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Kathi M.

Platte City, MO

$60/hour

Greetings! I am Kathi M.

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Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Elementary Education
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Master's

Education

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD (Elementary Education)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (Master's)

About Kathi

While I am new to this area I come with a lot of background experience! I love working with youngsters and their families! Together we can make a difference in a child's life! I am currently teaching special education classes with multiple learning needs and conditions. For the past 14 years I taught school for the Department of Defense overseas in Germany on an American military base with students whose parent or parents were frequently deployed down range or involved with International Forces in many other countries. This was a wonderful experience from which I learned many skills teaching grades 2through 5th as well as Special Education. Prior to going overseas I worked in the State Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health writing programs and grants to support children and their families access services and supports within the community. I also spent a great deal of time working with the homeless mentally ill to access support. I also spent many years operating a group home for social services housing 15 teenagers at a time. Many of these students had such needs that they were schooled by me in the group home. My entire career has been focused on children.

On a personal note, I am married with 5 children, two of which (twins) we adopted from overseas. I have ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren! I sound old...or ancient, but I am not at all! I am energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated to children! I run in many of the fun races around the Kansas City area and am quite active.

My specialty areas include reading skills and comprehension and math but I love all subject areas that can be found in the elementary or middle school. I am certified to teach K-8 in both Kansas and Missouri. I am also certified to teach special education, which I am currently doing for a Kansas school district.
While I am new to this area I come with a lot of background experience! I love working with youngsters and their families! Together we can make a difference in a child's life! I am currently teaching special education classes with multiple learning needs and conditions. For the past 14 years I taught school for the Department of Defense overseas Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Platte City, MO 64079
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in grades from kindergarten through middle school as well as in Special Education for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Missouri, and, Kansas. I am currently employed in Kansas teaching Special Education.

Phonics

As part of my extensive training in the area of Reading, I have also learned that phonics is a critical element in learning to decode and understand words and vocabulary necessary to read and comprehend reading. I am a certified teacher for the Department of Defense when I was provided extensive additional professional development opportunities to increase awareness and skills in all areas of reading.

Special Needs

I am a certified teacher in the area of Special Education for the Department of Defense, and the States of Kansas and Missouri. I have many years of experience working with children with special needs.

Study Skills

My years of experience both teaching in the regular classroom and as a Special Education Teacher has demonstrated to me the challenge students have in learning how to study to learn, how to locate important information, how to use resources, and how to eliminate unuseful information in studying. This is a strategy or skill that help children learn life-long skills that assist a student in many other aspects of their lives later on....being able to sort through what is important vs what is extraneous unnecessary.

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Elementary Education
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Master's

Education

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD (Elementary Education)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathi will travel within 20 miles of Platte City, MO 64079.