Writing Specialties: Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences; Academic Writing, Legal Writing, Business Writing; Fellowships/Grants, Application Documents, Oral Presentations; Cultural Studies, Qualitative Methods, Critical Theory; Writing Process, Revision, Style/Flow, English Language Learner, Composition Pedagogy
Bio: Kathryn has taught and tutored history, writing, and social science subjects to middle school and high school students, as well as college undergraduates and graduate degree candidates. She currently works as a writing instructor for the Social Science Interdepartmental Masters Program at UCLA. Kathryn earned her BA in History and Literature from Harvard. Before entering graduate school, she worked in corporate relations for an international healthcare NGO. She has also advised business professionals with graduate-level applications and taught English classes for adults. Kathryn has logged more than 400 hours of individual tutoring sessions.
Method: Kathryn firmly believes that writing is a skill that can be taught, and aims to facilitate student self-expression through a solid understanding of structure and process. In individual tutoring sessions, she focuses on building confident mastery of critical inquiry skills to enable students to apply their subject specific knowledge. Confidence in an inherent ability to think and reason, combined with new skills to systematically organize, evaluate and interpret new information, enables more effective written communication. Kathryn enjoys helping people put their ideas into words and build written pieces from a solid foundation.