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Katie S.

Experienced Educator for All Ages!

Experienced Educator for All Ages!

$39/hour

  • 365 hours tutoring

About Katie


Bio

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats

My desire as a tutor is to share my love of learning with my students. Not only do I wish to help my students understand concepts and learn facts, but I also want to make sure they have the tools necessary to succeed as they continue learning on their own.

I have worked with young children all the way up through adults in a variety of subjects including reading, math, grammar, test prep,...

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats

My desire as a tutor is to share my love of learning with my students. Not only do I wish to help my students understand concepts and learn facts, but I also want to make sure they have the tools necessary to succeed as they continue learning on their own.

I have worked with young children all the way up through adults in a variety of subjects including reading, math, grammar, test prep, editing, Spanish, and ESL. I tailor my tutoring to each student's needs so that we get the most out of our lesson time. When necessary, I am more than happy to stay in touch with my students' teachers as well to keep up with what is going on in class.

You will find my traditional approach to teaching to be most helpful, whether we are covering elementary skills or advanced concepts. Please feel free to contact me, and we'll set up a time to discuss lesson possibilities!


Education

Pensacola Christian College
Missions
Pensacola Christian College
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! I have been fascinated with languages since I was young. I studied Spanish in high school and in college and then spent some time in South America completing Spanish language school. I can help students understand grammar and practice verb conjugations, or simply help them improve their conversational skills.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Whether a student is learning to read, to master a difficult math concept, or even learn about something that happened in history, the student must have a strong foundation. I work with students to build this strong foundation so that they will be able in turn to master more difficult concepts as well. I use a phonics approach to reading so that students can become confident in their reading ability. Phonics helps students sound out words they are unfamiliar with instead of making them guess at what the word could be. For math, I make sure students know their basic arithmetic facts so that they can work in harder problems involving fractions and decimals. I have worked for about a year as an elementary tutor and love the opportunity to help students while they are still young!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

One of my favorite math teachers used to tell his students that solving a difficult math problem is like trying to eat an elephant--you can only do it one bite at a time! By breaking down difficult problems into easy-to-understand steps, I can help students master math concepts. And, since math is a skills subject, practice makes perfect! By working the same types of problems, students will remember the steps to solve those problems.
Phonics,

Phonics

The key to reading is using a traditional phonics approach. Not only was I taught to read using phonics, but I also studied phonics during my coursework at college. In one class, Intensive Phonics, we studied phonics rules, special sounds, and teaching methods. So far, I have tutored one student in basic phonics skills and look forward to helping more students in the future!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to learning, and phonics is the key to reading! A student that can read well has wonderful opportunities open for him. I use traditional phonics to help students build a strong reading foundation. Once students have mastered phonics, they will be able to read many words they have never even seen before.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to learning, and phonics is the key to reading! A student that can read well has wonderful opportunities open for him. I use traditional phonics to help students build a strong reading foundation. Once students have mastered phonics, they will be able to read many words they have never even seen before.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Whether a student is learning to read, to master a difficult math concept, or even learn about something that happened in history, the student must have a strong foundation. I work with students to build this strong foundation so that they will be able in turn to master more difficult concepts as well. I use a phonics approach to reading so that students can become confident in their reading ability. Phonics helps students sound out words they are unfamiliar with instead of making them guess at what the word could be. For math, I make sure students know their basic arithmetic facts so that they can work in harder problems involving fractions and decimals. I have worked for about a year as an elementary tutor and love the opportunity to help students while they are still young!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for about twelve years. I have experience in both classical music and improvising. I believe a good combination of theory and practical work with help a student succeed.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I love that "light bulb" moment. The moment when I see a student understand a difficult concept. Math can be intimidating to many students, but I work one-on-one with my students to help them build their confidence and know their math.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to learning, and phonics is the key to reading! A student that can read well has wonderful opportunities open for him. I use traditional phonics to help students build a strong reading foundation. Once students have mastered phonics, they will be able to read many words they have never even seen before.
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! I have been fascinated with languages since I was young. I studied Spanish in high school and in college and then spent some time in South America completing Spanish language school. I can help students understand grammar and practice verb conjugations, or simply help them improve their conversational skills.
Algebra 1, English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! I have been fascinated with languages since I was young. I studied Spanish in high school and in college and then spent some time in South America completing Spanish language school. I can help students understand grammar and practice verb conjugations, or simply help them improve their conversational skills.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help students prepare for math on the ACT, I first assess where the student stands and determine where the student needs some extra work. I work with the student through the same types of problems that will be on the test. We will practice the problems until the student is comfortable in how to find the answers without any help. I will also give the student specific test-taking strategies that will help on the big test day!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I love that "light bulb" moment. The moment when I see a student understand a difficult concept. Math can be intimidating to many students, but I work one-on-one with my students to help them build their confidence and know their math.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Whether a student is learning to read, to master a difficult math concept, or even learn about something that happened in history, the student must have a strong foundation. I work with students to build this strong foundation so that they will be able in turn to master more difficult concepts as well. I use a phonics approach to reading so that students can become confident in their reading ability. Phonics helps students sound out words they are unfamiliar with instead of making them guess at what the word could be. For math, I make sure students know their basic arithmetic facts so that they can work in harder problems involving fractions and decimals. I have worked for about a year as an elementary tutor and love the opportunity to help students while they are still young!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for about twelve years. I have experience in both classical music and improvising. I believe a good combination of theory and practical work with help a student succeed.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I love that "light bulb" moment. The moment when I see a student understand a difficult concept. Math can be intimidating to many students, but I work one-on-one with my students to help them build their confidence and know their math.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to learning, and phonics is the key to reading! A student that can read well has wonderful opportunities open for him. I use traditional phonics to help students build a strong reading foundation. Once students have mastered phonics, they will be able to read many words they have never even seen before.
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! I have been fascinated with languages since I was young. I studied Spanish in high school and in college and then spent some time in South America completing Spanish language school. I can help students understand grammar and practice verb conjugations, or simply help them improve their conversational skills.
Algebra 1, English, Study Skills, Writing

Music

Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for about twelve years. I have experience in both classical music and improvising. I believe a good combination of theory and practical work with help a student succeed.
Violin

Violin

I have played the violin for 19 years. I have been part of orchestras and small groups. My experience as a music instructor includes both one-on-one and long distance help. If you are looking to get started on the violin, and cannot find anyone close to you, consider trying online violin lessons. I individualize lessons based upon each students needs, and would love to help you become the musician you always dreamed you could be!

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Study Skills

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

The key to reading is using a traditional phonics approach. Not only was I taught to read using phonics, but I also studied phonics during my coursework at college. In one class, Intensive Phonics, we studied phonics rules, special sounds, and teaching methods. So far, I have tutored one student in basic phonics skills and look forward to helping more students in the future!
Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Whether a student is learning to read, to master a difficult math concept, or even learn about something that happened in history, the student must have a strong foundation. I work with students to build this strong foundation so that they will be able in turn to master more difficult concepts as well. I use a phonics approach to reading so that students can become confident in their reading ability. Phonics helps students sound out words they are unfamiliar with instead of making them guess at what the word could be. For math, I make sure students know their basic arithmetic facts so that they can work in harder problems involving fractions and decimals. I have worked for about a year as an elementary tutor and love the opportunity to help students while they are still young!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Helping students learn English is such a rewarding experience! I love English grammar and have a strong background in languages. I work with students to see what they need the most help with, whether that be grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for about twelve years. I have experience in both classical music and improvising. I believe a good combination of theory and practical work with help a student succeed.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the key to learning, and phonics is the key to reading! A student that can read well has wonderful opportunities open for him. I use traditional phonics to help students build a strong reading foundation. Once students have mastered phonics, they will be able to read many words they have never even seen before.
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! I have been fascinated with languages since I was young. I studied Spanish in high school and in college and then spent some time in South America completing Spanish language school. I can help students understand grammar and practice verb conjugations, or simply help them improve their conversational skills.
Algebra 1, GED, SAT Math, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To help students prepare for math on the ACT, I first assess where the student stands and determine where the student needs some extra work. I work with the student through the same types of problems that will be on the test. We will practice the problems until the student is comfortable in how to find the answers without any help. I will also give the student specific test-taking strategies that will help on the big test day!
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Helpful and knowledgeable tutor

Katie has been great in helping my son and his friend with math. She is very patient and works well with the kids. I highly recommend her for tutoring lessons.

Leane, 11 lessons with Katie

She knows how to help my granddaughter the approaches to solve various math problems

She is patient, kind, and caring. She did an excellent job helping my granddaughter understand math problems and the ways to solve them.

Linda , 5 lessons with Katie

Patient and Encouraging

After 2 previous tutors, finally we found Katie. Unlike the first 2, my granddaughter is excited to meet her for lessons. Katie is patient and her encouragement has made all the difference.

Shirley, 6 lessons with Katie

Excellent Instructor

Katie is an amazing violin teacher, she is friendly, shows wonderful patience with my daughter as she learns the instrument and I see great progress with my daughter with each lesson. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone wanting to learn the violin.

Kimberly, 19 lessons with Katie

Excellent Tutor

She is really an excellent tutor, she explains something until you understand it, today it was first day but I really learnt something. Therefore thank you for your great work and patience.

Phionah, 11 lessons with Katie

Excellent teacher for an older adult trying to go back to school.

We are reviewing and learning new math skills. She is knowledgeable, and is able to teach me in a way I can understand. The most important is, she is patient and wants me to succeed. I am appreciative of her. Thanks.

Linda, 7 lessons with Katie

Did a Great Job

Katie did a great job teaching algebra to my daughter. Very glad we chose to use her to prep for finals.

Mike, 2 lessons with Katie

Excellent and knowledgeable

My son has been struggling with Spanish all year. After 1 session with Katie he said he learned more than he has all year in class. We'll definitely be using her again!

Heather, 7 lessons with Katie

Great tutor!

Katie and my 11-year old nephew from Brazil worked on vocabulary related to school. They looked at the present tense conjugation of "to be." He already has a basic understanding of some of this information, but needs more practice listening and speaking. They read through several books as well. He is very excited and is enjoying learning English with Katie!

Renato, 10 lessons with Katie
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$39/hour

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Response time: 22 minutes