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Katrina D.

Knowledgeable, Experienced Technology/Education/ASVAB Instructor

Knowledgeable, Experienced Technology/Education/ASVAB Instructor

$50/hour

  • 178 hours tutoring

  • Ellenwood, GA 30294

"Very Professional"

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About Katrina


Bio

I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems. I obtained a B.S. in that field and worked as a Data Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, and Web Design Instructor. I am currently an Operations Analyst II for a government agency and have completed both a basic and advance management certification program and a leadership certification program. Also, I am a...

I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems. I obtained a B.S. in that field and worked as a Data Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, and Web Design Instructor. I am currently an Operations Analyst II for a government agency and have completed both a basic and advance management certification program and a leadership certification program. Also, I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and I am an advanced user of Microsoft -MS- Office Suite, which includes MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher.

I always found myself teaching college peers and friends how to use various software programs and how to create web pages. Teaching is my calling; it is a gift.

After working in the technology arena for several years, the economy changed and I began working as a substitute teacher for 1 1/2 years. I also worked as a first grade teacher for 2 years as I studied Early Childhood Education in a graduate program Macon, GA. I completed all requirements except for 3 classes to become a fully certified teacher. That includes passing the Praxis I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Early Childhood Education - Content Knowledge Exam, which makes me a non-certified, but highly qualified teacher for K-5.

Also, in June 2008, I was the recipient of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators'-PAGE Award for Outstanding Member for the Bibb County region. The award was given, in Atlanta, GA, to members who were politically involved in the educational process for the state of Georgia. I attended sessions at the Georgia State Capitol to participate in the listening to and debating of laws that were being implemented that affected teachers, students, and the teaching process for the state of Georgia. I also attended other relevant meetings and events that PAGE organized.

While teaching first grade, in 2007, I began doing private in-home tutoring. I taught students from K-12 in their homes, one-on-one, and loved the experience. I used math manipulatives, worksheets, online websites, textbooks, various computer programs and anything necessary to not only instruct and guide, but also to bring the lesson to life for the student. For example:

I was teaching a middle school student about circumference, diameter, radius, and using pi (or 3.14). My student had to measure circular objects, so I had him find objects around his household that were round. He collected canned goods, pot tops, hair products, bowls, etc. to measure various circles and apply a particular formula. We both enjoyed the lesson and he was able to apply his math lesson to real life which helped him to understand how relevant math really was to his daily life. It also made his lesson fun and easy.

Likewise, I recently worked with a third grader on math. We used various colorful math manipulatives. We categorized objects by color and type, we used number tiles to perform counting by 10's and to find missing numbers, we used colored counters to form patterns and to determine what comes next in a pattern. The student had fun working and made 100 on everything he did. He told me that his goal was to always make 100.

When the lesson was over his mother met with the director of the center and they were going over his lesson for the day. The director came to me to see what he had worked on for the day. She thought it was math, but the student told her that he did not work on math with me for the hour that we worked. I told her that it was math. She checked his lesson in his binder and found that it was math. She and the mother came to the conclusion that I had made the lesson so enjoyable and fun for him that he did not realize that he was doing math. His mother was very pleased and wants me to work with him regularly.

I also privately tutor adult students in their homes; helping them with college level algebra, research papers, resume writing, job research, computer training, and basics of language arts and math. One of my college students recently graduated from film school and insisted that I must attend her graduation. She labels herself as my protege. When I began tutoring her, she told me that she never thought that she could be successful as a student. I told her that the power of success was for her to choose. If she studied hard and put everything into her education she would be a success in college. By the time of her graduation, she became the "Most Improved Student" in her June 2011 class.


Education

DeVry University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Graduate Coursework
Wesleyan College
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: 10% off on group rates. Reduced rate by 10% for 4 or more hours per week. If you drop below 4 hours per week, then original rate will be charged and there will be no reduction.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Ellenwood, GA 30294
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/28/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As an advanced Excel user, I create formulas for calculations, macros, modify Visual Basic (VB) code, create graphs, dashboards, pivot tables, relative and absolute cell referencing and many other Excel related functions.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been a user of PowerPoint for more than 20 years and have the experience of producing eye-catching, effective and highly-professional presentations. I am an advanced user of Microsoft Office programs and am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). As a professional, I have continuously used Microsoft in the corporate, government and private industries and have taught PowerPoint to other professionals/peers, including creating master documents, adding animation, pictures and sound, creating transitions and effects, etc. My experience using this product is extensive.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am an advanced user of MS Word. I have used the program for over 20 years during my education from all colleges and on all professional jobs I have held. I have used MS Word to write letters, create tables and electronic forms, lesson plans, flyers and all kinds of other documents. I have used it to merge mail and to create labels and business cards. I have taught many individuals how to use it. MS Word has many features that are needed to produce an excellent letter, to insert pictures, to create tables and to simply create and edit documents as well as many other needed features. My experience using Word allows me to be very confident in my ability to teach it to others.

Computer

Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

As a technology professional, I use Microsoft Access RDBMS to create databases, tables that have relationships with other tables, to query data, and to make server connections. As a Report Writer, I use Access to create reports. This program makes it easy to create databases tables because you can switch back and forth between design mode, layout view, and form view. I can name my columns, choose my data type, set my primary and foreign keys and mask and format data, and manipulate many other properties. It is also easy to create queries in Access because I can click and drag on fields to create joins (or relationships), set conditions, and run the queries easily. Access also allows me to create macros.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As an advanced Excel user, I create formulas for calculations, macros, modify Visual Basic (VB) code, create graphs, dashboards, pivot tables, relative and absolute cell referencing and many other Excel related functions.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been a user of PowerPoint for more than 20 years and have the experience of producing eye-catching, effective and highly-professional presentations. I am an advanced user of Microsoft Office programs and am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). As a professional, I have continuously used Microsoft in the corporate, government and private industries and have taught PowerPoint to other professionals/peers, including creating master documents, adding animation, pictures and sound, creating transitions and effects, etc. My experience using this product is extensive.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using MS Windows (all versions) since 1992. In 2009, I attended 4 month training course for the Microsoft Certification for System Engineers (MCSE) and obtained the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification. This training focused on installing, configuring and troubleshooting MS Windows XP and 2000. I have also provided professional technical support work in this area as well.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am an advanced user of MS Word. I have used the program for over 20 years during my education from all colleges and on all professional jobs I have held. I have used MS Word to write letters, create tables and electronic forms, lesson plans, flyers and all kinds of other documents. I have used it to merge mail and to create labels and business cards. I have taught many individuals how to use it. MS Word has many features that are needed to produce an excellent letter, to insert pictures, to create tables and to simply create and edit documents as well as many other needed features. My experience using Word allows me to be very confident in my ability to teach it to others.
General Computer, HTML, SQL

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As an advanced Excel user, I create formulas for calculations, macros, modify Visual Basic (VB) code, create graphs, dashboards, pivot tables, relative and absolute cell referencing and many other Excel related functions.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been a user of PowerPoint for more than 20 years and have the experience of producing eye-catching, effective and highly-professional presentations. I am an advanced user of Microsoft Office programs and am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). As a professional, I have continuously used Microsoft in the corporate, government and private industries and have taught PowerPoint to other professionals/peers, including creating master documents, adding animation, pictures and sound, creating transitions and effects, etc. My experience using this product is extensive.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am an advanced user of MS Word. I have used the program for over 20 years during my education from all colleges and on all professional jobs I have held. I have used MS Word to write letters, create tables and electronic forms, lesson plans, flyers and all kinds of other documents. I have used it to merge mail and to create labels and business cards. I have taught many individuals how to use it. MS Word has many features that are needed to produce an excellent letter, to insert pictures, to create tables and to simply create and edit documents as well as many other needed features. My experience using Word allows me to be very confident in my ability to teach it to others.
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, SQL

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) grades because I was a substitute teacher for nearly 2 years, have taught elementary education for 2 years, passed the PRAXIS I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - Content Knowledge, which makes me highly-qualified, and I have nearly completed an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, have 1+ year in a M.A. program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and have been a private tutor for elementary for nearly 5 years.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a K- 6 teacher, I taught phonics. I have tutored in phonics as well, tutoring students in phonics from kindergarteners to adults. I teach my students word parts that can help students understand how to sound out words and how to understands what word parts mean, which can help students with reading comprehension. This includes teaching vowels, consonants, dipthongs, blends, digraphs, syllables, prefixes, suffixes, base or root words, ghost blends, word families and more.
Reading,

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.
English, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a great respect and great interest in government and politics and have tutored in this subject over the past ten years. I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems.
Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) grades because I was a substitute teacher for nearly 2 years, have taught elementary education for 2 years, passed the PRAXIS I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - Content Knowledge, which makes me highly-qualified, and I have nearly completed an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, have 1+ year in a M.A. program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and have been a private tutor for elementary for nearly 5 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught school and tutored both youth and college level students in pre-algebra and algebra for nearly ten years. I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems.
Reading,

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.
Algebra 1, English, Spelling

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught school and tutored both youth and college level students in pre-algebra and algebra for nearly ten years. I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems.
Algebra 1

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Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) grades because I was a substitute teacher for nearly 2 years, have taught elementary education for 2 years, passed the PRAXIS I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - Content Knowledge, which makes me highly-qualified, and I have nearly completed an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, have 1+ year in a M.A. program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and have been a private tutor for elementary for nearly 5 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught school and tutored both youth and college level students in pre-algebra and algebra for nearly ten years. I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems.
Reading,

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.
Algebra 1, English

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a great respect and great interest in government and politics and have tutored in this subject over the past ten years. I was an education major when I began college. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working with technology while serving, I changed my major to Computer Information Systems.
Geography

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

As a K- 6 teacher, I taught phonics. I have tutored in phonics as well, tutoring students in phonics from kindergarteners to adults. I teach my students word parts that can help students understand how to sound out words and how to understands what word parts mean, which can help students with reading comprehension. This includes teaching vowels, consonants, dipthongs, blends, digraphs, syllables, prefixes, suffixes, base or root words, ghost blends, word families and more.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) grades because I was a substitute teacher for nearly 2 years, have taught elementary education for 2 years, passed the PRAXIS I and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - Content Knowledge, which makes me highly-qualified, and I have nearly completed an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, have 1+ year in a M.A. program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and have been a private tutor for elementary for nearly 5 years.
Reading,

Reading

As a reading instructor, I try to be sure my students are reading at their respective reading level. I focus on word pronunciation, speed of reading, consistency of reading, sounding out unfamiliar words, reading comprehension, vocabulary building, punctuation and other reading skills to assist my students in reading comprehension and improved reading skills.
Algebra 1, GED

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have taken the ASVAB in order to enter into the Navy and scored above a 70 years ago which qualified me to go to any branch of the military. More recently, I have taught the math section of the ASVAB to an adult student and he did very well. I have the ability to help you learn and be successful on the ASVAB.
GED

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (43 ratings)
5 star
(39)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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Reviews


Very Helpful

Katrina was soooooo helpful. I went home and right away was able to complete my class lessons. I still have a ways to go, but she put me on the right track. I would definitely recommend her, she's patient and knowledgeable! Thanks Katrina

LaTonya, 3 lessons with Katrina

Great Tutor

My daughter is struggling with 9th grade algebra and needed help ASAP. Katrina determined our daughter's needs first and then provided simple formulas for algebra concepts. After only 1 meeting, our daughter said Katrina made algebra very easy and she has great confidence about algebra now. For the first time, our daughter was excited about algebra and ready to take her next test. I HIGHLY recommend Katrina as a tutor!

Hope, 1 lesson with Katrina
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for the generous comment. I really enjoyed working with your daughter and hope for her success in Algebra and ALL of her studies. I believe in education and I believe she will do very, very well. She just needs a little guidance from time-to-time, but she is very capable and very sharp! If you ever need me again, I would be more than happy to return to tutor your girl(s). Thanks for being parents who care about your children's academic success.

Very Knowledgeable

Katrina is a great teacher and also patient with her students. I would not hesitate to call on her tutoring services in the future!

Antonio, 1 lesson with Katrina

Visual Basic

It was a pleasure working with Ms. Katrina. I was able to accomplish my goal for the time allotted. I immediately noticed her experience and knowledge of the subject. I was disappointed that her schedule did not permit her to return the next day. I would recommend Ms. Katrina with 5 stars.

Kenny, 1 lesson with Katrina

Excellent Tutor

I have really enjoyed having Katrina as my tutor. When I was struggling in MS Access class, Katrina helped me when she enlightened my understanding of the program. I completed the class with a "B" successfully.

LaJoyce, 4 lessons with Katrina
Tutor responded:

Thanks LaJoyce for your high complement. You did a great job staying on top of your assignments and taking time to learn the MS Access and MS Excel. I have enjoyed working with you as well.

Highly Recommended Tutoror

I am so happy we chose Katrina as our son's tutor. After his sessions we always ask him how does he feel about what he has learned and his response is always "I really like her and she never leaves without making sure I understand what she is teaching me." She is very encouraging and he feels very confident. He is very motivated and excited about learning when she is tutoring him. 12/02/2011- As a parent, I would like to state that I continue to be pleased with the service Katrina is providing to our son. He is encouraged to continue learning. He has never looked forward to being tutored as he is now. 3/17/2012- Katrina thank you very much for all that you do to keep my son encouraged. His self-asteem has elevated.

Regina, 30 lessons with Katrina

Excellent help with MS Word

Katrina was a wonderful resource to help me through several MS Word advanced features that were slowing down my productivity. I appreciated the hands on approach and her deterministic attitude to resolve the issues. Thanks!

Dean, 1 lesson with Katrina

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