Credentialed Teacher, tutoring all subjects (including HS Math!)

Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Geometry, History, Humanities, Math K-8, Physics, Reading & Comprehension, Statistics, Writing All Ages, College Essay Coaching, Homework Coaching, Organizational & Study Skills, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Spanish

Hello,

I am a credentialed teacher who has been tutoring, teaching, and working in youth development for over 20 years. I love working with young people, and seeing their understanding and confidence grow.

Through my work it has become increasingly clear that everyone conceptualizes and retains information in their own way. I enjoy intuiting how students are processing a given topic, and finding ways to complement and strengthen their understanding. For example, some people find math miserable until it's presented to them visually.  Others find Spanish difficult to remember until they make a chart, or associate words with gestures - it just depends on what works best for the individual.

I also work with students on stress reduction, keeping track of their overall workload across various classes. Students are often visibly calmer after we make a list of what needs to get done and then distribute it over a calendar, so that they don't have to worry about it all at once.

I have traveled around much of the world, so I'm full of stories and strange facts to share. Students usually find that having a surprising story to associate with what they're learning makes it  easier to remember.

Please feel free to get in touch, and have a good day.

Region Served: 
East Bay, Lamorinda, Marin, North Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, South Bay, 680 Corridor
Ages: 
Middle school, High school
Contact
Katherine Monahan
speakeasy4me [at] hotmail.com