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Kathryn S.

Virginia Beach, VA

$45/hour

Experienced High School/College Level English Teacher

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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Old Dominion University
B.A. English
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (B.A. English)

Old Dominion University (Master's)

About Kathryn

I'm a full time English instructor with Portsmouth Public Schools; I've taught from the elementary level all the way up to College level composition classes. My specialty is in writing and reading at all levels. I began teaching because I love working with children, and I especially love helping them discover the freedom and power in the written word. Reading is the gateway to a million different worlds. Reading is my passion, and I believe a passion for reading leads to better performance in all classes and assessments, as well as increased empathy and overall well-being.

Writing is a natural extension of reading. It allows students to think critically and form their own perspectives on the world. Writing properly allows students to articulate their own thoughts and build self-confidence along with academic performance. While I love the classroom, it does not allow me to tailor my lessons to individual needs in the way that I enjoy teaching best. Allow me to guide your child into the realm of literacy, and you will not be disappointed.

I have a B.A. and college teaching certification (18 credit hours Masters classes) in English from Old Dominion University. I also have an M.S. in Education, with a focus on differentiated instruction. I have five years' experience teaching high school (grade 9 to 12, in person and online) and collegiate (composition levels 111/112). I also have one year's experience working in middle school (grade 8 inclusion) and another year substituting for elementary school. I maintain a current Virginia Postgraduate Professional level teaching license.

Learning involves application; my tutoring does not rely solely on reading and writing drills. Instead, regardless of level, I try to make the experience engaging and informative. You will never walk away from a session with me feeling discouraged or overwhelmed. You will always learn something new!
I'm a full time English instructor with Portsmouth Public Schools; I've taught from the elementary level all the way up to College level composition classes. My specialty is in writing and reading at all levels. I began teaching because I love working with children, and I especially love helping them discover the freedom and power in the written Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23452
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

English teacher and college adjunct specializing in composition, grammar, and literature.

Old Dominion University
B.A. English
Old Dominion University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (B.A. English)

Old Dominion University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23452.