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Kathryn K.

Narberth, PA

$40/hour

Seasoned tutor for Spanish, English, ESL (TOEFL), SAT Test Prep Skills

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/10/15
5.0 average from 87 ratings
Terrific
— Francisco, Devon, PA on 4/7/16

$40/Hour


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Bennington College
Literature
New York University
PhD
New York University
PhD

Education

Bennington College (Literature)

New York University (PhD)

New York University (PhD)

About Kathryn

Students do not always know what they can accomplish. With an empathetic teacher, they can come to realize that learning is one of life's greatest joys. I know because I was referred to as a "slow learner" in grade school. Flash forward and I hold a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literature from New York University. What changed? Research indicating that intelligence is not fixed at birth. For those of us who were told we would never amount to much academically, what could be better news? We are not the sum of our test scores. We are brighter, more capable, and more curious than we ever believed possible.

As the mother of an autistic child--and as someone who has tutored children who have difficulties in the mainstream classroom--I am sympathetic to children who need additional support. Have you ever heard the saying "my student is my teacher?" It is an approach I am passionate about because it is holistic. When a teacher understands what it is that makes a student click, the words "Do your homework?" are no longer the prelude to a battle.

As for my qualifications, I am fluent in Spanish, experienced in teaching study skills, and my areas of expertise are literature and language. I have taught both adults and children in the classroom and private classes. I am also a published author. Rest assured, I want your child to succeed as much as you do.


Please contact me to schedule a lesson. I require twenty-four hours cancellation notice.
Students do not always know what they can accomplish. With an empathetic teacher, they can come to realize that learning is one of life's greatest joys. I know because I was referred to as a "slow learner" in grade school. Flash forward and I hold a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literature from New York University. What changed? Research Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Narberth, PA 19072
Background Check: Passed

"Terrific"

- Francisco, Devon, PA on 4/7/16

"Knowledge and very patient"

- Andrea, Margate City, NJ on 6/6/17

"Knowledgeable And Flexible Teacher"

- Shuqian, Conshohocken, PA on 9/6/16

"Helped me a lot!"

- Beverly, Wayne, PA on 6/10/16

"Great progress, results are great!"

- Louis, Havertown, PA on 4/22/16

"Helpful & Effective!"

- Candace, Philadelphia, PA on 1/31/16

"Excellent Spanish Tutor!"

- Alison, Rome, GA on 1/22/16

"Amazing tutor"

- Milla, Bryn Mawr, PA on 1/18/16
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
Art:
Art History, Film
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Art History, World History
Special Needs:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I hold a B.A. in Literature and Languages from Bennington College, Bennington, VT.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a Second Language at Boston University, Berlitz, and abroad.

Grammar

I hold a B.A. in literature and languages from Bennington College. After finishing my undergraduate education, I went on to teach grammar to students of all ages and cultures. It is a subject I have always enjoyed studying and teaching.

Literature

I graduated with a degree in literature and languages from Bennington College, Bennington, VT. I have since gone on to publish numerous articles, reviews, and creative works.

Spanish

I hold a doctorate in Latin American and Spanish literature from New York University, NY.

Study Skills

While employed at Boston University (1991-1993) in the English as a Second Language program, I taught a study skills class. The assigned material aimed to provide a systematic approach to studying (note taking, organization) and familiarize the student with reliable references, modes of research, and library resources.

TOEFL

Former instructor at Boston University Center for English Language and Orientation Programs. The program is designed specifically for non-native speakers who must pass the TOEFL in order to enroll in a university in the United States.

Vocabulary

I have a degree in literature and languages from Bennington College, Bennington, VT. I am also a trained language teacher. Over the years, I have devised drills, games, and other activities designed to strengthen a student's vocabulary.

Bennington College
Literature
New York University
PhD
New York University
PhD

Education

Bennington College (Literature)

New York University (PhD)

New York University (PhD)

Terrific

It was a very pleasant moment, where we reviewed the homework and we made other exercises. I think it's good for me, and that I improve my English.

— Francisco, Devon, PA on 4/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 12 miles of Narberth, PA 19072.