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Katherine S.

Independence, MO

$35/hr

Elementary Education and ESL Tutoring

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Elementary Education and ESL Tutoring

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My name is Katherine, and I have been working as a tutor since I graduated from Webster University a few years ago. I worked with children in a variety of aspects before that, as an activities coordinator, a camp counselor, and a horseback riding teacher.

I have a TESOL certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as well as a TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). As a side note, I am also certified in First Aid and CPR.

I received an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Lees Summit West High School, with high scores in English and History.

I would love to use my experience and knowledge to help make your child's education better. I look forward to speaking with you about the vast possibilities of their future.

Testimonials

"Wonderful!"

- Sungree, Kansas City, MO on 5/27/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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AutoCAD

I took four AutoCAD classes while in college. By my senior year, I was assistant teacher and a tutor for the beginner's AutoCAD class. I have also worked as a draftsman for a few local designers throughout school and since I graduated.

Cooking

I have worked for a catering company. I learned to cook at a local Japanese Hibachi. I have been to lectures given by nutritionists and dietitians about how to cook healthy, yet wholesome, meals. I love to cook and have been doing so for years. I have also taken many cooking classes in the past ten years.

Drawing

I work as a designer in the theatre, which requires a vast amount of drawing. I took figure drawing for four years in college. I also took 2D Design, 3D Design, Intro to Drawing, Sceneography, Scene Design I and II, Costume Design I and II, and Fundamentals of Design. I draw as a job and for fun.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many children as a tutor.
I started out as a nanny, who helped with homework, then worked with the YMCA Literacy and Education Department as a teacher. I also worked for a few years as a volunteer tutor for elementary aged children from Korea, helping them catch up with their new American classes. We specialized in English and Language Arts, but also worked with Social Studies, History, Science, Math, and Computer Technology.

ESL/ESOL

I am certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I have worked as a long term ESL tutor at the YMCA Literacy Department, for two Korean children, elementary school aged, and also as a teacher for an intermediate ESL class for adults with the International Institute of St. Louis.

Phonics

I have tutored English as a Second Language for children and adults. One of the main issue we worked on was phonics, teaching reading and writing the English language through sounds and pronunciation. We worked on how each letter has different sounds, and how those affect the spellings and usages. I took a few courses through my TESOL and TEFL certifications where I learned how to teach phonics and how to use phonics to assist in teaching English.

Social Studies

I was part of a Student Ambassador program, where we traveled around the world and sat with different governments, learning how they work. I tutored children from Asia in social studies classes, between second and seventh grade, trying to help them learn about our culture and different cultures in the world. I took many history classes while in college, including religious history, mythology, and ancient civilizations. I also took art history and sociology. I also took Social Studies for eight years in school before I switched to specialize in History.

Study Skills

I took a class that taught organizational, management, and study skills in high school, and again in college. Part of my TESOL certification course was in how different people learn, and how to teach the different styles. A major aspect of that is figuring how how to help each individual person learn how to study, so they can understand what they are learning however their brain works.

I have worked as a tutor with many different children, who have many different study habits. I have practiced and helped children through different methods, including memorization (rehearsal and rote learning) and communication skills (reading and listening). We also used methods based on cues (flashcards), summarizing, representation and imagery (visual, aural, and oral), and acronyms. We worked on exam strategies, time management, organization and lifestyle changes. Some children best study while playing games that involve their topic. It gives them a reason to learn it, a fun environment, a reward, and it keeps them learning at a rapid pace.

Theatre

I have two BFAs in theatrical design, one in lighting design and one in scene design. I have been involved in local theatres professionally for ten years, and educationally since I was ten. I also worked at a theatre camp each summer, directing the shows and designing them. Also, I took acting and stagecraft and directing classes throughout high school and college.

Webster University
Lighting Design

Education

Webster University (Lighting Design)

Wonderful! — Katherine has been wonderful. Very kind and skillful too. My 10 year old boy has been so happy with her. I strongly recommend her to other people. ...

— Sungree, Kansas City, MO on 5/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katherine will travel within 25 miles of Independence, MO 64055.


About Katherine

My name is Katherine, and I have been working as a tutor since I graduated from Webster University a few years ago. I worked with children in a variety of aspects before that, as an activities coordinator, a camp counselor, and a horseback riding teacher.

I have a TESOL certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as well as a TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). As a side note, I am also certified in First Aid and CPR.

I received an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Lees Summit West High School, with high scores in English and History.

I would love to use my experience and knowledge to help make your child's education better. I look forward to speaking with you about the vast possibilities of their future.

Testimonials

"Wonderful!"

- Sungree, Kansas City, MO on 5/27/14
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Education

Webster University
Lighting Design

Education

Webster University (Lighting Design)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Independence, MO 64055

Katherine’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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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