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Karen C.

Greene, NY

$40/hour

Accommodating and Knowledgeable NYS certified Math and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Fairleigh Dickinson University
education
State University of New York College at Cortland
Master's
Nova Southeastern University
PhD

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (education)

State University of New York College at Cortland (Master's)

Nova Southeastern University (PhD)

About Karen

I am a NYS certified teacher currently teaching in a public school in Chenango County. I was rated as a Highly-Effective teacher for the 2014-15 school year and expect to continue with the same rating for 2015-16. I've been actively teaching since 2002 and have a great track record with improving organizational skills, grades, and test scores. I have taught grades 1, 3. 4, 5, Special Ed (Elem, MS, and HS) as well as Instrumental Music (4-12). Math and Writing are my strengths but I am equally comfortable in tutoring reading as well as all elementary/Middle School subjects. For HS, I am comfortable with Writing Skills, English, Algebra, and all Music Courses (Theory, History, Woodwinds, and Piano). Relationships are very important to me. I like working 1:1 with students because I can easily assess their needs and work on individual solutions. Also, working 1:1 means that we can switch gears depending on your student's needs without taking into consideration the pacing for an entire class.

Some personal information - I am a wife and mom to two daughters in Middle and High School. I am currently a doctoral student in Educational Research and Evaluation. My dissertation is going well and expect to defend it in the spring of 2016. As far as my academic honors are concerned, I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a 4.15 GPA, which earned me a membership in the national academic honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. In my PhD program, I hold a 4.0 GPA (all coursework completed but dissertation) and was also inducted as a member of the education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi. I am a member in good standing of NYSUT, ATA, and AERA (Educational Research Association).

My time available is limited but I would like to work with one or two students over the summer so send me an e-mail to set up a consultation appointment so we can get started. Looking forward to meeting you and your student.

I have taken 36 graduate-level credits in Statistics (4.0 GPA), taught pre-Algebra for 3 years with students earning top test scores including 3 perfect scores. On a personal note, I earned competitive GRE scores (Verbal and Math) in 2012.
I am a NYS certified teacher currently teaching in a public school in Chenango County. I was rated as a Highly-Effective teacher for the 2014-15 school year and expect to continue with the same rating for 2015-16. I've been actively teaching since 2002 and have a great track record with improving organizational skills, grades, and test scores. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Greene, NY 13778
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra, Statistics
English:
Grammar
History:
Music History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I am NYS Certified in Teaching Students with Disabilities (with the Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation). Further, I earned a masters in Teaching Students with Disabilities from SUNY Cortland in 2012. I graduated with a 4.15 GPA. I currently teach in a public school where two of my Resource Rooms have students with this disability.

Clarinet

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Professional Certification in NY (childhood grades 1-6) and Elementary Ed, (K-6) in FL. I have taught grades 1, 3, 4, and 5.

Flute

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals.

General Music

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals. Orff (Level I) and World Music Drumming (Level I) certified.

Music History

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals.

Music Theory

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals.

Piano

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals. I have been playing since I was 4 years old. I maintain a fairly large private studio.

Saxophone

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals.

Sight Singing

NY, NJ, and FL certifications held in Music K-12. I am currently the MS-HS band director in a small rural school in Chenango County. I also play professionally in pit orchestras for musicals. Sight singing is an essential skill that I teach for NYSSMA preparation both vocal and instrumental. I use moveable Do methodology but can work in fixed Do.

Special Needs

I am NYS Certified in Teaching Students with Disabilities (with the Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation). Further, I earned a masters in Teaching Students with Disabilities from SUNY Cortland in 2012. I graduated with a 4.15 GPA. I currently teach SWD in a public school.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
education
State University of New York College at Cortland
Master's
Nova Southeastern University
PhD

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (education)

State University of New York College at Cortland (Master's)

Nova Southeastern University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 25 miles of Greene, NY 13778.