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Karie M.

Saint Charles, IL

$60/hour

Master's Degreed Tutor with Diverse Experience

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
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— Anne, Saint Charles, IL on 6/10/13

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Texas, Austin
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Texas, Austin (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Graduate Coursework)

About Karie

As a self-proclaimed professional knowledge seeker, I've had the opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs, education and experiences that have allowed me to effectively help all walks of life. I consider myself to be highly perceptive and adaptable to the many different learning styles and approaches. There is no one size fits all in regard to understanding the world around us and also ourselves. My areas of expertise and ability to empower you come from my arsenal of experiences:

My Writing, Editing, Reading, Vocab Background:

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in News-Editorial Journalism from the prestigious University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Outside of my rigorous academic training, I took jobs writing feature and investigative articles for the Daily Illini and Buzz Magazine. I've had pieces, including a cover story, published in our local St. Charles Republican Newspaper.

While in pursuit of my Master's of Education AND Master's in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, I became well-versed in the scientific and scholarly style of writing. I have written more than 150 pages worth of advanced research papers and thesis formulations during my six years at UT Austin. As an escape from the formal world of academia, I became the primary copy-editor and staff writer for Austin Fit Magazine, a health and fitness magazine with a circulation of over 60,000.

My GRE, Graduate, College Prep Background:

As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to serve eight semesters as an upper-division teaching assistant for hundreds of undergraduates. I've helped many future doctors, dietitians and psychologists prepare for the daunting task of taking the GRE. This included not only reviewing the material, but also stress and time management to ensure a clear and confident head on test day.

My Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology Background:

The University of Texas at Austin offered a hybrid master's degree that combined an education of physiology, health education, human behavior and psychology. I extended my degree by an extra semester so that I could truly soak in as much as possible and feel confident in my ability to help my undergraduate students understand similar material.

In fact, I loved the role of "empowerer" so much that I recently received a second master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Texas at Austin so that I can practice at the highest professional level possible. I am now a licensed social worker in the State of Illinois.

My Public Speaking, Career Development, Personal Empowerment Background:

I've been public-speaking and offering motivational skills to a vast array of audiences for over ten years. I know the tricks to stay calm, focused and flexible while delivering an effective and powerful speech.

I understand the corporate and business world, both as a former marketing manager and as a wellness consulting mentor at 3M's Health Program. I have helped employees from all "levels" of a the company learn to set compelling goals, harness confidence, manage stress, identify personal strengths and weaknesses, and recognize motivators.

Thank you for stopping by my profile page. Please do not hesitate to contact me; I am always happy to answer any questions regarding my background and areas of expertise prior to our tutoring appointment.
As a self-proclaimed professional knowledge seeker, I've had the opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs, education and experiences that have allowed me to effectively help all walks of life. I consider myself to be highly perceptive and adaptable to the many different learning styles and approaches. There is no one size fits all in regard to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174

"Very Helpful!"

- Anne, Saint Charles, IL on 6/10/13
Science:
Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology
Art:
Art History, Drawing, Painting
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
GRE
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness, Yoga

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.

Career Development

Background and Credentials: I have been a consultant and mentor for 3M Corporation's Wellness and Health Program. I have taught career development and skills to undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin.

Skills:
Organizational skills, Setting compelling goals based on the S.M.A.R.T. system, Understanding personality and work style of self and colleagues, Evaluating if priorities line up with values, Building confidence/self-esteem/self-efficacy, Implementing tools to stay focused and manage stress, Discover methods to increase sense of control.

Public Speaking

Background and Credentials: I am currently a public speaker and educators for The Center for Health and Nutrition, a well-known medical-weight loss clinic in Chicagoland. I have taught public-speaking skills to undergraduates and corporate professionals at the University of Texas and 3M Corporation, respectively. I have been presenting and speaking for over six years on a formal basis.

Skills:
My skills include Recognizing, processing and overcoming anxiety in regard to public speaking and/or presenting, Practicing flexibility in thinking and being in the present moment during speech, Developing tricks to keep track of time and maintain seamless flow of material Incorporating relaxation and other cognitive techniques before and during speaking engagement Learning to change perception to that of an audience member and Preparing environmental mock presentations.

Yoga

I have taught yoga (both Hatha and Vinyasa) to employees in a company's wellness department. I led yoga classes at a weight-loss camp for adolescents.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Texas, Austin
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Texas, Austin (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Graduate Coursework)

Very Helpful!

Karie worked with me on a wide variety of techniques to reduce anxiety when public speaking. I was about a 9 on a scale of 1-10 with anxiety prior to working with Karie. After our first session at my first speaking engagement I was down to about a 4 and enjoyed the experience instead of dreading it. She provided really easy to use techniques that made a significant difference.

— Anne, Saint Charles, IL on 6/10/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karie will travel within 10 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174.