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Kathleen B.

Boulder, CO

$50/hr

Kathleen, professional English teacher and AP tutor

Background check passed as of 1/25/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Kathleen, professional English teacher and AP tutor

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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!

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

English

Education:
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!

Stanford University
English Literature
UCLA
Master's
University of Hawaii
Master's

Education

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 80303.


About Kathleen

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!

Education

Stanford University
English Literature
UCLA
Master's
University of Hawaii
Master's

Education

Stanford University (English Literature)

UCLA (Master's)

University of Hawaii (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Boulder, CO 80303

Kathleen’s Subjects

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