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Katelyn

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I have been tutoring for the past four years at Slippery Rock University and I have enjoyed every second of it. I have just recently joined the Varsity Tutors team and I am very excited to start working with students who need help in all areas of math. As a tutor, I have received positive feedback in the way I explain concepts and help students come to certain conclusions. Tutoring is definitely a passion of mine and I cannot wait to help you become a better student and see why mathematics is so wonderful!

Katelyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Masters, Mathematics Education

Hobbies

Running track, reading

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Calculus

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

College Algebra

Discrete Math

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

Geometry

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Statistics

Statistics Graduate Level

Summer

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a tutor, I love to see a student really understand a topic for the first time after struggling with it. I hope as a teacher that I can help every student come to the realization that they actually understand a certain topic. This is why I want to teach, and it is also why I have chosen to tutor. The main reason for tutoring and teaching is to introduce a topic to a student that they have never seen before and try to find a way to explain it to them that they really understand.

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

I would like to first get to know the student and see what their likes and dislikes are. This will give me a chance to try and incorporate things they might like into the different concepts I would be helping them with. I would also see what all they already know and understand from the topic we will be starting with.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would just encourage them to keep trying and practicing the concept or topic they are working on. Once they have accomplished understanding a certain topic, students are more likely to be excited to learn the next one. Also, giving them positive feedback is always something that will encourage them to keep going. Feedback and guidance are two of the most important things to help all students stay motivated and focused.