Kate holds a M.Ed. and spent years as both a classroom teacher and a writing tutor before transitioning to her work as a full-time writer. Though writing is her passion and her path, teaching has been her life’s work. She is available for private writing instruction and tutoring at all levels. In addition, she specifically offers the packages below.
College Essay Tutoring
Unlike traditional essay tutors, Kate eases her scholars into telling their own stories in their own words. College admissions counselors frequently now bemoan the loss of authentic essays in a field of applicants that’s been overly groomed by teachers, parents, and tutors. Kate avoids this by coaching students to recognize the stories they should be telling and to find the right voice for expressing themselves. Her unique method starts with verbal storytelling and progresses naturally to an authentic and polished written piece that highlights all the quirks, humor and humility that her students bring to the table.
SAT Writing and Language Test Tutoring
Kate received a perfect score of 800 on the writing portion of her SAT II. Though the test has evolved and changed over the decades since, its core remains the same: writing in a manner that is both simple and articulate. Kate will coach your scholar towards success through fundamental writing skills such as finding a consistent voice, eliminating unnecessary words, and recognizing correct grammar. Kate will target commonly encountered stumbling points and highlight the thought processes necessary for success.