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Karen F.

Allentown, PA

$40/hr

Spanish, ESL, Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, & HTML/Web Design

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Spanish, ESL, Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, & HTML/Web Design

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Hola,

My skills are diverse, and one might venture to say I am somewhat of a jack-of-all trades. I have been teaching at a private parochial high school in the Lehigh Valley for 13 years. Prior to obtaining my teacher certification, I substitute taught for several school districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My background credentials were just recently updated by the Diocese.

My teaching duties include Spanish, both face-to-face and online through a virtual high school program, Microsoft Office, HTML, and Web Design. I am the Site Coordinator for our virtual high school program, and also the web master for our school's web site. I enjoy teaching, and am always open to learning new things. After all, in order to be a teacher, one must truly embrace the motto of "Life Long Learning."

I attended Rutgers University, where I received my BA in Spanish. I have also completed additional graduate course work in Spanish at the University of Texas, at Austin. My Instructional II Certification from the State of Pennsylvania is in Spanish, K-12. I completed the Education course work for my certification at Kutztown University. In lieu of student teaching, I completed a Teaching Internship through the Access Program at DeSales University. I have also studied Spanish at ICADS in Costa Rica, attended the Governor's Institute for World Languages at Marywood University, and hold my Spanish AP Certification from LaSalle University. My Masters in Education (MEd.) is in Technology in Education from DeSales University.

In order to stay current in my field, I continue to take courses and seminars when they are available. I also believe that I have picked up a great deal of knowledge through teaching these subjects to my students, helping my colleagues with their web pages, and in working on my online course.

I look forward to being able to use my skills to help you.

Karen

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, HTML,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Dreamweaver

I have an MEd in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 13 years. Part of the Instructional Technology curriculum included a course in web design utilizing the software program Dreamweaver 8 to create and launch web pages/web sites. When I finished my MEd, I began teaching Dreamweaver at school. By that time we were up to Dreamweaver CS3. A person with no experience with HTML or CSS (cascading style sheets) could create a web page in a similar manor as one would create a document in word -- type the text and then format it using the various commands on the tool bars (in Word, the Ribbon). There was a split view that you could view the HTML code, but there was no access to the CSS. The only use for the split view was to change the HTML code if you could not get the software to do what you wanted it to do.

The current Dreamweaver CS5 software contains many new enhancements, which has greatly improved the usability of the software. HTML and CSS are integrated into the learning process. As the students are working on a web page, they can do a split screen that will show them the source code (.html file) or the CSS code (.css file) on one side of the screen and the actual web page on the other. You can also do a full screen view of the source code or the CSS code. While students do not actually write the html or css, they are walked through the process. In previous additions, there was no mention of Java Script. Students created forms and had no idea how the forms actually functioned. Now the receive a brief introduction to Java Script and how it works.

Creating a web site from a template, which was rather cumbersome in the past, is now a simple process. You create the template and then hit create new file and select the template. There are also pre-existing templates for many different types of layouts, both fluid and static. Managing site has also become a more stream-lined process.

The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.

Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching Spanish in an area high school for 13 years. For the past six years I have been teaching Spanish courses for Virtual High School, which is a world wide online high school program. In addition to Spanish, I have also studied Italian and Brazilian Portuguese.

While my title is that of a Spanish Teacher, I spend a great deal of time teaching basic English grammar concepts to my students. The learning of Spanish vocabulary also reinforces their English vocabulary. At times, my students are learning the English vocabulary and Spanish vocabulary side-by-side.

The learning of any language comes down to one thing, the student's desire to learn the language. The more effort you put forth, the better your language skills will become.

HTML

I am self-taught. I began tinkering with HTML when I started teaching an online course. I could not get the pages to render the way I wanted them using the WYSIWYG editor, so I began experimenting with the HTML code. Through trial and error, I would find the code I needed to make the page render the way I wanted.

I have been teaching HTML for five years. I began with HTML 3, moved on to HTML 4, and now teach HTML 5, which is the most current code.

My course at school covers HTML 5 and CSS in the first semester. In the second semester we use the software application Dreamweaver CS 6.

I am also the webmaster for our schools website.

Microsoft Access

I have an MEd. in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 13 years. I began teaching Microsoft Office Suites six years ago when 2007 first came out. I am now teaching the 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.
Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

Microsoft Excel

I have an MEd. in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 13 years. I began teaching Microsoft Office Suites six years ago when 2007 first came out. I am now teaching the 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.
Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have an MEd. in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 13 years. I began teaching Microsoft Office Suites six years ago when 2007 first came out. I am now teaching the 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.
Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

Microsoft Word

I have an MEd. in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 13 years. I began teaching Microsoft Office Suites six years ago when 2007 first came out. I am now teaching the 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.
Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

Spanish

I earned my BA in Spanish from Rutgers University. I have also studied at the University of Texas, and ICADS in Costa Rica. I have been teaching Spanish for 13 years at an area high school, and online for a virtual high school program for six years. I currently teach Spanish Culture and 20th Century Hispanic Writers. I have also taught Spanish 1, 2, 3 and AP Spanish 5.

Rutgers
DeSales University
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Other

Education

Rutgers

DeSales University (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 15 miles of Allentown, PA 18106.


About Karen

Hola,

My skills are diverse, and one might venture to say I am somewhat of a jack-of-all trades. I have been teaching at a private parochial high school in the Lehigh Valley for 13 years. Prior to obtaining my teacher certification, I substitute taught for several school districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My background credentials were just recently updated by the Diocese.

My teaching duties include Spanish, both face-to-face and online through a virtual high school program, Microsoft Office, HTML, and Web Design. I am the Site Coordinator for our virtual high school program, and also the web master for our school's web site. I enjoy teaching, and am always open to learning new things. After all, in order to be a teacher, one must truly embrace the motto of "Life Long Learning."

I attended Rutgers University, where I received my BA in Spanish. I have also completed additional graduate course work in Spanish at the University of Texas, at Austin. My Instructional II Certification from the State of Pennsylvania is in Spanish, K-12. I completed the Education course work for my certification at Kutztown University. In lieu of student teaching, I completed a Teaching Internship through the Access Program at DeSales University. I have also studied Spanish at ICADS in Costa Rica, attended the Governor's Institute for World Languages at Marywood University, and hold my Spanish AP Certification from LaSalle University. My Masters in Education (MEd.) is in Technology in Education from DeSales University.

In order to stay current in my field, I continue to take courses and seminars when they are available. I also believe that I have picked up a great deal of knowledge through teaching these subjects to my students, helping my colleagues with their web pages, and in working on my online course.

I look forward to being able to use my skills to help you.

Karen

Education

Rutgers
DeSales University
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Other

Education

Rutgers

DeSales University (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Allentown, PA 18106

Karen’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, HTML,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Spanish

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.


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