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Kathi B.

Reno, NV

$40/hour

English, Reading, Writing, Computer Application, ESL, Spanish

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Secondary Education
English
University of Nevada
Other

Education

Secondary Education (English)

University of Nevada (Other)

About Kathi

I am a certified teacher in the state of Nevada. I am good at most subjects and graduated from college with high distinction. I took a wide variety of classes in college. I am an English major and have minors in Computers, Health and Physical Education. I also studied Spanish.

I have two sons. One is 32 and a Computer Science Engineer (taking after me and his father) and he is doing quite well in his career. My other son is a Sophomore. Both of my sons have done very well in school, and the Sophomore currently has a variety of Honors and AP classes and is carrying a 4.0+.

My main goal as a teacher, and a mom, is to get the students to learn the content/material. I focus on the student and how the student learns. I am flexible in the fact that I will create individual lessons that work for the learner. I think that is why I have had such great success with my students and my own children.

I love teaching writing. That is my forte. I tutored many students and many friends in college, and they all managed to receive A's on their writing projects. I am a high-level reader. I love the Health field and studying subjects like Anatomy and Nutrition, and I also taught these subjects. I taught Computer Applications as well. I have a Media/Computer company and can teach a variety of computer programs and applications including, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, web design using HTML and other web-authoring programs. I can teach document formatting, and I taught these subjects in the Washoe County School District for years.

I know a variety of study skills and can get students organized, which I feel is imperative for student success.
I work well with all-levels of students, even though I have mostly taught high school. I am not certified in Special Ed, but I did work in the Special Ed main office when I taught Adaptive PE in Carson City. I learned very much about working with the Special Needs students, and also was usually the teacher of choice by the Special Education teachers at the schools where I taught.

I treat all my students as individuals and feel they all need Individual Lesson Plans, no matter what level of learner they are. My son is actually a categorized Gifted Learner, and these types of students also need their own plan. I am half Spanish and enjoy the culture. I also think that it is important to know different languages, and I love helping students learn English both as their first, or second-language. I love working with students from other cultures as well, and I feel that the more one can communicate with others the better.

I look forward to hearing from you and creating an awesome learning experience. Have a great day!
I am a certified teacher in the state of Nevada. I am good at most subjects and graduated from college with high distinction. I took a wide variety of classes in college. I am an English major and have minors in Computers, Health and Physical Education. I also studied Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Reno, NV 89523
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Nutrition,
Physiology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Video Production
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, Career Development,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production,
Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Special Needs:
Autism
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Flash

Hello, I am a certified teacher in Computer Applications for the State of Nevada. I have recently retired from the Washoe County School District in which I taught Flash Animation for about seven years. I also have a Flash Certificate for a course I specifically took in Flash during my time with the district.

Autism

I am not certified in Special Education, but I have worked extensively with students in this population. I have been a high school teacher for 15+ years, and during this time I have had many students with varying disabilities included in my classroom. I also worked in Carson City as an Adaptive Physical Education teacher in which I worked extensively with students with all levels of disabilities, and all age groups. I worked in the elementary, middle school and high schools. I had a caseload at each school in the district. My office was in the District's Special Ed department, and I worked extensively with the OTs and PTs out of that office. I was also required to go to all IEPs and learned about this process very well. I also did a practicum for about 16 weeks at the School here in Reno that is Special Needs only. These experiences helped me tremendously in my high school experience, and if Sped teachers and Administrators had their choice for me to be the Special Needs student's teacher, they would put them in my class as opposed to other general ed teachers as they knew I had an ability to work well with Special Need students. I could get letters of recommendation if you would like. I believe that all students can learn. I am also a Certified Health teacher, and I have studied extensively about all sorts or disabilities. I know the characteristics of many of the disabilities and what types of care needs to be taken. I have had students from severe Mental Retardation to Autism to Aspbergers, as well as milder disabilities such as ADD or those who have a lower ability in math or reading, and also those who have severe emotional disorders and even had a student with Schizophrenia. I have also had students who don't have mental deficiencies but just had major physical disabilities. I thought about going back to school to get certified in Special Ed, but couldn't work it out timewise with my family and teaching job.

Business

I am recently retired from the Washoe County School District. I was in the Business/Career-Tech Department for most of my time with the district. One of the classes I taught for some time was called "The Company". The students in this class had to create a business from the ground up. They had to complete a business plan and then implement that plan. They had to do all phases of their business.

Career Development

I am recently retired from the Washoe County School District. I was in the Business/Career-Tech Department for most of my time with the district. In most of my classes we had Career Units in which we studied Careers and did research on those particular careers. Most recently I taught Health Science with students who were on a Pre/Pre-Med path as it was High School. These students were required to do an extensive research project on the Medical Career of their choice.

Desktop Publishing

I am a recently retired Washoe County School District Teacher. I taught Computers for the past 10+ years. I mostly taught Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Publisher. I am certified in Computer Applications. I am very creative. I feel confident in my ability to use and teach Desktop Publishing skills to students.

Nutrition

Hello,
I am a Nevada State Certified teacher in Health Education. I have been recently teaching Health Science Education in the Washoe County School District at the high school level. I just retired. I cover Nutrition extensively as I love teaching Nutrition. I have a definite passion for it.

Public Speaking

I have been a teacher for 13 years in which I have had to speak in front of many people. I also taught how to present when covering Powerpoint Presentations. I know how to project my voice and keep my audience's attention so as not to bore them to death. I also took Public Speaking in college and received an A. Before teaching I also was a Customer Service trainer. I have worked with the public for 30 years.

Study Skills

I am qualified in study skills as I have been a high school teacher for 16 years. I am organized and teach organizational skills as I believe it is huge when it comes to understanding what is expected from a teacher and in the classroom. I believe in active participation such as flash cards and making models, etc. to help the student learn. Good note-taking is a must as well as giving oneself the time to review. If the student isn't just learning the material for the first time the day before the test, that is beneficial. Time-management and proper preparation are very important in helping the learner to feel less-stressed.

Video Production

I have previously taught Video Production at a Washoe County School District high school for two years. I am certified in Computer Applications. I use Adobe Premiere for Video Production.

Web Design

I have been teaching Web Design for a Washoe County School District High School for the past 12 years. I am certified in Computer Applications.

Secondary Education
English
University of Nevada
Other

Education

Secondary Education (English)

University of Nevada (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Kathi will travel within 20 miles of Reno, NV 89523.