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Kate F.

Saluda, NC

$40/hour

Certified International TEFL, National Board Certified in Reading

5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/12/16
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Very professional and nice
— Stacy, Hendersonville, NC on 5/23/16

$40/Hour


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Carleton College
BA Studio Art
East Carolina University
Master's
Converse College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Carleton College (BA Studio Art)

East Carolina University (Master's)

Converse College (Graduate Coursework)

About Kate

My experience includes over 20 years in public education, 8 years in private education, and teaching abroad. I hold certifications in K-12 Art, Gifted Education, and Library Media in which I earned National Board Certification. I hold two Master degrees, one in Education and the other in Library Science.

I have studied Spanish, German, French, and earned a 320 hour TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate.

My familiarity with several languages, their origins and relationships, as well as a sound understanding of the English language and literature provides solid ground for my teaching.

My phonics instruction is based on the mastery of 74 basic phonograms and their sounds. I integrate reading, writing, phonics, and spelling and strive to make it as relevant as possible to each learner's interests.

I am a compassionate life-long learner who loves to help others achieve their goals.
My experience includes over 20 years in public education, 8 years in private education, and teaching abroad. I hold certifications in K-12 Art, Gifted Education, and Library Media in which I earned National Board Certification. I hold two Master degrees, one in Education and the other in Library Science.

I have studied Spanish, German,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saluda, NC 28773
Background Check: Passed

"Very professional and nice"

- Stacy, Hendersonville, NC on 5/23/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
IELTS, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, 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.

Common Core

I am a National Board Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Library Science. I taught weekly library classes based on familiarity and experience with Common Core Standards in Grades K-5. I used the Common Core ELA (English Language Arts) standards in Reading: (Literature, Informational Text, Foundational Skills), Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language and integrated across subject areas.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach K-12 Art, Academically Gifted and Library Media in the State of North Carolina. In teaching Academically Gifted and Library Media classes, I must be familiar with the entire Standard Course of Study, including the Common Core. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media. I have over 20 years experience teaching elementary students in the public school system.

ESL/ESOL

My degrees and certifications include an MA in Education and Masters Degree in Library Science. My career in teaching has included over 20 years in public education, 8 years in private education, 3 years in mediation. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. My TEFL certificate included in an Advanced 120 hour online course and the 200 hours of observed teaching practice.

Phonics

When I first began teaching, I was certified in the Orton-Gillingham method. In the last year, I studied Denise Eide's The Logic of English, which is based on the Orton-Gillingham method and includes many new instructional materials. The one I use mostly in my tutoring is the iPad app which provides practice in pronouncing and identifying each of the 74 basic phonograms required for understanding English words. From these I have developed word lists that relate to the fluency work that each student is doing. I would add other materials as appropriate for each student. Eide offers teachers free staff development on YouTube. I completed all of this and purchased her training manual. Her methods have proven popular and successful with my students.

Carleton College
BA Studio Art
East Carolina University
Master's
Converse College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Carleton College (BA Studio Art)

East Carolina University (Master's)

Converse College (Graduate Coursework)

Very professional and nice

Kate was great working with my daughter. She came really prepared, and my daughter seemed to enjoy working with her. With Kate's help, I cannot wait to see how much my daughter progresses this summer. Thanks so much!

— Stacy, Hendersonville, NC on 5/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Ask about special pricing for a series of lessons.

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 20 miles of Saluda, NC 28773.