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Kathleen C.

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Write better with a friendly tutor and experienced college professor

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Hi there! Do you want to succeed as an academic writer? Do you struggle with history, philosophy, literature, or cultural studies courses? Are you stressed out about the language arts parts of the ACT or SAT exams? Let me help you! I have a Ph.D. an M.A., and M.F.A. degree (the latter in writing) and 25+ years of college teaching. I work with students in middle school through the college level. Together, we will establish a goal for each tutoring session and work together to achieve it. ...

Hi there! Do you want to succeed as an academic writer? Do you struggle with history, philosophy, literature, or cultural studies courses? Are you stressed out about the language arts parts of the ACT or SAT exams? Let me help you! I have a Ph.D. an M.A., and M.F.A. degree (the latter in writing) and 25+ years of college teaching. I work with students in middle school through the college level. Together, we will establish a goal for each tutoring session and work together to achieve it. -- Dr. C.

P.S. I enjoying tutoring I hope to hear from you.


Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Humanities
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Masters
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
PhD

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  • Hourly Rate: $20
  • Rate details: Discounts for multiple tutoring sessions.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/19/2021

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I took speech and drama in high school, where I joined the debate team and participated in speech competitions for oral interpretation and debate. My college classwork included not only the mandatory speech communications course but also readings of my poetry and leadership in an early "women's rap group." In my career as an army officer, I served as an academic counselor, company commander, and trainer of new instructors, all of which required that I speak to be heard and kept the attention of my audience. Finally, I taught college liberal arts courses for 30 years while leading the Arkansas National Organization for Women and writing and speaking on behalf of the ERA and other causes.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Subjects, action verbs, linking verbs, preposition and gerund phrases, infinitives, appositives, dangling modifiers... Nothing is easier to learn than grammar with a friendly, patient, experienced tutor at your side. Would you like to try a thirty-minute demo lesson to start?
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took speech and drama in high school, where I joined the debate team and participated in speech competitions for oral interpretation and debate. My college classwork included not only the mandatory speech communications course but also readings of my poetry and leadership in an early "women's rap group." In my career as an army officer, I served as an academic counselor, company commander, and trainer of new instructors, all of which required that I speak to be heard and kept the attention of my audience. Finally, I taught college liberal arts courses for 30 years while leading the Arkansas National Organization for Women and writing and speaking on behalf of the ERA and other causes.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Subjects, action verbs, linking verbs, preposition and gerund phrases, infinitives, appositives, dangling modifiers... Nothing is easier to learn than grammar with a friendly, patient, experienced tutor at your side. Would you like to try a thirty-minute demo lesson to start?
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing with a 4.0 GPA for all my graduate work. For 20 years, I have taught college composition, creative writing, technical writing, research writing, and writing for a variety of liberal arts courses, such as philosophy, ethics, and religious studies. I published three college textbooks in the past decade, and I now accept occasional assignments as a freelance editor and blogger. I can help students formulate a thesis statement, improve their sentence structure, add citations, correct punctuation, and think of a compelling title for their papers. For me, writing is fun, and helping others to write is enormously satisfying.
Grammar,

Grammar

Subjects, action verbs, linking verbs, preposition and gerund phrases, infinitives, appositives, dangling modifiers... Nothing is easier to learn than grammar with a friendly, patient, experienced tutor at your side. Would you like to try a thirty-minute demo lesson to start?
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took speech and drama in high school, where I joined the debate team and participated in speech competitions for oral interpretation and debate. My college classwork included not only the mandatory speech communications course but also readings of my poetry and leadership in an early "women's rap group." In my career as an army officer, I served as an academic counselor, company commander, and trainer of new instructors, all of which required that I speak to be heard and kept the attention of my audience. Finally, I taught college liberal arts courses for 30 years while leading the Arkansas National Organization for Women and writing and speaking on behalf of the ERA and other causes.
Writing,

Writing

With an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, extensive experience teaching college composition, and an ongoing career as a freelance writer and writing tutor, I have a wealth of knowledge to share with my writing students. Many of those I have taught over the years have praised me as the best writing teacher ever. I will certainly do my best to help you!
ACT English, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I have a good grasp of the basic timeline of American history in terms of the conventional periods (colonial, revolutionary war, Louisiana Purchase and westward expansion, war with Mexico, suppressing Native Americans, slavery and Bloody Kansas, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and so forth. I am especially interested in the social history of the USA--the role of women, non-whites, religious groups, immigrants, the industrial working class, hippies, and all the poets, musicians, painters, preachers, photographers, and film artists who make up our dynamic and driven national culture.
Classics,

Classics

One benefit of attending rather conservative schools is that I studied, taught, and led discussions of the Western classics from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Plato's Republic, Pliny the Younger's letter to Trajan on Christianity to Shakespeare's Hamlet, and selections from the Summa of Thomas Aquinas. I love Sappho and Wordsworth, the book of Job, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Voltaire's Candide. I know the Analects of Confucius, the Buddha's Fire Sermon, and Gandhi's "Salt March" speech, as well as writers inspired by African cultures, such as Fanon, DuBois, and Achebe.
European History,

European History

Those who study the liberal arts must develop a strong sense of European history. What caused the rise and fall of the Roman Empire? Who wrote the Christian scriptures, and why? What accounts for the rise of nation-states in medieval and early modern Europe? How did England become the dominant world power in the 19th century? Was Russia ever a European country? Why was Europe convulsed by war in the first half of the 20th century? The search for answers to such questions inspires scholarship and deepens reflection on the mysteries of human nature.
Religion

Religion

I taught college survey courses on World Religions for the University of Phoenix (Axia College, online), Kaplan University (online), and Philander Smith College, where I also taught Biblical Traditions and Spiritual Writing. I still have course materials and textbooks from those courses and enjoyed teaching this subject matter. I do not indoctrinate; I inform my students.

Homeschool

English,

English

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing with a 4.0 GPA for all my graduate work. For 20 years, I have taught college composition, creative writing, technical writing, research writing, and writing for a variety of liberal arts courses, such as philosophy, ethics, and religious studies. I published three college textbooks in the past decade, and I now accept occasional assignments as a freelance editor and blogger. I can help students formulate a thesis statement, improve their sentence structure, add citations, correct punctuation, and think of a compelling title for their papers. For me, writing is fun, and helping others to write is enormously satisfying.
Writing

Writing

With an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, extensive experience teaching college composition, and an ongoing career as a freelance writer and writing tutor, I have a wealth of knowledge to share with my writing students. Many of those I have taught over the years have praised me as the best writing teacher ever. I will certainly do my best to help you!

Most Popular

English,

English

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing with a 4.0 GPA for all my graduate work. For 20 years, I have taught college composition, creative writing, technical writing, research writing, and writing for a variety of liberal arts courses, such as philosophy, ethics, and religious studies. I published three college textbooks in the past decade, and I now accept occasional assignments as a freelance editor and blogger. I can help students formulate a thesis statement, improve their sentence structure, add citations, correct punctuation, and think of a compelling title for their papers. For me, writing is fun, and helping others to write is enormously satisfying.
Writing

Writing

With an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, extensive experience teaching college composition, and an ongoing career as a freelance writer and writing tutor, I have a wealth of knowledge to share with my writing students. Many of those I have taught over the years have praised me as the best writing teacher ever. I will certainly do my best to help you!

Other

Religion

Religion

I taught college survey courses on World Religions for the University of Phoenix (Axia College, online), Kaplan University (online), and Philander Smith College, where I also taught Biblical Traditions and Spiritual Writing. I still have course materials and textbooks from those courses and enjoyed teaching this subject matter. I do not indoctrinate; I inform my students.

Summer

Writing

Writing

With an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, extensive experience teaching college composition, and an ongoing career as a freelance writer and writing tutor, I have a wealth of knowledge to share with my writing students. Many of those I have taught over the years have praised me as the best writing teacher ever. I will certainly do my best to help you!

Test Preparation

ACT English

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She has great understanding and cares for her student and try to meet the what student need. I didn't want to rate her because she might become so busy and popular which might make me hard to get her time but, OH WELL! I want everyone to know how great she is. She is just great.. experience for yourself.

Elizabeth , 8 lessons with Kathleen

Great, passionate, and knowledgeable English Tutor.

Kathleen helped me figure out how to finally complete an essay I was working on for a few days. After struggling for a while with formatting the paper correctly in a sensible order, Kathleen clarified my issues and I was successfully able to submit it. I would highly recommend her.

Aaron , 2 lessons with Kathleen
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