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Kent M.

Hot Springs, SD

$40/hr

Let my passion for writing light up your skills and motivation!

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Background check passed as of 5/22/13
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
48 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Great tutor.
— Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

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Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)

About Kent

I am passionate about reading and writing. And I know how to transmit that passion to my students. That's why I have a proven track record of helping students develop the motivation to do the hard work required to write well. Whether you're a 4th grader or a high school senior, essays, school projects, and reports can be challenging--especially when you lack confidence or are missing important skills. That's where I come in. I listen deeply; I assess; I strategize with each unique student so that his/her specific reading and writing goals are met. Everyone has strengths. I build on those. Everyone has areas of weakness. I co-create lessons for skill-building. And I expect students to work as hard as I do.

I have tutored students in grades 4-12 in reading comprehension, writing, and Biology/Life Science. I have helped adults read for meaning and write with conviction. I have assisted students of all ages to uncover their inborn writing ability.

My background: I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from my undergraduate liberal arts college and have 9 years experience as a public school teacher. I received a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University and am a novelist, essayist and scholar. I love my work.

May you take joy in your reading and writing; I hope you choose to share with me the very human journey of communicating through the written word.
I am passionate about reading and writing. And I know how to transmit that passion to my students. That's why I have a proven track record of helping students develop the motivation to do the hard work required to write well. Whether… Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Hot Springs, SD 57747
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor."

- Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

"Extremely patient."

- Bridget, Los Gatos, CA on 2/8/14

"Great tutor."

- Arthur, Palo Alto, CA on 2/3/14

"Great for writing and history"

- Lisa, Palo Alto, CA on 11/8/13
Science:
Biology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

My Bachelor of Arts was in Biology (summa cum laude) and I was premed with a Chemistry minor. I taught Biology and Life Science for nine years as a public school teacher.

English

I am a novelist and essayist and have a Masters in Creative Writing. I enjoy tutoring in narrative, essay, and creative writing as well as literary analysis. Tutoring gives me a chance to share my love for the English language and for the craft of writing!

Literature

As part of my Master's degree, I studied many classics in depth. Teaching great literature and helping students to "translate" it is one of my passions. Whether it's "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "Lord of the Flies," I motivate through my enthusiasm, then adapt the teaching to suit each student's needs and capacity.

Proofreading

My Master's degree in Creative Writing required me to spend many hours proofreading the work of my peers. I was expected to submit professional essays and to critique the work of other students. I have adapted that rigorous training to my tutoring so that students understand how to use a series of drafts to improve their essays and other writing.

Reading

I am a full time tutor with experience tutoring reading comprehension in grades 4-12. I also have a Masters in Creative Writing. As a former public school teacher with nine years experience, I enjoy tailoring my reading comprehension approach to each student. I motivate students to enjoy the adventures of reading comprehension and literary analysis!

Vocabulary

Building a robust vocabulary is a must for any student at any grade level. I encourage students to read, read, read! Then they naturally absorb new words. They also learn to look up the definitions and to use context to guess meaning. By the time SAT tests come around, they are ready!

Writing

I am a novelist and essayist and have a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I graduated summa cum laude from my undergraduate college and scored at the 99th percentile in the verbal section of the GRE. Additionally, I have 9 years' experience as a public school teacher and am currently tutoring students of all ages in reading comprehension and writing.

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)

Great tutor. — Kent is very helpful in engaging with my son who used to have anxiety on writing. Now he is a happy writer who especially loves creative writing. Kent has many good suggestions and always keeps up with his schedule. I highly recommend him. ...

— Mei, San Jose, CA on 2/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kent will travel within 40 miles of Hot Springs, SD 57747.

Background Check Status for Kent M.

Kent M. passed a background check on 5/22/13. The check was ordered by Kent through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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