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Kate T.

Kate T., Experienced Math Instructor and General Studies Tutor

Carterville, IL (62918)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hi. I’m Kate. I like to work math problems and I like to help others with math! I enjoy teaching and learning in math and science so much as can be demonstrated through my completion of a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University in 1991, another bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Illinois Springfield in 2009, and a master's degree in education focusing on community college teaching and learning from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012. I have taught math and engineering classes at both the university and community college level, and I have 18 years of private math instruction experience in the southern Illinois area. I love it more than any other job I've ever done!

I specialize in math learning for adults but will happily meet with junior high and high school students to teach math or provide general homework support in most other areas. I will meet children in their homes with an adult present and adults in a mutually agreed upon public location (coffee shop, school, library). I offer a 24-hour cancellation policy and will happily reschedule appointments with proper notice. All lessons will be charged a minimum of 1 hour.

I’m very organized, prompt, reliable and friendly. It doesn’t matter if you are a student who is struggling with basic algebra or if you need help with more advanced topics in geometry, trigonometry, statistics, or pre-calculus. I *love* private instruction and am ready to help!

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Kate’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Algebra 1

This is one of my strongest areas. I have 17 years of experience teaching algebra 1 and can teach this subject to students of many different ages and comfort levels.

Algebra 2

I am extremely proficient at algebra 2 and enjoy teaching this subject a lot. It's fun to help students who have mastered algebra 1 take it to the next level!

Elementary (K-6th)

I have passed both the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), which is a basic skills test for K-12 teachers and the ILTS Mathematics Content Area exam, which is also geared toward K-12 instruction. I scored greater than 90% proficiency on each test. I have also volunteered in kindergarten and grade school classrooms, assisting with reading and computer literacy instruction. Finally, I hold an active Illinois Substitute Teacher License for K-12.

European History

I spent a number of years in Europe during my childhood and enjoyed many cultural learning experiences pertaining to various historic battles from ancient times through the World Wars, development of modern borders, numerous European rulers, European art, the Cold War, and modern European government. I also enjoy reading non-fiction European history as a hobby.

General Computer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Summa cum laude, University of Illinois, 2009.

Geometry

I have tutored both junior high and high school students in basic and advanced geometry and scored in the 97th percentile in the Geometric Methods portion of the Illinois Licensure Testing System Mathematics Content exam.

HTML

Having worked for several years as a software quality assurance analyst, I am very familiar with HTML. I have also created, maintained, and made custom HTML changes to 5 different websites for personal and professional use.

Literature

Reading is my favorite hobby! Although I'm not professionally trained in this area, I am an avid reader of Western classic literature and can offer perspective on plots, authors, and historical significance for numerous well-known stories studied in high school and at the college level.

Macintosh

I have completed a degree in computer science and have used a Macintosh since the mid-1990s to manage business for a freelance illustrator. I am able to install software, troubleshoot network and printer settings, and issue basic commands from the Mac terminal.

Microsoft Windows

I have completed a degree in computer science and have used Microsoft Windows as my primary computer operating system since the mid-1990s. I understand such things as network setting and printer configurations in Microsoft Windows and can install software, remove viruses and handle most troubleshooting independently. I have also handled building-wide Microsoft Windows support to over 20 staff members while working as a webmaster at a university student union.

Probability

I have taught fundamental probability concepts in a community college classroom of approximately 20 students.

Public Speaking

I have enjoyed classroom teaching experiences at both the university and the community college level for classes ranging in size from 10-30 students. Additionally, I have done face-to-face and online training in a corporate setting for groups of 1-30. I'm very comfortable speaking in front of large groups and know several basic strategies I can share to help others to do the same.

Statistics

I have taught fundamental statistics concepts in a community college classroom of approximately 20 students, covering topics such as histograms, population and sample means, medians, standard deviations, variances, z-scores, t-tests, and hypothesis testing.

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry at the community college level. I am very knowledgeable and extremely comfortable explaining trigonometric concepts.

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Education

University of Illinois (Computer Science)

University of Illinois (MEd)

Great tutor!! Kate was really great with my son. She was very accommodating with her time. I would highly recommend her as a tutor. My son was able to bring his grades up with Kate's help. ...

— Missy from Carterville, IL on 12/19/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 20 miles of Carterville, IL 62918.

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