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Cathleen H.

Sterling, VA

$45/hour

Retired Professional and Mother of 2 with Tutoring Experience

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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University at Albany
Atmospheric Science
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University at Albany (Atmospheric Science)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About Cathleen

I recently retired from a 35 year federal career where I served as a physical scientist, analyst and policy advisor. I have also worked as a writer and editor. I have two wonderful adult children and a seven month old grandson. I love education, love to learn and love teaching children and young adults. With the encouragement of several good friends who are educators I am planning to earn my Virginia teaching certification.
I can help you or your child with comprehension. I am a proponent of observing and understanding how individuals learn and process information and then presenting the information in an appropriate way for their unique needs. I looking forward to working with you.

I have a minor in math and scored in the 90s in all NY state regents examinations when in high school. I like to use fun and practical examples, visualization and other methods to lower the intimidation factor that math sometimes creates. Earlier in my career I was a volunteer tutor to include algebra and geometry.

My undergraduate degree is in Atmospheric Science. As the Valedictorian of my class I had many options academically. I chose my major because I was fascinated by the environment and by the weather. Science is all around us and inside us. I not only have an academic background in the physical sciences I retain an excitement and appreciation for these subjects that I hope is infectious.

I have been employed as a freelance writer and editor. I am also a creative writer and avid reader myself. I have previous experience as a reading tutor and am the parent of a child with a reading comprehension challenges.

As noted, I have a B.S. in a physical science. This includes coursework in physics, chemistry and geology as well as meteorology. I feel comfortable helping young people build a foundation for understanding science at the elementary level. When my children were young I developed a presentation on weather complete with props so that students could personify a number of conditions and actions in the atmosphere and then showed them how they might interact and create different outcomes.

I have so much enthusiasm and energy for education at all levels. Don't hesitate to contact me about the subject or concept that's challenging for you. Together we can find a way. I am sure we can make sense of it, put it in context and get you on track. I believe in you.
I recently retired from a 35 year federal career where I served as a physical scientist, analyst and policy advisor. I have also worked as a writer and editor. I have two wonderful adult children and a seven month old grandson. I love education, love to learn and love teaching children and young adults. With the encouragement of several good Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sterling, VA 20166
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
Science:
Physical Science
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

University at Albany
Atmospheric Science
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University at Albany (Atmospheric Science)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cathleen will travel within 10 miles of Sterling, VA 20166.