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Kim S.

Friendly and patient tutor specializing in English, writing, History

San Diego, CA (92128)

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My love of teaching stems from my life-long love of learning. Despite my own struggles with ADD throughout my life, I was a successful college student, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Working through my own issues has afforded me the chance to empathize and to find fun, creative ways for others to overcome their own struggles.

During my University level teaching experience, I enjoyed helping students find ways to improve their writing and reading skills which, I found, empowered them to be more confident in their own abilities. I specialize in the Arts and Humanities, and especially enjoy teaching history, social studies, English, writing, and Latin.

After earning a degree in Music (Voice), I graduated cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa from UC Irvine with a BA in the Classics. I achieved PhD candidacy in Anthropology as well as a Master's Degree. I look forward to helping you unlock your own potential.

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Kim’s subjects

Algebra 1
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Music History, World History
Music History, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Phonics
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, IELTS, Medical Coding, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Latin, Medical Coding, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking


I have an MA in Sociocultural Anthropology and have also advanced to candidacy for the PhD.


I have a BA in Classics from UC Irvine.

Medical Coding

I have 10 years of physician coding experience and hold four different credentials in coding. I hold the CCS from AHIMA and the CPC from AAPC. I have specialties in Evaluation and Management coding (CEMC) and professional auditing (CPMA). I am also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer.

Music History

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Cal State Long Beach. During this time, I took four semesters of music history, and wrote numerous papers for these courses. I also took four years of music theory, which, at the upper-division level, involved analyzing past compositions and composers, from medieval music to 20th century works.

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University of California, Irvine (Classics)

University of California, Irvine (Master's)

California State University, Long Beach (Other)

Very Helpful Kim was very helpful for my son. He had a writing project and she made sure to discuss the roots of some of the words so that he could more easily be descriptive. My son liked her very much and he looks forward to working with her again. GREAT tutor!! ...

— Shelly from San Diego, CA on 6/1/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92128.

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