The University of Iowa

Kate Will, M.A.

Kate Will
Program Coordinator

Kate Will wants to help all students develop their literacy skills, especially those learning English, who have earned a place in her heart from previous experiences. Previously, she was a writing tutor in the University of Iowa Writing Center and a Fulbright Program English teaching assistant in Argentina. She earned her master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Iowa. Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, making pottery, and cooking new recipes such as homemade tortellini and spaghetti.

Recent Blog Posts

Boy and two girl students read a book together at school

Celebrating Students’ Identities and Experiences With Culturally Relevant Texts

Selecting stories that reflect students’ interests and backgrounds can be a useful tool for increasing classroom participation and engagement.
Teen girl writing concept map in class

Prewriting Strategies May Reduce Apprehension Towards Writing

Brainstorming, concept mapping, and freewriting can help students organize their thoughts and gain confidence as writers.
Person playing Paraphrase game holding card

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Practice Paraphrasing With a New Game

English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.