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Kathrin K

Boston, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Support

Kathrin's Bio

Kat K graduated from Cornell with degrees in Biological Sciences and Science & Technology Studies. After spending a few years working at research labs in Boston, MA, Kat started a PhD program at MIT in the fall of 2021. In her free time, Kat enjoys trying new apps/technology and traveling!

What Kathrin Teaches

AP ExamsAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government and Politics (Comparative), AP Latin, AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based, AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History: Modern

MathGeometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Mathematical Logic

ScienceBiology, Chemistry, Physics

Foreign Languages: Latin

Social Studies: Psychology, Sociology, History, Anthropology

Get to Know Kathrin

What do you enjoy most about tutoring?

I love teaching 1 on 1 and helping students master areas of difficulty. I enjoy finding creative ways to communicate difficult subjects and break down material in a way that best appeals to different learning styles. Tutoring helps me strengthen my knowledge in key subjects, too!

Talk about a specific time when you helped a student overcome a challenge.

I recently worked with a student who did not do well in their AP chemistry course but needed to pass the AP Exam to matriculate into a UK school. We created a study plan of action and I prepared a range of practice problems for them to work on, which gradually increased in difficulty, to help them build confidence in being able to tackle a difficult subject step-by-step.

What is your tutoring style? How do you engage with your students?

I prepare study plans & practice problems for students to work on after our initial meeting. I then try to identify what type of learner the student is -- visual, verbal, etc to best cater to their learning style.

Talk about your favorite teacher. What made him or her so special?

My favorite teacher was my Organic Chemistry teacher in college. She spent a significant amount of time figuring out how to communicate the material, which helped make the subject less intimidating. She was clearly passionate about teaching --- she was always available for office hours and provided extensive practice questions.

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