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Karen F.

Allentown, PA

$40/hour

Spanish, ESL, Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, & HTML/Web Design

4.9 average from 7 ratings

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Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Spanish
DeSales University
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (Spanish)

DeSales University (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Graduate Coursework)

About Karen

Hola,

My skills are diverse, and one might venture to say I am somewhat of a jack-of-all trades. I have been teaching at a private parochial high school in the Lehigh Valley for 14 years. Prior to obtaining my teacher certification, I substitute taught for several school districts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas. My background credentials were just recently updated by our Diocese.

My teaching duties include Spanish, both face-to-face and online through a virtual high school program, Microsoft Office 2007/2013, Dreamweaver CS6 and Cloud, HTML, and Web Design. I am the Site Coordinator for our virtual high school program, and was the web master for our school's web site for 6 years. I enjoy teaching, and am always open to learning new things. After all, in order to be a teacher, one must truly embrace the motto of "Life Long Learning."

I attended Rutgers University, where I received my BA in Spanish. I have also completed additional graduate course work in Spanish at the University of Texas, at Austin. My Instructional II Certification from the State of Pennsylvania is in Spanish, K-12. I completed the Education course work for my certification at Kutztown University. In lieu of student teaching, I completed a Teaching Internship through the Access Program at DeSales University. I have also studied Spanish at ICADS in Costa Rica, attended the Governor's Institute for World Languages at Marywood University, and hold my Spanish AP Certification from LaSalle University. My Masters in Education (MEd.) is in Technology in Education from DeSales University.

In order to stay current in my field, I continue to take courses and seminars when they are available. I also believe that I have picked up a great deal of knowledge through teaching these subjects to my students, helping my colleagues with their web pages, and in working on my online course.

I look forward to being able to use my skills to help you.

Karen
Hola,

My skills are diverse, and one might venture to say I am somewhat of a jack-of-all trades. I have been teaching at a private parochial high school in the Lehigh Valley for 14 years. Prior to obtaining my teacher certification, I substitute taught for several school districts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas. My background
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rate: 1st student: $40 each additional student: $20 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Allentown, PA 18106
English:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
Dreamweaver,
General Computer, HTML,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Approved subjects

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Dreamweaver

I have an MEd in Instructional Technology from DeSales University and have been teaching at an area high school for 14 years. Part of the Instructional Technology curriculum included a course in web design utilizing the software program Dreamweaver 8 to create and launch web pages/web sites. When I finished my MEd, I began teaching Dreamweaver at school. By that time we were up to Dreamweaver CS3. A person with no experience with HTML or CSS (cascading style sheets) could create a web page in a similar manor as one would create a document in word -- type the text and then format it using the various commands on the tool bars (in Word, the Ribbon). There was a split view that you could view the HTML code, but there was no access to the CSS. The only use for the split view was to change the HTML code if you could not get the software to do what you wanted it to do.

The current Dreamweaver CS6 software contains many new enhancements, which has greatly improved the usability of the software. HTML and CSS are integrated into the learning process. As the students are working on a web page, they can do a split screen that will show them the source code (.html file) or the CSS code (.css file) on one side of the screen and the actual web page on the other. You can also do a full screen view of the source code or the CSS code. While students do not actually write the html or css, they are walked through the process. In previous additions, there was no mention of Java Script. Students created forms and had no idea how the forms actually functioned. Now the receive a brief introduction to Java Script and how it works.

Creating a web site from a template, which was rather cumbersome in the past, is now a simple process. You create the template and then hit create new file and select the template. There are also pre-existing templates for many different types of layouts, both fluid and static. Managing site has also become a more stream-lined process.

The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.

Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

HTML

I am self-taught. I began tinkering with HTML when I started teaching an online course. I could not get the pages to render the way I wanted them using the WYSIWYG editor, so I began experimenting with the HTML code. Through trial and error, I would find the code I needed to make the page render the way I wanted.

I have been teaching HTML for five years. I began with HTML 3, moved on to HTML 4, and now teach HTML 5, which is the most current code.

My course at school covers HTML 5 and CSS in the first semester. In the second semester we use the software application Dreamweaver CS6.

I was the webmaster for our school's website for 6 years.

Microsoft Access

I began teaching Microsoft Office Suites in 2008, when the 2007 edition first came out. I am now teaching the 2013 edition of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
The best way to learn how to use any software program is through a hands-on approach. New concepts/skills should be introduced through demonstration and guided practice. Appropriate projects should be given to test a students knowledge and understanding of the concepts/skills they have learned, as well as their ability to apply them.
Course curriculum will be based on the individual needs of the student.

Spanish

I earned my BA in Spanish from Rutgers University. I have also studied at the University of Texas, and ICADS in Costa Rica. I have been teaching Spanish for 14 years at an area high school, and online for a virtual high school program for seven years. I currently teach Spanish Culture and 20th Century Hispanic Writers. I have also taught Spanish 1, 2, 3 and AP Spanish 5.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Spanish
DeSales University
MEd
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (Spanish)

DeSales University (MEd)

University of Texas, Austin (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rate: 1st student: $40 each additional student: $20 per hour

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 10 miles of Allentown, PA 18106.