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Karen C.

Herkimer, NY

$60/hour

Experienced Teacher Seeking Dedicated Students

$60/Hour


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State University of New York at Potsdam
Master's

Education

State University of New York at Potsdam (Master's)

About Karen

I first became interested in teaching through volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I enjoyed working with young children, and school experience confirmed teaching as a career choice. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Reading K-12 from the State University College at Potsdam. Soon after, I was hired as an itinerant remedial reading teacher for two years, then as a permanent substitute teacher for an additional two years. I moved on to work permanently as a reading specialist for grades K-2 for over 20 years before retiring in 2013.

Throughout my career, I have tutored privately, working with children of many different ages. I am continuously open minded, hardworking, enthusiastic, and organize my time effectively. I believe that tutoring makes a lasting contribution to a young person and it is important for them to acquire both knowledge and skills. With my responsive thinking, patience and sensitivity, strong self motivation and enthusiasm, I want to pass on all that I have learned to others and I want to inspire and encourage young people to be the best students they can be.

I have over 30 years of experience working with people of all ages in English Language Arts. I have a Master's Degree in Reading K-12, which proves that I have a very thorough understanding of this subject.

Please do not hesitate to send me a message! I am available almost every day and have flexible hours. I ensure that together we will reach your goals.
I first became interested in teaching through volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I enjoyed working with young children, and school experience confirmed teaching as a career choice. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Herkimer, NY 13350
Math:
Elementary Math
Art:
Cosmetology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

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.

Grammar

Grammar is another topic I covered in my classroom multiple times per day. It is important that a student understands this concept so that they can communicate effectively with others. I have created tips and tricks to help children remember what was taught.

Literature

I have had a passion for literature almost all of my life. I've incorporated pieces of literary work into my classroom throughout my entire career. Whether it is something as simple as "The Cat in the Hat" or as sophisticated as "The Lord of the Rings", I've found a way to include it into my lessons. I like to break down the important events that occur with my students to be sure they are understanding what is happening and are keeping up with the plot.

Microsoft Word

Later in my career, I attended workshops and took a course at our local college to learn about Microsoft Word. Now, I have a strong understanding of this word processor and am able to help students struggling with it. It's important for students to be computer savvy in this day and age, and Microsoft Word is a program commonly used.

Proofreading

Proofreading comes naturally to me. Being a reading teacher, I can quickly point out errors and make suggestions to the student to make their work as perfect and professional looking as possible. I have proofread everything from first grade extended response questions to dissertations.

Reading

I worked as a reading specialist for grades K-2 for many years and have a Master's in Reading for grades K-12. It is my favorite subject. Over the years, I've worked with special needs students as well as boys and girls with above grade level comprehension.

Vocabulary

Having a strong vocabulary is essential for communicating through speech and written work. I strive to make sure my students use more impressive words in their work to earn extra points. My students will learn the value of this over time.

Writing

Having good writing skill is the key to succeed. I will work with those I tutor to be sure they write impeccably. We will work together to achieve excellence and will meet their writing goals.

State University of New York at Potsdam
Master's

Education

State University of New York at Potsdam (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Herkimer, NY 13350.