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Kisa L.

Dumfries, VA

$40/hr

English PhD offers tutoring services: Writing/Reading/Literature

Background check passed as of 10/25/11
Usually responds in about 2 days

English PhD offers tutoring services: Writing/Reading/Literature

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I am a PhD candidate and English instructor. I teach courses in composition, British literature, literature by women, and Shakespeare. I can offer help with all levels of English, reading, and writing instruction, and I have experience working with ESL students.

I have tutored elementary school students in reading, spelling, math, and science; I am also a long-time employee at a prestigious summer camp for gifted children, with additional tutoring experience at the middle and high school levels. In addition, I have been teaching university-level English courses for ten years.

Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.

Elementary Math

I am certified to tutor in elementary and middle school math and science, and my expertise in English will help to improve critical thinking skills.

English

I can offer tutoring and instruction at all levels of English education.

ESL/ESOL

I teach ESL composition courses at the University of Maryland.

Grammar

Grammar serves as a building block for all English instruction. I focus on learning basic sentence structures, mechanics/punctuation, and parts of speech.

Literature

I specialize in British literature, but I am also well-versed in American and World literature.

Physical Science

I took a number of science courses during my undergraduate studies, and I can offer general help in K-6 science topics as well as some help in middle and high school science subjects.

Prealgebra

In my own studies, I did quite well in math courses up through and including calculus. I can offer help in pre-algebra topics.

Proofreading

As an editor for a JHU summer program and for an online university journal, I have five years experience in proofreading and editing.

Reading

I can help students improve in reading comprehension and critical reading.

Spelling

I can help students with phonetic spelling and memorization skills.

Vocabulary

I have two years experience tutoring students at the high school and college levels. I have helped students use vocabulary to prepare for and improve scores on the SATs and GREs. I have also worked with younger students to improve English-language usage and Standard Written English.

Writing

I have been teaching first-year composition and literature courses at the university level since 2003. I can offer tutoring and instruction in rhetoric/composition and analytical essay writing. I also trained instructors for writing classes at a prestigious summer camp for gifted students.

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA
English
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Master's
The University of Maryland, College Park
PhD

Education

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA (English)

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Master's)

The University of Maryland, College Park (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kisa will travel within 15 miles of Dumfries, VA 22025.


About Kisa

I am a PhD candidate and English instructor. I teach courses in composition, British literature, literature by women, and Shakespeare. I can offer help with all levels of English, reading, and writing instruction, and I have experience working with ESL students.

I have tutored elementary school students in reading, spelling, math, and science; I am also a long-time employee at a prestigious summer camp for gifted children, with additional tutoring experience at the middle and high school levels. In addition, I have been teaching university-level English courses for ten years.

Education

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA
English
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Master's
The University of Maryland, College Park
PhD

Education

Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA (English)

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Master's)

The University of Maryland, College Park (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Dumfries, VA 22025

Kisa’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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 Kisa L.

Kisa L. passed a background check on 10/25/11. The check was ordered by Kisa through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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