Kimberly C.


Kimberly C.

Tutor

Riverside, CA 92503

Will travel 20 miles

$45 per hour.

3.67 3 ratings

Independently Contracted English Professor and Music Instructor

My name is Kimberly. I am an independently contracted adjunct professor of English at various universities including California Baptist University. I have approximately ten years of experience teaching and tutoring at the college-level, over six years of experience working with children from infancy through sixth grade in a variety of capacities including teaching and tutoring and have taught high school English for one year in Missouri. I have a Masters in English Education and have passed b... [more]


Vocabulary

As a professor of English, possessing an M.A. in English, I have a relatively extensive vocabulary and encourage vocabulary building in my own students by presenting them with new terms during lecture/class times, in reading experiences and in the use of a thesaurus and/or dictionary with their writing assignments.


Grammar

I have always had a natural knack for grammar and mechanics, being considered lovingly as a bit of a "grammar-Nazi". Having an M.A. in English, with a particular interest and natural ability in writing makes me more proficient in grammar than the average person. Additionally, teaching and correcting grammar is naturally a part of my job as a composition professor.


Microsoft Word

I often use MS Word to create various types of word documents for personal and professional use. I used MS Word throughout my academic career, for essays and Master' theses, and now use it professionally as an adjunct professor of English to create agendas and other documents for instructional use. I feel confident in my ability to use and teach others to use MS Word.


Microsoft PowerPoint

As an adjunct professor of English and volunteer public relations representative for a non-profit organization, I often use PowerPoint to enhance lessons and create presentations to inform the public on the services provided by the non-profit organization. I am highly proficient in using PowerPoint to create presentations complete with music, special effects/animations, video, pictures, etc. I feel confident in my ability to use PowerPoint as an instructional tool.


Reading

From a very young age, my mother fostered in me a love for reading. As a child, I routinely participated in Reading is Fundamental. As an adult, I majored in English in college and obtained an M.A. in English and am now committed to encouraging my students to read, teaching them that reading can be fun and interesting, instructing students in ways to break down large words and learn new meanings, and developing better writers through continued reading practice.


Writing

I have a Masters in English and am an adjunct professor of English at California Baptist University, specializing in composition. I enjoy writing professionally and for pleasure, have been previously published and have presented at academic conferences.


English

I have a Masters in English and am an adjunct professor of English at California Baptist University.


Literature

I possess an M.A. in English and have read extensively over the course of my academic career as well as for pleasure. My preferred genre of literature is post-apocalyptic fiction, but I am also well-versed in Shakespeare, American, British and Russian literature, and selected literature for K-12 curriculum. Unlike many of my peers in high school and undergraduate college, I actually read most of the assigned literature and am well-positioned to provide informed feedback on the literature that many teachers assign.


Proofreading

I have a Masters in English and am an adjunct professor of English at California Baptist University, specializing in composition instruction. My duties as a professor entail a great deal of proofreading and grading of college-level writing.


Spelling

I have excellent spelling capabilities. I participated in three spelling bees in grade school, winning twice.


Elementary (K-6th)

I possess an M.A. in English Education and have over 10 years of combined teaching/tutoring experience. I have spent 6 years teaching/tutoring students from infancy through 12th grade in both private and public schools, 3 years tutoring college English at a public community college and 2 years teaching college English at a private university.


Phonics

I have an M.A. in English Education and have multiple years of teaching experience ranging from pre-school to college. I have 6 years of experience teaching K-6 grade, including language arts and phonics instruction, 1 year teaching high school English and 2 years teaching college English. I also have over 4 years of tutoring experience in Language Arts.


Piano

I have played piano for nearly 40 years and have been teaching piano for the past year (as well as in the past) to students of all ages. Currently I work as an independently contracted music instructor for both Music Star and Lessons.com and presently have 13 piano students. I can read music and play by ear.


Study Skills

Having undergone several years of education, including two separate graduate programs, I have excellent study skills. I have always graduated at the top of my class and had a 4.0 GPA in the Education program (graduate studies) and a 3.97 in the English program (graduate studies). I also am familiar with AVID note-taking format and other study skills, including how to work with ADHD while studying / completing assignments.


Theater

Having obtained a Masters in English and passed both the CBEST and CSET exams, I am fully qualified to teach Theater Arts at any level and have 4 years of experience teaching children's theater.


Art History

I am proficient in Art History, having successfully completed two Art History courses and frequently using Art History during classroom instruction. I feel confident that I can instruct / tutor Art History (paintings, sculptures, specific artists, and time period). I am particularly interested in the work of Degas, Michelangelo, Monet, Delacroix, Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, Pollock and Warhol, to name a few. Cubism, impressionism, surrealism and postmodern/modern/abstract art are amongst my preferred styles.


Microsoft Windows

As both a PC (Personal Computer) and Apple iPad user, I am relatively proficient in the usage of both of these technologies. I regularly use Windows applications on my laptop, as well as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. For my classroom instruction, I regularly use technology, including, but not limited to, PowerPoint and Word and use Excel to create grading and attendance spreadsheets. I feel confident in my ability to teach basic computer applications.


Film

As a graduate student in the English program, I took three graduate film courses, earning an A in each course. I have also subsequently utilized film adaptation, intertextuality and theory in my Master's thesis.