National Board Certified Educator

National Board Certified Educator

5.0(1 review)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Hello there! I have taught 4th, 5th and 8th grades in the public school setting for 14 years. I earned a bachelor's and master's degree in special education from Illinois State University. I am recognized as a National Board Certified teacher and have tutored over 10 FAMILIES in all subject areas and grades. Currently, I homeschool my children and look forward to helping you be successful. Learning does not have to be boring, or tough!

I live for watching students achieve success and understanding, as well as becoming motivated learners.


1 employee
16 years in business
Serves Polk City , IA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo


Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner


Reading, Essay writing, Creative writing, Handwriting, Spelling, Grammar, Learning English as a 2nd language


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Jennifer N.

Working with Katie made family life enjoyable again. We had been struggling with our youngest son for several years. However, starting in 7th grade he was noticeably behind in English, specifically writing and arithmetic. Our son routinely had missing assignments or just performed poorly. The biggest issue was getting him to listen to one of us without getting frustrated and walking away. We then hired Katie to help. It not only reduced our stress but our son was more attentive with Katie. He seemed engaged when she was explaining a problem and had no issues attempting to solve it. After a short time, it was like magic. He was more confident and I could see him smiling when she was working with him. I can not say enough about Katie. He is doing very well and loves school.
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October 14, 2022

Frequently asked questions

First, I speak with the students' parent and/or teacher to find out about strengths, needs, talents, interests and learning style. We set up a meeting time and place that is consistent, not distracting, and where the students feels comfortable. We get to know one another with casual questions and playing a few games while beginning our work together.

Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in special education from Illinois State University

National Board Certified Learning Behavior Specialist

14 years of experience teaching for District 87 in Bloomington, Illinois

10 years+ of tutoring all ages

$40 an hour for in-person tutoring sessions

$30 an hour for remote tutoring sessions

Services offered

Reading And Writing Tutoring