University of Cincinnati (Psychology)
Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)
Hello and thank you for your interest.
Whether you are a parent of a student in need of a little help; an adult in need of various school or employment help, or learning to read and write; or an individual learning English as a second language, I am here for you. I truly love watching people learn! I am patient and understanding when I come alongside an individual and help them understand and learn the subject at hand. I assess the student's needs and evaluate as progress is made. Motivation and confidence are instilled, along with good study habits and skills. Complex issues are broken down so material is not overwhelming.
There is no need to struggle when help is waiting. It will be okay. You will get through this. So, let’s get together and make this happen!
Karen Hello and thank you for your interest.
Whether you are a parent of a student in need of a little help; an adult in need of various school or employment help, or learning to read and write; or an individual learning English as a second language, I am here for you. I truly love watching people learn! I am patient and understanding when I
Students are pleased with the interaction with instructor and enjoy the learning process that is being tailored to their individual levels.
Karen was great. She helped my nephew to get ready for TOEFL. He tried to take it earlier and didn't do well, but after taking some lessons, he improved his grade to 103. We were impressed. She is very patient and easy going but at the same time knows exactly what needs to be done in order to pass the exam. She gave him pointers and kept him focused. I would definitely use her help again. Thank you Karen.
My husband recently relocated from China and wanted to get some help to improve his pronunciation. After just a few classes with Karen, I've noticed a big difference. My husband was very happy after each classes. Karen was able to quickly point out the key areas he needed to work on and was very patient in correcting his pronunciation word by word. We were both impressed by the results. My husband still need to practice a lot but now his is on the right track and has more confidence. We'll definitely ask for Karen again in the future!
We have so enjoyed Karen. She took on a big challenge when she decided to work with us. She is a great communicator and always punctual. My son thinks she is the greatest :). I have very much appreciated her hard work and encouragement!
I had a very enjoyable time with Karen. She always helped me to study English and, she was very flexible with my schedule. I highly recommend her tutoring services.
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I received my training in ESL/ESOL through the Adult Literacy Center in North Carolina. For four years I have worked with numerous adults from Japan learning English as their second language for the purposes of understanding and speaking English, as well as assisting them in their studies for GED and general collegiate learning.
I received my training in phonics through the Adult Literacy Center in North Carolina. For three years I have worked with numerous adults learning to read and write English. Phonics plays a key role as it helps students map sounds onto spellings, enabling them to decode words. The decoding of words aids in the development of word recognition, which increases reading fluency. Reading fluency improves reading comprehension as students no longer struggle with decoding words, and can concentrate on making meaning from the text.
Additionally, phonics instruction improves spelling ability because it emphasizes spelling patterns that become familiar from reading. Studies show that half of all English words can be spelled with phonics rules that relate to one letter to one sound.
Pronunciation of certain sounds and letters can be a daunting task when trying to speak a non-native language. My training in phonics (through the North Carolina Adult Literacy Center) which includes proper tounge placement, force of air and width of mouth opening, has been crucial in allowing non-native, English speakers to pronounce English words in a clearer, understandable fashion.