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Katie G.

Granite Falls, WA

$50/hr

I can help students with all stages of the writing process.

Background check passed as of 1/11/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

I can help students with all stages of the writing process.

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My name is Katie G., and I recently graduated in June 2012 from the University of Washington with my Master's of Arts in Cultural Studies. During my two years in graduate school, I worked as a digital media and writing tutor. I have experience in assisting students with all stages of the writing process -- brainstorming, creating reverse outlines, conducting research with primary and secondary sources, making a thesis statement, and generating citations in MLA, Chicago Style, APA, or any other academic format. I also have experience in tutoring students with script writing, storyboarding, web design, and video editing. I'm skilled in Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Dreamweaver, Audacity, and Photoshop CS4 as well as Google Sites’ E-Portfolios, Catalyst, and Blackboard.

I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant while at UW, so I have experience in leading seminars, workshops, and assessing undergraduate students’ papers. I am a professional writer and researcher with interests in studying popular culture, print and digital media, film-making, and global social trends.

As a TA and tutor, I facilitated learning by encouraging students to keep writing and revising (even when it gets rough), to develop their ideas further, and by showing them resources. Knowing where to find accessible resources (for grammar, writing, citations, etc.) is important for teaching, because one does not always know the answer immediately.

I think that students learn best when they are able to incorporate their own interests into the assignments of the class – as a result, they become more engaged in the course material. The more enthused they are about their projects, the more likely they are to apply what they’re learning in the course of their everyday life practices. This is why teaching is such a meaningful investment in the future.

It is important to create activities for students that allow them to work together on a daily basis, as this not only requires them to become active participants in their learning, but it also establishes a more productive dialogue in the classroom. For instance, each class that I’ve taught generally begins with a paired off discussion or another activity that asks students to engage with the reading material, to consider things they haven’t previously thought of, to acknowledge what they find confusing or, more important, to ask what they want to personally understand. This is how “good” research questions and thesis statements are formed. Engaging the students is crucial and initial set-up of activities in class is always key.

Because of my experience in creating lesson plans, finding user-friendly resources, and working with students through all stages of the research and writing process, I think that I would be an ideal tutor for you. I can also assist you with reading, presentation, and study skills.

Testimonials

"Great Writing Tutor"

- Madeline, Raleigh, NC on 11/17/13

"Great tutor with enough preparation."

- Tsutomu (Tom), Cary, NC on 5/31/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Dreamweaver,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Film,
Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Dreamweaver

In college, I had to design webpages using Dreamweaver for my senior capstone and thesis project. I still have digital copies of these webpages that I created for my project. I also was required by the University of Washington (as a digital media tutor) to understand how to use a variety of editing software. Dreamweaver is a program that I feel confident in using and also proficient in teaching others how to use.

Film

My undergraduate and graduate education consisted of studying film as a text (in addition to literature and theory). One of my scholarly publications explores Batman's code of ethics in the films "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" -- this article was published in the 2010 Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians. My master's thesis was focused on examining representations of the femme fatale in contemporary global cinematic movements. I analyzed films from not only Hollywood but also Latin American Cinema, Bollywood, and Nollywood.

Public Speaking

As a scholar, I've attended several academic conferences to present and share my research with others. Most of these presentations have lasted 20 minutes, sometimes longer. I'm constantly seeking to better develop my own public speaking skills by experimenting with using a variety of technologies and/or looking to others (i.e. TED talks and authors who participate in public debate) for inspiration and incorporating their personal methods into my work. I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant during my time at UW, so I have experience in teaching seminars and leading class discussion with undergraduate students.

Writing

I have at least two years' experience in working as a writing and digital media tutor for undergraduate and upper-level high school English students. I can help students, particularly those who are new to college or the conventions of academic writing, become stronger, more confident writers.

Katie’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Katie. View all of Katie’s resources

I love sandwiches. In fact, to say I love sandwiches would be an understatement. Sandwiches are a staple for me. I occasionally like to buy them from a deli or bakery, as it’s important to me to experience the work of a fellow sandwich connoisseur; however, I do spend a great deal of time making them in my own kitchen. I like to use a variety of breads – dark Jewish rye, croissant, focaccia,... read more

Wofford College
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Wofford College

University of Washington (Master's)

Great Writing Tutor — Writing is an area I have struggled in, I felt compelled to hire a tutor to help me learn how to write better and clearly communicate my ideas. Katie helped me with everything I needed making me feel confident in my writing and much more able than before working with her. She was flexible in her schedule and was extremely helpful in all stages of the writing process. I highly recommend her as a wr ...

— Madeline, Raleigh, NC on 11/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katie will travel within 40 miles of Granite Falls, WA 98252.


About Katie

My name is Katie G., and I recently graduated in June 2012 from the University of Washington with my Master's of Arts in Cultural Studies. During my two years in graduate school, I worked as a digital media and writing tutor. I have experience in assisting students with all stages of the writing process -- brainstorming, creating reverse outlines, conducting research with primary and secondary sources, making a thesis statement, and generating citations in MLA, Chicago Style, APA, or any other academic format. I also have experience in tutoring students with script writing, storyboarding, web design, and video editing. I'm skilled in Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Dreamweaver, Audacity, and Photoshop CS4 as well as Google Sites’ E-Portfolios, Catalyst, and Blackboard.

I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant while at UW, so I have experience in leading seminars, workshops, and assessing undergraduate students’ papers. I am a professional writer and researcher with interests in studying popular culture, print and digital media, film-making, and global social trends.

As a TA and tutor, I facilitated learning by encouraging students to keep writing and revising (even when it gets rough), to develop their ideas further, and by showing them resources. Knowing where to find accessible resources (for grammar, writing, citations, etc.) is important for teaching, because one does not always know the answer immediately.

I think that students learn best when they are able to incorporate their own interests into the assignments of the class – as a result, they become more engaged in the course material. The more enthused they are about their projects, the more likely they are to apply what they’re learning in the course of their everyday life practices. This is why teaching is such a meaningful investment in the future.

It is important to create activities for students that allow them to work together on a daily basis, as this not only requires them to become active participants in their learning, but it also establishes a more productive dialogue in the classroom. For instance, each class that I’ve taught generally begins with a paired off discussion or another activity that asks students to engage with the reading material, to consider things they haven’t previously thought of, to acknowledge what they find confusing or, more important, to ask what they want to personally understand. This is how “good” research questions and thesis statements are formed. Engaging the students is crucial and initial set-up of activities in class is always key.

Because of my experience in creating lesson plans, finding user-friendly resources, and working with students through all stages of the research and writing process, I think that I would be an ideal tutor for you. I can also assist you with reading, presentation, and study skills.

Testimonials

"Great Writing Tutor"

- Madeline, Raleigh, NC on 11/17/13

"Great tutor with enough preparation."

- Tsutomu (Tom), Cary, NC on 5/31/13

Education

Wofford College
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Wofford College

University of Washington (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Granite Falls, WA 98252

Katie’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Dreamweaver,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Film,
Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Katie’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Katie. View all of Katie’s resources

I love sandwiches. In fact, to say I love sandwiches would be an understatement. Sandwiches are a staple for me. I occasionally like to buy them from a deli or bakery, as it’s important to me to experience the work of a fellow sandwich connoisseur; however, I do spend a great deal of time making them in my own kitchen. I like to use a variety of breads – dark Jewish rye, croissant, focaccia,... read more


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