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Karen L.

Experienced Special Needs Tutor in Reading Remediation and Math

Experienced Special Needs Tutor in Reading Remediation and Math

$50/hour

  • 114 hours tutoring

  • Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

"Awesome!"

Kelley, 59 lessons with Karen

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About Karen


Bio

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 11 years I have worked with students having varying disabilities including, but not limited to, specific...

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 11 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 and writing, but also math concepts grades K-6. 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!


Education

Two years
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 11 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/18/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

Phonics

For the past 10 years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling. While my focus is working with the special needs population, I work with the general ed population as well.
Reading,

Reading

For the past 10+ years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

For the past 10+ years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.
English, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

Reading

For the past 10+ years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.
English, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

Reading

For the past 10+ years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.
English, Writing

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As an educator and tutor, my experience includes working with students one-on-one and small groups. As part of instruction, I also focus on strategies that help students better access the curriculum. I am intimately aware of the challenges that students may have and how those challenges impact them in the classroom.
Phonics,

Phonics

For the past 10 years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling. While my focus is working with the special needs population, I work with the general ed population as well.
Special Needs

Special Needs

For the past 10+ 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. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

Reading

For the past 10+ years, my experience includes small group and one-on-one instruction grades K-6. Using a multi-sensory approach, my experience includes phonemic awareness, decoding, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and spelling.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (24 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Knowledgeable specific to my son’s needs

Karen definitely was heaven sent. From our initial meeting she showed that she understood exactly what my son needed and quickly got him going along in the right direction. She is not only in touch academically but emotionally as well, which plays an important role in his success due to him having Autism. I know with her assistance our push to keep him going in a positive direction, is inevitable. If you’re looking for a tutor who can target the trouble areas and devise a plan all while understanding the student’s emotional needs... KAREN is the best choice!!! She ROCKS!

Alicia, 20 lessons with Karen

Excellent tutor!

I am very pleased with our tutor Karen. I stumbled across WyzAnt looking for a tutor for my 9 year-old son who has ADHD and struggling in math/reading. Karen's profile echoed what he needed. From our initial meeting I gathered that Karen was a patient, knowledgeable, and thorough tutor. She is truly a professional and passionate about developing my son for success while providing me with the tools to continue that growth. Grateful to have found her!

Christina, 7 lessons with Karen

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Karen L.

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