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Kathleen R J.

Roseville, CA

$44/hour

Tutoring in Your Home or Library, Ages 5-9

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 134 ratings
Kathy is amazing!
— Tiffanie, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/22/16

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Aurora University Elementary Education K-6
San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

Aurora University Elementary Education K-6

San Francisco State University (Master's)

About Kathleen R

"She is positive, friendly,and enjoys working with children," states the principal.

"She makes things easier so that it is not too hard for us to learn," says a student.

I chose teaching as my profession, because I always loved working with children. I want them to learn as quickly as possible. While I am firm, I am compassionate at the same time.

I am a Reading Specialist, and I have been awarded a California Teaching Credential for Life.

No extra fees are charged for materials or testing. As a private tutor, I teach all subjects to students in grades K-3. References will be supplied upon request.
"She is positive, friendly,and enjoys working with children," states the principal.

"She makes things easier so that it is not too hard for us to learn," says a student.

I chose teaching as my profession, because I always loved working with children. I want them to learn as quickly as possible. While I am firm, I am
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Roseville, CA 95661
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Kathy is amazing!"

- Tiffanie, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/22/16

"Reading"

- Mary Joe, Fair Oaks, CA on 4/14/16

"Very enthusiastic and lively teacher."

- Ashwin, Rocklin, CA on 3/12/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Abby, Rocklin, CA on 11/5/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient with my son. She uses modern techniques that keeps the kids interested."

- Casey, Lincoln, CA on 8/3/15

"Great Motivator!"

- Jill, Carmichael, CA on 2/12/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Bryant, Antelope, CA on 1/28/15

"Patient, and persistent as well"

- Curt, Lincoln, CA on 1/27/15

"Kathy is turning my granddaughter around!"

- Lorelee, Rancho Cordova, CA on 2/8/14

"Great tutor"

- Lori, Orangevale, CA on 3/30/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Kurt & Jenny, Roseville, CA on 1/12/13

"Good Work Kathy!"

- Bernice, Boise, ID on 5/3/12
Kathleen R replied on 5/3/2012

Thanks Bernice! Her progress will tell the real story. With all of us working together, I think we'll have a winner!

English:
English,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Dyslexia

I am a reading specialist and was certificated by the State of California. My most significant achievement was with a nine year old boy who went to school only briefly when he was five. He entered my 3rd grade class without knowing the alphabet. When he started to write his numbers and letters were often reversed. Later in the year, he took a district writing assesment without assistance and received one of the highest scores given.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Certificate for Life that was given to me by the State of California. I've taught public school and tutored many years. I'm most successful working with children ages 5-8.

Elementary Math

I've taught math to hundreds of children in the public schools, and the improvement among my students is impressive.

To some, math comes naturally but others need to try a variety of methods before they find one that works for them.

Your child won't hate math, once successful. In fact, you will really be surprised at the improvements that can be made.

English

English and Accent Reduction

I've taught classes in English as a Second Language, and I have also given private lessons. Pictures, cartoons, and motions make learning a little easier.

Phonics

Being a reading specialist, I find phonics extremely important for both reading and spelling. I've had courses in Linguistics as well as ESL courses, but most of all I've had experience teaching children phonics from various programs.

Reading

I'm a qualified teacher and reading specialist, and I have an MA in Education as well. I know numerous ways to teach reading. Not all methods are best for every student. I'm familiar with using a variety of methods and materials. One may learn best by using phonics, sight, whole language, the neurological impress method, or a combination of many.

Special Needs

I taught a class of Severely Emotionally Disturbed children for a year. I recently substituted in a class where a five year never drank from anything but a bottle. I took him aside, and within twenty minutes he happily drank from a cup.

Spelling

Most of my students have become amazing spellers. Every student learns in a different way. Some students find that they spell best if they sound out the word, others look at the shape of the word,and still others find it easier to learn when the missing letter is highlighted. It's important to try a variety of methods.

Study Skills

Over the years, I have learned a number of techniques that help students study. Study skills include more than just when and where the student studies, but how they can best use their time. For example, when they study for a spelling test, instead of going over and over the word, the letter missed is written in a different color making it much easier to learn.

Writing

My teaching certificate states that I have a minor in English.

I taught 3rd grade for many years, and writing was part of the curriculum.

I had a boy who had never been in school; he didn't even know the alphabet. Six months later, he received a score of 5 out of 6 in the yearly writing assessment.

Aurora University Elementary Education K-6
San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

Aurora University Elementary Education K-6

San Francisco State University (Master's)

Kathy is amazing! — When I contacted Kathy, my seven year old son couldn't recognize or remember his alphabet or their sounds. He had a short attention span and was easily frustrated with his lessons. After a few lessons with Kathy I began to notice that not only was he retaining more of his alphabet, but he began to apply himself more to his lessons and sit still during those lessons for longer periods of time. I ...

— Tiffanie, Shingle Springs, CA on 4/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Kathleen R will travel within 8 miles of Roseville, CA 95661.