Classes with Cat - 2020

Hi! I'm Cat and I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with your kiddos. Before moving to Nosara, I worked as a writing professor at the University of Colorado for twenty years. I also co-founded FLOW, a writing program for elementary and middle school kids. A year ago, I left my faculty position to move to Costa Rica, finish my novel, and inspire a love of literature and writing in young kids, to prepare them for success in higher education.

WhatsApp 506-8315-0055 with questions and to sign up!

September 22 - October 15

My number one goal is  to make learning fun. In practice, that translates into student-driven, creative classes in a safe learning environment that welcomes different learning styles and perspectives. Reading, writing, discussion and group work are part of every class. Below, you'll find logistical details and some of the grade-level skills we'll cover.

Reading and Writing

6-7 year-olds

Tuesday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • Independent reading

  • Writing short paragraphs 

  • Consonant blends, word families

  • Poetry

  • Fables, classic stories 

  • Summarizing stories

  • Descriptive writing

  • Sight words 

Reading and Writing

7-8 year-olds

Thursday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • Sentence composition

  • Paragraph composition

  • Parts of speech

  • Punctuation and capitalization

  • Spelling rules

  • Folk talks and classic literature

  • Cursive handwriting

  • Reading aloud with fluency 

Private Instruction

All ages

By appointment

In-person or Zoom

$100/hour

  • One-on-one learning tailored to your student's specific needs and educational requirements

October 20 - November 12

My number one goal is  to make learning fun. In practice, that translates into student-driven, creative classes in a safe learning environment that welcomes different learning styles and perspectives. Reading, writing, discussion and group work are part of every class. Below, you'll find logistical details and some of the grade-level skills we'll cover.

To Be Determined

Age range open

Tuesday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • If you have a group of kids in need of a specific class, just let me know! From sounding out words all the way to novel writing and drafting college essays, I've created curricula across all age groups and learning styles. I work with adults, too!

To Be Determined

Age range open

Thursday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • If you have a group of kids in need of a specific class, just let me know! From sounding out words all the way to novel writing and drafting college essays, I've created curricula across all age groups and learning styles. I work with adults, too!

Private Instruction

All ages

By appointment

In-person or Zoom

$100/hour

  • One-on-one learning tailored to your student's specific needs and educational requirements

November 17 - December 10

My number one goal is  to make learning fun. In practice, that translates into student-driven, creative classes in a safe learning environment that welcomes different learning styles and perspectives. Reading, writing, discussion and group work are part of every class. Below, you'll find logistical details and some of the grade-level skills we'll cover.

To Be Determined

Age range open

Tuesday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • If you have a group of kids in need of a specific class, just let me know! From sounding out words all the way to novel writing and drafting college essays, I've created curricula across all age groups and learning styles. I work with adults, too!

To Be Determined

Age range open

Thursday 1:30-3:30PM

Location TBD

$160

  • If you have a group of kids in need of a specific class, just let me know! From sounding out words all the way to novel writing and drafting college essays, I've created curricula across all age groups and learning styles. I work with adults, too!

Private Instruction

All ages

By appointment

In-person or Zoom

$100/hour

  • One-on-one learning tailored to your student's specific needs and educational requirements