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Karen M.

Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in Academics and ADHD

Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in Academics and ADHD

$45/hour

  • 898 hours tutoring

  • Huntsville, AL 35801

"ADHD and organization"

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About Karen


Bio

I am an Academic Coach who completed an Educational specialist degree at Liberty University specializing in Teaching and Learning in May 2011. My educational philosophy is a combination of Bloom's Taxonomy and the Taxonomy of the Significant learning Experience (SLE); believing that learning must allow for repetition and application of that which was taught so that information moves from mere memorization to actual learning. The role of the educator must go beyond the responsibility of...

I am an Academic Coach who completed an Educational specialist degree at Liberty University specializing in Teaching and Learning in May 2011. My educational philosophy is a combination of Bloom's Taxonomy and the Taxonomy of the Significant learning Experience (SLE); believing that learning must allow for repetition and application of that which was taught so that information moves from mere memorization to actual learning. The role of the educator must go beyond the responsibility of dispensing knowledge and tests, to creating an environment which would inspire and motivate others to learn, which can only occur in an environment of mutual respect and a basic belief that all students are capable of learning. This is what forces the educator to discover the method in which the learner will be the most successful. Overall, education is a balancing act whereby educators provide a positive influence, leading and guiding students down a path of discovery; while at the same time ensuring that learners obtain the knowledge, skills and moral development necessary to positively contribute to society.

I have extensive experience in the following areas: Elementary Education, Algebra, Biology, Physical Science, study skills including time management, goal setting, and organization, Microsoft Office - word, excel and PowerPoint, Public Speaking, and Communications. While instructing in GED preparation, I have also taught coursework in reading and essay writing. In addition, I work with individuals of all ages with ADHD, teaching them and their caregivers strategies which would increase learning efficiency.


Education

Syracuse University
Psychology
SUNY Buffalo State College - Adult Education
MEd
Liberty University EdS - Curriculum and Instruction
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Multiple hour sessions are billed at a 50% discount after the second hour; group rates are billed at a negotiated rate based upon the number of participants.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Through my business as a Life Transitions Coach, I help individuals through the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future. I have been doing this work since 2006 and have been Certified as a Professional Life Coach since 2013.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have worked in the administrative/clerical field for over 21 years, and have used the Microsoft office products during that time. , I also conducted workshops for a retired community of Nuns for seven years on all facets of computers including the Microsoft Office products.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a Division and Area Governor for Toastmasters International District #65 from 2007 - 2010, I have had extension experience in conducting workshops in the following areas: defining communication, preparation strategies, designing presentations, relaxation techniques, and identifying and controlling presentation mistakes. This course also provides opportunities for the learner to practice and develop these skills on a continual basis. Different levels include informational, persuasive and inspirational public speaking. Additionally, I have also conducted workshops and training sessions in Effective Communication and Communication Strategies for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Faith By Love Family Worship Church, Onondaga Communication College, and Liverpool Public Library.
Tax Accounting,

Tax Accounting

I am a Certified Tax Preparer currently registered with the IRS, and I have been preparing taxes since 2001.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have worked in the administrative/clerical field for over 21 years, and have used the Microsoft office products during that time. , I also conducted workshops for a retired community of Nuns for seven years on all facets of computers including the Microsoft Office products.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Through my business as a Life Transitions Coach, I help individuals through the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future. I have been doing this work since 2006 and have been Certified as a Professional Life Coach since 2013.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have worked in the administrative/clerical field for over 21 years, and have used the Microsoft office products during that time. , I also conducted workshops for a retired community of Nuns for seven years on all facets of computers including the Microsoft Office products.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a Division and Area Governor for Toastmasters International District #65 from 2007 - 2010, I have had extension experience in conducting workshops in the following areas: defining communication, preparation strategies, designing presentations, relaxation techniques, and identifying and controlling presentation mistakes. This course also provides opportunities for the learner to practice and develop these skills on a continual basis. Different levels include informational, persuasive and inspirational public speaking. Additionally, I have also conducted workshops and training sessions in Effective Communication and Communication Strategies for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Faith By Love Family Worship Church, Onondaga Communication College, and Liverpool Public Library.
Tax Accounting,

Tax Accounting

I am a Certified Tax Preparer currently registered with the IRS, and I have been preparing taxes since 2001.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I currently teach math and science at a local alternative school within the Huntsville City Schools. As such, I am responsible for teaching instructional material relevant for common core to prepare these students as they return to their home schools.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An Educational Specialist recently graduating from Liberty University in May 2011, I specialized in teaching and learning for K-12 learners. In addition to my academic credentials, I have also taught in Faith By Love's children's church.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

When I went to school handwriting was an important subject. As an Academic Coach I also teach handwriting (including cursive) to all my students. Handwriting lessons are included with each subject taught so my students can submit completed "legible" assignments. My motto is "If I can't read it - it's wrong"!
Reading,

Reading

I am an Educational Specialist with a doctoral level degree specializing in teaching and learning. I also have tutored through Wyzant in the area of reading comprehension for the last three years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a Division and Area Governor for Toastmasters International District #65 from 2007 - 2010, I have had extension experience in conducting workshops in the following areas: defining communication, preparation strategies, designing presentations, relaxation techniques, and identifying and controlling presentation mistakes. This course also provides opportunities for the learner to practice and develop these skills on a continual basis. Different levels include informational, persuasive and inspirational public speaking. Additionally, I have also conducted workshops and training sessions in Effective Communication and Communication Strategies for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Faith By Love Family Worship Church, Onondaga Communication College, and Liverpool Public Library.
Reading,

Reading

I am an Educational Specialist with a doctoral level degree specializing in teaching and learning. I also have tutored through Wyzant in the area of reading comprehension for the last three years.
Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am an Ordained Minister (since 2008) and a graduate (Ed.S.) of education (from a Christian perspective) from Liberty University which is a Christian university. I have also taught Bible studies and Life Empowerment groups within the church environment for over the last 10 years. In addition to teaching from a biblical perspective, I also hold Women's meetings and write a monthly devotional for a "Knitted Together by God".
Religion,

Religion

I have been actively serving in ministry since 1999 having held position as Praise and Worship Leader, Public Relations and Communications Director, PWP Life Empowerment Group Facilitator and Deaconess. Ordained a Minister in 2008, I have relocated to this area currently serving as a mentor for Single Parents and Women in Spiritual development, emotional healing, and communication. I have also worked as a Pregnancy Counselor for Save-A-Life Pregnancy Center and training at Choose Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Huntsville, AL.
American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am Educational Specialist, Academic Coach and Math Instructor. I also have a Masters in Adult Learning.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An Educational Specialist recently graduating from Liberty University in May 2011, I specialized in teaching and learning for K-12 learners. In addition to my academic credentials, I have also taught in Faith By Love's children's church.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

When I went to school handwriting was an important subject. As an Academic Coach I also teach handwriting (including cursive) to all my students. Handwriting lessons are included with each subject taught so my students can submit completed "legible" assignments. My motto is "If I can't read it - it's wrong"!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutoring will reinforce mathematical skills taught in the earlier grades with additional advanced computation including an emphasis on Algebraic concepts. Students will study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers; and become more proficient in using ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations. Students will also develop and expand problem solving skills (creatively and analytically) in order to solve word problems. Students continue to practice using math skills to solve word problems and to think creatively and analytically.
Reading,

Reading

I am an Educational Specialist with a doctoral level degree specializing in teaching and learning. I also have tutored through Wyzant in the area of reading comprehension for the last three years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.
Biology, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am Educational Specialist, Academic Coach and Math Instructor. I also have a Masters in Adult Learning.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutoring will reinforce mathematical skills taught in the earlier grades with additional advanced computation including an emphasis on Algebraic concepts. Students will study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers; and become more proficient in using ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations. Students will also develop and expand problem solving skills (creatively and analytically) in order to solve word problems. Students continue to practice using math skills to solve word problems and to think creatively and analytically.
Tax Accounting

Tax Accounting

I am a Certified Tax Preparer currently registered with the IRS, and I have been preparing taxes since 2001.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am Educational Specialist, Academic Coach and Math Instructor. I also have a Masters in Adult Learning.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An Educational Specialist recently graduating from Liberty University in May 2011, I specialized in teaching and learning for K-12 learners. In addition to my academic credentials, I have also taught in Faith By Love's children's church.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutoring will reinforce mathematical skills taught in the earlier grades with additional advanced computation including an emphasis on Algebraic concepts. Students will study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers; and become more proficient in using ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations. Students will also develop and expand problem solving skills (creatively and analytically) in order to solve word problems. Students continue to practice using math skills to solve word problems and to think creatively and analytically.
Reading,

Reading

I am an Educational Specialist with a doctoral level degree specializing in teaching and learning. I also have tutored through Wyzant in the area of reading comprehension for the last three years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.
Biology

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am an Ordained Minister (since 2008) and a graduate (Ed.S.) of education (from a Christian perspective) from Liberty University which is a Christian university. I have also taught Bible studies and Life Empowerment groups within the church environment for over the last 10 years. In addition to teaching from a biblical perspective, I also hold Women's meetings and write a monthly devotional for a "Knitted Together by God".
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a Life Transitions Coach, I also help students who are transitioning from GED or High School to College. In my college transitions workshop entitled Confident Learning, I also teach students tools which would help them to be successful in college such as how to choose a major, choosing the right college, how to register for courses, FAFSA and student loan application requirements, procedures, and responsibilities, time management, developing a study plan and schedule, etc. All students are also introduce to the world of academic writing and understanding college "lingo".
Religion,

Religion

I have been actively serving in ministry since 1999 having held position as Praise and Worship Leader, Public Relations and Communications Director, PWP Life Empowerment Group Facilitator and Deaconess. Ordained a Minister in 2008, I have relocated to this area currently serving as a mentor for Single Parents and Women in Spiritual development, emotional healing, and communication. I have also worked as a Pregnancy Counselor for Save-A-Life Pregnancy Center and training at Choose Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Huntsville, AL.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.

Science

Biology, Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I recently completed an Ed.S. at Liberty University. My research interests included ADD/ADHD, Talented and Gifted Learners, and Adult and Returning Learners. In addition to my academic credentials, I am also a mother of two special needs children.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am Educational Specialist, Academic Coach and Math Instructor. I also have a Masters in Adult Learning.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An Educational Specialist recently graduating from Liberty University in May 2011, I specialized in teaching and learning for K-12 learners. In addition to my academic credentials, I have also taught in Faith By Love's children's church.
GED,

GED

Tutoring in math, reading, literature, science and social studies.
Reading,

Reading

I am an Educational Specialist with a doctoral level degree specializing in teaching and learning. I also have tutored through Wyzant in the area of reading comprehension for the last three years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a Success Coach for MB Success Strategies, I have provided personal academic coaching in the areas of study skills, organization and communication for students since 2005. In addition, I am currently conducting workshops for Calhoun Community College's TRIO program including the following areas: time management and goal setting, attitude and success, test preparation, improving concentration, note-taking and test anxiety and stress management.
Biology

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Through my business as a Life Transitions Coach, I help individuals through the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future. I have been doing this work since 2006 and have been Certified as a Professional Life Coach since 2013.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a Life Transitions Coach, I also help students who are transitioning from GED or High School to College. In my college transitions workshop entitled Confident Learning, I also teach students tools which would help them to be successful in college such as how to choose a major, choosing the right college, how to register for courses, FAFSA and student loan application requirements, procedures, and responsibilities, time management, developing a study plan and schedule, etc. All students are also introduce to the world of academic writing and understanding college "lingo".
Common Core,

Common Core

I currently teach math and science at a local alternative school within the Huntsville City Schools. As such, I am responsible for teaching instructional material relevant for common core to prepare these students as they return to their home schools.
GED

GED

Tutoring in math, reading, literature, science and social studies.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (325 ratings)
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Reviews


Karen is awesome.

Karen is so patience and great with my daughter. She has built confidence for my daughter already in the few sessions she has had. Thank you Karen for doing an awesome job and helping my daughter.

Paula, 6 lessons with Karen

Great first session!

Karen M. is working with my soon to be second grader for math. She has only had one visit with my daughter but the first session was phanominal. We are looking forward to more sessions over the summer break.

Denise, 3 lessons with Karen

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Grandson has been struggling with math... in one session, he is now motivated to do more. He said his first session with Ms. Karen was "Awesome!" We are looking forward to his continued progress.

Gwendolyn, 23 lessons with Karen

Very Patient tutor with amazing defusing tools

This is my son's first lesson with Mrs. Karen. He was reluctant to even see her. Once they were introduced; he still remained with a more negative outlook over the whole "thing". Nevertheless; once the session was over; he went diligently to do the summary of his work as asked by Mrs. Karen. It's been good overall; there's a lot more to accomplish which I cannot state in a one lesson review; but I definitely see how good she is with ADHD kids. I look forward to a great relationship with her.

Annie, 4 lessons with Karen

Very Friendly and Patient

We have Ms. Karen for about 2 weeks now and she is very patient with my nephew. I like her singing the vocab words so he can remember them better.

HIBAH, 27 lessons with Karen

Very patient and knowledgeable

Miss Karen is tutoring my son on his creative writing. She is doing a great job with him. He's finally starting to understand the process of doing an essay. I can see how comfortable she makes him and he doesnt look intimidated while learning because she is very warm.. Thanks Ms Karen.

Eunice, 41 lessons with Karen
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for this review, and know that I enjoy working with him so much.

Excellent Tutor

Karen tutored my daughter yesterday and the experience was amazing!! My daughter is still talking about how great the session was and the way Miss Karen "gets it" !! If the next sessions are this successful then my only regret is I should have called sooner!!

Jacqueline, 4 lessons with Karen

Strongly recommended!

She taught several aspects of my speech during a presentation. She detected things that I did not. I was amazing how she helped me in that. I am very thankful to her and I will strongly recommend her. And my tutoring with her recently start! I am happy to find her.

Sandro, 14 lessons with Karen

Patient and knowledgeable

Karen has been working with my son who has ADHD. She is very patient and able to tailor the learning environment and lessons to meet his unique needs. Highly recommend!

Tauni, 6 lessons with Karen
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your feedback.

$45/hour

Karen M.

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