KateWashU St. Louis

    B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Maryland

    Years Experience

    4 years tutoring the SAT and ACT.

    About Kate

    A multi-degreed academic professional who graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, Kate has tutored the SAT and ACT for more than four years, and has taught in a variety of other contexts—high school science classrooms, college engineering courses, and citizen science classes—for more than 10 years.

    As a high school student at the prestigious Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Kate was a National Merit Finalist. She earned perfect scores of 5 on the AP exams in Chemistry, Calculus BC, and Physics C – Mechanics. She also achieved perfect scores of 36 on the ACT Math and Science sections, with an overall composite score of 35. Kate later earned a perfect score of 800 on her GRE Quantitative exam.

    Kate’s college education was funded through five scholarships. As an engineering student, she was awarded the Antoinette Frances Dames Award for Outstanding Performance in Engineering. As a graduate student with a 4.0 GPA, Kate’s wrote a dissertation on “Multivariate Statistical Techniques for Accurately and Noninvasively Localizing Tumors Subject to Respiration-Induced Motion.” She also authored a dozen peer-reviewed scientific research articles, and published two patents.

    Kate’s tutoring students appreciate her expertise, patience, and approachability. Families tell Kate that her students gain confidence in their performance over the course of tutoring, leading to strong results on test day.

    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • Kate scored in the 99th percentile on both the English and reading sections of the ACT.
    • One of Kate’s recent ACT students earned a full-tuition scholarship to their first-choice school after achieving a 4-point composite score jump.

    Fun Facts

    • Kate’s favorite animal is the opalescent nudibranch.
    • Kate is the proud owner of a bearded dog named Bonnie.