CLASSES: Psychology, Sociology, U.S. Government, Economics
REGION: Classes are held in Monrovia
EDUCATION: AA in Psychology from Pasadena City College, BA in Health & Human Services from California State University, Los Angeles, and MA in Health & Human Services from California State University, Los Angeles
Karin has had the unique opportunity of teaching every grade from pre-school to college. While teaching at the K-8 levels, she gained experience teaching general education, as well as in special education. At the middle school and high school levels she has taught U.S. history, pre-algebra, AP/Honors English, psychology, sociology, economics and U.S. government – some in the public school system and some for homeschool programs. Besides currently teaching social science classes for homeschooling students, she also teaches psychology courses at two universities. Karin does have first hand experience with homeschooling as well, as her own two children were homeschooled from pre-K through middle school.
It is Karin’s belief that communication and respect are the building blocks for a constructive learning environment. To address all learning styles, it is important to include all of the aspects of the appropriate curriculum using a variety of learning and assessment methods, and to do so in a manner which is current and relevant. By doing so, students will be able to be active and involved participants, and should be able to see that what they are learning currently applies to the content of the class. Karin works to keep an up-to-date and respectful atmosphere, thereby being able to create a learning environment that is constructive and encouraging.