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Kate V.

Frisco, CO

$45/hr

Summit County Multiple Subject Instructor and Dyslexic Specialist

Background check passed as of 8/24/12
Usually responds in about 21 hours

Summit County Multiple Subject Instructor and Dyslexic Specialist

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My approach to tutoring is that every student, whether in grade school or college, encounters a time when they need a little extra help to overcome a learning barrier. My method is to explain concepts in a variety of ways until the information comes to life for the student. There is never just one way to understand or convey a concept. I am a very visually based person and have had great success with alternative learning styles. I know I have succeeded when the student is able to empower themselves though improved self-confidence with the very material that frustrated them in the past.

I have been tutoring in the Summit County community for two years and love living an active lifestyle. I specialize in home schooling students, and supplementing the competing junior athlete's education. I also have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading and writing remediation for dyslexic students. I truly have a passion for all academic subjects and love learning.

I would love to help aid you or your student in preforming better academically!

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Botany, Ecology, Physical Science, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Spanish

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

Biology - experience with AP and College Level Material

Dyslexia

This past summer I took the associate level course of the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading and writing remediation to kids who have a specific language disability. I learned phonemic awareness, handwriting remediation, as well as techniques and games that will allow the student to advance in higher reading and writing. This program is approved and endorsed by the International Dyslexic Association. I am now certified as a reading and writing specialist.

Elementary Math


Math during the elementary years is the most important. Ensuring that your student has simple math down early guarantees them a great academic pathway, especially in regards to standardized tests later. I believe that making math visual, helps the student envision math problems both visually and symbolically enabling them to solve problems quickly and easily.

Elementary Science

Science can be fun and creative at an early age. The subject caught my attention very early with a teacher who did fun demonstrations, while teaching us classic concepts. Sometimes students need help making a connection between the visual demonstration and the concrete concept. Concepts can be easily cleared by engaging the student in dialog and allowing them to make their own hypothesis about what the experiment really demonstrated.

Phonics

This past summer I took the associate level course of the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading and writing remediation to kids who have a specific language disability. I learned phonemic awareness, handwriting remediation, as well as techniques and games that will allow the student to advance in higher reading and writing. This program is approved and endorsed by the International Dyslexic Association. I am now certified as a reading and writing specialist.

Reading

Reading can be a great pleasure, but it requires certain skills. What makes successful readers, are the ones who pay close attention to the way each sentence works with the next to form paragraphs. They can identify the topic sentence of each paragraph and rephrase it as a question, which brings the supporting details to light.

Spanish

I have taken Spanish my entire life and I am proficient at speaking and writing. I have tutored mainly at the high school and collegiate levels one and two. I have a lot of experience with the Ven Conmigo textbook series and have lots of extra resources for any difficult areas in grammar and reading comprehension. There are many creative ways to memorize challenging vocabulary and hard grammatical rules, but with a little one on one time Spanish can be ma easier!

Study Skills

I have tutored for 2 years at a learning center in Colorado where we incorporate within each lesson how to study the information that was just taught. Some examples are creating a outline, flashcards, how to organize a planner and even a lesson in highlighting. We always integrate a study skill when learning new information.

Vocabulary

Adding new words to a student’s existing vocabulary can seem daunting; yet, building a good vocabulary base is essential for standardized testing later in life. Having the proper study skill set, is what enables a student to learn and retain words.

Zoology

I have a B.A in biology and was a teachers assistant for zoology 101 for two years during my undergrad career. I did researcher for an intertidal species lab and published a paper titled: The Morphology of the Digestive Tract of the wild Giant Keyhole Limpet, Megathura crenulata

Occidental College
Biology
The university of Denver
Graduate Coursework
Orton-Gillingham Training (multi-sensory program to teach reading, writing and spelling)
Other

Education

Occidental College (Biology)

The university of Denver (Graduate Coursework)

Orton-Gillingham Training (multi-sensory program to teach reading, writing and spelling) (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 30 miles of Frisco, CO 80443.


About Kate

My approach to tutoring is that every student, whether in grade school or college, encounters a time when they need a little extra help to overcome a learning barrier. My method is to explain concepts in a variety of ways until the information comes to life for the student. There is never just one way to understand or convey a concept. I am a very visually based person and have had great success with alternative learning styles. I know I have succeeded when the student is able to empower themselves though improved self-confidence with the very material that frustrated them in the past.

I have been tutoring in the Summit County community for two years and love living an active lifestyle. I specialize in home schooling students, and supplementing the competing junior athlete's education. I also have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading and writing remediation for dyslexic students. I truly have a passion for all academic subjects and love learning.

I would love to help aid you or your student in preforming better academically!

Education

Occidental College
Biology
The university of Denver
Graduate Coursework
Orton-Gillingham Training (multi-sensory program to teach reading, writing and spelling)
Other

Education

Occidental College (Biology)

The university of Denver (Graduate Coursework)

Orton-Gillingham Training (multi-sensory program to teach reading, writing and spelling) (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Frisco, CO 80443

Kate’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Botany, Ecology, Physical Science, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Spanish

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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