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Karen S.

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Bothell, WA (98012)

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I am a certified teacher with 14 years experience teaching English in both public and private schools. I have extensive experience with one-on-one instruction from grade school through adult at all ability levels.

Currently I am tutoring adults in ESL. Included among my students are those from Japan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, India, Ehtiopia, Ukraine, China, Iraq and Mexico. These students are at all ability levels from beginning learners to advanced professionals. I am finding that I am learning as much about their diverse cultures as my students are learning about the English language. Tutoring with them is most rewarding!

At the private school, I have also taught students with special challenges such as ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, depression, and anorexia. Being able to explain your frustrations, face to face with a professional educator can be the first step in a whole new way of learning. I will build on your strengths as a bridge to improving your weaknesses, all in a safe environment based on trust and personal integrity.

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Karen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English and related subjects -- drama, speech, general humanities/social studies -- in both public and private schools for 14 years.

I have also taught ESL to individuals, small groups and full classrooms ranging in age from young teens to adults. Included among my students were individuals from Japan, China, South America, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India. I have worked for a company which provided the curriculum (Japanese exchange students) and have designed programs for other small groups and individuals. Currently I am working almost exclusively with adults who wish to improve their English skills.

Public Speaking

I have taught English and related subjects for 14 years in both the public and private school systems in Washington State. Included in the English curricula were speech and drama. As well as classroom work for Drama, I put on over 20 high school theatre productions. Preparing students for particiation in a dramatic production is the ultimate in teaching "Public Speaking" skills.

I have also taught speech at the high school level as a separate classroom subject I have worked with a valedictorian on her graduation speech and have some experience with debate class.

Study Skills

I have taught English for 14 years in both the public and private school systems. As part of the English curriculum, I taught study skills -- reading comprehension, skimming, summarizing, analyzing, note taking, listening, organizing, test taking, etc. Sometimes these skills were incorporated in a general classroom instruction; sometimes they were taught separately as specific learning skills, especially at the private school which focused on one-on-one instruction. Some of my students at the private school faced challenges such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, social anxiety, drug addiction histories, and depression. These students were most likely to need individual instruction in basic study techniques.

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Education

University of Washington (English)

University of Washington Department of Education (Master's)

Intelligent teacher Dear, Karen! Thank you very much for giving me a good start! Finally, I have passed TOEFL!!! Now I can continue climbing my career ladder! ...

— Tanya from Edmonds, WA on 1/22/12);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

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Karen will travel within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98012.

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