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Kimberly P.

Syracuse, NY

$40/hour

English and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/22/13
5.0 average from 8 ratings

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Binghamton University
English
Binghamton University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (English)

Binghamton University (Master's)

About Kimberly

I have taught English (developmental writing, first-year composition, literature, and public speaking) at the collegiate level for the past six years. I have also been a writing tutor at the collegiate level for the past three years; I help students with their writing for any course including but not limited to English (grammar, essays, and research methods), business, education, science, medical, and first-year experience/career exploration. It is wonderful being able to assist individuals with many different assignments because I have the opportunity to learn from the students as they have the opportunity to learn from me. I always enjoy witnessing a student's progress. It is my goal to provide a variety of instructional methods to ensure that concepts are understood. I give examples, easy to understand rationales for corrections, and feedback regarding written work. Writing is an active and interactive process as is revision. I make sure that there is a focused dialogue about a student's writing, and all of a student's ideas are taken into consideration. My tutoring experiences have proven to be incredibly rewarding. I have taught English (developmental writing, first-year composition, literature, and public Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Syracuse, NY 13208
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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ACT English

I currently teach developmental writing and first-year composition at the collegiate level. The material on the ACT exam mirrors the elements that are part of the focus within the two courses. I aid students in understanding the rules of English and making sentences more concise and accurate through wording and structure.

ACT Reading

As an instructor of first-year composition as well as literature, I encourage students to dissect what is being read. Looking for context clues is essential as is increasing vocabulary by looking up unknown words. I believe that these two components of reading must be taught and used together to increase understanding.

English

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in English. My courses focused on scholarly writing, editing and proofreading, poetry, literature, drama, and literary criticism. I have a well-rounded foundation that enables me to assist students in many different areas within a very broad subject.

Grammar

I have taught developmental writing at the collegiate level for the past four years. This course emphasizes grammar so that correct sentences can be composed. The elements covered include parts of speech, fragments, modifiers, and punctuation.

Literature

I have taught an introductory literature course at the collegiate level for the past three years. The course focuses on short fiction, short non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Students learn literary terms and elements, how to analyze quotations within the texts read, and how to think critically and write papers with a thesis and quotations and analysis to support the thesis.

Proofreading

I have taught developmental writing at the collegiate level for the past four years and first-year composition for the past three years. Both courses include proofreading throughout the writing process. Proofreading is specifically emphasized within outlines and drafts.

Public Speaking

I took a public speaking course in high school. As a graduate student in college, I was a Teaching Assistant for a course that blended public speaking and American Literature. As a Teaching Assistant, I was responsible for discussing and reinforcing the credentials needed for each specific type of speech assigned, evaluating speeches, reading peer feedback, and grading students' speeches.

Regents

While in high school, I tutored a student preparing for the English Regents exam. While the exam has significantly changed since then, I have done extensive research to tutor in this subject area once again. I also feel that as a tutor for the SAT and ACT English exams, many of the strategies used for different portions of those exams are applicable to the Regents exam.

SAT Reading

As an instructor of first-year composition as well as literature, I encourage students to dissect what is being read. Looking for context clues is essential as is increasing vocabulary by looking up unknown words. I believe that these two components of reading must be taught and used together to increase understanding.

SAT Writing

I have taught developmental writing for the past four years and first-year composition for the past three years at the collegiate level. Portions of these courses apply to the SAT writing section. I emphasize grammar, sentence structure, clarity of language, and the ability to write concisely and eloquently.

Vocabulary

Having a diverse vocabulary is extremely helpful when writing. I emphasize vocabulary in all courses that I teach (developmental writing, first-year composition, and literature). I encourage students to frequently use a dictionary as opposed to bypassing unknown words. It is through understanding the unknown words that students enrich their own vocabulary.

Writing

I have tutored writing at the collegiate level for the past three years; I help students with their writing for any course including but not limited to English, business, education, science, medical, and first-year experience/career exploration. I have taught developmental writing for the past six years and first-year composition and literature for the past three years. Writing is emphasized via journal entries, outlines, paragraphs, essays (including drafts), and longer research projects.

Binghamton University
English
Binghamton University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (English)

Binghamton University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kimberly will travel within 30 miles of Syracuse, NY 13208.