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I'm a licensed teacher who currently teaches English, creative writing, history and yoga at a local middle school in downtown Salt Lake City. I graduated with my Master of Arts in English degree from Weber State University and have an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Utah. I am a teacher who asks questions. I believe that the richest kind of learning occurs when students learn to make discoveries for themselvesnot when the teacher hands her students all the answers. Learning is interactive; it is a continuous conversation between teacher and student. I challenge my students to discover their own voices through the kind of higher-level questions I ask. I set high expectations for my students and then give them the support they need so they are capable of reaching them. Teaching brings a lot of joy into my life. I have taught, mentored, and tutored students for over ten years. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with students, help them see the potential in themselves, and then achieve goals together. And I would love the opportunity to work with you too!

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Kathryn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Utah - Bachelors, Sociology

Graduate Degree: Weber State University - Masters, Master of Arts in English


Yoga, hiking, dancing, writing poetry, classical music, and spending time with my fiancé and our little kitty, Ruby.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

College Essays

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing


Persuasive Writing


Social Sciences


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization



Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I am a teacher who believes in the power of the process, not the outcome. I do not believe in having grades and outcomes drive my curriculum; rather, I believe in teaching in such a way that students become intellectually curious so that their enthusiasm for learning becomes the reward in itself. I am a teacher who believes that when students approach education with the right perspective--with an open mind and an honest desire to learn and challenge themselves--the grades take care of themselves. When I help students approach learning simply for the joy of it, their excitement and curiosity become the motivation, not the grades at the end of the quarter. When taught effectively, literature allows students to confront difficult issues they face in their lives and discover answers to questions that are important to them. I believe in creating a classroom that is a safe space; students know when they walk in my classroom door that they can share their ideas freely without fear of being ridiculed or judged. When students feel comfortable in my classroom, it facilitates good discussion because the students understand that we are all on the same team. The classroom is a place to share ideas respectfully; it is a place for students and teacher, alike, to question what they think they know so that they leave the classroom with a fresh perspective on literature and on life in general. A student who has an effective teacher will leave feeling like they have a better understanding of who they are--not only as a student, but as a son or daughter, community member, sibling, and friend.

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