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Kathryn S.

Newport Coast, CA

$180/hour

ACT Nerd

Background check passed as of 12/28/12
5.0 average from 295 ratings
Such an amazing tutor!
— Mike, Irvine, CA on 11/24/15

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Harvey Mudd College
Molecular Biology

Education

Harvey Mudd College (Molecular Biology)

About Kathryn

My name is Kathryn, and I am a full-time professional tutor, among WyzAnt's Top 100. My passion for education drives the course of my life. I love to learn about the world and share those learnings with my students. While I am well-versed in myriad academic subjects, the ACT remains my favorite subject to tutor. All of my students are capable of building the problem-solving skills that will serve them well on test day, and I make it my job to ensure that the intelligence of my students is reflected accurately in their performance. I expect my students to work as hard as I have to achieve their best scores. Please see my photos for my official score reports.

About me: I graduated from high school with a 4.3 GPA, and with four years of marching band under my belt. In the fall of 2007, I matriculated at Harvey Mudd College, and in 2011 I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. During my years at Harvey Mudd, I worked for Upward Bound, tutoring low-income high-potential students. This is where I started my tutoring--and I haven't stopped.

Onward and upward,
Kathryn
My name is Kathryn, and I am a full-time professional tutor, among WyzAnt's Top 100. My passion for education drives the course of my life. I love to learn about the world and share those learnings with my students. While I am well-versed in myriad academic subjects, the ACT remains my favorite Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Newport Coast, CA 92657
Background Check: Passed

"Such an amazing tutor!"

- Mike, Irvine, CA on 11/24/15

"Clear and concise"

- Claire, Brooklyn, NY on 7/11/15

"Great Tutor for ACT preparation"

- Beverly, Laguna Beach, CA on 2/6/15

"Organized and Effective"

- Carrie, Laguna Beach, CA on 4/3/14

"BRILLIANT!"

- Janene, Dana Point, CA on 11/5/13

"Great Tutor"

- Mike, Laguna Beach, CA on 10/14/13

"Best tutor"

- Catherine, Laguna Beach, CA on 9/8/13

"Bright, positive, engaging, reliable and effective."

- Henry, Laguna Beach, CA on 8/2/13

"Wonderful Tutor!!"

- Todd, Newport Coast, CA on 5/18/12

"Great with Difficult Subjects"

- Andrea, Lake Forest, CA on 5/13/12

"Biology Tutoring"

- Kim, Irvine, CA on 2/3/12
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics, Microbiology,
Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology
Music:
Music Theory
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST,
GED, GRE, ISEE,
MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 2

Algebra II is probably my favorite subject, because it builds your mathematical intuition. There's nothing quite like determining end-behavior of polynomial functions!

Biology

Although I hold my degree in the subject, I'll agree that Biology is one of the toughest sciences to master; there's a ton of material, and the field keeps changing its mind about how much of our DNA is actually junk. That said, I am completely at ease guiding my students through introductory Biology courses.

CBEST

I studied for and passed the CBEST test myself. For the math portion: I understand the importance of learning to estimate. For the writing portion: I understand the importance of creating a well-thought-out outline before writing. For the reading section: I understand the importance of the process of elimination. All of these skills I plan on passing on to my students.

Chemistry

I've lost count of the number of chemistry students I've helped. What I do remember is their confusion over periodic trends, orbital diagrams, electron configurations, and unit conversions. With eight chemistry courses and years of tutoring experience under my belt, I am qualified to help you understand the intricacies of this subject.

ISEE

I have experience with the ISEE. I know what independent schools are looking for, and am ready to help my students rise to the occasion. Independent schools look for students who can think critically, and who trust their own brains. They're looking for fluency in vocabulary, mathematics, and reading skills. To measure these skills, the ISEE contains four sections: a 20-minute Verbal Reasoning section, a 35-minute Quantitative Reasoning section, a 25-minute Reading Comprehension section, and a 30-minute Mathematics Achievement section. Some basic techniques include: know your roots and prefixes; when you hit a hard QR problem, circle it and move on; and read the RC questions first, then the passage.

Microbiology

I hold my BS in Molecular Biology. In studying for this degree, I did a significant amount of work with microbes. I'm comfortable speaking in depth about bacteria, fungi, and viruses. My experience with the Biological Sciences portion of the MCAT keeps my knowledge of microbiology fresh.

Physics

I took AP Physics in high school and six full courses in college. I am comfortable speaking in depth about mechanics, electricity and magentism. My years of experience tutoring the subject qualify me to help you today.

Harvey Mudd College
Molecular Biology

Education

Harvey Mudd College (Molecular Biology)

Such an amazing tutor! — Kathryn is always so patient and helpful. Always finds a way to present concepts in understandable ways. Wonderful demeanor and super fun! ...

— Mike, Irvine, CA on 11/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $180.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 20 miles of Newport Coast, CA 92657.