I know how to tailor lessons to the student's interests and needs, working over time to help each student hone their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. My work is about building relationships with students of all ages to help them improve their studies and thrive in their academic, work and personal lives.
As a tutor since 2016, I love working one-on-one with students in both ESL and writing. I have a graduate degree in environmental science, focused on writing, and a professional background in community outreach and literacy. While living abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer, I developed excellent listening skills that I use to this day. I tutor ESL learners from around the world to help them improve their verbal skills. I also teach students writing, whether they are just beginning or simply not feeling confident. I have precise editing skills and have volunteered with local writers to help edit children's books, resumes/cover letters, and personal essays for countless writing students.
Tutor, WritingSOS.com 9/16-present
One-on-one assistance to writers of all ages so that they learn to write with clarity via weekly online lessons and feedback on written assignments
Teacher, Learning Across America program 9/16-present
Borough of Manhattan Community College via Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching international students history, geography, and the culture of places like Amish country and Niagara Falls. Orienting them on what to do on tour, assigning research projects and group work, and initiating discussions on cultural awareness
English as a Second Language Tutor 2/16-present
IOR Global Services, Northbrook, IL, and as owner of (concealed information)
Privately teaching ESL to adults in the Philadelphia area, focusing on conversational skills, writing, workplace vocabulary and cultural adaptation
Membership Recruitment Coordinator 12/14-9/15
Kensington Community Food Co-op, Philadelphia, PA
Recruited members, trained volunteers, and provided neighborhood outreach to highlight membership as a meaningful investment
Warehouse Coordinator, Lead Teacher 2/12-8/14
Tree Frog Treks, San Francisco, CA
Coordinated daily supplies for teaching staff, developed age-appropriate outdoor education curricula, taught K-5 after-school classes in environmental science
Customer Service Representative 10/13-7/14
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Muir Woods National Monument, CA
Collected fees, sold merchandise, and oriented tourists from all over the world
Outreach Coordinator 9/12-10/13
Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP), San Francisco, CA
Targeted local businesses for donations of reusable materials, planned events, trained volunteers, and collaborated with business associations to improve waste reduction
Museum Educator, Lead Science Instructor 11/10-9/13
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Engaged families in museum exhibits and programs, facilitated public exploration of the natural environment, and led science pre-K enrichment camps
ESL Instructor 2/07-4/07
LADO International College, Washington, DC
Taught English as a Second Language to adults including reading comprehension, grammar, listening skills and pronunciation
Food Co-op Coordinator, Americorps Volunteer 7/04-10/06
Missoula Community Food Co-op, Missoula, MT
Recruited a Board of Directors and volunteer teams, established a network of regional suppliers for a member-driven food co-op
Peace Corps Volunteer 1/96-12/97
U.S. Peace Corps, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa
Collaborated with farmers on sustainability projects, secured scholarships for teen girls, taught ESL to adults, and learned how to communicate with all kinds of people
Master of Science in Environmental Studies 9/00-5/02
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Bachelor of Arts in Government 9/91-5/95
Clark University, Worcester, MA
School for International Training 1/94-5/94
Tibetan Studies Cultural Immersion Program
I recommend Katherine because she is very reactive and her help is of very high quality. Personally, her help quickly helped me write a beautiful cover letter for my application.
Katherine worked extensively with me in regards to reviewing, editing and enhancing my research paper. Katherine took the time to make each lesson informative and engaging which clear and outlined objectives that were met each time. I strongly recommend Katherine to anyone looking to enhance their writing and better developed their skills.
Katherine is a wonderful tutor and writing consultant. I have never worked with such a dedicated individual who is committed to the success of her students.
I highly recommend working with Katherine. She will not only help you improve your writing, but you will also gain a supportive friend.
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