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Ingrid K.

Grass Valley, CA

$50/hour

English/Language Arts/College Essay Tutor

$50/Hour


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The Evergreen State College
Bachelor of Arts
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Master's

Education

The Evergreen State College (Bachelor of Arts)

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA (Master's)

About Ingrid

I have been teaching English at the community college level for 14 years. Currently, I teach part-time at Sierra College in Rocklin. I also substitute teach and volunteer in grades K-12 in the Grass Valley area, most frequently at Grass Valley Charter School. I have helped elementary school students improve their reading and writing skills, high school/community college students write stronger essays for college admissions, and junior high through college-age students better their English essays in order to achieve higher grades.
My former students describe me as patient, enthusiastic, flexible, and knowledgeable. At the community college level, I have most recently taught English A, which prepares students for college level composition; college level composition (English 1A); critical thinking (English 1C); and writing about literature (English 1B). For beginning essay writers, I focus on the five paragraph essay format, helping students write a strong thesis, and guiding them to develop their ideas through the use of examples. For more seasoned writers, I focus on the use of MLA format, inclusion of quotations/research material, and the writing of polished, fluent prose. My goals for the younger students are for them to learn to develop reading skills and learn to write clearly and correctly. I also teach students to enjoy reading and writing and to see it for what it is: a chance to open up to the world around them and have an opportunity to express themselves. I practice my own writing every week so that I am always learning in my discipline as well. I am a poet who participates in local readings and has been published in numerous literary journals, including Quercus Review, Alehouse, and the anthology More Than Soil, More Than Sky.
I have been teaching English at the community college level for 14 years. Currently, I teach part-time at Sierra College in Rocklin. I also substitute teach and volunteer in grades K-12 in the Grass Valley area, most frequently at Grass Valley Charter School. I have helped elementary school students improve their reading and writing skills, high Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Grass Valley, CA 95945
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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 (K-6th)

I have passed the CBEST and hold a 30 day substitute teaching permit. I have been substitute teaching in California for over a year. I also hold a MFA degree in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University.

English

B.A, Evergreen State College, 1996.
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Eastern Washington University, 2000.
30 day emergency teaching permit, current.

The Evergreen State College
Bachelor of Arts
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Master's

Education

The Evergreen State College (Bachelor of Arts)

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ingrid will travel within 30 miles of Grass Valley, CA 95945.