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Kainoa

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Having taught in both large and small classrooms from the junior high to university level for over twenty years, I know that the best learning occurs during one-on-one interaction. My favorite educational experiences have always been seeing a particular student have that "ah ha" moment when a challenging concept is mastered or the perfect word is discovered. Whether it's understanding subject matter like vocabulary or grammar or producing written argumentation, students always excel when a tutor addresses the student's particular requirements and skills. That's exactly the advantage I strive to give my pupils.

My background in helping student writers is extensive, from teaching creative writing classes to working on everything from junior high papers to college admission essays to doctoral dissertations. Spending ten years at the University of Delaware in the English and Theatre Departments, I developed writing programs as well as taught almost all the subject matter courses the English Department offered. While I have a deep connection to literature (especially from the nineteenth century), I also have a background in technical writing that I picked up through my other obsession, which is performance magic.

I enjoy sharing my passion for learning and mastering communication skills with others and am eager to share it with students who are ready to excel.

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Kainoa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pepperdine University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Delaware - Doctor of Philosophy, English

Hobbies

Reading, writing, and magic....not usually in that order.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

American Literature

British Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Poetry

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Public Speaking

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing

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