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Kathy A.

Charlotte, NC

$45/hour

Taking the Mystery out of Math and Grammar

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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About Kathy

My name is Kathy. I have lived and raised my three boys in Charlotte for the past 22 years. Before my children were born, I taught Kindergarten and ran a Day Care. While my children were in elementary school, I volunteered and tutored in their schools. Nine years ago I went back to work. Since that time I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Over the past two years I have taught all the 4th and 5th grade math classes at my school.
Although math was difficult for me as a child, I have come to love math and especially enjoy helping students have a better understanding of it as well. I am well trained in Singapore Math and have taught it on 2nd - 5th grade levels. I enjoy helping students who are mystified by math learn the how and why of various concepts and develop better math sense along the way. Grammar is another topic I especially enjoy teaching. I have learned a method (Shurley Language) that makes learning the parts of speech a breeze. I also have training in and have taught Orton- Gillingham, so I am able to help children with phonics and/or reading.

I love teaching it! I use lots of manipulatives and games to make math fun and to deepen understanding. I have extensive training in Singapore math. I know how to assess to find where gaps in learning are. Math is a subject that builds on the previous topics learned, so if there are gaps they must be filled before understanding can happen. Most of my math students say math is their favorite subject !

For the past nine years, I have worked in schools that use Shurley Language as the grammar curriculum. Although this method may seem strange at first, it is actually an amazing way to learn about the parts of speech and other grammar concepts. Children learn through jingles and using the "Question and Answer Flow . This method makes grammar fun and easy to learn.

I have worked with children my entire adult life. I have an Elementary Education Degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. I ran a daycare for eight years and I hold a current North Carolina teaching certificate for grades K through 6. In addition, I have three adult children of my own . One of my children had a learning disability which helped me as a teacher to have more empathy and patience for struggling students. As a teacher, I also have access to many materials that can be used for tutoring purposes.

I have been fully trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method and have a good understanding of assessing and teaching phonics.

If you have an elementary student who is struggling in any of these areas, please contact me for more information or to schedule a meeting.
My name is Kathy. I have lived and raised my three boys in Charlotte for the past 22 years. Before my children were born, I taught Kindergarten and ran a Day Care. While my children were in elementary school, I volunteered and tutored in their schools. Nine years ago I went back to work. Since that time I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Over Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28277
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Elementary Education. I hold a current North Carolina teaching Certificate to teach Kindergarten through sixth grade. I have 11 years of experience teaching Kindergarten and second through fifth grades.

Elementary Math

I love teaching math! I use lots of manipulatives and games to make math fun and to deepen understanding. I have extensive training in Singapore math. I know how to assess to find where gaps in learning are. Math is a subject that builds on the previous topics learned, so if there are gaps they must be filled before understanding can happen. Most of my math students say math is their favorite subject !

Phonics

I am fully trained in Orton-Gillingham and have taught phonics to elementary students. I am able to assess phonemic awareness as well as a student's current developmental level. I have the training and experience to help a child master phonics.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Kathy will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28277.