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Hello! My name is Kate, and I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a degree in Economics. I have four years of experience teaching SAT classes, and eight years of experience tutoring one-on-one in all academic subjects. To date I have taught or tutored more than 170 students, from first graders all the way to college graduates, and I still enjoy every minute of it. (I've heard my students do too!)
One of my most important qualities as an SAT tutor is that I tested in the 99th percentile on all three sections of the test, which enables me to truly guide students on the skills needed for the entire exam. Wherever your challenges are, I can help build your abilities and confidence to reach your full potential!
I am available for individual or group tutoring, or even full classes if the group is large enough. Hourly rate of $80/hr for up to 5 students, with a slight increase for larger groups. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
Algebra 1 is the foundation of all higher math subjects, so a thorough understanding of its concepts is crucial to successful math experiences in the future. Some students need a more creative, individualized approach to truly "get it" when it comes to algebra. Don't let a little trouble in Algebra 1 turn into big trouble later in high school - it's easy to fix! With a little extra time and attention, every student can feel confident about his or her math abilities.
The hallmark of my tutoring style for children from K-6th is patience and enthusiasm. Learning anything can be fun for a child if someone is there to guide him or her in the right way! And if they are having fun, they will most definitely be learning too. I've tutored science, math, vocabulary, and reading for children in the Big Brother/Big Sister program at my high school, and so far there isn't an academic issue that we haven't been able to solve with a combination of creativity, magic markers, Lucky Charms, and food coloring. Find out how!
"English" is perhaps the broadest school subject. It encompasses writing, reading, grammar, spelling, critical thinking, literature, analysis, authors, and the list goes on. Many students feel confident in some areas, while lacking experience in others. Spending a little extra time with an English tutor can help fill in the gaps that don't get addressed in every classroom.
I love grammar! ...but I know I'm one of the few. I had an incredible English teacher in 8th grade who taught me everything I know about semi-colons, parallel structure, pronoun shifts, run-ons, comma splices, and a few even more obscure rules of writing. Not everyone has a great English teacher, but just because you don't know the rules doesn't mean they don't exist. Everything from college applications to term papers to timed essays is also judged by the quality of writing you present - grammar counts. It really only comes down to about 16 or so rules to know, so learn them! Invest in a skill that will remain impressive and useful for every piece of writing in your future.
The piano is an instrument that is close to my heart, and I love to share it with others. As a child I took 15 years of piano lessons (ages 3 to 18) and as an adult I have directed and accompanied musical ensembles on the piano for five years. This also has included teaching choir members about music theory and how to properly read sheet music, and I would love to help you learn these skills as well! I am trained in classical techniques as well as sight reading and improvisation. I am qualified to teach children and adults, offering instruction in both piano skills and music theory.
Trouble mixing letters in your math? Spend a little extra time practicing those x's and y's, and you'll breeze through your Algebra 1 next semester. Don't let a little trouble become big trouble...catch it early to get back on track with your math skills and development.
Proofreading is a service I provide specifically for long-term projects like term papers and college applications. However, I won't just take your paper and return it to you the next day with all corrections and no explanation. I want to make sure that you learn the reasoning behind the corrections, so next time you won't need me!
Whether you're trying to go from 350 to 500 or 750 to 800, everyone can benefit from extra help on SAT Math. Even if you're an all-star on your math tests, learning how to piece together your knowledge to solve an SAT word problem is tough. Make it easy! Learning the tricks of the test will save you hours of studying, and will raise your score much more than just drilling alone.
Flashcards are old news. (Not to mention mind-numbingly boring!) I won't give away any secrets here, but vocabulary is easy if someone teaches you the right way. Beef up your SAT word list in a way that helps you actually remember it when the test comes around. And those reading sections? You can be great at them every time, on every passage - it just takes a little patience and a lot of practice. Find out how!
I love grammar! ...but I know I'm one of the few. I had an incredible English teacher in 8th grade who taught me everything I know about semi-colons, parallel structure, pronoun shifts, run-ons, comma splices, and a few even more obscure rules of writing. It really only comes down to about 16 or so rules to know, so learn them! Knowing grammar is the best way to ace the SAT Writing section - multiple choice counts about twice as much as the essay. But don't worry, we can work on that too!
Extremely professional and thoughtful at the same time! — Kate is a true professional who is very committed to her tutoring! We took advantage of group tutoring sessions that were very helpful, especially prior to taking the SAT for the first time. Then, Kate provided focused tutoring based on the test results. We highly recommend Kate for SAT tutoring and imagine Kate would be excellent in any content area tutoring provided. Thank you, Kate! ...
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