DrKatieCalculusPhysicsFREE first session!
DrKatieCalculusPhysicsFREE first session!

DrKatieCalculusPhysicsFREE first session!

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Introduction: Hello! I’m new to Thumbtack, so I only have a few reviews, but I have been an advanced math and science tutor, as well as a technical writer, for almost 30 years! My favorite subjects to tutor are AP Physics, AP Calculus, engineering physics/chemistry, premed chemistry and biology, anatomy, and physiology; Precalculus, College Algebra/Trig, Geometry, Algebra, AP Chemistry, AP Biology (and all related, prerequisite science courses), as well as application essay writing! I also enjoy editing scientific and technical papers, grant applications, and essays. My life's mission is to learn, to teach, to inspire, to help, and have fun! My unique approach to tutoring: As a tutor, I join students on their path to learning and achieving their desired grades (as opposed to showing up for a tutoring session and then disappearing until the next one). To that end, I review all topics and work out all problem sets ahead of time, so I am maximally prepared for efficient teaching during sessions. I also provide the following free services for each student: creation of custom-made practice problem sets and test preparation materials; custom made solution videos; between-session help on problems by text or email; study planning strategies; syllabus and coursework review; parent/student conferences; and general educational goal-setting discussions. All tutoring sessions are conducted online using videoconferencing tools and an online, shared blackboard on which the student and I can both write. I do not charge for the first tutoring session. This gives the student a chance to get to know me, and it gives me the opportunity to take my time and learn how a student learns - all without the pressure of time or money. I get paid for live sessions only. All other help that I provide by text or email, including guidance on problem solving, reviewing students' work, sending suggestions and extra practice problems with solutions, is free and unlimited. My formal education is in medicine, engineering, and Spanish. Because I spent 29 years of my life as a student, I have a solid understanding of the demands of student life, and I believe I've acquired many techniques for academic success. About my academic background: I am a board-certified medical doctor (MD) and have master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering. Because I love teaching, I have been a tutor, a teaching assistant, and/or a classroom teacher at every step along my academic and professional path. Last but not least, I practice academic honesty and ask that my students and parents do the same.
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Hired 3 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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15 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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SH K.

Dr. Katie is rare gem and we feel lucky to have found her. She started off tutoring my teenage son in Biology and went above and beyond what was necessary. What truly sets her apart from other tutors that we have worked with in the past is her investment in him as an individual. She takes personal pride in his achievements and successes and is one of his biggest cheerleaders. Her results with my son were so great that she now also works with my older children and all of them have flourished under her tutelage. While working with them she has created personalized curricula tailored to each one of them, mindful that each learns in their own way, and in certain situations she has taught them certain concepts from scratch. She has a wide breadth of knowledge ranging from the sciences (Biology, Chemistry) to math (Geometry, Algebra, Calculus). She is dedicated, conscientious individual who really enjoys teaching. We collectively would give her an A+ and would highly recommend her!
Jun 11, 2021
Simone G.

Math Tutoring

We thought of going with a family member and later decided on Dr Katie. She is so receptive and inviting...making my daughter feel right at ease. Her communication with my daughter and I is Tops. She does a solid 'intro' to get to know your student then nurtures and teaches them skills beyond the books like; Better Preparedness Communication w/Teachers I felt uneasy to hire someone out of area, thinking face-to-face would be better post-Covid. Not so. Dr Katie has the tools and knowledge to offer the best on-line Tutoring.
Dec 15, 2020
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Kaylie S.

I started working with Katie on advanced calculus this year and I only have amazing things to say. I have always been a bit behind with math and working with Katie has made all the difference. Initially what was really important to me was finding a tutor that could help me learn the problems step by step and encourage me through the process. Katie helps me through the steps and gives me a push forward on how to solve the problems. She encourages me to ask as many questions as I need which is so important because sometimes teachers can be unapproachable and hard to ask questions to. Katie finds ways to address the concepts in different ways so if I don’t understand it the fully she gives me “more tools in my toolbox” to help me solve the problems. After working with her on certain challenging concepts in my math curriculum I have become a lot more confident in solving all sorts of problems. Not only is she efficient and knowledgeable, she is also reliable. I meet with her once a week, but when we aren’t in that zoom call, I can still ask all the questions I need and she is always there to help me with any questions I have during the week. I can tell that Katie really cares about her students and is so passionate about math and education.
Oct 27, 2020
Beth O.

Katie tutored my daughter, who is a junior in high school, in AP Calculus AB. She did a phenomenal job!! Not only was she well-prepared for their sessions, she explained the problems so that my daughter really understood the homework. Katie made sure she understood the overall math concept, in addition to the individual problems. Katie really connected with my daughter. She always made her feel comfortable and gave her confidence in math. She always touched base with an update after every session. I know Katie personally and would highly recommend her. She is thoughtful, communicative, intelligent, honest and ethical. A+++++
Oct 8, 2020
Carol V.

I highly recommend Dr. Katie without reservation! She is the best tutor my daughters have ever had. Her expertise in a wide variety of subjects is truly top notch. She has tutored our girls in math, (algebra, trig, calculus) science, (biology, chemistry, physics) and also test prep for SAT. She is also an outstanding writer and editor which has been tremendously helpful while preparing for standardized tests and college essays. Dr. Katie's help has improved their grades/scores without question. Equally impressive is the rapport she has built with each of our 3 daughters. (ages 13, 16, 18) Dr. Katie is kind and funny and approaches each subject matter with an enthusiasm that is contagious. Our daughters love her!
Oct 8, 2020
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