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Karen V.

AP Economics, Finance and Math instructor

AP Economics, Finance and Math instructor

$75/hour

  • 53 hours tutoring

About Karen


Bio

After a 25-year career in finance, I'm delighted to be a full-time teacher. Currently I'm teaching AP Economics, Financial Literacy and other business classes at Metuchen High School. 5 is the mode and median score on the AP exams that my students have taken. Prior to teaching in Metuchen, I taught Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Probability and Statistics at Bayonne High School.

I have taught finance and economics to graduate business students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers University. In the...

After a 25-year career in finance, I'm delighted to be a full-time teacher. Currently I'm teaching AP Economics, Financial Literacy and other business classes at Metuchen High School. 5 is the mode and median score on the AP exams that my students have taken. Prior to teaching in Metuchen, I taught Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Probability and Statistics at Bayonne High School.

I have taught finance and economics to graduate business students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers University. In the 1990s I was a doctoral student in finance at Rutgers, where I taught finance and economics to more than 1,000 students. In 1997, I received the Teaching Excellence Award at Rutgers University - Newark from the Graduate Student Government Association. In 2016 I received the Bayonne High School/IMTT Character in Education Award. In 2019 I received the Star Award - Faculty member of the year at Metuchen High School.

Mentoring is important to me. When I worked for Standard and Poor's I co-founded the McGraw-Hill mentoring program. While working at GE Capital I mentored Financial Management Program employees. I've served as a mentor to Rutgers University undergraduate business majors and as a Student/Partner Alliance mentor.

I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT (math) and in the 98th percentile on the GMAT.

As a tutor, my method is to work through problems with you so that you will gain confidence in your problem-solving capabilities. My supportive nature will help you gain a solid understanding of the material. I look forward to working with you.


Education

College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
Business
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MBA
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Cancellation Rate - -No charge if 12 hours or more before scheduled lesson. -Cancellation rate =$5 if within 12 hours of session. -If you're a no-show, cancellation rate is $15.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/5/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Finance,

Finance

I've taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. During the past 3 years I've taught Financial Literacy to high school students. Additionally, I have 25 years of experience in the financial markets.
GMAT,

GMAT

I Scored in the 98th percentile both times I took the GMAT. Having taught graduate and undergraduate business students, as well as high school math students, I have tutored people to prepare for standardized tests.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. I love teaching Microeconomics. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Finance,

Finance

I've taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. During the past 3 years I've taught Financial Literacy to high school students. Additionally, I have 25 years of experience in the financial markets.
GMAT,

GMAT

I Scored in the 98th percentile both times I took the GMAT. Having taught graduate and undergraduate business students, as well as high school math students, I have tutored people to prepare for standardized tests.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. I love teaching Microeconomics. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Statistics,

Statistics

For 2 years I have taught Probability & Statistics at a NJ high school.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For most of my life I've tutored students in math. I taught Algebra 2 at Bayonne High School and tutored it at Metuchen High School.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. I love teaching Microeconomics. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught PreCalculus for 4 years at a public high school in NJ.
Statistics,

Statistics

For 2 years I have taught Probability & Statistics at a NJ high school.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For most of my life I've tutored students in math. I taught Algebra 2 at Bayonne High School and tutored it at Metuchen High School.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught PreCalculus for 4 years at a public high school in NJ.
Statistics,

Statistics

For 2 years I have taught Probability & Statistics at a NJ high school.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I've taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry for the past three years at a public high school.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For most of my life I've tutored students in math. I taught Algebra 2 at Bayonne High School and tutored it at Metuchen High School.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught PreCalculus for 4 years at a public high school in NJ.
Statistics,

Statistics

For 2 years I have taught Probability & Statistics at a NJ high school.
Algebra 1

Other

Finance,

Finance

I've taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. During the past 3 years I've taught Financial Literacy to high school students. Additionally, I have 25 years of experience in the financial markets.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. I love teaching Microeconomics. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For most of my life I've tutored students in math. I taught Algebra 2 at Bayonne High School and tutored it at Metuchen High School.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I've taught AP Economics since 2017. The mode and median score that my students have achieved on the AP exam is a 5. I love teaching Microeconomics. Prior to teaching high school Economics, I taught Economics and Finance to undergraduate and graduate students at NJCU, NJIT and Rutgers since 1994. Additionally, I've tutored several students on a one-on-one basis during that same time frame. My initial career was in finance (25 years).
Statistics,

Statistics

For 2 years I have taught Probability & Statistics at a NJ high school.
Algebra 1, GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I Scored in the 98th percentile both times I took the GMAT. Having taught graduate and undergraduate business students, as well as high school math students, I have tutored people to prepare for standardized tests.
Praxis,

Praxis

I scored a 160 on the Math Content Knowledge (5016) Praxis on 10/18/12 and a 191 on the Business Education (5101) Praxis on 12/18/12. Currently I teach math to high school students and finance to graduate business school students.
GED, PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Karen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent tutor for those unfamiliar with microeconomics

Karen reviewed basic concepts of microeconomics: consumer and producer surplus, marginal rate of substitution, etc. We also reviewed problems relating to law, such as asymmetric information.

Nicholas, 1 lesson with Karen
Tutor responded:

Nick, It was truly a pleasure to work with you. Thank you kindly for your thoughtful review. Karen

Thoughtful with clear explanations!

Working through exam questions I missed was really helpful - especially the one on stock valuation. Her insight into why people buy and sell options was excellent. Karen's explanations clicked for me in a way that the professor's did not.

Deter, 4 lessons with Karen
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your kind words Deter. It's a pleasure to work with you.

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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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Response time: 3 hours