STEPS TO SUCCESS
Math & Reading Tutoring
Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. ~ Confucius
The mission of Steps to Success is to equip each student to achieve academic success.
Through assessment, personalized teaching, practice, encouragement, and reinforcement, students will be equipped to develop confidence and be successful in their problem solving knowledge and comprehension skills.
GOALS / PROCESS
1) Assess in order to identify strengths & needs.
2) Set goals.
3) Teach & practice skills to develop mastery of key concepts.
4) Provide experiences that build students' understanding of and opportunity to practice their problem solving and comprehension skills.
5) Regularly assess in order to monitor progress.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to become great.
TUTORING PROVIDED FOR:
• Grades 1 - 8 Math & Language Arts
• Algebra 1
• Private tutoring: $40 / hour
• Group rates (2 or more students): $25/hour per student
Mistakes provide an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve.
MEET OUR STAFF
Katie Bonner ~ Owner, Tutor
Katie is the Director of Care Ministries at First Methodist Church, Mansfield. She is a certified math teacher with eight years of experience as a secondary math teacher. Katie earned her bachelor's in education with a minor in math from Texas A&M University and her Master's in school counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler. Katie loves to encourage and help students learn and understand math in order to reach their full potential! She excels in helping students understand and master math concepts. Outside of work, Katie loves spending time with her four children, family, and friends, being outdoors, hiking, reading, and anything that will make her laugh.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss
Reviews & Recommendations
"Katie Bonner has extensive experience as a math teacher. She has a gift for making students feel confident and invested as they tackle learning math skills. Katie is very positive and makes it fun for her students. Her after school tutoring programs were highly successful." ~ Lauren B., retired teacher, diagnostician, and school administrator
"My 10 year-old son has struggled with Math for the last two years and Ms. Katie was recommended to us. Alex began tutoring with Ms. Katie in the summer and now is doing better in school and math is not a crying session for him or ourselves! We are so grateful to Ms. Katie for her patience, positive re-enforcement, and learning skills she is bestowing onto Alex. Thank you, Steps to Success!!!" ~ Bernadette F., parent
"Katie Bonner is a gift to ALL people because she loves ALL people. Her brilliance, love for math, and years of experience in the classroom speak to her credibility. This lady can teach! However, Katie’s heart for children and teens, especially those who encounter struggles, is what sets her apart. She naturally creates a fun, safe, and affirming space for young people, meeting them right where they are, and drawing out their worth and potential. Her students rise up, and as a result leave transformed, achieving the measurable results they desire. I 100% recommend Katie Bonner to anyone looking for math tutoring services." ~ Stephanie G., Education Consultant, former teacher and coach
"Katie is a beautiful person! She has the gift of a servant heart, and is one of the most nurturing people I know. Honored to be her friend. If you are searching for a tutor for your student, one that can help with math concepts but also reach the character of your child, Katie is your BEST CHOICE!" ~ Gene S., MISD teacher
Ms. Katie is so patient with my two little kids. She is very knowledgeable in all K-12 subjects and always makes extra effort to help my kids. We have seen significant improvement in my kid's performance, especially in math. The kids are always happy for their math tutoring. Thank you Ms. Katie and Steps to Success." ~ Mathias A., parent
"My daughter, who is 6 years old, had her first tutoring session with Katie yesterday! Katie was kind, patient, and very diligent with her approach. I was really worried about how it would go because my daughter has a hard time focusing, but Katie was so professional and handled it so well. We will definitely continue with her services, and we HIGHLY recommend Katie with Steps to Success for your math tutoring needs!! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing Bella thrive with your help!" ~ Angela T.
"Katie is truly passionate about helping children. She has the knowledge, gifts, and tools to help children feel at ease and learn to believe in themselves and their abilities. I've worked with Katie for several years. She will go above and beyond to help your child reach their goals." ~ Kara T., BBBS staff
"I’ve seen Katie work with children at our church & also with the Big Hope program which is connected to Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has an excellent rapport with children of all ages. With all her experience, comes a true concern for their welfare and just a genuine love of being with them." ~ Nelda M.
"Katie is great with kids! Very patient and professional...I would highly recommend her for tutoring of any kind." ~ Vicky H.
"Katie is so wonderful with kids of all ages and an excellent tutor! She is so passionate about helping children and has such a love for math!" ~ Sarah B.
"Katie is so patient and has a real heart for kids. Can not recommend enough." ~ Amy H.
"Katie is one of the wisest, articulate, and most fun-loving women I know! Her energetic spirit is contagious!" ~ Missy G.
"Katie is a hard-working and driven teacher who is great with kids!" ~ Diana H.