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Karishma J.

Norristown, PA

$60/hour

Enthusiastic Elementary & Middle School Private Tutor

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/15/14
5.0 average from 135 ratings
Prepared, creative and attentive
— Leiba, Merion Station, PA on 9/19/16

$60/Hour


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Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Elementary Education
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Elementary Education)

University of Virginia (Master's)

About Karishma

Hello! My name is Karishma and I am private tutor in the Greater Philadelphia area. I am a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as a 2012 graduate of Penn State in Elementary Education. A former 1st and 4th grade teacher in Blue Bell, PA, I hold an active Pennsylvania K-6 teaching certificate in all academic subjects. I have been tutoring through Wyzant for 3 years and have received excellent feedback from students and their parents. My passion is working with students and helping them achieve their academic goals whilst improving their confidence in their own abilities. I am very patient with children, and I pride myself in pushing students to try harder and produce even better results than they believe are possible. I am familiar with PA and Common Core Standards, and use these as guidelines for my instruction. With my constant positive reinforcement, I will be the perfect tutor for your child, whether he/she needs extra help to catch up with school work, or supplemental instruction and resources to challenge your child. I look forward to working with you to help provide the help your child needs! Hello! My name is Karishma and I am private tutor in the Greater Philadelphia area. I am a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as a 2012 graduate of Penn State in Elementary Education. A former 1st and 4th grade teacher in Blue Bell, PA, I hold an active Pennsylvania K-6 teaching Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Norristown, PA 19403
Background Check: Passed

"Prepared, creative and attentive"

- Leiba, Merion Station, PA on 9/19/16
English:
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

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.

Common Core

I have experience in the elementary classroom implementing the newly obtained Common Core Standards effectively. With my understanding of the Common Core goals, I can make sure that your child is meeting those standards and beyond. My instruction style is personalized for each student to get them where they need to be.

Elementary (K-6th)

I obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and an M.Ed in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning from the University of Virginia this past May 2013. I also hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate for K-6, granted in 2012. Upon achieving my teaching certificate, I passed all of my Praxis Tests required to be certified to teach elementary school in the state of Pennsylvania.

Elementary Math

I used to be an instructor at Kumon Learning Center, where I taught math to 4-6 year olds, as well as gifted students who were a year to three years ahead of their grade level. I was always a strong math student, and this translates into my instructional skills in mathematics. I am able to break things down, no matter what the subject matter in the curriculum, and explain them for students to understand.

Elementary Science

I have classroom and private tutoring experience teaching various topics in elementary science, including natural and physical science, as well as environmental studies. Science is a topic that can really help students think globally and learn to observe their surroundings, so my science lessons are as hands-on as possible.

Geometry

I have tutored high school students in Geometry and it's various topics it covers throughout a school year. Private tutoring can really give your student the one-on-one attention they need to refocus on the subject, improve their skills, and then of course increase their grades.

Grammar

I have experience working with K-6 students on grammar skills, enforcing proper usage of nouns, verbs, etc. to form complete sentences. This helps students present their ideas in a clear, organized fashion.

Prealgebra

I have tutored several students from 6-8th grade in pre-algebra. Whether the goal of tutoring is for enrichment (getting ahead), intervention (catching up), or continuous practice, one on one lessons will be beneficial, especially during the summer months.

Study Skills

I can help your student in building organizational skills to last throughout schooling years. Use of proper materials and tools will help your student really internalize how to start/end an assignment or study for a test effectively, without a feeling of being overwhelmed. I have worked with many students to help build these skills, and have seen grades and executive functioning skills improve drastically.

Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Elementary Education
University of Virginia
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Elementary Education)

University of Virginia (Master's)

Prepared, creative and attentive

Karishma has been tutoring my son in 6th grade math and English. She has a fun teaching approach that keeps him engaged and interested. My son says that Karishma makes all the material understandable and his skills are improving greatly.

— Leiba, Merion Station, PA on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Karishma will travel within 10 miles of Norristown, PA 19403.