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Karin L.

Simsbury, CT

$65/hour

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Writing and Reading Comprehension

20+ Hours
4.9 average from 9 ratings
Very knowledgable and very patient
— Nanda, Shelton, CT on 11/22/16

$65/Hour


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Bard College
BA English

Education

Bard College (BA English)

About Karin

WRITING QUALIFICATIONS: After receiving a BA in English from Bard College, my career has been focused on writing and publishing from starting as a journalist for a Connecticut newspaper to an editor for a book publishing company in London to a Senior Subsidiary Rights Manager for a California publishing company. In addition, I have authored two award winning picture books, and am currently writing a middle-grade novel. As a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) I have attended numerous writing conferences where I have taken many workshops on the craft of writing.

EDITING QUALIFICATIONS: I was an assistant editor at Virgin Books in London. I am currently part of a writer's critique group and we critique each others work regularly. I am also part of a writing blog called The Winged Pen, where we blog about writing and the writing life.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS: As an author I visit schools and present about the craft of writing. I am also a certified children's yoga teacher.

ABOUT ME

As a former journalist and book editor and now children's author, I love words and writing. I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge to tutor students from elementary through high school. My subjects include reading, vocabulary, grammar, specializing in writing from persuasive essays to narratives. Writing skills include essay structure, word choice, show don't tell, active verses passive voice, and much more. I can meet with students at their local library or at home.
WRITING QUALIFICATIONS: After receiving a BA in English from Bard College, my career has been focused on writing and publishing from starting as a journalist for a Connecticut newspaper to an editor for a book publishing company in London to a Senior Subsidiary Rights Manager for a California publishing company. In addition, I have authored two Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Simsbury, CT 06070

"Very knowledgable and very patient"

- Nanda, Shelton, CT on 11/22/16
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Elementary Science
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

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.

English

B.A. in English
Editor at Virgin Books
Author of two children's books
Present to schools in the craft of writing

Literature

I teach middle and high school students literature and essay writing.

Study Skills

I have strong organizational skills to help students maximize their time in order to learn new material. I also have suggestions for creating good work habits as well as implementing and teaching tools like flash cards, outlines, note taking in class.

Writing

Experienced writer with a BA in English. From working as a journalist for a weekly newspaper to working as an editor at a publishing company in London to published author, I love words and I love teaching the craft of writing.

Bard College
BA English

Education

Bard College (BA English)

Very knowledgable and very patient

Excellent coaching in English. My son had to submit the English assignment related to responses. With Ms.Karins help, the assignment was well accomplished.

— Nanda, Shelton, CT on 11/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karin will travel within 15 miles of Simsbury, CT 06070.