Certified Teacher for 13 years
Certified Teacher for 13 years
As a teacher for the past 13 years, my experience is very broad. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. I obtained my first teaching job in Phoenix, Arizona at a 6-12 grade charter school, servicing at-risk students. I worked here for three years before moving on to the public school system as a 4th, and later a 5th, grade classroom teacher. Then, the charter school that I originally worked for sought me out and asked me to come...
As a teacher for the past 13 years, my experience is very broad. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. I obtained my first teaching job in Phoenix, Arizona at a 6-12 grade charter school, servicing at-risk students. I worked here for three years before moving on to the public school system as a 4th, and later a 5th, grade classroom teacher. Then, the charter school that I originally worked for sought me out and asked me to come back as a center director for 130 students and 8 teachers. Although it was challenging, I truly loved this position. I could feel the difference I was making in the lives of these students. Many of these students graduated from high school with dreams and plans to include college. I have since become a mom and have moved back to my home state of Minnesota. I would love to stay connected to education and continue to help students reach their goals.
I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. I feel my biggest strength as a teacher is being able to connect to students, to listen to their needs, consider their learning styles and what motivates them, develop a plan to improve the area of need, and -the best part- work directly with the student to implement that plan. I held an Arizona Teaching Certificate for 14 years, and I was considered Highly-Qualified in Mathematics at that time. My most recent experience, over the past 4 years, is with high school students and in all subjects. I have come to specialize somewhat in ACT prep. Additional strengths lie in Algebra, Geometry, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Test Prep. I also have experience guiding students through the registration process for college, as well as applying for scholarships and government financial aid.
I would love to have the opportunity to meet you and discuss how I can be of service!
Wonderful teacher, very helpful!
We have been extremely pleased with Kate’s work with our daughter. She will take the ACT test this Saturday and she feels very prepared. We are so excited for her, rather than nervous, like previous times. Our daughter’s confidence in her testing ability has soared after working with Kate over the past month. I would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their score. Thank you so much, Kate!Colleen, 7 lessons with Kate
Excellent Resource for ACT tutor
Kate worked with my son for two months in preparation for his ACT test with focus on the Reading and English areas. My son took several practice tests and then they would review his results and learn why he got the answers were incorrect. My son who is working towards a guaranteed scholarship which requires a high ACT score found this very beneficial. To-date his scores have increased 3 points.Gloria, 8 lessons with Kate
A real gem
My son has had 2 lessons with Kate so far in preparing for his upcoming ACT. She has been great to work with. She has proven to be dependable, knowledgeable and seems to know just how to relate with her students to make the most impact out of the time spent. My son is self motivated and it seems that we have found a real gem in Kate. Hoping for excellent results come exam time.Michelle, 11 lessons with Kate
my son lovers here
She really keeps him on track and he enjoys meeting with her. This is the first tutor he has really taken serious. He actually does the homework prescribed. Pre test have improvedCandee, 15 lessons with Kate
Excellent resource and comfortable personality
Kate was able to quickly make a connection with our son and made in feel very comfortable with the process. She provided great options for learning and put together a plan that will help our son through the process of studying for his ACT. The importance of the test and the overwhelming amount of material makes studying for the ACT daunting and Kate is helping to make the study process fun and manageable. Thanks Kate!!Beth, 23 lessons with Kate
Kate is a wonderful tutor and is able to explain things in geometry well. After just one session my son set up another session because it went so well!Cody, 8 lessons with Kate
Knowledgeable and organized
I had a great meeting with Kate. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of resources up her sleeve. She is very organized and will help you set up a plan for studying and reaching success.Vanessa, 2 lessons with Kate
Kind, caring, and knowledgeable!
Our first session with Kate was great. She could relate to my son and my son felt she knew exactly how he was feeling. She was comforting explaining that his situation is normal and common. They made progress, even the first night. Kate is great!Cindy, 105 lessons with Kate
We decided to hire a tutor to help one of our children with Geometry. Kate was our first choice, and we were extremely impressed and pleased with her ability to help. Kate is extremely patient and cares about the student. She was clear in communicating what needed to happen, but in a gentle way. Kate is very knowledgeable and able to help the student understand the concepts, meeting them where they are. She is also willing to do her best to work with your schedule. We loved having her as a tutor and would highly recommend her!Gena, 19 lessons with Kate
Wonderful. Very patient
Just getting started with the tutoring process. Accomplished what I need to do w/ Everyday and what I need to do. Rode my next tutoring session.Sami, 19 lessons with Kate