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Catherine N.

Experienced tutor in languages, government, social sciences, writing

Experienced tutor in languages, government, social sciences, writing

$55/hour

  • 1,748 hours tutoring

  • Northwest Austin Austin, TX 78731

"Excellent tutor"

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About Catherine


Bio

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...

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
languages
*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.
Austin
*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
portion of the TAAS(TEXAS ASSESMENT ACADEMIC SKILLS)both
English & Spanish versions
*of Latin and Anglo heritage and native speaker in Spanish as
well as English


Education

Stephen F. Austin State University
undergrad
Baylor University
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78731
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice,

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.
Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spanish

Language

ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish

Other

Study Skills,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics, Law, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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.
ESL/ESOL, French, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spanish

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (494 ratings)
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Reviews


great teacher!

Catherine is very nice and helped me understand a lot! We only worked for an hour and got a lot done with my spanish review. I recommend using her!

Amanda, 1 lesson with Catherine

Great study skills info!

Catherine gave my daughter some wonderful suggestions and strategies for how to study effectively for high-content classes. She is upbeat and encouraging as well as clear and concise.

Carey, 1 lesson with Catherine

Excellent Spanish tutor

I was very impressed with Catherine. She helped me with a Spanish 2 midterm review, and I really got lucky finding her through this app. She understood how to talk about Spanish and how it would probably be tested on my midterm, and she explained concepts I didn't grasp perfectly to me. Speaking Spanish is a skill a lot of people think automatically qualifies them to tutor others, but tutoring Spanish well is a different skill set. Catherine has both. I highly recommend hiring her.

Thom, 2 lessons with Catherine

Flexible and knowledgeable

This is only our 2nd tutoring lesson with Catherine, but her teaching style really seems to "connect" w/ our daughter. She's conversational and helps my daughter with little tricks and mnemonic devices to better understand and memorize. She's also extremely flexible with scheduling which really helps us based on busy schedules...

Christie, 13 lessons with Catherine

Good first meeting.

I am looking forward to working with Cat to reinforce my college class, and help with pronunciations. Hope to set up regular lessons soon.

Rachel, 10 lessons with Catherine

The Best. Patient. Explains corrections. Most importantly, put up with me, a very slow learner.

I can not imagine a better tutor. Catherine is fun to be around. Always friendly, no matter how stressful I made the class for her. Easy to reach by phone or e-mail. Flexible on last minute changes to scheduled classes. We live close enough to each other that she has even been willing to turn around and come back to our meeting location when I have been late to a class.

Steven, 638 lessons with Catherine

Knowledgeable with good leading questions

She quickly picked up on what my daughter needed help with and gave her specific pointers on her upcoming test.

MIriam, 4 lessons with Catherine

Great Tutor

Works with my son on his level. My son enjoys working with Catherine. Studying French is not a chore he is really enjoying it now.

Melissa, 57 lessons with Catherine

Amazing

Given my difficulties with learning foreign languages I found that Ms. Catherine's instruction was valuable and put me on the right path to get what I need out of the instruction. Her technique is based not on what she thinks the student should learn but more on what the student needs to learn with respect to their abilities. She is proving to be an amazing instructor.

Phill, 14 lessons with Catherine

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