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Kathryn Q.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hour

Honors English and Master's Degree, U of M -- ACT, ESL, College

4.9 average from 85 ratings
Great English tutor
— Akiko, Minneapolis, MN on 9/7/16

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University of Minnesota
B.A. in English
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (B.A. in English)

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M (Master's)

About Kathryn

Hello! I am a native of Minnesota where I attended Minnetonka High School, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and the University of Minnesota, including the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. I have worked in various educational settings as a College Prep and ESL teacher, adviser, and program coordinator, but my passion is for tutoring. The relationship between tutor and learner is engaging, stimulating, and positive.

I have a bachelor's degree in English, graduating summa cum laude, and a master's degree in pubic policy: 7 years of full-time college, with a 3.92 G.P.A. (Transcripts available upon request.)

I have a passion for teaching English -- literature, writing, and reading comprehension. I have taught English to teenagers and adults from the U.S. and many other countries. My experience teaching English language learners (ESL) has helped me become a better, more sensitive English tutor for all my students, regardless of their first language. I tailor my tutoring style to each student's learning style, but patience and support are always part of our relationship.

I look forward to hearing your learning goals, so we can make a plan for the greatest possible success in your education and professional life! I am confident you will be happy with my dedication to your education goals.
Hello! I am a native of Minnesota where I attended Minnetonka High School, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and the University of Minnesota, including the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. I have worked in various educational settings as a College Prep and ESL teacher, adviser, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours prior to lesson time will incur a 30-minute charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55423
Background Check: Passed

"Great English tutor"

- Akiko, Minneapolis, MN on 9/7/16

"Great tutor."

- Emma, Minneapolis, MN on 6/1/16

"My best teacher"

- Mohand, Saint Paul, MN on 5/13/16

"A great tutor!"

- Halimo, Minneapolis, MN on 3/29/16

"Great Teacher"

- Nadiifa, Minneapolis, MN on 3/3/16

"Very Helpful"

- Nancy, Saint Paul, MN on 2/7/16
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT English

ACT English is quite straightforward and I enjoy helping young folks become comfortable with this important test. I have tutored in ACT English and enjoyed watching the faces of my students as they improve their practice test scores!

English

I have a Bachelor's degree in English (honors program) from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude), with classes in literacy, literature, and reading. I have a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. I love helping students discover their love of English!

ESL/ESOL

During college, I began my long career, both voluntary and paid, as an ESL/ELL tutor. I loved it right from the start. My first job after graduate school was teaching a classroom of teenagers from varies countries around the world. Later I taught adults English in the evening as part of a community education program. Now I am a full-time tutor and ESL is my favorite subject to teach. I find adults learning English are the most engaged and curious students -- great qualities that make the student-tutor relationship a success. I have met many wonderful ESL students through WyzAnt!

Literature

Although I have many subjects I enjoy, literature has always ranked #1. I have a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude and honors program) where I studied literature that crosses cultures and other diverse angles to the main theme of literature. I have a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Proofreading

As an on-line teacher of College Prep at a 2-year college, a lot of what I did was proofread and suggest edits to students. I also proofread people's resumes in my position as an employment counselor for a nonprofit. Proofreading is one aspect of what a teacher does when reviewing and correcting student papers. I have a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude and in the honors program), with classes in literacy, language, and reading. I have a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Reading

I have taught reading to teenagers and adults as a College Prep instructor at a community college and for years as an ESL teacher/tutor.

Vocabulary

I have taught vocabulary building to high school and adult students, both English Language Learners as well as students preparing to take their GED exam or their college entrance exams. I use the Latin and Greek roots to build English vocabulary. I have a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude and in the honors program), with classes in literacy, language, and reading. I have a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Writing

I have taught writing to students aged 13 - 65 in various educational settings and privately. These students were pre-GED to post-graduate school level writers. Everyone can benefit from improving their written communication skills! I have a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude) and wrote a senior thesis for the Honors Program there. I had coursework and training in English as a Second language writing as well. I have a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

University of Minnesota
B.A. in English
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (B.A. in English)

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M (Master's)

Great English tutor — Kathryn is the great English tutor. I take her lesson every week after I came to the U.S. from this spring. In her lesson, she try to figure out my weakness and to choose the useful material for me every time. She knows many things about English teaching and also beneficial information about Minnesota.I ask her about inconvenient things of dailylife,culture of the U.S.,a laws of Minnesota etc... S ...

— Akiko, Minneapolis, MN on 9/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours prior to lesson time will incur a 30-minute charge.

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55423.