University of Rochester (Ecology)
University of Toledo (Graduate Coursework)
In Massachusetts I worked in an elementary school as a math and ELA tutor for students in grades 4-6. Students that hadn't been able to meet with success in these subject areas were referred to me and I would tutor them multiple times a week. I spent time analyzing students' work on current material before meeting with them to see how they tackle academic problems. My initial work focused on filling in the educational gaps that would limit my students' ability to understand their current classroom work. Once these gaps were filled, I would help my students apply their learning and find the confidence to continue developing their understanding of math and reading.
My background in the natural sciences has given me an attention to detail and objective data-driven perspective that is an asset to my students. However, I also spent 5 years working as a summer camp counselor so I know how to encourage learning and growth through fun activities. I love seeing the joy in a students' face when they finally overcome an educational obstacle through their own hard work.
The key to being a successful math tutor lies in finding novel approaches to old problems. One of my students' favorite lessons tied together a study on volume and surface area with the popular game Minecraft! I find most mathematical concepts need to be taken off pen and paper and brought into the real world for students to develop strong numerical problem solving skills.
I spent both my undergraduate and graduate years studying environmental science so I know a lot of the big-picture knowledge goals in these areas. As a graduate student, I taught a lab for non-science majors that demonstrated complex ecological concepts through concrete cause and effect experiments.
I look forward to speaking with anyone who is interested in learning more about math and science! Together we can find a learning style that works for you! In Massachusetts I worked in an elementary school as a math and ELA tutor for students in grades 4-6. Students that hadn't been able to meet with success in these subject areas were referred to me and I would tutor them multiple times a week. I spent time analyzing students' work on current material before meeting with them to see how they tackle
Katelin was so phenomenal! Instantly won our 1st grade daughter over. Super personality, fun and professional. She took her time with everything and was able to engage our daughter so well. She's a great pick!
Taught 5th grade math and study skills to my 11 year old. Explained class taught methods and covered math facts to strengthen his overall comprehension and understanding of materials.
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I worked for three years as a tutor in an Elementary school in Massachusetts. My specialty lies in finding and fixing the knowledge gaps that are holding students back. I am very familiar with the current way math is being taught in schools and can explain these new methods to my students effectively.