My name is Kate, and I have been teaching for more than eleven years. Among other topics, I've taught swimming to preschoolers and retirees, GRE prep for a national company, and am currently an instructor at CU-Boulder teaching college students. I've taught in Spanish and English in the U.S. and Latin America, individually or to classes of 150 students. While I can lecture, I much prefer a student-directed approach that lets students come up with, and then learn how to answer, their questions - starting with learning what questions to ask.
I'm currently completing my Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, which is the study of humans over time. This incredibly vast scope has taught me not only sensitivity and flexibility, but also how to move between specific details and the bigger picture. Basically, as a teacher I try to move between the forest and the trees, and to instill the same excitement for the topic at hand, whether breaststroke or the subjunctive tense in Spanish, that I feel. I don't expect all my students to become anthropologists or Michael Phelps - I just want them to be excited about learning!
I look forward to hearing from you!
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