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For the past nearly five years I have been very successfully working with WyzAnt students aged 5 to adult. I'm an experienced and well-qualified tutor, having more than 2200 hours of WyzAnt teaching alone. I meet students weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer an introductory meeting at no charge to determine your needs, and my suitability.
I have a great deal of experience helping children and adults learn to better express themselves, both in writing and speaking. I believe strongly that the successful use of the English language depends on learning to read and write in an organized and intelligent way; the real aim of language use is to be able to communicate well in both.
I have two degrees from San Jose State and two from Stanford University. I think I’ve been able to help people learn English and perfect their language skills because of my own experience learning English as a second language, years ago, as an immigrant. I’m fluent in English and German, spent my younger years raising four children in local schools, pursued my own education thereafter, culminating in a PhD from Stanford(1998), subsequently worked as a market research analyst, and in the last few years, successfully, tutored both children and adults.
My qualifications also include tutoring students in history based on a long-time interest in the subject, as well as on my degrees in History; this includes TA experience while working on my degree at Stanford, plus teaching a Humanities course there, following graduation.
Apart from my university teaching experience and, of course, teaching our four children, all of whom went on to graduate from college and/or graduate school, I am now devoting my daily life full-time to tutoring and teaching, having recently retired from my activity as market research analyst.
I live in Sunnyvale with my husband and our dog.
An Excellent Tutor — As a house wife, my English is still very poor a year after I came to the United States. At first, I went to ESL classes, but they are not suitable for me. I knew I had to look for a tutor. I'm very lucky to have chosen Karin. Karin is very kind, gentle, knowledgeable and wise. She is very good at teaching others how to learn English. Now the English class with Karin is my favorite thing. ...
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