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Katherine G.

PhD-Level STEM and Test Prep Instructor with 15+ Years Experience!

PhD-Level STEM and Test Prep Instructor with 15+ Years Experience!

$40/hour

  • 737 hours tutoring

  • Ellendale Ames, IA 50010

  • IowaAmes

About Katherine


Bio

I hold a PhD in Biology with a research emphasis in evolution, genomics, bioinformatics, and statistics. I currently teach at the undergraduate, post-graduate, high school, and middle school levels in a variety of topics. I have also really enjoyed working with younger students as young as kindergarten.

Teaching is my passion, and I make my interest in the topic infectious to my students. Regardless of topic, I am skilled at summarizing content and making it easier for students to digest and...

I hold a PhD in Biology with a research emphasis in evolution, genomics, bioinformatics, and statistics. I currently teach at the undergraduate, post-graduate, high school, and middle school levels in a variety of topics. I have also really enjoyed working with younger students as young as kindergarten.

Teaching is my passion, and I make my interest in the topic infectious to my students. Regardless of topic, I am skilled at summarizing content and making it easier for students to digest and grasp quickly. Further, I am talented at making any topic engaging -- even standardized test curriculum! Students learn more efficiently if they can see the applications of the topic to their lives and find a reason to care about the material. It is my goal to help students forge connections between the material and their daily lives and find a reason to care about learning.

As a scientific researcher, quantitative skills are absolutely required. I enjoy sharing my love of quantitative reasoning with students of all ages. In particular, I love teaching standardized test mathematics (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT) and statistics (introductory through advanced), including programming in R.

I am especially interested in helping students with test anxiety or those with diagnosed learning or other disabilities. Throughout the years, I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, dyslexia, total blindness, hearing loss, and physical disabilities. I find it personally enriching to empower students to be their best versions of themselves, regardless of how differently abled they may be.

I strongly encourage students looking for a compassionate, nurturing instructor to contact me. If you have any questions at all, please send me a message!

Note:
I work often with students from Syracuse University IST 687, American University ITEC 621, and Biostatistics students from various MPH programs include George Washington University. I'm familiar with the curriculum for these programs and can help you meet the expectations of your course!


Education

Beloit College
Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
PhD

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I am a professional GRE tutor with one of the major test prep companies as well as a college-level Biology and Statistics instructor. I especially love helping students understand how to most efficiently and quickly recognize the strategies ETS expects you to know. I can offer you detailed study plans in addition to tutoring in the material itself.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am an advanced Excel user professionally, including creating macros. I have worked with students on H- and VLOOKUP functions, conditional statements, graphing, and pivot tables. I'm happy to help you reach your goals!
Microsoft Word

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

As a bioinformatics and genomics researcher, I program in a variety of languages including Perl, Python, R, and UNIX. I love teaching programming and have been doing so for over 7 years now!
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been using Macintosh almost exclusively for my daily activities, including bioinformatics, since 2006. As a programmer, I have a much deeper understanding of the Mac Operating System than your typical user. This makes me better able to advise others on the daily operations of their Mac, how best to troubleshoot both common and rarer issues, and introduce others to the benefits of programming in various languages on a Mac.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am an advanced Excel user professionally, including creating macros. I have worked with students on H- and VLOOKUP functions, conditional statements, graphing, and pivot tables. I'm happy to help you reach your goals!
Perl,

Perl

I am a PhD Candidate in Biology where my research focuses on quantitative and computational biology and the evolution of genomes. This means that I use computation as a integral part of my research program, including Perl. I am fluent in Perl, and have been using it for 9 years in my research. Additionally, I have taught short courses to other biologists in Perl to aid in genomics research.
R,

R

As a professional biology researcher and college-level instructor in biology and statistics, I use R nearly every day. I love teaching R to students and helping them to master both the underlying statistics concepts as well as the R language itself.
UNIX,

UNIX

I am a PhD Candidate in Biology where my research focuses on quantitative and computational biology and the evolution of genomes. This means that I use computation as a integral part of my research program, including UNIX. I am very knowledgeable of UNIX and bash, and I have even taught short courses to other biologists in UNIX skills to aid in genomics research.
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am an advanced Excel user professionally, including creating macros. I have worked with students on H- and VLOOKUP functions, conditional statements, graphing, and pivot tables. I'm happy to help you reach your goals!
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a professional researcher and statistician, with over 6 years of teaching experience at the college level in statistics and biostatistics. In addition to teaching statistical theory and concepts, I really enjoy teaching applications and even the R programming language.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have been tutoring K-12 English and College level writing for over 10 years. As a scientist, I greatly appreciate the needs for effective communication. I like to emphasize clarity, style, and grammatical correctness with all of my students regardless of grade level. Being a good writer is an essential skill regardless of field!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Writing,

Writing

As an academic STEM researcher and instructor, effective written communication is essential. I have been helping students, including ESL students, hone their skills for over 15 years.
ACT English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring middle and high school math for over 15 years, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, including Algebra 1. I love helping students master these absolutely critical foundations in their academics. I especially enjoy helping students make connections between math and their daily lives! It helps students to be more invested in their own learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a professional STEM instructor with over 15 years experience teaching algebra, both in a professional and volunteer capacity. Although I teach professionally at the college-level currently, I have taught algebra to students as young as middle school. I love teaching algebra 2 because it is such an important foundation to a student's educational career.
Biology,

Biology

I am currently finishing my PhD in Biology with an emphasis on genomics and quantitative biology. In addition to designing and performing biological research, I teach biology at the undergraduate level. I have also tutored biology at the middle and high school levels for a number of years.
English,

English

I have been tutoring K-12 English and College level writing for over 10 years. As a scientist, I greatly appreciate the needs for effective communication. I like to emphasize clarity, style, and grammatical correctness with all of my students regardless of grade level. Being a good writer is an essential skill regardless of field!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a college-level STEM instructor with over 15 years teaching math, including geometry. Recently, I have taught students geometry both as a stand-alone topic and as part of their test preparation for the ACT, SAT, or GRE. I am also an SAT/ACT/GRE math tutor for a major test prep company.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been teaching SAT math prep for over 10 years, and math generally for over 15. I currently tutor with a major test prep company in SAT and ACT math, as well as tutor middle through college students in math such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college algebra, and statistics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a professional researcher and statistician, with over 6 years of teaching experience at the college level in statistics and biostatistics. In addition to teaching statistical theory and concepts, I really enjoy teaching applications and even the R programming language.
Writing,

Writing

As an academic STEM researcher and instructor, effective written communication is essential. I have been helping students, including ESL students, hone their skills for over 15 years.
Chemistry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been helping students master all subject areas of the ACT for over 10 years. I love helping students reach their goals. My approach is to help students achieve core competency in math while teaching what test makers expect students to recognize. My ultimate goal is to help students understand the underlying subject material while solving problems quickly and efficiently.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring middle and high school math for over 15 years, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, including Algebra 1. I love helping students master these absolutely critical foundations in their academics. I especially enjoy helping students make connections between math and their daily lives! It helps students to be more invested in their own learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a professional STEM instructor with over 15 years experience teaching algebra, both in a professional and volunteer capacity. Although I teach professionally at the college-level currently, I have taught algebra to students as young as middle school. I love teaching algebra 2 because it is such an important foundation to a student's educational career.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am a PhD Candidate in Biology where my research focuses on quantitative and computational biology and the evolution of genomes. This means that I use Biostatistics as a integral part of my research program. Further, I've taught biostatistics for over 6 years at the college level, first as a teaching assistant and then as an instructor. Teaching biologists how to understand and apply statistics is one of my favorite things!
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a college-level STEM instructor with over 15 years teaching math, including geometry. Recently, I have taught students geometry both as a stand-alone topic and as part of their test preparation for the ACT, SAT, or GRE. I am also an SAT/ACT/GRE math tutor for a major test prep company.
R,

R

As a professional biology researcher and college-level instructor in biology and statistics, I use R nearly every day. I love teaching R to students and helping them to master both the underlying statistics concepts as well as the R language itself.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been teaching SAT math prep for over 10 years, and math generally for over 15. I currently tutor with a major test prep company in SAT and ACT math, as well as tutor middle through college students in math such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college algebra, and statistics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a professional researcher and statistician, with over 6 years of teaching experience at the college level in statistics and biostatistics. In addition to teaching statistical theory and concepts, I really enjoy teaching applications and even the R programming language.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring middle and high school math for over 15 years, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, including Algebra 1. I love helping students master these absolutely critical foundations in their academics. I especially enjoy helping students make connections between math and their daily lives! It helps students to be more invested in their own learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a professional STEM instructor with over 15 years experience teaching algebra, both in a professional and volunteer capacity. Although I teach professionally at the college-level currently, I have taught algebra to students as young as middle school. I love teaching algebra 2 because it is such an important foundation to a student's educational career.
Biology,

Biology

I am currently finishing my PhD in Biology with an emphasis on genomics and quantitative biology. In addition to designing and performing biological research, I teach biology at the undergraduate level. I have also tutored biology at the middle and high school levels for a number of years.
English,

English

I have been tutoring K-12 English and College level writing for over 10 years. As a scientist, I greatly appreciate the needs for effective communication. I like to emphasize clarity, style, and grammatical correctness with all of my students regardless of grade level. Being a good writer is an essential skill regardless of field!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a college-level STEM instructor with over 15 years teaching math, including geometry. Recently, I have taught students geometry both as a stand-alone topic and as part of their test preparation for the ACT, SAT, or GRE. I am also an SAT/ACT/GRE math tutor for a major test prep company.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a professional researcher and statistician, with over 6 years of teaching experience at the college level in statistics and biostatistics. In addition to teaching statistical theory and concepts, I really enjoy teaching applications and even the R programming language.
Writing,

Writing

As an academic STEM researcher and instructor, effective written communication is essential. I have been helping students, including ESL students, hone their skills for over 15 years.
Chemistry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Geography

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am currently finishing my PhD in Biology with an emphasis on genomics and quantitative biology. In addition to designing and performing biological research, I teach biology at the undergraduate level. I have also tutored biology at the middle and high school levels for a number of years.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I am a PhD Candidate in Biology where my research focuses on quantitative and computational biology and the evolution of genomes. This means that I use Biostatistics as a integral part of my research program. Further, I've taught biostatistics for over 6 years at the college level, first as a teaching assistant and then as an instructor. Teaching biologists how to understand and apply statistics is one of my favorite things!
Botany,

Botany

My research focus is in plant ecological genomics, which means that I have a deep understanding of plant development, physiology, ecology, evolution, and genetics. I love teaching botany as it incorporates all of these topics while emphasizing fundamental biological processes.
Genetics,

Genetics

As a research scientist in genomics, an understanding of genetics (classical, molecular, and population) is absolutely essential. Additionally, I have served as a teaching assistant in both undergraduate genetics as well as undergraduate genomics. I have been teaching genetics and genomics to students for over 8 years now.
Physiology,

Physiology

With a PhD in biology, I’m well-versed in the anatomy and physiology of human, animal, and plant systems. I’ve always enjoyed studying both structure and function and sharing that information with students in a way that’s engaging and easier to remember.
Anatomy, Chemistry, Ecology, Microbiology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring middle and high school math for over 15 years, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, including Algebra 1. I love helping students master these absolutely critical foundations in their academics. I especially enjoy helping students make connections between math and their daily lives! It helps students to be more invested in their own learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a professional STEM instructor with over 15 years experience teaching algebra, both in a professional and volunteer capacity. Although I teach professionally at the college-level currently, I have taught algebra to students as young as middle school. I love teaching algebra 2 because it is such an important foundation to a student's educational career.
Biology,

Biology

I am currently finishing my PhD in Biology with an emphasis on genomics and quantitative biology. In addition to designing and performing biological research, I teach biology at the undergraduate level. I have also tutored biology at the middle and high school levels for a number of years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I began teaching over 15 years ago, my first student was an adult learning ESL. It was a thrilling experience that got me hooked on teaching. I still love teaching ESL to students. I have the added benefit of having lived in another country where I was learning their language as a second language, so I have literally been in my students' shoes before!
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a college-level STEM instructor with over 15 years teaching math, including geometry. Recently, I have taught students geometry both as a stand-alone topic and as part of their test preparation for the ACT, SAT, or GRE. I am also an SAT/ACT/GRE math tutor for a major test prep company.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been teaching SAT math prep for over 10 years, and math generally for over 15. I currently tutor with a major test prep company in SAT and ACT math, as well as tutor middle through college students in math such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college algebra, and statistics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a professional researcher and statistician, with over 6 years of teaching experience at the college level in statistics and biostatistics. In addition to teaching statistical theory and concepts, I really enjoy teaching applications and even the R programming language.
Writing,

Writing

As an academic STEM researcher and instructor, effective written communication is essential. I have been helping students, including ESL students, hone their skills for over 15 years.
Chemistry, GED, Reading

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I have been teaching standardized test preparation for over 15 years now, including the Accuplacer. I am skilled at helping students understand not only the importance on their education of placing well, but of firming up the underlying concepts for their success in college. I take an active learning approach with my students to help them regain the strong conceptual foundation they need while scoring highly on the exam.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been helping students master all subject areas of the ACT for over 10 years. I love helping students reach their goals. My approach is to help students achieve core competency in math while teaching what test makers expect students to recognize. My ultimate goal is to help students understand the underlying subject material while solving problems quickly and efficiently.
GRE,

GRE

I am a professional GRE tutor with one of the major test prep companies as well as a college-level Biology and Statistics instructor. I especially love helping students understand how to most efficiently and quickly recognize the strategies ETS expects you to know. I can offer you detailed study plans in addition to tutoring in the material itself.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been teaching SAT math prep for over 10 years, and math generally for over 15. I currently tutor with a major test prep company in SAT and ACT math, as well as tutor middle through college students in math such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college algebra, and statistics.
TEAS,

TEAS

I've recently expanded my test preparation skills to the TEAS, and I love teaching for this test! I recently had the opportunity to work with several young women locally in their TEAS prep, and we went from <50% proficiency to over 75% for all three of them! I am a PhD candidate in Biology coupled with 15+ years experience in standardized test prep. These two things make me a great instructor for TEAS preparation!
ACT English, ASVAB, GED, TOEFL

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Katherine has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Awesome Tutor and exceptional teacher

Katherine is an amazing teacher, she really makes sure you understand the information and takes her time :) I highly recommend her for SPSS and Biostats. Thanks so much

Nicole, 4 lessons with Katherine

Great Tutor!

Katherine really cares about her tutoring students. She stays abreast of where I am in my learning process and helps through the agendas I set for our sessions. She's a natural and or very experienced teacher.

Sarah, 3 lessons with Katherine

great teacher

Katherine helped me so much on my biostatistics project. She taught big concepts and also got in the weeds with me. She worked with me for a long time after our session was suppose to end so I could get the assignment finished. Thank you!

Lauren, 6 lessons with Katherine

Knowledgeable, patient, and explains simply!

Katherine is great. She broke down problems in a step by step way and moved back and forth from explaining statistical concepts to programming in R in a way that I could finally understand . Amazing!

Keri, 7 lessons with Katherine

The Best!!!!!!

Katherine is just phenomenal! I can’t say enough about her ethic and guidance during one of the most confusing and frustrating topics in the world to me: math. Grateful to have met her and have learned heaps! :)

MOE, 3 lessons with Katherine

Excellent tutor!

Katherine tutored me in evolution. She was knowledgeable and patient. She is able to simplify difficult concepts. She really helped me to understand evolution at a deeper level. I highly recommend her.

Josette, 23 lessons with Katherine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I was working with Katherine so she could help my pass my TEAS test. I was struggling in one subject and she helped me gain confidence by teaching me new things, and personalizing questions to strengthen this area. I can honestly say she was a big part of why I was able to pass this test.

Alexus, 17 lessons with Katherine

Great Teacher!

Very knowledgeable and a phenomenal resource to validate your thinking against what is being taught in the classroom. Katherine does an excellent job at breaking down the problem and simplifying. Highly recommend!

Derek, 2 lessons with Katherine

Very patient and helpful.

We worked through my issues with question 4 and made the plots needed for both males and females' life exp. We also got them printed to PDF as instructions and gonna try the code myself

Cathy, 8 lessons with Katherine

All knowing!

Katherine help me with R by showing and explaining to me the fundamentals of it and how to build functions. She was patient and answered all my questions I had. Even if it took 2 or 3 times.

John, 10 lessons with Katherine
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