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I'm a professional copyeditor with several years of experience in the editing field. I've been the managing editor of the past two publications I've worked for, helping my staff hone their writing to make their articles as clear and to-the-point as possible. I've used these exact techniques to help students write college application essays in the past. I'm also a fiction writer, so creative writing courses are solidly in my wheelhouse. I can help students not only write better, but also learn how to spot the trouble zones for themselves and strengthen their weaknesses. I take a look at the big picture, to start, and then whittle down to the details. A holistic vision of an essay or short story is critical to successful writing.

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Katie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Arts Journalism

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2170

SAT Verbal: 710

SAT Writing: 800

GRE Analytical Writing: 5


Writing, photography, running, biking, art (and all its discontents), pie baking

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing



Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing



PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social Networking

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I firmly believe in patience and genuine curiosity. I try to inspire a true interest in the subjects I teach. The more interested you are, the more likely you are to want to know more, and the more likely you are to succeed!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would try to get to the root of what they need help with or figure out what they don't understand. I'd start with the very basics of their question and go from there.

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