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Kent M.

Mountain View, CA

$50/hr

Let my passion for writing light up your skills and motivation!

Background check passed as of 5/22/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Let my passion for writing light up your skills and motivation!

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I am passionate about reading and writing. And I know how to transmit that passion to my students. That's why I have a proven track record of helping students develop the motivation to do the hard work required to write well. Whether you're a 4th grader or a high school senior, essays, school projects, and reports can be challenging--especially when you lack confidence or are missing important skills. That's where I come in. I listen deeply; I assess; I strategize with each unique student so that his/her specific reading and writing goals are met. Everyone has strengths. I build on those. Everyone has areas of weakness. I co-create lessons for skill-building. And I expect students to work as hard as I do.

I have tutored students in grades 4-12 in reading comprehension, writing, and Biology/Life Science. I have helped adults read for meaning and write with conviction. I have assisted students of all ages to uncover their inborn writing ability.

My background: I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from my undergraduate liberal arts college and have 9 years experience as a public school teacher. I received a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University and am a novelist, essayist and scholar. I love my work.

May you take joy in your reading and writing; I hope you choose to share with me the very human journey of communicating through the written word.

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

"Extremely patient."

- Bridget, Los Gatos, CA on 2/8/14

"Great tutor."

- Arthur, Palo Alto, CA on 2/3/14

"Great for writing and history"

- Lisa, Palo Alto, CA on 11/8/13
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

My Bachelor of Arts was in Biology (summa cum laude) and I was premed with a Chemistry minor. I taught Biology and Life Science for nine years as a public school teacher.

English

I am a novelist and essayist and have a Masters in Creative Writing. I enjoy tutoring in narrative, essay, and creative writing as well as literary analysis. Tutoring gives me a chance to share my love for the English language and for the craft of writing!

Reading

I am a full time tutor with experience tutoring reading comprehension in grades 4-12. I also have a Masters in Creative Writing. As a former public school teacher with nine years experience, I enjoy tailoring my reading comprehension approach to each student. I motivate students to enjoy the adventures of reading comprehension and literary analysis!

Writing

I am a novelist and essayist and have a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I graduated summa cum laude from my undergraduate college and scored at the 99th percentile in the verbal section of the GRE. Additionally, I have 9 years' experience as a public school teacher and am currently tutoring students of all ages in reading comprehension and writing.

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)

Great tutor. — Kent is very helpful in engaging with my son who used to have anxiety on writing. Now he is a happy writer who especially loves creative writing. Kent has many good suggestions and always keeps up with his schedule. I highly recommend him. ...

— Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kent will travel within 10 miles of Mountain View, CA 94043.


About Kent

I am passionate about reading and writing. And I know how to transmit that passion to my students. That's why I have a proven track record of helping students develop the motivation to do the hard work required to write well. Whether you're a 4th grader or a high school senior, essays, school projects, and reports can be challenging--especially when you lack confidence or are missing important skills. That's where I come in. I listen deeply; I assess; I strategize with each unique student so that his/her specific reading and writing goals are met. Everyone has strengths. I build on those. Everyone has areas of weakness. I co-create lessons for skill-building. And I expect students to work as hard as I do.

I have tutored students in grades 4-12 in reading comprehension, writing, and Biology/Life Science. I have helped adults read for meaning and write with conviction. I have assisted students of all ages to uncover their inborn writing ability.

My background: I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from my undergraduate liberal arts college and have 9 years experience as a public school teacher. I received a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University and am a novelist, essayist and scholar. I love my work.

May you take joy in your reading and writing; I hope you choose to share with me the very human journey of communicating through the written word.

Testimonials

"Great tutor."

- Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

"Extremely patient."

- Bridget, Los Gatos, CA on 2/8/14

"Great tutor."

- Arthur, Palo Alto, CA on 2/3/14

"Great for writing and history"

- Lisa, Palo Alto, CA on 11/8/13

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Mountain View, CA 94043

Kent’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Kent M.

Kent M. passed a background check on 5/22/13. The check was ordered by Kent through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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