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Appointment-Based Writing Tutor

Valerie Kinsey


Since 2003, I've had the pleasure of working with hundreds of university students through teaching first year writing, technical writing, creative writing, creative thinking, semiotics, literature, and critical thinking. Prior to returning to Stanford, I taught at the University of New Mexico and the Southwest University of Visual Arts in Albuquerque, where I also served as the General Education Department Chair.

I graduated from Stanford University with an AB (Humanities; 1998); I earned my MFA (Creative Writing; 2005) and PhD (English/Rhetoric; 2015) at the University of New Mexico.

Areas of specialization: humanities, creative writing

Genre expertise: personal statements, proposals

Enjoys coaching getting started and idea development



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Research Interests

SPECIALIZATION: Writing and Critical Thinking Instruction; Institutional Rhetorics; Rhetorics of Race and Gender; Creative Writing; Philosophy and Rhetoric; Historiography; American History and Literature