Over 2750 tutoring hours

Kate K.

Gilbert, AZ


Let's Work Together: You Can Succeed With the Right Tools and Tutor

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— Robert, Chandler, AZ on 7/28/14


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St. Mary's College
The Ohio State University


St. Mary's College (Management)

The Ohio State University (MBA)

About Kate

Tutoring while guiding the student is my purpose. I believe that all students can learn and become high achievers if they are given the appropriate tools and strategies.

I have an MBA from Ohio State University, a BA in Economics and a BBA in Management (from St. Mary's at Notre Dame). I have a minor in humanities. My years in the business world, and more than 20 years tutoring students from kindergarten through college, as well as conducting corporate training have permitted me to help students learn at their potential.

Whether it is reading, writing, history, social studies, math, or many other subjects and even study skills, I can help you catch up or overcome difficulties in your subject. It would be a joy to help you.

I love working with (rather than against) a student's particular learning style. I passionately believe that each student can learn and become a high achiever.

In the areas of math, I take a step-by-step approach.In reading, I rebuild with phonics. In social studies and history, I teach the student how to connect and apply the information, and find parallels in other parts of history.

Through all of my tutoring, I go with the student's learning style. You can succeed with my help --- let's get started!
Tutoring while guiding the student is my purpose. I believe that all students can learn and become high achievers if they are given the appropriate tools and strategies.

I have an MBA from Ohio State University, a BA in Economics and a BBA in Management (from St. Mary's at
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In-person lessons

"The Best!!"

- Robert, Chandler, AZ on 7/28/14
Kate replied on 7/31/2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am thrilled that you were able to progress so quickly! Stay in touch and let me know how it goes. I would be more than happy to meet with you again

"Kate is excellent!"

- Theresa, Gilbert, AZ on 1/8/16

"Very patient and interactive"

- Fabiola, Chandler, AZ on 6/20/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Lyndsay, Chandler, AZ on 12/10/14
Kate replied on 12/14/2014

Dear Lyndsay~
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so very thrilled that your husband was able to improve so much during our tutoring sessions. He was surprised that there are so many ways to learn math. I could not be more pleased that he succeeded. His work ethic and determination helped him so much. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to tutor him~~

"Very Versatile"

- Courtnie, Chandler, AZ on 3/25/14

"Great ideas!"

- Denise, Chandler, AZ on 2/21/14
Kate replied on 2/23/2014

Your daughter is an absolute delight, and is a joy to work with. She is learning so quickly ~ and I know that we can come up with ways to help her with test-taking skills, too. Thank you for your kind feedback!

"Great tutor!"

- Kathy, Mesa, AZ on 1/31/14

"Awesome with Algebra!"

- Cathleen, Mesa, AZ on 1/14/14
Kate replied on 1/14/2014

Thanks for the great feedback. He did a great job during the entire session. He paid close attention, willingly worked extra examples, and did not get discouraged when he made errors. He hung in there and kept on trying. As a result, he made great progress in learning to graph equations. The thing that impressed me even more was that he asked if he could keep the notes and examples that he had done during the session. He immediately put them in just the right spot in his binder. Now THAT is a guy who is taking charge of his education. He has come so far already, and I am so proud of him.

"Great Connection!"

- Tracey, Gilbert, AZ on 11/28/13

"She's awesome!"

- Crystal, Mesa, AZ on 11/12/13
Kate replied on 11/20/2013

Thanks, Crystal! He is eager to participate when I give him new strategies to approach those "same old boring textbooks" and is quite a quick study! Thanks for the nice feedback!

"Awesome Tutor and Motivator!"

- Jen, Gilbert, AZ on 11/11/13
Kate replied on 11/12/2013

Jen~ It is so refreshing to see your son's rapid progress. It is easy to be encouraging with him. He is so kind-hearted, bright, and eager to learn, now that he knows that he has us on his side, and can learn. It is an honor to tutor him. Thank you so much for your feedback. I truly appreciate it.

"One of the best decisions we've made concerning our son."

- Michael, Chandler, AZ on 11/8/13
Kate replied on 11/8/2013

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is an absolute delight to work with him. He is an eager student, and so very coachable. I look forward to continuing to work with him, as he continues to improve. I am honored that you allow me to be part of his success!

"Very patient and thorough!"

- Kim, Chandler, AZ on 6/21/13
Kate replied on 6/25/2013

Kim ~ your daughter is doing a great job. Each time we work together, her skills improve. I am so proud of her, and very impressed with how she is now approaching solving math problems. I know we are going to have an outstanding year!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Regina, Mesa, AZ on 5/26/13
Kate replied on 6/25/2013

Your son is continuing to improve. He is a bit unsure right now as he prepares to take Geometry. As he memorizes those postulates, properties, and theorems, he will make more sense of it. He is a great guy and wonderful student.

"First lesson a gem!"

- Ken, Gilbert, AZ on 4/25/13
Kate replied on 4/30/2013

Your son's progress and dedication have been phenomenal. He truly believes that he will succeed with consistent effort and dedication. I am SO proud of him. It is a true privilege to be his tutor. Kate

"Amazingly dedicated"

- Marva, Mesa, AZ on 3/29/13
Kate replied on 4/2/2013

Thanks, Marva---your daughter's dedication and lovely attitude make it a true pleasure to be her tutor. It was a blessed day when you hired me to tutor her.

"Outstanding Tutor! Highly Recommended!"

- Olivia, Gilbert, AZ on 3/16/13
Kate replied on 3/18/2013

Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. You are absolutely correct, she has learned so quickly. What a delight it is to tutor your daughter. She is attentive, eager, and immediately follows my instructions. I appreciate your recommendation. My sessions with your daughter are pure joy.

"Goes the extra mile."

- Junette, Gilbert, AZ on 3/14/13
Kate replied on 3/16/2013

Junette~ Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is a joy to tutor your daughter. She is getting better and better at ALL of her studies. She has had some amazing breakthroughs. All of a sudden she has really taken charge of her education. That makes my heart soar, because she is really on fire for learning now. She is far less frustrated, because she is seeing terrific results from her hard work. I am so very proud of her!

"Wonderful tutor."

- Heather, Gilbert, AZ on 3/13/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

Heather, thank you for your kind feedback. Your daughter is a delight, and I enjoy our tutoring sessions. She loves learning, and I hope to keep it that way. Every week, her math skills and knowledge of math facts improves. You are a wonderful family, and I am grateful to have the chance to tutor your daughter.

"She makes sense and sees it through."

- Joshua, Gilbert, AZ on 3/12/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

When we started the multiple rounds of editing, we had no idea of the enormity of our task, did we? We continue on in this "work in process". Let me know when you are ready for more sessions. thanks for your feedback!

"She showed me how to save money on college"

- Jessie, Gilbert, AZ on 3/12/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

Jessie -- lets continue to fine tune that degree plan. You should be able to tackle a number of exams all in the same day. You are bright and dedicated. It is great getting to assist you in meeting your two goals of a degree and minimizing college loans!!

"She explains things so patiently"

- Erin, Gilbert, AZ on 3/12/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

Erin--you will continue to adjust your career path throughout your life. Remember what I told you, you do not have to decide your entire career all at once. That just makes folks freeze up! Just plan a couple of years or so. Thanks for the feedback!

"Fabulous Teacher!"

- Darcey, Mesa, AZ on 3/1/13
Kate replied on 3/3/2013

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am honored to tutor your daughters. At first they were a little shy about "teaching me" the material. But by now they just hold forth with total confidence. They are studying the material much more thoroughly. As a result, they are really integrating the material, not just rushing through the material.
I notice that the more we work together, the more thorough they become. They are a joy to teach.

"She is the shot in the arm I needed"

- Mindie, Gilbert, AZ on 2/9/13
Kate replied on 3/3/2013

It is my hope that we can work together again. The project we began is more complex and involved than you understand right now. I will save it in my files. That way if you decide to continue, we can work from where we left off.

"Creative tutor who really believes in her students."

- Patricia, Gilbert, AZ on 2/9/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

I know it is frustrating, as there are a lot of dead ends in research. Brain storm about once a week. That will shake those cob webs loose and give you new avenues for your research. Thanks so much for the kind feedback. I appreciate it!

"Professional, efficient, and thorough."

- Dave, Gilbert, AZ on 2/9/13
Kate replied on 3/14/2013

Dave---re-organizing and de-cluttering office space, and revising office procedures is no small task. You know that! Remember, the revisions happen over time. Each time you or we adjust your procedures, it should improve things at least a bit. Too big of a change would be difficult for the staff to adjust to. It is better to make the changes incrementally, just as you were assuming. It is great working with you. I look forward to hearing how it is going. Thanks for the review!

"Great tutor"

- Dan, Tempe, AZ on 2/5/13
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Thank you for your kind comments, Dan. Your grandson is working steadily. As he knows, the harder he works, the more he will learn. It is a joy to teach him and watch his knowledge grow through our lessons and his diligent practice on his own. I look forward to his future success!

"The Teacher I wish I had!"

- Duncan, Gilbert, AZ on 11/19/12
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Duncan ~ It has been a pleasure to work with you! I am so VERY thrilled that you passed your ASVAB with a high score and with FLYING colors. You will be a fitting and wonderful addition to the Air Force.

"Kate is GREAT!!"

- Kimberly, Chandler Heights, AZ on 10/3/12
Kate replied on 10/3/2012

The new strategies I have taught your daughter and you, combined with her eagerness to follow the strategy and her consistent worth ethic have resulted in SPECTACULAR success. How thrilling to see her hard work pay off. Thank you for your glowing review. I appreciate your lovely review.

"Awesome Guidance from Kate"

- Cindy, Chandler, AZ on 5/30/12
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your son will continue to succeed and achieve. His renewed dedication to excellence followed learning some strategies, and careful urging to succeed despite his trepidation. thanks for your kind comments, Cindy!

"Very sweet, great confidence builder"

- Michelle, Gilbert, AZ on 2/29/12
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your son was such a dedicated student throughout the school year. I know his future is bright now that he has some new tools in his toolbox! Thank you for your kind comments.

"Great tutor"

- Lauren, Tempe, AZ on 3/18/11
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your daughter worked so hard, was so dedicated, and really got inspired during our tutoring sessions. With her work ethic and new accomplishments, I know that her career in the Navy will be full of opportunities. I am so very proud of her.

"Wonderful tutor"

- Allison, Mesa, AZ on 8/25/10
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your daughter has become such a star. She moved from hesitant to a member of the National Honor Society. I am so very proud of her and I just love to see the star that she has become. She truly has blossomed and grown. Her confidence level and work ethic are so wonderful to see in action. thank you for your kind comments, too.

"Very Pleased"

- Vickie, Gilbert, AZ on 5/1/10
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your son is SO wonderful. He is eager and attentive. It is amazing to see how he has continued to grow and improve in his studies. He has become thorough, and more confident. That is no surprise, as I knew he always was destined for greatness.

"I feel so blessed !"

- Sue, Gilbert, AZ on 3/31/10
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your daughter is such a wonderful combination of spunk, questions, intelligence, and curiosity. It is no wonder that she is excelling now that she has added good tools to her academic tool box! Thanks, Sue!

"Great Tutor"

- Heather, Queen Creek, AZ on 3/19/10
Kate replied on 2/5/2013

Your son has such potential. I have enjoyed tutoring him, and know that he will continue to succeed!!

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
American History,
Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,

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.


The ADD/ADHD students I have worked with have actually been quite a joy. the key for me has been to determine what learning style they appear to have. I try to adapt the material and session to play to their strengths.

I have over 10 years of experience in tutoring students with ADD/ADHD. I have attended seminars covering learning styles in special needs students in the course of my tutoring. This has led me to conduct seminars for teachers in addressing learning styles in special needs students.

In my corporate career, I conducted training seminars for managers in how to train their employees that had adult ADD.

Overall, I have about 15 years of experience in teaching people with ADD/ADHD.

Algebra 1

When it comes to math, Algebra is my first love. I find with my students that many of their problems with Algebra can be fixed with careful review of strategies for solving the different categories of equations. Algebra is my very favorite subject to tutor.

Besides that, true memorization of math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)~so that students instantly know the answers, will go a long way in improving the math grades.

American History

American History is currently my favorite history. I love to try to make American History come alive for my students. It is my belief that students can fall in love with American history and gain a terrific understanding of WHY it is important to study and know the history of the country's founding, including its founding documents.


I am an excellent tutor in the big subjects on ASVAB (Math areas,Reading, Writing.
). I recently tutored a student who went from a 24 to a 56 on her ASVAB, using my guidance and tutoring.

I work with the student to fill in missing gaps in math knowledge and math reasoning. We work on math skills and test taking skills. We work on vocab and reading comprehension. Contact me, let's get to work, and help you achieve your dreams.


I have two Bachelor's degrees in Business and an MBA. I have years of professional experience in the corporate world. In addition I own and operate my own company. I have broad based knowledge in business course work and business practices.

Career Development

When it comes to career development, I use a similar approach to my regular tutoring approach. I take into account the your personality type and your learning style. You and I will look at your work, life, and volunteer experiences and education. We will examine where your interests and goals are now. We look at industries and company cultures that might be a good fit.

I have researched good fit fields for various Myers-Briggs types, and done extensive research and various types of jobs. I have spent over 25 years in management and consulting. Throughout this time, my official job duties as well as my volunteer mentoring duties have included advising people about career paths and job preparation. Time and again, clients are amazed that they can put together a well-thought out plan. They frequently just haven't known how to verbalize and explain their interests, nor have they realized how the experience and education they already have can be culled for proof that they are serious about their goals.
I help you determine not only 'What Color is Your Parachute"---but also how to be sure the parachute works, and which plane(s) might be a good choice. Let's work together---the future is yours!

College Counseling

I have 20 years experience advising traditional and nontraditional college students and potential college students on admissions issues, college success issues, accumulating credits and completing degrees efficiently.

I conduct workshops and one-to-one guidance sessions to help students determine how to obtain their degrees quickly and cheaply. I love the challenge of helping students become degree holders. Their achievement is a joy to see.

Elementary (K-6th)

Elementary reading and language arts are a specialty of mine. I have over 10 years experience tutoring various age elementary school children in reading, language arts, phonics spelling and vocabulary. The important thing when it comes to learning in the elementary school years is to incorporate what the school is teaching, along with working with the child's learning style. When you work with (rather than against) the child's learning style, the child becomes a much more successful student. These skills are what I also use to tutor in social studies and related subjects.

Elementary school math must be learned step-by-step. Students that are struggling in math generally have some holes in their knowledge that must be addressed. When I meet with the student i first assess where the student is at, and then we move forward to fill in those gaps. I have more than 10 years experience tutoring math on a volunteer basis. Again, working with the child's learning style goes a long way toward helping the child succeed in math.

Science in the elementary years must be approached with strong reading and math skills. Thus, tutoring in the sciences, by necessity will require addressing reading and comprehension issues, as well as filling in math gaps. Science then becomes much easier for the student. let me help your child succeed in math.

Elementary Math

I have years of experience working with students on their math concepts. Elementary math, pre-algebra and algebra are among my favorites!


My absolute favorite part of the GED to tutor is math. Great progress can be made with steady work and multiple tutoring sessions. Math difficulties stem from big holes in knowledge and missing tools. My strength is to provide those exact things.


If you are struggling with geometry, contact me. You see, you really can understand theorems, postulates, proofs, triangles, parallelograms, and oh so much more. Don't wait and figure 'oh it will get better'.

Let's work together. i will encourage you and help you. You CAN do this!!


I have spent over 15 years teaching phonics on a volunteer basis to individual pre-school and elementary school aged students.

I have used most of the major curriculum providers that specialize in phonics. These include Samuel B, as well as Teaching Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. In addition, I have trained other moms in how to teach their children phonics. This has in most cases helped correct reading and comprehension problems that the children have experienced.

In the teaching of phonics, I work with the child's learning style, so as to maximize comprehension and learning, while making it enjoyable and non-intimidating for the child.


I absolutely love tutoring Pre-algebra. It is a key stepping stone to all of high school math. Students can succeed in pre-algebra with proper tutoring even if they have had difficulties in the past.Their difficulties often can be resolved when they learn proper tools and strategies.


I taught vacation Bible school to elementary school children for a number of years. In addition I taught religion in Sunday school classes for years. I also taught an adult religion class at my church. I can help students understand their religion lessons without getting off track into other issues.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs students for 20 years, while helping them reach their potential. The specific special needs that I have experience include: ADD and ADHD students, Aspergers' syndrome students, and dyslexic students.

I am patient and kind, and work very hard at building student self-esteem. Students with special needs have suffered from emotional abuse from teachers and fellow students in many cases. In my tutoring time I spend time helping students believe in themselves, and to learn various ways of learning. This helps them work with their learning issues and find "work arounds". Student success is ALWAYS possible. It is NEVER too late. My goal is to nurture, heal, and inspire.

Study Skills

I have spent 25 years tutoring students (K through graduate school) in study skills techniques, notetaking, effective review and other related topics. The people that I have tutored have become very empowered, as I work with their learning style to help them overcome problems that they have.

St. Mary's College
The Ohio State University


St. Mary's College (Management)

The Ohio State University (MBA)

The Best!! — Kate is the best! I contacted her needing help with not only public speaking, but also coming up with effective PowerPoint presentations. She didn't just sit there and "preach"- she LITERALLY changed my way of thinking about how to get a point across and what techniques to use to change my attitude about both skill sets. I met her for an hour in the morning and left with a new outlook on ideas ...

— Robert, Chandler, AZ on 7/28/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 20 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85297.