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Karen O.

Experienced Tutor of English, History, Elementary subjects and more

Experienced Tutor of English, History, Elementary subjects and more

$40/hour

  • 115 hours tutoring

About Karen


Bio

I am a certified New York State and Florida Public School Teacher who is eager to empower students with the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. I am dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in students. I seek out the gift in every student and value the privilege to work with them.

I hold a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies - with a History and English emphasis, a Bachelors Degree in English, and an...

I am a certified New York State and Florida Public School Teacher who is eager to empower students with the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. I am dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in students. I seek out the gift in every student and value the privilege to work with them.

I hold a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies - with a History and English emphasis, a Bachelors Degree in English, and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts - with a Social Science and Biology emphasis.

My teaching experience includes being an adjunct English teacher of Developmental Writing and Reading at Daytona State College - 2009 to 2014 and rehired 2017 to present. In-between my time at DSC, I was a second grade teacher at a private hybrid-Montessori elementary school - 2015-2016. In addition, I have been a substitute teacher at Father Lopez High School. I also have multiple years of full-time experience teaching both English and Social Studies. Throughout the years, I substitute taught in numerous county school districts where I have had experience with students from grades K-12. In addition, I have been a private tutor since 1992. I tutor in all subjects at the elementary level. For middle school, high school and college level students, I have experience tutoring English: writing, reading, literary / poetry analysis, the writing of research and term papers, as well as tutoring in study skills development, the social sciences (psychology, sociology, philosophy), history, junior college level biology, and the Reading/Writing Language portion of the FSA, ACT, and SAT. I would be very happy to provide my detailed work record for review.

I can promise all prospective students my genuine interest, dedication, and hard work to assist you in achieving your goals.

Please note, I live in Port Orange and I tutor within a 15 mile radius of my home.


Education

Suffolk Community College
undergrad
SUNY Stony Brook
EdD
SUNY Stony Brook (MA TESOL/teaching cert)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Elementary rates are reduced. All other levels are as posted. I prepare for lessons and my preparation time is reflected in the full rate. * Please schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance.*
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/23/2021

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

Presently I am teaching developmental English and an understanding of grandma is the essence of this class. I often tutor students who speak another language and Grammar comprehension is critical to grasping a new language. Throughout the years I have become a grammarian which should be expected of an English teacher.
Proofreading

Proofreading

As a teacher of Developmental writing, I must know how to proofread. I have spent uncountable hours reading papers. My job is to teach my students to proofread their work and help them understand their errors. Proofreading is a major part of my life, and I have taught numerous students how to proofread.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Presently I am teaching developmental English and an understanding of grandma is the essence of this class. I often tutor students who speak another language and Grammar comprehension is critical to grasping a new language. Throughout the years I have become a grammarian which should be expected of an English teacher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Part of being a language arts teacher is to help students acquire the needed vocabulary to succeed in life, whether going on to University or into Corporate America. The way we speak affects the way others see us. A developed vocabulary will help a students prepare for standardized test as well as life.

English

English,

English

I have extensive experience tutoring and substitute teaching in English/Language Arts in the elementary grades; in addition, I was a 7-9th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I was a long-term substitute English teacher at the high school grade levels. Within the past 18 years, I have tutored numerous students at the secondary level in English and Social Studies. Presently, I teach developmental writing at the pre-college level. I have also taught college composition. I have tutored ESOL students in all areas of English/Language Arts; I had worked with many of the student for a long period of time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

Presently I am teaching developmental English and an understanding of grandma is the essence of this class. I often tutor students who speak another language and Grammar comprehension is critical to grasping a new language. Throughout the years I have become a grammarian which should be expected of an English teacher.
Literature,

Literature

In college, I was an English major, and I excel in the analysis of prose and poetry. I easily gain insight into literature, and I enjoy the deconstruction process. I firmly believe that literature is a mirror to better understand ourselves and humanity. In addition to my passion for literature, I am equally passionate about history, for I am a Literary Historian. There is an aspect of literature that goes untouched without a clear understanding of the related history. Exploring literature is a magical journey and I am passionate about sharing my understandings with my students.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a teacher of Developmental writing, I must know how to proofread. I have spent uncountable hours reading papers. My job is to teach my students to proofread their work and help them understand their errors. Proofreading is a major part of my life, and I have taught numerous students how to proofread.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored numerous students who were preparing for the SAT writing and reading portion. I also tutored students who were preparing for the MCAT. I understand what is needed to succeed in both the reading and writing portion of the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored numerous students who were preparing for the SAT writing and reading portion. I also tutored students who were preparing for the MCAT. I understand what is needed to succeed in both the reading and writing portion of the SAT.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Part of being a language arts teacher is to help students acquire the needed vocabulary to succeed in life, whether going on to University or into Corporate America. The way we speak affects the way others see us. A developed vocabulary will help a students prepare for standardized test as well as life.
Writing

Writing

I am a Developmental Writing I & II Adjunct Instructor at Daytona State College. I have been an English Adjunct Instructor since January of 2009, and I have had great success teaching my students the writing and grammar skills they need to succeed as college students.

History

American History,

American History

I taught American history for three school years in Bethel Elementary, Bethel, North Carolina, and Rondout Valley High School, Accord, New York. I very much enjoy the subject. I am a voracious reader of non-fiction books on American History topics. I also make it a point to watch American History documentaries. I'm dedicated to continue learning about the subject, and I share my interest with my students.
European History,

European History

European history is an interesting subject which I have spent years studying privately. When I was in college I took a class on European history and that started me on a lifetime Journey to learn as much as I can about the Region's history.
Geography,

Geography

Knowing Geography is critical to understanding ourselves and our world. Geography isn't taught to the extent that it needs to be in the school system. I find geography fascinating and just recently I ordered it a Human Geography class to know more about that subject.
Social Studies

Social Studies

I received a well rounded education. Post graduate I taught and tutored Social Studies material, so I continued researching information on the varied subject which fall under the Social Studies broad spectrum umbrella. Basic secondary Social Studies consist of topics in history, government, economics, civics, sociology, geography, and anthropology. One can look at all of these topics and feel confused, but I know how to break it all down and make it all understandable and interesting. I am a certified New York State and Florida Public School Teacher.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have extensive experience tutoring and substitute teaching in English/Language Arts in the elementary grades; in addition, I was a 7-9th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I was a long-term substitute English teacher at the high school grade levels. Within the past 18 years, I have tutored numerous students at the secondary level in English and Social Studies. Presently, I teach developmental writing at the pre-college level. I have also taught college composition. I have tutored ESOL students in all areas of English/Language Arts; I had worked with many of the student for a long period of time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored numerous students who were preparing for the SAT writing and reading portion. I also tutored students who were preparing for the MCAT. I understand what is needed to succeed in both the reading and writing portion of the SAT.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.
Writing

Writing

I am a Developmental Writing I & II Adjunct Instructor at Daytona State College. I have been an English Adjunct Instructor since January of 2009, and I have had great success teaching my students the writing and grammar skills they need to succeed as college students.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have extensive experience tutoring and substitute teaching in English/Language Arts in the elementary grades; in addition, I was a 7-9th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I was a long-term substitute English teacher at the high school grade levels. Within the past 18 years, I have tutored numerous students at the secondary level in English and Social Studies. Presently, I teach developmental writing at the pre-college level. I have also taught college composition. I have tutored ESOL students in all areas of English/Language Arts; I had worked with many of the student for a long period of time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.
Writing

Writing

I am a Developmental Writing I & II Adjunct Instructor at Daytona State College. I have been an English Adjunct Instructor since January of 2009, and I have had great success teaching my students the writing and grammar skills they need to succeed as college students.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
Geography,

Geography

Knowing Geography is critical to understanding ourselves and our world. Geography isn't taught to the extent that it needs to be in the school system. I find geography fascinating and just recently I ordered it a Human Geography class to know more about that subject.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced ESL/ESOL tutor. I have many years of success with students from many different countries. I have helped my students to improve their English writing, reading, speaking, and comprehension skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped my students at Daytona State College with their study skills class material. I offer assistance with their homework and with the writing of their term papers. I know the material covered in a study skills courses, and I can tutor a student who is taking this class or wishes to learn the skills needed to be a successful student.
Writing

Writing

I am a Developmental Writing I & II Adjunct Instructor at Daytona State College. I have been an English Adjunct Instructor since January of 2009, and I have had great success teaching my students the writing and grammar skills they need to succeed as college students.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored numerous students who were preparing for the SAT writing and reading portion. I also tutored students who were preparing for the MCAT. I understand what is needed to succeed in both the reading and writing portion of the SAT.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have tutored numerous students who were preparing for the SAT writing and reading portion. I also tutored students who were preparing for the MCAT. I understand what is needed to succeed in both the reading and writing portion of the SAT.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing tutor

Ms. Karen is an amazing tutor. She helped me come up with strategies to help me understand the questions on the SAT. She made it 10x easier. I highly recommended her to any student.

LeighAnn, 14 lessons with Karen

Best tutor for SAT prep!

Karen has been an absolutely amazing tutor! She expanded our son’s reading and grammar knowledge extensively. He is now confident in his ability to finish the SAT test in the time allotted and pass the exam. I am sure Karen is exceptional in other areas as she prepares extensively herself for any test she presents to her student but the SAT was our main goal and she excels at teaching reading and language skills. She is a joy to have in your home and thoroughly enjoys watching her student progress as she teaches.

Bruce, 9 lessons with Karen
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