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Kristy E.

Brooklyn, NY

$65/hour

Write Great College Application Essays with Proven Essay Coach

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 30 ratings
Sophisticated Writing Tutor
— Raj, New York, NY on 2/5/14

$65/Hour


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Trent University
English
Western Michigan University
Master's

Education

Trent University (English)

Western Michigan University (Master's)

About Kristy

I am a professional writer with an MFA in fiction with work published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Rumpus and many other places. I taught freshman composition for three years while I was getting my master's, and essays are my specialty, especially college application essays. I've helped many students find a subject that inspired them and a way to craft a well-organized, emotionally rich piece. One student emailed me recently to tell me he'd been accepted at all three of his top choices with the essays I helped him write. I am a professional writer with an MFA in fiction with work published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Rumpus and many other places. I taught freshman composition for three years while I was getting my master's, and essays are my specialty, especially college application essays. I've helped many students find a subject that inspired them Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Sophisticated Writing Tutor"

- Raj, New York, NY on 2/5/14

"Good Assignments, Very Prepared"

- Allison, Brooklyn, NY on 5/26/14

"Great tutor"

- Richard, New York, NY on 2/14/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

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.

College Counseling

As a professional writer with an MFA in creative writing, I bring plenty of experience when helping students prepare their college application essays. For two years while getting my master's, I taught Freshman Composition, laying out the guidelines for effective essay structure. I help students produce essays that don't rely on generalizations or cliches, but dig deeply into their own ideas and experience. Discovering an exciting theme to develop, and working until the essay is error-free and polished, is a satisfying and obtainable objective.

SAT Writing

I tested in the 97th percentile in Verbal on the GRE (the SAT for graduate school) and in the 94th percentile for the Subject test, in English. My writing and literature knowledge is exceptional, and I also have a good understanding of the strategy behind the SAT (and GRE). I believe I can give a very strong foundation with which to approach the writing section of the test.

Writing

I am a published writer (New York Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Time Out New York, and many other places) and also a teacher of writing. I have an MFA in fiction and am constantly involved with writing -- helping students to improve theirs, or working on my own. Teaching writing has been a true love of mine, and I have found many techniques to help students feel more engaged by their subjects and more confident in their writing skills. More than anything I try to transfer my passion for working with words, and the deep meaning writing can have for you if you find the patience to conquer its complexities.

Trent University
English
Western Michigan University
Master's

Education

Trent University (English)

Western Michigan University (Master's)

Sophisticated Writing Tutor

Kristy is a very sophisticated writing tutor who helped with editing and organizing a piece of writing. She helped with focus of argument, appropriate word choices and polishing the overall flow of the piece. She is a very good listener and facilitates the student in crafting his/her own argument. She also helps with incisive comments in situations where a student needs a second opinion on a piece

— Raj, New York, NY on 2/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristy will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201.