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Karin N.

Rockville, MD

$35/hr

Experienced ESL/autism/special needs tutor

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Timely and reliable
— Besith, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/28/11

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University of Michigan
Psychology

Education

University of Michigan (Psychology)

About Karin

I have years of experience tutoring a wide variety of populations. At the moment, I am tutoring adults in English as a Second Language. I currently have 4 students from 3 different countries. They include a beginner who is working on very basic sentence structure and vocabulary, an intermediate student who is learning to understand her children's homework and study for her citizenship exam, and two advanced students who meet with me for pronunciation and conversation practice.

I also have spent many years working with special-needs students. I recently worked for two years with college students with Aspergers syndrome and other forms of autism. I helped them not only with academic subjects, but with organization, time-management, and social issues. I have also done ABA therapy with students at different points on the autism spectrum, breaking down everyday tasks ranging from money-handling to computer skills to using transportation into manageable steps to practice. I am patient and creative in finding a way to reach stubborn or anxious students.

I prefer to work weekdays -- I am available from 8:30 am to about 3:00 pm Mon- Fri. This generally means that I am a better schedule fit for college students and other adult learners. I have also occasionally worked with children in homeschooling programs. I am happy to have a short initial meeting, free of charge, to assess the student's level of knowledge and see if we are a good personality match.

For students who only want conversation practice -- learning new vocabulary, improving pronunciation, and increasing fluency, and who do not need prepared lessons or significant materials, I will meet for conversation group for a reduced rate.
I have years of experience tutoring a wide variety of populations. At the moment, I am tutoring adults in English as a Second Language. I currently have 4 students from 3 different countries. They include a beginner who is working… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rockville, MD 20850
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Timely and reliable"

- Besith, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/28/11
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have been tutoring in ESL for about 4 years. Depending on the student's skill level, we may start with basic alphabet sounds and letter formation all the way up to advanced reading and writing. I take a very practical approach, emphasizing real-world vocabulary and conversation. For example, one of my current students is quite proficient, and is now concentrating on studying for her citizenship exam. I am also helping her to understand her children's homework and practice everyday situations such as teacher conferences and medical appointments.

University of Michigan
Psychology

Education

University of Michigan (Psychology)

Timely and reliable — We've enlisted Karin's help for almost three months now. She has been nothing short of knowledgeable and helpful, in addition to being reliable and generally versatile with the timing of lessons. A very positive experience. ...

— Besith, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/28/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karin will travel within 15 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.

Background Check Status for Karin N.

Karin N. passed a background check on 2/6/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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