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Karen C.

Roanoke, VA

$55/hour

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5.0 average from 52 ratings
An Engaging, Knowledgable Instructor
— Jerry, Houston, TX on 6/8/16

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Berkeley College
Bachelor's In Health Administration
University of Phoenix
Master's
University of Pheonix
Master's

Education

Berkeley College (Bachelor's In Health Administration)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

University of Pheonix (Master's)

About Karen

Karen C., CST, FAST, MHA/Ed, began her medical career in NYC working for the 911/EMS system. Upon becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist, her passion of healthcare grew, guiding her to author various articles, a textbook and become a healthcare educator and program director at various institutions of higher education. Currently, she works as a professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA for the AAS in Surgical Technology, the Inter Professional Education Department and in the near future the Bachelors in Health Administration Department. She selflessly shares her knowledge, integrity and compassion needed in the healthcare arena both as a team player and as the deliverer of utmost patient care. With encouragement and guidance from some of her mentors, she enrolled at the University of Phoenix in 2008 to begin her pursuit of an associate degree, never realizing it would lead her to completion of her MHA/Ed in 2012, and begin her journey in 2014 at in pursuit of her doctoral degree with a concentration in both healthcare and education. Karen C., CST, FAST, MHA/Ed, began her medical career in NYC working for the 911/EMS system. Upon becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist, her passion of healthcare grew, guiding her to author various articles, a textbook and become a healthcare educator and program director at various institutions Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA 24016

"An Engaging, Knowledgable Instructor"

- Jerry, Houston, TX on 6/8/16

"Awesome Anatomy Tutor"

- Saundra, Roanoke, VA on 10/5/16

"Excellent teacher for Italian conversation"

- Joel, Houston, TX on 9/16/16

"Great tutor!"

- Ray, Cincinnati, OH on 9/15/16

"Amazing!"

- Megan, Tualatin, OR on 9/8/16
Science:
Anatomy,
Nursing, Pharmacology
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

For numerous years I was a NYC EMT/Paramedic. Subsequent to that I became a Certified Surgical Technologist. For both of these professions not only was I required to study Anatomy but have participated in numerous autopsies. Since becoming an educator on numerous occasions I have taught Anatomy and Medical Terminology to my surgical students. This topic is as if it is a second language for me.

Career Development

Over the course of the past 15 years, as a program director at 3 institutions of higher education, I collaboratively worked with the career development department as the students within my discipline were required to develop a portfolio containing a resume, cover letter, thank you letter and biographies.
Additionally the textbook that I have authored contains all of the requirements of the how to and what to do in order to become gainfully employed, inclusive on how to conduct oneself during the interview process.
Lastly I would present a seminar to all seniors and would allow them to role play during a "mock interview".

Handwriting

Throughout my academic studies as a young woman throughout my high school years, computer technology was just being developed. Therefore all of the research, the papers, the thoughts that needed to be submitted to my professors were required to be legible and not in print.
My mother had been an english teacher for more than 37 years, and instilled in all of us the need to be not just clear in our speech but within our written word as well.
As a current professor now, although most assignments are completed and submitted on a computer, their workbook assignments are written. WIth that said, in the beginning of each semester I remind students that they need to incorporate correct posture which in turn will help with good penmanship, grasp their pencil or pen with thumb and fingers and carefully adhere to either the D'Nealian, Zaner, Bloser or McDougal handwriting methods (which I explain to them in class).

Homeschool

When living in rural PA, when our youngest son was in 7th and 8th grade, to assist him to get back on track with his concentration of education, we decided that I would home school him.
During those two academic years (once approved by the state of PA), the homeschooling incorporated all of the required subjects, and on a monthly basis I was required to submit data verifying that the work was being completed.
Upon the completion of those two years, our son was ready to re-enter the academic arena, whereas his academic skills had been perfected now he was capable of joining high school both socially and academically.

Public Speaking

Public speaking, presenting at conferences with thousands in attendance has been one of the activities I have participated in for many years. I have presented at the National level since 2003. Have attended numerous workshops demonstrating efficient public speaking techniques.

Study Skills

For the past 15 years I have been teaching to our Freshman students, and then reinforced this knowledge to our senior students the importance of Study Skills. Here is a small sampling of what I have developed and shared.
Make a schedule
Concentration
Designate a specific place that you can use for studying
Make sure there is good lighting, ventilation, comfortable chair, a desk to spread out on

Berkeley College
Bachelor's In Health Administration
University of Phoenix
Master's
University of Pheonix
Master's

Education

Berkeley College (Bachelor's In Health Administration)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

University of Pheonix (Master's)

An Engaging, Knowledgable Instructor — Karen has a very friendly teaching style. During this first session, she took great care in assessing my skill level and tailoring the exercises to my needs on the spot. Karen is fluent in Italian and extremely knowledgeable of the language. It was a very enjoyable first session and I look forward to many more. ...

— Jerry, Houston, TX on 6/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA 24016.