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Kelvin B.

Reading Comprehension & Essay Writing

Astoria, NY (11102)

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Hello! I am a professor of English literature in the CUNY system, and have over a decade of experience teaching/demystifying the art of literary composition and analysis! Students are often drawn to literature because they are told that they are free to interpret texts in a number of ways, but then find they have difficulty achieving consistently good grades on their writing assignments. What's lacking, I have found, is an approach to reading & writing that provides students with concrete ways to approach their assigned reading and writing. My approach to literature is rooted in such concrete practices, and aims to empower students and provide them with the tools to enjoy the reading and writing process more and to excel while doing so!

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Kelvin’s subjects

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


British and American literature specialist from the seventeenth century to present.


I specialize in the following: British & American literature from the seventeenth century to present; literary analysis; critical theory; literary history; literary terms; and literary composition.


I can assist with the following: Middle School & High School Language Arts Compositions, College Social Science and Humanities Essays, and Graduate Level Essays and Theses.

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Duke University

University of California, Berkeley (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

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Kelvin will travel within 10 miles of Astoria, NY 11102.

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