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Kathy N.

Gainesville, FL

$40/hour

Kathy-active teaching certificate with over 20 years of experience

In-person lessons
900+ Hours
5.0 average from 535 ratings
We love our tutor!
— Oksana, Port Orange, FL on 1/23/17

$40/Hour


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BAE
Elemntary Education

Education

BAE (Elemntary Education)

About Kathy

My Bachelor of Arts degree from F.A.U. is in Elementary Education. I've attended college to keep my certificate current through the years, and my certifications have included, Reading and Math K-12, and Elementary K-6. Working over 20 years in the Florida school system in Broward, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Alachua counties, has given me rich and varied experiences. My full-time teaching has included 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, 6th-grade reading, and 7th and 8th grade remedial math.

Being in the top 2 WyzAnt tutors for most lessons taught locally keeps me creative. Meeting new students and accessing their current skill-level to individualize their lessons, is an exciting part of the teaching process for me. Using lessons based on where the students are, and taking them from there to higher levels is amazing. Because of being completely individualized, I have collected a wealth of materials.

I believe that every student can learn and achieve their goals with a plan that fits them, along with consistent work. Parents have complimented me on my patience and told me that their students have brought up their grades in class, and on standardized tests. I would enjoy the chance to work with your student.
My Bachelor of Arts degree from F.A.U. is in Elementary Education. I've attended college to keep my certificate current through the years, and my certifications have included, Reading and Math K-12, and Elementary K-6. Working over 20 years in the Florida school system in Broward, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Alachua counties, has given me rich and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

$40 for one student for one hour $70 for one student for two hours

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gainesville, FL 32606
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"We love our tutor!"

- Oksana, Port Orange, FL on 1/23/17

"Patient And Experienced Tutor"

- Yang, Gainesville, FL on 10/31/16

"Enthusiastic and Engaging"

- Laura, Gainesville, FL on 10/18/16

"A great teacher"

- Ramya, Alachua, FL on 4/12/16

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Sarah, Gainesville, FL on 3/20/16

"My son enjoyed her tutoring tremendously."

- Sally, Gainesville, FL on 8/29/15

"Excellent & Influencing tutor"

- Yunsin, Gainesville, FL on 8/19/15

"Great first session!"

- Kim, Alachua, FL on 4/20/15

"Great tutor"

- Maryann, Alachua, FL on 1/26/15

"Very encouraging & uses specific tools to motivate my son!"

- Tracy, Gainesville, FL on 1/22/15

"Seeing Improvements!"

- Kathy, Gainesville, FL on 2/14/14
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Handwriting, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education specializing in the primary grades. My experience in Elementary Education includes one year in the fourth grade in Broward County, two years in the second and one year in the third grade in Brevard County, and 7 years in the 6th grade in Alachua County. Moving from grade to grade taught me patience and how to create lesson plans for students' individual needs.

Elementary Math

My current certification is in Mathematics/(Grades 5-9). In the past, I have taught Compensatory and Remedial Math where I learned to individualize lessons. Students can build speed and confidence by practicing the addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts for 5 min. a night. I use flashcards, games, clocks, play money, yardsticks,and tape measures, in addition to worksheets and workbooks because I think math should be fun!

English

To keep my current teaching certificate active, I recently completed two English Composition classes at Santa Fe College. The classes included grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and sentence structure. We wrote compositions on poetry, theater, psychology, fiction and non-fiction. These were semester courses taught in 6 weeks and I achieved an A status.

ESL/ESOL

My last 2 college-level courses have been English Composition. I have been a WyzAnt tutor for almost 4 years and the majority of my students are not native-English speakers. I use a variety of literary materials to make the lessons interesting, and their fluency always improves.

Grammar

I recently completed two college-level English Composition courses that emphasized mechanics and grammar in writing. I earned a 3.9 grade-point average, finishing each semester course in six weeks. I have tutored grammar for over four years in a learning center to students who don't speak English in their home. We always start building their grammar skills first.

Phonics

Even though my teaching certificate first certified me in Elementary Education grades 1-6, I went on to add courses that gave me specialization in Reading grades K-12. Reading has always been one of my favorite subjects, to teach. No matter what level your student is on, a basic knowledge of sounds and how words are put together is essential.

Proofreading

I recently took an upper-level college English Composition course. Two-thirds of the class time was spent proofreading, correcting, and re-writing. We proofread our colleagues' rough drafts as well. We used English grammar books, worksheets, and media presentations to develop our proofreading skills. I received one of the two A's given in the class.

Reading

I have taken classes in the past to become certified as a Reading Specialist. My experience with varying ages and abilities has enforced the belief that becoming a good reader is the foundation of doing well in all subjects. I use a variety of materials to motivate learning, and make reading interesting and fun,

Spelling

I have been certified as a Reading Specialist grades K-12, in the past. That includes the teaching of spelling. Studying the spelling rules, and memorizing sight words will help all students learn to spell more accurately.

Study Skills

While working as a substitute teacher in Alachua County, I have been assigned to Media Specialist positions. I have guided classes through the use of dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. The position also included teaching map-reading skills, instructing students on the different genres of literary composition, and showing them how to find the books they needed. A basic knowledge of good study skills will help a student get ahead in all subject areas.

Vocabulary

Since most of my expertise is in reading and English, I integrate vocabulary at every level. Some of the areas I cover are: synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs, multiple-meaning and high-frequency words. Students will also practice replacing "overused" words when they write.

Writing

Since the Standardized Writing Tests became required in the public schools, I have been tutoring students in Alachua County to help them pass with a high score. Becoming a temporary teacher in a public school for six weeks included getting an entire class test ready for the state tests. I learned strategies for teaching writing and am familiar with the criteria for grading.

BAE
Elemntary Education

Education

BAE (Elemntary Education)

We love our tutor!

Ms. Kathy teaching my daughter to read, write, and count. In between them is strong connect, my daughter is five year old and she loves her techniques. We had less than 10 classes and my daughter is all ready reading and knows how to spell her name. I am very proud of her. We would like to continue with miss. Kathy till kindergarten.

— Oksana, Port Orange, FL on 1/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

$40 for one student for one hour $70 for one student for two hours

Travel policy

Kathy will travel within 10 miles of Gainesville, FL 32606.