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Kate T.

Carterville, IL


Kate T., Experienced Math Instructor and General Studies Tutor

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Background check passed as of 6/16/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
97 Ratings
6hrs Response Time
— Chad, Dongola, IL on 9/27/15

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University of Illinois
Computer Science
University of Illinois


University of Illinois (Computer Science)

University of Illinois (MEd)

About Kate

Hi. I’m Kate. I like to work math problems and I like to help others with math! I have earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University, another bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Illinois Springfield, and a master's degree in education focusing on community college teaching and learning from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I've also taught math and engineering classes at both the university and community college level, and I have 19 years of private math instruction experience in the southern Illinois area. I love it more than any other job I've ever done!

I specialize in math learning for adults but will meet with high school students to teach math or provide general homework support in most other subjects. I am available to meet in a mutually agreed upon public location (coffee shop, school, library), and I also offer experienced online instruction. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy and the option to reschedule appointments with at least 2 hours prior notice. All lessons will be charged a minimum of 1 hour and must be billed through WyzAnt.

I’m very organized, prompt, reliable and friendly. It doesn’t matter if you are a student who is struggling with basic algebra or if you need help with more advanced topics in geometry, trigonometry, statistics, or calculus. I *love* private instruction and am ready to help!
Hi. I’m Kate. I like to work math problems and I like to help others with math! I have earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University, another bachelor's degree in Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Carterville, IL 62918
Background Check: Passed


- Chad, Dongola, IL on 9/27/15

"Kate is a wonderful tutor!"

- Sawyer, Carbondale, IL on 9/25/15

"Really Cares"

- Steve, Carbondale, IL on 10/2/14

"Great tutor"

- Christine, Marion, IL on 9/23/14

"Great tutor!!"

- Missy, Carterville, IL on 12/19/13

"A Life Saver!"

- Leigh, Makanda, IL on 11/13/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics,
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
American History, Classics, European History,
Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar, HTML,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

This is one of my strongest areas. I have 17 years of experience teaching algebra 1 and can teach this subject to students of many different ages and comfort levels.

Algebra 2

I am extremely proficient at algebra 2 and enjoy teaching this subject a lot. It's fun to help students who have mastered algebra 1 take it to the next level!

Elementary (K-6th)

I have passed both the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), which is a basic skills test for K-12 teachers and the ILTS Mathematics Content Area exam, which is also geared toward K-12 instruction. I scored greater than 90% proficiency on each test. I have also volunteered in kindergarten and grade school classrooms, assisting with reading and computer literacy instruction. Finally, I hold an active Illinois Substitute Teacher License for K-12.

European History

I spent a number of years in Europe during my childhood and enjoyed many cultural learning experiences pertaining to various historic battles from ancient times through the World Wars, development of modern borders, numerous European rulers, European art, the Cold War, and modern European government. I also enjoy reading non-fiction European history as a hobby.

General Computer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Summa cum laude, University of Illinois, 2009.


I have tutored both junior high and high school students in basic and advanced geometry and scored in the 97th percentile in the Geometric Methods portion of the Illinois Licensure Testing System Mathematics Content exam.


Having worked for several years as a software quality assurance analyst, I am very familiar with HTML. I have also created, maintained, and made custom HTML changes to 5 different websites for personal and professional use.


Reading is my favorite hobby! Although I'm not professionally trained in this area, I am an avid reader of Western classic literature and can offer perspective on plots, authors, and historical significance for numerous well-known stories studied in high school and at the college level.


I have completed a degree in computer science and have used a Macintosh since the mid-1990s to manage business for a freelance illustrator. I am able to install software, troubleshoot network and printer settings, and issue basic commands from the Mac terminal.

Microsoft Windows

I have completed a degree in computer science and have used Microsoft Windows as my primary computer operating system since the mid-1990s. I understand such things as network setting and printer configurations in Microsoft Windows and can install software, remove viruses and handle most troubleshooting independently. I have also handled building-wide Microsoft Windows support to over 20 staff members while working as a webmaster at a university student union.


I have taught fundamental probability concepts in a community college classroom of approximately 20 students.

Public Speaking

I have enjoyed classroom teaching experiences at both the university and the community college level for classes ranging in size from 10-30 students. Additionally, I have done face-to-face and online training in a corporate setting for groups of 1-30. I'm very comfortable speaking in front of large groups and know several basic strategies I can share to help others to do the same.


I have taught fundamental statistics concepts in a community college classroom of approximately 20 students, covering topics such as histograms, population and sample means, medians, standard deviations, variances, z-scores, t-tests, and hypothesis testing.


I have taught trigonometry at the community college level. I am very knowledgeable and extremely comfortable explaining trigonometric concepts.

University of Illinois
Computer Science
University of Illinois


University of Illinois (Computer Science)

University of Illinois (MEd)

Derivatives — With all the new language and the fast pace of Calculus I was nothing short of completely confused. Kate was able to make sense of everything, she is very knowledgeable, patient, and I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Kate I couldn't have done it without your help. A+++ ...

— Chad, Dongola, IL on 9/27/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 20 miles of Carterville, IL 62918.

Background Check Status for Kate T.

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