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Katherine F.

Experienced, Certified, Enthusiastic Tutor: ISEE,GRE,ACT,SAT,Academic

Experienced, Certified, Enthusiastic Tutor: ISEE,GRE,ACT,SAT,Academic

$100/hour

  • 772 hours tutoring

About Katherine


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I am an experienced teacher who loves working with students of all ages and ability levels! I'm currently available until October 1, 2020, and then I'll be on family leave until January 2021. If you're looking for one or two sessions before October, I'm happy to work with you!

I possess a current Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Master's degree in Special Education. I have previously been certified in English, Social Studies, and Special Education, and I have experience...

I am an experienced teacher who loves working with students of all ages and ability levels! I'm currently available until October 1, 2020, and then I'll be on family leave until January 2021. If you're looking for one or two sessions before October, I'm happy to work with you!

I possess a current Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Master's degree in Special Education. I have previously been certified in English, Social Studies, and Special Education, and I have experience teaching both general and special education students. I also have been trained by a major test preparation company, have years of experience teaching the SAT, ACT, GRE, and ISEE, and have scored in the top 90% of test-takers in all sections of the PSAT, SAT, and GRE.

I have classroom and tutoring experience with elementary through adult students. I have taught Math, English, Social Studies, Government, Reading, Writing, and Study Skills. I have taught students with special needs and students identified as "gifted," though I believe that all students are gifted in their own way, especially when they are given instruction that meets their needs.

Contact me and we'll see if we're a good match!


Education

Claremont McKenna College
Government
George Washington University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
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  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/20/2015

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I was a top-scoring GRE test-taker and have been trained by a major test preparation company. I have experience tutoring the latest version of the GRE. Over the years I have helped students make tremendous improvements, including one who saw her verbal score go from 25th to 80th percentile and several students who raised their math scores from below 25th percentile to above 50th. I received a perfect score on the writing section and help students understand the requirements of analytical writing, providing detailed feedback on my students' practice essays.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking can be challenging, but it's an important skill for academic and professional success. As a teacher and former qualifier to the state speech championships, I can help you improve your public speaking skills and gain confidence in your public speaking abilities.
Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer, I have experience with grammar and punctuation rules, even the lesser-known rules. Whether you want to prepare for a standardized test or simply improve your writing skills, I'm happy to help!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a teacher, tutor, and professional writer, I can help you proofread your papers to make them as strong as possible. If this is for a school assignment, I require that you be present (either in person or online) to discuss any edits and corrections we make, so you can learn from the proofreading process.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking can be challenging, but it's an important skill for academic and professional success. As a teacher and former qualifier to the state speech championships, I can help you improve your public speaking skills and gain confidence in your public speaking abilities.
Microeconomics

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a clear California teaching credential and have taught upper elementary school for five years. I have experience working with students with special needs, and I enjoy helping elementary students of all ages achieve academic success!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

As a former special education teacher and an experienced tutor, I love to help students improve their math skills and gain confidence in their math abilities.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer, I have experience with grammar and punctuation rules, even the lesser-known rules. Whether you want to prepare for a standardized test or simply improve your writing skills, I'm happy to help!
Reading,

Reading

As a former classroom and special education teacher, I have experience helping students with both the decoding and comprehension process. I love to help students master their skills, gain confidence, and find joy in reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

A strong vocabulary is vital to improving reading comprehension and understanding across content areas. As an experienced teacher and tutor, I'm well versed in vocabulary strategies--including using Latin roots, mnemonic devices, and fun vocabulary games--that help students learn and remember new words. Whether you're looking to prepare for a standardized test, improve in English class, or simply build your vocabulary skills, I can help!

English

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section includes many tricky grammar and punctuation rules, but they can all be taught and mastered. As a professional writer and tutor, I teach students the concepts on the test and how to decipher the tricky questions.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a former classroom teacher with years of tutoring experience, I can help students improve their overall reading level while also teaching ACT-specific reading strategies.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer, I have experience with grammar and punctuation rules, even the lesser-known rules. Whether you want to prepare for a standardized test or simply improve your writing skills, I'm happy to help!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a teacher, tutor, and professional writer, I can help you proofread your papers to make them as strong as possible. If this is for a school assignment, I require that you be present (either in person or online) to discuss any edits and corrections we make, so you can learn from the proofreading process.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking can be challenging, but it's an important skill for academic and professional success. As a teacher and former qualifier to the state speech championships, I can help you improve your public speaking skills and gain confidence in your public speaking abilities.
Reading,

Reading

As a former classroom and special education teacher, I have experience helping students with both the decoding and comprehension process. I love to help students master their skills, gain confidence, and find joy in reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have experience helping students raise their SAT reading scores as a classroom teacher and as a one-on-one tutor. I have studied the New SAT and I understand how to teach the skills and strategies students need to get the highest score possible.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have studied both the multiple choice and essay sections of the New SAT, and I know how to teach the skills and strategies that help students significantly raise their scores. I provide detailed feedback on practice essays so students know exactly what they need to do to improve.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

A strong vocabulary is vital to improving reading comprehension and understanding across content areas. As an experienced teacher and tutor, I'm well versed in vocabulary strategies--including using Latin roots, mnemonic devices, and fun vocabulary games--that help students learn and remember new words. Whether you're looking to prepare for a standardized test, improve in English class, or simply build your vocabulary skills, I can help!
Writing,

Writing

I have years of experience with writing as a student, teacher, and professional writer. I've been trained in writer's workshop and have helped students make strong growth in their writing skills over the course of the school year. As a student, I won thousands of dollars in scholarship money from writing essays, and as an adult I've published several short stories and articles about test preparation. I love to help students of all ages develop their writing skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and learn to enjoy the writing process.
English

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I hold a BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College and have worked an internship in Washington and served as a political campaign staffer. I actively follow the political news and love teaching students about the structure and realities of our government, even during these politically tumultuous times.
American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra doesn't have to be a dreaded subject! I love to work one-on-one with students to help them master algebra and gain confidence in their math skills.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a clear California teaching credential and have taught upper elementary school for five years. I have experience working with students with special needs, and I enjoy helping elementary students of all ages achieve academic success!
Geometry,

Geometry

As a former teacher and experienced math and test-prep tutor, I love to help students make sense of geometry concepts and gain confidence in their math skills.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a former classroom teacher and tutor with years of experience, I love to help students master pre-algebra and increase their confidence in math.
Reading,

Reading

As a former classroom and special education teacher, I have experience helping students with both the decoding and comprehension process. I love to help students master their skills, gain confidence, and find joy in reading.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

An experienced SAT teacher and tutor, I have studied the New SAT and know how to teach the concepts, skills, and strategies to help students achieve the highest score possible on the math section of the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have experience helping students raise their SAT reading scores as a classroom teacher and as a one-on-one tutor. I have studied the New SAT and I understand how to teach the skills and strategies students need to get the highest score possible.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.
Writing,

Writing

I have years of experience with writing as a student, teacher, and professional writer. I've been trained in writer's workshop and have helped students make strong growth in their writing skills over the course of the school year. As a student, I won thousands of dollars in scholarship money from writing essays, and as an adult I've published several short stories and articles about test preparation. I love to help students of all ages develop their writing skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and learn to enjoy the writing process.
English, Microeconomics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Mastering the ACT Math section requires a combination of math concept knowledge, careful question reading, and test-specific pacing strategies to answer tricky questions in a limited time. I have the experience and expertise to help students in each of these areas so they can maximize their ACT Math score.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra doesn't have to be a dreaded subject! I love to work one-on-one with students to help them master algebra and gain confidence in their math skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a former teacher and experienced math and test-prep tutor, I love to help students make sense of geometry concepts and gain confidence in their math skills.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a former classroom teacher and tutor with years of experience, I love to help students master pre-algebra and increase their confidence in math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

An experienced SAT teacher and tutor, I have studied the New SAT and know how to teach the concepts, skills, and strategies to help students achieve the highest score possible on the math section of the test.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra doesn't have to be a dreaded subject! I love to work one-on-one with students to help them master algebra and gain confidence in their math skills.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a clear California teaching credential and have taught upper elementary school for five years. I have experience working with students with special needs, and I enjoy helping elementary students of all ages achieve academic success!
Geometry,

Geometry

As a former teacher and experienced math and test-prep tutor, I love to help students make sense of geometry concepts and gain confidence in their math skills.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a former classroom teacher and tutor with years of experience, I love to help students master pre-algebra and increase their confidence in math.
Reading,

Reading

As a former classroom and special education teacher, I have experience helping students with both the decoding and comprehension process. I love to help students master their skills, gain confidence, and find joy in reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.
Writing,

Writing

I have years of experience with writing as a student, teacher, and professional writer. I've been trained in writer's workshop and have helped students make strong growth in their writing skills over the course of the school year. As a student, I won thousands of dollars in scholarship money from writing essays, and as an adult I've published several short stories and articles about test preparation. I love to help students of all ages develop their writing skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and learn to enjoy the writing process.
English

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I hold a BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College and have worked an internship in Washington and served as a political campaign staffer. I actively follow the political news and love teaching students about the structure and realities of our government, even during these politically tumultuous times.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.
Microeconomics

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

The ACT Science test is not really a test of science knowledge, but rather a test of speed reading and selective data analysis. It's unique among standardized test sections, but also uniquely responsive to strategies and practice. I have experience teaching methods and strategies to help all students raise their scores, regardless of their science backgrounds.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra doesn't have to be a dreaded subject! I love to work one-on-one with students to help them master algebra and gain confidence in their math skills.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a clear California teaching credential and have taught upper elementary school for five years. I have experience working with students with special needs, and I enjoy helping elementary students of all ages achieve academic success!
GED,

GED

I have experience tutoring both the GED and CHSPE. Though I didn't leave high school early, I took the CHSPE as an adult while helping to develop practice tests for other students to use. I got a perfect score and gained a strong understanding of the test, which I can pass on to students who are looking to obtain their high school proficiency certificates.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a former teacher and experienced math and test-prep tutor, I love to help students make sense of geometry concepts and gain confidence in their math skills.
Reading,

Reading

As a former classroom and special education teacher, I have experience helping students with both the decoding and comprehension process. I love to help students master their skills, gain confidence, and find joy in reading.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

An experienced SAT teacher and tutor, I have studied the New SAT and know how to teach the concepts, skills, and strategies to help students achieve the highest score possible on the math section of the test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher with over eight years of classroom experience with both general and special education students. I have previously been certified in special education, which included training in study skills. I also have several years of experience as a tutor and have integrated study and organizational skills throughout my teaching and tutoring. I love to help students develop study skills that help them become more confident and independent.
Writing,

Writing

I have years of experience with writing as a student, teacher, and professional writer. I've been trained in writer's workshop and have helped students make strong growth in their writing skills over the course of the school year. As a student, I won thousands of dollars in scholarship money from writing essays, and as an adult I've published several short stories and articles about test preparation. I love to help students of all ages develop their writing skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and learn to enjoy the writing process.
Microeconomics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section includes many tricky grammar and punctuation rules, but they can all be taught and mastered. As a professional writer and tutor, I teach students the concepts on the test and how to decipher the tricky questions.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Mastering the ACT Math section requires a combination of math concept knowledge, careful question reading, and test-specific pacing strategies to answer tricky questions in a limited time. I have the experience and expertise to help students in each of these areas so they can maximize their ACT Math score.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a former classroom teacher with years of tutoring experience, I can help students improve their overall reading level while also teaching ACT-specific reading strategies.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

The ACT Science test is not really a test of science knowledge, but rather a test of speed reading and selective data analysis. It's unique among standardized test sections, but also uniquely responsive to strategies and practice. I have experience teaching methods and strategies to help all students raise their scores, regardless of their science backgrounds.
CBEST,

CBEST

I passed the CBEST on my first try with flying colors, and I have over eight years of experience teaching a variety of subjects. I am experienced teaching the reading, writing, and math skills needed to pass the CBEST. I also have experience tutoring every section of the CSET; every student who failed the CSET on the first try has passed after we worked together.
GED,

GED

I have experience tutoring both the GED and CHSPE. Though I didn't leave high school early, I took the CHSPE as an adult while helping to develop practice tests for other students to use. I got a perfect score and gained a strong understanding of the test, which I can pass on to students who are looking to obtain their high school proficiency certificates.
GRE,

GRE

I was a top-scoring GRE test-taker and have been trained by a major test preparation company. I have experience tutoring the latest version of the GRE. Over the years I have helped students make tremendous improvements, including one who saw her verbal score go from 25th to 80th percentile and several students who raised their math scores from below 25th percentile to above 50th. I received a perfect score on the writing section and help students understand the requirements of analytical writing, providing detailed feedback on my students' practice essays.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored every section of the ISEE at the Lower, Middle, and Upper level and I understand the types of questions on the test and the skills and strategies that students need to raise their scores. I have helped students raise their scores by as much as five stanines per section, and the schools my clients have been accepted into include Harvard-Westlake, Windward, Oakwood, and Milken.
PSAT,

PSAT

As an experienced SAT and PSAT tutor, I have studied the New SAT and I know how to teach the skills and strategies to help students succeed on the test. Whether you're working to qualify for National Merit Scholar or simply getting a head start on SAT preparation, I can help you earn the highest score possible!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

An experienced SAT teacher and tutor, I have studied the New SAT and know how to teach the concepts, skills, and strategies to help students achieve the highest score possible on the math section of the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have experience helping students raise their SAT reading scores as a classroom teacher and as a one-on-one tutor. I have studied the New SAT and I understand how to teach the skills and strategies students need to get the highest score possible.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have studied both the multiple choice and essay sections of the New SAT, and I know how to teach the skills and strategies that help students significantly raise their scores. I provide detailed feedback on practice essays so students know exactly what they need to do to improve.
SSAT

SSAT

I have experience tutoring high school admissions tests and helping students get into their top-choice high schools. I provide each student with an individualized study and tutoring plan that matches his/her time frame and score goals.

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Excellent Tutor!

Katherine was invaluable in helping my daughter to pass the CHSPE but the math/English she was working on would equally apply to the SAT/ACT tests. She built my daughter's confidence by highlighting the things she could do as well as taking her step-by-step through the things she couldn't do. We had tried other tutors who just didn't work for my daughter, either because they weren't engaging or they were trying to work too fast. However, my daughter immediately warmed to Katherine (even though they were working remotely) and I would recommend her without any hesitation.

Sarah, 6 lessons with Katherine

responsible and easy to work with

My kid has one session with Katherine and she is very responsible and easy to communicate with. She definitely knows ISEE well. She recommended web site to use and books to use for ISEE to us.

Annie, 1 lesson with Katherine

Patient, clear and thoughtful

Katherine was great at answering my child's questions, honing in on what she didn't understand, and moving things forward. This was our first lesson, but so far, so good!

Melissa, 11 lessons with Katherine

Katherine was an amazing tutor.

Katherine helped my daughter get an amazing score on the ISEE. She was always prepared to give her the right amount of homework and stuff to study. As soon as my daughter walked out of the exam she said I’m so happy that I had Katherine because without her I would have missed a lot of the questions. Because she is a mom herself she understands children. She is very patient and kind. If my daughter need to take the ISEE in the future I would have her tutor my daughter again 100 percent.

Kambiz, 29 lessons with Katherine

Great Tutor!

My son who is 17 utilized the services of Katherine to help him pass the CHSPE. My son enjoyed working with Katherine as she was able to help him identify the areas he needed to work on for the exam. She was knowledgeable, patient, and easy to understand. He passed with flying colors. I would highly recommend Katherine! Thank you, Katherine!

Diane, 4 lessons with Katherine

Patient, kind, and super helpful tutor

When I started tutoring with Katherine for the GRE, I had just had a really terrible tutoring experience with another tutor who made me feel really incompetent. In addition, I had a lot of test anxiety and was looking for someone understanding who would calm my nerves and help me feel more confident in topics I struggled with. Katherine did just that! She provided me with a really comfortable and judgment free environment to learn and ask as many questions as I wanted. She helped me figure out the best method for tackling reading comprehension passages (which was something I struggled with) and she also helped me improve significantly in math topics I struggled to grasp. She provided me with so many useful materials and practice problems and she made herself available between sessions to check essays I had written. Furthermore, Katherine helped me come up with a plan to reach my goals within a time frame I was comfortable with. In just 4 sessions Katherine helped me improve my scores from a 312 to a 322 and I could not be happier. I started with a 155 in quant and ended with a 163 and I started with a 156 in the verbal section and ended with a 159. I would highly recommend Katherine for anyone who is looking for a really helpful and understanding tutor who is very accommodating.

Ariel, 4 lessons with Katherine

Katherine was great and patient!

Eleanor really enjoyed working with Katherine and she was very helpful. She found the additional explanation of her homework to be extremely helpful and was able to have an understanding of the concept that she wasn't able to grasp in school.

Lindsey, 1 lesson with Katherine

Patient and thorough

She’s been helping my eleven year old with the ISEE prep and she’s great! Always on time and gives a good amount of homework so that my kid is making progress each week.

Georgia, 13 lessons with Katherine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I would recommend Katherine to anyone preparing to take the ISEE exam. She obviously has a lot of knowledge about the exam and tutored in a logical way. She helped build my son's confidence and I am sure he will get a higher score than he would have otherwise.

Teri, 16 lessons with Katherine
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