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Kathy E.

"Great Tutor with a Unique Sense of Teaching"

"Great Tutor with a Unique Sense of Teaching"

$50/hour

  • 52 hours tutoring

About Kathy


Bio

I have been a classroom teacher for 27 years and also have gifted endorsement. My philosophy as an educator has always been for students to become better learners by maximizing their own talents. I thrive on finding ways to meet the needs of my students and proving to them that that they can indeed learn the material before them.

Apart from tutoring for the last few years, I have served an instructor for teaching candidates at Kennesaw State University. I have a MS in Science Education...

I have been a classroom teacher for 27 years and also have gifted endorsement. My philosophy as an educator has always been for students to become better learners by maximizing their own talents. I thrive on finding ways to meet the needs of my students and proving to them that that they can indeed learn the material before them.

Apart from tutoring for the last few years, I have served an instructor for teaching candidates at Kennesaw State University. I have a MS in Science Education and a BA in Biology. I am on the Board of Directors for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. At UT, I have the wonderful opportunity to have an influence on the future of education in our country. I taught in Germany for the Department of Defense, in NV, TN, and of course in GA.

I am responsible, personable and make my sessions interesting for the student. I have a flexible schedule and tutor during holidays if needed. Although my schedule fills quickly as the semester begins, please contact me. I will personalize my teaching methods to meet the needs of your individual learner.

I would love to help your child reach his or her potential. I know I can help.


Education

B.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Biology
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Graduate Coursework
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

Using correct grammar is very important in presenting yourself as an educated and confident person. Using grammar and sentence structure correctly is important in saying "what you mean to say exactly" OR "exactly what you mean to say". (Get it?) As an experienced teacher who has graded dozens and dozens of research papers, I have helped student write and speak grammar correctly. I can also make it fun.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I understand children and what they need to be successful. One student might need to move around to learn the information and another might need to draw colorful pictures. I like to see how the student learns and then help then tutor them using these methods. Kids like working with me because I make them feel successful. I have a BA in Biology and MS in Science Education.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Children naturall love science and love to experiment. My own 10 year old has experiments going on all over our house! I will share my excitement of science with your child and help he or she better grasp science content. I was recently in charge of a school wide Science Fair at my daughter's elementary school that involved more than 800 students.
Grammar,

Grammar

Using correct grammar is very important in presenting yourself as an educated and confident person. Using grammar and sentence structure correctly is important in saying "what you mean to say exactly" OR "exactly what you mean to say". (Get it?) As an experienced teacher who has graded dozens and dozens of research papers, I have helped student write and speak grammar correctly. I can also make it fun.
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling our language involves several strategies. I teach students to become better “spellers” by utilizing many of these ideas. Latin prefixes/suffixes & roots are important to know since English is based on Latin and one can determine both the spelling and the meaning of many words from the Latin. (As a science teacher for 20 + years, I always begin my class with learning Latin.) Phonics of course is important and I learned to spell phonetically as a child. I am also a visual learner and I often show students terms written out in syllables in pictorial form. This helps the right brained student to “see” the word when thinking of how to spell it. As a tutor, I would find what works best for use child and use this method to make your student a better speller.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I believe understanding word meaning is about breaking the word down into easier to comprehend parts. I have several methods to assist my students in understanding vocabulary including reviewing the meaning of the prefix/suffix or root of the word, making the term applicable to their life and using many of the same strategies I use with SAT prep. I show them the power of having an expanded vocabulary.
Reading

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Using correct grammar is very important in presenting yourself as an educated and confident person. Using grammar and sentence structure correctly is important in saying "what you mean to say exactly" OR "exactly what you mean to say". (Get it?) As an experienced teacher who has graded dozens and dozens of research papers, I have helped student write and speak grammar correctly. I can also make it fun.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Did you know that by improving this category, this is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall SAT score? I can help you improve your reading level and vocabulary understanding with games and other user friendly methods.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

100% of my SAT students have improved their writing scores (based on reviews)!! I teach my students a simple strategy on how to write the essay and then we practice, practice, practice!!
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling our language involves several strategies. I teach students to become better “spellers” by utilizing many of these ideas. Latin prefixes/suffixes & roots are important to know since English is based on Latin and one can determine both the spelling and the meaning of many words from the Latin. (As a science teacher for 20 + years, I always begin my class with learning Latin.) Phonics of course is important and I learned to spell phonetically as a child. I am also a visual learner and I often show students terms written out in syllables in pictorial form. This helps the right brained student to “see” the word when thinking of how to spell it. As a tutor, I would find what works best for use child and use this method to make your student a better speller.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I believe understanding word meaning is about breaking the word down into easier to comprehend parts. I have several methods to assist my students in understanding vocabulary including reviewing the meaning of the prefix/suffix or root of the word, making the term applicable to their life and using many of the same strategies I use with SAT prep. I show them the power of having an expanded vocabulary.
Reading

History

American History

American History

In order to learn American History, one needs to tie dates, people and places together effectively. As an experienced teacher, I am great at helping students make analogies and related one bit of information to another.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I love science and showing kids how easy it really is to understand. I have taught Magnet, Honors and On-Level Biology for more than 15 years. I am AP Biology Certified as well. I have dozens of examples that can make biological content clearer to today's student. I use analogies, stories, raps, cheers and other manipulatives to get my students involved in their learning. That way, they are much more likely to remember what they learned.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is simply problem solving. Once you know the "tricks of the trade", you can easily find the moles you need, balance the equation or find the percent mass of a compound. I am good at helping students use the tricks I have practiced and taught to make the subject easier to understand.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I understand children and what they need to be successful. One student might need to move around to learn the information and another might need to draw colorful pictures. I like to see how the student learns and then help then tutor them using these methods. Kids like working with me because I make them feel successful. I have a BA in Biology and MS in Science Education.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Did you know that by improving this category, this is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall SAT score? I can help you improve your reading level and vocabulary understanding with games and other user friendly methods.
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling our language involves several strategies. I teach students to become better “spellers” by utilizing many of these ideas. Latin prefixes/suffixes & roots are important to know since English is based on Latin and one can determine both the spelling and the meaning of many words from the Latin. (As a science teacher for 20 + years, I always begin my class with learning Latin.) Phonics of course is important and I learned to spell phonetically as a child. I am also a visual learner and I often show students terms written out in syllables in pictorial form. This helps the right brained student to “see” the word when thinking of how to spell it. As a tutor, I would find what works best for use child and use this method to make your student a better speller.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.
Reading

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I love science and showing kids how easy it really is to understand. I have taught Magnet, Honors and On-Level Biology for more than 15 years. I am AP Biology Certified as well. I have dozens of examples that can make biological content clearer to today's student. I use analogies, stories, raps, cheers and other manipulatives to get my students involved in their learning. That way, they are much more likely to remember what they learned.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is simply problem solving. Once you know the "tricks of the trade", you can easily find the moles you need, balance the equation or find the percent mass of a compound. I am good at helping students use the tricks I have practiced and taught to make the subject easier to understand.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I understand children and what they need to be successful. One student might need to move around to learn the information and another might need to draw colorful pictures. I like to see how the student learns and then help then tutor them using these methods. Kids like working with me because I make them feel successful. I have a BA in Biology and MS in Science Education.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.
Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I love science and showing kids how easy it really is to understand. I have taught Magnet, Honors and On-Level Biology for more than 15 years. I am AP Biology Certified as well. I have dozens of examples that can make biological content clearer to today's student. I use analogies, stories, raps, cheers and other manipulatives to get my students involved in their learning. That way, they are much more likely to remember what they learned.
Botany,

Botany

I have always found plants interesting. So much of our current sciences (taxonomy, genetics, epidemiology) relate back to plants! I have a Minor in botany and a major in Biology. My minor includes hours of fieldwork in the Smokies and lots of botany labs.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is simply problem solving. Once you know the "tricks of the trade", you can easily find the moles you need, balance the equation or find the percent mass of a compound. I am good at helping students use the tricks I have practiced and taught to make the subject easier to understand.
Ecology,

Ecology

The environment is all around us and our understanding of it is critical for our future. I have taught Ecology or Environmental Science for more than 5 years. I will make the study of the environment interesting and tangible for your student.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have taught Physical Science, Honors Physical Science and Physics in both middle and high school. I use "hand-on" examples to make the material easy to understand and learn.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I love science and showing kids how easy it really is to understand. I have taught Magnet, Honors and On-Level Biology for more than 15 years. I am AP Biology Certified as well. I have dozens of examples that can make biological content clearer to today's student. I use analogies, stories, raps, cheers and other manipulatives to get my students involved in their learning. That way, they are much more likely to remember what they learned.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is simply problem solving. Once you know the "tricks of the trade", you can easily find the moles you need, balance the equation or find the percent mass of a compound. I am good at helping students use the tricks I have practiced and taught to make the subject easier to understand.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I understand children and what they need to be successful. One student might need to move around to learn the information and another might need to draw colorful pictures. I like to see how the student learns and then help then tutor them using these methods. Kids like working with me because I make them feel successful. I have a BA in Biology and MS in Science Education.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Experienced teachers recognize that students learn in many different ways & I want to accommodate what is best for my student personally. I use numerous proven educational strategies which I have practiced in my 23 years of teaching. I use a variety of methodologies to find what works best for the individual student.
Reading

Test Preparation

PSAT,

PSAT

What are the skills needed to do well on the PSAT vs the SAT vs the SSAT? As a K-12 teacher & college instructor for 27 years, I can help your child understand the difference. I genuinely enjoy helping students better themselves. I will treat your child as an individual and apply learning strategies based on his/her strengths. Please allow me the opportunity to help your student reach his/her goals.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Did you know that by improving this category, this is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall SAT score? I can help you improve your reading level and vocabulary understanding with games and other user friendly methods.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

100% of my SAT students have improved their writing scores (based on reviews)!! I teach my students a simple strategy on how to write the essay and then we practice, practice, practice!!
SSAT

SSAT

I have recently taken courses in Study Skills, Helping Boys Do Better in School and preparing for the ACT versus the SAT. I received a college scholarship based on my college prep test scores. Quotes from parent of SSAT students: "Thank you so much!!!! He is loving every minute." SU in Kennesaw on 3/13 "My daughter scored 2098. Your help was invaluable!!!!" DE in Kennesaw on 2/14

Examples of Expertise


Kathy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Best biology teacher

Her lesson is always well prepared and customized for my son. He is very happy with her teaching method and his test result improved within a couple weeks! She is our best mixology teacher and I highly recommend her if you are looking for help.

Mayumi, 12 lessons with Kathy

Excellent tutoring session

Kathy was prepared and proactive about helping my daughter improve her SAT score. She gave her tools to work on at home. I feel encouraged that she is going to improve her scores the next time she takes the test.

Katy, 6 lessons with Kathy

Very good with younger teens. My son learned.

We met with Kathy to help my younger son, 13, with his Science class. He's been struggling so I wanted him to get some extra help. First thing I noticed was that she came prepared! She visited my son's teacher's blog and took note of what he's learning. Second, when we met, she took some time to know him and get a good read on what his learning style is. Given that he's more of a visual learner, she spent the hour giving visual examples and using drawings to review all the items on his agenda. The other aspect I appreciated was that she not only focused on the subject on hand, but gave him some work on organization, which is something he definetly needs. With the patience she displayed, my son thought very well of her and we will continue our future sessions with her.

Daniel, 5 lessons with Kathy

Creative

So far I like Kathy's enthusiasm, her interest in getting to know the child as an individual and teach according to their learning style. Very knowledgeable.

Lara, 5 lessons with Kathy

Exceptional Tutor!

It is unusual to find a tutor for a high school or college level class who is able to bring multiple teaching strategies to their instruction. Kathy is one of those special teachers! Sometimes a student needs the material presented in a format besides the lecture mode. Kathy knows how to find a creative method that will work! She tutored one of my daughters in Honors Biology, and was always seeking to clarify and further explain concepts with tangible examples. At times, she was comical, and she always held my daughter's attention, even well beyond an hour or longer! She knows her biology and brings her knowledge and passion to her instruction! She can jump right into any portion of the course and begin without missing a beat! And lastly, I observed that Kathy genuinely cares about her students. My daughter learned so much from her time with Kathy, but she also will always remember that she cared. Kathy is a superb teacher/tutor!

Donna, 7 lessons with Kathy
Tutor responded:

Thank you for such nice comments.

Very effecient, dedicated, and committed.

Kathy is dedicated and committed to make a difference in her student's progress. She is result-oriented. professional but yet very personable and is able to make a connection with the student and get their attention. I am very happy with Kathy and would highly recommend her.

Mona, 1 lesson with Kathy
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the excellent evaluation. I will see you tonight at 7:30 at your house.

Great tutor, with a unique sense of teaching

Mrs. E is one of the best teachers I have worked with in a long time. She has a very unique way of teaching the material you need to learn. She's not like the average teacher that lectures you for hours & has you bored; She takes time to make teaching different & interesting. Mrs. E is a great tutor & I thoroughly recommend her.

Rosa, 2 lessons with Kathy

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