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"Thank you so much for all the

   Kathy has spent over ten thousand hours working directly with students, parents, teachers and school systems to understand which strategies work and which ones don't.  She has developed the ability to integrate the positive aspects of each arena into her teaching.  Below is a little about her recent and past experience that she incorporates into her coaching. 

Kathy has helped hundreds of students from more than 9 different high schools and multiple socioeconomic situations grow their ability to succeed academically.  Her students have had some wonderful personal successes and opened doors to opportunities that weren't possible before re-educating themselves.  She has also helped families save hundreds of thousands of dollars in wasted resources.  She is able to compare schools, curriculum and resources to help families get a better value.

Additional background:

Certificate in Educational Technology (verified) from MITx/Edx
BA in Math/Social Studies - from an Ivy (Dartmouth - however, people don't need to got to an Ivy League school anymore to give themselves an Ivy caliber education), before the cell phone
Masters in Education - after the digital revolution, but not online. (SNHU)

Edx and Coursera Online Platforms (Kathy has completed over 18 courses) including
MITx - Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
MITx - Biology: The Secret to Life
Harvardx - Neuroscience 1 
The Ohio State - Intro to Calculus
UC Berkeley - Intro to Statistics Parts 1, 2 and 3 
U of Delpht, Netherlands - Solar Energy
U of Texas at Austin - Energy 101
Duke University - Introduction to Genetics, Chemistry 
And many others; reviews can be found on the New Education Model page
The rest of her experience:

Over 20 years front line (and management) experience in competitive industries including the technology, retail and financial sectors. 

Helped implement many new products at an individual level - including those of the digital revolution in the financial sector.  Adapted organizational solutions to meet the needs of clients and employees.

Helped several companies and organizations create new opportunities and new marketplaces.

Helped talented staff take on greater challenges and create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

Spent the last twelve years studying and working with individual students to better understand the real issues in education. During that time, she tutored many age brackets in multiple topics including literacy development, math, science and more. She has observed in lots of classrooms. Along the way she created individualized solutions to help students and teachers empower themselves. Today, in addition to helping teens (and a few re-careerists)  acquire important math and science skills, she helps them open doors to opportunities that may not have existed a few years ago.

Co-author of three integrated science, math and nonfiction literacy texts for younger students including Oh No Where Did All The Money Go?, Simple Machines Make Work Easier and Simple Machines Lab Notebook.

Founder of - a little website that helps parents and teachers minimize the impact of someone else's mean behaviors.

In her limited spare time, Kathy is improving her personal knowledge about Alzheimer's, a tragic disease that has impacted her family significantly.  "Wouldn't it be awesome to already have a $100 cure for Alzheimer's (and cancer) with no suffering? Think of how many families could have benefited from that?   If we don't have real cures for cancer and Alzheimer's, does it actually matter how much money someone has?  Think of how many rich people in the world don't have the ability to understand that money may not be everything."  

Please remember that no person or organization can be all things to all people. 
Everyone is different.  It is up to parents, teens and others to decide whose advice they follow and what they choose to learn.  Acquiring the right skills and knowledge can make for a great life and an awesome career.  
Compiled or authored by Kathy, aka "Professor Green Witch" 
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