Hi! My name is Kirsty and I have been tutoring professionally for six years. I specialize in math
and study skills
, particularly for middle and high school students, as well as SAT
I currently teach GED
classes spanning math, reading
, and writing
at a non-profit in Tacoma. In my perfect world, it would be math, math, math! I particularly enjoy working with middle and high school aged students in study skills and mathematics
. I do my best to explain math in day to day terms so even a struggling learner can understand and apply these skills to real life. I live for the "aha" moment when a student finally understands a concept.
I hold a Master's in Education with a major in higher education and a Bachelor of Arts in History
with a minor in French
from the University of North Texas. I have a breadth of experience spanning different companies and scenarios, from private in-home tutoring to working for a university learning center. My students have ranged from 4th grade
through college/adult in subjects ranging from history, government, French, science
arts, and math. I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD
and other LDs.
I started tutoring in college as a peer instructor for the university's learning center. I assisted with a college algebra
class that had a low passing rate. I attended class as a model student then led extra review and study sessions outside of class. From there I became a private and small group tutor for the university's athletics department where I worked exclusively with student athletes in college-level math, history, government, and English
. In this position I also tutored students privately in study skills, with a focus on preparing freshman for college level coursework and organization
In addition, I worked for a private, in-home tutoring company assisting a variety of clients with study skills, middle and high school level math, reading, French, language arts
, and test preparation
. I have prepared students to take the ACCUPLACER COMPASS, GED and SAT exams.
Math - elementary, middle school, pre-algebra
, algebra I
and II, college algebra, geometry
, SAT/ACT prep. I do not tutor statistics
Test preparation - GED, SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, COMPASS
Also available: Study skills, ESL, history
Available upon request. Check out my reviews for more details!
12 hours notice required
$30/hour for all subjects.
Discounts available for military, multiple hour lessons, families, and group lessons.
Travels within 10 miles of Puyallup, WA 98372