UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill (PhD)
I believe that I can best help students by first learning what they already know through pretesting. I then design and implement an individual program that builds on those skills to master the additional skills wanted or required by the student. I believe in supporting, encouraging, and reinforcing students for success including progress toward their goals not yet reached. I have worked since 1969 as an educator at both public schools and colleges with preschool through graduate level students.
In addition to teaching I have a law degree and have successfully worked with students in preparation for college on the SAT and ACT and on the LSAT. I have also successfully worked with remediation and prep for the FCAT; as a Hospital/Homebound teacher (both after and during school), I have worked with students from preschool through 12th grade on all basic core subjects and in study skills, and art.
I have degrees that include ESE and National Board Certification which have given me strengths in being able to individualize and challenge students at multiple levels from remedial to gifted. I am flexible about where and when I meet with students. I have some flexibility in my hourly rate. My students like me; I have a fun approach to learning, and I have knowledge tidbits/"tricks" that makes subjects easier to remember and master. I enjoy working with and seeing students explore new concepts and master them. I encourage questioning and independent thinking and teach students how to support their thoughts with knowledge. I believe that I can best help students by first learning what they already know through pretesting. I then design and implement an individual program that builds on those skills to master the additional skills wanted or required by the student. I believe in supporting, encouraging, and reinforcing students for success including progress toward
Ms. Kara is exactly what every parent is looking for. In addition to her abundant academic knowledge, she presents her students with real world/practical tips to facilitate their success. Ms. Kara is absolutely thorough in her initial assessment of her students to include review of any IEP or 504 accommodations, so that she can best meet their academic needs. If you're looking for a tutor with a wide knowledge base and great personable approach to teaching, then look no further. Hands down she is tops in her profession.
She explained the work and showed my son how to do it in a way that was easy for him to understand. My son has anxiety and can be difficult and she was straight forward with him and made sure he understood the process and what he should expect from her, and what she expects from him. She did his homework with him and he seemed to solve the math problems with ease using the methods she showed him.
I engaged Kara as a tutor eight weeks before taking the GRE. Math has never been my strong suit, and I knew I needed help. Kara was very encouraging, patient, flexible with both lesson content and scheduling, conscientious, and communicative. If she wasn't sure about the best way to solve a problem that I found difficult, she looked it up after our lesson and got back to me with the information. She was also available to answer questions by email or phone in between our weekly meetings. She gave me useful advice concerning test-taking shortcuts, and I can say that I felt more confident going into the exam than I would have without her guidance and support. Thanks, Kara!
Kara gave me an explanation of what it will take to pass the LSAT. Began to explain and try some problems and mapped out a plan.
She was able to get her student back on schedule -organized and feeling confident enough to complete the task at hand.
So far exceeding expectations. Experience cannot be substituted and Kara has it. Very astute as to what a student needs to succeed.
Kara is a knowledgeable and helpful tutor in various subjects. She is accessible both via email, phone, and text. I highly recommend her tutoring services.
Kara works well with our daughter, managing her to keep her on track and focus on the items that are important. Homework is good and needed for our daughter to excel on her SAT tests.
Very helpful and has established a good relationship with my grandson. He hated math and now since Kara has worked with him, he feels more confident. I think he has come a long way. He continues to progress with his math skills thanks to Kara. I just can't say how much she has helped him and how much he has gained. And he even likes to go to tutoring. His grade in math at school has gone up to a B. Thanks Kara.
Kara M. is a great tutor! She knows her stuff, and more importantly, she knows how to teach it. Her tips and shortcuts will be an invaluable aid to our grandson when he takes the SAT in a couple of weeks. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tutor in any subject.
Ms. Kara is not only smart and fully capable of tutoring her students, but she is also compassionate, patient, and a real motivator. I haven't taken my official LSAT yet, but so far I can see that especially in the Logic Games sections on practice tests, my scores have increased dramatically. She really emphasizes repetition, which leads a student to reinforce his or her newly learned good habits. We would go over a type of game together and then do numerous game types of that same nature until I mastered the concept. I found it really helpful and now games are my favorite section when I go through my practice tests. Thank you, Ms. Kara!
I'm a very PICKY parent when it comes to my daughter-nothing is ever good enough, however, Kara is WONDERFUL! I love the no nonsense approach to learning. Kara is very patient and knows how to teach! It's one thing to know the material but to be able to explain it and have a child understand it, that's a gift.
We are extremely pleased with my son's tutor Ms. M (Kara). She's creative in her approach to teaching and breaks the lessons down so that it's understandable for him. I feel our son has a sense of relief that he has this additional support that she provides us. Ms. M is a true professional, with a good sense of humor which is wonderful to hear her interact with your child. She's knowledgeable in teaching helpful testing techniques which has helped our son perform better on his test.
She is truly a great tutor. She always comes on time and is very detailed. She does have lot of experience for SAT purposes. She is easy to talk to and always smiling. Overall I highly recommend her.
I think Kara is an awesome tutor. I have been improving and I am capable of doing way better on the LSAT than I did before.
Mrs. M has a way with kids. Her approach is no-nonsense and straight-forward. She has short-cut tips as well as test-taking tips to share. The reviews of lessons taught were very thorough and her approach with parents is nothing but professional. It was a pleasure to have her work with my daughter. I wish I could still use her in the state where I recently moved.
Kara is great when it comes to teaching since she can combine both the English grammar and communication with the practical aspects of the language. The practical aspects being how the language is used by American people in daily interactions, which in many cases is much different than what a book or English learning CD presents to the student trying to grasp a command of the English vernacular.
Kara (Kem) has been great with my first grader while working on his reading. We are seeing definite progress. Kem is unbelievably patient, kind, persistent and firm. She has been a wonderful resource to us as we continue to struggle to help our son learn.
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I have a Ph.D. in working with special needs students .I have over 30 years experience both teaching students and teaching teachers at the Masters level. When I began, these students were one of the EH labels, then they were called hyperactive.The label has change...I have successfully worked with students pre-k through 12th. The most recent school in St Johns as a teacher, I worked with 11 ADHD students. The students all had successes.
I have a Ph.D. in special education and my masters' focus and internship was at Vanderbilt Hospital/Peabody working with Autistic and Asperger students in 1969 when the field was just being recognized. I have worked with the two groups ever since and currently work with an Asperger high school student in my classroom. I am also working with autistic students through my responsibilities as a board member of the County Special Olympics Program. I have also taught graduate level students how to work with students who have these learning differences.
I am an Attorney in Florida (retired) and passed the Florida Bar first try. The Florida Bar is ranked 3rd in the nation for difficulty (after California and New York). I have taught law through local colleges and to Law Enforcement since 1989. I have also taught law to educators and written laws that were implemented in 3 states concerning the mentally ill, abused children, and education of the disabled.
I am a retired lawyer in Florida and have taught criminal justice to law enforcement, educators, and citizens through local and state colleges since 1989. Course have included: Abuse, Constitutional, Criminal Statutes, Juvenile, street law, report writing, testifying (and preparation), and Domestic violence classes.
I have an art and teaching BA from the University of North Carolina. I taught my fist art class at age 12 as an adjunct with the Children's Museum in Jacksonville Florida. My students were 6 and 7 year old. Most recently I taught drawing and black and white photography to a home bound (cancer) high school senior last year. I have an active Florida teacher's certificate in art and have taught art and other subjects since 1969.
I have a Ph.D. in exceptional education with special experience (over 30 years) and graduate level classes in dyslexia. In addition, I have taught other teachers at the graduate level how to modify materials and work with the dyslexic student both within the regular classroom setting and in pull-out or separate class settings. I am familiar with legal accommodations available and have a knowledge of materials available for at home assistance.
I have taught elementary level subjects since 1969. In addition to upper grades, I have taught and or tutored Title I, ESE, and hospital homebound (HHB) students in all subjects at the elementary level. Recently that has included teaching a K-second grader Asperger's student, a gifted cancer student who was in 3rd grade, a fifth grader who had leg surgery, an LD third grader with school phobia, and two fourth graders who had medical stability problems. I also have tutored a gifted 5th grader, another gifted 3rd grader, an ESE 2nd grader, and 2 Kindergarten students in reading.
Have taught math for over 30 years to struggling students.
I have worked as a College Adjunct professor with several colleges since 1980. These experiences have included working with students on English assignments and supervising Master's papers preparations and defenses.
I have an ESOl endorsement on my active Florida teaching certificate for all 300 hours. I have taught ESOL students, and have successfully taught all five Florida courses to other teachers.
I have an active Florida teaching certificate in art. My BA is in art/education from UNC-CH. My first experience teaching art was at age 12 when I taught drawing and painting to a group of 6 and 7 year old through the Jackosnville Children's Museum. Last year I successfully taught the history of painting and introduction to painting to a homebound senior in high school. I am also an active artist.
I have taught phonics and other basic reading skills since 1969 to ESE students and students who are homebound (HHB) due to illnesses. Last year I completed a 3rd year of work with a 2d grade (HHB) student who tested at the end of the year in upper 4th grade reading. When I began work with this student he was a K student who did not know his alphabet. This year I have tutored 3 Title I students in phonics who post-test scores demonstrated mastery of the subject at grade level or above.
I have over 40 years experience teaching reading and have an endorsement in reading from Florida.
I have taught reading for over 30 years and have a reading endorsement on my Florida certificate. In addition, I have taught SAT prep for over 20 years. I am familiar with the changes in the SAT as of this year.
I have a Ph. D. and 30 plus years in teaching special education grades prek through high school. In addition, I have taught college and graduate level course to teachers in ESE. This year I have worked with middle and high school students in math, language arts, social studies, and science. Last year one of my students was a 3.5 year old deaf student. I am National Board Certified in ESE and have been since 2001. I recently renewed that certification through 2021. I also have an active Florida teaching certificate that includes certification in EH, LD, MR.
As an ESE certified teacher, I have successfully taught study skills to students grades k through high school seniors. This year that has included intensive courses focused in the use of reading skills and note taking to middle and high school students with low academic performance. I have taught this both as a formal separate course and as a component of language arts, science, and social studies.