# Kathryn

Certified Tutor

Kathryn’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Business

## Hobbies

Loves math!! Also plays field hockey and lacrosse. HUGE dog lover.

## Tutoring Subjects

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

Elementary School Math

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Patience, friendliness, and understanding is key.

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

Icebreakers!!! I would love to get to know the student so we could form a relationship. It is important that the student is comfortable talking with you so they can open up about subjects they have difficulty in.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I try to have them solve problems on their own first. I motivate them to keep trying even if the problem is tough. I try to teach students to not get discouraged at first when they see a difficult problem. I teach them to break it down and problem solve.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would keep assuring them that they can do it. I would explain they have to work hard to understand something, but once they got it, the subject would be easy from then on.

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

I would keep doing practice problems based on the concept. I would try to explain in different ways, maybe do some visual learning, too.