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Kathryn S.

Laguna Beach, CA


AP Calculus, AP Chemistry

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Harvey Mudd College
Molecular Biology


Harvey Mudd College (Molecular Biology)

About Kathryn

AP Calculus, AP Chemistry

My name is Kathryn, and I am a full-time professional tutor, among WyzAnt's Top 100. While I am well-versed in several academic subjects, calculus and chemistry remain my favorite. I believe that all of my students are capable of building an intuition for these subjects that will serve them well in any problem-solving setting. My pride and joy are those moments when my students explain back to me with full understanding the relationship between Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem, say, or how a buffer solution works. This is why I do what I do, and I will do this for the rest of my life.

About me: I graduated from high school with a 4.3 GPA, and with four years of marching band under my belt. In the fall of 2007, I matriculated at Harvey Mudd College and in 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. During my years at Harvey Mudd, I worked for Upward Bound, tutoring low-income high-potential students. This is where I started--and I haven't stopped.

I have always been passionate about education, and have a heart to serve those less fortunate. I sponsor young students in Tanzania, donate my time to the Boys and Girls Club, and make Kiva loans constantly. I support organizations, too, who are focused on providing a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, for free. Khan Academy, Crash Course, and Radio Lab are among my favorites. I am on a mission to get the world addicted to learning. Join me!

I appreciate the time you've taken to read a little bit about me. If there is any demystifying I can do--about WyzAnt or tutoring in general--please ask me.


AP Calculus, AP Chemistry

My name is Kathryn, and I am a full-time professional tutor, among WyzAnt's Top 100. While I am well-versed in several academic subjects, Read more

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Algebra 2

Algebra II is probably my favorite subject, because it builds your mathematical intuition. There's nothing quite like determining end-behavior of polynomial functions!


Although I hold my degree in the subject, I'll agree that Biology is one of the toughest sciences to master; there's a ton of material, and the field keeps changing its mind about how much of our DNA is actually junk. That said, I am completely at ease guiding my students through introductory Biology courses.


I studied for and passed the CBEST test myself. For the math portion: I understand the importance of learning to estimate. For the writing portion: I understand the importance of creating a well-thought-out outline before writing. For the reading section: I understand the importance of the process of elimination. All of these skills I plan on passing on to my students.


I've lost count of the number of chemistry students I've helped. What I do remember is their confusion over periodic trends, orbital diagrams, electron configurations, and unit conversions. With eight chemistry courses and years of tutoring experience under my belt, I am qualified to help you understand the intricacies of this subject.


I hold my degree in Molecular Biology from Harvey Mudd College and am highly qualified to tutor Genetics. I have taken multiple courses beyond introductory genetics and am very comfortable with the subject.


I have experience with the ISEE. I know what independent schools are looking for, and am ready to help my students rise to the occasion. Independent schools look for students who can think critically, and who trust their own brains. They're looking for fluency in vocabulary, mathematics, and reading skills. To measure these skills, the ISEE contains four sections: a 20-minute Verbal Reasoning section, a 35-minute Quantitative Reasoning section, a 25-minute Reading Comprehension section, and a 30-minute Mathematics Achievement section. Some basic techniques include: know your roots and prefixes; when you hit a hard QR problem, circle it and move on; and read the RC questions first, then the passage.


I've been busting my...toosh...studying for this test so that I can bring you the best of me. My qualifications go beyond WyzAnt certification. I listen to ExamKrackers Audio Osmosis in my car every day; I take a practice section on E-MCAT every night. I realize that half the battle is figuring out how to approach the test with confidence, and I can get you there, too.


I hold my BS in Molecular Biology. In studying for this degree, I did a significant amount of work with microbes. I'm comfortable speaking in depth about bacteria, fungi, and viruses. My experience with the Biological Sciences portion of the MCAT keeps my knowledge of microbiology fresh.


I took AP Physics in high school and six full courses in college. I am comfortable speaking in depth about mechanics, electricity and magentism. My years of experience tutoring the subject qualify me to help you today.

Harvey Mudd College
Molecular Biology


Harvey Mudd College (Molecular Biology)

Great Tutor for ACT preparation — Kathryn has been working with my son on ACT preparation. We consider her a top notch tutor. It is interesting in that my son is also doing extremely well in Calculus and he mentioned that work with Kathryn also helped him with his high school studies. ...

— Beverly, Laguna Beach, CA on 2/6/15

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