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I'm a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle where I received my MFA in Acting from the School of Drama. I did my
undergraduate work in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Since relocating to Manhattan from the West Coast, I've had the great fortune to teach in a variety of settings-- from private
tutoring, to lead teaching at ESL Language Schools, to leading literacy-based theater residencies in the public school system. My earliest
teaching experiences were in college-level English and ESL-- I'm a CELTA-certified ESL teacher, and have always been passionate about
language and literacy. In recent years, however, I've also been working more and more on privately tutoring Language Arts, Humanities,
and Test Prep (SAT, AP, TOEFL) with students at the middle and high school level. I love the challenge of tailoring my lessons to an individual student's needs, and the rewarding process of helping a student find the specific approach and skill set that works for him or her. I think
it's vitally important to give my students the skills they need to go on and work independently-- so I look at tutoring as part
of the developmental process that will have lasting, tangible results.
As a parallel to my teaching work, I'm an actor and playwright. In my spare time I love exploring new neighborhoods, traveling, cooking
(and eating!) and watching movies.

Katharine’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Theater/Performance Studies

Graduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Master of Fine Arts, Acting

Test Scores

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 720

SAT Writing: 770

SAT Subject Test in French: 750

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 750


Theater, cooking, travel, museums, dogs, movies, exercise (yoga/pilates, distance running, weight training)

Tutoring Subjects

Advanced Placement Prep


College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English

IB Theatre

IB Theatre HL

IB Theatre SL




PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking


SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep