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Katherine S.

Wallingford, CT

$40/hour

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (China)

In-person lessons

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Yale University
Anthropology
The New School
Master's

Education

Yale University (Anthropology)

The New School (Master's)

About Katherine

I'm a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer who has spent the last two years teaching English as a foreign language at Guizhou Medical University in Southwest China. Prior to that I did after-school tutoring with 826LA.

I also taught creative writing to high school students for two summers in a row, at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, and Gettysburg College, respectively.

I have recently passed the HSK 3 test in Chinese and have two years of immersion in Chinese language. With my TEFL certification I know how to make language learning fun and interactive for students.

My GRE and SAT scores in writing and "verbal" are incomparable. SAT Writing I got an 800, Verbal a 750. GRE scores: Verbal--a perfect 170, Writing--4.5. I have an MFA in Creative Writing and love to read and write. Teaching in this area is truly the most fun for me.

I'm very flexible, super experienced, and can tell you all about living in China. Summer should be fun, and learning doesn't have to get in the way of that. Get in touch!
I'm a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer who has spent the last two years teaching English as a foreign language at Guizhou Medical University in Southwest China. Prior to that I did after-school tutoring with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Wallingford, CT 06492
In-person lessons
English:
English, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I have lived in China for two years, recently got a 257 (excellent passing marks) on the HSK3, and received an intermediate-mid score for speaking Chinese from the Peace Corps. I am a certified TEFL instructor, so I have experience on the other side of language teaching, and I tutored at 826LA for a year prior to Peace Corps. I feel pretty solid in teaching early Mandarin.

Yale University
Anthropology
The New School
Master's

Education

Yale University (Anthropology)

The New School (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katherine will travel within 40 miles of Wallingford, CT 06492.