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Katherine J.

Schoolcraft, MI

$45/hour

Experienced Elementary Tutor in All Subject Areas

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$45/Hour


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Albion College
Elementary Education
Spring Arbor University
Master's

Education

Albion College (Elementary Education)

Spring Arbor University (Master's)

About Katherine

My goal as an educator is to encourage students to become independent learners and to discover a love of learning. I believe that every child has the ability and potential to learn and be successful. I am dedicated to each of my students and passionate about what I do. I will work to help students navigate their own courses and help them build a strong bridge between prior knowledge and that which is yet to come.

I plan to enable students to see learning as an adventure by developing strategies for individual students to use so that they can succeed. Each student is an individual and I will guide them through the process of developing their own learning style, so they can experience their own adventure in learning and become self-motivated learners.

I specialize in tutoring elementary and middle school students. I have 8 years of teaching experience in elementary education. I have experience tutoring students of all ages Pre-K to adults in reading comprehension, phonics, and writing. I have worked closely with students of all ages on improving their decoding skills to help them become more independent readers. I have a Masters degree in Reading. I have also tutored and taught students who struggle with math topics such as fractions, multiplication, division, subtraction, addition, and geometry.

I teach all subjects at an elementary school in Michigan. I have taught fifth grade, third grade, first grade, and kindergarten.

I can travel to students or meet them online. I look forward to hearing from you and helping students to achieve success in their learning.
My goal as an educator is to encourage students to become independent learners and to discover a love of learning. I believe that every child has the ability and potential to learn and be successful. I am dedicated to each of my students and passionate about what I do. I will work to help students navigate their own courses and help them build a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Schoolcraft, MI 49087
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I'm a certified teacher, and I have 8 years of teaching experience with students with ADD and ADHD. I have worked with students both on and off medication. I understand the needs of students with ADD and ADHD and have developed successful for them. I use a variety of strategies to keep students engaged in learning such as using movement to increase learning and giving students movement or sensory breaks.

Common Core

I have taught elementary school for the past four years using the common core standards. I have participated in professional developing in regards to these standards. I have experience developing lessons based on the common core standards. I have also prepared students to take assessments based on the common core standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 6 years teaching experience as a full time, certified general education teacher for high needs elementary students. I taught fifth and third grade at Alcy Elementary School in Memphis, TN. I am currently teaching first grade in Kalamazoo, MI. I taught kindergarten for one year and this is my third year teaching first grade.

Handwriting

I have used Handwriting Without Tears in my classroom for four years to help students with their handwriting. I have also developed my own handwriting practice for students that struggle with handwriting. I also have some experience working with students that have low fine motor development on improving their handwriting.

Phonics

I have four years experience teaching phonics in my general education classrooms for both kindergarten and first grade students. I also tutored students of all ages for three years on basic and advanced phonics to improve their reading. I am certified and I have worked with students with learning disabilities, students in special education, and students with ADHD.

Study Skills

I am a certified elementary teacher and I have experience tutoring students in a variety of study skills. I have taught speed reading and study skills for another tutoring company. I also have training in setting goals and organizing learning.

Albion College
Elementary Education
Spring Arbor University
Master's

Education

Albion College (Elementary Education)

Spring Arbor University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katherine will travel within 30 miles of Schoolcraft, MI 49087.