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Steven K.

Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach

Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach

$80/hour

About Steven


Bio

I have been helping students of all abilities learn how to succeed since 1985. My experience teaching and developing college writing and literature courses, tutoring in a university writing center, helping found another and serving for over a decade as director of an after-school non-profit learning lab providing academic support in all subjects for high school students has enabled me to develop a variety of programs, strategies, courses and workshops designed to help students from all...

I have been helping students of all abilities learn how to succeed since 1985. My experience teaching and developing college writing and literature courses, tutoring in a university writing center, helping found another and serving for over a decade as director of an after-school non-profit learning lab providing academic support in all subjects for high school students has enabled me to develop a variety of programs, strategies, courses and workshops designed to help students from all walks of life succeed. With special expertise in writing, literature, language and the humanities, I understand that the best learning results from patient coaching and clear instruction rather than judgmental criticism.

As an academic coach, my goal is to develop independent learners. I help students understand how to approach projects and assignments so that their success with one challenge can lead to success with new tasks. My students learn to understand clearly what assignments are asking them to do and to organize their notes, classroom materials and study strategies to anticipate exactly what will be on the test. I love to see my students develop confidence and build a set of tools they can use in school, on the job and in life.

As a college professor I have taught students of all abilities, from struggling basic writers and English as a second language students to advanced literature scholars. Having studied Latin, Germanic, Romance and Celtic languages and literatures, I understand how to use language to create great writing. As a long-time writing teacher, my superpowers are organizing, revising, editing and proofreading--all practical skills any student can learn to do well. Because I have written tests and other academic assessments, I understand from the inside how to best anticipate and to prepare for them.

Please contact me to learn more and to schedule customized lessons from a writing, language and literature expert. During regular business hours, you can expect a prompt response.


Education

UNC-Chapel Hill
English
UNC-Chapel Hill
Masters
UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

I studied classical and medieval Latin as a graduate student. While earning my MA and PhD in Medieval Studies, I read and translated primary classical, religious, scientific, literary and historical Latin texts, giving me a wide-ranging expertise in the Latin language from the classical period, through the middle ages and into the Renaissance. My thesis and dissertation examine how Irish scholars used classical and medieval Latin sources to teach the work of Bede, an eighth-century church father. Working as director of an after-school learning lab for high school students has given me considerable experience tutoring Latin one-on-one.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Writing,

Writing

I am a writer and editor with a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have over a decade's experience designing and teaching college writing and literature courses at UNC and at Marist College, and I have provided individual tutoring services at both institutions, having worked in one college's Writing Center and helped found another's. In addition, I served as long-term Executive Director of a non-profit, after-school, academic-support facility for Wake County high-school students, where I designed and delivered tutoring programs and services in all subjects. As a writing coach, I know that willing students can develop into stronger writers through extensive practice and patient, positive feedback.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I am a writer and editor with a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have over a decade's experience designing and teaching college writing and literature courses at UNC and at Marist College, and I have provided individual tutoring services at both institutions, having worked in one college's Writing Center and helped found another's. In addition, I served as long-term Executive Director of a non-profit, after-school, academic-support facility for Wake County high-school students, where I designed and delivered tutoring programs and services in all subjects. As a writing coach, I know that willing students can develop into stronger writers through extensive practice and patient, positive feedback.
English

Language

Latin

Latin

I studied classical and medieval Latin as a graduate student. While earning my MA and PhD in Medieval Studies, I read and translated primary classical, religious, scientific, literary and historical Latin texts, giving me a wide-ranging expertise in the Latin language from the classical period, through the middle ages and into the Renaissance. My thesis and dissertation examine how Irish scholars used classical and medieval Latin sources to teach the work of Bede, an eighth-century church father. Working as director of an after-school learning lab for high school students has given me considerable experience tutoring Latin one-on-one.

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Writing,

Writing

I am a writer and editor with a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have over a decade's experience designing and teaching college writing and literature courses at UNC and at Marist College, and I have provided individual tutoring services at both institutions, having worked in one college's Writing Center and helped found another's. In addition, I served as long-term Executive Director of a non-profit, after-school, academic-support facility for Wake County high-school students, where I designed and delivered tutoring programs and services in all subjects. As a writing coach, I know that willing students can develop into stronger writers through extensive practice and patient, positive feedback.
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am a writer and editor with a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have over a decade's experience designing and teaching college writing and literature courses at UNC and at Marist College, and I have provided individual tutoring services at both institutions, having worked in one college's Writing Center and helped found another's. In addition, I served as long-term Executive Director of a non-profit, after-school, academic-support facility for Wake County high-school students, where I designed and delivered tutoring programs and services in all subjects. As a writing coach, I know that willing students can develop into stronger writers through extensive practice and patient, positive feedback.

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Writing

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Knowledgeable and Flexible

We reached out to Steven to help my daughter during college application process. First off he is very prompt and accommodating when we requested his time. His skills as an English tutor are excellent - organizing content, revising, editing, proof reading are top notch. He polished her drafts with such good recommendations that my daughter who is a perfectionist, was totally happy. We definitely recommend Steven as a tutor.

Neelima, 7 lessons with Steven

Excellent

Steven is an excellent teacher, and my son quickly got into the state of class. After the class, he told me that Steven taught very well and he was very willing to continue the following courses.

Jessie, 34 lessons with Steven

Simply fantastic

Steven exceeds my expectations every time we call upon him for tutoring. He is engaging, technical, and theme focused. Could not ask for more. Thank you, Steven.

Alicia, 15 lessons with Steven

Ex excellent beginning !!!!!

Excellent beginning,Made the process simple. Thank you very much. I certainly hear trepidation about even starting the writing process but now I’m more confident to this process

Naomi, 80 lessons with Steven

Absolutely Fantastic Tutor

Steven has been working with our son who is a junior at college. He needed work on reading comprehension, organizing and planning papers, and strengthening his writing ability. Steven has made an enormous difference and our son is not only learning quickly but showing marked improvement in his work. He has been getting great grades and receiving strong, positive feedback from his professors. Steven is flexible, available when needed, and has formed a wonderful working relationship with him. Our son feels he is learning every time they work together. I cannot recommend Steven highly enough. We feel lucky to have him a part of our son's college life and helping to prepare him to be a really excellent writer once he is out in the working world.

Sally, 22 lessons with Steven

Determined tutor!!!

Steven is a very professional, determined English teacher-professor. Not only he reviews regular SAT passages, he also helped our son in Scholastic and JFK award essay competition.

INGA, 33 lessons with Steven

Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient.

I am glad I found Steven K. on Wyzant. I appreciate Steven's extensive knowledge and feedback, and the online format to work with him. I think anyone looking for help in his area of expertise will enjoy working with him.

Deborah, 10 lessons with Steven

Thoughtful and fun!

My class with Steven was great - he was very thoughtful, fun and well prepared to suit my needs. I will continue to take additional classes with Steven for sure. Thank you very much!

Summer, 3 lessons with Steven

Excellent at explaining

Writing a paper and getting a professional critique is extremely helpful. Steven's knowledge of grammar and writing gave me ideas on how to make a paper flow. I know it will come in handy when writing future papers. Very professional!

Lexi, 2 lessons with Steven
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Response time: 24 minutes

$80/hour

Steven K.

$80/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Steven

Response time: 24 minutes