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Kate

Personal Statement

Kate’s personal mission is to approach all aspects of a student with perspective, whether it is leading them through new material, honing their study skills, or improving admissions tests scores. Her holistic approach to each student’s needs allows her to design an individualized plan incorporating their specific learning style, a deeper understanding of material, and open communication among each student’s ‘team members’. Kate first started tutoring while pursuing an undergraduate degree in business when she was asked to TA for a non-verbal communications class; this is where her love of being a student grew to a love of being an educator. She then applied that same passion for education to her graduate program in architecture where she studied both design and educational theory, capped off by her thesis titled “Connectivity: Creating 21st Century Urban Learning Environments”. Kate has extensive experience tutoring K-12 subjects areas as well as admissions testing; she has also tutored architects sitting for their professional licensing exams.

Education

  • B.BA - The George Washington University - Business, Marketing Concentration, Communications Minor

  • M.ARCH - Boston College - Master in Architecture

Subjects

ACT English
ISEE Reading
ACT Math
ACT Reading
Geometry
ACT Science
Physics
Algebra 1
Elementary Studies
Algebra 2
SAT Writing and Language
SSAT Math
ISEE Math
Reading
SAT Math
SSAT Reading
English
Writing
Pre-Calculus
Trigonometry
Pre-Algebra

Awards and Recognitions

  • Cum Laude Graduate-

  • Architecture Thesis Commendation, Nominee-

  • The Herbert Glassman Practice Award-

  • The John Heman Pilling Architecture Design Scholarship-

Testimonials

  • “I continue to have an excellent experience working with Kate. In addition to an extensive knowledge of test content, she teaches the test-taking skills necessary to provide an advantage. I've succeeded in passing two exams and feel confident about the upcoming last two!” - Allie W.

  • “I cannot express more how important her dedication to my child’s success contributed to his successful admissions test scores.” – Joe L.

  • “Kate identified quickly with my child’s specific learning needs which enabled her to connect with him to provide a deeper understanding of the material.” – Brian G.

  • “She proved to be a patient and highly effective tutor while managing to fully integrate a multidisciplinary approach to the materials from a broader understanding of the subject. Kate easy style of communication made both my student and me feel valued and at ease.” - Lee M.

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