Karen Eldred is a teacher and private tutor with an extensive background working with both typically developing students and students with learning differences at the middle and high school level. Karen earned her BA in Education from Antioch College and her MCAT (specializing in Movement Therapy) from Hahnemann Medical University in conjunction with the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England.
Having lived in London for 15 years, Karen is an official British resident with her QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). As a member of the Special Education Needs Department of London’s Holland Park School for seven years, she worked with mainstream and LD students in grades 7 through 12 delivering planned programs of support in accordance with legal educational requirements (IEP).
Upon her return to New York City, Karen continued her focus in special education, and taught English, History, US History, Geography and Government as well as test preparation at The Churchill School and Center for Students with Learning Disabilities. During her time at Churchill, Karen was committed to helping students with all facets of school life, both inside and outside the classroom.
Whether Karen was in the classroom, leading small groups or working intensively one-to-one, she effectively engaged with students whose learning challenges included ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders, and executive function issues.
With strong interpersonal and communication skills, Karen has a natural ability to connect with young people and is passionate about providing support for the academic and emotional challenges they face. Working as a private tutor since 2007, she specializes in working with LD students in the areas of English, History, Executive Function Skills, and Regents Exam Preparation. Karen offers academic remediation and emotional support through a program based on information gathering and then tailored to meet an individual’s unique learning style. Patient and respectful, she considers the student’s perspective absolutely essential for the creation of a successful tutoring relationship. She has a clear understanding of the importance and value of collaborating with the family, school and outside professionals in order to best serve a student’s needs. It is an integral and ongoing part of her work with students.
Karen is committed to helping young people achieve their educational goals through constructive working relationships and a belief in their right to succeed, always fostering a sense of worth, independence and ability. In her spare time, Karen loves to read, learn about health and nutrition, and visit New York’s galleries and museums. Seeing friends in London and traveling to new places is always on her list.