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I am a scholar of English literature planning to begin my PhD at UCLA this September. I earned my BA (summa cum laude with University Honors) and my MA from Brigham Young University. While I have been tutoring informally for years, my formal teaching experience was from 2013-2015, when I taught six semesters of freshman writing and rhetoric at BYU. As a tutor and teacher, I create entertaining and educational strategies to engage my students, such as spotting rhetorical fallacies in commercials, analyzing song lyrics, and using Harry Potter to teach difficult concepts. I strive to offer substantive positive and constructive feedback for all student work; I love to praise students for what they do well, and I take care to explain what must improve. To me, education is the single most valuable way to enhance life, which is why I choose to teach English.

Since my expertise is in English literature and writing, my favorite subjects to tutor are writing, ESL, ACT English, Reading, and Writing, GRE and GRE literature subject test, English, and so forth, but I also tutor Algebra, French, and the rest of the ACT. When I'm not teaching, I love to cycle, rock climb, and cook with lots of veggies or lots of chocolate.

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Kristen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Master of Arts, English

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 30

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 30

GRE Verbal: 166

GRE Analytical Writing: 5

GRE Subject Test in Literature in English: 700


Rock climbing, cycling, reading, gardening, cooking

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep



College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing


French 1

French 2


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Subject Test in Literature in English

GRE Subject Tests

GRE Verbal

High School English




Middle School Math




Public Speaking



Test Prep


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