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Karen S.

Vancouver, WA

$50/hour

RAISED TWO SONS IN THE GT PROGRAM, LOVE TO HELP PEOPLE EAGER TO LEARN!

5.0 average from 47 ratings
Great experience.
— Kathleen, Vancouver, WA on 11/13/13

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University of North Texas, Denton
Texas Tech University
Graduate Coursework
Southwest State University
Graduate Coursework

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University of North Texas, Denton

Texas Tech University (Graduate Coursework)

Southwest State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Karen

Thank you for reading about me.

I have a degree in Education with double majors in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Journalism. I attended graduate school for Business Management, Sales Management, Finance and more.

I have been an entrepreneur for decades, not because that was my first choice, but because that allowed me to be home every day my 2 sons arrived home from school. I have always put education high on my priority list and my son's achievements through life have born the fruits of that desire!

My eldest has an advanced degree in International Business and my younger, who was reading from 5 years of age, has chosen to pursue a musical career.

I have helped countless students from K though the adult professional learn their subjects and improve their understanding... and consequently, their grades.

I pace myself, and the students learning, according to the capabilities of the student...ever vigilant on the end goals!

Everyone has their most successful way of learning (sight, sound, repetition, reward, etc.) and I always incorporate that into the process.

Every single person is capable of learning and training their mind to learn. I see it as my mission to help them bridge gaps and understand that they are capable of more than they might think.

Again, thank you for reading my ad. I hope to hear from you and will gladly discuss any topic with you (or your student) that you like.

Cordially,


KLS PS I am happy to allow you to run a background check on me if you would like.
Thank you for reading about me.

I have a degree in Education with double majors in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98664
Background Check: Passed

"Great experience."

- Kathleen, Vancouver, WA on 11/13/13

"Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!"

- Melissa, Indialantic, FL on 7/21/11

"Very competent"

- Fernanda, Melbourne, FL on 1/17/11
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB,
Career Development,
GED,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Mathematica, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Marketing,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ASVAB

My father was a career lifer in the army and I received the benefits of living that life. I am a staunch supporter of the Military and if someone wants to join today then I will do all I possibly can do to assure they score well on this test.

I assisted my elder son in studying for this test.

He passed with flying colors!

The military called him for 2 or 3 months in his senior year offering him all sort of sign up bonuses and other incentives if he would sign up with them. I was very proud to see him do so well and to see him receive such positive reinforcement from the military.

I also helped two sons of friends of mine study for this test. One, the one who was motivated, did very very well. The other (who did not seem to care if he passed or failed) did not.

Thank you for considering me!

Business

I have been a successful business owner for decades and can teach anyone how to do the same.

My core competencies are:

ORGANIZATIONAL: Organizational Awareness • P & L / Yield Management • Cost Control • Expense Reductions • Strategic Alliances/Partnerships

MARKETING: Business / Brand Development and Management • Communication for Results • Sales Personnel Motivation • Customer Relationship Building • Major Account Management • Territory Expansion • Internet Marketing • Marcom

PUBLIC/BUSINESS RELATIONS: Seminars • Community Presentations • Trade shows • Contract Negotiations • Contract management (Print/TV/Web Radio) • contract life cycle management (CLM) • Board Participation • Advertising Expertise (Print/TV/Web)

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Strategic and Tactical Planning Strategies • Risk Assessment and Management • Competitor Analysis and Positioning • Project Planning • Policy/Procedure • Problem Resolution

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: Human Resources • Personnel Benefits • CRM • Personnel Training/ Development/ Motivation • Team Building and Management

Career Development

I have been a successful entrepreneur for decades. As a successful business person I know what is necessary to set a career path and what tools are required to reach the goals set. I have bought and sold businesses including designing them staffing them training personnel. I know how to build a career and develop and use the necessary skill sets to succeed.

Elementary (K-6th)

I home schooled 2 sons through parts of their elementary years. Once they entered public schools they tested high enough to qualify the for all advanced classes. I have a Bachelors degree in Education and have worked as a substitute teacher on and off in public schools and have also privately tutored for many years. I LOVE working with students interested in learning!

English

I have been working with people who do not have English as their mother tongue for 20 years. I have been instrumental in aiding them in learning to speak and write English for casual as well as business applications. I have lived all over the world and have an affinity for languages and helping students apply applicable rules of their native tongue to the English language. I can apply formal or casual teaching approaches, dependent on the the level and the needs of the student. I respect people trying to learn English and truly enjoy helping them on their journey!

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with people who do not have English as their Mother tongue for 20 years.

I have been instrumental in aiding them in learning to speak and write English for casual as well as business applications. I have lived all over the world and have an affinity for languages and helping students apply applicable rules of their native tongue to the English language.

I can apply formal or casal teaching approaches, dependent on the the level and the needs of the student.

I respect people trying to learn English and truly enjoy helping them on their journey!

GED

I have been a teacher for many years.

I believe in the advantages of taking a GED instead of a diploma for many people for differing reasons.

I have helped a multitude of people pass their GED the first time they took it (including my son!)

I am always happy to help any student of any age take and pass the GED.

Marketing

I have been a successful entrepreneur for decades.

I am hard-wired to proactively lead and perform at the highest levels. I am prepared to show you how to increase your revenues and profitability by establishing and nurturing robust relationships with key opinion-makers in target markets.

I can teach you how to leverage your business competencies to create profitable ventures with exceptional ROI.

Microsoft Windows

I was the first person on the block to purchase the original Windows and have been working with it every day since.

I have used it in 3 successful businesses from service industries, though hospitality companies.

If it is on Windows I can use it and I can teach you how to use it! I LOVE WINDOWS!

Reading

I have been a voracious reader since I was in elementary school! My sons were able to read fluently at 5 and 6 years old. I have taught numerous students how to improve their reading and their self enjoyment of reading and have introduced them to classic books that they would enjoy (Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Sherlock Holmes, etc.). For me it is easy to teach something I love and I have never had a student that did not learn to love it too!

SAT Reading

I have been a voracious reader since I was in elementary school! My sons were able to read fluently at 5 and 6 years old. I have taught numerous students how to improve their reading and their self enjoyment of reading and have introduced them to classic books that they would enjoy (Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Sherlock Holmes, etc.). For me it is easy to teach something I love and I have never had a student that did not learn to love it too!

Sociology

I have a BS in Sociology. I have taught sociology as a tutor, and as a mentor for many years. I enjoy this subject and work to convey my interest and love to my students so they, too, will understand and develop an ongoing interest in this study arena.

Study Skills

Developing good study skills is the answer to working smarter, not harder. When we utilize good study skills, we easily maximize our learning in the least amount of time.

I had to develop good study stills in college, while working full time and taking a full collegiate load. I did not have time to waste, so I learned how to take advantage of the time I had.

I have not only taken graduate classes in developing study skills, but have learned how to tweak them to fit my individual style.

After college, I decided to go for additional education and licensing, except this time I was also starting a new business and raising two young sons by myself!

Talk about time becoming precious!

I HAD to learn how to streamline to the max…how to get the most value out of the 24 hours in a day!

In the process I learned certain things that I utilize to this day…

Issues one must include when implementing good study skills are
• Develop good time management skills. The critical issue is recognition that there must be an appropriate balance in one’s life. There is a time to play and time to work and there is time for both!
• Develop a clear picture of the future we intend to create for ourselves. This skill will promote a passion for what we wish to do. I know that this passion is critical and leads to an intense interest, dedication, and commitment to achieving our career goals and objectives.
• Develop the best study schedule for ourselves and stick to it.
• Develop the habit of making notes on the subject matter and learn those notes!
• Remember to take breaks…change what we are doing. This promotes the best retention.
• Develop critical thinking skills on the issue at hand.
• Develop the habit of asking questions as soon as we realize we have them and cannot answer them themselves.
• Develop self-responsibility for learning, and taking ownership over our own study habits.

This is how I developed, utilized and profited from good study skills, and what I can teach you!

Writing

I have been a voracious reader and writer since I was in elementary school! My sons were able to read fluently at 5 and 6 years old. I have taught numerous students how to improve their reading, writing and their self enjoyment of reading and have introduced them to classic books that they would enjoy (Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Sherlock Holmes, etc.). For me it is easy to teach something I love and I have never had a student that did not learn to love it too!

University of North Texas, Denton
Texas Tech University
Graduate Coursework
Southwest State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Texas, Denton

Texas Tech University (Graduate Coursework)

Southwest State University (Graduate Coursework)

Great experience. — Answered all my questions and concerns easily. Helped us pick the best tutor for our son. She is an excellent Tutor and has incredible insight into and relates with Henry on the level he needed. She knows how to motivate a former gang member on his level but taking it to an adult level. Well done and will be certain we recommend her to others. She has great insight into her students needs on both ...

— Kathleen, Vancouver, WA on 11/13/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 10 miles of Vancouver, WA 98664.