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# Kathleen O.

\$75/hr

## Personable MIT grad that loves to teach all levels of math!

Usually responds in about 14 hours

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Hello math students!

I know math can often be taught in a way that feels hopeless and overwhelming. As your tutor I'll show you that learning math is not only doable but it can be fun! Once you start understanding the 'how's and 'whys' you'll start solving harder and harder problems and your confidence will build :)

When I was in high school, I was nicknamed 'hero' in my math classes due to my ability to explain difficult math concepts to my classmates.
I have extensive experience in

I've tutored students in multiplication, calculus, and everything in between. I teach with optimism, creativity, and can tailor my teaching style into what works for YOU! I love math and empowering others to learn math too.

If your looking for a fun, creative, and EFFECTIVE way to improve your math skills- contact me for a tutoring session and you won't be disappointed.

To give you an example of my creative methods of teaching - I once taught math in an inner city New York 2nd grade class room. I took a class of 15 students that didn't know how to multiply. I noticed they loved to compete and run around. So- I split the class in two. I created an obstacle course. At the end of it there was a multiplication problem. I said 'take the first number. Draw that many circles. Take the second number- put that many dots in each circle. Now count the dots and that's the answer.' In 1 hour- every kid could multiply, many kids figured out short cuts, and one girl even came in the next day with a page full of every combination of 1x 1 all the way to 20 x 20! The point is- we learned while having fun, and skipped the boring lectures and worksheets.

### Testimonials

#### "Soft approach"

##### - Karen, Seattle, WA on 3/2/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Special Needs:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, College Counseling, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

### Approved subjects

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##### Columbia University
Civil Engineering
Master's

### Education

Columbia University (Civil Engineering)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

Fabulous!!! — Kathleen has been positively terrific for our 11th grader. She is a motivator, an explainer, and a person who is slowly but surely turning him into a student who is ambitious and genuinely curious about learning and striving for excellence. We deeply appreciate her intelligence, sincere effort, and vivacious personality!!! ...

— Carol, South Orange, NJ on 4/21/14

### Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: \$75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

### Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98115.

Hello math students!

I know math can often be taught in a way that feels hopeless and overwhelming. As your tutor I'll show you that learning math is not only doable but it can be fun! Once you start understanding the 'how's and 'whys' you'll start solving harder and harder problems and your confidence will build :)

When I was in high school, I was nicknamed 'hero' in my math classes due to my ability to explain difficult math concepts to my classmates.
I have extensive experience in

I've tutored students in multiplication, calculus, and everything in between. I teach with optimism, creativity, and can tailor my teaching style into what works for YOU! I love math and empowering others to learn math too.

If your looking for a fun, creative, and EFFECTIVE way to improve your math skills- contact me for a tutoring session and you won't be disappointed.

To give you an example of my creative methods of teaching - I once taught math in an inner city New York 2nd grade class room. I took a class of 15 students that didn't know how to multiply. I noticed they loved to compete and run around. So- I split the class in two. I created an obstacle course. At the end of it there was a multiplication problem. I said 'take the first number. Draw that many circles. Take the second number- put that many dots in each circle. Now count the dots and that's the answer.' In 1 hour- every kid could multiply, many kids figured out short cuts, and one girl even came in the next day with a page full of every combination of 1x 1 all the way to 20 x 20! The point is- we learned while having fun, and skipped the boring lectures and worksheets.

### Education

##### Columbia University
Civil Engineering
Master's

### Education

Columbia University (Civil Engineering)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)

### Tutor Policies

##### Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98115

### Kathleen’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Special Needs:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, College Counseling, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Statistics

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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