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Kate R.

25 years of teaching all subjects to grades K-12

25 years of teaching all subjects to grades K-12

$45/hour

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I spent 25 years teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings from private boarding school in MA to public school in NH and VA as well as student teaching in England. Since I feel that teaching students is more important that any one subject, I taught all core subjects and all the grade levels from K to 12. I have strengths in Math and Science as well as writing but my primary asset is my ability to help students organize information, plan studies and break down complicated, intimidating...

I spent 25 years teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings from private boarding school in MA to public school in NH and VA as well as student teaching in England. Since I feel that teaching students is more important that any one subject, I taught all core subjects and all the grade levels from K to 12. I have strengths in Math and Science as well as writing but my primary asset is my ability to help students organize information, plan studies and break down complicated, intimidating material into manageable bites.

My strength in one-on-one tutoring is in my ability to related topics to thing that make sense in the world of the kids I help. I can explain Algebra like a lunch table and relate cellular biology to how a household functions. Additionally, I am able to remain calm and unflustered when students are frustrated or anxious about the work they have to complete. We work together to break down topics, celebrate the learning we do from mistakes, gain confidence from small successes and build toward full scale understanding.

I taught math to grades 2-10 with many years experience in pre-algebra and algebra. I have developed many ways to explain tricky concepts and I know why it's important to learn certain things in ways that will help make later learning easier. I can address most math concepts in multiple ways making them accessible to hands-on learners as well as those who need to hear and see directions, and talk out their practice and problems. This allows me to help every child develop confidence and skills.

I retired from full time teaching a few years ago and now I run a farm with horses, chickens, Air BnB rentals and I make crafts to sell at the farm stand. I have many interests and ways to connect with students outside of the the traditional school subjects and topics. And since I work from home, I am generally fully flexible with my time. Finally, in this era of COVID precautions, I keep myself very safe, always wear a mask and do not take unnecessary risk in travel.


Education

Earlham College
Theater
Antioch New England Graduate School
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Radiant, VA 22732
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree and 21 years of experience in Elementary and Upper Elementary teaching in a variety of subjects. My certifications have now expired due to no longer teaching but I have been certified in Elementary Education in Virginia, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught math at all levels from Kindergarten through Algebra 1. Math is my favorite subject and I have developed a number of ways to help students understand difficult topics in ways that make sense to them and are still mathematically accurate and will stand them in good stead for their future math classes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

Although I have not taught 9th grade Biology, I have a strong interest in science and was in fact a college biology major for a few years. I have taught Algebra 1 numerous times and tutored students in Algebra 2. As long as your daughter has text books to work from so that I'm sure I'm helping her in a way that will jive with the methods her teacher is using, I can definitely help with both these subjects.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree and 21 years of experience in Elementary and Upper Elementary teaching in a variety of subjects. My certifications have now expired due to no longer teaching but I have been certified in Elementary Education in Virginia, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

Although I have not taught 9th grade Biology, I have a strong interest in science and was in fact a college biology major for a few years. I have taught Algebra 1 numerous times and tutored students in Algebra 2. As long as your daughter has text books to work from so that I'm sure I'm helping her in a way that will jive with the methods her teacher is using, I can definitely help with both these subjects.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree and 21 years of experience in Elementary and Upper Elementary teaching in a variety of subjects. My certifications have now expired due to no longer teaching but I have been certified in Elementary Education in Virginia, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.

Science

Biology

Biology

Although I have not taught 9th grade Biology, I have a strong interest in science and was in fact a college biology major for a few years. I have taught Algebra 1 numerous times and tutored students in Algebra 2. As long as your daughter has text books to work from so that I'm sure I'm helping her in a way that will jive with the methods her teacher is using, I can definitely help with both these subjects.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

Although I have not taught 9th grade Biology, I have a strong interest in science and was in fact a college biology major for a few years. I have taught Algebra 1 numerous times and tutored students in Algebra 2. As long as your daughter has text books to work from so that I'm sure I'm helping her in a way that will jive with the methods her teacher is using, I can definitely help with both these subjects.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree and 21 years of experience in Elementary and Upper Elementary teaching in a variety of subjects. My certifications have now expired due to no longer teaching but I have been certified in Elementary Education in Virginia, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on understanding student behavior and brain function in ways that help them to help themselves learn. I have made a study of learning styles, organizational strategies, focus and attention development, personal emotional strategies to calm anxiety and stress responses, and ways for students to use their strengths to overcome their challenges. I do all this while making sure that students take ownership of their learning and understand why they do what they do with no blame or shame. This allows us to work together to overcome the challenge rather than having the student feel that the adults think they are lazy, stupid or disobedient.
Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

$45/hour

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Kate R.

$45/hour

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