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Kaitlyn O.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$65/hour

Dedicated English/ Writing / Creative Writing Tutor

In-person lessons

$65/Hour


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San Diego State University
English

Education

San Diego State University (English)

About Kaitlyn

Reading and writing can be a daunting experience that can seem like a chore when you're first starting; it's hard for all of us in one way, shape, or form. I'm here to help you get on your feet and give you the extra help or inspiration you're looking for. Getting your thoughts down on paper or simply accelerating the amount of time spent reading or writing can be difficult, but with a little help you'll be well on your way to loving the activity of reading/ writing.

I recently graduated from San Diego State University with my Bachelor's in English. Prior to my time at San Diego State, I attended Orange County School of the Arts where I studied Creative Writing. I've been published numerous times for short stories and poetry and have a passion for the skill of creative writing. I worked as a 4th and 5th grade English tutor for two years while in High School in combination with tutoring older students who needed assistance with college and high school papers, SAT and ACT prep, college essay applications, etc.

I like to encourage and motivate my students in a way that allows them to express creativity through their work, but that allows them to develop techniques that will assist them in the subject when they're out on their own. I mainly focus on the breadth and depth of knowledge that is being portrayed through a piece of writing. This is crucial for critical essays and analysis papers and, by identifying these areas, it becomes possible to rearrange papers into a more logical form that conveys the message you, the writer, are attempting to document. I believe in detailed annotations and making helpful suggestions that can spark new ideas throughout pieces of writing.

If you are the type of person that needs to start at square one and has no idea where to start an essay, no problem! We can create detailed layouts of papers where I can teach construction of essays and then gradually move into the writing process so you are able to have a cohesive piece that you are proud of in the end!

I regularly help with professional papers and documents as well, such as writing and editing resumes so convey the best sense of who you are as a business man or woman. Communicating in an effective and efficient manner is pertinent and I am here to work with you to deliver your thoughts in a well-spoken and organized manner.

For those creative writers out there! I am your girl. I absolutely love workshopping and discussing creative writing ideas. I regularly write and focus on bettering my own work every day. No matter what the piece, we can help you reach your goals and finish the piece!

I received my Bachelor's degree in English from SDSU and studied Creative Writing at Orange County School of the Arts. I have been published for my creative writing in various literary magazines and have been tutoring for five years.

I am dedicated to helping my students be the best they can possibly be; I encourage creativity and understand that not all students learn the same way. I focus on portraying thoughts in an organized manner that pinpoints each student's personal needs. I believe in having an open line of communication and listening to what my students find important, wether it's their writing style or a specific issue they are having that they need assistance with.

I am someone that genuinely wants each student to reach their full potential and is willing to put time and energy into ensuring that they reach their individual goals! I am open and love to work with new people and watch them grow in a skill that they may be struggling with. Please feel free to reach out if you're looking for a passionate writer & bookworm to help with your reading/ writing endeavors.
Reading and writing can be a daunting experience that can seem like a chore when you're first starting; it's hard for all of us in one way, shape, or form. I'm here to help you get on your feet and give you the extra help or inspiration you're looking for. Getting your thoughts down on paper or simply accelerating the amount of time spent reading Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

I am happy to be flexible in order to be accommodating; For 2 hour sessions I charge $110. I am happy to tutor multiple students at one time. Group rates: 2 student $90, 3 student $120, 4 student $150

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, 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.

Public Speaking

I enjoy focusing on particular characteristics of speech writing that allow a speaker to excel in front of an audience; I primarily focus on the tone of the speech, the depth and breadth of what is being discussed and how to incorporate information in an effective manner, and expressing mastery over body language during speeches.

I received my bachelor's degree in English from San Diego State University; I have taken public speaking courses and excelled at the subject, I have tutored numerous students on public speaking, and have participated in leadership roles that required regular public speaking in front of large audiences. I believe it is important for everyone to feel comfortable speaking in a public atmosphere.

Study Skills

I regularly work with disabled students and help assist them with their schoolwork; I work on teaching them study skills, time management skills, how to find answers to the questions they have etc. I attended San Diego State University where I studied English; I regularly tutor students that need help with both their school work and organizational skills. Having increased productivity allows students to be more efficient during their courses. Please let me know if you have any questions for me.

San Diego State University
English

Education

San Diego State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

I am happy to be flexible in order to be accommodating; For 2 hour sessions I charge $110. I am happy to tutor multiple students at one time. Group rates: 2 student $90, 3 student $120, 4 student $150

Travel policy

Kaitlyn will travel within 20 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.