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Karen L.

Silver Springs, FL

$40/hour

Communications coach and writing teacher

In-person lessons

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Samford University, Birmingham, AL
English

Education

Samford University, Birmingham, AL (English)

About Karen

I grew up in the Ocala area, lived in another state for many years, and moved back to Marion County in 2011. I am the mother of a remarkable 21-year-old daughter, and caretaker of two adorable brown dogs. I am a published author, a former journalist, editor, technical writer, and corporate communications manager. I currently work full-time in Ocala and prefer to do my tutoring in the evenings and on weekends.

Over the years, I have worked for a company with fewer than 15 employees and for companies with more than 40,000 employees. In my career as an editor and communications manager, I helped smart people such as software developers, scientists, theologians, and business executives (who happened to be very bad writers) improve their communications skills. As a tutor I helped a single mom / college student go from a failing grade in English Composition to a B+. I also helped transform a kid who preferred sports over books into a published author and entrepreneur. I understand why some people say they hate English. Sometimes English classes (and English teachers) suck all the fun out of language. But I get excited about words, the beauty of language, and the exchange of ideas. I believe that if you are ready to work at it, I can help you learn to love English almost as much as I do.

I can help you with Reading, English, Grammar, Writing / Composition, Proofreading, and Organizing Your Thoughts.

If you want to learn, no one can stop you. My job is to give you the encouragement and confidence you need to do your best work. I can help you identify problem areas, re-learn basic rules, and learn to apply those basics in your writing. I have helped people of all ages and I am ready for you to be my next success story.
I grew up in the Ocala area, lived in another state for many years, and moved back to Marion County in 2011. I am the mother of a remarkable 21-year-old daughter, and caretaker of two adorable brown dogs. I am a published author, a former journalist, editor, technical writer, and corporate Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Silver Springs, FL 34488
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

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English

I am not a teacher. I am a former journalist, copy editor, technical writer, and corporate communications manager. I have tutored students of all ages and helped well-educated professionals improve their writing and communications skills. Unlike some teachers, I help students find real-world applications for their English studies. I will try to identify trouble spots, and address those areas first. If your son or daughter want to improve their grades, I can help.

Grammar

I have been a journalist, copy editor, proofreader, technical writer, and corporate communications manager. I have helped smart professionals in the business world improve their grammar. And I can help you too.

Reading

I love reading and love helping others learn to enjoy it as much as I do. I can help you identify problems you may be having and look for ways to improve your reading and your reading enjoyment.

Samford University, Birmingham, AL
English

Education

Samford University, Birmingham, AL (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 30 miles of Silver Springs, FL 34488.