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Katherine
Austin
$27 /h
1st lesson free!

MFA Candidate working in the non-profit education sector gives English language, grammar and writing lessons to students ages 11 and up (Austin, TX)

I am an MFA candidate (through Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, where I was living last year) currently finishing my thesis in dance/choreography and working as the Office Manager at a nonprofit here in Austin called College Forward. I earned my BA in English and Dance at Macalester College, a small liberal arts school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am passionate about writing and reading and am offering lessons in essay writing (literary analysis and history papers), English grammar, reading comprehension, test prep and resume and cover letter writing. As a dancer, I am very active and engaging and always make sure to bring this to the lesson space! After a long day at school, I find it beneficial for my students to learn in a positive, alternative setting!

I teach reading, academic english, test prep, creative writing, resume / cover letter writing prep. Lessons are available for the following levels: junior high / middle school, sophomore, junior, senior, advanced technical certificate, college, adult education
I give lessons in person at my home, the student's home or meeting in public locations.
I give lessons by webcam.

Katherine's Experience

I have four plus years experience teaching dance and horseback riding lessons to elementary through high school aged students. As the Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper, I led many group and one-on-one editing lessons. At undergrad, I majored in English (Creative Writing) and graduated with honors.

Katherine's resume

EDUCATION

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance, London 2015­ 2016 MFA in Dance/Choreography

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 2011­2015 B.A. English (Creative Writing) and Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance, London 2013 Semester Abroad program through IFSA Butler

WORK EXPERIENCE
College Forward (Office Manager), TX ​Current
Assist staff with onsite and offsite events, serve as head person for IT issues and computer setup, manage purchasing, pickup and delivery, oversee general office functions

Transform Fitness (dance instructor), TX ​Current ​
Teach LGBTQ­ inclusive ballet classes, create lesson plans, collaborate with local musicians

Red Cow Restaurant (host), MN 2015
Greet and seat customers, place to go orders, organize seating charts

Milkweed Editions (Intern), MN 2015
Create book cover designs, promotional materials, broadsides, and company booklets (InDesign), lead publicity efforts (SalesForce), organize donor/board member info, edit manuscripts, organize book sales, manage front desk

Nursing Students for Choice (Intern), MN 2013
​Create maps, calendars, fact sheets, databases and binders for new university chapters, organize for Nursing Summit in the fall, email sponsors and members, edit website content

Camp Medolark (Dance Instructor), ME 2010­2012
Lead dance (modern, ballet, Pilates, jazz and improvisational) and horseback riding classes, cabin counselor of 8­18 campers, organize cabin and evening programs, dance performances and international food festivals

Skills:
Adobe InDesign (completed formal course, InDesign specialist at Milkweed Editions), editing/proofing, Adobe Photoshop, SalesForce, 7 plus years experience in dance technique training (contemporary, ballet, improvisation/contact improvisation, jazz), dance teaching (Camp Medolark), choreography (awarded Macalester College David Wick Award for Outstanding Choreography), food blogging ((concealed information) communal living and organizing (resided in a Vegetarian Cooperative, an intentional community of 18 students who cooked meals together)

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