Kat Murray is first and foremost an advocate for exceptional learners. She readily takes the lessons learned in her own life to help other students take shortcuts in their learning, and avoid discouraging pitfalls. She has a special feeling of urgency for twice exceptional learners to make sure that they don’t lose any time with inappropriate learning techniques. As a result of Kat’s knowledge and teaching methods, students are able to open doors of learning for themselves, doors that had been previously shut.
Kat effectively combines technology and hands-on activities to help students to become actual scientists. Ms. Murray has worked with students of all ages, from 7 years old on up. She has been conducting these activities since 2004, while teaching as an adjunct at Drexel University, and then from 2016-2018 at the Grayson School.
Kat is experienced in teaching math, Calculus enrichment courses, and computer programming and is currently serving as a Volunteer Instructor in the Drexel University Medical School.
She has a special interest and experience with students who have Learning Differences.
Kat is experienced in group-led instruction and effective use of group dynamics to help students see their strengths. Kat uses her extensive background in teaching group-intensive IT topics, such as Software Project Management, to facilitate creatively peer-based learning.
While teaching at Drexel University, Kat taught a range of subjects from computer programming to database management, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She encouraged students to take an online learning style quiz to understand their learning preferences. She would readily accommodate students who had audio processing difficulties, AD/HD, dyslexia, and other issues; when needed, she would meet with students on an individual basis to help them better take charge of their learning.
While teaching for Goodwin College, the continuing education branch of Drexel, Kat introduced adult learners to detailed intricacies of technology, from using Microsoft Office for the first time to learning how to manually configure a firewall.
Kat Murray knows how to help students to understand thoroughly both their learning style and deftly use their own agency with respect to their learning. These soft skills are necessary for college and career success. Many of her former students are succeeding in college and in their jobs due to the subtle yet important skills they learned while working with Kat.