Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cal State University Long Beach in Liberal Studies and continued her post graduate teacher education courses at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has been employed with the Redondo Beach Unified School District, with over 27 years of teaching experience, as both a full time and substitute teacher. Her skill set includes having been specifically trained to teach the EngageNY/ Eureka Math program for K through 5th grade from its inception for RBUSD. Karen also works with students to improve their writing skills to adhere to the mandated writing rubric. Additionally, Karen has been assisting students as a private one on one and small group tutor in the Redondo Beach, Torrance and Long Beach school districts for 14 years. She has a passion for teaching and more so for learning. It is her belief that every student can improve his/her study habits and overall grades, given the proper support and commitment.