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Kathryn H.

Patient, fun-loving tutor to help students reach their full potential.

Patient, fun-loving tutor to help students reach their full potential.

$60/hour

  • 514 hours tutoring

About Kathryn


Bio

Hi! I’m Kathy, but my students know me by HKat. I’ve been teaching in Montessori classrooms for 25 years and I love adolescents. I have a special affinity for working with younger adolescents. I understand their sensitivities and work to help each individual discover their strengths. My greatest joy is helping students get an AHA moment. I use a document camera with my students and I've found that this really helps with online learning.

I help students identify what they already know and...

Hi! I’m Kathy, but my students know me by HKat. I’ve been teaching in Montessori classrooms for 25 years and I love adolescents. I have a special affinity for working with younger adolescents. I understand their sensitivities and work to help each individual discover their strengths. My greatest joy is helping students get an AHA moment. I use a document camera with my students and I've found that this really helps with online learning.

I help students identify what they already know and coach them as they stretch into new areas and develop deeper understanding. I help students discover the why not just the how of problem solving. I practice an integrated approach to math studies as much as possible. Math is the language of the the sciences so it is imperative that students develop skills in math so that they can work and use those skills in science.

I enjoy helping students gain confidence. I believe that competence begets confidence, so practice is key. One important objective I have is to reverse any negative feelings that the young adolescent may have about math and science. I tell my students, “ A day without math is like a day without sunshine!”.

I show students how they can be problem solvers and that there always multiple ways to approach a problem. I've been teaching pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry for 25 years and have worked with high school students teaching Algebra II for several years as well as supported students to succeed on the math sections of the ISEE and SAT. I have also taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry in middle school and biology, chemistry and AP Environmental Science at the high school level. I have supported students with one-on-one coaching and tutoring as well as teaching an integrated curriculum throughout my career. I am a TX certified teacher as well as hold AMI certification at the Adolescent Level.

Before my teaching career I worked in research in molecular genetics for almost two decades. I understand biology from the perspective of working in biolo


Education

Wayne State College
Chemistry

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

History

American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with adolescents of all abilities for 25 years in classroom settings. I have extensive experience coaching one-on-one with students who need extra support as well as students seeking more challenge than they receive in a standard classroom.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for several years.
Biology,

Biology

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of biology from a practitioner's perspective. I have been teaching high school biology for 25 years in an integrated approach. With a BS in Chemistry as well, I can help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of chemistry from a practitioner's perspective. I've taught high school chemistry for 3 years and Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) 25 years. With a BS in Biology as well, I help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Geometry,

Geometry

I equally love helping students who want to move faster and go deeper than their school curricula as well as developing skills with students who are sruggling. One of my goals is to show the connections between algebra and geometry. Another goal is helping students realize that they can develop problem solving strategies instead of just memorizing formulae.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a special affinity for adolescents and I enjoy helping them achieve competence in math through developing mental math skills and general math literacy. I've been working with young people in math and science for 25 years. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have fun with math.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with adolescents of all abilities for 25 years in classroom settings. I have extensive experience coaching one-on-one with students who need extra support as well as students seeking more challenge than they receive in a standard classroom.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for several years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I equally love helping students who want to move faster and go deeper than their school curricula as well as developing skills with students who are sruggling. One of my goals is to show the connections between algebra and geometry. Another goal is helping students realize that they can develop problem solving strategies instead of just memorizing formulae.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have a special affinity for adolescents and I enjoy helping them achieve competence in math through developing mental math skills and general math literacy. I've been working with young people in math and science for 25 years. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have fun with math.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with adolescents of all abilities for 25 years in classroom settings. I have extensive experience coaching one-on-one with students who need extra support as well as students seeking more challenge than they receive in a standard classroom.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for several years.
Biology,

Biology

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of biology from a practitioner's perspective. I have been teaching high school biology for 25 years in an integrated approach. With a BS in Chemistry as well, I can help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of chemistry from a practitioner's perspective. I've taught high school chemistry for 3 years and Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) 25 years. With a BS in Biology as well, I help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Geometry,

Geometry

I equally love helping students who want to move faster and go deeper than their school curricula as well as developing skills with students who are sruggling. One of my goals is to show the connections between algebra and geometry. Another goal is helping students realize that they can develop problem solving strategies instead of just memorizing formulae.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a special affinity for adolescents and I enjoy helping them achieve competence in math through developing mental math skills and general math literacy. I've been working with young people in math and science for 25 years. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have fun with math.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

Science

Biology,

Biology

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of biology from a practitioner's perspective. I have been teaching high school biology for 25 years in an integrated approach. With a BS in Chemistry as well, I can help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of chemistry from a practitioner's perspective. I've taught high school chemistry for 3 years and Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) 25 years. With a BS in Biology as well, I help students see the connections between the two disciplines.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have worked with adolescents of all abilities for 25 years in classroom settings. I have extensive experience coaching one-on-one with students who need extra support as well as students seeking more challenge than they receive in a standard classroom.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for several years.
Biology,

Biology

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of biology from a practitioner's perspective. I have been teaching high school biology for 25 years in an integrated approach. With a BS in Chemistry as well, I can help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I worked in a molecular genetics lab for 17 years. I have practical knowledge of chemistry from a practitioner's perspective. I've taught high school chemistry for 3 years and Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) 25 years. With a BS in Biology as well, I help students see the connections between the two disciplines.
Geometry,

Geometry

I equally love helping students who want to move faster and go deeper than their school curricula as well as developing skills with students who are sruggling. One of my goals is to show the connections between algebra and geometry. Another goal is helping students realize that they can develop problem solving strategies instead of just memorizing formulae.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I've taught and tutored middle and high school students for many years

Examples of Expertise


Kathryn has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Catching up on geometry

My son was struggling in geometry and we decided we needed a new tutor. Kathryn spent about 10 hours with him over the past two weeks getting him caught up and ready for his test. He’s found her explanations helpful. Kathryn’s been very accommodating and easy to schedule with. She even took the time to make him a summary sheet of what he needed to remember for his test. We look forward to continuing to work with her for the rest of the year.

Kristie, 26 lessons with Kathryn

Great Tutor for both Math & Chemistry

Katherine has been amazing in helping our son in both Chemistry, Geometry & Algebra ll . She is patient and readily available to help!

Terry, 27 lessons with Kathryn

Great Tutor for both Math & Chemistry

Katherine has been amazing in helping our son in both Chemistry, Geometry & Algebra ll . She is patient and readily available to help!

Terry, 27 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor.

Kathryn was very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient! My was son was unable to connect online with his laptop however she was able to explain and teach everything to him through the phone. I was very impressed by the way she could teach without FaceTime or having to write things in front of him in order to explain. He understood her better than his high school teacher whom he has everyday in class face to face. I definitely recommend her and we will continue to schedule more tutoring classes. We’re thankful in finding someone who can teach with patience.

Karla, 2 lessons with Kathryn

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor.

Kathryn was very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient! My was son was unable to connect online with his laptop however she was able to explain and teach everything to him through the phone. I was very impressed by the way she could teach without FaceTime or having to write things in front of him in order to explain. He understood her better than his high school teacher whom he has everyday in class face to face. I definitely recommend her and we will continue to schedule more tutoring classes. We’re thankful in finding someone who can teach with patience.

Karla, 2 lessons with Kathryn

Extremely knowledgeable and extremely warm as a person

I have a teenager. Add the mention of a tutor, and you don’t usually get an enthusiastic response from them. My daughter is doing Advanced Biology and Advanced Geometry tutoring with Kathryn and I’m delighted. Kathryn made a Biology definition my daughter was struggling to understand (even after watching a video the teacher gave her) very easy (my daughter s words, not mine) . And I can see she is struggling less already after just 2 sessions. Katrhyn also knows how to get to people. When my grumpy teenager told me she wanted to have more tutoring sessions with Kathryn, I was pleasantly surprised!

Lisette, 3 lessons with Kathryn

Very patient and kind

Kathryn has been a really big help for me this semester! She explains topics slowly and thoroughly and is incredibly patient and accommodating. She will show you shortcuts but will also take the time to go step by step depending on what works for you. Lessons with her are comfortable and fun as well as educational.

Moira, 3 lessons with Kathryn

Very thorough and professional

My son had an urgent, complicated bio lab report that needed to complete. Kathryn spent 2.5 hours with him, thoroughly explaining the concepts and helping him complete the report. She also followed up via email to ensure the report is actually complete the way it was supposed to be. I would highly recommend her to others.

Sue, 1 lesson with Kathryn

Great Tutor

My son enjoys tutoring with Kathryn x2 weekly. He is learning a lot and has shown drastic improvement in his work as well with his grades. We are grateful to her.

Shama, 26 lessons with Kathryn
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$60/hour

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Kathryn H.

$60/hour

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Response time: 5 hours