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Karen D.

Elementary Lang., Math, Social Studies, Science w/ 10 years exp.

Elementary Lang., Math, Social Studies, Science w/ 10 years exp.

$35/hour

  • Hohenwald, TN 38462

About Karen


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I have ten years experience as a substitute teacher and Foster Grandparent in the Tennessee Elementary Public School System. I have worked the new standards for TCAP testing, Special Ed and regular curricula grades 1-8. As a substitute I am responsible for teaching an entire classroom or a select group. As a Foster Grandparent I tutored slow learners one on one in all academic areas for five years. I am still active as a substitute teacher.

I also was an adult educator in GED and...

I have ten years experience as a substitute teacher and Foster Grandparent in the Tennessee Elementary Public School System. I have worked the new standards for TCAP testing, Special Ed and regular curricula grades 1-8. As a substitute I am responsible for teaching an entire classroom or a select group. As a Foster Grandparent I tutored slow learners one on one in all academic areas for five years. I am still active as a substitute teacher.

I also was an adult educator in GED and English Second Language for two and a half years while holding a primary job as a residential manager for a school for the mentally and physically challenged for seven and a half years prior to my elementary school work. I love tutoring all ages and abilities. Although reading and language arts are my favorite subjects, I take pride in helping students achieve their best in all classes pertinent to their educational requirements. I have worked with children all my life and never tire of teaching them knowledge and skills that benefit them in school and in life.

Science is a difficult subject for most. I have the ability to take the important ideas and present them in creative ways that students can grasp and retain. Recently I took a fifth grade class through the teacher's directive to search for answers to a pretest. When they finished the assignment, I had them play "Jeopardy" and ask questions that fit the correct answers. Only one student out of 66 did not pass the test.

English has always been my strong suit. I know grammar rules and slogans that are fun. Even adults can benefit from such sayings as "when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking"! Phonics have taken a new turn back into a priority and it's working even with special ed students. I am so impressed how most can sound out each letter in a word, then bring them altogether for the final sound. Reading with expression also has its charm for making good readers better. It gives a child permission to exercise his or her imagination--a real boost to exciting living! I have helped many a sluggish reader to greatly expand reading competency by several grade levels in one year.

I was a National Spanish Honorary recipient in high school and have always had a special affection for the language and culture. It was so gratifying to tutor Hispanic students in Adult ESL. I have excellent pronunciation and spelling skills.

My fee is $35 an hour or $60 for a 2 hour block. I am available after school hours and on Saturdays. The elementary student is responsible for providing textbooks and workbooks and homework agendas to be accomplished. The high school student needing help in English, History, and Biology is also responsible for providing textbooks, workbooks and homework agendas. Cancellations must be phoned 24 hours in advance with a voicemail message if no immediate contact is made. I look forward to helping the student who is willing to learn what he doesn't know.


Education

Ohio State University and Trinity Seminary
Social Work
2.5 years The Ohio State University
Graduate Coursework
Trinity Seminary & College of the Bible
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Hohenwald, TN 38462
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

English

ACT English, ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Biology, ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Biology, ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Biology, Physical Science

Summer

Biology, ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

ACT English

$35/hour

Karen D.

$35/hour

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