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Karen N.

Effective English: Written and Spoken Communication Skills

La Puente, CA (91744)

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Karen's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
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ESL/ESOL
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Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
ASVAB
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LSAT
PSAT
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Homeschool:
English
ESL/ESOL
Reading
Writing
Special Needs:
Autism
Business:
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Elementary Education:
Reading
Vocabulary
History:
American History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
TOEFL
English:
ACT Reading
English
ESL/ESOL
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
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College Counseling

I hold a B.S. Degree in Journalism and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have worked in Community and Workforce Development for Adult and Continuing Education programs teaching job search skills, applications, resumes and job interviews. Recently, I've worked as a volunteer for the State of California Employment Development Department Job Club to guide Veterans and other job searchers into career paths, training and employment. Through WyzAnt, I have already provided assistance and editing for two students needing college letters and essays. The college essay reflects aspects of a resume and should contain a strong mission statement of purpose and personal reflection of one's accomplishments. Besides being truthful, narratives should demonstrate how an individual will benefit from the company/institution and vice-versa.

Public Speaking

In Junior College, I was on the debate team, reader's theater and served as secretary of the ASB all of which gave me experience as a youth in public speaking. As an ESL teacher, I coached students to write and present speeches and I have been active in Toastmaster's International. With the Employment Development Department, I have coached clients to prepare them for job interviews.

Swimming

I learned to swim at the YMCA in Alhambra, Calif. when I was 2. I can still remember how scary it was for me and can relate to beginning swimmers. By the time I was 5, I spent the entire summer in swimming pools. By the time I was 9, I was swimming out to ride waves in the Pacific Ocean. In high school, I was a top-ranking freestyle swimmer and our relay team took top awards in San Gabriel Valley competitions. My grandfather, a cliff diver, taught me how to perfect my stroke. I taught my 16-year-old daughter how to swim when she was 2 starting with kicking, blowing bubbles (kids love to do that anyway) and floating (relaxing after you are able to control your body by kicking and are able to not take in water by breathing properly) As a show-off teen, in recreational swimming, I consistently won races against top (male) athletes (varsity football and basketball players, Ha-Ha!). I love the water and being in it. There is a great amount of freedom, relaxation and exhilaration in the experience of water immersion. I am CPR and Red Cross first aid accredited. I understand the angst associated with pools and large bodies of water for many people, especially adults who are more familiar with incidents of drownings, etc. It is important to listen to these concerns and only take on what an individual is prepared to do and is capable of doing. Progress comes with baby steps and patience.

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