Carmen M. Aróstegui Karshis, Founder
Carmen Aróstegui Karshis has been an educator in both the university and the high school classroom for almost twenty years. She began her career in 1997 at the University of Central Florida, teaching college composition and literature courses; late in 1998, she arrived to Florida International University as a Visiting Instructor to teach in the Composition and Rhetoric Program. Her academic pursuits later took her to New York University, where she worked as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor for a year and continued teaching composition courses at the City University of New York, BMCC Campus. In addition to her vast experience as a college professor, Mrs. Aróstegui Karshis has taught several high school English courses, including AP English Language and Composition and the International Baccalaureate English Language Higher Level A2 class here in Miami, Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a Master’s degree in English Literature, and a Master’s degree in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU; she currently continues to teach writing and literature courses as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University.
All of Carmen’s students have seen 70+ gains in SAT English
and 150+ gains in combined SAT English and Math scores.
- M.A., Humanities and Social Thought, New York University
- M.A., English Literature, University of Central Florida
- B.A., English Literature, University of Central Florida
- Adjunct Professor, English Department, Florida International University (1998-present)
- Adjunct Professor, Politics and International Relations, Florida International University (2011-present)
- AP Language and Composition Reader, ETS College Board (2016-present)
- High School AP English Teacher, Riviera Preparatory School (2014-17)
- High School AP & IB English Teacher, Gulliver Preparatory School (2006-09)
- Undergraduate College Advisor, New York University (2001-02)