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Cathleen A.

Creative! Certified English Teacher: Writing & Study Strategies

Carrollton, TX (75007)

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My name is Cathleen and I would love to be your next tutor. With several years of private and public school tutoring experience, I am a Certified English Teacher with several years of experience in a high school and middle school setting. I also have experience working with younger children and adults, which includes a previous position at Tarrant County College. I would love to work with you using my excellent communication skills and variety of expertise in math, English, computers as well as other subjects.

Learning is fun! I love learning and I am passionate about teaching. My mission is to see every willing student succeed. My vision is to see individuals learning how to learn and taking ownership of their learning.

I have developed and used research proven learning portfolio strategies that help learners understand their learning process. This helps them to advance stronger, more rapidly, and to equip them for the future.

Trained yearly with the latest strategies through professional development, I am equipped to empower any student with mind mapping skills, foldables (hands-on study tools), study and test strategies, and reading tools. I have a myriad of strategies for struggling students as well.

I am creative, patient, and flexible. I also understand that every learner has a unique learning style (visual, auditory, tactile) and I use this knowledge to guide the student's learning.

I believe any willing student can learn!

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Cathleen’s subjects

Algebra 1, Prealgebra
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR, TAKS
Corporate Training:

Algebra 1

Math can be fun once you have the basics down. I have tutored math one-on-one and in small groups. I understand the importance of formulas and carefully following each step to the answer. I teach students to know what they have, know what they are looking for, and know what they need to get there. Reading also plays a critical role in math because students need to understand what the problem is asking. Using my skills as a certified English teacher, I teach skills to read and understand word problems correctly. This is especially important on state tests.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a certified 6th-12th English teacher, I am aware of the basic needs that an elementary student has in order to advance to the next level. I have privately tutored elementary aged students, worked in a day care, and with elementary-aged children in volunteer settings.

Elementary Math

I have successfully tutored math students privately and in the public school system. I encourage students to use visuals and color coding to empower their learning.

Elementary Science

Science is fun! Because science is based on lots of concepts and basic facts, I can teach strategies such as Thinking Maps, a great visual tool, and Foldables, a great visual and tactile tool, to help students grasp the subject quickly and with ease.


I am a certified English teacher, and I enjoy reading and writing. Grammar is fun, too, and it helps in both reading and writing. I have creative ways to help you learn all of these. Get ready for success!


I love to work with people who want to learn English. Learning languages is fun and exciting.

I myself understand how it feels to learn a new language. I am semi-fluent in Spanish, and I picked up a few phrases in Swahili too. I have been to Mexico, El Salvador, and Kenya.

As a certified English teacher and one who has worked with ESL students in the past, I understand the hindrances and the needs you have.

Please let me join you on your journey to learning English!

General Computer

Computers are one of my favorite hobbies. From Word to Excel to PowerPoint to search engines to photo enhancement software to blogs to social media, there's always something new to discover. Good computer skills are important to have in our society and especially in the workplace. I have been using computers since I was a child (I even wrote my own programs in BASIC computer language). Being a certified English teacher also helps me to teach computer skills step by step.

Microsoft Excel

Excel can be tricky, but it's fun once you learn the basics. I can help with items such as sorting, formatting, concatenation, mail merges for letters or reports and much more. I also have helpful links for those complicated formulas.

Microsoft Outlook

I am a proficient user of Outlook. I have used Outlook on a daily basis at work for over 8 years. I have had professional training, but I am also self-taught. I know how to use advanced features and personalize settings. I also use my certified English teacher degree to help me compose professional emails.

Public Speaking

As a certified English teacher, I have been using my public speaking skills in the classroom for over eight years. I have been in education for about fifteen years and have used these skills in various capacities. I have given numerous presentations including professional development for two different school districts. By consulting one-on-one with a number of teachers, I have helped them improve their public speaking skills. Moreover, I earned an A in my college speech class.


Reading is an important foundation and skill to have. I use many proven strategies including context clues, KWL (know/want/learn), text connections, graphic organizers, Thinking Maps, and Foldables to help students to be successful in their reading. As a certified English teacher I understand how reading affects all other subject areas and how to be an effective reader in those areas.

Study Skills

I have many study skills to offer that I have learned from several years of professional development as well as personal development in my classroom. I can teach mind mapping, mind sketching, foldables (hands-on tool), brainstorming, critical thinking, self-editing, note-taking, correct highlighter usage, organizing, color coding, graphic organizers, and more.


I have played tennis on/off for more than 25 years. I played on Jr. High and High School tennis teams. I coached Jr. Varsity High School Tennis one season.


Writing is fun!

As a certified English teacher, I enjoy writing stories, poems, resumes, letters, essays, and many other kinds of writing. You get to express your thoughts and feelings and your beliefs and ideas.

You can influence others and make a difference. Communication is an important skill in life and writing is crucial communication skill to possess.

You will use it in all other subjects, in the future, in your job quest and in your career.

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University of North Texas (English)

Very patient. — Cathleen is very professional and I like that. She was on time and got to the point of what I needed to know. She also gave me an assignment in which I plan to complete prior to our next lesson. She was very knowledgeable about the computer. I look forward to learning how to use the computer with more ease. Great tutor!!! ...

— Bonnie, Fort Worth, TX on 12/19/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Cathleen will travel within 7 miles of Carrollton, TX 75007.

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