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Kathleen T.

Bristol, RI

$50/hour

Tutor in English, Writing, Reading, History, Religion

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Emerson College, Boston , MA
Theatre
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
Master's
Boston University
PhD

Education

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Theatre)

Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island (Master's)

Boston University (PhD)

About Kathleen

Hello potential students! I have taught high school for three years and have been a teaching assistant at Boston University School of Theology for two semesters. In May of 2016, I received my Ph.D. in biblical studies. This is not my only subject, however. I've taught courses in religion (including Bible and general theology), philosophy (chiefly dealing with ethics), government/politics, psychology, and world religions.

I'm also a twice-published author. My co-authored books about Fort Adams have both been published by The History Press and have sold well. While I don't have a degree in English or history, my experience as a professional non-fiction writer can help students who wish to develop their writing composition skills as well as students who want to boost their grades in history courses.

Several years ago, I was a private piano instructor and would be ready to teach music again if requested. I have had a good rapport with my students and several have told me that the classes I teach are their favorite.

I care about each one of my students as individuals and want you to succeed. I will be firm in my expectations in order to help you develop important skills that will be useful to you not only in academics, but in your life in the wider world. I want you to enjoy learning for the sake of learning itself. I won't always hand you all the answers, but guide, encourage, and empower you to think and find the answers yourself. I will meet with you and ask what you wish to work on and what you think your biggest challenges areas are, and we'll focus on those things first. I will proceed at a pace appropriate to your level, progress, and workload; but I will require that you do the work. I'll help you with homework assignments, writing papers, conducting research, and developing good study skills. Occasionally I will give you short exercises to complete for our next meeting. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your learning goals.
Hello potential students! I have taught high school for three years and have been a teaching assistant at Boston University School of Theology for two semesters. In May of 2016, I received my Ph.D. in biblical studies. This is not my only subject, however. I've taught courses in religion (including Bible and general theology), philosophy (chiefly Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bristol, RI 02809
In-person lessons
Music:
Piano
English:
Bible Studies,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
French,
Hebrew
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

American History

I'm a twice-published author of historical non-fiction. My books were both published by The History Press. My experience as a high school teacher makes me well-suited to help students in their learning process.

Bible Studies

I have an MA in Biblical Studies from Providence College and am currently writing a dissertation toward a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Boston University's School of Theology. I have taught this subject at the high school level for the past three years and worked two semesters as a teaching assistant for the introductory New Testament course at Boston University STH. In my classes, I relate Bible passages to current events, politics, and popular culture by exposing students to films, popular music, literary references, popular expressions such as "an eye for an eye," news items, and various presidents' speeches that reference the Bible. Many of my students have said that my Bible/religion classes are their favorite.

French

In high school, I excelled in French and was a member of the National French Honor Society. I continued my French studies for one semester in college and proved my ability in the language with a 2-week journey to various parts of France upon my graduation from college in 1994. Though this was some time ago, I have kept up my "chops" in my current Ph.D. program, which demands that I be able to translate French texts in my research. I'm confident in tutoring beginning and intermediate level students of French.

Grammar

I've worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader.

Hebrew

As a bible scholar currently pursuing a Ph.D., I have taken a year and a half of classical Hebrew and must regularly translate Hebrew in order to do my academic work. My greatest achievement in this language was taking a graduate course in the Dead Sea Scrolls, for which I had to translate Hebrew without vowel signs. Since classical Hebrew is essentially the same as modern Hebrew, I feel confident that I could assist students in both.

Piano

I studied piano for about a decade and taught privately for 2-3 years before returning to graduate school. During my high school years, I received an A in music theory and earned at least one medal in piano at the Rhode Island Solo & Ensemble Festival. My specialty is classical music.

Public Speaking

My BFA in theatre (from Emerson College, Boston, MA) has equipped me with the confidence required for speaking before audiences of all sizes. My 20-year experience as a tour guide in various historic locales, my speaking engagements as a published author, and my teaching career have worked together to build on my ability to speak knowledgeably and confidently on subjects in my fields of expertise. My professional writing experience has also taught me how to create coherent and attention-holding presentations.

Reading

In addition to teaching high school for three years, as well as a few college courses, I'm also a twice-published author. My books, "True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams" (2013) and "Fort Adams: A History" (2014, co-authored) were both published by The History Press. I see teaching as a vocation, not just a job; and I love to see my students reach their goals.

Religion

In addition to earning an MA in Biblical Studies and currently writing a dissertation toward a Ph.D. in the same subject, I have taught high school religion classes for the past three years. These include Biblical Studies, theology, and world religions. I was also a teaching assistant for the introductory New Testament course at Boston University's School of Theology for two semesters and more recently taught a course at Salve Regina University entitled "Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions."

SAT Reading

I am a twice-published author. My books, True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams (2013) and Fort Adams: A History (2014), have both been published by The History Press. I've worked as a high school teacher for the past three years and have also taught college courses as an adjunct instructor. One of my chief goals in any subject I've taught has been to help my students learn to understand different scholars' arguments and to write solid academic papers.

SAT Writing

In addition to scoring approximately 780 on my GRE verbal section, I am a twice-published author and am currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation. My books, True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams (2013) and Fort Adams: A History (2014), have both been published by The History Press. My teaching qualifications include working as a high school teacher for the past three years and as a college instructor for two and a half cumulative years. I love teaching and I want my students to succeed in their goals.

Social Studies

My chief qualifications in social studies rest on my professional writing credits and on teaching a high school course in psychology. I have authored two popular local history books, both recently published by The History Press. I have also taught a high school course entitled "Religion & Politics in America," which engaged students not only in the historical aspects of the subject but also in current affairs and socio-political issues.

Writing

In addition to teaching high school for three years, I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader and am a twice-published author. Both of my books were published by The History Press. Sharing my love of the written word with students and teaching them how to write well is one of my passions.

Emerson College, Boston , MA
Theatre
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
Master's
Boston University
PhD

Education

Emerson College, Boston , MA (Theatre)

Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island (Master's)

Boston University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 20 miles of Bristol, RI 02809.