Hello, prospective student (and/or parent)! My name is Katy, and I've been delighted to tutor many college and high school students in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area since 2004. I graduated with honors from Arizona State University's Barrett Honors College, with one Bachelor's degree in Marketing, and the other in Chemistry.
My main skill as a tutor might initially sound a little strange: it's listening. So many people do not take the time to understand what a student is confused about, or how a student learns, before starting to work with them. Taking the time to do that preliminary step -- and continuing to listen throughout our time together -- makes lessons more efficient, and makes the experience much more enjoyable.
I love helping people find the joy in learning, or at least find the joy in succeeding. As a Chemistry major, I'm used to being asked "Why would you even do that?" (the implication being that Chemistry is too boring or hard to be enjoyable), and I love being able to share my enthusiasm for that subject -- and others!
As I've been tutoring for ten years, I have long experience with helping people from many backgrounds and age levels learn, including students who speak English as a foreign language. I've run the gamut, from teaching classes in Ethiopia to local social workers, to helping lawyers in DC with their grammar, to tutoring an ESL 16 year old in AP Chemistry. My primary experience has been with college students at ASU and SCC.
I am never condescending -- I'm here to help you learn, not judge you for where you are. Anyone who is looking for a tutor clearly wants to excel, and I firmly believe my purpose is to help you in every way I can. My favorite part of tutoring has been watching my students achieve, and often surpass, their goals.
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