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Karen

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As a future teacher, I am very interested in helping students develop their academic skills. I received my Master’s Degree in World History from NYU, and am currently student teaching as the final piece of my Master’s Degree in Adolescent Education. I have highly developed writing, studying, and test taking skills, and have spent the past 2 years learning how to best share these skills with students. I feel that the most important thing for a teacher, and a tutor, to do is to work with a student to figure out how they learn, in order to tailor instruction to make use of their own personal strengths. I love working with students to figure out the ideal approach, and seeing the “Aha!” moment when something clicks.

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Karen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drama

Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Arts, World History

Test Scores

GRE: 1300

GRE Verbal: 630

GRE Analytical Writing: 4

Hobbies

Music, reading, baking, yoga, theater, board games, video games, knitting

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College World History

Comparative Literature

English

Essay Editing

European History

Geography

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Geography

High School World History

Literature

Public Speaking

REGENTS Prep

SAT Reading

Social studies

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I feel that the most important thing for a teacher and a tutor to do, is to work with a student to figure out how they learn, in order to tailor instruction to make use of their own personal strengths. I love working with students to figure out the ideal approach, and seeing the "Aha!" moment when something clicks.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

A typical first session would be spent getting a sense of where a student currently stands in terms of skills and knowledge. Then, I would work with the student to figure out what strategies they have been using, and what they like or don't like about them. This information would help me to figure out what new approaches we could try, and what the next steps need to be.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I work with students to develop close reading skills in which they use specific processes of note-taking to help them identify important ideas and key themes within the text.


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