Over 50 tutoring hours

Karen D.

Ankeny, IA

$45/hr

Spanish/ESL/English/Business - Lived & Worked in Mexico 10 Years

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5hrs Response Time
Great ACT Tutor!
— Justin , Osceola, IA on 11/19/14

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University of Northern Iowa
The American Graduate School of International Management
MBA
University of Northern Iowa
Other

Education

University of Northern Iowa

The American Graduate School of International Management (MBA)

University of Northern Iowa (Other)

About Karen

I lived and worked in Mexico for over ten years and have my own business as a Spanish Interpreter/Translator. I have taught either Spanish, ESL, English or Business at DMACC, Drake, AIB, Upper Iowa, Ankeny Community Schools Adult Ed and Kaplan. I have also been a tutor for many years to persons of all ages and walks of life. I have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish and an MBA, with additional postgraduate studies in linguistics and Spanish.

Though being a student and my extensive experience as a teacher and tutor, I am adept at breaking down concepts to make them simpler. I am great at oral language practice as well if that is to be a component of your session. I am happy to provide references if you'd like. I would also be happy to provide any further information and/or answer any questions you may have prior to your making any commitment.

Thank you!
I lived and worked in Mexico for over ten years and have my own business as a Spanish Interpreter/Translator. I have taught either Spanish, ESL, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Ankeny, IA 50023
In-person lessons

"Great ACT Tutor!"

- Justin , Osceola, IA on 11/19/14
Math:
ACT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business,
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business,
ESL/ESOL,
GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish

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ASVAB

I have helped many with the ASVAB. I have an MBA, have taught and tutored for over 35 years, and my son is at the U.S. Naval Academy, so I commend you for wanting to serve!

Business

I have a B.A. in Business Administration from UNI and an MBA in International Business with an emphasis in Latin America from The American Graduate School of International Management. I have worked in the corporate world both in the U.S. and Mexico in the areas of industrial marketing, import/export, and market research. I have taught Business Management at Kaplan University and International Marketing at Upper Iowa University.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL in Mexico City for over ten years and at DMACC and Drake for over 5 years. I have the added understanding of having learned a foreign language myself, so can transfer that experience into my teaching and tutoring.

Public Speaking

I have been a member of Toastmasters International for over ten years. I have also taught speech at DMACC one semester. I have a lot of experience listening to boring, ineffective speeches, as well some that have been truly inspiring.

Spanish

I lived, worked, and had a family in Mexico City, Mexico for over 10 years. I also lived in Spain for a few months and have traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries. I have an M.A. in Spanish as well as an MBA in International Business.

I've taught at DMACC, Drake, Upper Iowa, AIB, DSM Public Schools, and Ankeny Community Education. I am also a self-employed Spanish/English interpreter for medical and legal cases.

I employ a teaching method I learned in Mexico that focuses on spoken language with a grammar/pronunciation base. I first evaluate the student and we discuss his/her goals in Spanish, then gear the classes to his/her individual needs.

I love the Spanish language and can help you break it down to make it easier and more fun!

TOEFL

I have taught TOEFL class at Drake University in Des Moines. I also have worked with students of English of a Second Language both in Mexico and the U.S. for 30 years. I lived in Mexico for 10 years, so know the challenges of learning a foreign language. I hope I can make the TOEFL a little easier and more fun.

University of Northern Iowa
The American Graduate School of International Management
MBA
University of Northern Iowa
Other

Education

University of Northern Iowa

The American Graduate School of International Management (MBA)

University of Northern Iowa (Other)

Great ACT Tutor! — We contacted Karen to provide one on one tutoring in preparation for my ACT. Karen worked with me to help me raise my ACT scores. She is patient, understood immediately where I needed to focus, and encouraged me along the way. I was able to raise my score several points because of Karen's tutoring. She is likeable, easy to work with, and extremely responsive. I would highly recommend Karen to any ...

— Justin , Osceola, IA on 11/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 30 miles of Ankeny, IA 50023.

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