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Karen S.

Florence, NJ

$50/hour

Science and Writing Made Simple

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The College of William and Mary
English and Anthro
The University of Pennsylvania
Other

Education

The College of William and Mary (English and Anthro)

The University of Pennsylvania (Other)

About Karen

You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can't stop her from being a teacher. My career started in the classroom as an English teacher, and though I've moved on, my love of teaching and working with students of all ages has remained. When I left the classroom, I went back to school and earned my veterinary degree, but I never forgot my love of teaching. Now, I have the absolute honor to work with people individually to help them meet their educational goals.

My extensive science background combined with training in English and experience in medical writing allows me to tutor students in a variety of subjects. I believe the best results come from the combination of a dedicated student and a committed tutor, so I only accept assignments when I honestly believe I can make a difference.
You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can't stop her from being a teacher. My career started in the classroom as an English teacher, and though I've moved on, my love of teaching and working with students of all ages has remained. When I left the classroom, I went back to Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Florence, NJ 08518
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

I successfully completed an intensive doctoral level course in veterinary anatomy, including a comprehensive laboratory. I also completed advanced level courses in neuroanatomy and developmental anatomy. In addition, I have experience in applied anatomy in the form of courses in soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery and pathology as well as clinical experience in surgery, pathology and medicine.

Anthropology

I have a degree in anthropology from the College of William and Mary, and I worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the anthropology department at the University of Georgia. During this time, I assisted with undergraduate teaching in general anthropology and advanced courses in biological anthropology.

Archaeology

I have a degree in anthropology from the College of William and Mary, which included courses in basic archaeology, archaeological methods and the archaeology of various regions. I also have experience teaching archaeology and paleoanthropology as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Georgia. My subject-specific teaching experience included both laboratory instruction and individual tutoring.

Biology

I am a veterinarian, so my education includes significant experience in biology. I have undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in basic biology, zoology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, mammology, animal behavior and others. My veterinary basic science education included advanced preparation in a number of animal biology topics including physiology, anatomy, genetics, population health, pathology, development, immunology and others. I have tutored classmates and junior students in a numbers of these topics.

English

I have a degree in English from the College of William and Mary. I spent 5 years teaching teaching high school English. During this time, I taught multiple grade levels, including honors sections, and developed curriculum. I also tutored many of my students to help them excel in critical reading and writing.

Genetics

In addition to receiving As in both veterinary genetics and basic genetics, I did a pediatrics rotation which covered genetic diseases. I have conducted tutoring sessions on topics in genetics, and the subject has always been an interest of mine. I also use my genetics knowledge as a veterinarian.

Grammar

I have an English degree and significant teaching experience in English grammar. For five years, I taught high school English, which included basic and applied English grammar. I taught grammar in the formal classroom setting and tutored individual students in areas of weakness.

Literature

I am an avid reader with an English degree from the College of William and Mary and several years experience as a high school English teacher. My educational background includes basic literature courses and seminars as well as advanced preparation in major authors, genres, literary periods and literary analysis. My teaching experience includes college preparatory and honors of sections of high school English classes.

Microbiology

During my veterinary education, I successfully completed both basic and graduate microbiology courses with attached laboratories. I also successfully completed a number of courses, including parasitology, medicine, pathology, clinical pathology. histology and others, which used microbiology. In addition, I have used microbiology in clinical veterinary settings to diagnose and treat animal patients.

Nutrition

My veterinary degree includes doctoral level courses in animal nutrition, clinical nutrition and small animal clinical nutrition. I also had extensive training in clinical nutrition as a senior level veterinary student. Since nutrition is one of my main clinical interests, I also have extensive experience writing about pet nutrition and counseling pet owners on nutrition topics.

Pharmacology

I am a licensed veterinarian with ability to use and prescribe medications to treat animals. In veterinary school, I received As in both Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, which covered anesthetic drugs. I used my pharmacology knowledge extensively during my clinical rotations, and I continue to use and expand it on a daily basis. The key to understanding pharmacology is a strong background in both chemistry and physiology.

Physiology

I am a licensed veterinarian with an advanced understanding of physiology, My academic preparation includes doctoral level courses in animal physiology, medicine and pathology. In addition, I have practical clinical experience in animal physiology as it applies to medicine. I have also worked with students and classmates in tutoring various topics in physiology.

Writing

I have a degree in English from the College of William and Mary, which included a number of writing-intensive courses. I also taught and tutored English and writing for 5 years in the secondary setting and taught writing sections of undergraduate anthropology courses as a teaching assistant. In addition, I have extensive experience as a professional medical and science writer.

Zoology

As an undergraduate, I received an A in general zoology at the College of William and Mary and an A in graduate level mammalogy at the University of Georgia. I have experience doing primate behavioral research at the Philadelphia Zoo and have completed courses focused on zoological medicine as a veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania.

The College of William and Mary
English and Anthro
The University of Pennsylvania
Other

Education

The College of William and Mary (English and Anthro)

The University of Pennsylvania (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Florence, NJ 08518.