Kathleen R.


Kathleen R.

Tutor

Norfolk, VA 23502

Will travel 40 miles

$40 per hour.

4.81 217 ratings

The Traveling Tutor

Hi! I'm Kathy, or "Miss R" as my students have called me, and I'm looking forward to being your family's tutor. I'm sure you're a little curious about me, so let me tell you a little bit about my teaching credentials. I'm a Virginia certified teacher with endorsements in English and Speech Communication. I've had a five years of teaching experience in the classroom, and have taught subjects like English (including Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition), Speech, World Histor... [more]


American History


Vocabulary


Grammar

I am a certified Virginia English and Speech Communication teacher with five years of teaching both English and Speech in a classroom setting. As an experienced English teacher, I taught grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary to middle school (6th - 8th Grades) and high school students (9th - 12th grades).


Reading

I have five years of classroom experience, two in teaching English and three in teaching study/test taking skills. I have completed graduate courses in Teaching Literature and Composition K-12, Teaching Literature 6-12, and Teaching Composition 6-12. I currently tutor elementary students in reading.


Writing

I am a Virginia certified teacher with endorsements in English and Speech Communication. My college minor is in Creative Writing and I have completed graduate courses in Teaching Composition 6-12 and Teaching Literature and Composition K-12. I also have two years of classroom experience in teaching middle and high school English, which included teaching creative writing, essay writing, and writing research papers. I am currently tutoring elementary students in their writing skills.


English

My undergraduate degree is in Speech Education with a minor in Creative Writing and includes course work in General Teaching Methods, Teaching English, Teaching Speech, and Interpersonal Communication. I have also completed graduate course work in Teaching Literature and Composition K-6, Teaching Literature 6-12, and Teaching Composition 6-12. I have four years of classroom experience teaching Speech, two years of classroom experience teaching middle/high school Language Arts/English, and have tutored elementary students in reading, writing, and social studies.


Literature

I am a Virginia certified teacher endorsed in English and Speech Communication with five years of classroom experience. As part of my teacher certification requirements, I completed graduate level courses in Teaching Literature 6- 12; Teaching Composition 6-12; and Teaching Literature and Composition K-12. As an English teacher, I have taught middle/high school Honors English classes that included units studying various genres of literature such as short stories, novels, poetry, and drama from both American and British literature. I have also taught Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition to high school seniors, with an emphasis on American, British, and World Literatures.


GRE


SAT Reading

I'm a Virginia certified English teacher with experience in preparing high school students for both the PSAT and the SAT as well as the ACT and the AP English Literature test


SAT Writing


Spelling

I am a Virginia certified teacher with endorsements in Speech Communication and English. I have four years of classroom experience teaching high school public speaking; two years of classroom experience teaching English (includes spelling, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing); and three years of experience tutoring elementary students in language arts (including spelling and grammar). I also have three years experience preparing elementary students for regional speech competitions.


ACT Reading

I am a Virginia certified English teacher with five years of classroom experience. For two years I taught Honors English for Grades 7 - 10 and I taught Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition for one year. Preparing my high school students for the ACT and the SAT were part of the daily routine in my classes.


ACT English

I am a Virginia certified English teacher with experience in preparing students for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, and the AP English Literature and Composition test.


Elementary (K-6th)

I taught K-6th grades for three years, primarily in the field of music. During those three years I also supervised the late stay after care for First through Sixth Grades and provided academic assistance to those students in completing their homework in language arts, reading, social studies, and on occasion, basic math and science. I completed undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology K-12, General Teaching Methods, and Teaching English and am experienced in tutoring upper elementary students in social studies/history.


Phonics

I am a Virginia certified teacher with an endorsement in English and speech communication. I have completed graduate coursework in teaching literature and composition K-12, teaching literature 6-12, and teaching composition 6-12. I have also tutored reading students who have little or no phonics background.


Piano

I have been teaching students how to play the piano for a total of 10 years since 1982. My students have ranged from beginner to early advanced levels of proficiency. They have also played in public recitals or in church.


Study Skills

As a 7th grade Life Skill teacher, one of the academic survival skills I taught them was study skills. This included ways to take notes in class, various study methods, and test taking skills. I also taught these aspects in my English classes.


SOL

For six years as a certified Virginia teacher, I was a guest speaker in Virginia high schools presenting topics that help high school students put a practical application to the English and Government SOLs in grades 10 - 12. I have also tutored students to help them prepare for English and Social Studies related SOL tests. As a graduate student taking education courses, I was required to be familiar with SOLs for various grades and prepare lesson plans for those SOLs as part of my course requirements.