Tutor for children, teens, and adults
Tutor for children, teens, and adults
Looking for a tutor with lots of experience and plenty of patience? I'm comfortable tutoring children, teens, and adults in many subjects. I worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years in public and private schools, and am the mother of 3 grown children -- so nothing scares me! I've also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to children and adults, the TOEFL preparation course, ACT/SAT preparation, and adults taking the GED exam. My specialty is reading, writing, elementary math,...
Looking for a tutor with lots of experience and plenty of patience? I'm comfortable tutoring children, teens, and adults in many subjects. I worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years in public and private schools, and am the mother of 3 grown children -- so nothing scares me! I've also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to children and adults, the TOEFL preparation course, ACT/SAT preparation, and adults taking the GED exam. My specialty is reading, writing, elementary math, ESL, and ACT/SAT preparation. I have a Master's in Education, and am a student-centered teacher (i.e., I don't lecture!), with an informal, friendly style. I believe the best way to remember what we've learned is when we're having fun, so I always bring interactive and educational games and activities with me to my lessons. My first meeting with prospective students and their families is always free -- to see what the student's strengths and challenges are, to make sure we have shared goals for the lessons, and to find out if we're a good match.
My daughter has worked with Katherine for more than a year now. We contacted Katherine for her experience with ESL students and degree in English. I am very happy to say that she is certainly the right choice. We found that she is very helpful in preparing my daughter for college-entrance standardized tests (SAT&ACT), especially the Reading and Writing sections. Katherine is trained by Princeton Review to teach the SAT classes, she is definitely who you are looking for if you are seeking more focused and personalized lesson plans. She has done a great job helping my daughter with her vocabulary and grammar usage in writing. Katherine is also great at editing many of my daughter's essays for school. They have worked on essay for English classes, for scholarships, and even for her upcoming college application. In addition, Katherine has fantastic teaching styles that makes her lessons engaging. She is also very patient and understanding.Kejie, 3 lessons with Katherine
Great SAT study
Katherine is an exceptional teacher! She bonded with my daughter from the first moment we met her and made her so comfortable. I would recommend her without hesitation! Love her.Shelley , 5 lessons with Katherine
My son who is 19 just loved working with Katherine. She was very helpful in the specific study of psychology as well as giving him tools to study in a different way than he had ever done previously.Jane, 6 lessons with Katherine
Our Remy needed some extra help with his reading skills. Katherine did a wonderful job with him and he enjoyed his time with her. I would certainly recommend her.Alicia , 4 lessons with Katherine
Experienced tutor focused on result
I took several lessons when I was preparing for my TOEFL test. I was focused particularly on speaking section of TOEFL. Katherine provided me with all the resources I needed both for our lessons and for my self-education. I liked the structured approach Katherine offered me. I always received constructive feedback on every exercise I did. And as a result I learned very useful and easy strategies which I used during the real exam. I would recommend Katherine as an English tutor.Maxim, 2 lessons with Katherine
Very talented, knowledgeble, caring tutor
Katherine is a really knowledgeable and patient tutor. She is not just talented, but she's also a very caring person. I benefited a lot from her instructions. She helped me with my writing and explained my mistakes clearly. I highly recommend her if you need any help with English.Sean, 2 lessons with Katherine
My daughter had taken the ACT but wanted a better score, so we went looking for a tutor. Katherine has helped our daughter tremendously in gaining skills as well as confidence in herself. Katherine is very good at seeing which areas our daughter needed more help in so as to use the lessons efficiently. I highly recommend Katherine as a tutor who is patient, and truly cares for her student’s development.Griselda, 5 lessons with Katherine
Very patient with my frustrated writer!
Katherine has been wonderful to work with. My son is very frustrated with writing. He is not afraid to say how much he dislikes it and can be quite stubborn about it. Katherine has been very patient and encouraging with him. She discovered his love of history and ties their lessons to subjects he loves to discuss. My son may not be crazy about writing, but he really likes Katherine and says that she is a great tutor. From an administrative aspect, Katherine is easy to get a hold of and very organized. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor.Kathy, 5 lessons with Katherine
I enjoy conversation with her every week! Because she talks about American culture, tradition, politics, economy, it is not just an English lesson but learning everything about America. Of course it doesn't mean only she speaks. She also wants to learn Japan from me so I have a lot of opportunities to speak English. Every week, time flies.Makoto, 5 lessons with Katherine
We chose Katherine for ACT lessons for our son and could not have been happier with our selection. Katherine knew just how to relate to a teenager and made us very comfortable right from the beginning. Our son's scores in his practice tests have improved tremendously under her guidance. Never has our son complained about going to his lessons, even if they cut into his weekends. Katherine was very flexible with changes we needed to make to the schedule and her correspondence with us was excellent. We always knew exactly what was taught and what the homework assignments were. Not only did Katherine improve our son's English, she also gave him the confidence he will need for the upcoming ACT test. We know that he will do much better than in his previous tests. We would highly recommend Katherine to any student who needs tutoring in English. Thank you, Katherine!!Lucy, 10 lessons with Katherine
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