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Jonathan K.

Ivy League Help with College App Essays - 25 years experience

Ivy League Help with College App Essays - 25 years experience

$65/hour

  • 307 hours tutoring

  • Chelsea New York, NY 10018

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

Erik, 24 lessons with Jonathan

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Response time: 3 hours

About Jonathan


Bio

If you are looking for a writing tutor to help you with essays (especially college application essays!), you've come to the right place.

A TEACHER OF WRITING.
I began tutoring novice writers twenty-five years ago while I finished my undergrad degree at Yale. Soon thereafter I earned my teaching degree from Tufts University and trained at the leading teacher apprenticeship program, at Shady Hill School. Over the years I have taught English, history (including AP United States History),...

If you are looking for a writing tutor to help you with essays (especially college application essays!), you've come to the right place.

A TEACHER OF WRITING.
I began tutoring novice writers twenty-five years ago while I finished my undergrad degree at Yale. Soon thereafter I earned my teaching degree from Tufts University and trained at the leading teacher apprenticeship program, at Shady Hill School. Over the years I have taught English, history (including AP United States History), and speech and debate, but I have always considered myself first and foremost a teacher of writing.

HELPING STUDENTS BUILD THEIR SKILLS AND TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR WORK.
For most of my teaching and tutoring over the years, I have specialized in helping high-school and college students develop the skills and strategies they need to be self-sufficient in their nonfiction writing. This includes helping writers to:
- approach the challenges of each project with a sense of purpose;
- engage in appropriate, productive background research;
- develop working ideas that address the needs of the project;
- gather and select fitting source material;
- draft prose with a degree of fluency; and
- revise to maximize the essay's effectiveness.

NB: I tutor primarily online. The tools Wyzant provides make for a positive experience, and I find working online offers flexibility for both tutor and tutee.

A SOLID TRACK RECORD WITH LEADING INSTITUTIONS.
I currently teach English at an outstanding public school. For the past ten years I have been teaching history and politics at The American School in England, where I also started a speech and debate squad and founded a local league. In addition to my regular teaching and tutoring, I serve as a Sutton Trust / Fulbright Commission Mentor for underprivileged college applicants, assisting them in developing their college application essays. For many years I taught a summer course on the personal essay for The Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY), and this summer I served as Academic Dean for CTY. I have also been an instructor for semester-long online courses for educators, with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Education

Yale University; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Archaeology, with distinction
Tufts University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: I offer significant discounts for referrals; please just ask.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of New York, NY 10018
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/25/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a speech and debate coach for eight years and currently serve as my league's Chair. I have been teaching speech and debate as a formal subject for five years at my current school. This year I earned the Degree of Special Distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association for my accomplishments.

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a speech and debate coach for eight years and currently serve as my league's Chair. I have been teaching speech and debate as a formal subject for five years at my current school. This year I earned the Degree of Special Distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association for my accomplishments.

English

English,

English

I have a Master's of Education, Concentration in English from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts, with a distinction in the major, summa cum laude from Yale University.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a speech and debate coach for eight years and currently serve as my league's Chair. I have been teaching speech and debate as a formal subject for five years at my current school. This year I earned the Degree of Special Distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association for my accomplishments.
Writing

Writing

25 years of tutoring writing; a certificate in teaching English from Massachusetts. Have taught for Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Over the past 12 years, I have been teaching high school social studies full time. I taught first at a Quaker school in the US, then for the past nine years an international school. During that time I have taught a variety of courses, including United States history, Western Civilization (1400 to present), World history. Earlier, while teaching middle school, most of my work was in social studies. My apprenticeship was also mostly in social studies. Lastly: My undergraduate degree was chiefly in the social studies arena, with psychology, archaeology, anthropology, and history.
American History, European History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a Master's of Education, Concentration in English from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts, with a distinction in the major, summa cum laude from Yale University.
Writing

Writing

25 years of tutoring writing; a certificate in teaching English from Massachusetts. Have taught for Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

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English,

English

I have a Master's of Education, Concentration in English from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts, with a distinction in the major, summa cum laude from Yale University.
Writing

Writing

25 years of tutoring writing; a certificate in teaching English from Massachusetts. Have taught for Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Summer

Writing

Writing

25 years of tutoring writing; a certificate in teaching English from Massachusetts. Have taught for Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and quick to help with great outlines

Jon is helping my wife with her grad degree application essay. He is very patient. He listens well and understand the background and personality of the student. Then he is very quick to help build great outlines. Definitely recommend him.

Hakan, 4 lessons with Jonathan

Great first lesson

Jonathan was on time, pleasant and professional. My son enjoyed the first lesson; it was fun and also very helpful. Looking forward to next lesson and the completion of the project. Very happy so far.

Mihaela, 5 lessons with Jonathan

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

Jonathan K. is a highly effective and patient tutor for writing assignments! My 5th grader is a beginner writer, has lots of trouble focusing and is very selective on which tutors she is willing to work with. Kudos to any tutor who can meet all her needs and guide her in better understanding why and how to write more effectively and efficiently.

Pamela, 2 lessons with Jonathan

Very good and knowledgeable tutor.

What a good tutor. We were lucky to get him on time. My son needed lots of help in writing his essays as well as guide him towards his college applications. I could totally rely on him. He totally saved us.

Alka, 74 lessons with Jonathan

Attentive and responsive tutor

Jon has been helping my daughter with her writing. He has been great about making himself available, sometimes on very short notice. He is thorough in his review of her work, and gives her the confidence to articulate her thoughts. Jon has become a resource my daughter leans on.

Jeannie, 6 lessons with Jonathan

Knowledgable and Commited

Jonathan is very thoughtful in his comments and understands the full picture of the document. He makes himself available even on short notice to review, if it is an urgent submission. He is very skillful in helping with language and analysis. I am very happy to be working with Jonathan.

Raavi, 14 lessons with Jonathan

Very knowledgeable , helpful and patient tutor

Jonathan helped me pick a new topic for my essay. He has a lot of knowledge, very helpful. He opened up a new selection of topics for me. He was very patient. he gave me a new confidence to tackle my assignment.

Yechiel, 4 lessons with Jonathan

Five Star Tutor!

Jonathan K. has helped teach about debate, specifically last month's resolution about free speech on college campuses. He has helped in providing different stances and analysis on the resolution including about the values and value criterions. I like that he explains things thoroughly so it is easy to understand and move on.

Chand, 5 lessons with Jonathan

Knowledgeable, patient, and extremely helpful

Jonathan has been tutoring me in writing for some time now. He is extremely kind and patient. In the time that we have been working, he has helped me with sentence structure, punctuation, and generating ideas for my paper. I have very much enjoyed the time that I have worked with him this year.

Emma, 4 lessons with Jonathan

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