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Kathryn W.

Seattle, WA

$30/hour

Enthusiastic Pre-Health and Writing Tutor

3.7 average from 3 ratings

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University of Washington, Seattle
Microbiology

Education

University of Washington, Seattle (Microbiology)

About Kathryn

My goal as a tutor is to bring out the best in students, whether it be through writing, professional development, or academic achievement. To achieve this goal, I will work with my students to determine academic strengths, to develop individualized strategies for success.

I love learning, but I love sharing my knowledge even more. My true passion is for life sciences, but I am interested in anthropology, linguistics, and communication as well. My forte is in professional writing – such as resumes, cover letters, and applications – and in creative writing, though I am also able to assist with analysis. I am currently studying microbiology and anthropology at the University of Washington. My career goal is to earn an MD and an MPH to become an infectious disease specialist. My passion for learning combined with my love of communication make me an excellent tutor, and will make me an excellent physician. I believe that it is important for physicians to be able to teach to different learning styles and personalities to allow patients to make informed choices about their health. This is one of my natural skills, and I have continued to work to better this area of my life over the past several years. I am able to tailor how I present ideas to each individual student so that they are able to internalize the material in a way that is most beneficial for themselves. To help my students I ask guiding questions to lead my student to the conclusion on their own. Studies done on students have shown that this method is far more effective and produces consistently higher test results.

I am currently a writing tutor with the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs Instructional Center. The Instructional Center is a study center for UW’s minority population to receive help in their classes. Students come to the writing center to talk through outlines for essays, get help with the editing process, and advice on how to strengthen their writing. When reading a student’s writing, I look to highlight their strengths and address their weaknesses, while maintaining that student’s individual style.

I am the Assistant Director of Training with the COPE Health Scholars program at Swedish Medical Center. The Health Scholar program is for pre-health students to explore medicine at the bedside: we work alongside the nursing staff on different floors of the hospital, assisting with basic patient care tasks, such as feeding, bathing, taking vitals, and comforting patients. I oversee all training and education that happens in the program. Every three months I oversee 30 hours of training for new health scholars. Each training session, my team and I sit down to discuss what went well and what we can improve upon for next time. In addition to overseeing training, I also actively participate in training, giving a lecture or teaching a skill.

I have experience working with non-English speakers as a tutor in the University of Washington’s English Language Partner program. I was paired with a Japanese-speaking student, whom I met with weekly. Together we worked on pronunciation, vocabulary, and his confidence in speaking and writing in English. Although I did not speak Japanese, he and I were able to communicate. By the end of our sessions he was more confident when speaking English and his diction was more natural and colloquial. I learned from this experience as well. It is important to be able to communicate to diverse audiences, and before this experience I had very little experience teaching to a non-English speaker. This experience built my confidence as well, and I am a better because of it.

In high school I tutored in the biology classes, primarily focusing on anatomy and physiology. Every year, I helped with the pig dissection labs; I wandered from group to group, asking questions along the way to encourage deeper thinking. I focused my energy on groups that were struggling to keep up with the rest of the class and groups that were having difficulty with the material. In these groups, I helped the students determine their gaps in knowledge, and then asked guiding questions to encourage them to think through the problem in different ways.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or requests. I am excited to begin working with you!
My goal as a tutor is to bring out the best in students, whether it be through writing, professional development, or academic achievement. To achieve this goal, I will work with my students to determine academic strengths, to develop individualized strategies for success.

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Please contact me within 12 hours for cancellation with reason for cancellation. Multiple sessions can be requested back-to-back.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98195
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Microbiology
Music:
Flute
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Biology

Department of Microbiology - University of Washington
Research Intern - Seattle Children's Research Institute, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Lab Assistant - University of Washington Department of Microbiology
Intern - Swedish Medical Center and COPE Health Solutions
Biology Tutor - University of Washington

Flute

I taught flute for two years to several middle school and elementary school students. I have studied the flute for more than six years. In 2014 I competed in the State Solo and Ensemble Competition, playing alto flute in a flute choir.

Writing

Writing Tutor - University of Washington

University of Washington, Seattle
Microbiology

Education

University of Washington, Seattle (Microbiology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Please contact me within 12 hours for cancellation with reason for cancellation. Multiple sessions can be requested back-to-back.

Travel policy

Kathryn will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98195.