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Kathleen B.

Kathleen, professional English teacher and AP tutor

Boulder, CO (80308)

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As a high school English teacher for twenty-five years, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of students in the United States, Singapore, and Jordan. My experience, coupled with two master's degrees---one in English literature, and the other in teaching English as a second language---have helped to make my instruction highly effective in developing students' understanding, skills, and ability to think critically. My first responsibility is to understand what students already understand and what they need to learn. To gain this information, I focus on asking open-ended questions that encourage students to reflect, recall, and synthesize information. I believe the purpose of an education is to empower students to think for themselves. To do this, they need to develop skills (composing, analyzing, reading, listening, and thinking) and habits of mind (for example, self-confidence, curiosity, skepticism, fair-mindedness, and integrity). I find the process of working one-on-one with students deeply satisfying, and I look forward to working with you!

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Kathleen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
GRE, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT Reading

I have over twenty-five years of experience in designing lessons to guide students
to identify the specific skills and concepts they need to focus on; organize their preparations for the exam to make the most of their time; use sound principles of effective practice; develop their abilities to think, read, and write; learn and apply the test-taking techniques that will help them achieve higher scores on Advanced Placement, SAT, and ACT exams.


B.A., Stanford University (English/Creative Writing)
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles (English)
M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa (Applied Linguistics/ESL)

Professional experience:
26 years in private high schools in Hawaii (teacher, department head)

Study Skills

As a teacher for 26 years, I have worked closely and extensively with students helping them organize and use their time efficiently. I have taught them how to take notes, annotate texts effectively, set goals, break complex tasks down into simpler steps, and recall information. I use these methods all the time to accomplish my own goals!

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Stanford University (English Literature)

UCLA (Master's)

University of Hawaii (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 25 miles of Boulder, CO 80304.

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