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Cathryn D.

San Gabriel, CA

$40/hr

Friendly, Caring, and Experienced Math and Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 1/28/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Friendly, Caring, and Experienced Math and Science Tutor

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I enjoy working with a broad range of students, from Kindergarten to college students. My specialty is working with high school students as there is a higher need for more individualized teaching. As a former second grade teacher and private tutor for an after-school company, I understand the learning difficulties of students and the additional help they may need in order to excel in their classes. I taught advanced English, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Writing classes. In addition, I taught a California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) class every week to assure my students were well prepared and excelled on their exam. I also helped my students with their homework and made sure each of them understood and arrived at the correct answer.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I attended University of California, Irvine for a formal Post-Baccalaureate Program under the School of Medicine. I've taken many upper-division science and math courses which include but are not limited to: Biology (1 year), General Chemistry (1 year), Organic Chemistry (1 year), Biochemistry (1 year), Physics (1 year), Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Virology, Immunology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Animal Biology, Cellular Physiology, Microbiology, Biometrics, Human Sexuality, and Molecular and Cellular Basis for Disease. I also excelled in Analytical Geometry and Calculus I-II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra I-II.

I specialize in mostly sciences, math, and English. I am currently tutoring students in Genetics, Chemistry, and Algebra II for college and high school. I also tutor students in grade school in all subjects which include Social Studies, Math, Reading, and Science. I have tutored pre-nursing students preparing for their entrance exam. Overall, I am very versatile and can help students from a wide range of backgrounds who possess different learning styles. My goal is to help all hard-working students who care to excel in their studies :)

I am very hard-working and responsible as I make sure to arrive early to all of my tutoring sessions. Also, I take my time out of my personal schedule to review the topics I will be discussing with my students. I like to regularly check up on my students and also offer them help even without me personally being with them such as through email, text, or phone! My goal is to help my students do their best in school by providing them with the knowledge and confidence to excel in their studies. By dedicating my time and abilities in helping my students do well in their class, I also expect my students to put in the effort and practice to assure their success!

I always try to do my best as a tutor and care tremendously for each of my students. I am very sociable, outgoing, and personable and I believe it is these characteristics that have allowed me to build great relationships with all my students and their parents. I am also very patient and understanding. I work at the pace of the student and do not move forward unless they truly feel comfortable with the topic. I also constantly ask for feedback and make sure to have open communication between my students and myself. With time, not only do I see a drastic change in the grade of my students, but most importantly, I see an even better change with their confidence. This is what makes tutoring for me a very rewarding and fulfilling job!

I am very flexible with time schedules and will work around the student's schedule. My students also know that I am usually available for last minute tutoring sessions, which is a benefit to have for those "last minute" types of questions. I do, however, have a 24-hour cancellation policy as of common courtesy.

I am always at the library and am available to meet with my students there. I enjoy being in a quiet, studious environment and feel the library is the best place to study, however, I am also available to meet with my students at their house.

I hope you find me as a great fit for your child or yourself! Please feel free to message me for any inquiries.

Testimonials

"Very nice and helpful tutor"

- Jenny, West Covina, CA on 12/9/14
Cathryn replied on 12/11/2014

Thank you very much, Jenny. I enjoyed tutoring your daughters as they are really good students and eager to learn. I'm glad that they found I was able to provide them with great tutoring services and that I accommodated well to their learning style. I am happy to be their tutor and am excited to continue working with them.

Thank you again!

"Very kind and patient"

- Christina, Los Angeles, CA on 12/3/14
Cathryn replied on 12/5/2014

Thank you so much Christina! Your kind words and tremendous support makes me feel that I am making a positive difference in the academic life of your son. My mission is to make sure I provide the best learning experience for each student and accommodate to what works for them. I enjoy working with your son as he is a hard-working student who listens to my advice and always tries his best. I look forward to having more tutoring sessions with him and helping him to be the best student he can be!

Thank you again! I really appreciate it.

"Would recommend & call on her again!!"

- Grace, Montebello, CA on 11/1/14

"Great tutor! Very Accommodating Schedule!"

- Catherine, Alhambra, CA on 4/23/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Amy, Monterey Park, CA on 2/10/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

Some of the Biology classes taken include but are not limited to: One year of General Biology, Zoology, Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Cellular Physiology, Evolution, Ecology, Human and Eukaryotic Genetics, Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, and Molecular Biology.

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught and tutored at an after-school program for over a year and passed their entrance exam in Elementary Math and English. My tutoring method is I have my students try the problem out on their own first, guide them in the correct direction if they need help, and try to have them reach the conclusion on their own. Furthermore, I provide my students with additional problems to assure they have understood the material.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Biological Sciences

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Biological Sciences)

Very nice and helpful tutor — Both my daughters really enjoyed having Cathyrn as their tutor. They felt very comfortable with her because she's really nice and is very patient. They learned a lot within the hour they each had with her. My daughter's said she showed them some helpful tricks so they can remember how to do their math problems. They are eager to see her again and that makes me very happy! ...

— Jenny, West Covina, CA on 12/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am also open for discussing a rate change depending on the subject and location.

Travel policy

Cathryn will travel within 30 miles of San Gabriel, CA 91776.


About Cathryn

I enjoy working with a broad range of students, from Kindergarten to college students. My specialty is working with high school students as there is a higher need for more individualized teaching. As a former second grade teacher and private tutor for an after-school company, I understand the learning difficulties of students and the additional help they may need in order to excel in their classes. I taught advanced English, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Writing classes. In addition, I taught a California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) class every week to assure my students were well prepared and excelled on their exam. I also helped my students with their homework and made sure each of them understood and arrived at the correct answer.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I attended University of California, Irvine for a formal Post-Baccalaureate Program under the School of Medicine. I've taken many upper-division science and math courses which include but are not limited to: Biology (1 year), General Chemistry (1 year), Organic Chemistry (1 year), Biochemistry (1 year), Physics (1 year), Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Virology, Immunology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Animal Biology, Cellular Physiology, Microbiology, Biometrics, Human Sexuality, and Molecular and Cellular Basis for Disease. I also excelled in Analytical Geometry and Calculus I-II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra I-II.

I specialize in mostly sciences, math, and English. I am currently tutoring students in Genetics, Chemistry, and Algebra II for college and high school. I also tutor students in grade school in all subjects which include Social Studies, Math, Reading, and Science. I have tutored pre-nursing students preparing for their entrance exam. Overall, I am very versatile and can help students from a wide range of backgrounds who possess different learning styles. My goal is to help all hard-working students who care to excel in their studies :)

I am very hard-working and responsible as I make sure to arrive early to all of my tutoring sessions. Also, I take my time out of my personal schedule to review the topics I will be discussing with my students. I like to regularly check up on my students and also offer them help even without me personally being with them such as through email, text, or phone! My goal is to help my students do their best in school by providing them with the knowledge and confidence to excel in their studies. By dedicating my time and abilities in helping my students do well in their class, I also expect my students to put in the effort and practice to assure their success!

I always try to do my best as a tutor and care tremendously for each of my students. I am very sociable, outgoing, and personable and I believe it is these characteristics that have allowed me to build great relationships with all my students and their parents. I am also very patient and understanding. I work at the pace of the student and do not move forward unless they truly feel comfortable with the topic. I also constantly ask for feedback and make sure to have open communication between my students and myself. With time, not only do I see a drastic change in the grade of my students, but most importantly, I see an even better change with their confidence. This is what makes tutoring for me a very rewarding and fulfilling job!

I am very flexible with time schedules and will work around the student's schedule. My students also know that I am usually available for last minute tutoring sessions, which is a benefit to have for those "last minute" types of questions. I do, however, have a 24-hour cancellation policy as of common courtesy.

I am always at the library and am available to meet with my students there. I enjoy being in a quiet, studious environment and feel the library is the best place to study, however, I am also available to meet with my students at their house.

I hope you find me as a great fit for your child or yourself! Please feel free to message me for any inquiries.

Testimonials

"Very nice and helpful tutor"

- Jenny, West Covina, CA on 12/9/14
Cathryn replied on 12/11/2014

Thank you very much, Jenny. I enjoyed tutoring your daughters as they are really good students and eager to learn. I'm glad that they found I was able to provide them with great tutoring services and that I accommodated well to their learning style. I am happy to be their tutor and am excited to continue working with them.

Thank you again!

"Very kind and patient"

- Christina, Los Angeles, CA on 12/3/14
Cathryn replied on 12/5/2014

Thank you so much Christina! Your kind words and tremendous support makes me feel that I am making a positive difference in the academic life of your son. My mission is to make sure I provide the best learning experience for each student and accommodate to what works for them. I enjoy working with your son as he is a hard-working student who listens to my advice and always tries his best. I look forward to having more tutoring sessions with him and helping him to be the best student he can be!

Thank you again! I really appreciate it.

"Would recommend & call on her again!!"

- Grace, Montebello, CA on 11/1/14

"Great tutor! Very Accommodating Schedule!"

- Catherine, Alhambra, CA on 4/23/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Amy, Monterey Park, CA on 2/10/14
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Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Biological Sciences

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Biological Sciences)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am also open for discussing a rate change depending on the subject and location.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Gabriel, CA 91776

Cathryn’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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