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Kurt E.

Foxboro, MA

$35/hour

Licensed, English Teacher and Enthusiastic Tutor!

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/13/17
5.0 average from 7 ratings

$35/Hour


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Bridgewater State College
English

Education

Bridgewater State College (English)

About Kurt

I am an English Language Arts (ELA) tutor available for in-person tutoring in the surrounding areas of both Hartford, Connecticut and Foxboro, Massachusetts. I am passionate about ELA and driven to help others to appreciate it as much as I do. I am a licensed English teacher and have taught in public schools for five years. I've worked with variety of students and have tutored students under Individual Education Plans as well (IEPs). In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and four children. I also enjoy writing fiction, poetry, and teach guitar lessons.

I am an easygoing individual and do my best to bring a relaxing, pleasant environment to my lessons. I focus on constructive, positive approaches building off the strengths and interests of my students. Under my guidance, I teach students how to analyze assignments in reading and writing, prepare for tests, strategies in test taking, and strengthening their knowledge of vocabulary terms.

My style and approach to tutoring has helped many students improve their overall grades in school and test scores. I am happy to assist and available to start immediately whether online or in person. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

My subjects of expertise include:

-English
-Writing
-Literature
-Vocabulary
-Proofreading
-Reading
I am an English Language Arts (ELA) tutor available for in-person tutoring in the surrounding areas of both Hartford, Connecticut and Foxboro, Massachusetts. I am passionate about ELA and driven to help others to appreciate it as much as I do. I am a licensed English teacher and have taught in public schools for five years. I've worked with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Foxboro, MA 02035
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Guitar
English:
English,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding

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.

English

I am an English tutor specializing in helping students improve their writing skills, reading comprehension, and literary analysis.

I attended Bridgewater State College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English with a writing concentration. I also tutored and taught English for five years in public schools.

Guitar

I am a guitar instructor for beginner and intermediate guitar players looking for the basic skills to build a solid foundation. My lessons will help early learners to discover where they want to take their newfound guitar skills.

I've been teaching guitar for nearly 20 years and playing for 23 years. I actively play guitar in my church band and enjoy dabbling in recording music.

I create an enjoyable, active, hands-on environment for the student. Students begin to learn how to play guitar chords within the first lesson.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Proofreading

As an accomplished English major from Bridgewater university, I have extensive experience in proofreading. My work experience during the past 15 years has relied heavily on my proofreading skills from teaching in public schools, utilizing my writing and proofreading skills in a business atmosphere, and tutoring students.

Whether you need to learn how to proofread, need proofreading as a service, or are interested in proofreading and editing services, I am available to assist.

Reading

When I worked in the school systems I helped students prepare for state standardized tests that focus on reading comprehension, among other things. I teach students to pay attention to context clues within readings and use what is given to them within the test (multiple-choice questions, for example).
Through the practice of basic strategies in reading passages, my students have the confidence and ability to approach reading comprehension problems with a higher success rate.

Vocabulary

As an English tutor in the public schools, for five years I helped students strengthen their skills in, among other things, understanding and defining vocabulary. Using reading passages, I taught students to use context clues to help define unfamiliar vocabulary terms. Another useful practice in analyzing vocabulary is a brief overview of the Latin roots (ex. multi for multiple or multimedia) and Greek roots (ex. phobia for claustrophobia or phobic) as well as prefixes (as in fore for before or foreshadow) and suffixes (as in -ful for helpful or thoughtful).

Writing

I have taught English writing and literature for five years in public schools. I also tutor students in preparation for state testing.

Bridgewater State College
English

Education

Bridgewater State College (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kurt will travel within 25 miles of Foxboro, MA 02035.