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Tutor profile: Kimberly W.

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Kimberly W.
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About Kimberly

About Kimberly
I am an experienced educator in the Bay Area with a background in journalism, writing, and editing. As someone from a diverse family, I am dedicated to fostering equity and opportunity for all students and colleagues based on mutual respect and collaboration. I am committed to helping students become successful, confident communicators by assisting them in developing strong reading skills, excellent verbal and written skills, and deeper critical thinking skills. I am also experienced in assisting college students and adult professionals in...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have a Clear California Single Subject Credential in English, which authorizes me to teach students from Pre-K to adults, including English Language Learners. I have been a full-time teacher for the past 15 years, and a Department Coordinator for English/Language Arts and Social Studies for 10 years. As a classroom teacher, I have taught elementary grades 2-5, middle school grades 6-8, and high school grades 9-12. The high school courses I have taught include on-level and Honors English, Journalism, Composition, and English and American...
Education
National University
English
Master's Degree
2018 - 2019
University of Minnesota
Journalism
Bachelor's Degree
1988 - 1993

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-Employed, Tutor
1990 - 2020
• Assist high school students in preparing college essays and preparing for SAT/ACT exams • Tutor students in college and high school English courses • Assist adult professionals in improving English skills and editing written communications
Granada Islamic School, Teacher and Department Coordinator
2005 - 2019
• Department Coordinator for English/Language Arts and Social Studies: Responsible for teacher training and coaching, curriculum planning and development, budget oversight, WASC accreditation support, and planning school-wide events and activities • High School English Instructor, Grades 9-12: Taught English Language Learners, on-level, Honors English, Composition, Literature, and Journalism • Specialized in English Language Learners, Advanced Learners, Common Core, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and technology...
Peace Terrace Academy, Teacher
2004 - 2005
• Classroom homeroom teacher and English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and art teacher for fifth and sixth grade • School choir leader
The Wright Word, Writer and Editor
1993 - 2005
• Freelance Writer and Editor of News, Editorials, Newsletters, and Technical Writing Documents

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