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Qualifications & Experience

I can help you master any and all aspects of English writing and literature, as well as prepare for any kind of testing. My technique is engaging and custom-tailored to your learning style and needs. I am an experienced writer and editor with a background in digital media and online content creation, as well as academic writing and research.

I graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in English. My focus was on 19th century literature, including poetry, though my English honors essay was on the 20th century modernist poet Harry Crosby. I also studied novel writing at Yale Summer Session and have a working knowledge of French and Italian.

My most recent full-time position was as Lead Editor at Ashton Kutcher's media company A Plus, where I worked from 2013 until their acquisition this September. As the very first writer at A Plus, I laid the groundwork for a strong, unique, branded voice.

I was initially tasked to research and write buyers guides, which I did for everything from women’s clothing to household goods. After the company transitioned into viral media and positive journalism, I managed their Facebook page, developed social media strategies to maximize traffic, vetted and edited articles, coached writers in locating and writing viral content, and wrote hundreds of articles that, to date, have brought the site over 143 million page views and more than a billion Facebook impressions.

I currently work as a contractor editing college admission essays for some of the most prestigious universities in the world, as well as consulting on everything from essays to linguistic forensics. I've professionally written screenplays, song lyrics, television scripts, riddles, and sonnets.

I have the practical and theoretical skills that will help you get to where you want to be with your writing, understanding of literature, or appreciation of language arts.



Columbia University in the City of New York



Test Preparation

ACT Writing ACT Reading GRE SAT Reading SAT Writing


ACT Writing ACT Reading


SAT Reading SAT Writing


English (K-8) High School Level English College Level English Essay Writing Grammar Literature Reading & Comprehension Phonics Proofreading Study Skills Vocabulary



Social Studies

Psychology Bible Studies Classics Criminal Justice Philosophy Political Science Social History of Art



Kal ’s Rating



Emily H.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

K.S. helped me with my research for my senior thesis, assisting me with my notes, outline, and drafts. Without him, there's no way I could have done as well as I did.

a year ago

Liz G.

4.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Kal was an excellent tutor for my intro to psychology class. He did the readings with me, simplified and explained the material, and helped me with response papers and test prep. Thank you!!!

a year ago

Stef R.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Kalae was an amazing editor and tutor for my writing classes and helped me with my weaknesses in research papers and essays. He made my most stressful classes SO much easier to deal with.

a year ago

Michelle O.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

K.S.really helped me understand the history and context of the books in my 19th c. lit class. He explained things in a way that was easy to understand and showed how things were connected, which made it so much easier to get through

2 years ago