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Karen V.

Jersey City, NJ

$75/hour

Math/Finance instructor

5.0 average from 9 ratings
Knowledgable, kind, and patient tutor
— Tae Hoon, Jersey City, NJ on 9/19/16

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

Education

College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA (Business)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (MBA)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

About Karen

After a 25-year career in finance, I'm delighted to be teaching Precalculus and Probability & Statistics at Bayonne High School.

Additionally I enjoy teaching finance & 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. This past year I received the 2016 Bayonne High School/IMTT Character Education Award.

Mentoring is important to me. When I worked for Standard & Poor's I co-founded the McGraw-Hill mentoring program. While working at GE Capital I mentored Financial Management Program employees. During the past three years I've served as a mentor to Rutgers University undergraduate business majors. I am also 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.
After a 25-year career in finance, I'm delighted to be teaching Precalculus and Probability & Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07305
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgable, kind, and patient tutor"

- Tae Hoon, Jersey City, NJ on 9/19/16
Karen replied on 9/22/2016

It's great working with you, Tae! Your passion for learning is evident. It's easy to work with a person who's as dedicated as you are.

"Thoughtful with clear explanations!"

- Deter, Montclair, NJ on 10/15/15
Karen replied on 10/17/2015

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

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
GED, GMAT,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Business:
Economics,
Finance,
GMAT,
Microsoft PowerPoint

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I've taught Algebra 2 at Bayonne High School.

Economics

I've 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) and currently I'm a high school math teacher and an adjunct instructor.

Finance

I've taught Finance for years to undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, I have 25 years of experience in the financial markets.

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

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.

Precalculus

I've taught PreCalculus for 3 years at a public high school.

Trigonometry

I've taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry for the past three years at a public high school.

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

Education

College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA (Business)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (MBA)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgable, kind, and patient tutor — She is awesome! She always has clear points about the questions. which I have to solve. I learn a lot from her! I really appreciate meeting her! ...

— Tae Hoon, Jersey City, NJ on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 25 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07305.