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Katrina D.

Ellenwood, GA

$50/hr

Core Subjects, Technology, ASVAB

Background check passed as of 4/27/14
Usually responds in about 14 hours

Core Subjects, Technology, ASVAB

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I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems. I obtained a B.S. in that field and worked as a Data Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, and Web Design Instructor. I am currently an Operations Analyst II for a government agency. I am currently in a leadership certification program and have recently completed both basic and advanced management certifications and am a Microsoft Certified Professional. I always found myself teaching college peers and friends how to use various software programs and how to create web pages. Teaching is my calling. Also, I am an advanced user of Microsoft -MS- Office Suite, which includes MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher.

After working in the technology arena for several years, the economy changed and I began working as a substitute teacher for 1 1/2 years. I also worked as a first grade teacher for 2 years as I studied Early Childhood Education in a graduate program at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA via GATAPP. I completed all requirements except for 3 classes to become a fully certified teacher. That includes passing the Praxis I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Early Childhood Education - Content Knowledge Exam, which makes me a non-certified, but highly qualified teacher for K-5.

Also, in June 2008, I was the recipient of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators'-PAGE Award for Outstanding Member for the Bibb County region. The award was given, in Atlanta, GA, to members who were politically involved in the educational process for the state of Georgia. I attended sessions at the Georgia State Capitol to participate in the listening to and debating of laws that were being implemented that affected teachers, students, and the teaching process for the state of Georgia. I also attended other relevant meetings and events that PAGE organized.

While teaching first grade, in 2007, I began doing private in-home tutoring. I taught students from K-12 in their homes, one-on-one, and loved the experience. I used math manipulatives, worksheets, online websites, textbooks, various computer programs and anything necessary to not only instruct and guide, but also to bring the lesson to life for the student. For example:

I was teaching a middle school student about circumference, diameter, radius, and using pi (or 3.14). My student had to measure circular objects, so I had him find objects around his household that were round. He collected canned goods, pot tops, hair products, bowls, etc. to measure various circles and apply a particular formula. We both enjoyed the lesson and he was able to apply his math lesson to real life which helped him to understand how relevant math really was to his daily life. It also made his lesson fun and easy.

Likewise, I recently worked with a third grader on math. We used various colorful math manipulatives. We categorized objects by color and type, we used number tiles to perform counting by 10's and to find missing numbers, we used colored counters to form patterns and to determine what comes next in a pattern. The student had fun working and made 100 on everything he did. He told me that his goal was to always make 100.

When the lesson was over his mother met with the director of the center and they were going over his lesson for the day. The director came to me to see what he had worked on for the day. She thought it was math, but the student told her that he did not work on math with me for the hour that we worked. I told her that it was math. She checked his lesson in his binder and found that it was math. She and the mother came to the conclusion that I had made the lesson so enjoyable and fun for him that he did not realize that he was doing math. His mother was very pleased and wants me to work with him regularly.

I also privately tutor adult students in their homes; helping them with college level algebra, research papers, resume writing, job research, computer training, and basics of language arts and math. One of my college students recently graduated from film school and insisted that I must attend her graduation. She labels herself as my protege. When I began tutoring her, she told me that she never thought that she could be successful as a student. I told her that the power of success was for her to choose. If she studied hard and put everything into her education she would be a success in college. By the time of her graduation, she became the "Most Improved Student" in her June 2011 class.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hope, Macon, GA on 9/26/13
Katrina replied on 9/27/2013

Thank you so much for the generous comment. I really enjoyed working with your daughter and hope for her success in Algebra and ALL of her studies. I believe in education and I believe she will do very, very well. She just needs a little guidance from time-to-time, but she is very capable and very sharp! If you ever need me again, I would be more than happy to return to tutor your girl(s). Thanks for being parents who care about your children's academic success.

"Very Knowledgeable "

- Antonio, Warner Robins, GA on 4/7/13

"Visual Basic"

- Kenny, Decatur, GA on 9/22/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- LaJoyce, Newnan, GA on 7/17/12
Katrina replied on 7/17/2012

Thanks LaJoyce for your high complement. You did a great job staying on top of your assignments and taking time to learn the MS Access and MS Excel. I have enjoyed working with you as well.

"Highly Recommended Tutoror"

- Regina, Atlanta, GA on 3/17/12

"Excellent help with MS Word"

- Dean, Atlanta, GA on 11/21/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Oracle, SQL, Visual Basic, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Ballroom Dancing, Salsa Dancing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Cooking, Salsa Dancing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, SQL, Web Design

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.

ASVAB

I have taken the ASVAB in order to enter into the Navy and scored above a 70 years ago which qualified me to go to any branch of the military. More recently, I have taught the math section of the ASVAB to an adult student and he did very well. I have the ability to help you learn and be successful on the ASVAB.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) grades because I was a substitute teacher for nearly 2 years, have taught elementary education for 2 years, passed the PRAXIS I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - Content Knowledge, which makes me highly-qualified, and I have nearly completed an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, have 1+ year in a M.A. program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and have been a private tutor for elementary for nearly 5 years.

Microsoft Access

As a technology professional, I use Microsoft Access RDBMS to create databases, tables that have relationships with other tables, to query data, and to make server connections. As a Report Writer, I use Access to create reports. This program makes it easy to create databases tables because you can switch back and forth between design mode, layout view, and form view. I can name my columns, choose my data type, set my primary and foreign keys and mask and format data, and manipulate many other properties. It is also easy to create queries in Access because I can click and drag on fields to create joins (or relationships), set conditions, and run the queries easily. Access also allows me to create macros.

Microsoft Excel

As an advanced Excel user, I create formulas for calculations, macros, modify Visual Basic (VB) code, create graphs, dashboards, pivot tables, relative and absolute cell referencing and many other Excel related functions.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been a user of PowerPoint for more than 20 years and have the experience of producing eye-catching, effective and highly-professional presentations. I am an advanced user of Microsoft Office programs and am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). As a professional, I have continuously used Microsoft in the corporate, government and private industries and have taught PowerPoint to other professionals/peers, including creating master documents, adding animation, pictures and sound, creating transitions and effects, etc. My experience using this product is extensive.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using MS Windows (all versions) since 1992. In 2009, I attended 4 month training course for the Microsoft Certification for System Engineers (MCSE) and obtained the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification. This training focused on installing, configuring and troubleshooting MS Windows XP and 2000. I have also provided professional technical support work in this area as well.

Phonics

As a K- 6 teacher, I taught phonics. I have tutored in phonics as well, tutoring students in phonics from kindergarteners to adults. I teach my students word parts that can help students understand how to sound out words and how to understands what word parts mean, which can help students with reading comprehension. This includes teaching vowels, consonants, dipthongs, blends, digraphs, syllables, prefixes, suffixes, base or root words, ghost blends, word families and more.

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.

Katrina’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Katrina. View all of Katrina’s resources

Today, I worked with a sixth grader on grammar and mathematics. We integrated technology by going the two websites. One website we visited was to enter verbs and get the past, present, future, and perfect tenses of the verb. Other websites we visited were internet4classrooms.com (math, language arts and social studies) and funbrain.com (strictly math); in this case we practiced place value... read more

After working on the Arithmetic section of the ASVAB for 2 hours with a student of mine yesterday, he felt very confident in what he had learned, and asked me if there was a anything online that he could refer to to help him with what we went over. I directed him to a certain website and showed him how he could use interactive math activities on the very subjects we were studying. When he began... read more

I recently tutored a young man who was a special education student all his life. He is now 20 yrs. old and has a great interest in Web Design. He did not know how to code in HTML, but had been struggling to set an animation graphic as his background with out distorting the picture or having white space around the picture. I tutored him in HTML for two hours and in our last 10 minutes I was... read more

DeVry University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Graduate Coursework
Wesleyan College
Graduate Coursework

Education

DeVry University

Keller Graduate School of Management (Graduate Coursework)

Wesleyan College (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — My daughter is struggling with 9th grade algebra and needed help ASAP. Katrina determined our daughter's needs first and then provided simple formulas for algebra concepts. After only 1 meeting, our daughter said Katrina made algebra very easy and she has great confidence about algebra now. For the first time, our daughter was excited about algebra and ready to take her next test. I HIGHLY recomme ...

— Hope, Macon, GA on 9/26/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

10% off on group rates. Reduced rate by 10% for 4 or more hours per week. If you drop below 4 hours per week, then original rate will be charged and there will be no reduction.

Travel policy

Katrina will travel within 15 miles of Ellenwood, GA 30294.


About Katrina

I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems. I obtained a B.S. in that field and worked as a Data Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, and Web Design Instructor. I am currently an Operations Analyst II for a government agency. I am currently in a leadership certification program and have recently completed both basic and advanced management certifications and am a Microsoft Certified Professional. I always found myself teaching college peers and friends how to use various software programs and how to create web pages. Teaching is my calling. Also, I am an advanced user of Microsoft -MS- Office Suite, which includes MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher.

After working in the technology arena for several years, the economy changed and I began working as a substitute teacher for 1 1/2 years. I also worked as a first grade teacher for 2 years as I studied Early Childhood Education in a graduate program at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA via GATAPP. I completed all requirements except for 3 classes to become a fully certified teacher. That includes passing the Praxis I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Early Childhood Education - Content Knowledge Exam, which makes me a non-certified, but highly qualified teacher for K-5.

Also, in June 2008, I was the recipient of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators'-PAGE Award for Outstanding Member for the Bibb County region. The award was given, in Atlanta, GA, to members who were politically involved in the educational process for the state of Georgia. I attended sessions at the Georgia State Capitol to participate in the listening to and debating of laws that were being implemented that affected teachers, students, and the teaching process for the state of Georgia. I also attended other relevant meetings and events that PAGE organized.

While teaching first grade, in 2007, I began doing private in-home tutoring. I taught students from K-12 in their homes, one-on-one, and loved the experience. I used math manipulatives, worksheets, online websites, textbooks, various computer programs and anything necessary to not only instruct and guide, but also to bring the lesson to life for the student. For example:

I was teaching a middle school student about circumference, diameter, radius, and using pi (or 3.14). My student had to measure circular objects, so I had him find objects around his household that were round. He collected canned goods, pot tops, hair products, bowls, etc. to measure various circles and apply a particular formula. We both enjoyed the lesson and he was able to apply his math lesson to real life which helped him to understand how relevant math really was to his daily life. It also made his lesson fun and easy.

Likewise, I recently worked with a third grader on math. We used various colorful math manipulatives. We categorized objects by color and type, we used number tiles to perform counting by 10's and to find missing numbers, we used colored counters to form patterns and to determine what comes next in a pattern. The student had fun working and made 100 on everything he did. He told me that his goal was to always make 100.

When the lesson was over his mother met with the director of the center and they were going over his lesson for the day. The director came to me to see what he had worked on for the day. She thought it was math, but the student told her that he did not work on math with me for the hour that we worked. I told her that it was math. She checked his lesson in his binder and found that it was math. She and the mother came to the conclusion that I had made the lesson so enjoyable and fun for him that he did not realize that he was doing math. His mother was very pleased and wants me to work with him regularly.

I also privately tutor adult students in their homes; helping them with college level algebra, research papers, resume writing, job research, computer training, and basics of language arts and math. One of my college students recently graduated from film school and insisted that I must attend her graduation. She labels herself as my protege. When I began tutoring her, she told me that she never thought that she could be successful as a student. I told her that the power of success was for her to choose. If she studied hard and put everything into her education she would be a success in college. By the time of her graduation, she became the "Most Improved Student" in her June 2011 class.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hope, Macon, GA on 9/26/13
Katrina replied on 9/27/2013

Thank you so much for the generous comment. I really enjoyed working with your daughter and hope for her success in Algebra and ALL of her studies. I believe in education and I believe she will do very, very well. She just needs a little guidance from time-to-time, but she is very capable and very sharp! If you ever need me again, I would be more than happy to return to tutor your girl(s). Thanks for being parents who care about your children's academic success.

"Very Knowledgeable "

- Antonio, Warner Robins, GA on 4/7/13

"Visual Basic"

- Kenny, Decatur, GA on 9/22/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- LaJoyce, Newnan, GA on 7/17/12
Katrina replied on 7/17/2012

Thanks LaJoyce for your high complement. You did a great job staying on top of your assignments and taking time to learn the MS Access and MS Excel. I have enjoyed working with you as well.

"Highly Recommended Tutoror"

- Regina, Atlanta, GA on 3/17/12

"Excellent help with MS Word"

- Dean, Atlanta, GA on 11/21/11
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Education

DeVry University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Graduate Coursework
Wesleyan College
Graduate Coursework

Education

DeVry University

Keller Graduate School of Management (Graduate Coursework)

Wesleyan College (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

10% off on group rates. Reduced rate by 10% for 4 or more hours per week. If you drop below 4 hours per week, then original rate will be charged and there will be no reduction.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Ellenwood, GA 30294

Katrina’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Oracle, SQL, Visual Basic, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Ballroom Dancing, Salsa Dancing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Cooking, Salsa Dancing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, SQL, Web Design

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.


Katrina’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Katrina. View all of Katrina’s resources

Today, I worked with a sixth grader on grammar and mathematics. We integrated technology by going the two websites. One website we visited was to enter verbs and get the past, present, future, and perfect tenses of the verb. Other websites we visited were internet4classrooms.com (math, language arts and social studies) and funbrain.com (strictly math); in this case we practiced place value... read more

After working on the Arithmetic section of the ASVAB for 2 hours with a student of mine yesterday, he felt very confident in what he had learned, and asked me if there was a anything online that he could refer to to help him with what we went over. I directed him to a certain website and showed him how he could use interactive math activities on the very subjects we were studying. When he began... read more

I recently tutored a young man who was a special education student all his life. He is now 20 yrs. old and has a great interest in Web Design. He did not know how to code in HTML, but had been struggling to set an animation graphic as his background with out distorting the picture or having white space around the picture. I tutored him in HTML for two hours and in our last 10 minutes I was... read more


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