Search

Karen L.

Upper Marlboro, MD

$50/hour

Experienced Special Needs Tutor in Reading Remediation

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/18/14
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Awesome!
— Kelley, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/13/15

$50/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Karen will reply soon.

Response time:

Contact Karen

Two years
English

Education

Two years (English)

About Karen

As a parent of a special needs student I was immersed in the world of understanding how students with learning disabilities learned and how their specific challenges impacted them in school. Coupled with being a student myself and the desire to work with special needs children, I became an instructional assistant in the public school system in the field of special education. For the past eight years I have worked with students having varying disabilities including, but not limited to, specific learning disability, ADHD and dyslexia. While I primarily work with grades K-6, I also have experience working with middle and high school students.

I specialize in teaching reading. My initial session starts with briefly reviewing any goals and objectives you may have and a mini assessment which allows me to better serve you. I like to give homework after each session to monitor your progress along the way. I understand that everyone learns at a different pace and I am nurturing and patient.

Over the years, I have helped many students realize their potential with a renewed self-confidence that can sometimes diminish with being learning disabled. My colleagues describe me as passionate with an aptitude to effectively teach children with disabilities. As the only one in my specific job among hundreds, I was nominated by my colleagues for Special Educator of the Year Award for which I received a certificate of recognition.

I can come to you or we can meet at a library if available. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy.

I look forward to talking with you!
As a parent of a special needs student I was immersed in the world of understanding how students with learning disabilities learned and how their specific challenges impacted them in school. Coupled with being a student myself and the desire to work with special needs children, I became an instructional assistant in the public school system in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome!"

- Kelley, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/13/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Christina, Capitol Heights, MD on 6/10/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, Grammar, Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in the public school sector for over eight years as an instructional assistant. I am called on to sub as well. The school I am assigned to was grades K-6 and became K-5. Each year I work both in and out of the classroom (small groups and one-on-one) with students.

Phonics

I have taught as a paraprofessional for eight years in the public school system. I do small group instruction as well as one-on-one, grades K-5. My training is in reading intervention using a program called SPIRE. It is a multi-sensory based program which entails phonemic awareness, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling. I am skilled in assessing students using this program as well as being trained to administer DRA assessments. While my work experience is in the area of support to special needs students, I work with the overall general ed population at my school who have a need for reading intervention.

Reading

I teach phonemic awareness, fluency, decoding, writing and spelling.

Special Needs

For the past eight years, I have worked in the public school system with the special needs population. I am also the parent of a special needs child who has since graduated from school. I assist classroom teachers and instruct small groups and one-on-one (grades k-5). I assist students in all areas of academics. My background includes working with students who have been coded ADHD, autistic (high functioning), EI, specific learning disabilities and dyslexic. I was nominated by my peers as special educator of the year and received a Certificate of Recognition for the same.

Two years
English

Education

Two years (English)

Awesome!

Ms. Karen is wonderful! A best kept secret. She is so patient with my son and they have really developed a bond. We struck gold when we found her. My son has some difficulties with his organization and reading due to his ADHD. He has made some real improvements in his writing and his STAR Reading Assessments as school. We love her do much we wish she could tutor math as well!

— Kelley, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 11 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.