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Karen C.

Experienced K-12 Tutor: ENL, lang. arts, phonics, math, science

Experienced K-12 Tutor: ENL, lang. arts, phonics, math, science

$35/hour

About Karen


Bio

Hi I’m Karen! As a professional, certified teacher/tutor with 20+ years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping students of all levels master the skills and concepts they need to succeed in college and everyday life. I would love the opportunity to come alongside your child as a tutor and offer academic instruction and study skills support with an engaging, creative teaching style.
Years of tutoring experience have taught me that every situation is unique and therefore...

Hi I’m Karen! As a professional, certified teacher/tutor with 20+ years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping students of all levels master the skills and concepts they need to succeed in college and everyday life. I would love the opportunity to come alongside your child as a tutor and offer academic instruction and study skills support with an engaging, creative teaching style.
Years of tutoring experience have taught me that every situation is unique and therefore requires a thoughtful, individualized plan of action. First, I assess my student's subject knowledge, looking for gaps. Then I inquire about study skills and discern learning styles. Next, I help my student create S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) goals, which fuels motivation. Then it's time to do the hard work of attaining these goals. My students know they have a tutor and mentor who believes they can accomplish great things.

I graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. My certification is K-9 and includes Reading Specialist, and Middle School Endorsements in Science and Social Studies. Member of the UIC Honors College and a Phi Theta Kappa full-tuition scholarship recipient, I obtained a 3.89/4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude.
I have enjoyed a rewarding career teaching Pre-K-9 while tutoring students in grades K-12, especially English Language Learners, and children experiencing difficulties in reading and mathematics. In the future, I hope to obtain a master’s in teaching mathematics.

I am easy to reach, and will respond quickly. Feel free to contact me with additional questions or to schedule a lesson. Thank you!


Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Education - K-9
Indiana Wesleyan University
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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

One of my primary responsibilities as a classroom teacher was designing course curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments using the Common Core Standards guidelines. The Common Core Standards drive instruction as does data collection, both formative and summative. This is especially true for high stakes tests such as iLearn and iRead.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Elementary Math, Phonics, Study Skills

English

Reading,

Reading

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Study Skills, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Study Skills

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

When I taught in Illinois, I had a Reading Specialist certification on my license. My family and I moved to Indiana, and the type of Reading Specialist certification wasn't an option because Indiana doesn't have this specific designation. I have taught phonics and reading for many years. I am experienced in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching literacy, which has a proven track record of success for those struggling with Dyslexia.
Phonics, Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

I have primarily taught in elementary K-6 settings, all subjects (reading (incl. phonics), math, science, social studies). In Illinois, my certification included Reading Specialist. Indiana does not have this specific designation. My tutoring expertise is in phonics, reading (comprehension, strategies, etc.), math, social studies and science. I also teach handwriting.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

One of my primary responsibilities as a classroom teacher was designing course curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments using the Common Core Standards guidelines. The Common Core Standards drive instruction as does data collection, both formative and summative. This is especially true for high stakes tests such as iLearn and iRead.
SAT Reading
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$35/hour

Karen C.

$35/hour

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Response time: 3 minutes