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Mr. Lawrence K.

specializes in Writing Specialist: Novels, Nonfiction, High School/College Comp. · male

"My training and experience are extensive, but I will try to sum them up briefly here: for twenty-five years I taught literature and writing at the university level, plus a year of high school teaching in France. While my number one specialty is working with novelists who are struggling with either starting or getting on with a work of long fiction, I have always loved working with high school and more...

"My training and experience are extensive, but I will try to sum them up briefly here: for twenty-five years I taught literature and writing at the university level, plus a year of high school teaching in France. While my number one specialty is working with novelists who are struggling with either starting or getting on with a work of long fiction, I have always loved working with high school and university writing students on short stories and basic essays. I miss this particular kind of work enormously now that I am officially retired. My former students have told me that I am at my best when working with students one-to-one. My chief goal is to help students really learn rather than simply to help them achieve high grades; naturally, I hope to accomplish both. I have done online teaching--both writing and literature--and have found it very satisfying. Whether working in person or online, I always try to customize my teaching methods to meet the needs of students. I have an easygoing style and plenty of patience.

My chief skill is in helping students with various forms of expository and creative writing, ranging from short personal essays (middle school and high school) and lengthy scholarly articles to short stories and novels (college level and graduate school). I am particularly strong when it comes to fiction writing. I have guided several university students through their senior theses--in each case a novel or collection of short stories. I have published three books of my own fiction; one of them earned me the biggest literary prize in the state of New Hampshire. I can help creative writers brainstorm ideas, compose an outline, put together a rough draft, and then coach them through to completion of the project; this process would include everything needed: exploring initial ideas, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and even reinventing the central concept of the novel if this should be required. On the other hand, I would ask parents and students not to be put off by my advanced academic tr" less...

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fee: $120 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 0 miles
meeting type: online (only)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Lawrence K. is a certified tutor

State Univ. College at Oneonta, NY, Literature

State Univ. of New York at Albany, PhD

Manchester, NH 03104

Subjects Tutored

Grammar - European History - Writing - Literature - Proofreading