Karen

Bio

Karen graduated from high school as a National AP Scholar after passing eleven AP exams with mostly 5’s. At Clarkson University, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Political Science. She was recognized for her impact on campus through her induction into Clarkson University’s highest honorary society, Phalanx. Karen received her Master of Science degree from MIT in Nuclear Science and Engineering. She is currently a PhD candidate at MIT in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. Her dissertation is on creating a framework to compare the risks of different technology pathways to a low carbon-emitting energy economy. She is also working on evaluating electricity economics for the latest release of the Future of Nuclear Energy Study.

Karen excels in tutoring math, science, and engineering courses. In addition, she has success in coaching standardized exams, such as the SAT, AP or GRE (she got a 170 on the GRE Quantitative Reasoning!) and can provide advice from her first-hand experience of taking these exams. At Clarkson University, she served as a tutor for the University Writing Center for three years and as a teaching assistant for Chemical Engineering Principles I. She effectively utilizes her diverse experience and education to make math and science understandable to any type of student, regardless of background or age.

When not working, she enjoys running, hiking, and enhancing her cooking skills through science (after all, cooking is really just effectively timed chemical reactions).

Education & Qualifications
  • Clarkson University, B.S. Chemical Engineering/Environmental Engineering/Political Science
  • MIT, PhD candidate, Nuclear Engineering
  • Member: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Epsilon, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Tau Chi Alpha
Specialties
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • GRE
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Karen is an amazing tutor. Linear algebra is a course that was extremely difficult for me and tutoring sessions with Karen made the course seem so much easier. Karen had very organized lesson plans for each and every session and always had pre-selected practice problems for me to attempt. Karen did an excellent job with gaging where my understanding was and what topics I found difficult. Karen was very easy to communicate with and her explanations were extremely clear. I highly recommend Karen for anyone interested in math tutoring."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Dana Delaney, Math, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Karen tutored me for the SAT, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, multivariable calculus, and linear algebra over two years. She was always patient and enthusiastic, and she understood every aspect of these subjects in depth, so her explanations were clear and helpful. Karen is an especially good tutor because she is very goal-oriented, and she was comfortable deciding which topics and problems to focus on, and which to leave out. Karen not only has an extremely thorough understanding of the subjects she tutored me in, but also of how the subjects are tested in an academic setting. This is a very valuable skill, and it allowed me to achieve my academic goals without any wasted time or energy. Additionally, Karen was flexible and understanding when I needed to reschedule or cancel a session, and she was always able to meet where and when was most convenient for me. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking to excel in a wide range of difficult subjects as efficiently as possible. My grades improved dramatically in all of the subjects Karen tutored me in. By far the biggest overall improvement I have seen after working with any tutor."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Lindsay)