I don't believe in a box check that fits into a "previous tutoring student" category. The fact that I am able to truly understand that learning is unique and embrace the aspects of that, drives me. I believe in this, because it took someone to believe in me so that I could become (degrees and all) the out of the box teacher and tutor I am.
I teach and tutor because it is what I am meant to do. I know when the time comes, there will be an, "ah ha" moment, and when that happens, it is the most powerful and important spark that solidifies my purpose.
Coach Kate initially worked with my son to pass his HSPT exam which is one of the hardest. Kate found his learning style and their sessions were always different and exciting in their approach. He still reaches out to Kate to say hello and thank her. I don’t believe my son ever believed in himself the way she made him see. We still adore her to this day.
Kate homeschooled my grandson from Florida online from Virginia. The school said he was at a 6th grade level with too many behavior problems, but she taught him all subjects that the public school would and at his grade 8 and behavioral health to do that.
I was accepted into eight colleges after working with Coach Kate and almost gave up with all of the essays and tests. Coach Kate was there even when I was so exhausted. She’s great. Always will be my Coach and the best teacher I ever had.
Kate took my daughter’s learning differences and gave her the confidence she needed to feel good about herself, and even ended up in advanced English after being in remedial English 3 months before!!
I don't feel that a typical and strict process is the approach to teaching, it's actually the antithesis of what I believe when meeting, and, working with a student.
I believe that trust is the basis of a working and productive relationship. That may happen right away, or slowly build as our work continues.
I like to explain my "rules against the rules" that I've noticed bring about a very questionable look at first, followed by comfort. Students realize they play a part in the process.
I hold five Master of Education degrees: English, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics and Special Education (all exceptionalities). As well, I have a B.A. in Communication, a Minor in Psychology and Minor in Sociology. I have taught, tutored and mentored for over 16 years.
ACT Prep Tutors ACT Aspire Test Prep ACT English Tutors ACT Math Help Tutors ACT Reading Help Tutors ACT Science Help Tutors ACT Test Prep ACT Writing Help Tutors Acting Classes Advertising Tutoring American Government Tutors American History Tutors American Literature Tutors AP English Tutors AP Psychology Test Prep AP US History Tutors AP World History Tutors ASVAB Tutors Audition Prep Lessons Basic Math Tutors