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Ms. Karin M.

specializes in Energetic Test Prep Expert, Reading Comp & Essay Coach · female

"I’m a lifelong learner and career educator. I teach all parts of standardized test prep, specializing in critical reading and annotation strategies, grammar fundamentals, and effective essay writing for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, HSPT, AP, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, and more. I teach and lecture at universities and learning institutions, where I also instruct public speaking, theater and improvisation, plus more...

"I’m a lifelong learner and career educator. I teach all parts of standardized test prep, specializing in critical reading and annotation strategies, grammar fundamentals, and effective essay writing for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, HSPT, AP, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, and more. I teach and lecture at universities and learning institutions, where I also instruct public speaking, theater and improvisation, plus marketing and public relations. I customize holistic study plans with learners and advocates to utilize existing abilities and add new tools to reach personal and scholastic goals, “teaching to the test” and much more. My undergrad degree is in Communications and Theater, with an MFA in Creative Writing, and continuing education training at Stanford, Northwestern and DePaul Universities. I'm a published professional features writer, editor and arts reviewer: read my Lucy Burns Suffragist Museum feature on the American Alliance of Museums site, AAM–US dot org. I edited Perspective design journal and Reed literary magazine, and have performed essays I have written on Chicago Public Radio and on stage.

I know there is no better or crucial, calling than helping kids to find and communicate their voices. I come from a family of educators, and was fortunate to grow up at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History, where my anthropologist mom was Education Director. At public TV station WETA in my hometown near D.C., I certified as a trainer with the Sesame Street Preschool Education Project. I have also taught creativity and teambuilding through improvisation to all ages, inaugurated the ComedySportz Chicago summer camps, plus reading and writing for the SAG Foundation BookPALS program, and the Chicago Park District Kraft Great Kids Program. I have also assisted arts marketing clients like Barrel of Monkeys and Kidworks Touring Theatre with youth literacy programs. And I live on School Street, so all roads literally lead to education for me. Let’s chat!" less...

Details

fee: $75 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Karin M. is a certified tutor

James Madison University, Communications

San Jose State University, Masters

Northwestern and Stanford, Other

Chicago, IL 60618

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Study Skills - Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - Literature - Proofreading - GED - SAT Writing - TOEFL - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - STAAR - Accuplacer