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Tutor profile: Karla Y.

Karla Y.
Certified Teacher and Experienced Tutor Since 2007
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About Karla

About Karla
I am a certified elementary and Spanish teacher and have been working with students of all ages since 2004. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Vanguard University of Southern California, completed the Teacher Certification Program at Northeastern Illinois University, and will be completing my Master of Business Administration from North Park University in December. I have worked in many different roles in education, but tutoring what I like best. Outside of tutoring, I love singing, reading, walking outdoors, yoga, and traveling. I...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
For the past four years, I have been an educator in Brooklyn Center (MN) Community Schools. I have worked as an English Learners Educational Assistant with high school students, as a Summer School Teacher with 2nd graders, and as a Homebound Teacher with all ages. I have worked as a self-employed private tutor since 2007 and have tutored all ages from 4 through adult. My teacher certification program included several pre-service teaching experiences, including student teaching 4th graders in Chicago Public Schools. In addition to these...
North Park University
Business Administration
Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
2016 - 2019
Northeastern Illinois University
Elementary Education
2005 - 2008
Vanguard University of Southern California
Spanish Language and Literature
Bachelor's Degree
2000 - 2002
North Hennepin Community College
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Associate's Degree
1998 - 2000

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-Employed, Private Tutor
2007 - Present
Tutor adults and children ages 4 and up in many subjects including reading, math, and Spanish. Students have shown marked improvement in grades and confidence level.
Brooklyn Center Community Schools, English Learners Educational Assistant
2015 - 2019
Collaborated with teachers to provide support to students learning English.
Brooklyn Center Community Schools, Summer School Teacher
2016 - 2017
Planned and delivered creative, quality instruction to 2nd grade summer school students.
New Horizon Academy, Teacher
2014 - 2015
Coordinated with other teachers to deliver quality instruction in a pre-kindergarten classroom.
Rainbow Foods, Cashier
2013 - 2014
Provided quality customer service to guests.
Spanish Language Center, Spanish Instructor
2010 - 2012
Creatively led Spanish courses for children ages kindergarten through 7th grade and for adults.
The Miracle Center, Education Coordinator
2008 - 2009
Responsible for organizing and carrying out a tutoring program at an after-school program. Students showed improvement in reading and math skills.
The Miracle Center, Program Coordinator
2006 - 2007
Successfully led classes and activities for children in an after-school program.
Grace and Peace Community, After-School and Summer Day Camp Coordinator
2005 - 2005
Successfully directed after-school and summer day camp program for 30 children. Took on Program Coordinator role at The Miracle Center when the programs at The Miracle Center and Grace and Peace Community merged.
Osseo Public Schools, Paraprofessional
2003 - 2004
Worked with students with special needs to ensure their educational success.
Grace and Peace Community, Community Volunteer
2002 - 2003
Volunteered at a local elementary school in kindergarten and first grade, volunteered in an after-school program, and tutored children in the neighborhood.

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