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Catherine K.

Huntington Station, NY

$40/hour

Catherine - Certified Teacher

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300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/3/11
4.6 average from 94 ratings
Very Patient
— Donald, Central Islip, NY on 3/28/17

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SUNY Stony Brook
Social Studies
Dowling College
Master's
LIU CW Post
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Stony Brook (Social Studies)

Dowling College (Master's)

LIU CW Post (Graduate Coursework)

About Catherine

I have been a tutor in history and English for over 20 years.

I am a certified Social Studies teacher for grades 7-12.

I have recently earned a master's in education in Social Studies and Special Education.

I have experience working with students with disabilities as well as with students who are mainstreamed.

I enjoy working with young people and like to make learning a relevant experience.
I have been a tutor in history and English for over 20 years.

I am a certified Social Studies teacher for grades 7-12.

I have recently earned a master's in education in Social Studies and Special Education.

I have experience working with students with disabilities as well as with students who are mainstreamed.
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Huntington Station, NY 11746
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Patient"

- Donald, Central Islip, NY on 3/28/17

"Not what I expected"

- Danielle, North Babylon, NY on 3/3/14

"ACT, Catherine"

- Michelle, Northport, NY on 10/20/12

"A pleasure to work with!!"

- Eleanor, Plainview, NY on 10/8/12

"A skilled professional"

- Kareeta, Rosedale, NY on 12/6/11
Science:
Biology,
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
GED,
LSAT, PSAT,
Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History,
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

I have helped students prepare for the SAT and ACT standardized tests - mostly the reading and writing sections of these exams.

I help students with test taking strategies and also with grammar, vocabulary, and word usage when necessary.

ADHD

I have been a tutor for a little over 10 years working with students with disabilities. I am certified to teach students with disabilities in New York State. I have worked with autistic students, those with Downs Syndrome and ADHD. I have experience with students with multiple disabilities.

Algebra 1

I have been a tutor for about 10 years and during that time I have tutored students in a variety of subjects including math (algebra) and science (biology) as well as social studies and English language arts.

I have also prepped students for the SAT both the verbal and math sections.

I am certified to teach in New York State both social studies and special education.

American History

I am certified to teach social studies grades 7-12 in NY state. I have worked with students on all levels including junior high and high school in history. I have worked with bilingual students. I truly love what I do and I believe in using various methods to help a student learn.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am certified to teach students with disabilities in New York State.

I have worked with autistic children chronologically aged 5 years through 8. Some were high functioning: attending public and mainstreamed: others were not.

I have worked with older children with Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's as well as others who were classified as special education students.

Biology

I have been a tutor for a little over 10 years and tutored most academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English. I have a strong background in biology and have tutored it for years as well. I truly enjoy tutoring in this area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a tutor for over 10 years and tutored multiple subjects and grades. I have worked with students on the elementary school level in math and writing skills in small groups and in after school programs.

Elementary Math

I have worked with students from K-6 in basic math skills.

I have used various types of learning strategies from the computer to visual prompts to math games to worksheets.

Everyone learns differently so that it is important to try various approaches sometimes.

English

I have worked with students in small groups teaching math and ELA. I have also worked in literacy programs for young people and adults.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with students in basic English skills as well as students with English as a second language. I currently work in a literacy program.

European History

I use various online aids and worksheets to help with teaching subject material. I have experience working with students in European History as well as Global and US History. I have taught these subjects.

GED

I have tutored adult students on the GED (all subjects) with much success. I am happy to say that the students that I have worked with successfully passed the exam. Depending upon the needs of the student I work with him/her on the exam itself and also work on basic math or English that is a problem for the student.

Phonics

I have tutored a variety of English reading and writing skills also known as ELA. I have worked with students in groups and as a one-on-one tutor in writing and reading skills including pronunciation, grammar, phonics, and sentence structure. I also work in a literacy program.

Prealgebra

I have taught Algebra and levels of math above and below that. I have created study aids to suit the needs of the student including things like number lines to explain the classification of numbers and the addition and subtraction of negative and positive numbers.

I also use an online computer website that helps to explain and provides worksheets for various levels of math.

PSAT

I have tutored students in the SAT and PSAT mostly in the reading and writing sections.

We go over test taking strategies and also go over grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure when it is necessary.

I create my own study aids or use what the student has as necessary.

Reading

I have taught English basic reading and writing skills in small groups to students in 5th and 6th grades and middle school. I have tutored students on all levels in reading and writing skills. I have a master's in special education and have been trained to help students with reading and writing difficulties.

Regents

I am a certified NYS teacher in Social Studies grades 7-12. I have been tutoring in the area for 10 or more years. I have taught Social Studies grades 6-8. I believe in using many modalities to teach subject matter as we don't all learn the same way. Some of us absorb information better visually than by the written word. Some of us would rather listen to information than read it.

I have just recently graduated from Dowling College with a master's in special education. I am very excited about continuing my education and being able help others to learn.

For these reasons I think that I can help individuals prepare for the Global Studies Regents and the US History Regents.

SAT Reading

I have tutored all sections of the SAT both the math and the verbal section. Students have significantly improved their scores as a result of tutoring. I teach test taking strategies and as well go over vocabulary, grammar, word usage, and the math skills that are needed to take the test.

SAT Writing

I have worked with students on the reading and writing section of the SAT with success. Their scores improved after working with me.

I cover test taking strategies as well as grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.

Social Studies

I have been a tutor for a little over 10 years teaching several academic subjects including social studies. I have also taught social studies on the middle and high school level. I am certified to teach social studies in NYS.

Special Needs

I am certified to teach students with disabilities in NY. I have worked with autistic, ADHD, and Downs Syndrome students as well as others.

I have worked with students on various levels and chronological ages.

Study Skills

I have been a tutor for about 10 years and have helped students to prepare for tests, develop strategies for test taking, and also how to read assignments for meaning (comprehension) enabling students to be better able to answer questions on the reading. I have helped to students to organize their thoughts and their work habits.

World History

I have taught Global Studies and have tutored social studies for over 10 years.
I have an in depth knowledge of history.
I could help anyone taking advanced placement history courses.

Writing

I have taugth basic English reading and writing skills in small groups along with math. I have also taught English as a second language. I have helped students prepare for the verbal section of the SAT which includes vocabulary, grammar, and word usage.

I have a solid background in English reading and writing skills.

SUNY Stony Brook
Social Studies
Dowling College
Master's
LIU CW Post
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Stony Brook (Social Studies)

Dowling College (Master's)

LIU CW Post (Graduate Coursework)

Very Patient

Catherine has only had one session with my Son. Within that short period of time she was able to notice his difficulties to figure a strategy to help. Very good instructor.

— Donald, Central Islip, NY on 3/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 20 miles of Huntington Station, NY 11746.