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Tutor profile: Joel K.

Joel K.
I have been tutoring and teaching for over ten years.
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About Joel

About Joel
I have two years of experience teaching Freshman Composition at a community college; I have worked for almost six years as a writing tutor at various institutions of higher learning, and I have spent over two years teaching Language Arts to hundreds of public-school students—from Kindergarteners to high-school Seniors.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have two years’ worth of experience in teaching Composition II at Tulsa Community College, where I designed my own curriculum and received numerous positive reviews from my students. “This was the best class I have taken,” wrote one of my students on her TCC Instructor/Course Survey. “I learned more in this class than [in] any class before.” Another student wrote, “This is my favorite course of the semester[….] I don’t like taking English classes because I don’t generally do well in them, and I felt like I learned something and was good at...
California State University - San Bernardino
Master's Degree
2003 - 2007
California State University - San Bernardino
Literatures, English
Master's Degree
2003 - 2007
Principia College
Bachelor's Degree
1998 - 2002

Work Experience

Work Experience
Borrego Springs Unified School District, Substitute Teacher
2018 - 2020
Currently, in my capacity as a substitute teacher, I am providing Language Arts instruction at widely varying levels of difficulty and in markedly different ways—on the one hand, reading storybooks to preschoolers, and on the other, organizing an after-school Literature program for high-school freshmen who want to supplement their in-class reading of the Diary of Anne Frank with an intensive, extracurricular study of Jillian Cantor’s critically acclaimed spin-off novel, Margot.
Palomar College, Writing Tutor
2014 - 2016
I have over five years’ worth of experience in tutoring college students at several institutions of higher learning—from a small private college (500 students) on the forested bluffs of the Mississippi River, to a large state university (25,000 students) on the outskirts of a massive, multiethnic, and polyglottal metropolis.
Tulsa Community College, Composition Instructor
2007 - 2009
Please see "Teaching Experience" above.

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