Kent M

Albuquerque, NM

English, Writing, And Literature Tutor

$40/hr

Profile

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 worked with special needs students to reach their best potential. 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.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Reading, ACT English, U.S. History, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, World History

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1 Tutorial by Kent M

How to understand passages from 18th and 19th century lit

Have you studied for the SAT and run into passages from 18th and 19th literature? Or worse yet, on the test itself? My latest SAT student read a passage from Moll Flanders (1722), rolled his eyes, and said, “What did that even mean?” I can understand his frustration. Writing from even the 1850s can seem…

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