I am a certified English Language Arts teacher for grades 6 - 12. I have taught English Language Arts for the past 7 years and am well acquainted with the Common Core State Standards. In addition to being a teacher, I also write English Language Arts curriculum for my school district, so I have a solid understanding of the literacy skills students need as they progress through secondary school.
I also hold a Master's degree in special education for students with learning disabilities who access the general education curriculum. I am up-to-date on learning strategies for students with dyslexia.
Outside of my full-time teaching job I have tutored students ranging from 3rd to 11th grade, so I do have an understanding of the different literacy needs of students across the K-12 spectrum.
I love seeing students become more confident in their reading and writing skills, and as a result, in themselves as life-long learners.
Reading is one of my greatest loves. There's nothing like a reluctant reader finishing his or her first chapter book or finding a book series they love.
Katie was great in establishing relationship with my child and was able to provide necessary support to achieve 20/20 on all spelling tests.
Katie helped my ADHD, dsylexic child succeed! She helped track assignments and organize binders. She tutored homework in multiple classes. What a gem! My child felt empowered and looked forward to their sessions.
First I like to find out the student's goals and what they want to get out of tutoring. Then I request work samples if they want to focus on writing or give a reading diagnostic to gain a better understanding of the student's reading abilities.
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