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Ms. Kathryn L.

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"In my first career, I was a tax attorney for over seven years. Outside of my job, I spent my time volunteering with adult literacy non-profit organizations and eventually began teaching adult English Language Learners. In October 2012, while working for an international company, I had the opportunity to teach U.S. income taxation to recent college graduates in Hyderabad, India. I quickly realized my more...

"In my first career, I was a tax attorney for over seven years. Outside of my job, I spent my time volunteering with adult literacy non-profit organizations and eventually began teaching adult English Language Learners. In October 2012, while working for an international company, I had the opportunity to teach U.S. income taxation to recent college graduates in Hyderabad, India. I quickly realized my students did not possess the English language skills needed to master the technical material, so I revised the pre-planned lessons to incorporate more vocabulary and grammar. In the evenings, I worked with experienced professionals whose language skills were holding them back from promotions. Through these experiences, I came to realize that I was truly meant to help and support those who are learning English. I went back to school, and in the past two and a half years, I have been working with adult refugees, immigrants, international students, and international business professionals.

I earned a B.S. in Business Administration (accounting major, political science minor) from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri (with a certificate in taxation). I completed my M.A. in ESL through Arizona State University in May 2015. I have taught ESL classes for a community college, and I also have worked with a non-profit organization that provides ESL tutoring for adults. I have taught ESL in-person and online (Skype). I have tutored adults one-on-one and in multi-level classes, too.

My love of tutoring began when I was in high school. I gave up my study hall to help others with their difficulties in mathematics and algebra. I enjoy working with people who are seeking to improve themselves and/or their skills. I love empowering people to overcome obstacle or attempt a new challenge!" less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Kathryn L. is a certified tutor

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, Accounting

University of Missouri, J.D.

Arizona State University, Masters

Grinnell, IA 50112

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Excel - Reading - Writing - ESL/ESOL - Proofreading - Law - GED - TOEFL - Elementary Math - Managerial Accounting - Financial Accounting - Elementary (K-6th) - Career Development - Tax Accounting