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Kathryn M.

Bronx, NY

$85/hr

Dedicated, Caring Tutor; 30+ Years of Experience

Background check passed as of 10/25/14
Usually responds in about 47 minutes

Dedicated, Caring Tutor; 30+ Years of Experience

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I am a dedicated, caring Reading/Language Arts Tutor with over 30 years teaching and tutoring experience. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary, Special Education and Reading. In addition I am a New York State Permanently Certified Teacher. My students and their parents and caregivers always comment on how I manage to make learning fun, and that I have a great deal of patience. I can also help students improve their writing skills, as well as help prepare for NYS ELA Regents and Elementary ELA standardized tests; SAT English/Writing portions. I can also help with Religion, Bible Studies, ESL, ESOL, History. Experience also with ADD, ADHD.

Testimonials

"Top-Notch Reading Tutor"

- Marni, New York, NY on 2/16/13
Kathryn replied on 2/18/2013

Hi Marni,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. You have made my day! It is such a joy to be able to help your son. It is always the highlight of my week when I come to your house. You and Peter are such loving, caring and dedicated parents. I truly appreciate your support and kind words.

Kathy

Science:
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar,
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.

ACT English

I have over 30 years experience teaching and tutoring students in ACT English. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Education, as well as a Master of Science degree in Reading. I am dedicated to helping students reach their goals to attaining their dreams of attending the college of their choice.

ACT Reading

I am an Experienced ACT/SAT Tutor for English, Reading and Writing Skills

ADD/ADHD

I have permanent NY State Certification, and a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading.

In addition, I have over 30 years experience teaching and tutoring Special Needs children, including those with ADD/ADHD. Their parents and caregivers always comment on my infinite patience and ability to help their children overcome the many challenges they face in the classroom, so that they might excel.

American History

I am an avid American History fan. I have tutored and taught students from Kindergarten through College levels in that subject. In addition, I have helped many students with term papers and essays in that subject area.

Aspergers

I have a Master of Science degree in Special Education and 30 + years working with children who have Aspergers. My experience includes being the Head Teacher of an Early Intervention children, which involved helping to identify such children. I also helped them to acclimate to a classroom setting,to learn to accept others and react more appropriately with peers, adults and the world around them. I have a lot of patience, something which their parents and caregivers always commented on.

Autism

I hold a Master of Science degree in Special Education and have taught and tutored several students who are on the Autism spectrum. I have a great deal of patience and awareness of their individual needs.

Bible Studies

I am very interested in reading and studying the bible. I have taken bible study classes so that I might better understand the meaning of the Scriptures. In my teaching career I have taught children as young as 5 up through 13 years old. They enjoyed listening to bible stories, acting them out, writing stories and drawing pictures.

College Counseling

I have a great deal of experience counseling college students, including test taking skills, test anxiety and how to write essays effectively. For the last 5 years I have worked in a college academic resource center. Not only do I assist students in the areas mentioned above, I am also an English/Writing Specialist. My students always comment on how kind, patient and understanding I am, and that they feel much more confident and reassured at the end of each tutoring session. They even tell other students to make tutoring appointments with me.

Dyslexia

I have 30+ years helping dyslexic students. I hold a Master of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education,as well as Reading. I have a great deal of patience for helping all of my students, especially those with special needs. They and their parents are always happy at the end of each tutoring session.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a New York State Permanently Certified Teacher for N-6 and Reading. In addition, I hold a Master of Science Degree in Elementary, Special Education and Reading.

I have almost 40 years teaching experience, most of which as a First Grade teacher, but have also taught an subbed and tutored for all grades through college level. I also spent a year as an Early Intervention teacher. My primary areas of expertise are Reading, Language Arts, Writing and Study Skills.

Elementary Science

I was an elementary school teacher for 31 years. The subjects I taught included Science for K-4. In addition, I have a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education. Besides teaching Science in the classroom, I have judged Science Fairs, as well. And I have written science materials for Primary Grades, and those materials have been published, and meet the new Common Core State Standards.

English

I have taught and tutored students in K-6th for over 30 years. I hold a BA in English/Education, as well as MS degree in N-6, Special Education and Reading. I have vast experience working with students beyond Grade 6,including 7th-8th, high school and college levels. My students do very well, so much so that they refer other students to me.

ESL/ESOL

I have helped many ESL/ESOL students improve their speaking, reading and writing skills for over 30 years, from Elementary Grades through College Level. They and where applicable, comment on my patience and ability to help them greatly improve. They even refer other students to me for help.

Geography

I have taught and tutored children from Kindergarten through 8th grade in the subject of Geography for over 40 years.

Grammar

I hold a BA in English/Education, as well as a Master of Science degree in N-6, Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading. I have also had the opportunity to assist students in Grades 7-8, as well as high school and college students. I have over 30 years teaching and tutoring students.

GRE

I have a Master of Science degree in Language Arts and many years of experience as a GRE verbal prep tutor. My students gain confidence,and the necessary skills to do well on the verbal portion of the test. They always appreciate my expertise, assistance, and encouragement.

Handwriting

I was an elementary school teacher for 31 years, mainly as a first grade teacher. One of my primary jobs was to teach them how to write neatly, and take pride in their written work. They always looked forward to writing their ideas, and enjoyed the task. On more than one occasion, when students came back to visit me, they thanked me for helping them to have good penmanship.

IELTS

I have helped countless ESL/ESOL students gain confidence,and the knowledge to improve their English skills. They always appreciate my patience, kindness, and understanding.

Literature

I have a great love of reading, so much so that I have a Master of Science degree in Elementary, Special Education and Reading, having taught and tutored in those areas for over 30 years.

Phonics

I have taught and tutored Phonics to Elementary Grade School students for almost 40 years. I made learning fun, interesting and enjoyable. All my students always surpassed grade level expectations on standardized test

Proofreading

I have been a proofreader, copy editor and writer for all levels including Elementary, Middle School, High School and College levels, for over 30 years.

Psychology

I have a Master of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a BA in Education. In order to attain those degrees, I took numerous Psychology courses, including Cognitive Psychology. Not only did I have to apply the methods and theories of that Cognitive Psych in my day to day dealings with my students, I am also a Professional College level tutor. In that capacity, I have helped countless students to better understand the concepts needed to understand the subject matter for class, but also helped them study for tests.

I can also give you some test taking skills ideas, if needed.

My students have always felt much more confident after having studied with my guidance and expertise.

Reading

I have taught and tutored Reading for over 30 years, and have a Master of Science degree in Reading, as well. The students range in age from Kindergarten through College Level.

Regents

I have worked in 2 academic resource centers, and one of my areas of expertise is to help students to improve their ability to answer multiple choice questions, mainly in Reading, Writing and Global History. In addition, I help them overcome any test anxiety issues that they might have to overcome.

Religion

I have 30+ years teaching experience. One of the subjects in particular was World Religions. To that end, not only did the students learn about their own faith, but that of others. I make very sure that they know not only to embrace their own religion, but to understand and be tolerant of people of different faiths.

SAT Reading

I have helped many students prepare for the reading portion of the SAT, and have done so for over 20 years. I hold a Master of Science degree in Reading, and have a great love of reading and the importance of the need to have the ability for all to be good readers. One cannot excel in any subject area if they cannot read well.

SAT Writing

I am a Professional English/Writing Specialist for High School and College students. I hold a BA in English, as well.

Social Studies

I have over 30 years experience teaching and tutoring students in Social Studies. I have permanent NY State certification in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading, as well as a Master of Science degree in those areas.

Special Needs

I have a Master of Science degree in Special Education. For nearly 40 years, I have helped Special Needs children and young adults to improve their quality of life and educational needs. I have a great deal of patience and empathy for those with special needs.

Spelling

It is my strong belief that it is absolutely imperative that students of all ages should know how to spell properly. They should not rely on spell check! I have had many years experience for all grade levels in teaching and tutoring students to be the best spellers they can possibly be.

Study Skills

I have worked in 2 Academic Resource Centers, helping students to improve their study skills. We work together to find out what their current habits are and ways to implement and maintaining better ones.

TOEFL

I work in a college academic resource center, as an English/Writing Specialist. My job entails helping students to improve their English speaking, writing and listening skills. I also help them prepare for the TOEFL exam. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a Master of Science degree in Reading and Language Arts. My students always feel more confident about their English skills when they have been tutored by me.

Vocabulary

I hold a BA in English, and a Master of Science degree in Reading/Language Arts. In addition, I have taught and tutored students in Vocabulary for over 30 years.

World History

I have taught and tutored students in World History for the middle school grades. Besides that, I am very interested in that subject and try to pass that interest along to my students.

Writing

I am an English/Writing Specialist at the High School and College levels. I have also taught and tutored students to be better writers, for many years.

College of Mount Saint Vincent
C.W. Post center, Greenvale, NY
Master's

Education

College of Mount Saint Vincent

C.W. Post center, Greenvale, NY (Master's)

Top-Notch Reading Tutor — Kathy is a fantastic tutor. She is always well-prepared, kind and caring, creative, communicative and responsible. With Kathy's help, our son is making tremendous strides in reading comprehension and has a renewed interest in books! ...

— Marni, New York, NY on 2/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$42.50 for a session not cancelled within 24 hours of regularly scheduled time.

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 10 miles of Bronx, NY 10463.


About Kathryn

I am a dedicated, caring Reading/Language Arts Tutor with over 30 years teaching and tutoring experience. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary, Special Education and Reading. In addition I am a New York State Permanently Certified Teacher. My students and their parents and caregivers always comment on how I manage to make learning fun, and that I have a great deal of patience. I can also help students improve their writing skills, as well as help prepare for NYS ELA Regents and Elementary ELA standardized tests; SAT English/Writing portions. I can also help with Religion, Bible Studies, ESL, ESOL, History. Experience also with ADD, ADHD.

Testimonials

"Top-Notch Reading Tutor"

- Marni, New York, NY on 2/16/13
Kathryn replied on 2/18/2013

Hi Marni,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. You have made my day! It is such a joy to be able to help your son. It is always the highlight of my week when I come to your house. You and Peter are such loving, caring and dedicated parents. I truly appreciate your support and kind words.

Kathy


Education

College of Mount Saint Vincent
C.W. Post center, Greenvale, NY
Master's

Education

College of Mount Saint Vincent

C.W. Post center, Greenvale, NY (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$42.50 for a session not cancelled within 24 hours of regularly scheduled time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bronx, NY 10463

Kathryn’s Subjects

Science:
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar,
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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