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Our Approach

Class Half Full provides personal learning solutions tailored to the specific needs of the learner, enabling educational success for your Pre-K  through 12th grade student.


Each student is at his or her own place in the learning journey.   At Class Half Full, we meet them where they are.   Our assessment process is used to determine the kind of support best suited for the student, including the right tutor, the right material, and the right teaching method.


Learning to learn is integrated into everything we do.  We work with students to develop the habits, tools, and techniques that enable successful learning for a lifetime.

We offer both in-person or virtual tutoring.

Our Students
  • Students struggling in one or more subject areas

  • Students challenged with organizational and time-management skills

  • Students dealing with anxiety about upcoming tests

  • Students who can benefit from understanding how they learn best and who need confidence-building in order to take charge of their own education

Our Philosopy

Every student learns differently.   At Class Half Full we understand the importance of recognizing the differences in our students’ learning styles, so that we can tailor learning solutions that are unique to each individual.  Through this process, the student also gains an understanding of how he or she absorbs, processes, comprehends, and retains information.   Learning becomes personal, and the student recognizes that learning solutions are personal too.  The student learns to learn.  With this philosophy, we believe that we are preparing our students for a lifetime of learning.

Meet the Owner!

Hi, I'm Karen Kent, and I am the owner of Class Half Full.   As an alumna of the UNC School of Education and a former tenured teacher in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools, I'm excited to offer personal learning solutions as part of your child's development.  As a mother of three, I understand that  every child learns in their own unique way.


A bit about me:


  • Received degree in K-6 Education from UNC Chapel Hill

  • Taught at Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill

  • Experienced working in multi-aged situations

  • Tutored for EOG testing for Durham County Schools

  • Worked as a pre-school teacher

  • Coached children, ages 4-18, on numerous swim teams

  • Experienced working with students with depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder


~ Karen

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