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Katharine D.

Salt Lake City, UT

$36/hour

Private English tutor-loves kids!

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Background check passed as of 10/3/16
4.6 average from 14 ratings

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Univesity of Utah
Psychology

Education

Univesity of Utah (Psychology)

About Katharine

My name is Katharine, and I specialize in tutoring English. I've tutored independently for 6 years, and generally work with children, grades 1-12. I specialize in English, and teach vocabulary, spelling and reading fundamentals. For my first session with each pupil, I do an assessment of their reading skills to determine their ability level, and then I customize my tutoring methods and materials to suit their individual needs. I then develop strategies for learning that coincide with the pupil's abilities and interests, to motivate students who normally don't like to read. I also provide incentives for good progress each week, and let the parent choose what type of reward is appropriate for their child.

My college major is Psychology, and I take the time to utilize my knowledge of thoughts and behavior to enhance the tutoring process. I draw upon information I learned from classes such as psychology of adolescence, and personality theories to hone in on personality traits in my pupils that may require modification to improve the study habits and overall progress of my students.

I enjoy my job, and I especially love working with children, who seem to love me back. I'm very flexible, and will work with you to find a time that is most convenient for you. I will come to your home if you prefer. I have excellent English proficiency skills. I scored 115% on vocabulary, 99% on reading and 32 in English skills on my college entrance report from Dixie College. I'm ready and willing to work, and look forward to hearing from you soon!
My name is Katharine, and I specialize in tutoring English. I've tutored independently for 6 years, and generally work with children, grades 1-12. I specialize in English, and teach vocabulary, Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy,
Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics, Nutrition, Physics, Physiology,
Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Music:
General Music, Music History
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS, Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
College Counseling, GMAT, IELTS, MCAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, Geography, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I took an English evaluation exam in college, and scored a 32, which is a nearly perfect score. I also achieved a score of 99% in reading, and 115% in vocabulary.

ACT Reading

I have been certified in ACT reading, and I received a score of
99% in reading on my college entrance exam. I also teach grammar, spelling, and writing skills, and have been certified in each. I really enjoy working one-on-one with my pupils, and am enthused about what I do.

Anatomy

I received a score of 100% on my anatomy certification exam on Wyzant.com. I also work to help my students improve their ability to focus to improve their study skills and improve their academic performance.

Biology

I am interested in biology and have done well scholastically in the subject throughout my educational experiences from high school and college.

English

I passed my WyzAnt exam in vocabulary with a score of 100%. I received a score of 99% in reading and 100% in vocabulary on my college entrance exams. I recently finished writing my first book, and am skilled in grammar, syntax, and sentence structure.

ESL/ESOL

I have also tutored an elderly woman who never learned to read when she was younger.

I love helping people reach their potential, especially adults who want to obtain a higher degree of mastery in all aspects of English.

Grammar

I scored 100% in vocabulary on my college entrance exam, and 99% in reading. I received the equivalent of a 32 on an ACT exam. This is a nearly perfect score.

Phonics

I have been a private English tutor for several years. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and spelling skill building. I've received high marks in English throughout my education, and have certified on this website for grammar and vocabulary. I use phonics to help my pupils
understand how words are pronounced, which aids in reading. I feel fully qualified to teach this subject.

Physiology

I certified in Physiology with a score of 100%, and am very interested in the subject. I had some medical assistant training in the past before I joined this website as a tutor.

Proofreading

I received a score of 99% in reading on my college entrance test. I also received a score of 100% in vocabulary on this same exam.

Reading

I have certified in reading, with a high score on my exam. I also received 100% on my qualifying exam in vocabulary, and have taken and passed my qualifying exam in grammar with a higher than average score.

Study Skills

I have been a private tutor for nearly 6 years. I try to customize my tutoring sessions to fit the individual needs of each student, according to their personalities and abilities. I enjoy working with children and young adults, and have devised many creative strategies to maximize my pupils' learning potential and success, including parent approved reward incentives, and positive, consistent feedback. I majored in psychology at the U. of U., and use my studies to understand behavior and learning disabilities, and formulate effective solutions for my students.

Vocabulary

I scored 99% for reading on my college entrance exams at Dixie State College and 100% on the same test for vocabulary.

Writing

I am a WyzAnt English tutor with a vocabulary score of 100%. I received a score of 100% in vocabulary, and a score of 99% in reading on my college entrance test at Dixie State College.

I have also finished writing my first book, and I have won first place in two amateur writing contests. Writing is a subject for which I have a natural affinity, and I enjoy the creative process involved in crafting poems and short stories.

Univesity of Utah
Psychology

Education

Univesity of Utah (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $36.00

Travel policy

Katharine will travel within 15 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84111.