Karen Livecchia is an education consultant working within several sectors. She has extensive expertise in academic and business content editing as well as helping students understand and prepare components of an application package using the CommonApp. She has also hosted webinar workshops on how to create unique and memorable college admissions essays.
Additionally, Karen provides customized ESL instruction and educational consulting for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students including standardized test preparation. Her specialties include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and TOEFL Essentials Test, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) speaking and writing tests as well as the Duolingo English Proficiency Test and Vericant Spoken English Evaluations platforms.
Education Consultant & Test-Prep Instructor
Freelancer/Consultant @ NYEdits/NYTeaches
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ability to work anywhere physically and set my own schedule.
I've missed being face-to-face with students.
New York City/Washington DC-area/Seoul-South Korea
I enjoy working from home as well as certain co-working spaces -- I don't even mind a designated space at a public library.
Western Europe, East Asia, China, Vancouver/Toronto-Canada.
I must admit I didn't have to overcome too many challenges. But if I had to pinpoint one of them, it would be not enough hours in a day or week to tackle everything I'd planned.
GoogleWorkspace--in particular Google Drive.
I depend on a NY-based tax professional who understands both freelancer/consultant work as well as one who understand expats working beyond the U.S.
Make sure you're up-to-speed with not only your tech devices, but also your skills level and ability to work in environments that are constantly shifting. Also, be sure to get rest, exercise, and schedule down-time to re-charge!
I've had a wonderful experience working remotely with students from around the world -- in particular at weekly TOEFL series I do on Clubhouse.
Visit Website: www.nyedits.com
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