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Ms. Kathryn H.

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"Hi! I’m Kathy, but my students know me by HKat. I’ve been teaching in Montessori classrooms for 25 years and I love adolescents. I have a special affinity for working with younger adolescents. I understand their sensitivities and work to help each individual discover their strengths. My greatest joy is helping students get an AHA moment. I use a document camera with my students and I've found that more...

"Hi! I’m Kathy, but my students know me by HKat. I’ve been teaching in Montessori classrooms for 25 years and I love adolescents. I have a special affinity for working with younger adolescents. I understand their sensitivities and work to help each individual discover their strengths. My greatest joy is helping students get an AHA moment. I use a document camera with my students and I've found that this really helps with online learning.

I help students identify what they already know and coach them as they stretch into new areas and develop deeper understanding. I help students discover the why not just the how of problem solving. I practice an integrated approach to math studies as much as possible. Math is the language of the the sciences so it is imperative that students develop skills in math so that they can work and use those skills in science.

I enjoy helping students gain confidence. I believe that competence begets confidence, so practice is key. One important objective I have is to reverse any negative feelings that the young adolescent may have about math and science. I tell my students, “ A day without math is like a day without sunshine!”.

I show students how they can be problem solvers and that there always multiple ways to approach a problem. I've been teaching pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry for 25 years and have worked with high school students teaching Algebra II for several years as well as supported students to succeed on the math sections of the ISEE and SAT. I have also taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry in middle school and biology, chemistry and AP Environmental Science at the high school level. I have supported students with one-on-one coaching and tutoring as well as teaching an integrated curriculum throughout my career. I am a TX certified teacher as well as hold AMI certification at the Adolescent Level.

Before my teaching career I worked in research in molecular genetics for almost two decades. I understand biology from the perspective of working in biolo" less...

Details

fee: $65 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Kathryn H. is a certified tutor

Wayne State College, Chemistry

Houston, TX 77025

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Biology - Chemistry - Geometry - Prealgebra - Study Skills