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Kathryn K.

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

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

$60/hour

  • 202 hours tutoring

  • Narberth, PA 19072

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About Kathryn


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Bennington College
Literature
New York University
PhD
New York University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Narberth, PA 19072
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/10/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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.
Spanish

Spanish

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

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Vocabulary,

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.
Reading

English

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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.
TOEFL,

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,

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.
ACT English, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

History

Art History, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

Spanish

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

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.
Reading, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

Spanish

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

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.

Most Popular

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

Spanish

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

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.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

Spanish

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

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.
Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL,

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.
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledge and very patient

Fabulous tutor! My son would not have passed Spanish without her meeting with him weekly. He loved her study style with her tips that were productive and helped him grow in his knowledge of Spanish.

Andrea, 37 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable And Flexible Teacher

Kathryn is always willing to listening to my needs and change our class style accordingly. She has helped me improve my pronunciations and listening. Great teacher!

Shuqian, 8 lessons with Kathryn

Helped me a lot!

she helped me with spanish, she taught me the technique of a word and the way to use a word. she helped me a lot

Beverly, 4 lessons with Kathryn

Great progress, results are great!

Thank you so much! Because of your help, I received an A and a B on my last two quizzes. I couldn't have done it without you.

Louis, 11 lessons with Kathryn

Helpful & Effective!

Kathryn was so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We are looking forward to working with her more! Thank you, Kathryn.

Candace, 19 lessons with Kathryn

Excellent Spanish Tutor!

Kathryn is a wonderful Spanish tutor!! She is very knowledgeable and kind. She made me feel comfortable from the first lesson and really helped me focus on getting better. She is very organized and well prepared for every lesson. I have no doubt I will reach my language goals with Kathryn in the lead!!!

Alison, 32 lessons with Kathryn

Amazing tutor

Kathryn is amazing. She goes above and beyond. She comes to every lesson well prepared and checks on my son after the class. I feel lucky to have found her!

Milla, 20 lessons with Kathryn

$60/hour

Kathryn K.

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