Private Teaching + Educational Counseling

Involved in classroom teaching and private tutoring in the humanities for more than three decades, Cathy Corman works with students in high school, college, and adult education settings. She specializes in teaching writing. Cathy assesses students’ abilities and interests to help them write personal essays, research papers, and analytical assignments. She engages students emotionally and intellectually, supporting them as they question and take academic risks.

The co-author with Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., of Positively ADD, a book profiling successful adults with attentional challenges, Cathy relies on approaches helpful to students with language based learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and difficulties in areas of executive function. She particularly enjoys helping students experience success and gain confidence as they take ownership of their learning and make progress in accomplishing their own goals.

Cathy also works with students applying to high schools and colleges. She supports students in generating lists of institutions where they will thrive. Cathy helps students craft and polish admissions essays and complete and submit applications on time.

Cathy earned a Ph.D. from Yale University’s Program in American Studies and a B.A. in English from Pomona College. She was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which allowed her to compare American and Australian concepts of the frontier and colonialism, leading her to do graduate work in early American social and cultural history, Native American history, women’s history, and the history of the book. In addition to her academic pursuits, Cathy has worked as a full-time and freelance reporter with a focus on print and multimedia long forms.

Cathy understands the challenges and joys of independent work in the humanities. She brings her curiosity and compassion to her private clients and believes that with effort, all students are capable of making progress and taking pleasure in the fruits of their minds.