Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Kitchener 
$30/h
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Kate
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Social Skills
  • Gender Studies
  • International relations
  • Youth Work
Levels
  • All Levels

Development practitioner and researcher, teaching experience with all ages, research experience in Canada and Latin America

Methodology

Paulo Freire is my educational inspiration. I believe that knowledge and understanding occurs best in situations of deep respect and comfort, through open dialogue. My lessons are catered to student needs, as well as student interests. By connecting student learning with personal passion, it becomes an engaging and enlightening process. I incorporate activities that build critical thinking skills to ensure that the learning process is not just about memorization, but also about growth.

Background

I am a Youth Justice Services Coordinator at a well known non-profit agency. My work here is concerned with elevating the social and emotional skills of young people, in order to decrease the rates of teen dating violence. In the past, I have worked with youth with many backgrounds in educational and developmental capacities. I love learning, and as a result, I love teaching and tutoring. I am excited to learn more with any new students on SuperProf.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $ 30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $140
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250
Lessons offered by Kate
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Social Skills
  • Gender Studies
  • International relations
  • Youth Work
Levels
  • All Levels

Kate's Resume

PROFILE
Detail oriented Master of Arts graduate in International Development Studies, with a passion for social justice and community development. Over five years experience working with vulnerable populations. Experience developing, implementing and evaluating programming for at-risk youth and gang members. Recognized skills in developing and managing relationships, and liaising between multiple stakeholders.

EDUCATION
Master of Arts, International Development Studies, Saint Mary’s University, NS - 2014
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Political Science and International Development Studies, University of New Brunswick Saint John, NB - 2010


Field related overview
Five years experience working with vulnerable youth populations in various atmospheres including imprisoned gang members, and vulnerable communities both in Canada and abroad
Independent researcher, gang prevention, intervention, and reintegration initiatives and their effects in El Salvador
Seminar Leader, Development in Nicaragua, with focus on research methodology for fieldwork component
Coordinate nine staff members in the delivery of Healthy Relationships Plus Program
Collect data pertaining to Social Emotional Learning as a result of youth participation in Healthy Relationships Program
National and international experience in program analysis
Well-developed competencies in relationship building: approachable style, exhibit professionalism, respect confidentiality, and value various opinions
Ability to embrace, promote, and reinforce workplace diversity by staff members and public
Knowledge of restorative justice practices
Proficiency in Spanish
Notable Achievements
Coordinated and facilitated educational and personal development programs using popular education techniques in Canada, El Salvador and Nicaragua
Possess strong comprehension of causes of criminogenic thinking and risk factors for youth
Designed, implemented and evaluated Healthy Sexuality program for at risk youth in León, Nicaragua, in collaboration with a local NGO
Resolved crisis situations with objective of diffusing anger or frustration, leading to increased opportunities for mutually agreed upon outcomes
Liaised between multiple stakeholders to ensure program efficiency (donors, board members, community members, and participants) and reach common goals in New Brunswick
Published a program analysis of tertiary efforts for stopping gang violence in El Salvador as a requirement for MA at Saint Mary’s University
Designed, implemented and evaluated Healthy Sexuality program for at risk youth in León, Nicaragua, in collaboration with a local NGO
Resolved crisis situations with objective of diffusing anger or frustration, leading to increased opportunities for mutually agreed upon outcomes
Utilized range of communication styles and methods, as well as creative strategies for youth engagement in local and personal development
Led seminars on research methodology for conducting primary research for Development in Nicaragua

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

Youth Justice Services Coordinator, John Howard Society Waterloo-Wellington, ON
January 2019 - Present
Coordinate the implementation of new program as well as the data collection for analysis of the program over a 5 year term. Work with a team of nine facilitators to ensure efficient and adequate program delivery.
Coordinate training initiatives
Work alongside the research team at Western University
Facilitate Healthy Relationships Plus Program to youth aged 13-21 in different capacities including closed custody, probation, community, and one to one

Member Experience Supervisor, Movati Athletic, Waterloo, ON
August 2017 - January 2019
Supervise a team of 16 people and lead the customer service department at fitness facility of almost 10,000 members. Act as point person for concerns and queries; triage any inquiry to appropriate department. Coordinate schedules, training, and field member issues, follow up with outstanding requests or account balances.
Superior interpersonal skills
Work collaboratively in a supervisory team of five
Strong negotiation and mediation skills; resolve conflict for mutually agree upon outcomes
Coach new employees; ensure personal and professional development of individual team members

Seminar Leader; Translator; Lecturer; Kulturstudier, León, Nicaragua
January to April, Winter Semester, 2016 & 2017
Designed and conducted seminar program for Development in Nicaragua, the second course in a two part series for learning about development issues in the field. Academic seminars focused on generating dialogue and critique of major development concerns including gender, environment, politics and democracy, and social life. Research methodology seminars concentrated on qualitative research methods, designing research, ethical considerations, and interpreting data.
Organized guest lecturers and guest speakers relevant to curriculum and fieldwork foci
Monitored and guided student fieldwork and research efforts
Advised on best practices for conducting primary research
Translated interviews and focus groups live from Spanish to English and in reverse
Identified unique needs of students and created catered learning objectives and lessons to maximize individual value of the program
Worked remotely and acted as point person for students studying overseas, as well as for the seminar leaders following my leave
Mediated disputes between administration and student body for mutually agreed upon outcome
Wrote “Introduction to Machismo Culture” for distribution to students to prepare for cultural differences
Clearly communicated expectations for complying with university regulations and ethical considerations to students conducting fieldwork in Nicaragua
Selected Lectures:
Youth, Violence and Development in Central America, 2017
Social Constructionism and Gender in Nicaragua, 2017
Deconstructing Harmful Gender Norms in Classrooms, 2017
Healthy Sexuality in At-Risk Youth: Designing a Relevant Program, 2016

Program Designer, Independent Collaboration with the Asociación Las Tías, León, Nicaragua
January to April, 2016
Designed and implemented a sexual health program for youth that concentrated on building self-awareness and self-esteem to help young people make decisions regarding sexual activity and health with confidence. Focused on human rights education, clear communication, and understanding balancing our desires and needs with clear boundaries.
Conducted needs assessment to identify areas of need in community programming for social development of youth
Designed an eight week program to engage participants in open dialogue about sexual health for social life development and values enhancement
Integrated Human Rights education into program to help connect ideas of sexuality with societal structures, and understand the gravity of safety in sexual behaviour
Maintained professionalism at all times in conflict situations; used interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and delicate situations and cases
Shared best practices with organization so they could carry on with the program

Self-Directed Field Researcher, Saint Mary’s University, San Salvador, El Salvador
January - September 2012
Completed primary qualitative research for the purpose of writing a thesis for Master’s program. Interviewed incarcerated youth, law enforcement, ex-gang members and program practitioners to analyze the effects of tertiary efforts on gang violence and recidivism in El Salvador.
Interpreted international and institutional policies and procedures as they related to my Master’s research in El Salvador
Analyzed best practices for developing and providing programming for youth involved in gangs
Managed relationships with stakeholders by performing ethical research with vulnerable populations
Developed and maintained positive working relationships with demonstrated ability to work in high stress situations
Maintained electronic research records with integrity to protect research participants




Youth Engagement Coordinator, Saint John, New Brunswick
January. 2008 - December 2010
Coordinated a grassroots community development program for youth by youth. Based on the findings of needs assessments for two vulnerable communities designed and facilitated youth engagement in community development by empowering young people and helping to generate opportunities for participation. The goal was to reduce risk factors for criminal engagement while improving community life as whole.
Collaborated with youth centres, schools and law enforcement officials to offer transferable skill building programs for participants
Coordinated multiple youth programs in two areas of the city
Liaised with local businesses to coordinate funding
Participated in roundtable discussions to identify community development foci and advocate for youth participation

RELEVANT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Community Justice Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 2014 - September 2014

Dove Orphanage, Freetown, Sierra Leone
August 2007

Similar tutors

closeby? Here's a selection of tutoring ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest sociology lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, social skills lessons for all!

Taking gender studies lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Kitchener
Masters of Social Work Student tutors English, Essay writing and social sciences.
$30
Nadia
1st lesson is free!

I structure my lessons based on student needs. I follow a flexible structure and promote student engagement within my...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Toronto
ANTH 101 - an introduction to all sub fields within anthropology - by UWaterloo student in the GTA
$7
Yasser
  • (13 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

I am more inclined to nurture autonomy and intellectual conviction in the student by providing reasonably challenging...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
University Endowment Lands
Learn the how instead of the what of social sciences research from history instructor, UBC graduate with minor in history
$60
Michelle
  • (11 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

The humanities curriculum that students follow at school often focuses on teaching the "what" -- what happened in December...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Toronto
For technical competency in essay writing, and research-based assignments in Social Sciences & Humanities.
$80
Syed
  • (18 reviews)

Following are elaborations on how I approach and regulate my research supervision experience: Synchronizing the study...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Replies within the hour
Windsor
Well versed non-binary tutor, seeking educational opportunities to talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in an ever changing and evolving world. Take the first step in being a more tolerant you!
$20
Maggie
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

My teaching method is to very open minded, and to create a safe space for students to be able to express themselves as well...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Gennevilliers, France
Interactive & personalized course teacher in Philosophy, French, Literature & History-Geography (50% tax deductible & 3 years of experience at Complétude & creation of mental map)
$39
Larry
  • (62 reviews)

1. Personalized lessons: 3 years of experience at Complétude taught me about forty students of all kinds, the last of which...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Paris 3e, France
Sciences Po: Coaching for the letter and the application form, the oral preparation with professional journalist graduated from IEP
$132
Julien
  • (28 reviews)

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and now practicing as a journalist, I offer coaching sessions for students who are applying...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Replies within the hour
Abbotsford
History Student gives Social Studies and English Lessons in the Lower Mainland
$25
Priya
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

My approach to a subject is with flexibility. I am understanding with each students schedule and am willing to work around...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Levallois-Perret, France
Teacher in preparatory classes (15 years of experience), graduate of HEC Paris and Sciences Po, gives general culture and French / Philosophy courses for Terminale and preparatory classes. Pa
$109
Benoit
  • (22 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

I base my courses on a perfect knowledge of the great classics and the demands of the juries of the grandes écoles....

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Calgary
History class shouldn’t be boring for students in highschool or any level. The way it’s explained to you is what makes it boring. I make history so easy to understand.
$16
Carl
1st lesson is free!

I make history like a story that you would tell your friends and find it interesting with the whole group. It’ll be a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edmonton
Experienced History and Geography Female Tutor available for grade 2 to grade 10 Via web cam.
$15
Leena
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

My teaching methodology revolves around the principles of recognition, repetition and application . I work on the...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Replies within the hour
Toronto
Psychology graduate tutors gives English and psychology lessons to high school and University students
$25
Zainab
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

My teaching methods are tailored to the student/s I am teaching. My classes are conducted in English and the frequency and...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Replies within the hour
Montréal
Bilingual sociology student finishing undergraduate degree offering social science tutoring and essay-reviewing services for students at all levels
$21
Brigitte
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

I am a very enthusiastic and dynamic tutor because I believe that this is a lot more motivating for students to learn. I...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Chilliwack
A History minor who specializes in mythology, WWII/Holocaust, Canadian and Soviet Union history.
$18
Viveca
  • (1 review)
1st lesson is free!

My teaching methods rely solely on listening to and observing student needs and wants. I prioritize mental health literacy...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Vaughan
A current Bachelor of Science (BSc) Student with a passion for the Sciences, Maths, & Social Sciences provides tutoring for High School Students in the GTA
$20
Vanessa
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson is free!

Being a tutor as well as a full-time online university student through the ongoing pandemic has molded me to become...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
at their home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available $40 $30
5 hours Not available $190 $150
10 hours Not available $350 $300
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable