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Kathy S.

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Math, Test Prep and ESL

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Math, Test Prep and ESL

$36/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

  • Bakersfield, CA 93306

About Kathy


Bio

My name is Kathy. I have a Bachelor's in Humanities, a Master's in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Education. I have been tutoring formally for over 30 years but actually began helping other students when I was in elementary school because I enjoyed teaching others. I have studied personal learning styles so can do an evaluation and then work with students in the way that works best for them. I can work with students from their class materials or provide my own materials with a clear lesson...

My name is Kathy. I have a Bachelor's in Humanities, a Master's in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Education. I have been tutoring formally for over 30 years but actually began helping other students when I was in elementary school because I enjoyed teaching others. I have studied personal learning styles so can do an evaluation and then work with students in the way that works best for them. I can work with students from their class materials or provide my own materials with a clear lesson plan and practice.

I have a TESOL certificate and have taught ESL for two universities, a community college and a private language school. Some courses I taught combined math and English instruction. In addition, I have taught workshops and done private tutoring for many standardized tests, including SAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS. I taught SAT prep, both math and verbal, for UCSB Early Academic Outreach in many high schools. I understand that these timed tests are difficult for many students so have developed ways to teach students strategies for these exams. I try to remove some of the stress associated with them by presenting them as a kind of challenging game to be mastered.

I enjoy English and math and can assist students with both. I have always enjoyed grammar and have developed methods to explain grammar concepts in a simple and clear way. As far as math, I realized that many times students do not understand the verbal instructions or math concepts as explained by their books or teachers. They actually need a kind of translation into language they can understand. I have developed many different ways to explain each math concept and work with students until I find a way that makes sense to them. By doing this, I have helped students who failed math in the past to succeed in their math classes.

I have a flexible schedule and respond quickly. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them find academic success. Please contact me to learn more and to discuss your specific tutoring needs.


Education

Biola College
Humanities
CSUB Anthropology
Masters
UCSB Cultural Perspectives in Education
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $36 for in-person / $36 for online
  • Rate details: Group rates $45
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93306
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

English, TOEFL

Homeschool

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring for over 30 years in pre-algebra and algebra. I can explain math concepts in many different ways until we find one the student understands. I have helped many students succeed in their math classes.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, SAT Math

Language

TOEFL

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring for over 30 years in pre-algebra and algebra. I can explain math concepts in many different ways until we find one the student understands. I have helped many students succeed in their math classes.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Most Popular

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring for over 30 years in pre-algebra and algebra. I can explain math concepts in many different ways until we find one the student understands. I have helped many students succeed in their math classes.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, TOEFL

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

She taught my daughter certain shortcuts that helped her solve math problems easier, like simplifying fractions. Also, she was very interested in helping me with my daughter and answered my request very quickly.

Marylou, 1 lesson with Kathy

$36/hour

Kathy S.

$36/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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