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Kate S.

English Tutor: Lit Analysis, Test Prep, & Public Speaking

English Tutor: Lit Analysis, Test Prep, & Public Speaking

$60/hour

  • 70 hours tutoring

About Kate


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I am in my 12th year teaching English and coaching Speech Team, and it is the rapport I have with students that drives my passion. I teach in a diverse community, and it gives me great joy to see my students succeed, making their parents proud. When I see a student successfully complete a speech after weeks or months of nervousness, I beam. When I see a student eloquently compose a literally analysis essay after weeks or months of awkward sentence structure, I remember why I became a teacher...

I am in my 12th year teaching English and coaching Speech Team, and it is the rapport I have with students that drives my passion. I teach in a diverse community, and it gives me great joy to see my students succeed, making their parents proud. When I see a student successfully complete a speech after weeks or months of nervousness, I beam. When I see a student eloquently compose a literally analysis essay after weeks or months of awkward sentence structure, I remember why I became a teacher in the first place.

I have worked on the test prep team for the past 9 years, first with the ACT and now with the SAT. A team of three of us created a test prep homeroom curriculum that has helped our students, on average, raise their SAT scores by 100 points. We have analyzed the test and determined the frequency of familiar questions, and we have structured strategies and tips based on that analysis. This experience will allow me to tutor teenagers preparing for this high stakes test.

I have three children that are all in bed by 8:00 p.m. (Central Time). I will be off all summer, and my husband is a Chicago firefighter, so when he is not on shift, I will be very available. I can help with public speaking, writing creative speeches, using credible research, literary analysis, test prep, and rhetorical analysis among other tasks high school students face.


Education

Illinois Wesleyan University/North Park University
Theater Eng Ed
Concordia University
Masters

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Public Speaking and coaching my high school's speech team, I have a BFA in Theatre Arts. I highly value the ability to communicate effectively given the purpose of any public address. I successfully coach my students to deliver a clear and meaningful message from their writing to their delivery.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

When I assign papers to my students, I always write an example so they see an exemplar. When they make mistakes in sentence structure, I always point them to an example in my own essay so they can emulate it themselves. I go beyond fixing their mistakes, and instead, I teach them to fix it with my help to eliminate making the same mistake in the future.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Public Speaking and coaching my high school's speech team, I have a BFA in Theatre Arts. I highly value the ability to communicate effectively given the purpose of any public address. I successfully coach my students to deliver a clear and meaningful message from their writing to their delivery.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I can also give insight regarding ACT test strategies as a whole for all four sections.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

When I assign papers to my students, I always write an example so they see an exemplar. When they make mistakes in sentence structure, I always point them to an example in my own essay so they can emulate it themselves. I go beyond fixing their mistakes, and instead, I teach them to fix it with my help to eliminate making the same mistake in the future.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to teaching Public Speaking and coaching my high school's speech team, I have a BFA in Theatre Arts. I highly value the ability to communicate effectively given the purpose of any public address. I successfully coach my students to deliver a clear and meaningful message from their writing to their delivery.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am part of an SAT team that has done extensive research on what the SAT essay entails. We have developed an effective outline for high achievement on the essay portion. I'm happy to review sample essays and deliver feedback that ensures student success.
ACT Reading, Literature, Writing

Homeschool

Writing

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Writing

Summer

Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I can also give insight regarding ACT test strategies as a whole for all four sections.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am part of an SAT team that has done extensive research on what the SAT essay entails. We have developed an effective outline for high achievement on the essay portion. I'm happy to review sample essays and deliver feedback that ensures student success.
ACT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Kate has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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$60/hour

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Kate S.

$60/hour

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Response time: 16 minutes