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Winnie K.

Fullerton, CA

$35/hour

patient, friendly English and history tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/26/10
4.8 average from 37 ratings
Knowledgeable, friendly and patient tutor
— Sylvia, La Habra, CA on 12/12/16

$35/Hour


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Chapman University, Orange, California
creative writing
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Graduate Coursework

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California (creative writing)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Graduate Coursework)

About Winnie

I'm very friendly and understanding, and I take responsibilities with a fun attitude as well as dedication to excellence. My strongest subjects reside in the humanities: English, creative writing, literature, world/American/East Asian/European history. I would love to help you fulfill your potential!

I graduated with a English (concentration in creative writing) M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 3.9 GPA in May 2016. With an advanced degree I've learned how to study and manage my workload, and I can assist you in those areas as well. :)

In Spring 2012 I graduated cum laude on the Chancellor's List from Chapman University with a B.F.A. in creative writing. During my two years there I presented at the regional and national Sigma Tau Delta English honors society and Honors Program conferences for my creative writing and acted as a category editor in poetry and scriptwriting for the school Honors Journal. Since then I have also been a freelance script coverage writer for The Happy Writers, Better Management, Screenwriting Premium Staffing, and more. I am a book reviewer for Nostrovia! Poetry, Necessary Fiction, and Fjords Review.

I have recently begun looking into writing contests and publication; my work is upcoming in Bards and Sages, and featured in Funny in Five Hundred, The Singularity, isPalooka Literary Journal, The Daily Satire anthology, Pirenes Fountain, the Philadelphia Review of Books, Passages North, as well as the Kung Fu Action Theatre podcast, and several more. In 2011 I was Chapman University’s Creative Writing Program nominee for Association of Writers Journal in the fiction category and for the New York State Summer Writers Institute Scholarship.
I'm very friendly and understanding, and I take responsibilities with a fun attitude as well as dedication to excellence. My strongest subjects reside in the humanities: English, creative writing, literature, world/American/East Asian/European history. I would love to help you fulfill your potential!

I graduated with a English
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fullerton, CA 92833
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, friendly and patient tutor"

- Sylvia, La Habra, CA on 12/12/16

"Knowledgable Tutor"

- Cory, Fullerton, CA on 5/10/17

"Wonderful English tutor"

- Catharine, Fullerton, CA on 3/22/17

"Great tutoring"

- YOUNSU, Brea, CA on 2/14/17

"Friendly and knowlegable tutor"

- Nancy, Hawaiian Gardens, CA on 6/27/16

"Winnie's knowledge of computers was very helpful to me."

- Maria, Anaheim, CA on 8/29/15

"Great tutor! Was very efficient with our time!"

- Jessica, Downey, CA on 7/29/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word

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.

College Counseling

I have a Masters degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which I believe provides some evidence of successful college applications. Under the category of "English" and "essay writing" I have previously tutored in completing college statements of purpose. I recognize the difficulties that many students have in expressing, in writing, their unique abilities and skill sets to an admissions committee. I work closely with the student to formulate a focused plan of action to best highlight his or her individual qualities while keeping in mind the overall image of a good applicant.

Microsoft Windows

From a consumer point of view, I can effectively navigate Windows 7, 8, and 10. I check tech websites like CNET, PCworld, PCmag, Mobile Tech Review, etc, nearly every day. I often troubleshoot for friends and family, from issues with printer wifi network setup to problems with sound or graphics driver installation. If I cannot figure something out on my own, I can quickly look up the solution--however, if I have a GUI, I can most likely intuit what to do.

Social Studies

I was an excellent history student in high school and college; I received A's in every history course I took, such as world (5 on AP test)/U.S./Asian-American/Western Europe/East Asia/France and possibly a few more.

I've tutored in all of these areas and have helped to substantially raise student grades, recently from a D to a B so far.

I know how to study for any basically any history topic, and would very much like to assist him in improving in this subject.

Chapman University, Orange, California
creative writing
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Graduate Coursework

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California (creative writing)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable, friendly and patient tutor

Winnie has been very helpful to my son with his honors English class. She helps him address his work in an organized way, which helps him complete his work faster and he does a better job as well!

— Sylvia, La Habra, CA on 12/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Winnie will travel within 10 miles of Fullerton, CA 92833.