Over 1500 tutoring hours

Karen S.

Bothell, WA

$35/hour

One-On-One is the only way to truly understand and learn.

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Background check passed as of 11/13/15
4.9 average from 546 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Avtar, Bothell, WA on 1/7/16

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University of Washington
English
University of Washington Department of Education
Master's

Education

University of Washington (English)

University of Washington Department of Education (Master's)

About Karen

I am a certified teacher with 14 years experience teaching English in both public and private schools. I have extensive experience with one-on-one instruction from grade school through adult at all ability levels.

Currently I am tutoring adults in ESL. Included among my students are those from Japan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, India, Ehtiopia, Ukraine, China, Iraq and Mexico. These students are at all ability levels from beginning learners to advanced professionals. I am finding that I am learning as much about their diverse cultures as my students are learning about the English language. Tutoring with them is most rewarding!

At the private school, I have also taught students with special challenges such as ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, depression, and anorexia. Being able to explain your frustrations, face to face with a professional educator can be the first step in a whole new way of learning. I will build on your strengths as a bridge to improving your weaknesses, all in a safe environment based on trust and personal integrity.
I am a certified teacher with 14 years experience teaching English in both public and private schools. I have extensive experience with one-on-one instruction from grade school through adult at all ability levels.
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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98012
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Avtar, Bothell, WA on 1/7/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- RanRan, Bothell, WA on 9/29/15

"Very Pleased!"

- Lisa, Redmond, WA on 10/3/13

"Experienced and devoted."

- Wonseok, Lynnwood, WA on 8/14/13

"Great tutor"

- Hannah, Everett, WA on 10/14/12

"Intelligent teacher"

- Tanya, Edmonds, WA on 1/22/12

"Great tutor."

- Theresa, Edmonds, WA on 1/16/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught English and related subjects -- drama, speech, general humanities/social studies -- in both public and private schools for 14 years.

I have also taught ESL to individuals, small groups and full classrooms ranging in age from young teens to adults. Included among my students were individuals from Japan, China, South America, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India. I have worked for a company which provided the curriculum (Japanese exchange students) and have designed programs for other small groups and individuals. Currently I am working almost exclusively with adults who wish to improve their English skills.

Public Speaking

I have taught English and related subjects for 14 years in both the public and private school systems in Washington State. Included in the English curricula were speech and drama. As well as classroom work for Drama, I put on over 20 high school theatre productions. Preparing students for particiation in a dramatic production is the ultimate in teaching "Public Speaking" skills.

I have also taught speech at the high school level as a separate classroom subject I have worked with a valedictorian on her graduation speech and have some experience with debate class.

Study Skills

I have taught English for 14 years in both the public and private school systems. As part of the English curriculum, I taught study skills -- reading comprehension, skimming, summarizing, analyzing, note taking, listening, organizing, test taking, etc. Sometimes these skills were incorporated in a general classroom instruction; sometimes they were taught separately as specific learning skills, especially at the private school which focused on one-on-one instruction. Some of my students at the private school faced challenges such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, social anxiety, drug addiction histories, and depression. These students were most likely to need individual instruction in basic study techniques.

TOEFL

I am a certified teacher who has taught English, ESL, Speech and Drama for 14 years in both public and private schools at the high school level. In addition, I have taught ESL for 5 years as a private tutor, basically for professional adults. I am a strong advocate of one-on-one instruction and have taught in a one-one-one format for 10 years.

University of Washington
English
University of Washington Department of Education
Master's

Education

University of Washington (English)

University of Washington Department of Education (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — Karen taught my daughter, Harjeet, how to relate events and the time line. Karen's approach to adapt to Harjeet's situation is commendable. She is not just tutoring, she is addressing Harjeet's need at this time. Karen is a great teacher and she deserves excellent grade for her work. ...

— Avtar, Bothell, WA on 1/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98012.