Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services
Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services

Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$30/hour
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Introduction: I'm fun and engaging with young kids. I have 15+ years teaching experience. I've been tutoring privately for about 4 years. I help keep them motivated with creative yet realistic examples of when they will use certain subjects in the real world. I teach phonics, reading, math, anything they may be struggling with academically. I can help them learn it! I also teach chess. Chess is something everyone should learn. It teaches kids how to think things through as well as pattern recognition and other necessary life skills. Request more info on why you and your child should learn to play chess. Updated February 9, 2022. Tutoring will be through Zoom, Skype, Whats App or Google Meet. I can not honor in person tutoring at this time. Thank you for understanding. Update number 2 February 9, 2022: Please check your connection 15-20 minutes prior to our scheduled meeting time. Your time is valuable as is mine, I like kids to start ontime, whatever time we have designated. A note to parents: if you feel your student needs tutoring to begin with, 30-45 minutes per session is not enough time. If you want your childs grades to improve you need to invest in the time it takes, whatever the time is. If your kids are more than a grade behind in any subject, they should not participate in sports until they can keep their grades up. Students need a minimum of one hour of tutoring time, no matter who tutors them. Academics will take your kids farther in life than any sport. Once sports are over and they are to old to play, they still need to be able to read, spell, write and do math... You will not find a website for my business. I believe that word of mouth speaks volumes. My focus is on my students not on myself. Besides, you can not get to know someone based on a website. I believe the best way to get to know someone is by speaking face to face. I'm happy to Zoom or Google Meet to get to know parents and students prior to our first tutoring session. In fact I encourage it. I look forward to meeting you! I use Square Invoice.
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Hired 5 times

Serves New Lenox, IL

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6 years in business

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Emily M.
Jun 21, 2022
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My daughter really struggles with reading and is behind in school. She started working with Katherine about a month ago and it's been a huge help. Katherine is very patience and knowledgeable. She is also very perceptive and tailors the tutoring sessions to my daughter's specific needs and interests. She keeps me in the loop and has helped me better understand how to support my daughter's learning. The homework that Katherine assigns helps a lot, too! It gave me an idea of how to support my daughter's learning throughout the week in between sessions.We're excited to keep working with Katherine all summer and with her help, I think my daughter can really improve her reading skills.

Details: Elementary school • General reading and writing • Reading comprehension • Native speaker • Improve grades at school • Once a week • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services's reply
Thank You So Much for the Great Review Emily!! I love working with you and K! I look forward to working with you both into the future. 🙂 Sincerely, Katherine
Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Maryam S.
Jun 22, 2022
My 8 year old son has been working with Miss Kathy for the past three months and we are very happy with our choice. She's very patient and thorough and our son has definitely improved his skills and knowledge over this short period of time. She is also very flexible with scheduling which is great for working parents like us. If you want a teacher who is professional and does quality work, then look no further. We highly recommed Miss Kathy.
Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services's reply
Thank You Maryam!! I love working with your son, he is a quick study and I look forward to seeing him become a great chess master one day.
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Miranda O.
Dec 10, 2021
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We just started with her and I am so happy! I am so satisfied!

Details: Middle school • General reading and writing • Basic • Improve grades at school • As recommended by professional • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Miss Kathy's Chess and Academic Tutoring Services's reply
Thank you for the fantastic review Miranda!! I look forward to working with you and your son in the coming months!!🙂🤗
Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Julie R.
Sep 13, 2021
Thank you for helping my children learn chess. I was amazed at your ability to connect and break down complex rules with little ones. Great job!
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Aaron W.
Aug 23, 2021
Miss Kathy draws from a wealth of experience and resources to teach children and beginners of all ages the fundamentals of chess. Her curriculum will take a player from the movement of pieces all the way to playing and notating tournament style games from opening to endgame. Her teaching style is clear, good paced, and easy to understand.
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