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Karin H.

Sunnyvale, CA

$50/hour

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5.0 average from 1622 ratings
Patience and knowledgeble teaccher
— Yimin, Cupertino, CA on 3/14/16

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San Jose State University
Humanities
San Jose State University
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

About Karin

For the past seven years I have been very successfully working with WyzAnt students aged 5 to adult. I'm an experienced and well-qualified tutor, having more than 4250 hours of WyzAnt teaching alone. I meet students weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer an introductory meeting at no charge to determine your needs, and my suitability.

I have a great deal of experience helping children and adults learn to better express themselves, both in writing and speaking. I believe strongly that the successful use of the English language depends on learning to read and write in an organized and intelligent way; the real aim of language use is to be able to communicate well in both.

I have two degrees from San Jose State and two from Stanford University. I think I’ve been able to help people learn English and perfect their language skills because of my own experience learning English as a second language, years ago, as an immigrant. I’m fluent in English and German, spent my younger years raising four children in local schools, pursued my own education thereafter, culminating in a PhD in History from Stanford(1998). I subsequently worked as a market research analyst, and in the last few years, successfully, tutored both children and adults.

My qualifications also include tutoring students in history based on a long-time interest in the subject, as well as on my degrees in History; this includes TA experience while working on my degree at Stanford, plus teaching a Humanities course there, following graduation.

Apart from my university teaching experience and, of course, teaching our four children, all of whom went on to graduate from college and/or graduate school, I am now devoting my daily life full-time to tutoring and teaching, having retired from my activity as market research analyst.

I live in Sunnyvale with my husband and our dog.
For your Information: I teach only at my home, rather than traveling to yours, because here I have a great variety of teaching materials that I utilize whenever it is essential in the course of the lesson to reinforce any gap in my students' education and general knowledge.
For the past seven years I have been very successfully working with WyzAnt students aged 5 to adult. I'm an experienced and well-qualified tutor, having more than 4250 hours of WyzAnt teaching alone. I meet students weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer an introductory meeting at no charge to determine your needs, and my Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patience and knowledgeble teaccher"

- Yimin, Cupertino, CA on 3/14/16

"Patient and experienced tutor"

- Linda, San Jose, CA on 8/22/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Tiffany, Sunnyvale, CA on 7/13/15

"Great as always"

- Grant, Cupertino, CA on 6/17/15

"A remarkable tutor"

- Anjali, Sunnyvale, CA on 3/24/15

"A great English teacher."

- Jennifer, Sunnyvale, CA on 3/7/15

"Best tutor! We are very lucky to meet Karin!"

- Vivian, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/14/14

"An Excellent Tutor"

- Li, Mountain View, CA on 7/22/14

"Kind teacher"

- Tram, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/11/14

"Great tutor to motivate and help student"

- Samit, Cupertino, CA on 1/13/14

"Very nice"

- Ming, Santa Clara, CA on 10/29/13

"Very patient. Easy to reach and flexible with time"

- Linh, San Jose, CA on 9/10/13

"Very kind and patient"

- Jia, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/13

"Great tutor"

- Mijung, Palo Alto, CA on 11/27/12

"Easy Going and Excellent Listener"

- Julius, San Jose, CA on 3/28/11

"Excellent Session"

- Karen, Menlo Park, CA on 3/29/10

"Very patient and a lot of compliments to kid"

- John, Campbell, CA on 9/23/09
English:
English
History:
European History, World History

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San Jose State University
Humanities
San Jose State University
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

Patience and knowledgeble teaccher — Karin is a great teacher. She is patience and knowledgeable to teach my son for English writing. I can tell my son's writing improvements through her teaching. ...

— Yimin, Cupertino, CA on 3/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karin will travel within 0 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.