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Kim K.

New York, NY

$90/hr

Award-Winning Writer Will Help You Make Your Writing Shine

Award-Winning Writer Will Help You Make Your Writing Shine

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I am an award-winning writer (my book of nonfiction is a critically acclaimed, NY TIMES reviewed collection of essays). I have worked as a teacher/editor/freelance writer for more than thirty years. I taught English as a Foreign Language abroad, have taught adult literacy, tutored students with learning disabilities, worked with undergraduate and graduate students, and coached many writers (young and older) in the art of the personal essay.

I am eager to explore with students the many possibilities that exist in a given piece of writing. My goal is to teach students the elements of style and the fundamentals of craft. I provide prompts, ask questions, and work with students to develop their voices, discover what they are really writing about, and hone their editorial skills. My goal is to promote self-sufficiency so that my services become obsolete.

Whenever I teach, I find myself quoting these words from Helene Cixous: "Writing and reading are not separate ... a real reader is already on the way to writing." My focus is on creative literacy, an approach that stresses the practice of rigorous reading, looking at a text from the inside out and inspecting the how of a piece of writing instead of the why. Such examination leads students to hone their proficiency and experiences as readers/writers and to scrutinize the larger context in which writing--their own and that of others--is produced.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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University of Maine
English
University of Southern Maine
Master's

Education

University of Maine (English)

University of Southern Maine (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special pricing for multiple hour lessons available If you cancel a lesson within 24 hours, pay 75%.

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023.


About Kim

I am an award-winning writer (my book of nonfiction is a critically acclaimed, NY TIMES reviewed collection of essays). I have worked as a teacher/editor/freelance writer for more than thirty years. I taught English as a Foreign Language abroad, have taught adult literacy, tutored students with learning disabilities, worked with undergraduate and graduate students, and coached many writers (young and older) in the art of the personal essay.

I am eager to explore with students the many possibilities that exist in a given piece of writing. My goal is to teach students the elements of style and the fundamentals of craft. I provide prompts, ask questions, and work with students to develop their voices, discover what they are really writing about, and hone their editorial skills. My goal is to promote self-sufficiency so that my services become obsolete.

Whenever I teach, I find myself quoting these words from Helene Cixous: "Writing and reading are not separate ... a real reader is already on the way to writing." My focus is on creative literacy, an approach that stresses the practice of rigorous reading, looking at a text from the inside out and inspecting the how of a piece of writing instead of the why. Such examination leads students to hone their proficiency and experiences as readers/writers and to scrutinize the larger context in which writing--their own and that of others--is produced.


Education

University of Maine
English
University of Southern Maine
Master's

Education

University of Maine (English)

University of Southern Maine (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special pricing for multiple hour lessons available If you cancel a lesson within 24 hours, pay 75%.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023

Kim’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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