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Kathleen S.

Kind teacher, award-winning journalist eager to help you excel

Kind teacher, award-winning journalist eager to help you excel

$50/hour

  • 159 hours tutoring

About Kathleen


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My goal as a tutor is to help you succeed and believe in yourself. I am not judgmental. I figure all of us have strengths and weaknesses. If you asked me to jump over a hurdle in a PE class, I'd fumble and fall, and you couldn't help but giggle at me. I'm awful at video games too, but I respect the many amazing gamers out there who can think and act fast.

What I do know how to do is write, read and research well -- following any teacher's instructions exactly. (When I was a classroom...

My goal as a tutor is to help you succeed and believe in yourself. I am not judgmental. I figure all of us have strengths and weaknesses. If you asked me to jump over a hurdle in a PE class, I'd fumble and fall, and you couldn't help but giggle at me. I'm awful at video games too, but I respect the many amazing gamers out there who can think and act fast.

What I do know how to do is write, read and research well -- following any teacher's instructions exactly. (When I was a classroom reacher, the biggest mistake my students made was flubbing up the instructions and not checking or revising their work before handing it in.) While I like to laugh with you and have fun as I tutor, I'm no pushover. I admire people who listen, try and work hard. I'll show you HOW to write and read better and explain WHY it's critical to become a good writer to succeed in any career -- whether you want to become a professor, plumber, stylist or engineer.

To motivate you, I'll teach in a way that takes into consideration your hobbies and interests. Everybody in this world does better work when he or she enjoys it.

Because I was a professional, full-time newspaper reporter for years and continue to write for and edit media, I know firsthand what it takes to make writing clear, compelling and creative. I've won a few dozen reporting and writing awards and had more than 1,000 bylined articles published in The Indianapolis News and The Indianapolis Star.

I also have a lot of experience in teaching students how to write research papers and stellar essays, whether it's for ISTEP, SAT, the Common App or Ivy League. I've taught writing at four colleges: IUPUI, University of Indianapolis, Ball State and Ivy Tech; at three public high schools: Indianapolis Metropolitan, Lawrence Central and Perry Meridian; and at one private K-8 school: St. Richard's Episcopal School. I also served as a writing coach at Y-Press, a student leadership organization that produced articles for The Indianapolis Star and radio reports for WFYI Public R


Education

Indiana University
Journalism and English
Indiana University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I am very familiar with all sorts of books that appeal to boys. We can work on phonics and whole world identification and context clues. If you share your student’s reading comprehension records with me, I can tailor the right plan for your child.
Grammar, Study Skills

English

Literature,

Literature

I have taught world lit classes for several years.
Reading,

Reading

I am very familiar with all sorts of books that appeal to boys. We can work on phonics and whole world identification and context clues. If you share your student’s reading comprehension records with me, I can tailor the right plan for your child.
ACT English, English, Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I am very familiar with all sorts of books that appeal to boys. We can work on phonics and whole world identification and context clues. If you share your student’s reading comprehension records with me, I can tailor the right plan for your child.
English, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I am very familiar with all sorts of books that appeal to boys. We can work on phonics and whole world identification and context clues. If you share your student’s reading comprehension records with me, I can tailor the right plan for your child.
English, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am very familiar with all sorts of books that appeal to boys. We can work on phonics and whole world identification and context clues. If you share your student’s reading comprehension records with me, I can tailor the right plan for your child.
Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Always very helpful.

Kathleen has been helpful to me in developing writing themes, concepts and ideas. I appreciate her patient approach and ability to get me to dig deeper into my thought process. Each lesson with Kathleen has been very helpful.

Blake, 5 lessons with Kathleen
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$50/hour

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Kathleen S.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Kathleen

Response time: 2 hours