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 the MCAS tests as well as the verbal sections of the SAT and ACT tests. She has worked with students with Executive Functioning Delays, Language-Based Learning Disabilities, 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!”