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Kathryn W.

Individualized, Understanding Tutor

Individualized, Understanding Tutor

$54/hour

  • 4,183 hours tutoring

  • Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

About Kathryn


Bio

I have been tutoring for over 16 years, as my principle occupation for the past 8, and have seen over 100 students respond to individualized explanation. I tutor students from the kindergarten through college level in subjects ranging from Pre-calculus to Writing to History. I connect with those who struggle with learning difficulties as well as those working well above grade level and those working toward ambitious goals.

I believe that helping a student must involve understanding "not...

I have been tutoring for over 16 years, as my principle occupation for the past 8, and have seen over 100 students respond to individualized explanation. I tutor students from the kindergarten through college level in subjects ranging from Pre-calculus to Writing to History. I connect with those who struggle with learning difficulties as well as those working well above grade level and those working toward ambitious goals.

I believe that helping a student must involve understanding "not getting it." Therefore, I make it my priority to figure out how a student is thinking about a particular concept and how best to meet him or her there so that we can then work toward the correct thinking process together. When it comes to a skill, I like to start as basic as possible, then move on to more complex examples, and, finally, teach how to recognize and apply the skill in context. I believe this last step is important and often glossed-over in textbooks but crucial for tests. For some students, the material needs to be broken down as much as possible. I usually focus on skills first and correct vocab and terminology later, especially when it comes to math. I am passionate about integrated learning and when tutoring a student in multiple subjects or SAT/ACT prep, encourage them to draw connections wherever possible.

I am dedicated to being individualized and my greatest asset as a tutor is an ability to adapt to different thinking styles and situations, often on the spur of the moment. Each of my tutees have learned to trust that I will come up with a way to explain the material in a way he or she can understand. One of the great things about being a long-term, full-time tutor is getting to absorb through my students a huge variety of well-honed teaching tactics from a range of schools and teachers. This lets me bring the best of the best to each session and gives me a deep well of things to try, as well as insight into what might work for particular students.


Education

Illinois Wesleyan University
History

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $54
  • Rate details: Group rate is $20 extra for each extra person. Possible discounts for sessions over 2 hours or certain need based situations - feel free to e-mail and ask!
  • Background check passed on 10/23/2013

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

Extensive experience tutoring for the GRE Familiarity with the test material and the conceptual approaches it wants Perfect personal score on the Math section and near perfect on the Verbal

Corporate Training

French, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked tutoring students in both math and reading under the No Child Left Behind act. This involved working with curricula from Kindergarden through Sixth grade in both individual and group environments. I have also created and implemented a year long extracurricular reading plan for a seven year old boy and created a French curriculum for a K-2 after-school French class for about 15 students. In addition, I have privately tutored elementary students in a range of subjects including reading, math, science, and social studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked tutoring students in both math and reading under the No Child Left Behind act. This involved working with curricula from Kindergarden through Sixth grade in both individual and group environments. I have also created and implemented a year long extracurricular reading plan for a seven year old boy and created a French curriculum for a K-2 after-school French class for about 15 students. In addition, I have privately tutored elementary students in a range of subjects including reading, math, science, and social studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Language

French

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked tutoring students in both math and reading under the No Child Left Behind act. This involved working with curricula from Kindergarden through Sixth grade in both individual and group environments. I have also created and implemented a year long extracurricular reading plan for a seven year old boy and created a French curriculum for a K-2 after-school French class for about 15 students. In addition, I have privately tutored elementary students in a range of subjects including reading, math, science, and social studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.

Science

ACT Science, Chemistry, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked tutoring students in both math and reading under the No Child Left Behind act. This involved working with curricula from Kindergarden through Sixth grade in both individual and group environments. I have also created and implemented a year long extracurricular reading plan for a seven year old boy and created a French curriculum for a K-2 after-school French class for about 15 students. In addition, I have privately tutored elementary students in a range of subjects including reading, math, science, and social studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have successfully worked with several students at the elementary and junior high level to improve their study skills and organization for all subjects. I have years of experience identifying learning styles and creating adaptive techniques that demonstrate how to make studying more efficient and fun. For this to be successful, I develop a sense of trust with the student and help him or her see that better studying leads to more time enjoying the things that he or she likes to do. I also make sure that I provide them with a range of options for studying so they have a "tool box" they can pick from. Having these choices lets them become less reliant and more independent learners. It also relieves frustration because the student has a back up when the proscribed method isn't working. In addition, I include the parents because it is important for parents to be aware of these methods and styles and the ways in which their kids learn.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, French, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

Extensive experience tutoring for the GRE Familiarity with the test material and the conceptual approaches it wants Perfect personal score on the Math section and near perfect on the Verbal
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,152 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She was able to help my daughter Meghan before a big trig test. She went over the material very patiently with her and reviewed problems so that she could understand it better.

Shannon, 1 lesson with Kathryn

Very good with High School Students

Helping my son with calculus as he is a senior this year and needs help to pass. Have used Kathryn before with my older son with positive results as well. She is patient and on time to sessions.

George W., 11 lessons with Kathryn

Kathryn the Great

I cannot say enough positive things about Kathryn – not only is she an amazing human but a phenomenal tutor as well. After making the decision to return to college to pursue a degree in the medical field, I knew I had my work cut out for me. I was drowning in trigonometry (it had been 7 years since my last math course), and barely getting by in chemistry (9 years since my last science class). Math and Science are definitely not my strengths, and I was already beginning to doubt my decision to return to school. Kathryn gave me the tools and confidence to keep going. She spends the time getting to know your learning strengths and weaknesses and gears her instruction towards your individual learning style. She is patient, smart, and understanding. Because of her, I was able to pass both courses with an A. As much as I would selfishly love to keep her as my own personal tutor for the rest of my school years, I know she has a lot of goodness to offer everyone else. Hire her – you won’t be disappointed!

Natalie, 100 lessons with Kathryn

Excellent tutor

Algebra and science help. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful tutor. Katheryn is very knowledgeable and encouraging. She is also dependable and reliable. She has helped increase my daughter's grades and take away the stress of studying.

Margaret, 26 lessons with Kathryn

thank you

Great session today!! Thank you so much! Hopefully, working ahead will help Payton absorb more in class. Thanks, again for everything.

Jennifer, 46 lessons with Kathryn

Great AP Calc tutor

My son struggles with the fast pace instruction at school. Kathryn is able to break down the concepts to help him understand things and give him confidence in his work.

Erin, 90 lessons with Kathryn

Flexible, knowledgeable, patient

She tutored my son for the SAT/ACT both Math and English. She was very flexible working with us on days/times. She was always super nice, and patient with him. Kathryn either talked to me after the lesson or summarized in an email what they worked on and what he need to work on on his own. She definitely helped him gain better direction to take the test.

Julie, 10 lessons with Kathryn

very knowledgeable tutor

Kathryn always does a wonderful job at breaking down the math and making it easier for my kid to understand the steps

Pearson, 84 lessons with Kathryn

Wonderful!

Kathryn did a wonderful job helping organize the workload for the week. It's especially helpful that she breaks the reading assignments down, coaches on ways to take notes and practice for group discussions in class. These are such valuable tools my daughter will be able to apply to all future classes.

Cathy, 105 lessons with Kathryn
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$54/hour

Kathryn W.

$54/hour

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Response time: 22 hours