Master of Science, Education, Northwestern University, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, English, Lehigh University, 2015
Massachusetts Teaching Licensure, English Language Arts (5-12); Moderate Disabilities (5-12); SEI Endorsement
Kara has been tutoring for 6 years, and has served as an English and Special Education teacher. She tutors students in early literacy skills, English (grades K-12) and Math (grades K-10). She prepares students for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, and MAPs tests. She prepares students for the MCAS tests as well as the verbal sections of the SAT and ACT tests. She has worked with students with Executive Functioning Delays (including providing Executive Functioning Skill support), Language-Based Learning Disabilities (including NVLD), and a range of emotional disabilities such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has extensive experience working with English Language Learners as well.
Kara says: “I have wanted to be an educator for as long as I can remember; both of my grandmothers were teachers, and I have fond memories of playing school and reading with them throughout my childhood. I care deeply about each of my students and approach education with compassion and a desire to help every student succeed, regardless of their challenges or disabilities. When I’m not teaching or reading, I love to run, hike, golf, play tennis, or relax at Duxbury beach. I love living in Boston because most of my extended family and friends are in the area, and I spend as much time with them as I can. When I’m not in Boston, I have a passion for traveling; I spent time living in Italy in college and recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to train teachers there as part of my educational fellowship at Babson College. In my free time, I also try to watch shows or movies that my students recommend because I love finding common ground and ways to connect with them; most recently, our favorites have been “Friends” and “Cheer” on Netflix, and of course the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins!”