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Kathleen

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I am a certified elementary education and special education teacher. I have a Masters in Special Education.

I love to teach Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, phonics, letter and sound recognition, sentence structure and grammar. I like to teach students good study skills and organizational skills to make them successful in the classroom. I have experience working with students who are both visual/auditory or both. I personally like to work with students who are having difficulties in their classroom with their teacher and teaching successful ways to communicate effectively and avoid behavior issues in the classroom.

Kathleen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Notre Dame College - Bachelors, Education/Theology

Graduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Masters, Special Education

Hobbies

Reading, Walking and going on a cruise ship to relax

Tutoring Subjects

Arithmetic

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

High School English

Homework Support

Math

Other

Phonics

Reading

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every child can learn with the right tools at his/her disposal.

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

Get to know the student more.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

With good study and organizational skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By making each lesson interesting.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

There are always different ways to help a student learn skills that might be difficult. The tutor needs to find for each student their level of comfort.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I like to take the passage and break it up so that the student can truly understands it.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Finding their interests and using it to help them.

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

There are always fun ways to teach a subject that the student may not like.