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About me

Karen Droisen

Karen A. Droisen, PhD

KAD Tutoring and College Counseling


My name is Karen Droisen, and I am the founder of KAD Tutoring. I’m an engaged, dedicated, supportive tutor and college counselor working in-person in the Boston area and remotely. In 1988, I earned my BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. I went on to earn an MA and PhD in English literature at the University of Virginia. After completing my doctorate, I joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a tenure-track assistant professor of English. In subsequent years, I worked as a fundraiser for local and international non-profit organizations. In 2015, I returned to my first love – education – and became a full-time tutor and college counselor.

View my recent presentation at the Waltham Public Library.

Read about me in the Saugus Advocate.


Additional references available on request. 

Professional affiliations

Associate Member, Independent Education Counselors Association (IECA)

Member, New England Association for College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC

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