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I am a licensed teacher, certified in California to teach Language Arts (English) and Social Studies (History, Politics, etc.) at all levels. I have also tutored math through a tutoring company. I have been working as a tutor since the spring of 2010, specializing in test prep, academic enrichment, and general homework help.
I have a triple major from Cornell College in English, History, and Secondary Education. I graduated with high honors and a 3.8 GPA. I also have completed graduate coursework with an A grade in Adolescent Literature through Morningside College. I have also earned an overall score of 33 on the ACT, and I scored an 800 on SAT Reading, 700 on SAT Writing, and 670 on SAT Math.
I am passionate about helping students work through concepts using their individual learning style. I have successfully helped students raise their grades to straight A's. My test prep students have increased their scores by up to 35% with my help, with a typical score increase of 20%. I am serious about thoughtfully preparing for each tutoring session, and I look forward to helping you achieve your learning goals.
I have extensive experience tutoring Algebra 1 from working with a private tutoring company. With that company, I worked one-on-one with Algebra 1 students for a total of twelve hours each. To measure teaching effectiveness, each student took a pre-test and a post-test covering all Algebra 1 topics; on average, my students' scores increased by 20%. I identify student needs, then help students through examples as they master each skill. I use examples on paper, draw illustrations, and sometimes use web-based tools to provide fresh examples and explanations.
I have a Bachelor's degree in History with an emphasis in American History. I am currently a certified History teacher in the state of California, and I have previously been certified to teach History in three other states. My experience teaching history includes one semester as the teacher of all 11th grade U.S. History courses at a private high school.
I passed the CBEST in March 2013. My scores were all in the highest scoring range of 61 or above, and well above the 41 points needed to pass. I scored 79/80 on reading, 78/80 on math, and 63/80 on writing.
I have my California teaching credential in English Language Arts, so I am very qualified to teach reading and writing. I have also worked extensively with a private tutoring company teaching test preparation for high school math exams, with my students averaging a twenty percent increase in their math exam scores after twelve hours of tutoring.
Excellent Tutor — My son is doing independent study high school and was struggling with his writing assignments. It is clear that Kate is an expert in English and knows exactly what needs to be done. She takes time to understand the assignment and thoughtfully presents a plan with clear guidance. She gives constructive, honest criticism with detailed explanations to help him understand how best to approach his writ ...
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