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Kathy M.

Murfreesboro, TN

$30/hour

Inovative teacher tutoring math, reading, phonics, and vocabulary

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20+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings

$30/Hour


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Middle TN State Univ.
Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery Ed
Middle TN State Univ.
MEd
Additional work at various universities
Graduate Coursework

Education

Middle TN State Univ. (Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery Ed)

Middle TN State Univ. (MEd)

Additional work at various universities (Graduate Coursework)

About Kathy

I have experienced education as a student, a parent and a teacher. I retired with 34 years of teaching experience in the K-6 elementary classroom and in remedial reading. Outside of the school setting, I have periodically tutored students in elementary and middle school in the summer and after school.

I tutor because I enjoy helping students succeed. I specialize in returning fun and curiosity to education. Currently, I offer lessons in:
•Elementary reading
•Phonics
•Vocabulary development grades 3 - 12 (remediation and advanced)
•Reading in social studies and science
•Elementary math (remediation and advanced through pre-algebra)
•Elementary language arts
•Pre-algebra
•Elementary Homework help

I offer small group activities at reduced rates. I also offer ninety-minute lessons in a single subject for a reduced rate of $45 when my schedule permits.

This summer, I plan to offer several weeklong Math Camps and as well as a Vocabulary and Creative Writing Camp for advanced students and for students who are struggling.

I specialize in lessons and activities that are different from that which my students are accustomed. I go the extra mile to listen to my students, evaluate their individual strengths and weaknesses, and provide engaging lessons. I analyze test data you bring to me and incorporate that information into lesson planning. I use my extensive toolbox of teaching skills and ideas to bring out the best in my students.

I use educational games, technology, writing, and student reflection to lead my students to success. I make extensive use of hands-on manipulatives to make abstract concepts concrete, observable and understandable. My students learn how to learn.

I believe in high standards and respect. Both you and your student will be asked periodically to take a survey to tell me how I am doing.

I have openings for both home-school students and after-school students. I offer discounts for small groups. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, but I offer make-up classes when possible.

I do not travel to my students' homes; I tutor at the public library.

I hold a current teaching certificate for grades pre-k through grade 9, math for grades 7-12 and reading grades 1-12. I am also Highly Qualified for all subjects grades K-6 and for math grades K- 12.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery School Education. I also hold a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading Instruction). I have earned an additional 30+ graduate hours beyond my Master’s Degree in education, special education, math, and related topics.

I look forward to working with you and your student.
I have experienced education as a student, a parent and a teacher. I retired with 34 years of teaching experience in the K-6 elementary classroom and in remedial reading. Outside of the school setting, I have periodically tutored students in elementary and middle school in the summer and after school.

I tutor because I enjoy helping
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer discounted rates for multiple lessons a week and for small group lessons. Extended ninety-minute lessons in a single subject are discounted at $40 for if my schedule permits.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37130
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, GED
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

ADHD

I have 34 years’ experience teaching students enrolled in grades k-6. Twenty-four of those years were in a self-contained classroom. Ten years were in a Title I Remedial Reading pullout class.

I invested my teaching career in students in at-risk low-income schools. My classes always included students with ADD/ADHD as well as a host of other special needs.

I hold a combination of certificates. I am certified to teach all subjects in Pre-K to grade 6, and as a special teacher of reading in grades K-6. I also hold a license as Highly Qualified for math in grades k-6 in addition to all subjects in grades k-6.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 34 years’ experience teaching students enrolled in grades k-6. Twenty-four of those years were in a self-contained classroom. Ten years were in a Title I Remedial Reading pullout class.

I invested my teaching career in students in at-risk low-income schools. My classes always included remedial students, advanced students, English language learners, and students with ADD/ADHD as well as a host of special education needs.

I hold a combination of certificates. I am certified to teach all subjects in Pre-K to grade 6, and as a special teacher of reading in grades K-6. I also hold a license as Highly Qualified for math in grades k-6 in addition to all subjects in grades k-6.

I hold a B.S. in Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery School Education and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading Education.

In my 34 years of teaching, I have consistently gone the extra mile to keep my teaching skills current. I have earned 30+ semester hours beyond my M. Ed. from various universities. I have also completed considerable in-service training beyond the hours required each year. I have participated in numerous weekend classes and workshops.

I use active participation to make lessons interesting. I use educational games, writing, and hands-on materials to lead my students to success. I use authentic evaluation to monitor and adjust as each lesson progresses. Parents and students are given the opportunity to evaluate my performance as well as the student's progress. My students learn how to learn.

Elementary Math

I am certified in all subjects for grades K-9 and as a Special Teacher of Reading in grades K-12. I also am Highly Qualified in elementary subjects and additionally in math for grades K- 12.

I hold a B.S degree in Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery School Education, I hold a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading Education). I have 30+ semester hours in math, special education, and related classes from a variety of universities.

Handwriting

I have 34 years’ experience teaching students enrolled in grades k-6. Handwriting was a required part of the curriculum for most of those years. Even when it was not officially required, handwriting was evaluated and reported to parents on the report card. Teaching students to write legibly was a part regular classroom activity.

I hold a combination of certificates. I am certified to teach all subjects in Pre-K to grade 6. I also hold a license as Highly Qualified for all subjects in grades k-6. I hold a B.S. in Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery School Education and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading Education.

Homeschool

I am a retired teacher with 34 years teaching elementary students all subjects. I have more than 10 years experience tutoring pre-k through middle school students. I am certified to teach all subjects pre-k through grade 9 and math grades 7-12. I am further certified as a special teacher of reading grades K-12. I also am licensed as highly qualified to teach all grades K-6 except music and to teach math grades K-12.

Phonics

I have 34 years experience teaching remedial and advanced students enrolled in grades k-6. Twenty-four of those years were in a self-contained classroom. Ten years were in a Title I Remedial Reading pull-out class.

I make extensive use of educational games, writing, and hands-on materials to lead my students to success. I use authentic evaluation to allow me to monitor and adjust as each lesson progresses. Parents and students are given the opportunity to evaluate my performance as well as the student's progress.

Prealgebra

I am a retired teacher certified to teach math in grades K through 8. I also hold Highly Qualified credentials for grades K through 6 and for grades 7 through 12. My classroom experience has been in grades K through 6. I have tutored students up through grade 8.

Middle TN State Univ.
Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery Ed
Middle TN State Univ.
MEd
Additional work at various universities
Graduate Coursework

Education

Middle TN State Univ. (Elementary, Kindergarten, Nursery Ed)

Middle TN State Univ. (MEd)

Additional work at various universities (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer discounted rates for multiple lessons a week and for small group lessons. Extended ninety-minute lessons in a single subject are discounted at $40 for if my schedule permits.

Travel policy

Kathy will travel within 15 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37130.