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Kathy M.

Castle Rock, CO

$40/hr

Multi-purpose tutor can help with a variety of your educational needs.

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University of Connecticut

Education

University of Connecticut

About Kathy

My most rewarding jobs have been helping people learn to speak English. Whether you are new to our country and speak little or no English; or if you want to perfect your reading and writing skills; or if you just want to practice your conversational English - I am available to help.

Most of my previous students spoke practically no English when we began working together. But with patience and perseverance, not only have they moved on to be a part of the work force, but several have become citizens of our country.

It is not necessary for a tutor to speak a student's language. I did not know Farsi, Arabic, Russian or Turkish yet I was able to communicate with every one of my students. Sometimes it takes a long time but I found that creating a safe environment where the student can learn at his or her own pace without any pressure to go faster is the best way to teach. Adults may feel embarrassed that they are seeking this type of help but rest assured that you should be proud that you have taken this first step in your continuing education.

There are many tools available to help learn English. By discovering what method the student responds best to makes the one-on-one tutoring I offer an enjoyable learning session. The first thing I ever taught to students who did not speak any English was how to call for help using 9-1-1. We practiced over and over, using role-playing, until they could comfortably call by themselves. Luckily, no one ever needed to use this lesson but it made me feel better to have taught it.

Next it is important to teach them how to say and write their names, addresses and phone numbers in English. Teaching a mother how to use the bus service made it possible for her to take her child downtown to the doctor. Of course, I've had students who spoke very understandable English but who just needed help with idiomatic English; or wanted to know "Why in the world do you spell things that way?" I told her "I don't make the grammar rules; I only try to help you maneuver your way through them."

I look forward to being the person you have chosen to help you or a family member with learning English.
My most rewarding jobs have been helping people learn to speak English. Whether you are new to our country and speak little or no English; or if you want to perfect your reading and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Castle Rock, CO 80104
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Cooking

Most people enjoy eating but not everyone likes to cook, knows how to or knows what is healthy for you. I have solved that problem after many years of trial and error in my soon-to-be-completed book entitled "Everything But....THE KITCHEN SINK COOKBOOK FOR THE LOW-CARB, ORGANIC-CONSCIOUS PERSON". In my collection are recipes I have adapted for my husband and myself after years of eating non-healthy (but delicious) foods. Some include little anecdotes about how and why the idea of each one came to be. You can make eating good for you if you know some of the secrets on shopping, preparing, cooking and serving.

Over the years we have tried just about every "diet" on the planet and wound up dissatisfied with the results. "Why can't we find a way to eat delicious foods and not feel guilty?" Because my husband told me "I will eat whatever you put in front of me", I knew it was up to me to find a way to prepare the best-tasting but nevertheless healthy foods. Let me share some of my insight with you and I think you will be very pleased with the results.

ESL/ESOL

My most rewarding jobs have been helping people learn to speak English. Whether you are new to our country and speak little or no English; or if you want to perfect your reading and writing skills; or if you just want to practice your conversational English - I am available to help.

Most of my previous students spoke practically no English when we began working together. But with patience and perseverance, not only have they moved on to be a part of the work force, but several have become citizens of our country.

It is not necessary for a tutor to speak a student's language. I did not know Farsi, Arabic, Russian or Turkish yet I was able to communicate with every one of my students. Sometimes it takes a long time but I found that creating a safe environment where the student can learn at his or her own pace without any pressure to go faster is the best way to teach. Adults may feel embarrassed that they are seeking this type of help but rest assured that you should be proud that you have taken this first step in your continuing education.

There are many tools available to help learn English. By discovering what method the student responds best to makes the one-on-one tutoring I offer an enjoyable learning session. The first thing I ever taught to students who did not speak any English was how to call for help using 9-1-1. We practiced over and over, using role-playing, until they could comfortably call by themselves. Luckily, no one ever needed to use this lesson but it made me feel better to have taught it.

Next it is important to teach them how to say and write their names, addresses and phone numbers in English. Teaching a mother how to use the bus service made it possible for her to take her child downtown to the doctor. Of course, I've had students who spoke very understandable English but who just needed help with idiomatic English; or wanted to know "Why in the world do you spell things that way?" I told her "I don't make the grammar rules; I only try to help you maneuver your way through them."

I look forward to being the person you have chosen to help you or a family member with learning English.

University of Connecticut

Education

University of Connecticut

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathy will travel within 15 miles of Castle Rock, CO 80104.

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