Katie is a New York State certified elementary school teacher, and she graduated top of her class in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Hunter College. Her teaching career began after working with Americorps’s Literacy Corps in 2000. She has since worked with diverse groups of students in New York City, Yonkers, and Colorado teaching ELA, Math, Science and more. Katie has prepared students for New York State testing and has proctored the exam on several occasions. Whether students are struggling with class work or seeking enrichment, Katie customizes her tutoring approach to meet the unique needs of every learner.
Katie believes education is the key to a fulfilling life; therefore working with children and studying education are her top priorities. One of Katie’s greatest strengths is her authentic, respectful presence with her students. She observes children carefully and reflects upon her understanding of them as compelling and whole people. Katie uses this understanding to both target their learning needs and strengths as well as support their emotional and social growth. She truly enjoys working with children and has established herself as a figure to which her students can call upon.
Before receiving her teaching degree, Katie worked in corporate communications. From managing Fortune 500 clients to assisting the CEO of her company, she learned to communicate in a positive, productive manner that benefits her relationships with parents, colleagues and administrators.