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Kara M.

Park Ridge, NJ

$80/hour

MS/HS English, Literature, SAT Prep, Writing, and College Apps

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Union College
English
Union Graduate College
Master's
Bread Loaf School of English - Middlebury College
Master's

Education

Union College (English)

Union Graduate College (Master's)

Bread Loaf School of English - Middlebury College (Master's)

About Kara

I have one MA in Teaching English, another MA in English Literature, and six years of teaching experience from 7th to 12th grades. As an experienced English Teacher, writer, tutor, and former Director of a Writing Center, I have a multitude of tools at my disposal to help you to be successful. What I value most about tutoring and working with students of all ages is the process. Learning does not happen overnight. I will assign short homework assignments, we will talk about what you are reading both for school and for pleasure, and we will set up a plan to help you achieve your goals. A clear plan of action can do wonders, and my hope is that you carry these good habits with you into any academic or professional situation you encounter.

I am available to teach High School and Middle School English, grammar, vocabulary, writing for all age levels, and college application essays and applications.

Questions? Concerns? Let me know! I am happy to speak with you before we begin our sessions so that you can move forward with confidence.
I have one MA in Teaching English, another MA in English Literature, and six years of teaching experience from 7th to 12th grades. As an experienced English Teacher, writer, tutor, and former Director of a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

With one MA in Teaching English, another MA in English Literature, and six years of teaching experience, I have not only have the breadth of knowledge to teach English at many levels, but the experience to know how to help students to succeed.

Grammar

I have spend the last six years teaching grammar to middle and high school students at a variety of levels. I am well versed in the requirements of both public and private schools in regard to grammar and curriculum as well as the practical applications of excellent grammar.

Literature

With three post-secondary degrees focusing on Literature and a particular love for Early Modern Literature and Theory, I am able to work with students not only on understanding the literature that they are required to (or simply would like to) read, but how to then write about what they have read in a clear and concise way.

Proofreading

I am an experienced proofreader of all kinds of documents: academic papers, college admissions essays, journal and newspaper articles and advertisements, and middle and high school level essays and projects.

Reading

I have experience working with students at the middle and high school levels that either struggle as readers or are reluctant readers. I have a proven track record not only of improving reading skills, but helping students to gain the confidence that they need to be great readers across a variety of subject areas.

Vocabulary

I have six years of experience teaching students vocabulary from 7th to 12th grades. I am well versed in the requirements of each grade level, appropriate vocabulary for each grade level, and how that vocabulary will be used across any curriculum. I am also able to plan activities to engage students with vocabulary and check their understanding regularly.

Writing

I am best qualified to teach academic writing. In my academic career, I have worked hard not only to present clear and compelling arguments, but to write in a way that is appropriate for my audience. I have experience as the Director of the Writing Center at a private boarding school as well as being a writing assistant at the graduate level.

Union College
English
Union Graduate College
Master's
Bread Loaf School of English - Middlebury College
Master's

Education

Union College (English)

Union Graduate College (Master's)

Bread Loaf School of English - Middlebury College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kara will travel within 15 miles of Park Ridge, NJ 07656.