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My name is Kathryn. I am a full-time professional tutor, and the love of my life is the ACT. I've been tutoring the test for years now, helping my students develop those test-taking habits that serve them so well. I sit the test every year, keeping abreast of the test-makers' latest and greatest inventions. It is with this involvement and passion that I come prepared to help you do your best.
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. I enjoyed that work so much that I began to tutor on my own. Five years later, here we are!
Thanks for reading. If there is any demystifying I can do--about WyzAnt or tutoring in general--ask!
In the name of education, I give regularly to Khan Academy, Crash Course, and Kiva.
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)
Organized and Effective — Kathryn has an ability to help the student learn the best way he or she can. She is creative in her teaching technique, positive and able to keep my son on task as much as possible during their time together. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $180.00
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Kathryn will travel within 20 miles of Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
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