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Karen L.

Harrisburg, PA

$30/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable 4-8th Grade Reading, Writing, Math Tutor

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 23 ratings
Thanks, Karen!
— Jeremy, Harrisburg, PA on 5/24/16

$30/Hour


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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Middle Grades 4-8th

Education

West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Middle Grades 4-8th)

About Karen

One of my passions in life has been always been caring for young children and adolescents while watching them learn, grow, and blossom. I have always helped others starting when I was a young teenager from baby sitting to helping neighbors in my community/church continuing through volunteer opportunities and eventually to the care of my own children. I soon realized that there is a growing need for quality child care and educators, therefore, I become an educator in order to become a part of the solution in my community. I completed my bachelor's degree and and now in the process of becoming certified in Middle Grades 4-8th with a Math Concentration. With my gift of helping and love of learning, I expect to have my own classroom soon educating and helping other students.

My professional experiences are very broad from over 29 years of customer service to child/adult care then technical/computer skills and now education. Besides helping my own four children and family with their homework, college has helped me sharpen my tutor skills / instructional skills. For the last four years (2010 - 2014), I have had practicums (in- school instructional / tutoring opportunities), in-school / after school tutoring (some as a paid tutoring position) all within grades 4th-12th. My in-school / after-school experiences was concentrated in grades 4-8th and I assisted teachers and students with instruction in language arts, reading, writing, history, math subjects, and some science. I student taught 4 months in 4th grade teaching all subjects. In every opportunity I had to be with students, I loved getting to know each and every one of them as much as I could and when they were successful that made me feel the same. I love when one of my students, "got it," and could then retain and apply that knowledge to new challenging work. Watching my students work hard and having fun is what kept me motivated as they gave their all. My success is really dependent on their success. Tutoring is not about telling or giving of the knowledge I know, but my ability to reach their level and help them to the next. As they are able to learn from me, I am also able to learn from them. Every student learns differently and I do my best to understand their style of learning and cultivate an safer learning environment, lessons, activities that set him/her up to be successful at whatever he/she is trying to accomplish.
One of my passions in life has been always been caring for young children and adolescents while watching them learn, grow, and blossom. I have always helped others starting when I was a young teenager from baby sitting to helping neighbors in my community/church continuing through volunteer opportunities and eventually to the care of my own Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17110

"Thanks, Karen!"

- Jeremy, Harrisburg, PA on 5/24/16
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a B.S. in Education 4-8th Grades with a minor in Elementary Mathematics up to 8th grade. I tutored in school and after school from August 25, 2013 to May 30, 2014 at a Charter School in West Chester, P.A. There I tutored in the areas of Math, History, Reading, and Writing. I did one-on-one tutoring as well small group tutoring for Math PSSA test prep using test materials provided by school.

Elementary Math

I have a B.S. ED in Middle Grades 4-8th with a concentration in Elementary Math (4-8th).

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Middle Grades 4-8th

Education

West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Middle Grades 4-8th)

Thanks, Karen!

Karen is very in tune with what my child needs. She looks for new ways to explain and introduce concepts while getting to know how best to instruct him individually.

— Jeremy, Harrisburg, PA on 5/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17110.