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Cara A.

Certified Teacher for ESL, Math, or English/Reading/Writing

Livingston, NJ (07039)

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I am an experienced teacher who especially enjoys developing relationships with her students. I have certifications in elementary education, middle school math, and English as a second language. I am also a mother of three and have worked as a camp counselor in four different camps, teaching sports, cooking, and arts-n-crafts.

When teaching math, I use real-world examples and objects. I compare mathematical operations to money and food. Most students struggle in math because of weaknesses in basic facts. I explain mental math tricks to my students, and I show them self-study techniques. For elementary-aged students, I have a “goody bag” with objects like balls, stickers, yo-yos, and fancy pencils as a reward for hard work. I am impressed with students who work hard, and I encourage them to not worry about mistakes. I share real-life examples of successful people who have made many mistakes along the way.

When teaching grammar, I usually have my students write a short story and then help them to correct their own mistakes. I also use books that they are reading (or I bring my own) to show them grammar in action.

In the realm of public speaking, I have learned my craft through Toastmasters International and by making work-related presentations. I have many strategies to help learners, from organizing their thoughts to using vocal variety and gestures effectively.

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Cara’s subjects

Algebra 1
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified by NJ to teach Elementary Ed. I've taught in grades 2 - 6. My younger daughter is in fourth grade. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from my students' parents, other teachers, principals, and my students themselves. I believe that I can make a difference for the children of WyzAnt.


The Praxis is a test that future teachers must pass in order to teach or to even be accepted to a college program to become a teacher.

I scored very high on the Content Knowledge Praxis. I scored a 182, which qualified me for the "ETS Recognition of Excellence." I can forward you a scanned copy of my scores. I also passed the Praxis for Middle School Math. I am now a certified, working teacher in NJ.

Public Speaking

There are two main reason why I believe that I am qualified to tutor in public speaking. Firstly, I spent about three years as a member of Toastmasters International. During that time, I achieved the status of Competent Toastmaster. Also, when working in a group setting, the members of my group often ask me to present because they say that I can explain our concepts better than they can.

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The College of New Jersey (Engineering)

Montclair State University, NJ (Graduate Coursework)

Montclair State University, NJ (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor, great editor! — Cara was a blessing when I was in a pinch. She was extremely helpful with editing my course paper. I will work with Cara on my thesis paper, and I highly recommend her. ...

— Jle from Caldwell, NJ on 4/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I can work with more than one student. A second student will add $25 to the hourly rate.

Travel policy

Cara will travel within 10 miles of Livingston, NJ 07039.

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