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Kathryn

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I am going into my sophomore year at UW Madison. I am planning on majoring in business or statistics. I have been working my kids my whole life from either babysitting, nannying, or being a camp counselor. I have worked with a variety of ages and I am extremely enthusiastic. Some more background about me is that I’m from a suburb of Chicago and I’m a hard core Blackhawks fan. I love lacrosse and field hockey. I played both of them since high school and play on the club field hockey team in Madison. I am a HUGE pet lover as I have a dog of my own.

I tutor mathematics for all levels up to Calculus. I have always enjoyed math since I was in elementary school and I love helping others out. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing a student finally understand a subject or a concept after a lot of hard work. I believe anything is possible with some patience. I absolutely live by the phrase slow and steady wins the race. I will make sure every student I work with will understand every subject down to the tee, no matter how long it takes. I love to get to know my students and look forward to meeting everyone I work with!

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

Algebra

Elementary School Math

Geometry

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Trigonometry


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.