Hello there! My name is Katie and I just moved to Austin to pursue my teaching career. I just received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in California and I am in the process of transferring it to a Texas Credential. I would describe myself as patient, motivated and enthusiastic- especially when it comes to learning!
I am a teacher who inspires my students to be successful by creating a genuine interest in the given subject matter. Students thrive when they are able to make meaningful and personal connections to the curriculum. In order to create a genuine interest in the subject matter, I consistently create interesting a relevant real-life examples. While using fresh and fun examples, I break down subject matter into "bite sized" pieces that build on each other. By breaking down the material, information is much easier for students to digest. This strategy has been particularly successful for my students in the past!
While I have had a lot of success in school, I did not always start out that way. I struggled with math in elementary school until I had a tutor who broke down the material for me and made it fun, accessible and engaging. Not only did that tutor peak my interest in learning, she inspired me to overcome my academic challenges. It did not happen over night, but over time I gained so much confidence when I began to understand my learning style and figure out what worked best for ME. My former struggles help me relate better to students who are having difficulties meeting their goals. It has instilled a lot of patience and compassion for the learning process. I know what it feels like to face academic challenges and I am proof that simple yet effective strategies can help a student reach their full potential. I believe it is possible for any student to achieve their learning goals as long as they have the right tools and support to get there. As I tutor my clients I do not just teach, I listen. This helps me understand the best learning styles and approaches for my students. My goal is to make learning fun, accessible and engaging in a way that makes sense to YOU! I am always open to new ideas and feedback every step of the way.
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Bachelor of Science, Child Development
Graduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Certificate, Elementary School Teaching
Painting, drawing, reading, yoga and hanging out with my cat!