievement Award: In recognition for outstanding personal, professional, and spiritual dedication to families and students (1998)

Member Organizations

  • Ohio Education Association (OEA); Sandusky Education Association (SEA)
  • National Education Association (NEA); Arizona Education Association (AEA)
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • Served as a member of the board of directors of:
    • Youth House, Inc.; Family Services of Erie County;
    • Volunteers in Action; Tri-County Alcoholism Center
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • Duke Varsity Club

Personal Experiences and Honors

Ken attended Duke University on a football scholarship, competing both on the gridiron and in track and field. After graduation, he served as Personnel Manager of Cedar Point, a resort corporation that employed over 3000 seasonal and permanent employees in Ohio. After a couple of years of working in the business world, he realized that he missed the education environment and went back to school to complete his Masters Degree in Education, specializing in Guidance and Counseling. He then entered the field of Education and spent the next 30 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, coach and now an education consultant helping thousands of students and their parents.

During that time, Ken also coached high school football for 15 years at all levels, and track for 20 years – including being a head coach for 16 years.

Additional honors include: Sandusky High School Hall of Fame Member, Sandusky, Ohio, Football and Track, inducted 1993; First Team All-Ohio high school center; All-American (Honorable Mention) high school center in Coach and Athlete Magazine and Scholastic Magazine; All-American performer in the discus, 1968, high school, U.S. Track and Field News Magazine. As of 2009, Ken is listed on Duke University’s Track and Field’s All-Time Records List for posting the 5th best discus throw in school history in 1969.

Charitable Work

Over the course of the past 13 years, Mr. Krueger has donated sets of test prep sessions to the following:

  • Brophy College Prep annual auctions
  • Xavier College Prep annual auctions
  • Phoenix Country Day School bi-annual auctions
  • Friends of Orphans annual auctions
  • Boys Hope/Girls Hope scholars
  • Needy students attending local high schools, including Brophy, Xavier, Bourgade, Arcadia, and Sunnyslope

Employment History

  • Educational Guidance Services (May 1998-present)
    Now self-employed and sole proprietor for counseling and consulting in college admissions, financial aid, mathematics tutoring, ACT and SAT test preparation. Currently serving 1700 students from 93 elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in the greater Phoenix area, Tucson, and Yuma. Available seven days a week.
  • Brophy College Prep, Phoenix, AZ (1983-1998)
    Served as Counselor for all grade levels, Instructor of Mathematics and Psychology, Assistant Football and Head Track Coach, Test Coordinator for all standardized testing (PSAT, NEDT, P-ACT), Speech and Debate Club Moderator. Chaired College Information Night, College Fair, and Career Day. Organized and facilitated Health Awareness sessions to promote discussion of drug and alcohol use and abuse. Provided personal and academic support to Boys’ Hope residents. Served as counselor for Native American students. Co-moderated Peers for Peers, training students in crisis counseling. Facilitated Father-Son, Freshman, and Sophomore Retreats. Tour Guide for selected Ivy League Colleges.
  • Peoria High School, Peoria, AZ (1981-1983)
    Instructor of Algebra I, Geometry, Basic Math, General Math. Advisor for Interact Club (a Rotary subsidiary). Assistant Football Coach, Head Girls’ Track Coach
  • Sandusky St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School, Sandusky, OH (1979-1981)
    Guidance Counselor, NHS Advisor, Varsity Football Coach, Head Track Coach. Implemented Career Education Program. Built master schedule of classes. Responsible for educational and personal needs of all juniors and seniors, including testing and scheduling.
  • Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (1974-1978)
    Student Counselor, Student Council Advisor, Football and Track Coach. Served emotionally, socially, and academically disadvantaged students, working with Family Services, Welfare, Juvenile Court, and Police agencies to coordinate resources. Organized and facilitated group counseling sessions to develop communication skills and positve self-concepts. Served as a member of the Board of Directors for Volunteers In Action, Family Services, Tri-County Alcoholism Center, and Youth House, Inc. Instructed adult education classes in General Psychology and Psychology for Everyday Living.
  • Cedar Point, Inc., Sandusky, OH (1972-1973)
    Personnel Manager and Assistant Housing Coordinator, Editor of Employee Newsletter. Coordinated seasonal employment of 3000 local college and high school students. Worked with the President to administer labor and personnel relations programs including collective bargaining, greivance procedures, contract interpretation, employee benefits, and recruitment.