Aurora University Elementary Education K-6
San Francisco State University (Master's)
"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
Kathleen has been instrumental in helping my son develop more confidence with reading. She makes learning fun for him, incorporating games and other novel ways to reinforce concepts. Thank you so much for all of your help!
My daughter was having a difficult time starting Kindergarten. Although I was spending a lot of one on one time with her myself, she wasn't retaining or catching on and I felt she was starting to fall behind in class. My daughter started getting very frustrated with learning and eventually just didn't want to pay attention anymore because of her frustration. This led to not wanting to go to school. I knew I needed some extra help at home.
Kathy is very patient, calm and silly. She made it fun and Kathy figured out how my child "learned" as I myself have learned that not all kids learn the same way! Having Kathy tutor her was the best decision we ever made! My daughter has so much more confidence in her reading abilities and is actually excited to learn and go to school. In just a few months, my daughter has made much improvement and even her Teacher has mentioned how she notices a difference in her inside the classroom. She is actually raising her hand and wants to participate more! She has gained so much confidence. My child now knows her alphabet, sounds, 40+ site words and is starting to read sentences. Kathy quickly figured out how my child learns and approached it to make learning fun again! Thank you Kathy! I HIGHLY recommend using her as your child's tutor!
My son is very opposed to school and tutoring. Kathleen has been patient and employs different methods to engage him.
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. It has been a few months now working with Kathy and the strides that she has made with my son are nothing short of amazing. She is kind, yet firm. She sets high standards for my son, but makes the goals attainable to build confidence in him and she structures her lessons to compliment his learning style. He is still a reluctant learner, but Kathy's patience, persistence and creativity are paying off. His handwriting is improving, his retention levels have grown, and he is a much more willing student at home. I trust that under Kathy's tutelage he will eventually become a fluent and successful reader!
I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Kathleen has worked extremely hard to get Jim where he is today .
He has come so far .
She is the best tutor Jim has ever had .
Extremely good with dyslexia students ....
Taught math, language arts and speaking in English to my special needs son. Understands my son's strengths and challenges, chooses methods of teaching to suit his style of learning.
I am so proud and excited about how far my son has come! Ms. Kathy is doing a amazing things with my son! Couldn't be happier!
She's helping my son with reading. I like the way she uses the kids interests to keep them interested and focused. Caleb has many good things to say about Kathy!
Kathy was great at getting my kids motivated to read...especially my First Grader who was struggling tremendously to read even a sentence! She hated every moment of reading until Kathy came along. Now I actually find her in bed reading on her own. It's a great feeling to know that you have selected the right person to work with your children!
I am very pleased with Kathy. I was a little apprehensive about using the internet to locate a tutor. My daughter has improved her reading skills, and she has gained confidence. We were very impressed with Kathy's patience and interaction with our daughter.
Kathy works well with my grandson and his attention span problem. He says he likes her a lot. He is improving.
Her knowledge in working with elementary level studies is very apparent in the way she presents the work. Kathy is exceptionally patient. She is extraordinary in her communication with the parents and goes the extra mile to find out everything she can about the child so that she can meet the specific needs of the student. I was very hesitant in starting with a tutor, but immediately Kathy was able to acclimate herself with our home dynamics. We have two toddlers in the home and even with their enthusiasium, Kathy doesn't stumble one bit. She is consistent, professional, and very respectful. I would highly recommend Kathy for any needs that involve elementary age tutoring. I am so glad I chose Kathy. With just two lessons, we can already see an improvement.
My son has improved greatly due to Mrs. Jones. She has worked very hard with him and has kept him focused and interested. He looks forward to her coming and is so proud of the progress he has made. I am thrilled!
Kathleen is doing a great job with our son. She is very patient and positive in her lessons. It's great to sit in the other room and listen our son laugh and have a good time learning a subject that used to make him upset. We look forward to working with Kathleen in the future.
We continue to see great improvement with our son. Kathleen has done a great job. We enjoy having her work with our son.
Since I am in Idaho, and they are in California, it's very hard for me to RATE a lesson. From what Kathy is saying in her review, she seems to have nailed the weak points in my daughter's education. I have full confidence in Kathy's ability to help her achieve the goals she needs to enter first grade.
Thanks Bernice! Her progress will tell the real story. With all of us working together, I think we'll have a winner!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.