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Kathleen W.

Altoona, PA

$40/hour

Patient, Knowledgeable Math Tutor, Flexible Schedule

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/19/14
4.9 average from 147 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Eddie, Altoona, PA on 10/24/16

$40/Hour


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Juniata College
Mathematics and Computer Science

Education

Juniata College (Mathematics and Computer Science)

About Kathleen

I've (mostly!) loved learning math for a long time, from when I was very young and when it was not cool!
After completing most of the math courses available in high school here in Altoona, I earned a bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Science from Juniata College. For the past 7 years I've tutored students from across the country online, at all levels from Algebra I through introductory Calculus. This has given me hundreds of hours of experience in explaining concepts in different ways and using different methods, depending on what works for each individual students.

Although I said that I've loved learning math, I feel that I've had to be very persistent many times in my own studies. I truly believe that _any one_ can become better at learning. One of the most frequent comments that I've gotten from students is that I'm patient with them. I believe it's important, to let each student progress at their own pace, and put concepts together in their own way. I love seeing students understand a little bit more at a time and become more and more confident of their abilities!
I've (mostly!) loved learning math for a long time, from when I was very young and when it was not cool!
After completing most of the math courses available in high school here in Altoona, I earned a bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Science from Juniata College. For the past 7 years I've tutored students from across the country online,
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

$70/hr outside 15-mile travel radius. 30% discount on group lessons (2+). Lessons cancelled with < 4 hours notice may be charged at 50% rate. Missed lessons without notice charged at full rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Altoona, PA 16602
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Eddie, Altoona, PA on 10/24/16

"Very patient"

- Gaby, Mansfield, MA on 1/29/16

"very nice and informing tutor"

- Deena, Hollidaysburg, PA on 1/26/16

"Excellent"

- Raquel, La Mirada, CA on 11/4/15

"Patient, knowledgeable and easy to work with."

- Angelina, Altoona, PA on 10/12/15

"Kathleen is AWESOME"

- Robert, Boonton, NJ on 9/30/15

"Good Tutor"

- Jake, Altoona, PA on 1/23/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I've logged hundreds of hours helping students learn Algebra I and II. I believe in learning for understanding, and in quick mini-lessons to get up to speed in previous topics that may have been forgotten, like fractions. I can also help with finding the exact section of books or on the web that can help with more examples or for a quick reference in particular topics.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 continues the topics from Algebra 1, but sometimes it can present its own unique challenges, especially since students have usually had a summer break in between the two courses, if not more time. We can work together on topics that need reviewed from Algebra 1, and also tackle more challenging topics presented in Algebra 2 and beyond.

Calculus

I've helped students learn high school Calculus (including AP), Calculus I and Calculus II as a professional tutor on a daily basis, for nearly 5 years. I'm familiar with different methods of presenting calculus concepts and mistakes that students commonly make, and can quickly help students get up to speed in the algebra and trig concepts that are necessary at this higher level. There were definitely times in my learning process where I felt like throwing the Calc book at the wall, but I dug in and tried different approaches until I found a way into it, and I try to bring the perseverance I've learned into my tutoring!

Geometry

I've helped students learn geometry from many different levels, from basic understanding for prealgebra classes, to proofs and right triangle properties, to advanced level geometry dealing with transformations and three-dimensional objects.

Juniata College
Mathematics and Computer Science

Education

Juniata College (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Excellent tutor

Kathleen is an excellent tutor. She helped me get through Math 21 my freshman year and Math 110 my sophomore year at Penn State Altoona. I started out poorly in my Math 21 class after the first exam in which I got a 62 on. I knew I needed a tutor ASAP and luckily I founded Kathleen to help me on the next two exams in which I earned an 87 and 85 on. Finding and scheduling times that worked both fo

— Eddie, Altoona, PA on 10/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$70/hr outside 15-mile travel radius. 30% discount on group lessons (2+). Lessons cancelled with < 4 hours notice may be charged at 50% rate. Missed lessons without notice charged at full rate.

Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 15 miles of Altoona, PA 16602.