Katharine D.


Katharine D.

Tutor

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Will travel 15 miles

$36 per hour.

4.64 14 ratings

Private English tutor-loves kids!

My name is Katharine, and I specialize in tutoring English. I've tutored independently and on this site for over 10 years, and generally work with children, grades 1-12. I specialize in English, and teach vocabulary, spelling and reading fundamentals. For my first session with each pupil, I do an assessment of their reading skills to determine their ability level, and then I customize my tutoring methods and materials to suit their individual needs. Next, I develop strategies for learning th... [more]


Biology

I am interested in biology and have done well scholastically in the subject throughout my educational experiences from high school and college.


Vocabulary

I scored 99% for reading on my college entrance exams at Dixie State College and 100% on the same test for vocabulary.


Grammar

I scored 100% in vocabulary on my college entrance exam, and 99% in reading. I received the equivalent of a 32 on an ACT exam. This is a nearly perfect score.


Reading

I have certified in reading, with a high score on my exam. I also received 100% on my qualifying exam in vocabulary, and have taken and passed my qualifying exam in grammar with a higher than average score.


Writing

I am a WyzAnt English tutor with a vocabulary score of 100%. I received a score of 100% in vocabulary, and a score of 99% in reading on my college entrance test at Dixie State College. I have also finished writing my first book, and I have won first place in two amateur writing contests. Writing is a subject for which I have a natural affinity, and I enjoy the creative process involved in crafting poems and short stories.


Geography


English

I passed my WyzAnt exam in vocabulary with a score of 100%. I received a score of 99% in reading and 100% in vocabulary on my college entrance exams. I recently finished writing my first book, and am skilled in grammar, syntax, and sentence structure.


ESL/ESOL

I have also tutored an elderly woman who never learned to read when she was younger. I love helping people reach their potential, especially adults who want to obtain a higher degree of mastery in all aspects of English.


Psychology


Anatomy

I received a score of 100% on my anatomy certification exam on Wyzant.com. I also work to help my students improve their ability to focus to improve their study skills and improve their academic performance.


Physiology

I certified in Physiology with a score of 100%, and am very interested in the subject. I had some medical assistant training in the past before I joined this website as a tutor.


Literature


Proofreading

I received a score of 99% in reading on my college entrance test. I also received a score of 100% in vocabulary on this same exam.


SAT Reading


TOEFL


ACT Reading

I have been certified in ACT reading, and I received a score of 99% in reading on my college entrance exam. I also teach grammar, spelling, and writing skills, and have been certified in each. I really enjoy working one-on-one with my pupils, and am enthused about what I do.


ACT English

I took an English evaluation exam in college, and scored a 32, which is a nearly perfect score. I also achieved a score of 99% in reading, and 115% in vocabulary.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have significant experience in tutoring students from grades K-6 and up to an 8th grade level. I worked nearly 6 years as an independent tutor and assisted children in a variety of subjects. I am especially proficient in English. I have also been certified in history, phonics, grammar, reading, geography, psychology(my college major), physiology, American history, proofreading, and writing. I also teach basic arithmetic on a 4th grade level. I take a keen interest in children and use my past experience in tutoring, along with my training in psychology to help them develop better study habits, and I provide incentives to motivate them to study and complete their homework on time.


Phonics

I have been a private English tutor for several years. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and spelling skill building. I've received high marks in English throughout my education, and have certified on this website for grammar and vocabulary. I use phonics to help my pupils understand how words are pronounced, which aids in reading. I feel fully qualified to teach this subject.


Study Skills

I have been a private tutor for nearly 6 years. I try to customize my tutoring sessions to fit the individual needs of each student, according to their personalities and abilities. I enjoy working with children and young adults, and have devised many creative strategies to maximize my pupils' learning potential and success, including parent approved reward incentives, and positive, consistent feedback. I majored in psychology at the U. of U., and use my studies to understand behavior and learning disabilities, and formulate effective solutions for my students.