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Catherine W.

Tutor with Engineering, Interior Design & Architecture background

Tutor with Engineering, Interior Design & Architecture background

$90/hour

  • 466 hours tutoring

About Catherine


Bio

I've tutored students from grade school to college levels and beyond, including Calculus II and GRE test prep. Whether I am working with fellow students at Penn State's Learning Center or students at home, my passion for education comes through in my teaching methods, as I believe that all students have the ability to learn a subject as long as it is presented to them in a manner they are able to grasp. I use both analytical as well as graphical methods as needed to cater to each student....

I've tutored students from grade school to college levels and beyond, including Calculus II and GRE test prep. Whether I am working with fellow students at Penn State's Learning Center or students at home, my passion for education comes through in my teaching methods, as I believe that all students have the ability to learn a subject as long as it is presented to them in a manner they are able to grasp. I use both analytical as well as graphical methods as needed to cater to each student. Having both an Engineering and Architecture background, I am able to explain difficult concepts to either a left or right-brained student, verbally or with visual representations. I am also great at getting students excited about the subject they are learning by relating it to something relevant to them.

In 2006, I co-founded a college coaching program in Philadelphia, which provided essay writing and college application coaching. Through this program, I have insight into the college application review process and can help a student discover their application theme/personal branding as well as construct thoughtful essay responses.

My systems thinking and project management skills allow me to work with each student through managed lesson plans to achieve their big-picture goals. By laying out a targeted plan and tailoring lessons specific to each student, while refining and adapting as needed, we set the student up for success through incremental learning and increased confidence. I've witnessed my students grow to enjoy a topic which once gave them anxiety. Patience and empathy is just as important as technical knowledge when it comes to increasing a student's confidence and interest in a topic and I am committed to using soft skills to encourage the learning of hard skills.


Education

Penn State
Industrial Eng
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework
University of Illinois, Chicago
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: $60/hr Academic support online or at tutor's location; $80/hr Test prep/Essay review; $120/hr Software training/Architecture
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/31/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Architecture,

Architecture

I have a Master's degree in Architecture and have practiced as an interior architect for and design architect for both small-scale residential renovations and large-scale hospitality projects: hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

I use AutoCAD extensively as an architecture / interior design professional. I have been using it since engineering schooling in undergrad and have continued to use it in an architectural capacity at large architectural firms.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Spelling

English

Spelling

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Spelling, Statistics

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Statistics

Science

Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (85 ratings)
5 star
(79)
4 star
(4)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and Patient

Catherine was very knowledgeable. She could explain the subject thoroughly to where my kid could comprehend and understand. Very recommend if you need help with Pre Calculus.

Richard, 1 lesson with Catherine

Helpful and Encouraging

I had a tutoring session with Catherine for College Physics. Catherine was honest about the course material being beyond what she is used to tutoring for, and that she would need a little more time to go through the text. She also recommended another physicist tutor and offered to get me in touch with him. I had a few homework problems I needed clarification on and Catherine was able to work through those with me. I expressed consideration for withdrawal of the course because of how behind I am, but Catherine encouraged me to keep working through problems and try my best on the first exam before withdrawing. I will keep Catherine in mind for future tutoring in the math department.

Dine, 1 lesson with Catherine

Super Tutor

Catherine helped my daughter with college physics II HW which was causing her stress. My daughter said she learned immensely & Catherine was a great tutor to work with!

Dussy, 1 lesson with Catherine

Great tutor. Very knowledgeable in BC Calc

Catherine did a great job tutoring my daughter. Knowledgeable, patient and super smart. My daughter and Catherine reviewed the quiz problems she missed. This included some algebra review and limits. We also covered the current topics of continuity and worked on the related homework assignment.

Carolyn, 11 lessons with Catherine

Very patient and helpful!

Catherine was very patient and went over things until I understood them. I feel much more confident now and less stressed! She was super helpful and if I ever need help I'll turn to her! Thank you so much!

Ashley, 2 lessons with Catherine

Knowledgeable, patient and very friendly tutor

We tried 2 tutors prior to Catherine. Thank goodness we found her. She really is patient and very knowledgeable, and I highly recommend her. It's hard to find a good teacher who cares, but Catherine is that and more.

Valencia, 3 lessons with Catherine

Five star so happy I reached out to Catherine

I wanted to get a deeper understanding of the engineering end of doing full renovations. Catherine opened my eyes to the structural, plumbing alternatives and fire code rules. The hour was intense learning and I am very grateful I reached out to Catherine. Plus additionally she is so professional, we were well prepped for the appointment with emails before and even additional information sent to me after the class that was very helpful. Thank you!

Gabielle, 1 lesson with Catherine

Outstanding

Catherine is a tremendous tutor. I am a novice in Excel and she very quickly got me up to speed. Catherine is also talented in teaching the broader quantitative elements of math and statistics -- a great combination of skills. Lastly, she is easy to work with and is always prompt, engaged, and responsive. I highly recommend her.

John, 2 lessons with Catherine

Very Patient!!!

Catherine's first meeting was very good!!! Catherine was very patient and understanding, and we look forward to the next meeting.

Mechelle, 12 lessons with Catherine
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$90/hour

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Catherine W.

$90/hour

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Response time: 5 hours