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I know that laughing with my students relaxes us both and builds bridges of trust so that when I correct them, they do not feel criticized and learn more readily. I worked for the Learning Advantage in Ct. for many years and enjoy people. In fact, I describe myself as an extrovert. I am a professional artist and hold a BFA/ed from Syracuse Univ. and a Masters in Special Ed. from the College of New Rochelle. I am fortunate to hold TEFL and Orton Gillingham certifications, as well. Maybe because I struggle with learning French myself and have visited Spain and Italy many times, I truly relish ESL students of all ages. I do prep work before my tutoring sessions and when the student agrees, I give homework, as well.

Kathleen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Syracuse University - Bachelor in Arts, Art Teacher Education

Graduate Degree: Alamo Community College District Central Office - Master of Science, Special Education


My hobby is investigating the secret lives of the great painters. I want to give talks on that soon. I am also interested in improving my French which is my hobby. I visited Paris twice last year and it was wonderful.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

AP Studio Art: 3-D Design

AP Studio Art: Drawing


College English

College Level American Literature

Conversational French

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax



French 2


High School English

High School Writing


Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing



Public Speaking

Special Education

Spelling Bee