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Katherine

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I am a graduate of Bates College. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Classical and Medieval Studies before pursuing classics at the University of Pennsylvania in their Post Baccalaureate in Classical Studies program. Since then, I have studied intensive German at the Goethe Institute in Berlin, and received my MSc in Palaeopathology from Durham University in the UK. In addition to this, I am a certified TEFL instructor. I tutor a variety of subjects, but I am the most passionate about reading, writing and history. I am also very passionate about Latin and other languages. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, and I pursue new subjects with the goal of enriching my life and reaching my full potential. I enjoy trying out new things, and have a passion for ballroom dancing, fencing, and yoga. I am also beginning to practice Aikido. Another great passion of mine is traveling to foreign countries and experiencing new and exciting cultures.

Katherine’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Bates College - Bachelor in Arts, Classical and Medieval Studies

Graduate Degree: Durham University - Master of Science, Palaeopathology

Hobbies

trying out new things, and have a passion for ballroom dancing, fencing, and yoga.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

11th Grade Reading

12th Grade Reading

Adult Literacy

History

AP European History

College English

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

Conversational German

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

Geography

German

German 1

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Literature

Other

Reading

Social studies

Summer

Vocabulary

World History

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that the goal of teaching should be not only to educate a student in the desired subject matter, but also to equip the student with the skills to utilize the newly acquired information. Teaching should be informative, but it should also be fun for the student. It is very important for the student to feel comfortable with learning and to enjoy it as well.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I like to talk with the student at first to get an idea of where they are in a certain subject. I also want to find out what their goals are in regard to the tutoring sessions. I will also ask them to tell me about how they learn the most effectively. This is very important, especially when it comes to students trying to improve their proficiency in a foreign language.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I am very enthusiastic about the subjects that I am available to tutor in, and I hope that my own enthusiasm would help a student to become excited to learn. I also like to find ways a student can apply their knowledge of a certain subject to something practical in real life. If a student knows that what they're learning has some practical usage, then they might be more interested in it.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I tend to bring worksheets (some of which I have made) to the session for the student to work off of. I also bring any relevant word lists and charts for the student to reference.