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Catherine N.

Austin, TX


Experienced tutor in languages, government, social sciences, writing

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4.9 average from 370 ratings
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— Amy, Georgetown, TX on 8/13/11

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Stephen F. Austin State University
Baylor University


Stephen F. Austin State University

Baylor University (J.D.)

About Catherine

Want to improve your grades? Interested in learning a new language? I've been told I have a talent for teaching along with patience, tenacity and a sense of humor. I use the analytical and communication skills I honed in law school to break down information and explain it in simple, easy to understand language. I follow the traditional teaching method using explanations, examples and demonstrations but I also believe in the Socratic method. That is I like to guide the student through his own reasoning and analysis. Although some material needs to just be memorized it is a critical part of education to learn how to think. Check out my background. I would love to help.

My Services:
*individual or group tutoring in Spanish, French, English and
ESL all levels-can work with adults or children on grammar,
literature and writing as well as pronunciation in these
*tutoring in history, government, political science and
psychology at high school and college levels
*tutoring in social studies, language arts, science and math
at the elementary school level
*proof reading essays, term papers, compositions-all levels
*test preparation in above subjects

My Education:
*B.A. in French, Psychology and Spanish with Honors-Stephen F.
*Juris Doctor-Baylor University School of Law
*enrolled in an alternative teacher certification program for
high school Spanish and French and have passed state subject
exams required for obtaining teaching certificate

My Background and Experience:
*completed study abroad programs in Montpellier, France,
Quito, Ecuador and Guadalajara, Mexico.
*traveled and lived in France and Latin America
*taught bilingual 3rd and 4th grades all academic
subjects including ESL with the Nacogdoches Independent
School District for 2yrs.
*worked my way through college tutoring high school and
college students
*served as a simultaneous Spanish/English interpreter at
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for 2 yrs
*translated documents/website/pamphlets as part of my
duties while a staff attorney with the Texas Secretary of State
*chosen and participated as one of the scorers for the essay
English & Spanish versions
*of Latin and Anglo heritage and native speaker in Spanish as
well as English
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5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78731
In-person lessons

"Excellent Teacher"

- Amy, Georgetown, TX on 8/13/11

"Great Tutor"

- Melissa, Austin, TX on 11/10/15


- Phill, Austin, TX on 9/10/15


- Carolyn, Pflugerville, TX on 6/23/13

"She knows french but has bad time management"

- Lynn, Round Rock, TX on 5/10/12

"Very accomodating and knowledgeable"

- Kelly, Austin, TX on 10/1/10
Elementary Math
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Nutrition, Psychology
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
American History, Classics, Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Economics, Law, Public Speaking
Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Handwriting, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam, Common Core, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Criminal Justice

I have a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School. In addition to the required classes, I took enough electives to have a concentration in criminal law as part of my degree plan. Some of these classes include criminal law, criminal procedure, post conviction procedure, Juvenile Justice and an internship with the McClennn Co. DA's office. I also have a license to practice law in the state of Texas. In order to be given this license I had to pass the Texas Bar Exam which tests knowledge of criminal law and criminal procedure very intensely.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor elementary (K-6th) because I have experience teaching children in a public school setting. I taught 3rd and 4th grade for the Nacogdoches Independent School District for 2 years with an emergency teaching permit. Under the emergency permit program I entered in order to be able to teach in a pubic school I completed and passed with an A several elementary education courses at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Study Skills

I feel I am qualified to help students with the subject of study skills for the following reasons:

1. I graduated from college Cum Laude and in the top 10% of my class.
2. I graduated from Baylor Law School and passed the Texas Bar Exam.
3. I taught 3rd and 4th grades for 2 years for the Nacogdoches Independent School District.
4. I have tutored with WyzAnt for more than 3 years for over 900 hours in several subjects with successful results.

I have accomplished the above because I know how to study effectively and get well-organized when it comes to academic subjects. I know I have been successful transmitting my study methods because my students have been able to improve their grades after working with me.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Baylor University


Stephen F. Austin State University

Baylor University (J.D.)

Excellent Teacher — More than just a tutor. Catherine helped my daughter complete a French correspondence course for high school. I would highly recommend Catherine for any French language needs ...

— Amy, Georgetown, TX on 8/13/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78731.

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