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Tutor profile: Kim V.

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Kim V.
Award-winning Author, Librarian, Tutor
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About Kim

About Kim
I am the award-winning author of several middle grade novels, including THE SECRET LIFE OF SAM, an Oklahoma Book Award winner and one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2020. I have a Masters in Library and Information Studies and ten years' experience helping students and library customers conduct research. I am also an experienced English and ESL tutor with a passion for helping students meet their goals.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As an award-winning author, I enjoy helping fellow writers improve their craft, whether they're writing fiction or a college essay. As a former librarian, I have taught college-level research classes, computer literacy, creative writing, interactive STEAM programming for kids and beyond. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, I spent two years teaching university English and ESL classes. I have also taught beginning French courses at the University of Oklahoma and have experience organizing ACT test prep curriculum and volunteers for a New...
Education
University of Oklahoma
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2005 - 2007
Tulane University
French Language and Literature
Bachelor's Degree
2000 - 2003

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-Employed, Critically Acclaimed Author and Freelance Editor
2017 - Present
• Author of the 2020 titles: Hello, Future Me (Scholastic); The Secret Life of Sam (HarperCollins), an Oklahoma Book Award winner and one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2020 • Author of the middle grade novels Bone Hollow (Scholastic 2019), a NYPL Best Book of 2019, and Skeleton Tree (Scholastic 2017), nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal • Freelance developmental editor and mentor to fiction clients • Expert speaker at conferences and organizations, including SCBWI, NCTE and ALA
Southwest Oklahoma City Library, Children's Department Manager
2014 - 2018
• Provide research help to all ages • Coordinate educational programming for children • Lead outreach visits to schools and community organizations

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