Tutor Spotlight: Katie H

Name: Katie H

Educational Areas of Focus: elementary-aged students, all subject areas

Educational Background: BS Early Childhood Education, MA Curriculum and Instruction

What is your teaching philosophy? My teaching philosophy is that learning should be highly individualized instruction and cater to the whole child.

When you're not working with kids, what do you like to do? My husband, two kiddos and I love to swim, hike, watch movies, and eat lots of ice cream!  I also enjoy traveling to see my extended family in San Diego and San Francisco.  

Who was your favorite teacher and why? My 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Enriquez was my favorite teacher.  She made authentic and personal connections with ALL of her students.  She created authentic learning opportunities where we had choices on how we could present our information.  For the first time in school I felt confident about presenting information I had learned; to this day I use many of Mrs. Enriquez's strategies in my own teaching.  

What do you enjoy about tutoring? Because I am currently not working in the classroom full time, I LOVE being able to still connect with students and offer them personalized, one-on-one attention.