Kathrin B.


I’ve lived in California since I was 12 years old. Before that, my family lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from UCR with a B.A. in English Literature, I got a remote job as an academic dissertation editor and spent the next 4 years traveling the world (50+ countries). When I’m not tutoring, I’m probably reading philosophy in the park and writing poetry or riding my motorcycle up the PCH.


Every single student that I’ve worked with has not only seen their grades go from D’s and F’s to C’s, B’s and even A’s, but the feedback that their parents get from their teachers about their attitude in the classroom and their approach to learning new material is what I pride myself on most. Instead of hearing “they just don’t pay attention” or “it feels like they’re not even trying”, the parents of the students I’ve worked with start to hear, “your child is always the first to raise their hand with questions” and “the effort they put into their schoolwork now is unbelievable!” This is because I intimately understand the role emotion plays in academic success, and as a Social-Emotional Learning certificate holder, I am fully equipped to help students navigate their emotional reactions/roadblocks to schoolwork and start being able to show up as their best selves in the classroom.


My approach to teaching/tutoring is heavily influenced by my belief that instilling a love of learning in a child will have an exponentially greater return on the quality of their life long-term than any focus on “good grades” and “memorizing for a test” ever could. I believe grades are important, but only insofar as they reflect a student’s commitment to learning the material, and NOT as any kind of reflection of a student’s intellect or abilities. I especially love working with students who are struggling academically, because helping students build a strong foundation of belief in themselves and what they can accomplish is what I live for.

Kathrin B.