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Kathleen C.

Denver, CO


Math Fellow Tutoring Test Prep Skills and Algebra

Background check passed as of 7/22/15
4.8 average from 11 ratings

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University of Northern Colorado


University of Northern Colorado (English)

About Kathleen

I'm a recent alumna of the Denver Math Fellows program, where I taught arithmetic, geometry, and pre-algebra to small groups of students at a high-needs urban school. Elsewhere, through Wyzant and other venues, I've taught students from grades 3-12 how to solve word problems, how to study for the ACT, how to organize their time, how to conjugate in Spanish, and even how to drive a car.

As an instructor, I am as focused on the importance of instilling grit, a "growth mindset," and the capacity for productive struggle in students as on content itself. "What can I do?" is a much more important question than "What do I know?" - especially for those of us who have struggled in mathematics (which is almost all of us!)

While I'm happy to meet you at the metro area location of your choice, I strongly recommend scheduling 90-minute sessions for in-person tutorial. This helps me keep my rate as low as possible, by reducing my proportion of time spent in transit. It's also an ideal time frame for focused study, as indicated by research in human physiology and performance. (Ericsson, K., Krampe, R., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological Review, 363-406.)

I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009, where I was on the Dean's Honor Roll for that academic year. Interestingly enough, my B.A. is in English with a minor in classical singing.
I'm a recent alumna of the Denver Math Fellows program, where I taught arithmetic, geometry, and pre-algebra to small groups of students at a high-needs urban school. Elsewhere, Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80247
Background Check: Passed
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Word
American History, World History
General Music,
Music Theory, Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Microsoft Word
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, English,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

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ACT English

Training and experience teaching ACT English techniques through The Princeton Review, Tutor Doctor, and Wyzant.

ACT Science

I have training and experience teaching ACT prep strategies (through The Princeton Review and Tutor Doctor) in both small groups and one-on-one, with specialized tactics for each of the four tests comprising the exam.

Algebra 1

Service as a Denver Math Fellow and independent tutor teaching pre-algebra and algebra 1

Elementary Math

Experience as a Denver Math Fellow and private tutor teaching student-friendly techniques for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; working with fractions and decimals; and beginning geometry.


Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Letters

General Music

I played violin throughout junior high and high school, and majored in vocal performance for two years while at the University of Northern Colorado. I have participated in numerous performing ensembles over the past decade. I have also completed coursework in music history, sight singing, and music theory.


Experience as a Denver Math Fellow and as a home tutor teaching lessons which range in sophistication from introducing the coordinate grid to applying the principles of trigonometry.


Experience as a Denver Math Fellow teaching arithmetic and pre-algebra to students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.


Experience coaching reading comprehension for exam prep and as a private tutor for students ranging from 3rd to 11th grade

Sight Singing

I've completed undergraduate-level coursework in aural skills at the University of Northern Colorado. I have also participated in multiple ensembles whose auditions included a sight-reading component. I help others sight-read by practicing rhythmic figures first, then moving on to melody. (Though I was taught to sing numbers in place of solfege, I prefer the latter for its inclusion of chromatics.)

University of Northern Colorado


University of Northern Colorado (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80247.

Background Check Status for Kathleen C.

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