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Catherine B.

Ridgewood, NJ

$50/hour

Basic- Middle School Math, Reading Comp., Writing, Grammar

Background check passed as of 9/12/14
4.1 average from 10 ratings
Very Patient...Great Explainer...
— JB, Ridgewood, NJ on 7/2/16

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Smith College
Economics
Montclair State University
Master's

Education

Smith College (Economics)

Montclair State University (Master's)

About Catherine

Hello!

I am a mother of three who are now in their 20's pursuing careers in their fields of study. I have been a substitute teacher in Bergen County for over 10 years. I worked in the investment business for 11 years so math has played a large part in my career! I have witnessed many styles of teaching math which sometimes generate confusion for students because of the leaps of thought required. I refer to the basic methods for building blocks of knowledge so that students can achieve mastery.

I help students with reading comprehension by asking key questions in order for them to sharpen their detective skills in seeking answers.

I take a soft-spoken approach with students to put them at ease and to help them believe in themselves. I help them to create an ordered list of problem solving techniques so that they can decipher most problems successfully.
Hello!

I am a mother of three who are now in their 20's pursuing careers in their fields of study. I have been a substitute teacher in Bergen County for over 10 years. I worked in the investment business for 11 years so math has played a large part in my career! I have witnessed many styles of teaching math which sometimes generate
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates for multiple sessions may be negotiated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient...Great Explainer..."

- JB, Ridgewood, NJ on 7/2/16

"Great teacher and very patient"

- Lolita, Fair Lawn, NJ on 3/15/16

"Extremely patient and thorough"

- Patricia, Pompton Lakes, NJ on 12/11/15

"Worth every penny and more!"

- Alba, Woodcliff Lake, NJ on 10/14/14

"Wonderfully Insightful and Very Helpful"

- Joseph, Ridgewood, NJ on 9/29/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
Medical Coding
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading,
Common Core, Medical Coding, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

I have prepared my three daughters and a couple of friends' children for the ACT and SAT. These tests are timed and require a quick analysis of reading passages and vocabulary exercises followed by choosing an answer by direct knowledge or process of elimination. I can help you learn to improve your skill at picking out the useful bits of information that will help you arrive at the answer more quickly.

Cooking

I have raised three children and have been a gourmet cook for many years. I cook from scratch using fresh ingredients. I can teach someone to saute, roast, grill and stew. I also bake cookies, cakes, souffles, tarts, pies, bread and scones.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Certificates of Eligibility for Teaching Elementary Grades K-5 and specialist in Math and Reading. I have been a substitute teacher in Bergen County since 2000. I subbed while raising my three children who have all graduated from college and are pursuing careers in their fields of study. I have also completed all but one requirement for a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. I understand the developing brain of a child and the need for flexibility in determining which teaching methods suit a particular student.

Elementary Math

I hold certifications for teaching elementary grades and as a math and reading specialist.

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored Chinese students who have limited knowledge of English. I would like students to do reading assignments I will provide.

Prealgebra

I have tutored children in math for several years. I passed the Praxis test for Teachers of Middle School Math which includes PreAlgebra, Algebra I and Algebra II. I have tutored middle school and high school math.

Reading

I have been a substitute teacher in Ridgewood for several years. I hold a certificate for Math and Reading Specialist in the elementary grades.

Tennis

I learned to play as a child and have participated on competitive teams for over 20 years. I can teach young children or adults who wish to learn.

Writing

I have a degree in Economics from Smith College where I took courses in English, Art History and Government that required a large writing component. I have also completed the courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching for which I wrote several research papers. I have helped students write college entry essays. I am an avid reader and enjoy a monthly book discussion group that is quite academic.

Smith College
Economics
Montclair State University
Master's

Education

Smith College (Economics)

Montclair State University (Master's)

Very Patient...Great Explainer...

Catherine is a great Math Tutor... Catherine assisted me in preparing for the 'Accuplacer' Placement Test for a few local college programs I was applying to for a change of career. I received my Bachelor Degree over 15 years ago so I had not touched Math in a number of ways for many years. With her great teaching technique, she allowed me to establish a good understanding of advanced arithmetic,

— JB, Ridgewood, NJ on 7/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates for multiple sessions may be negotiated.

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 10 miles of Ridgewood, NJ 07450.