AP US History and AP World History Specialist, College Essay, SAT/ACT Language Arts
Kate Dowling is a passionate and experienced high school teacher, tutor, and seasoned writing coach. Over the last 20 years, she has equipped students with the skills, techniques and strategies to achieve success in school, on standardized tests, and in life beyond the classroom. Kate holds a B.A., cum laude, from Colgate University in both History and Education, and was the captain of the Colgate University Rowing team. Shortly thereafter, she received her M.A.T. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Kate has been teaching at Rye High School since 2003, where she has taught various social studies classes, including AP World History and AP US History. She is also a writing coach who has helped many students throughout all aspects of the essay writing process. Kate’s passion for sports has led her to coach basketball, soccer, and volleyball at the high school and middle school levels. The lessons from athletics – specifically the importance of determination, and the belief in oneself – have guided Kate throughout many walks of life. She takes pride in creating a learning environment that minimizes anxiety and maximizes opportunities for students to achieve success. Because many students view standardized tests as roadblocks on the path to success, Kate makes an effort to reframe that view, and help her students stay loose, stay calm, and approach exams with confidence.