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Katie J.

Johns Hopkins University grad, proficient in humanities and Spanish

Johns Hopkins University grad, proficient in humanities and Spanish

$45/hour

  • 22 hours tutoring

About Katie


Bio

I absolutely love learning and teaching. I believe that teaching is one of the best ways to learn, and I think this is why I love doing it so much. I'm currently employed as an Assistant Teacher at an academy in Tacoma.

I love being a tutor because it gives me and my students the freedom to explore ideas in multi-disciplinary ways and make connections between things that you might not typically make.

I think I'm a great Spanish tutor because I love the language so much. I watch lots of...

I absolutely love learning and teaching. I believe that teaching is one of the best ways to learn, and I think this is why I love doing it so much. I'm currently employed as an Assistant Teacher at an academy in Tacoma.

I love being a tutor because it gives me and my students the freedom to explore ideas in multi-disciplinary ways and make connections between things that you might not typically make.

I think I'm a great Spanish tutor because I love the language so much. I watch lots of Spanish movies and television, I read books in Spanish, I listen to music from Spanish-speaking countries, and I have a subscription to two Spanish-language magazines. I even spent two weeks in Spain in 2014. I also take a Spanish class twice a week. I am really steeped in the language and the culture and I bring this to my students, inspiring them to take their love of the language to the next level.

In addition to tutoring Spanish in college, I also tutored government and economics, and social studies. I've worked at 3 different museums in education departments, teaching subjects as varied as American history, sciences like botany and astronomy, and art history.

I have taken both the ACT and the SAT, receiving high scores in the English and Reading/Writing sections. I took the test prior to the 2016 change, but I am familiar with the new changes and am confident I can help you achieve high scores in those areas.

I have always loved history and social studies. I have worked for two history museums and one historic house. I have a degree in History, with an emphasis in early American history. I think my love of history is infectious, which has made me really successful as a history teacher.

I hope something about me has sparked an interest in you! I am available for both in-person and online tutoring sessions and I have a very flexible schedule. Please feel free to get in touch.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations and rescheduling must be made in writing (through Wyzant messaging) at least 12 hours prior to the lesso


Education

Hanover College
History, Art History
The Johns Hopkins University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: I offer discounts for group sessions, special pricing for students who book three or more sessions in advance, and discounts for online tutoring. Discounts are also offered if we meet in my town.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Tacoma, WA 98418
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Art History

I received a minor in Art History from Hanover College. Had I completed a thesis paper and final comprehensive exam, I would have had a degree in Art History, in addition to the degree in History that I received. I also studied American Art and Architecture at The Philadelphia Center with a former Chief City Planner of Philadelphia, who was an architect and historian. I have taught art history in a museum education setting.

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years while a student as Hanover College. I tutored high school level Spanish as part of the AVID tutoring program at Madison Consolidated High School. For the past two years I have been taking a weekly Spanish class, where I have further developed my reading, speaking, and writing skills to an Advanced Intermediate level. I am knowledgeable in grammar (including Past, Present, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive and Perfect tenses) and vocabulary. I spent two weeks in Spain in 2014 as an opportunity to immerse myself in the language. I subscribe to two Spanish-language magazines and frequently read books in Spanish to broaden my language abilities. I also use Duolingo as a tool for continual practice.

English

English,

English

I received high scores on the SAT (600) and ACT (35) Reading/Writing/English sections when I took the test in 2002. The tests and their score structures have changed a lot since then, but I am familiar with the latest updates to the ACT and SAT and their new scoring structures as of 2016. Additional evidence that I am proficient in these areas: I was exempt from taking college level English classes due to my ACT/SAT scores. Excellent writing and reading skills are also usually found in a holder of two degrees in humanities fields. Outside of academia, I am a hugely avid reader. Last year, I read 48 books and have set a goal for myself of 50 books this year. I am currently doing the Book Riot 2016 Reading Challenge, to encourage myself to read books outside of the genres I am typically interested in. Favorite book so far of 2016: either Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay or The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
ACT Reading, TOEFL

History

American History,

American History

I have a degree in History, with an emphasis in early American History from Hanover College. My thesis paper dealt with the practice of contraception by female slaves in the Antebellum South. My focus in early American history (1600-1900) has also given me a very solid background in the history of Europe pre-1900. I have worked as a museum educator at two history-focused museums and one historic house, all of which focused primarily on American history.
Art History,

Art History

I received a minor in Art History from Hanover College. Had I completed a thesis paper and final comprehensive exam, I would have had a degree in Art History, in addition to the degree in History that I received. I also studied American Art and Architecture at The Philadelphia Center with a former Chief City Planner of Philadelphia, who was an architect and historian. I have taught art history in a museum education setting.
European History,

European History

I have a degree in History from Hanover College. In college I took part in a three-semester, 5-day-a-week class called Eurasia. In this class, we learned about Europe and Asia by looking at their history, culture, sciences, and religion, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the present day. I also took European history survey classes, covering pre-history to the present. My degree focus in early American history (1600-1900) has given me a very solid background in the history of Europe, especially pre-1900, as the history of Europe had significant impact on the development of the early United States.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a BA in history (emphasis in American history) and I have also tutored US government and economics at the AP level. My work in the education departments of history museums has given me significant experience teaching the social studies in non-traditional settings. History is by default an interdisciplinary subject and covers the topics usually included in social studies, especially government and economics/civics; geography; world history and cultures; and philosophy/religion. In college I was part of a class that was offered called Eurasia. In this class, which lasted for three semesters, we covered the history of Europe and Asia by looking at their histories, cultures, sciences, and religions. Social studies has always been a favorite school subject of mine and I feel very comfortable tutoring it.
World History

World History

I am very familiar with American, European, Asian, and African history. Please see all history category qualifications for more information. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

Homeschool

English,

English

I received high scores on the SAT (600) and ACT (35) Reading/Writing/English sections when I took the test in 2002. The tests and their score structures have changed a lot since then, but I am familiar with the latest updates to the ACT and SAT and their new scoring structures as of 2016. Additional evidence that I am proficient in these areas: I was exempt from taking college level English classes due to my ACT/SAT scores. Excellent writing and reading skills are also usually found in a holder of two degrees in humanities fields. Outside of academia, I am a hugely avid reader. Last year, I read 48 books and have set a goal for myself of 50 books this year. I am currently doing the Book Riot 2016 Reading Challenge, to encourage myself to read books outside of the genres I am typically interested in. Favorite book so far of 2016: either Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay or The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
Spanish

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years while a student as Hanover College. I tutored high school level Spanish as part of the AVID tutoring program at Madison Consolidated High School. For the past two years I have been taking a weekly Spanish class, where I have further developed my reading, speaking, and writing skills to an Advanced Intermediate level. I am knowledgeable in grammar (including Past, Present, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive and Perfect tenses) and vocabulary. I spent two weeks in Spain in 2014 as an opportunity to immerse myself in the language. I subscribe to two Spanish-language magazines and frequently read books in Spanish to broaden my language abilities. I also use Duolingo as a tool for continual practice.

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years while a student as Hanover College. I tutored high school level Spanish as part of the AVID tutoring program at Madison Consolidated High School. For the past two years I have been taking a weekly Spanish class, where I have further developed my reading, speaking, and writing skills to an Advanced Intermediate level. I am knowledgeable in grammar (including Past, Present, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive and Perfect tenses) and vocabulary. I spent two weeks in Spain in 2014 as an opportunity to immerse myself in the language. I subscribe to two Spanish-language magazines and frequently read books in Spanish to broaden my language abilities. I also use Duolingo as a tool for continual practice.
TOEFL

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English,

English

I received high scores on the SAT (600) and ACT (35) Reading/Writing/English sections when I took the test in 2002. The tests and their score structures have changed a lot since then, but I am familiar with the latest updates to the ACT and SAT and their new scoring structures as of 2016. Additional evidence that I am proficient in these areas: I was exempt from taking college level English classes due to my ACT/SAT scores. Excellent writing and reading skills are also usually found in a holder of two degrees in humanities fields. Outside of academia, I am a hugely avid reader. Last year, I read 48 books and have set a goal for myself of 50 books this year. I am currently doing the Book Riot 2016 Reading Challenge, to encourage myself to read books outside of the genres I am typically interested in. Favorite book so far of 2016: either Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay or The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
Spanish

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years while a student as Hanover College. I tutored high school level Spanish as part of the AVID tutoring program at Madison Consolidated High School. For the past two years I have been taking a weekly Spanish class, where I have further developed my reading, speaking, and writing skills to an Advanced Intermediate level. I am knowledgeable in grammar (including Past, Present, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive and Perfect tenses) and vocabulary. I spent two weeks in Spain in 2014 as an opportunity to immerse myself in the language. I subscribe to two Spanish-language magazines and frequently read books in Spanish to broaden my language abilities. I also use Duolingo as a tool for continual practice.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years while a student as Hanover College. I tutored high school level Spanish as part of the AVID tutoring program at Madison Consolidated High School. For the past two years I have been taking a weekly Spanish class, where I have further developed my reading, speaking, and writing skills to an Advanced Intermediate level. I am knowledgeable in grammar (including Past, Present, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive and Perfect tenses) and vocabulary. I spent two weeks in Spain in 2014 as an opportunity to immerse myself in the language. I subscribe to two Spanish-language magazines and frequently read books in Spanish to broaden my language abilities. I also use Duolingo as a tool for continual practice.

Test Preparation

ACT Reading, TOEFL

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Very patient and Kind

Katie came 18 times over a two month period to help our son who was failing Spanish. She helped him get focused and communicated well with our 15 year old, me and his teacher. She was very patient when he would get frustrated and pointed out all of the positives. His final test in in a few days and he feels confident.

Jennifer, 18 lessons with Katie

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