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Katherine L.

Experienced English/Reading Teacher

Experienced English/Reading Teacher

$35/hour

  • 75 hours tutoring

About Katherine


Bio

Hello!

I'm a licensed ELA / ESL teacher with over 10 years of public school teaching and private tutoring experience including teaching adults in a community-based program.

I specialize in helping struggling readers and writers of all ages with the “ABC’s”:

Academic Toolboxes - Teach Long-Lasting Strategies and Techniques
Building Blocks - Ensure Students Have Fully Mastered Foundational Skills
Confidence - Provide Encouragement & Meaningful Instructional Feedback

My personal philosophy...

Hello!

I'm a licensed ELA / ESL teacher with over 10 years of public school teaching and private tutoring experience including teaching adults in a community-based program.

I specialize in helping struggling readers and writers of all ages with the “ABC’s”:

Academic Toolboxes - Teach Long-Lasting Strategies and Techniques
Building Blocks - Ensure Students Have Fully Mastered Foundational Skills
Confidence - Provide Encouragement & Meaningful Instructional Feedback

My personal philosophy is that "time is of the essence" working as a reading/writing tutor because reading ability affects academic performance in nearly every single subject in school. I focus on establishing a good rapport with students in order to pave the path for making steady and measurable progress.

I strive to tap into my students' unique interests and individual learning styles to make lessons engaging and meaningful and to draw strong instructional connections. I send to parents of my younger students a short questionnaire asking about the child's interests and "favorites" in advance of the first session so that I may incorporate those into the lessons.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about how I may help!

“There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” ~ James Patterson


Education

University of Maryland, College Park
English Education

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified English / ESOL teacher with over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. In addition to successfully homeschooling my own children, I have taught ESL in the public school setting (elementary) and I have tutored elementary-age children, using games, story-telling, and imaginative play to teach a variety of skills. As part of the intake process, I ask parents to complete a short survey of the child's interests so that I may effectively personalize learning for maximum success! 📚
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I successfully homeschooled my children and then returned to public school education, teaching middle school and high school English. Please consider reaching out to me whether you've just begun your homeschool journey or even if you've been doing so for years. I offer English, Reading, and Writing tutoring, study skills training, portfolio/project reviews/recommendations, and personalized consultations.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked as a Reading and English teacher for students of nearly every age and for all abilities. I have had great success helping students pass standardized tests.
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

In addition to the qualifications I've outlined on my profile, I worked as a coach in my university's Writing Center.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked as a Reading and English teacher for students of nearly every age and for all abilities. I have had great success helping students pass standardized tests.
ACT English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified English / ESOL teacher with over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. In addition to successfully homeschooling my own children, I have taught ESL in the public school setting (elementary) and I have tutored elementary-age children, using games, story-telling, and imaginative play to teach a variety of skills. As part of the intake process, I ask parents to complete a short survey of the child's interests so that I may effectively personalize learning for maximum success! 📚
English,

English

In addition to the qualifications I've outlined on my profile, I worked as a coach in my university's Writing Center.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked as a Reading and English teacher for students of nearly every age and for all abilities. I have had great success helping students pass standardized tests.
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified English / ESOL teacher with over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. In addition to successfully homeschooling my own children, I have taught ESL in the public school setting (elementary) and I have tutored elementary-age children, using games, story-telling, and imaginative play to teach a variety of skills. As part of the intake process, I ask parents to complete a short survey of the child's interests so that I may effectively personalize learning for maximum success! 📚
English,

English

In addition to the qualifications I've outlined on my profile, I worked as a coach in my university's Writing Center.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked as a Reading and English teacher for students of nearly every age and for all abilities. I have had great success helping students pass standardized tests.
ESL/ESOL, Study Skills, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Study Skills

Special Needs

Phonics, Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified English / ESOL teacher with over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. In addition to successfully homeschooling my own children, I have taught ESL in the public school setting (elementary) and I have tutored elementary-age children, using games, story-telling, and imaginative play to teach a variety of skills. As part of the intake process, I ask parents to complete a short survey of the child's interests so that I may effectively personalize learning for maximum success! 📚
Reading,

Reading

I've worked as a Reading and English teacher for students of nearly every age and for all abilities. I have had great success helping students pass standardized tests.
ESL/ESOL, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

SOL,

SOL

I have experience teaching English and Reading in middle school and high school and have had successes helping struggling students pass the Reading SOL and the Writing SOL using a variety of instructive, strategic, and motivational techniques. 📚
ACT English, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Katherine has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Katherine helped my daughter with her writing, particularly the importance of planning the essay or story, prior to commencing the actual writing of the piece. My 10 year old was used to jumping right in, and winging it, but working with Katherine showed her the importance of planning her work.

Harry, 4 lessons with Katherine

Very patient and dedicated tutor

Katherine is very patient with my son who speaks little English. She prepared the context to make the lesson fun and of the right difficulty level for him. She kept interacting with my son to make sure he is engaged and guided him when he had difficulties.

Chunpeng, 5 lessons with Katherine
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Response time: 6 hours

$35/hour

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Katherine L.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Katherine

Response time: 6 hours