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Steven K.

Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach

Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach

$125/hour

  • 5,318 hours tutoring

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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passionate,patient and knowledgable!

My son loves his tutor and enjoys studying further with Steven. He is very experienced and knowledgeable to help teenagers to fall in love with reading and writing. My son got a higher grade in writing recently and feels more confident that he can write quickly with rich resources. I think confidence is the first step for a good writer!

Sherry, 18 lessons with Steven

Extremely Knowledgeable and capable tutor/teacher

He helped me raised my English ACT score from a 22 to a 34. He is an amazing teacher and very professional in all aspects. I have a lot of positives I could say, but I would rather just let the numbers do the talking.

Melissa, 10 lessons with Steven

Excellent Tutor

My daughter has taken Eight lessons from Steven and so far so good. My daughter says that she learns a lot from revising her own writing under Steven’s instructions. I also want to thank Wyzant for letting my daughter have the chance to learn from such an excellent tutor.

Eileen , 34 lessons with Steven

STEVEN is cute

I love steven he has great stories, funny accents, and is an awesome person. Also very talented and passionate. Steven and I have been working on English essays and SAT and he helped me score over 600 on the English section of SAT and I have started really enjoying the writing process. -Keller

Janine, 69 lessons with Steven

Patient tutor

My son isn't a big fan of English class but has enjoyed his time with Steven. He's finally gaining an understanding of how to properly write an essay and how to express his thoughts. I appreciate the literal line-by-line approach of working through a writing session. My son who was apprehensive in the beginning now looks forward to his lessons.

Kimberly, 20 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and professional tutor!

Steven did an excellent job as an academic coach and tutor for my son. He immediately was able to assess his needs and guide him appropriately on an assignment that he was struggling with.

Jenn, 49 lessons with Steven

Wonderful tiutor!

Steven is a wonderful English tutor. He has helped both of my children with writing, vocabulary, and grammar. His knowledge has made a remarkable difference in their school work.

Amy, 71 lessons with Steven

Exceptionally Knowledgable

In my first meeting with Steven as we kick off a more thorough and in-depth course of study, he very effectively summarized the high points of literary history necessary to get me current to our starting point. With simple detail and choice language he not only covered significant substantive ground, he made the lesson interesting and memorable. I'm sort of snobby and I was very impressed. I am looking forward to working with him much more.

Lindsay, 13 lessons with Steven

Knowledgable and caring.

Steven is an amazing tutor. His individual lessons blend together to provide an overview on the building blocks of writing. His analysis and examples help my son understand how his own voice can be found and put down on paper.

Jonathan, 19 lessons with Steven
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$125/hour

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Steven K.

$125/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: 2 hours