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Katie

As your tutor, I am here to help you reach your goals, no matter if you're shooting for a better ACT reading score or to conquer some tricky French conjugations. I will provide expertise in both English and French and use my tutoring experience and graduate studies in education to help you succeed.

When working with a student, I aim to identify their learning style and strengths and use this information to maximize outcomes. My teaching strategies are flexible, allowing me to adapt to whatever my students bring to the table. I also believe in the power of setting goals. When students have a clear vision of what they hope to gain out of tutoring, sessions become more effective and students see results more quickly. Finally, I strive to take complex problems and make them simple for students, with clear explanations and helpful tips and tricks.

In 2013, I graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a double major in French and foreign affairs. While at UVA, I spent six months in Lyon, France, published a research paper in French, and took French graduate courses. As a foreign affairs major, I crafted research and response papers and earned excellent marks on my grammar and writing style. During my undergraduate years, I switched over from being my family's French tutor and English grammarian to a volunteer ESL tutor. For three years, I tutored refugees and French adults in English. In summer 2014, I was accepted to study language education at DePaul University. My goal is to ultimately become a secondary French and English language teacher.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Virginia-Main Campus - BA, French and Foreign Affairs

Graduate Degree:

 DePaul University - MA, Bilingual/Bicultural Education

ACT English: 34

ACT Reading: 34

English, French, reading, writing, triathlons, biking, yoga, traveling, hiking

AP French

College English

Conversational French

French 1

High School English

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization