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Karen D.

Gentle and Effective Math Tutor

Gentle and Effective Math Tutor

$25/hour

  • 260 hours tutoring

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*** In order to allow students to acclimate to the new Distance Learning routines, ***
*** the last August appointment is 8/20, and first September appointment is 9/15. ***
*** September appointments are booked starting 9/1, first-come, first-served. ***
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I have over 12 years of professional teaching experience with middle school,...

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*** In order to allow students to acclimate to the new Distance Learning routines, ***
*** the last August appointment is 8/20, and first September appointment is 9/15. ***
*** September appointments are booked starting 9/1, first-come, first-served. ***
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I have over 12 years of professional teaching experience with middle school, high school, and college math students. I am a FLDOE certified math educator for Middle School Math, Grades 5 - 9, as well as Adult Education GED Math. Before teaching math professionally in 2009, I was a homeschooling teacher-parent to my own three children. Once my children could drive, they began dual-enrollment at our local community college. My job as a homeschooling parent changed from teacher-parent to tutor. I enjoy working with students one-on-one or in small groups because the "ah-ha" moments are more likely to happen in a personalized learning setting.

Over the years, I have come to believe that math can be more than memorization; math should make sense. In order for math to make sense, students need tools in their toolbox. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills --the inner-dialogue that becomes mathematical reasoning-- are as important in my teaching and tutoring as new math skills. Learning new math skills together with mathematical reasoning produces confident, successful students who are equipped to pursue their interests and achieve their dreams.

College math courses I taught/tutored in Delaware before relocating to Florida in January 2020:
-Basic Arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
-Prealgebra (integers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, measurement, and an introduction to algebra that includes solving linear equations and inequalities).
-Elementary Algebra (solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities as well as systems of linear equa


Education

University of Maryland Global Campus
B.S. Computer and Information Science
Wilmington University
MEd

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I homeschooled my three children and tested every year with IOWA Test. For K-5, we used Abeka ELA program. We used Institute for Excellence in Writing in Middle/High School. We used Abeka Math K-5, then Saxon Math, and switched to Teaching Textbooks through Precalculus. We used a local co-op for History, art, music, and gymnastics. The IOWA Test revealed a reading comprehension issue in my youngest in Grade 5. We used a Reading Comprehension Grade 5 workbook by Scholastic and my son's reading comprehension improved.
Elementary Math, Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school and college math for the past 12 years. I enjoy helping students become successful in math, improving their math reasoning and confidence!
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school and college math for the past 12 years. I enjoy helping students become successful in math, improving their math reasoning and confidence!
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school and college math for the past 12 years. I enjoy helping students become successful in math, improving their math reasoning and confidence!
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school and college math for the past 12 years. I enjoy helping students become successful in math, improving their math reasoning and confidence!
GED,

GED

I taught developmental and college level math for almost 5 years. Before that, I taught high school algebra and geometry for 9 years.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I taught developmental and college level math for almost 5 years. Before that, I taught high school algebra and geometry for 9 years.
SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Karen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Greatful

I'm very greatful for Ms. Karen and how she came to the rescue for my daughter. My daughter was very pleased and excited to continue on with her. Thank you Ms. Karen 🙏🏾 your such a Blessing

Christina, 3 lessons with Karen

Knowledgeable and thorough

She taught my first grader science and social studies and he absolutely loved it. He learnt and was very happy afterwards. She was very good with keeping him focused.

Kalpana, 23 lessons with Karen

Very knowledgeable and so kind!

Karen helped me study for the math section of the FTCE General Knowledge test. I’ve never been any good at math and it’s been years since I’ve had any kind of math class so I needed a serious refresher on algebra and geometry. She had worksheets and helped me go over the practice test and really knew what she was talking about. I’m so grateful!

Katie, 2 lessons with Karen

Amazing human beings still exist!

If you’re looking for someone who’s attentive, caring, with excellent math skills, Karen is the one. 😊 She’s very strong in her craft and knows what she’s doing. I highly recommend her.

Malinda, 2 lessons with Karen

Very Knowledgeable & Patient

My son had his first tutor session with Karen today. I was beyond impressed with her extensive knowledge & strategies in Math. Karen was extremely helpful and patient throughout my sons 1 hour tutor session. I highly recommend Karen to anyone needing GED Math prep assistance.

Janene, 5 lessons with Karen

Knowledgeable and thorough

She taught my first grader science and social studies and he absolutely loved it. He learnt and was very happy afterwards. She was very good with keeping him focused.

Kalpana, 23 lessons with Karen

Very happy with her teaching skills

Very patient and gives great explanations. My twins were involved and asked questions, would use her again without a doubt. I already scheduled my next session.

Sabology, 22 lessons with Karen

Knowledge patient & kind

So so happy we found Karen. She has been such an incredible help assisting my son with online school. She is very knowledgeable and has an awesome way of connecting with her students to keep them engaged. Feel so blessed we found her.

Teri, 10 lessons with Karen

Student

Karen teaches my son an assortment of math that pertains to algebra, linear equations, slope, and word problems. She is super patient and extremely kind. He has a short attention span and doesn’t sit long. On Wyzant, I was looking for someone that would work well with him. I can honestly say o found her. I can rest assure that my son is dealing with sitting and paying attention to a subject he dislikes. Karen makes it so much easier to get the job done in a pleasant manner. I’m am so thankful I found her.

Charlene, 19 lessons with Karen

super helpful tutor!

Karen did a great job of explaining seemingly complex SAT math problems into something that I could comprehend. She was able to use terms that I understood, and was a great resource to re-fresh my memory on old algebra concepts. On top of that, she was super friendly and encouraging, and made my first SAT prep session stress free! I highly recommend trying her!

Alexia, 2 lessons with Karen
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