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Kathryn C.

Allentown, PA

$40/hour

Loves teaching adult beginners to TOEFL preparation and beyond

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 71 ratings
Great help in short time!!
— Bartek, Bethlehem, PA on 12/27/14

$40/Hour


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UT-Knoxville
UT- Knoxville
MEd

Education

UT-Knoxville

UT- Knoxville (MEd)

About Kathryn

Hi!

I LOVE teaching international adults! English is more than a language: it's a culture, too. And as I teach you, you teach me. I have taught beginners, intermediates, and advanced level learners in grammar, reading, writing, and listening. English conversation, business English, cooking, and music are some of the different ways I have used to help people learn.

I have a master's degree in foreign language education. The foreign language is English. I received this degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I have taught people from Japan, Korea, Brazil, Venezuela, Italy, Spain, Portugal, China, Thailand, Eritrea, Yeman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and several others as well. My travels have taken me as far east as Slovakia and as far west as Japan. As far north as Alaska and Iceland, and as far south as Barbados.

I am a Christian mother and wife. My husband is from Scotland, but we met in Portugal. My children are 15 and 11, a girl and a boy. We live in Allentown with our golden retriever, Lily. I enjoy reading, walking, thinking, listening to music, coffee with friends, watching movies and TV, and baking.

I hope I get to meet you!
Hi!

I LOVE teaching international adults! English is more than a language: it's a culture, too. And as I teach you, you teach me. I have taught beginners, intermediates, and advanced level learners in grammar, reading, writing, and listening. English conversation, business English, cooking, and music are some of the different ways I
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Allentown, PA 18103

"Great help in short time!!"

- Bartek, Bethlehem, PA on 12/27/14

"Highly Recommended!!!!!"

- Mike, Coopersburg, PA on 9/18/14

"Great tutor - Nice fit for my needs"

- Liz, Allentown, PA on 10/18/12
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

My training in ESL comes from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1992 I received my Master's in Education for Foreign Language with English being the foreign language.

I initially taught ESL in an intensive language school called CELL - Center for English Language Learning at Maryville College in Maryville, TN from 1989 - 1992. I taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students in grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. I also did this in Nashville, TN at the International English Institute from 1995-1996. I have also taught many private lessons in Tennessee, Portugal, and Pennsylvania. While in Portugal I taught EFL classes at Lancaster College but not in an intensive language situation. While there I was also able to teach at the university in Covilha 1992-1995.

Most of my private lesson students have been adults, but I have also taught middle school students. My private lesson experience has been over many years in many places 1990 - 2017.

I have lived in Allentown, PA for 7 years and have also taught ESL reading and listening/speaking for Lehigh Carbon Community College at the Donley Center.

TOEFL

I have helped several people prepare for the TOEFL examination since 2013. I prefer to have at least a month to help you prepare, but this requires essay writing on your part. Working from a preparation book, we work through writing and reading as well as speaking and listening. Thankfully the different parts of the exam complement each other so that once you understand one part of it, another part is easier to work on.

UT-Knoxville
UT- Knoxville
MEd

Education

UT-Knoxville

UT- Knoxville (MEd)

Great help in short time!!

Due to my busy work schedule and a lot of traveling it was not easy for me to find a tutor who would be flexible and would fit my busy travel schedule. Kathryn was very flexible and she was able to prepare me for TOEFL in a short time. Kathryn has a lot of experience with English tutoring and she was very helpful with improving my weak points for TOEFL. She was able to immediately pick up my weakn

— Bartek, Bethlehem, PA on 12/27/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 20 miles of Allentown, PA 18103.