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Karla A.
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Improve your English writing skills!
Students will participate in Foundational English Language Arts exercises with the goal of mastering: [ ] Vocabulary: Determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings [ ] Writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. [ ] Using a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one timeframe or setting to another. [ ] Producing clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, voice, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience. [ ] Developing and strengthening writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. Students will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. This class will help students successfully demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
About Karla A.

I am Mrs. Karla A. M.Ed.M.A.ELL., an Award-Winning Educator, Certified/Licensed in in the state of Florida in K-6 Elementary and K-12 Special Education; I have a Master of Arts Degree in English Language Learning and another Masters Degree in Learning and Technology. I'm also a Homeschool Specialist! I love and live to teach! I have many years of experience teaching all subjects and all grades. I ran my own cottage school for many years specializing in giftedness, dyslexia, autism, ADD, and other behavioral, cognitive, intellectual, and learning disabilities. I have experience with students with nonverbal autism, down syndrome, and visual and hearing impairments. I am also a former homeschooling parent of over 20 years and would love to provide enrichment activities and lessons for your homeschool group or individual home! My philosophy of learning is that it doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop. Everyone can learn something new, no matter their age or limitation. I currently have the privilege of teaching 5th-Grade Neuro-Diverse learners in a therapeutic setting. I love my jobs! I am the mother of five including twin sons with autism. They are 27 now and still live with their dad and me, our two cats, and our Boston Terrier, Bella-Rose and our Old English Bull Dog, Lola. My hobbies are researching ancient history, listening to podcasts, and writing books. Yes. I'm a published author. Whether you're 5 years old or 99; whether you have a learning disability or you're gifted, I can help you reach your goals in any academic area. My passion is unlocking your potential! I can hardly wait to meet you!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1982

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Master of Arts Degree English Language Learning

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Karla A.
Teaches Online
Improve your English writing skills!
Students will participate in Foundational English Language Arts exercises with the goal of mastering: [ ] Vocabulary: Determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings [ ] Writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. [ ] Using a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one timeframe or setting to another. [ ] Producing clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, voice, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience. [ ] Developing and strengthening writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. Students will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. This class will help students successfully demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
About Karla A.

I am Mrs. Karla A. M.Ed.M.A.ELL., an Award-Winning Educator, Certified/Licensed in in the state of Florida in K-6 Elementary and K-12 Special Education; I have a Master of Arts Degree in English Language Learning and another Masters Degree in Learning and Technology. I'm also a Homeschool Specialist! I love and live to teach! I have many years of experience teaching all subjects and all grades. I ran my own cottage school for many years specializing in giftedness, dyslexia, autism, ADD, and other behavioral, cognitive, intellectual, and learning disabilities. I have experience with students with nonverbal autism, down syndrome, and visual and hearing impairments. I am also a former homeschooling parent of over 20 years and would love to provide enrichment activities and lessons for your homeschool group or individual home! My philosophy of learning is that it doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop. Everyone can learn something new, no matter their age or limitation. I currently have the privilege of teaching 5th-Grade Neuro-Diverse learners in a therapeutic setting. I love my jobs! I am the mother of five including twin sons with autism. They are 27 now and still live with their dad and me, our two cats, and our Boston Terrier, Bella-Rose and our Old English Bull Dog, Lola. My hobbies are researching ancient history, listening to podcasts, and writing books. Yes. I'm a published author. Whether you're 5 years old or 99; whether you have a learning disability or you're gifted, I can help you reach your goals in any academic area. My passion is unlocking your potential! I can hardly wait to meet you!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1982

Education

Master of Arts Degree English Language Learning

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Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

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My daughter is really enjoying this class; there's always something new to get her excited about the following week. She tends to be uncomfortable conversing with folks outside the family, & this environment is very welcoming & encouraging, helping her to open up & enjoy interacting with the others. Mrs. Akins is an engaging, entertaining & skillful teacher. She's enjoying this so much I will look for other classes for my kids to take with Mrs. Akins. :)

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Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Professional Teaching License
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Florida Department of Education
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Indiana Professional Educator's License
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Indiana Department of Education
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Issues in Instructional Design
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Technology Design Award,
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TESOL International Association
Jan 2019
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Kappa Delta Pi
Jan 2017
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Phi Kappa Phi
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Pi Lambda Theta
May 2014
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Jan 2000
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General Mayflower Society
Jan 1982
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Girl Scouts of America
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Instructor details
English
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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