I graduated with straight As from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in English, and then graduated with straight As from DePaul University with a masters degree in education. I have been tutoring for eight years, and also work as a developmental therapist.
Tutoring is a joy for me. I form a relationship with the student and bring fun into the learning whenever I can. I believe that kids have to feel that you are invested in them and know them in order to really want to learn from you - and I hope I do that with all of my students.
I have recently tutored a student who attended a non-traditional school through grade five, and was many levels behind in his math education. Working together, he is now up to grade level and getting an A in his math class.
Every student is different, and I work to find the best way to get through to each person.
My rate for tutoring is $60 per hour. Thanks!
I have a lifeling love of learning, which I love to then share with others. I love that learning builds upon itself, and new concepts unfold like a mystery to be solved. I also love getting to know people and invest in them creating a better future for themselves.
Kathleen was very flexible. She tutored both of my daughters and was able to adapt her teaching to fit their differing learning styles. As a tutor, she is engaging and fun. My daughter liked that Kathleen "included breaks and jokes." This allowed my daughter to manage her stress level and kept her engaged with the work. I would definitely recommend Kathleen as a tutor. She is very loving, smart, and has great insight into kids. She's very good at inspiring and motivating them. Tutoring time was something they looked forward to.
I discuss with a family what their goals are for the student, what subject areas I will be focusing on, and what concerns and roadblocks they've encountered in the past. I spend time building up from basic skills to more difficult topics, giving the student the confidence of a firm foundation before tacking new ideas.
Northewestern University - summa cum laude (straight As) - Bachelors degree in English
DePaul University- summa cum laude (straight As) - Masters degree in Education
I work as a parent coach during the day, and once a parent who I was working with on behavior strategies for their child found out that I had a masters degree in Education, she asked if I could also tutor. That was the start and I've loved doing it ever since.
As a developmental therapist during the day, I specialize in working with children who have developmental delays and disabilities. But I also work with traditional and gifted students, and really enjoy all students.
Most recently, I worked with a seventh grader teaching him the ideas behind probability. Because it involves game-playing, these lessons can be a lot of fun.
Math: Start with the building blocks. We can always start and build that foundation and then move on to new concepts. It's the only way to tackle math.
English: Read as MUCH as you can. Being a good reader will make you a good writer. And tell a good story when you write anything.
1. What are your areas of expertise?
2. What is your style of tutoring?
3. How much time are you willing to give to a client each week?