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Karen M.

Tampa, FL

$40/hour

Skilled, Patient Tutor with Extensive Classroom Experience

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 17 ratings

$40/Hour


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School of Visual Arts
Art
Liberty University
MEd

Education

School of Visual Arts (Art)

Liberty University (MEd)

About Karen

Previous to my current teaching position I was employed as a substitute teacher. In this capacity I regularly taught in grades K-8 and thus have experience with a variety of children of diverse ages and skill levels. Because I teach in the public school system I have had background checks and fingerprinting so you can be assured that your child is safe!

I tutor students in elementary, middle and high school. Because reading and writing are a challenge for many students I have a great deal of experience and expertise in these subjects and enjoy them very much. I try to customize my lessons for each student and will change my strategies or invent new ones, if necessary, in order to help each student in the way that works the best for that individual student. Because of my art background I also very much enjoy the occasional opportunity to teach art. Whatever the subject I always try to my our lessons enjoyable for my students and myself.

I have both a Bachelor's degree in fine arts and a Master's degree in Education and I am dedicated to continually learning about new educational research and methodologies.

Because my interest in teaching developed after a career as a graphic artist and a mother I have the added advantage of creativity, experience and maturity all of which, I have found, are very useful in teaching.

If you would like to see a more extensive resume, or schedule a meeting to discuss your educational goals please contact me. I will be happy to meet with you as soon as possible.
Previous to my current teaching position I was employed as a substitute teacher. In this capacity I regularly taught in grades K-8 and thus have experience with a variety of children of diverse ages and skill levels. Because I teach in the public school system I have had background checks and fingerprinting so you can be assured that your child is Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33613
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Painting,
Photography
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Drawing

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NY. I have also spent many years working in the graphic design field which necessitates drawing. During that time I have also consistently produced my own artwork.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Masters degree in elementary education as well as seven years of experience. I also have extensive experience in tutoring elementary/middle school students, most often in reading and math.

Painting

I have a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts which includes painting as well as many years of producing and exhibiting my own artwork.

Phonics

I have a Masters degree in elementary education. This included reading and phonics instruction. I also have extensive experience in using phonics instruction to help students begin their reading journey. I also collaborated on the design and production of letter/sound cards used to improve student's phonological understanding.

Photography

I have been doing photography for over 20 years, beginning in the "olden" days of film and transitioning to digital. Because of this I have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of photography as well as the technical expertise to work with digital photographs.

Reading

I have ten years of experience teaching and tutoring students in most grades in reading and writing.

Study Skills

I have a Masters degree in education. This includes study of how students learn and how best to help them absorb and remember information. This may include note-taking skills and graphic organizers, for example. I have also used explicit, specific instruction in study skills in my tutoring.

School of Visual Arts
Art
Liberty University
MEd

Education

School of Visual Arts (Art)

Liberty University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33613.