Kathryn Frorer, founder and head tutor, graduated from Princeton University ’18 with a Cum Laude degree in Neuroscience. Kathryn has also worked as a professional actress and has a talent for engaging with people.
Kathryn received a 2390 on the old SAT, which converts to a 1600 on the new SAT’s. She also received a 790 on the Literature Subject Test and a 780 on the Mathematics Level II Subject Test.
Before starting her own company, Kathryn tutored with MJ Test Prep and Princeton Tutoring.
Kathryn studied learning and memory at Princeton, and incorporates her understanding of the brain into her tutoring style. She employs multiple tactics to motivate her students and help them tackle the material without getting frustrated.
I find great satisfaction in helping kids relate to and understand material they otherwise find frustrating. I have a knack for helping kids relax and focus into doing homework they normally try to avoid.
Fun and funny. I don't know how she makes my kid look forward to homework, but she does.
My son was just telling me today that his sessions with Katie are so helpful. Her style makes him feel relaxed and at ease with a subject that usually fills him with anxiety.
My daughter is working with Katie and says she is magic.
I speak to the parents about what they're looking for in a tutor. I then offer a free 30 minute session with the student to make sure that the student feels we are a good fit. I then schedule sessions with either the student or the parent, depending on preference.
In our sessions, we communicate either over Skype or Facetime. For writing courses such as history or English, we work over shared Google Docs. For classes that require handwriting, I use a website that creates a shared whiteboard so we can work out problems together.
Princeton University: cum laude bachelor's in neuroscience class of 2018
SAT Tutor at MJ Test Prep (2013-2014)
Academic Tutor at Princeton Tutoring (2015-2018)
Head Tutor at Master Mine Tutoring (2018-Present)
In high school, I studied the SAT vigorously for a year, and as soon as I finished, I turned around and asked for a job at the institution that taught me. I had received at 2390 (1600 on new scale), so they agreed. I found I really enjoyed tutoring, and I've been doing it ever since.
Elementary, Middle, High School
Students with Learning Disabilities
Make sure that your personalities match well. A tutor's job is to give the student one on one attention that they cannot get at school. It is imperative that the student feel comfortable to reveal what they do not know. I always offer a free 30 minute session to my students, so they can make sure that they feel good about our tutor/student dynamic.