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Karen L.

MA/NH K-12 tutor/learning coach including SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/HSPT prep

Pelham, NH (03076)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
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Hello, my name is Karen. I specialize in standardized test preparation including Language Arts, math and science skills. I am SAT, ACT, HSPT, COOP, SSAT and ISEE test preparation trained and experienced. I have worked with students at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels as a certified district tutor, substitute teacher, special needs educator and one-on-one paraprofessional for over five years. I tutor students with an individualized approach to help with study skills, test taking strategies, homework assistance, organizational tips, retention tools and special needs accommodations.

In addition, I have over five years of experience working at the collegiate level assisting students with the college admissions process, essay writing, career counseling, resume writing, job interviewing and social media presence.

I use a patient and positive approach towards learning that instills confidence, builds retention and shows students that they can achieve their goals. I see the potential in each student and when you believe in them, they believe in themselves.

Please feel free to view my profile and to contact me anytime. I work in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, as I live right on the border. I am a full-time professional tutor. My resume is available for your consideration. You may also view my profile on linked in. I look forward to assisting you.

I wish you much learning success.

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Karen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, College Counseling, Cosmetology, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
Accounting, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Special Needs
Business:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Art:
Cosmetology, Film, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Social Studies
Language:
Speech
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

I am teaching several ACT classes at a private preparatory school in Massachusetts, to national and international students, as a summer workshop series in order to ready these students for their ACT exam in the fall. We study test tips, strategies, learning processes, practice drills and practice tests to hone their essay writing, grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

ACT Reading

I am teaching several ACT classes as a summer workshop series at a private preparatory school in Massachusetts. I work with national and international students to prepare them for their ACT exam in the fall. We study test tips, strategies, learning processes, practice drills and practice tests to hone their essay writing, grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

Business

I have a business administration degree from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. I also hold a bachelor of science degree in business management from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. I have been working in the field of business in NH and MA for over twenty-five years in education, college counseling, career services, administration, business to business sales, management, public relations, and marketing. I own my own full-time tutoring business.

Career Development

I have worked full-time for five years as a career advisor and career services specialist at the collegiate level. I have assisted hundreds of graduates and pre-graduates gain internship experience and full-time or part-time work in their field of study. I also provide interviewing tips, mock interview practice, cover letter and thank you note writing, resume writing, job search methods, networking skills and social media profiles.

College Counseling

I have been a College Career Counselor for six years helping students determine their career and educational plans for success in their chosen field. Discussing further education at many schools in the area is always a topic of the planning sessions. Reviewing the college applications, answering questions, assisting with essays, gathering supplemental materials to send with the applications, checking a school's criteria, curriculum and course offerings are also part of the process. This is a very big commitment that requires a lot of preparation and sound and informed decision making.

I enjoy being involved in that process and find it is key to successful career planning since the ultimate goal of education is usually career related for most students. It is hard to reach a goal without a plan in place no matter what that goal may be.

COOP/HSPT

I am trained and experienced in HSPT/COOP test preparation. I specialize in verbal and quantitative math skills including reading comprehension and vocabulary. I use well-known study guides as comprehensive resources that include practice drills, sample tests, study tips, organizational skills and testing strategies to empower students to do their best on the exam.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have six years of experience with elementary grades K-6 and 7-12. I assist students with a one-on-one individualized approach to help with study skills, test taking strategies, homework assistance and special needs accommodations. I am also HSPT, ISEE and SSAT trained and experienced; for students seeking private school admission.

I excel at tutoring in many subject areas including, language arts, reading, grammar, spelling, math, geography, science, history, literature, and much more.

Elementary Math

I have six years of experience tutoring and teaching elementary grades K-6 and 7-12. I have worked with each type of math introduced to students from year to year and made sure to remain up to date with the curriculum. I use several different approaches to help students learn and retain math concepts, since math has to be learned and cannot be memorized.

I assist students with a one-on-one individualized approach to help with study skills, test taking strategies and homework assistance to lead to their success.

Handwriting

I have used handwriting techniques with many young students and students with disabilities as a full-time district tutor for five years. One particular type is called "Handwriting Without Tears" and it can really make a difference in a student's educational abilities. I have seen many students gain handwriting improvement and confidence through using this easy to learn technique. It is also easy to teach and fun.

ISEE

I am experienced in test preparation, reading comprehension, essay writing, and quantitative skills in verbal and math. I am ISEE and SSAT trained and have focused much of my recent tutoring in that area of expertise. I use The Princeton Review as a resource to focus on helping prepare children and their parents for the exam as it is known to be the best ISEE and SSAT study guide available.

I have also worked as a district tutor for five years teaching in grades K-12 with all of their subjects. I love teaching and tutoring grammar, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, math, history and science.

Literature

I specialize in American Literature at the high school and middle school levels. I have five years of experience as a district tutor for grades K-12. I teach students the learning tools for success with essay writing, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and spelling.

I use a patient, individualized approach to help each student realize their own potential. I believe in the power of learning and I instill that in others.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows for over ten years in a professional setting in my daily work. I find it to be a great tool with many helpful features and its ease of use saves time. I also find the help feature to be of particular value since you can look up anything and learn as much as you want to about it. I have used that to teach myself any advanced items that I was curious about. I like that the help feature can be very serendipitous.

Windows also has an intuitive user-friendly style with universal compatibility with Windows users everywhere. I have shared tips and shortcuts and explained its features to many colleagues and students who were just being exposed to it for the first time. It is very easy to share with others. I find that I have inadvertently become the "go-to" person for questions in each college that I have worked at.

It really allows the user to set up features that make sense to them with their daily needs; while letting you skip the things that are not of value for your particular usage.

I enjoy working with others to share my Windows knowledge in a one-on-one tutoring setting at both the collegiate and K-12 levels.

Public Speaking

I have given lectures for four years at Hesser College. The lectures were two to three classes per term and 6 times per year. Each class had up to 60 students. Topics lectured on were interviewing, creating your career network, navigating social media, resume writing, creating your on-line business image, selling your skills on an interview and creating your 30 second elevator speech to best be able to present yourself and your skills.

SAT Reading

I am SAT and ACT trained and experienced and have focused much of my tutoring in these areas of expertise. I use the Princeton Review for SAT test preparation. It is a well-organized, comprehensive resource that includes several practice drills and sample tests. It focuses on building vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, various math skill areas, problem solving, logic and reasoning techniques.

Social Studies

I worked in the Nashua School District as a special needs tutor and full-time paraprofessional for five years. I have tutored and taught students ages K-12 in social studies, history, geography, sociology, psychology, the health sciences and much, much more.

I also work at the college level and enjoy working with young adults who need individualized attention to build their confidence in their own abilities. I see the potential in each student and when you believe in them, they believe in themselves.

Special Needs

I worked in the Nashua School District as a special needs tutor for five years. I have tutored students of all ages with autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, emotional learning disabilities, illness, hard of hearing, teen pregnancy, drug rehabilitation and children in the custody of the state, just to name a few...

I also work at the college level and enjoy working with young adults who need individualized attention to build their confidence in their own abilities. I see the potential in each student and when you believe in them, they believe in themselves.

I use strategies and tools to make learning easier and that build confidence. When students start to learn with more ease it instills their yearning for learning and helps them to become a lifelong learner. Knowledge is always empowering and difficulties in learning are just challenges to be met individually.

SSAT

I am experienced in test preparation, reading comprehension, essay writing, and quantitative skills in verbal and math. I am SSAT and ISEE trained and have focused much of my recent tutoring in that area of expertise. I use The Princeton Review as a resource to focus on helping prepare children and their parents for the exam as it is known to be the best SSAT and ISEE study guide available.

I have also worked as a district tutor for five years teaching in grades K-12 with all of their subjects. I love teaching and tutoring grammar, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, math, history and science.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring grades k-12 for over 5 years including study skills, test taking strategies and various organizational tips and skills to retain studied information. I have assisted children with homework after school and during summers to also help retain studied information since it accumulates from grade to grade. I have been trained by the Nashua School District and have worked as a substitute teacher, a paraprofessional and a special needs paraprofessional. I have used those skills at schools in Hudson, Hollis, Amherst, Nashua and many of the surrounding areas at the k-12 level.

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Education

Southern New Hampshire University (Business Mgmt.)

Really helping my son understand math. Karen has been doing a great job getting my son to understand his math work. She is patient, creative and has great energy. My son has really clicked with her. My son has been struggling with his math since we transferred him from a public school into a private school. The math work is definitely more intense and Karen is doing great a job getting him to better understand the concepts and do bette ...

— Miranda from Nashua, NH on 7/26/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

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Karen will travel within 30 miles of Pelham, NH 03076.

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