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Thomas K.

Seasoned professional tutor and writing coach

Seasoned professional tutor and writing coach

$100/hour

  • Carmel, NY 10512

About Thomas


Bio

I taught high school English for 40 years and served for much of that time as English department chairman at Briarcliff High School in Westchester County, NY, where I also coordinated the school's Writing Lab. In 1997, I was named Teacher of the Year in the Briarcliff Manor Public Schools. I have also taught as an adjunct instructor at several area colleges. My publications include some academic writing, articles on Irish history and culture, and some human-interest pieces for local...

I taught high school English for 40 years and served for much of that time as English department chairman at Briarcliff High School in Westchester County, NY, where I also coordinated the school's Writing Lab. In 1997, I was named Teacher of the Year in the Briarcliff Manor Public Schools. I have also taught as an adjunct instructor at several area colleges. My publications include some academic writing, articles on Irish history and culture, and some human-interest pieces for local magazines. I'm currently writing memoir and fiction. I lead a writing workshop in Kent Lakes, NY, and co-direct one on Cape Cod. Occasionally, I record selected blog posts as a commentator on Pawling Pubic Radio, WPWL, 103.7 FM.

I am experienced in teaching all aspects of English--writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary, and speaking--with a particular emphasis on coaching students one-on-one. I specialize in teaching editing and proofreading. I help each student to recognize his or her individual strengths and to build upon them while also addressing skills areas that need to be developed. Quite frankly, I help students to believe in their own possibilities and then to hone their skills in light of their goals. Over the years, my work as a writer has afforded me a unique perspective on the importance of audience, purpose, and tone in writing.
In addition to working with students and aspiring writers, I am available for small group corporate sessions and corporate workshops.

While I prefer to tutor in a private room in a public library, I can make other arrangements for a quiet space. Our first meeting is always a free consultation session to see if we're a good fit. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy for scheduled tutoring sessions. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can help you achieve your English goals.


Education

Iona College
B.A., English
Lehman College, City University of NY
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Rate details: Group or Workshop rates available upon request.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Carmel, NY 10512
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing

Homeschool

English, Writing

Most Popular

English, Writing

Summer

Writing

$100/hour

Thomas K.

$100/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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