Academy
XP
1607
GP
0
Level
2
ACT
XP
22213
GP
481
Level
10
SAT
XP
110678
GP
2765
Level
10
Academy Achievements
  • 25 Reading: Literary Response and Analysis Questions Answered

  • 25 Reading: Reading Comprehension Questions Answered

  • 25 Writing: Conventions Questions Answered

  • 25 Writing: Strategies Questions Answered

  • Hot Steak

    2 times

  • Hot Streak

    8 times

  • 100 Questions Correct

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SAT Achievements
  • 25 Sentence Completion Questions Answered

  • 25 Passage Based Reading Questions Answered

  • 25 Improving Paragraphs Questions Answered

  • 25 Identifying Sentence Errors Questions Answered

  • 25 Improving Sentences Questions Answered

  • Hot Steak

    204 times

  • Hot Streak

    567 times

  • 100 Questions Correct

  • Reviewer

  • Socialite

  • Study Task - Gold Medal

  • Study Task - Platinum Medal

    6 times

  • Team Player

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ACT Achievements
  • 25 Reading Questions Answered

  • 25 Science Questions Answered

  • 25 English Questions Answered

  • Hot Steak

    34 times

  • Hot Streak

    148 times

  • 100 Questions Correct

  • Reviewer

  • Socialite

  • Team Player

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Katie C.

I'm a recent graduate from UC Berkeley. I majored in psychology, and minored in Russian literature. Most people think I'm crazy for choosing such an esoteric (and not terribly cheerful) minor, but I chose it because I love literature. After getting through books like "War and Peace" and "Crime and Punishment," I'm practiced at analyzing dense passages and breaking them down into more comprehensible components. I also worked as a copy editor at a local newspaper, so I have a lot of linguistic and grammatical experience. I tutor the SAT (reading & writing), and the ACT (English, reading, and science). Specialized, one-on-one tutoring is available for $50/hour.

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Skill Data

SAT
10284
1:16
97%
SAT Writing
6274
1:11
98%
IP: Purpose of Passage or Sentence
11
0:51
100%
Fragments and Run-ons
417
1:14
100%
Comparisons
735
1:10
99%
IP: Drawing Conclusions
82
1:26
99%
Relative pronouns and clauses
645
1:05
99%
Excessive Wordiness and Redundancy
589
1:09
99%
Punctuation
178
1:16
99%
Pronoun Ambiguity
351
1:11
99%
Identifying Sentence Errors
2467
1:02
98%
Improving Sentences
2974
1:10
98%
Modifiers
1458
1:09
98%
Word choice
1305
1:09
98%
Adjective/adverb confusion
424
1:00
98%
IP: Paragraph Structure
99
1:53
98%
Conjunctions
821
1:06
98%
Pronoun/antecedent agreement
893
1:05
98%
Parallel Structure
1082
1:09
98%
Verb forms and tense
2107
1:04
98%
Participles
682
1:08
97%
IP: 'Except', 'Not' or 'Least' Questions
38
1:41
97%
Idioms
1934
1:05
97%
Noun/verb agreement
1008
1:05
97%
Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses
190
1:00
97%
IP: Development of Ideas
312
1:33
96%
Sentence structure
140
1:02
96%
Improving Paragraphs
833
1:38
96%
IP: Improving or Revising Sentences
479
1:40
96%
IP: Organization of Ideas
308
1:42
95%
Gerunds
276
1:12
94%
IP: Inserting or Removing Sentences
123
1:37
92%
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SAT Reading
3978
1:24
96%
RC: Strengthen/Weaken Questions
5
1:56
100%
RC: Logical Reasoning
21
2:19
100%
RC: Assumptions
23
2:18
100%
SC: One Blank
1144
1:01
99%
Sentence Completion
2035
1:04
99%
SC: Two Blanks
891
1:09
99%
SC: Difficult Vocabulary
1161
1:11
98%
RC: Structural Agreement
59
1:49
97%
RC: Author's Purpose or Method
378
1:35
97%
RC: 1 Short Passage
194
1:38
96%
RC: Author's Tone or Attitude
120
1:44
94%
RC: Suggestions and Inferences
514
1:47
94%
RC: Main Idea
84
2:26
94%
RC: Structural Contrast
95
1:50
94%
Passage Based Reading
1947
1:44
94%
RC: 1 Long Passage
1143
1:47
94%
RC: Order and Organization of Events and Ideas
289
1:44
94%
RC: Interpreting Facts and Details in Context
691
1:42
93%
RC: 2 Long Passages
425
1:44
92%
RC: 2 Short Passages
185
1:40
91%
RC: Vocabulary in Context
227
1:27
91%
RC: Analogies
19
2:03
84%
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SAT Math
32
1:34
81%
Data interpretation
6
1:45
100%
Probability and Statistics
4
1:58
100%
Geometry and measurement
4
1:13
100%
Algebra and functions
15
1:42
93%
Student Produced Response
11
1:40
91%
Function notation and evaluation
5
2:02
80%
Translating from 'English to Math'
5
1:17
80%
Word Problems
9
1:42
78%
Multiple Choice
21
1:31
76%
Number lines
4
0:51
75%
Operations on algebraic functions
6
1:13
67%
Numbers and Operations
12
1:21
58%
Logical reasoning
5
1:19
40%
Ratios and Proportions
6
1:28
33%
Show skills with fewer than 4 questions answered

TestimonialsWrite a Testimonial

Shahzaib Bajwa

after 77 questions and roughly 3 hours with Katie, Shahzaib Bajwa said:

Katie is one of my favorite tutor on grockit. I always enjoy a lot playing with her. Her writing section is really awesome..... Katie you are a very good teacher.
David M.

after 66 questions and roughly 2 hours with Katie, David said:

GREAT tutor who gave amazing tips about everything test-taking. She also went over every wrong question - an amazing person.
vuppula H.

after 56 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, vuppula said:

you were great! I told you
Saagar P.

after 53 questions and roughly 2 hours with Katie, Saagar said:

Katie is just an amazing tutor, She has so much knowledge and the writing and critical reading sections, and she is extremely friendly to work with.. She is patient and helps you with any difficulty you have...thanks to her ive improved my skills in writing and critical reading significantly..
Ha M.

after 52 questions and roughly 2.5 hours with Katie, Ha said:

I once was a pessimist who put himself down for getting incorrect answers. Thanks to Katie, I'm optimistic and confident in combating the SAT questions.
Amit S.

after 39 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, Amit said:

excellent tutor..helped me the most compared to other tutors i've had..the most useful part is the fact that she would recommend you techniques rather than just telling you the right answer...keep up the work!
leonard c.

after 37 questions and roughly 2 hours with Katie, leonard said:

Real motivational , you helped me stay focused and learn
Prithvi G.

after 37 questions and roughly 2.5 hours with Katie, Prithvi said:

Very good tutor.All of my doubts were cleared
Awale O.

after 36 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, Awale said:

Katie is beyond an awesome tutor, she gave me my confidence back! Now i love taking the practice tests! Thanks Katie!
Otto Z.

after 36 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Otto said:

Katie is a great tutor who really knows how to explain the why's behind questions.
pratheek a.

after 36 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, pratheek said:

simply awesome......knows her vocab too well......great tutor!!!
Katrina B.

after 36 questions and roughly 2 hours with Katie, Katrina said:

Katie is one of the best tutors I have studied with. She explains everything clearly and provides many tips to improve your score. She goes along with the conversations and occasionally makes jokes. Thank you so much Katie for your help. I am looking forward to studying with you again. To everyone: Don't miss out on Studying With Her- You will surely benefit from her assistance.
iky c.

after 35 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, iky said:

Katie is amazing. Shes outgoing, caring and determined. Shes helped me improve my understanding of the reading section dramatically. Thank you Katie!!!!
Tiffany R.

after 32 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, Tiffany said:

Katie is a knowledgable tutor who is always helpful and easy to communicate with. She involves the students and thoroughly goes over the answer and why the other choices are wrong. Thanks for all your help Katie!
Arvind r.

after 30 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Arvind said:

Awesome tutor, really had a lot of patience and went through almost every question i got wrong without any reservations. Fun to chat with too and kindly explained concepts and gave helpful tips. Look forward to studying with her again:)
Elisabeth B.

after 30 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, Elisabeth said:

katie is a great tutor! she really helped me with reading and she is great at explaining things! thanks katie!
Makeda L.

after 29 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Makeda said:

Awesome tutor, she really helped me understand things.
dude

after 28 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, dude said:

man i love her, she explains every thing top to bottom.
sandy p.

after 28 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, sandy said:

shes so great and helpful.. thx so much for taking your time to come here tohelp us..
Aahlad R.

after 27 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, Aahlad said:

i love the way you make complex things easy and simple. thanks for the valuable suggestions and advice.you help made me learn through fun......finally i enjoy learning with you thanks.thanks a lot
pratiti G.

after 27 questions and roughly 1.5 hours with Katie, pratiti said:

Katie is a genius. also, a fabulous tutor. she is amazing! Plus, she's patient and good at explaining stuff.
Sean T.

after 25 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Sean said:

Great Tutor. Fun to work with. She definitely knows what she is talking about. =)
Yana B.

after 25 questions and 39 minutes with Katie, Yana said:

I had a great time playing with you. Im glad i had the chance =]. You explained everything and i had a more clear image of the right answer. Thanx for all your help! cant wait to play agian
Alex M.

after 23 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Alex said:

Katie's an excellent tutor. She clearly explained everything, and made it quite easy to understand everything. I understood everything she explained far better than I had before. Thanks so much Katie!!!
Seachai c.

after 23 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Seachai said:

Good tutor.
Krystal B.

after 23 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Krystal said:

Katie was the best tutor that I've had so far! She explains everything so well and doesn't make you feel bad for getting a question or two wrong. She congratulates you when you get questions right and also earn special bonuses. Throughout the whole entire game session I had with her, she interacted with everyone and answered everyone's questions about certain areas in questions but also general questions. She's a tutor that's not just looking to lure you into paid sessions with her. She's helpful, attentive, and just plain wonderful! If you see her in on a session, make sure you get a spot as soon as possible or reserve one! :)
ujjal d.

after 22 questions and 42 minutes with Katie, ujjal said:

fantastic grammar skills, helpful and interactive nature...a great experince...thanks mam...
prakash

after 20 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, prakash said:

Simply awesome. I have worked with a few tutors here and you were definitely the best.
Sammy

after 19 questions and 37 minutes with Katie, Sammy said:

Katie, in my opinion is a fantastic tutor. She's very positive, and always willing to give advice or tips if I don't understand something. She'll always take me through the steps and explain clearly. On top of all of that, she's funny and easy to get along with. Thanks a lot Katie!
Kristin

after 19 questions and 34 minutes with Katie, Kristin said:

Katie is an amzing tutor. I hope to work with her more so I can feel more confident in my ACT scores.
Quintessa G.

after 18 questions and 25 minutes with Katie, Quintessa said:

Katie was very helpful and nice. She explained all of the ones that I got wrong in detail and complimented me when I did good. She's a Great tutor! Thank you, Katie! :-)
Christina

after 17 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Christina said:

It was great working with you, you helped me a lot. Thank you so much.
Nija D.

after 15 questions and 40 minutes with Katie, Nija said:

Very good tutor..She helps you to understand what your doing. And how to choose the best fit answer.
sat hater

after 14 questions and 43 minutes with Katie, sat hater said:

Katie Cantrell Is the best tutor for reading I have worked with so far. She sometimes explains your mistake before you ask for it. Her explanations are very helpful and clear. I always enjoy working with her!
Corbin s.

after 13 questions and 34 minutes with Katie, Corbin said:

I'm glad that I had the chance to play a game with Katie because she was so quick to explain any area of confusion that I had! Thanks so much, Katie!
amandeep s.

after 13 questions and 17 minutes with Katie, amandeep said:

u r good mam
Sean W.

after 11 questions and roughly 1 hours with Katie, Sean said:

She's simply amazing. Katie was boyond helpful and very pleasant. Thank you, Katie!
David I.

after 8 questions and 25 minutes with Katie, David said:

She had alot of helpful suggestions and was very encouraging. I learned more and was able to understand the material more clearly.
Majd A.

after 7 questions and 24 minutes with Katie, Majd said:

Great teacher :) helped a lot and very friendly
Tolu O.

after 1 questions and 3 minutes with Katie, Tolu said:

She was very cool, and just as social as her students! Very cool.
Olanrewaju O.

after 0 questions and 0 minutes with Katie, Olanrewaju said:

she was very helpful and witty. thanks a lot Ms Cantrell...
Sandhya

after 0 questions and 0 minutes with Katie, Sandhya said:

i m new here..i find you to be my tutor.. hope you will be helpful to me.thankyou.

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