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Kathryn L


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Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish: Elementary


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins

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Rating & Experience:

954 sessions 360 Ratings Cancellations: 4 No-show: 0


I have been teaching through SkimaTalk since May 2014, and I love how it allows students to customize their lessons to their specific needs. I look forward to finding a format that helps you enhance your English communication skills! In addition to online teaching, I am an adjunct English as a Second Language (ESL) faculty member at three colleges in Iowa, and I tutor non-native English-speaking business professionals, engineers, doctors, etc. Being an English teacher is my second career. I previously was a tax attorney, and I worked for Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I was at Deloitte, I was awarded the organization’s Quest Award, which recognizes excellence in coaching. In 2011, I was named “Exceptional New Tutor,” by St. Louis Community College for my work with adult ESL students. I received a B.S. from Valparaiso University, a J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, and M.A. in ESL from Arizona State University. If you would like to schedule a lesson with me, but do not see a time that works for you, please e-mail me at katie@sharpenedfluency.com.

Teaching Specialty:

Writing › Business Writing

I worked for an international company as a manager, and I've been helping SkimaTalk students write and revise e-mails, memos, and other business communications for nearly two years.

Business English Basics › Advanced

I worked for an international company as a manager, and I've helped students learn Business English terms and idioms for over 4 years. I have worked with elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners.

Business Skills & Knowledge › Interview Skills

I help run a campus recruiting program for an international company, and I have conducted hundreds of interviews.

English Basics › Grammar

I have taught grammar courses for adults at a community college & NGO.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I have taught phonetics and pronunciation courses at for adults at a community college.


1999 - 2003
Valparaiso University
Business and Management › Accounting (Bachelor)
2003 - 2006
University of Missouri - Columbia
Law › Taxation
2013 - 2015
Arizona State University
Education › Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Master)
Work Experience:
2010 - 2013
Deloitte Financial Service
Other Professional


Overall: 4.80

Teaching Skill
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Voice/Video Clarity
4.44 (/ 5.00)

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