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Kathryn S.

Test-Taking Expert from Harvey Mudd College

Test-Taking Expert from Harvey Mudd College

$240/hour

  • 2,832 hours tutoring

About Kathryn


Bio

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring for ten years. I earned my degree in Molecular Biology from Harvey Mudd College, one of the nation's top math, science, and engineering colleges.

I started tutoring when I was at Harvey Mudd for an organization called Upward Bound. I'd wake up early every Saturday morning to help low-income, high-potential students with their math homework. Upon graduation, I joined Wyzant's platform and built my own tutoring business. I specialize in the medical...

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring for ten years. I earned my degree in Molecular Biology from Harvey Mudd College, one of the nation's top math, science, and engineering colleges.

I started tutoring when I was at Harvey Mudd for an organization called Upward Bound. I'd wake up early every Saturday morning to help low-income, high-potential students with their math homework. Upon graduation, I joined Wyzant's platform and built my own tutoring business. I specialize in the medical sciences and standardized test preparation.

My time at Mudd, while incredibly challenging, has proven invaluable. I had been a straight-A student in high school, and I'd glance at my textbook, teach myself calculus, put the book down, then take a nap while my teacher so painfully slowly attempted to teach the rest of my classmates. I thought I was smart.

At Mudd, I was so overwhelmed that it nearly killed me. I realized that I'd never learned how to take notes or how to study because everything had come too easily to me before. Now, I know what it's like to find yourself in front of intimidating material, to grapple with the shame and uncertainty about whether you'll make it, and to figure it out anyway. My time in college was humbling, and I think it's this humility that lends me that dose of compassion that makes my tutoring so effective.

So whether you're a smarty pants who's running into challenging material for the first time or you're a normal student who's always struggled with math and science, I'm here to help.


Education

Harvey Mudd College
Molecular Biology

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  • Hourly Rate: $240
  • Rate details: The cancellation fee is the equivalent of the hourly rate
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/28/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring algebra 2 for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the homework assigned in class. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
Calculus,

Calculus

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring calculus for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around homework assigned in class unless it's testing season, in which case we'll be prepping from the Barron's for AP and the College Board for the SAT Subject Test. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT and the SAT Math Subject Tests for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring algebra 2 for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the homework assigned in class. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
Calculus,

Calculus

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring calculus for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around homework assigned in class unless it's testing season, in which case we'll be prepping from the Barron's for AP and the College Board for the SAT Subject Test. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT and the SAT Math Subject Tests for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring algebra 2 for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the homework assigned in class. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
Calculus

Calculus

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring calculus for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around homework assigned in class unless it's testing season, in which case we'll be prepping from the Barron's for AP and the College Board for the SAT Subject Test. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring algebra 2 for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the homework assigned in class. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
Calculus,

Calculus

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring calculus for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around homework assigned in class unless it's testing season, in which case we'll be prepping from the Barron's for AP and the College Board for the SAT Subject Test. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT and the SAT Math Subject Tests for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the ACT for ten years. Lessons are usually structured around the practice tests in The Real ACT. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
MCAT,

MCAT

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the MCAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the UWorld question bank. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
PSAT,

PSAT

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the PSAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT and the SAT Math Subject Tests for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I've been tutoring the SAT for ten years. Lessons are structured around the College Board practice tests. If you're looking for someone knowledgeable, patient, and engaging, don't hesitate to reach out.
USMLE

USMLE

I coach Step 1, Step 2 CK, the shelf exams, and Step 3. We develop a study schedule together and meet weekly to check-in and make sure all systems are running smoothly. If they're not, we talk it through and tweak the plan so that it's workable again. I also teach the nit-picky test-taking techniques for more advanced students. An active UWorld subscription is required as are all active NBMEs.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


USMLE Step 2 CK Tutor- Knowledgeable and Patient.

Kathryn and I have been working together to prepare for the Step 2 CK examination. Today we focused on answering questions in a timed setting. Focusing on reading the clinical vignette silently and on the answer choices, helped me arrive at the correct answers. I have seen my scores improve overall, and Kathryn’s mentorship has helped me with my overall progress Thank you, Kathryn!

Sameera, 13 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable, Competent and Highly Professional

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, competent and highly professional tutor, you can stop right now because Kathryn is the one. Since Kathryn offered us a 20 minute free consultation, it was very easy to make a decision for my daughter (previously we had unsuccessful experiences with two other tutors). My daughter needed some help with her AP chemistry and the first lesson with Kathryn was so helpful that we have decided to schedule two regular sessions a week. Now if my daughter doesn’t quite get certain notions during her school AP chemistry class, she knows that Kathryn will find the way to explain it to her. Kathryn knows how to listen to my daughter and address whatever challenges she might have. Kathryn has multiple ways of approaching complex subjects and breaking them down into ‘digestible pieces’ (bonus: Kathryn is fun, too). In short, my daughter is super happy with Kathryn’s style of teaching .

Natasha, 16 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Kathryn is very knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. When I had trouble understanding certain math concepts on the CBEST practice tests she took the time to explain various ways to solve the problems. Kathryn also gave me practice problems to do in between our tutoring sessions, which was very helpful.

Anna, 2 lessons with Kathryn

Best tutoring experience yet.

My daughter was able to understand and complete her homework independently after a session with Kathryn. She explains concepts in a way that anyone can understand. We are so glad to have found her, thank you!

Laura, 12 lessons with Kathryn

Great tutor!

Our son said Kathryn is the best math tutor he has ever had because she explained things in a way he could understand. He is looking forward to future sessions.

Jennifer, 28 lessons with Kathryn

Awesome tutor!

She is always enthusiastic and patient. She is perfect tutor and leading lesson with tailored topic made me easy to speak in English.

Jeremy, 29 lessons with Kathryn

Chem hero

Kathryn has been so patient with me and helpful. We have been working together everyday to prep for my final. She is so knowledgeable about all the topics we have covered and is easily able to explain things so I can understand them. Kathryn has been helping me feel more confident in my chemistry practices. She is a gem I highly recommend!

Lauren, 4 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable and a great teacher

Kathryn just started tutoring our son in AP Calculus and she's doing a terrific job of breaking down difficult subject matter in a way that he can understand. She is also very very flexible with time which helps us out so much.

Lori, 28 lessons with Kathryn

Outstanding, has changed our daughter's life for the better.

Kathryn has been tutoring my daughter for last two + years, she has been outstanding. Reliable, thoughtful, across all subjects math / history / creative writing, helping my daughter stay organized and focused with tasks large and small. Could not have better things to say about her as a tutor and a person.

Matthew, 96 lessons with Kathryn
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$240/hour

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