Kalimbaradio Business Marketing

Kalimbaradio Business Marketing

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About this pro

Kef Ventress Marks is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from McMain Magnet High School, holds a BA in Literature and Language from the University of Southern California as well as a graduate degree in English. His literary and academic focus includes: 20th century American literature, literary and film criticism, creative writing, major authors and African American literature. He credits Langston Hughes, Chinua Achebe, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, A Tribe Called Quest, Billy Wilder, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Africa Bambaataa, Stanley Kubrick, Sarah Vaughn, Rod Serling, Marvin Gaye, Maurice White and Chuck D as his major creative influences. In February of 2017 he will release his nonfiction work, No Fat Tuesday, the Trouble with New Orleans, a volume of poetry (Infinitesimal) as well as a series of scholarly articles that highlight selected works of August Wilson, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison. His most recent work, Institutional racism and the search for masculinity-identity of the male characters in the works of Richard Wright will be published as a scholarly essay.

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Houston, TX 77004
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  • Clarence Jerome

    Mr. Marks is an excellent educator who has a passion for helping students/people understand the basic knowledge of English writing.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Diagnostic Essay

Construct Outline 

5 paragraph essay 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA English 

Masters Literature 

HISD professional development 

Writers Workshops 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing is based on the individual students needs.

How did you get started teaching?


What types of students have you worked with?

Those from all over the world as well as a diverse group in the United States.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Writing scholarship recommended letters for my high school seniors.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who is personable and professional.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Exactly what grammatical issues are you having trouble with? 

Lessons offered

English Lessons ACT English Tutors ACT Reading Tutors American Literature Tutors AP English Tutors AP English Literature Tutors Creative Writing Tutors College Admissions Coaches Essay Writing Tutors Film Studies Classes Grammar Lessons Writing Tutors Vocabulary Tutors Public Speaking Classes AP Government And Politics Tutors American History Tutors American Government Tutors