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Kayla S.

Bethesda, MD

$45/hour

Writing, Reading, and College Advising

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/15/14

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Brown University
English and Lit. Art
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Brown University (English and Lit. Art)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Kayla

My name is Kayla, and I am a high school English teacher in Washington, DC. I received my BA from Brown University, where I double majored in English Literature and Literary Arts, and my MFA from Columbia University where I majored in Creative Writing. Last year, I taught high school English at a boarding school in Tennessee. I also helped with the college counseling and admissions departments. I spent two summers working as a teaching assistant for Duke University's Talent Identification Program. I helped teach both writing and literature classes and held "College Question and Answer" sessions. I love helping students of all ages develop and achieve their academic goals.

I specialize in the college application process, and tutoring English (including writing, literature, grammar, ACT writing, ACT reading). I begin by establishing goals with my students, and give the students weekly challenges on the path toward achieving them.

Though I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I am willing to reschedule sessions. I ask for regular feedback to make sure that both the student and parents are satisfied.

I often hold sessions in libraries or cafes, but if it's more convenient for the student, I'm happy to travel to other locations.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed on your academic path!
My name is Kayla, and I am a high school English teacher in Washington, DC. I received my BA from Brown University, where I double majored in English Literature and Literary Arts, and my MFA from Columbia University where I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bethesda, MD 20814
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GED
History:
Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have a lot of experience with taking the ACT, so I'm very familiar with the test. I received a nearly perfect score on the English section, and I know to help others study to improve their own scores.

College Counseling

As a graduate of Brown University and a current graduate student at Columbia, I have significant personal experience with the college application process. I attended a public high school in rural Mississippi where I had no access to a college counselor, so I did extensive research in order to figure out as much about the process as possible. During my summers as an RA for high school summer abroad programs in Italy and Spain, I advised student on college choices and the application process. Last summer as a Teaching Assistant for Duke's Talent Identification Program, I led "College Q & A" sessions as an elective activity. I'm currently working as a college counselor for adult participants in Columbia's Community Impact GED program, helping them consider college options, set goals, navigate the application process, fill out financial aid forms, and providing general guidance and support.

English

At Brown University, I doubled majored in both English and Literary Arts. I'm currently pursuing my MFA at Creative Writing at Columbia University. I've worked as a teaching assistant for an English class at Duke's Talent Identification program, and I have experience teaching English for the GED.

Literature

I've worked as a teaching assistant for a literature class at Duke University's Talent Identification Program. I received my BA from Brown University, where one of my majors was English literature. I'm currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing Program at Columbia University, which places a heavy emphasis on reading. Reading is one of my greatest passions.

Reading

I received my BA from Brown University, where one of my majors was English literature. I'm currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing Program at Columbia University, which places a heavy emphasis on reading. I've worked as a teaching assistant for a literature class at Duke University's Talent Identification Program. Reading is one of my greatest passions.

Writing

I doubled majored in both English and Literary Arts at Brown University, for which I received honors. I'm now pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia University. I've been a a teaching assistant for both English and writing classes for Duke University's Talent Identification Program, and I volunteered as a Creative Writing teacher for a Manhattan high school.

Brown University
English and Lit. Art
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Brown University (English and Lit. Art)

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kayla will travel within 15 miles of Bethesda, MD 20814.