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Karen S.

Patient, experienced ESL tutor specializing in professional adults.

Patient, experienced ESL tutor specializing in professional adults.

$35/hour

  • 1,916 hours tutoring

  • Bothell, WA 98012

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About Karen


Bio

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 lear...

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.


Education

University of Washington
English
University of Washington Department of Education
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98012
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a High School English teacher of 14 years, I have specifically taught classes in advanced grammar, composition and creative writing. I am currently teaching English to foreign speaking adults, which most certainly includes grammar, both basic and advanced.
Public Speaking

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a High School English teacher of 14 years, I have specifically taught classes in advanced grammar, composition and creative writing. I am currently teaching English to foreign speaking adults, which most certainly includes grammar, both basic and advanced.
Study Skills,

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.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a high school English teacher of 14 years and an ESL private instructor for 5 years, I have taught vocabulary at all levels, beginning through GRE testing levels.
Reading

English

English,

English

I have taught English for 14 years in both public high schools and private schools. As part of the English program, I also taught Drama and Public Speaking. In addition, as a private tutor, I have taught ESL to adults for the past 5 years.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a High School English teacher of 14 years, I have specifically taught classes in advanced grammar, composition and creative writing. I am currently teaching English to foreign speaking adults, which most certainly includes grammar, both basic and advanced.
Public Speaking,

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.
TOEFL,

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.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a high school English teacher of 14 years and an ESL private instructor for 5 years, I have taught vocabulary at all levels, beginning through GRE testing levels.
Literature, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English for 14 years in both public high schools and private schools. As part of the English program, I also taught Drama and Public Speaking. In addition, as a private tutor, I have taught ESL to adults for the past 5 years.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

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.
TOEFL

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.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English for 14 years in both public high schools and private schools. As part of the English program, I also taught Drama and Public Speaking. In addition, as a private tutor, I have taught ESL to adults for the past 5 years.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL,

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.
GED

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (576 ratings)
5 star
(539)
4 star
(31)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(3)
1 star
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Reviews


Great Tutor

Karen is great. I had only my first class with her and she was able to teach me a lot and worked in all the issues I asked for. I'm definitely going to book more classes.

Carina, 8 lessons with Karen

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

This evening is my first class, I feel a little nervous. But Karen is very patient, let me gradually relax, I am very lucky to find such a tutor like Karen. She made a lesson and analyzed my language level. She thought I should focus on improving the vocabulary, and then practicing grammar. I was very well in the judgment. She has a sense of responsibility for helping me improve my language. Actually, she has a lot of students to follow her and I'm not surprised.

RanRan, 12 lessons with Karen

Very Pleased!

We are very happy with Karen and what she is doing with our daughter. Karen is well liked by our daughter and has given her excellent ideas to improve her study skills. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a person that invests in her students success! Thank you, Karen!!!

Lisa, 43 lessons with Karen

Experienced and devoted.

She always well prepared lessons and gave me the best lessons possible. She also knew what level I was and focused on the area should be improved. Definitely, I recommend her to you. Good luck to your study!

Wonseok, 12 lessons with Karen

Great tutor

Karen is great! I had her for speech. We met once a week, but she also made the time to look over my speeches via the email.

Hannah, 8 lessons with Karen

Intelligent teacher

Dear, Karen! Thank you very much for giving me a good start! Finally, I have passed TOEFL!!! Now I can continue climbing my career ladder!

Tanya, 6 lessons with Karen

Great tutor.

Great tutor. Gets along well with our daughter. She gives us very good lesson summaries, which are very helpful. Thanks, Theresa

Theresa, 18 lessons with Karen

$35/hour

Karen S.

$35/hour

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