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Cathy G.

Kansas City, MO

$30/hour

An extroverted, naturally curious, lifelong learner

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$30/Hour


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Illinois Wesleyan University
International Studie
King's College London
Master's

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University (International Studie)

King's College London (Master's)

About Cathy

I have spent a year tutoring as an AVID tutor and am continuing to do so throughout the 2016-2017 school year. I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in International Studies and minors in both History and Spanish, and I have burnished my essay-writing skills throughout undergrad and graduate school. During my graduate school year at King's College London, I became skilled in researching and writing research papers, and I am familiar with Chicago style and MLA style. I am also pursuing a TEFL certificate this fall, to help improve my ability to tutor English as a Second Language.
The reason I love tutoring is that it is a chance for students to work closely with one person, as opposed to a classroom setting where one teacher is managing 20-30 students at a time. This gives shyer students the opportunity to ask questions they might not feel comfortable asking in class, and I enjoy going over information in a few different ways to see which makes the most sense for each student. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you, and hope to help you achieve academic excellence!

I took International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in high school, and one of the Higher Level (HL) classes I took was English. We went over essay structure, thesis writing, and proper citation, skills which I used and developed further in college and graduate school. At Illinois Wesleyan, my friends and I would always trade papers to proofread our papers. I am pursuing a TEFL certificate in November, which will give me more ESL tutoring skills, but in the meantime I can apply the lessons I learned in learning my own second language to help improve a student's English.

I have taken Spanish classes since the beginning of high school through the end of my undergraduate career, and I always excelled in my Spanish classes. Spanish grammar makes sense to me, and during a trip to Spain I was able to communicate with train officials and salespeople throughout my stay.

History was my favorite subject in high school, and that passion led to a minor in history at school. I did HL History and learned quite a bit about American history, along with several world history topics. I enjoy discussing historical events and their implications, and my enthusiasm can make the topic more engaging for students who are not as enthusiastic as myself.

Please do reach out to me if you think I can be of help to you! I am available after school and on Saturdays, except for three weekends in November 2016 as I will be earning a certificate during those days.
I have spent a year tutoring as an AVID tutor and am continuing to do so throughout the 2016-2017 school year. I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in International Studies and minors in both History and Spanish, and I have burnished my essay-writing skills throughout undergrad and graduate school. During my graduate Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Kansas City, MO 64119
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Illinois Wesleyan University
International Studie
King's College London
Master's

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University (International Studie)

King's College London (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cathy will travel within 25 miles of Kansas City, MO 64119.