Katherine V.


Katherine V.

Tutor

Louisville, CO 80027

Will travel 10 miles

$65 per hour.

4.96 24 ratings

Physics Student for Calc, Trig, Physics, SAT/ACT, and Spanish Tutoring

Succeeding academically throughout high school led me to think that I should pursue a career in law, but after attaining Bachelors in Political Science from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Special Education from Loyola Marymount, and reading a few spectacular books, I decided to return to school in pursuit of a childhood passion. I am now a transfer student at CU-Boulder and will begin classes to attain a B.S. in Engineering Physics, with hopes to eventually pursue a Ph.D. Although it seems like ... [more]


Algebra 1

I have passed the necessary tests on various tutoring platforms to qualify for Algebra tutoring. Algebra is one of my favorites!


Algebra 2


Calculus


Vocabulary


Grammar


Geometry

I love helping students with Math!


Microsoft Word


Physics


Microsoft PowerPoint


Prealgebra

I have passed the necessary tests on various tutoring platforms to qualify for Prealgebra tutoring. Additionally, I taught at the Middle School level for four years and worked with students on making Prealgebra and Algebra more accessible through interactive lessons, intriguing visuals, and real life application. I love helping students with Math, but Prealgebra and Algebra are some of my favorites!


Precalculus


Spanish


Trigonometry


Writing


English


ESL/ESOL

I was a teacher for four years and worked with many students on their English language fluency. Additionally, I have been working with another adult on her English language fluency and conversational skills for about a month. She is very happy with the results and the lessons I plan for our sessions.


ACT Math


Elementary Math


Special Needs

I worked with various students that had many different special needs for four years as a Special Education teacher. My students' skills and necessary supports ranged from students with Aspergers that were in advanced Math classes but had a third grade reading level, to students that were in Middle School and still struggling to add or subtract. In that time, I learned and implemented various strategies to help students with different needs access the general education curriculum. Some of the common topics I would focus on included organization skills, basic reading/math/writing skills, and self-regulation. Additionally, my Master's in Special Education from Loyola Marymount prepared me to use the Universal Design for Learning to ensure my teaching strategies could be accessed by students with different learning styles.


Differential Equations

I have completed college level Calculus 1 and Calculus 2, both with grades of A. I averaged A's on my quizzes and tests. My professors from these classes have written letters of recommendation for me.


ADHD

I worked with various students that were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for four years as a Special Education teacher. In that time, I learned various strategies to help students with this diagnosis access the general education curriculum. Additionally, my Master's in Special Education from Loyola Marymount prepared me to use the Universal Design for Learning to ensure my teaching strategies could be accessed by students with different learning styles.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I worked with various students that were diagnosed with Autism for four years as a Special Education teacher. In that time, I learned and implemented various strategies to help students with this diagnosis access the general education curriculum. For most students with Autism, I focused on behavior management, social skills, and self-regulation strategies.


Dyslexia

I worked with various students that were diagnosed with Dyslexia for four years as a Special Education teacher. In that time, I learned various strategies to help students with this diagnosis access the general education curriculum, such as using larger print, requesting handouts in certain text types, and using bookmarks to keep their spot while reading extended text.


Hard of Hearing

I worked with various students that were diagnosed as Hard of Hearing for four years as a Special Education teacher. Most students that I worked with that were Hard of Hearing needed support with improving their speaking/communication skills, learning to advocate for their auditory supports, and learning visual strategies to substitute auditory input.


Common Core

I began teaching Common Core aligned lessons in 2012-13 school year. In my teacher evaluation, which is based on lesson observations, student test scores, and surveys, I scored "Effective Teacher" for two years (mostly scores of 3, with a couple 2s and 4s, out of 4) and "Highly Effective Teacher" for the 2014-15 school year. I have received extensive training (over 300 hours) to teach Common Core lessons, provided by the district I worked with. As an Instructional Leader for the 2014-15 school year, I received additional in-depth training on Common Core strategies to increase reading and writing skills across all disciplines. Additionally, as head of the Special Education department, I received training on adapting such lessons and strategies for students with special needs.