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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV (English)
Carnegie Mellon U (Master's)
My career began with teaching all English-related subjects in public and private high schools. This included English, American, and World Literature; grammar; public speaking; journalism; theater; analytical and creative writing. After a successful teaching career, I joined the business world, holding high administrative positions in both the profit and non-profit sectors.
While working full-time, I spent many years tutoring on a volunteer basis for several organizations, including East Harlem Tutorial Services and POSSE. After years in often crowded classrooms, I especially enjoyed the one-on-one relationship as a tutor. I recently gave private assistance to an applicant, successfully assisting her with her application essay for graduate school. I served for many years as an interviewer/evaluator of prospective students to Carnegie Mellon University as a member of their Alumni Admissions Council.
I feel that the wide breadth of my experience, both as a teacher and as a tutor, give me a firm background to continue my tutoring career. My college background (B.A. and M.A. in English) and my professional experience have enhanced my ability to assist students in all English-related subjects.
If you are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, empathetic person to assist you with your studies, please get in touch with me. I have an open schedule and am looking forward to exploring tutoring opportunities. My career began with teaching all English-related subjects in public and private high schools. This included English, American, and World Literature; grammar; … Read more
Karen was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. My daughter very much enjoyed her lesson and will using Karen in the future. Their discussion of the literature was enlightening and helpful for my daughter.
Patience! And so kind she is! Really give me confidence and hints to continue my English learning. It's really enjoyable to talk with Karen.
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I have many years of high school English teaching experience, as well as an M.A. in English from Carnegie Mellon University.
Helping students gain an understanding of great literature has always been one of my favorite aspects of teaching/tutoring. Sometimes it takes a little work and patience to cut through what might be elevated language and complicated plot structure so that the student can clearly understand the meaning of the piece.
Proofreading is one of my favorite activities. I not only enjoy finding errors, but I also enjoy explaining why they are errors. Even in my business career, I was often the person chosen to proofread documents, letters, etc.
I taught public speaking on the high school level for many years. I also directed several high school theatrical productions.
I have tutored students in SAT prep. My high school teaching experience has been invaluable in assisting students with their writing submissions. I am an excellent editor and have the skills to hone and refine writing samples.