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College Essays/Public Speaking Coach/Editor/Proofreader-20+ years
Karen J.

63 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $120

Response time: 3 hours

Karen J.'s Photo

College Essays/Public Speaking Coach/Editor/Proofreader-20+ years
College Essays/Public Speaking Coach/Editor/Proofreader-20+ years
Karen J.

63 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

63 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Karen


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Communications professional ready to help you achieve your goals. From preparing and polishing speeches and college essays to editing and proofreading important materials, I’ll help you gain the skills and confidence to shine. I’ll guide you in getting your materials ready for the classroom, the admissions committee, or an important presentation.

Don’t know where to start? I’ll help you set up tasks and a schedule to get the job done.

Have a draft that needs some help? I’ll edit and...

Communications professional ready to help you achieve your goals. From preparing and polishing speeches and college essays to editing and proofreading important materials, I’ll help you gain the skills and confidence to shine. I’ll guide you in getting your materials ready for the classroom, the admissions committee, or an important presentation.

Don’t know where to start? I’ll help you set up tasks and a schedule to get the job done.

Have a draft that needs some help? I’ll edit and advise you how to fine tune so that your essay or speech will stand out.

Need to get materials ready to publish? I’ll give them my keen editor’s eye to give them final polish.

From brainstorming to final draft, I’ll help you find your authentic voice and tell your story in a way that differentiates you. Experienced in personal statements for admissions, common app and scholarship essays, editing and revising, article reviews, proofreading, and public speaking.

My background includes branding, marketing, and communications work, which I draw upon to help you uniquely stand out. I am a graduate of Cornell University, where I earned a degree in Communications and Nutritional Sciences, and NYU where I completed my MBA. I have worked in communications at AT&T Wireless and tech firms as well as marketing at Kraft.

I am an experienced Communications Director at private high school, where I teach public speaking, am editor of the alumni magazine, and prepare speeches and written materials. I have helped past students find their voice in college essays, improve their confidence in public speaking, and position themselves in a crowded market.

I’ll give you practical tips and personalized advice to help you reach your desired results.
We will work to break down projects into manageable tasks to improve your skills and get the job done. I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals.


Education

Cornell University
Communications
New York University
MBA

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Business

Marketing,

Marketing

I have worked in brand management at Kraft and Avery, where I developed marketing plans, launched new products, and increased sales. At AT&T Wireless, I managed market research, created store promotions centered on lifestyle segmentation, and prepared press releases. As the Marketing and Communications Director at a private school, I created innovative materials, including award-winning videos and brochures, a new website, and a strategic social media campaign which helped the school exceed admissions and fundraising goals. Strong writing and editing, impactful speech work, and innovative business plans centered on achieving results have been common threads throughout my career.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking at a private high school, where I have helped students overcome their fear of public speaking and improve speaking skills and confidence. Experienced in guiding students through this important life skill by focusing on practical tips for a winning speech, including a great hook, supporting points, gestures, inflection, eye contact, and thorough preparation. Students report success in class speeches, college interviews, and student government elections. Also coach adult leaders in speech writing and delivery to achieve desired message.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking at a private high school, where I have helped students overcome their fear of public speaking and improve speaking skills and confidence. Experienced in guiding students through this important life skill by focusing on practical tips for a winning speech, including a great hook, supporting points, gestures, inflection, eye contact, and thorough preparation. Students report success in class speeches, college interviews, and student government elections. Also coach adult leaders in speech writing and delivery to achieve desired message.
Proofreading

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking at a private high school, where I have helped students overcome their fear of public speaking and improve speaking skills and confidence. Experienced in guiding students through this important life skill by focusing on practical tips for a winning speech, including a great hook, supporting points, gestures, inflection, eye contact, and thorough preparation. Students report success in class speeches, college interviews, and student government elections. Also coach adult leaders in speech writing and delivery to achieve desired message.
English, Proofreading, Writing

Homeschool

English, Writing

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English, Writing

Other

Marketing

Marketing

I have worked in brand management at Kraft and Avery, where I developed marketing plans, launched new products, and increased sales. At AT&T Wireless, I managed market research, created store promotions centered on lifestyle segmentation, and prepared press releases. As the Marketing and Communications Director at a private school, I created innovative materials, including award-winning videos and brochures, a new website, and a strategic social media campaign which helped the school exceed admissions and fundraising goals. Strong writing and editing, impactful speech work, and innovative business plans centered on achieving results have been common threads throughout my career.

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Writing

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super helpful writing tutor

Karen really helped me a lot with my personal statement. She helped me reorganized the overall structure of my statement

Bonnie, 4 lessons with Karen

Perfect helper

she was great we came up with lots of ideas and my essay couldn’t be better then i have imagined she was patient and understanding and knew exactly how i wanted to write out my paper and extcute it i recommend her so much !!

Valerie, 4 lessons with Karen

College essay is now DONE

Karen was amazing, patient and knowledgeable. She guided my High School Senior through the process of editing her college application essay and gave her really clear and important things to incorporate to make her essay stand out. My daughter had a very rough draft and with Karen's help she now has a solid essay to submit. I 100% recommend Karen.

Casey, 2 lessons with Karen

Tutor who loves her job

Karen helped me bring the best out of my personal statement. She listened to my story and directed me in my writing process. I am certain that with Karen's help my personal statement will stand out.

Justyna, 4 lessons with Karen

Fast proofreader/editor

Karen helped me us out when we were under pressure on deadline. Even through technical problems on Wyzant she understood what we were doing was time sensitive and got it done. She was professional and knowledgeable. She did exactly what we needed her to do. We would use her again.

Virginia, 1 lesson with Karen

Common app essay

Very patient and kind. Helped me brainstorm and fit my essay into the max amount of words. Would give 10/5 stars if I could. Constantly communicated with me which showed how much she cares about her students

Deven, 2 lessons with Karen

THE BEST

Karen is an incredible tutor! I feel emboldened to take on my tasks after only one session — she is a wiz. Kind, clear, knowledgeable and professional. I feel so lucky to have found her on this platform! The best choice.

Maya, 3 lessons with Karen

Excellent

Karen worked with my son with his college essay. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and met with my son as needed to finish his essays on time. I highly recommend Ms. Karen!

Sue, 4 lessons with Karen

Top Writing and Editing Tutor

I have a learning disability and Karen was able to help me with my writing for professional reasons. She is kind and listens too. It is nice when an extra set of eyes is needed to proofread. Of all the tutors I have had she is the most reliable and talented. and made me feel accomplished about how I expressed myself in the written word.

Vanessa, 3 lessons with Karen
Hourly Rate: $120
Response time: 3 hours
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