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Karen H.

Hoquiam, WA

$35/hr

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Background check passed as of 3/24/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

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Hello and thank you for your interest.

Whether you are a parent of a student in need of a little help; an adult in need of various school or employment help, or learning to read and write; or an individual learning English as a second language, I am here for you. I truly love watching people learn! I am patient and understanding when I come alongside an individual and help them understand and learn the subject at hand. I assess the student's needs and evaluate as progress is made. Motivation and confidence are instilled, along with good study habits and skills. Complex issues are broken down so material is not overwhelming.

There is no need to struggle when help is waiting. It will be okay. You will get through this. So, let’s get together and make this happen!

Karen

Testimonials

"Very in tune with students needs."

- Edward, Everett, WA on 8/14/13

"Great Tutor for TOEFL"

- Lada, Lynnwood, WA on 3/20/13

"Excellent tutor for those who want to work on pronunciation!"

- Jennifer, Redmond, WA on 1/10/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Rene, Lynnwood, WA on 4/10/12

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Ayako, Fayetteville, NC on 8/30/11
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
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.

ESL/ESOL

I received my training in ESL/ESOL through the Adult Literacy Center in North Carolina. For four years I have worked with numerous adults from Japan learning English as their second language for the purposes of understanding and speaking English, as well as assisting them in their studies for GED and general collegiate learning.

Phonics

I received my training in phonics through the Adult Literacy Center in North Carolina. For three years I have worked with numerous adults learning to read and write English. Phonics plays a key role as it helps students map sounds onto spellings, enabling them to decode words. The decoding of words aids in the development of word recognition, which increases reading fluency. Reading fluency improves reading comprehension as students no longer struggle with decoding words, and can concentrate on making meaning from the text.

Additionally, phonics instruction improves spelling ability because it emphasizes spelling patterns that become familiar from reading. Studies show that half of all English words can be spelled with phonics rules that relate to one letter to one sound.

Speech

Pronunciation of certain sounds and letters can be a daunting task when trying to speak a non-native language. My training in phonics (through the North Carolina Adult Literacy Center) which includes proper tounge placement, force of air and width of mouth opening, has been crucial in allowing non-native, English speakers to pronounce English words in a clearer, understandable fashion.

Karen’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Karen. View all of Karen’s resources

You know that questioning look you get when you are speaking with someone and they don’t seem to understand what you are saying? It may not be so much their misunderstanding as it is their inability to “hear” what you are saying. Not that they are deaf or hard of hearing, they hear the sounds just fine, they just can’t keep up with all the words coming at such a fast pace. If you are a... read more

University of Cincinnati
Psychology
Liberty University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Cincinnati (Psychology)

Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)

Very in tune with students needs. — Students are pleased with the interaction with instructor and enjoy the learning process that is being tailored to their individual levels. ...

— Edward, Everett, WA on 8/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 15 miles of Hoquiam, WA 98550.


About Karen

Hello and thank you for your interest.

Whether you are a parent of a student in need of a little help; an adult in need of various school or employment help, or learning to read and write; or an individual learning English as a second language, I am here for you. I truly love watching people learn! I am patient and understanding when I come alongside an individual and help them understand and learn the subject at hand. I assess the student's needs and evaluate as progress is made. Motivation and confidence are instilled, along with good study habits and skills. Complex issues are broken down so material is not overwhelming.

There is no need to struggle when help is waiting. It will be okay. You will get through this. So, let’s get together and make this happen!

Karen

Testimonials

"Very in tune with students needs."

- Edward, Everett, WA on 8/14/13

"Great Tutor for TOEFL"

- Lada, Lynnwood, WA on 3/20/13

"Excellent tutor for those who want to work on pronunciation!"

- Jennifer, Redmond, WA on 1/10/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Rene, Lynnwood, WA on 4/10/12

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Ayako, Fayetteville, NC on 8/30/11

Education

University of Cincinnati
Psychology
Liberty University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Cincinnati (Psychology)

Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hoquiam, WA 98550

Karen’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
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.


Karen’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Karen. View all of Karen’s resources

You know that questioning look you get when you are speaking with someone and they don’t seem to understand what you are saying? It may not be so much their misunderstanding as it is their inability to “hear” what you are saying. Not that they are deaf or hard of hearing, they hear the sounds just fine, they just can’t keep up with all the words coming at such a fast pace. If you are a... read more


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