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Karen M.

Winter Haven, FL

$30/hr

Karen M - CELTA certified and experienced tutor and teacher

Background check passed as of 1/17/14
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Karen M - CELTA certified and experienced tutor and teacher

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Hello, my name is Karen. I am an experienced tutor and teacher. I earned my CELTA certificate and I have been teaching English as a foreign language in Russia for the past 2 1/2 years. I have helped several of my students to pass their TOEFL exams. They have not only passed, but passed with high marks and on the first try. One of them will be starting her graduate work at Miami University on a full scholarship in August. The other is now a doctor in Russia. I have also taught in a classroom of up to 19 students.

My students tell me that I make learning fun. I do require that my students work hard, but I believe that the best way to learn anything is if you can enjoy the work while you are learning.

Testimonials

"Fantastic tutor."

- Youngham, Hoffman Estates, IL on 10/25/13
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a degreed teacher in Elementary Education, having received my degree in 1988.

I have been teaching children and adults for the last 13 years on a volunteer basis.

I was living in Russia for the past 2 1/2 years. I taught classes there in English and trained students in TOEFL and CAE.

ESL/ESOL

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
CELTA degree from the Cambridge University program
2 1/2 years teaching experience in Russia
5 years teaching experience in the US

On a personal note, I also have 2 lovely Russian daughters (adopted from Russia when they were 13 and 15).

Drake University
Elementary Education

Education

Drake University (Elementary Education)

Fantastic tutor. — Although we have met only one time, I'm sure she will make me get a great score on the TOEFL. ...

— Youngham, Hoffman Estates, IL on 10/25/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 25 miles of Winter Haven, FL 33884.


About Karen

Hello, my name is Karen. I am an experienced tutor and teacher. I earned my CELTA certificate and I have been teaching English as a foreign language in Russia for the past 2 1/2 years. I have helped several of my students to pass their TOEFL exams. They have not only passed, but passed with high marks and on the first try. One of them will be starting her graduate work at Miami University on a full scholarship in August. The other is now a doctor in Russia. I have also taught in a classroom of up to 19 students.

My students tell me that I make learning fun. I do require that my students work hard, but I believe that the best way to learn anything is if you can enjoy the work while you are learning.

Testimonials

"Fantastic tutor."

- Youngham, Hoffman Estates, IL on 10/25/13

Education

Drake University
Elementary Education

Education

Drake University (Elementary Education)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Winter Haven, FL 33884

Karen’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Karen M.

Karen M. passed a background check on 1/17/14. The check was ordered by Karen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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