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Karen D.

Woburn, MA

$50/hour

Enthusiastic, supportive former English professor ready to help!

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/26/16
5.0 average from 83 ratings
Fun and knowledge lesson
— Grace, Lexington, MA on 10/24/16

$50/Hour


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Barnard College
English
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

Barnard College (English)

University of Virginia (PhD)

About Karen

I am a patient, creative, and supportive tutor dedicated to helping my students increase their confidence, improve their skills, and enjoy learning. Tutoring sessions are entirely tailored to the needs of each student: we can work on homework, application essays and cover letters, test prep, grammar, persuasive writing, or creative writing. I also offer longer-term academic enrichment for students that want more challenging reading and writing assignments than school provides.

My career as a teacher began in graduate school at the University of Virginia, where I began teaching composition classes in 1992. What I loved most about teaching was helping my students become confident, original writers. I always ran my classes as discussions, rather than lectures, to cultivate students' ability to think critically and express their ideas effectively. I met regularly with each student for brainstorming, grammar, writing, and revision sessions -- whatever each individual wanted and needed from me. When I became an assistant professor at UNLV after completing my PhD, I taught composition, literary theory, and literature classes. I choose readings and created writing assignments that would develop students' critical thinking and writing skills. Since many students commuted to campus, I provided tutoring sessions wherever and whenever my students needed them.

Elementary, middle-school, high-school, college, and adult learners are all welcome.
I am a patient, creative, and supportive tutor dedicated to helping my students increase their confidence, improve their skills, and enjoy learning. Tutoring sessions are entirely tailored to the needs of each student: we can work on homework, application essays and cover letters, test prep, grammar, persuasive writing, or creative writing. I also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Woburn, MA 01801
Background Check: Passed

"Fun and knowledge lesson"

- Grace, Lexington, MA on 10/24/16
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Proofreading

graduate school at the University of Virginia, where I began teaching composition classes in 1992. I am an expert researcher, writer, editor and proof reader with 10 years of experience teaching critical writing. I'm a thorough, meticulous, and supportive tutor with a passion for perfection.

Writing

I taught writing and literature at the university level for 10 years, so I can help students at all levels of abilities and experience. You can count on me to be a patient, creative, and supportive tutor.

Barnard College
English
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

Barnard College (English)

University of Virginia (PhD)

Fun and knowledge lesson

Karen understands children and know how to teach. My kids enjoy her lesson very much. There are some homework for my kids and they love to do it.

— Grace, Lexington, MA on 10/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 15 miles of Woburn, MA 01801.