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Kent O.

New York, NY

$60/hour

Specialist in Comprehension and Communication Skills

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/24/14
5.0 average from 5 ratings

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Columbia University
CCNY Graduate Center
Other
Manhattanville College, School of Education
Master's

Education

Columbia University

CCNY Graduate Center (Other)

Manhattanville College, School of Education (Master's)

About Kent

I am a former book and magazine editor, New York state certified teacher in social studies, and freelance writer, and have taught students from elementary school through college. Whether you wish to prepare for SATs, write your "college essay," or improve particular writing, English or history skills let's figure out what you want to achieve and work together until you do. I am a former book and magazine editor, New York state certified teacher in social studies, and freelance writer, and have taught students from elementary school through college. Whether you wish to prepare for SATs, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10031
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Literature,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I am a New York State certified teacher of social studies for grades 5-12. Relevant graduate work was done at both the CUNY Graduate Center and Manhattanville College.

English

My undergraduate degree at Columbia was in English. I have been a book and magazine editor. My freelance writing has run the gamut from general interest to literary profile to sports journalism. My experience with writers has included helping the very young to professionals.

Literature

My undergraduate degree at Columbia was in English. I have been a book and magazine editor. Graduate work was in American Studies, before I went on to receive an MA in teaching from Manhattanville. My freelance writing has run the gamut from general interest to literary profile to sports journalism.

Social Studies

I am a New York State certified teacher of social studies grades 5-12. I also completed a master's degree in teaching at Manhattanville College. I look forward to working with you or your student.

Study Skills

The key to good study skills is to find the resonance and relevance between the subject and the student. In my own pursuit of education and in work with students as a NY state certified teacher it is clear that anyone can cram data into their head that may or may not stay as long as an upcoming test. My goal in helping to improve study skills (by improving focus, note-taking, and time management) is to help students recognize that what they gain from timely preparation and active participation in their education is of much greater value to them than all the things they fear and think they dislike about the action of learning outside the classroom.

Writing

My undergraduate degree at Columbia was in English. I have been a book and magazine editor. My freelance writing has run the gamut from general interest to literary profile to sports journalism. My experience with writers has included helping the very young to professionals.

Columbia University
CCNY Graduate Center
Other
Manhattanville College, School of Education
Master's

Education

Columbia University

CCNY Graduate Center (Other)

Manhattanville College, School of Education (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kent will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10031.