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University of Northern Iowa
The American Graduate School of International Management (MBA)
University of Northern Iowa (Other)
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
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 student who is studying for their ACT, especially students who prefer the one on one assistance.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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