Hi, hallo, ola! My name is Christina and I've been teaching for 19 years, doing what I love, from instructing German at the University of Hawaii, to teaching ESL in Austria and Brazil, to tutoring Portuguese and K-12 in Hawaii and California. Wherever I go, all around the world, I love helping and connecting with my students.
ESL: I studied and minored in ESL at university and have taught English to all ages, preschool to adult, in Austria and Brazil. I currently tutor many wonderful ESL students from all over the world.
PORTUGUESE: I speak fluent Portuguese, have lived on and off in Brazil since 1994, and possess a certificate in Portuguese language. This is a beautiful language with such flair, which makes it a lot of fun to teach and to learn!
GERMAN: I've lived in Austria and Germany and have a Bachelor’s (2000) and a Master’s (2002) in German from the University of Hawaii. I taught German at the University of Hawaii for 12 years. I continue teaching German courses in Capitola and Santa Cruz. Deutsch ist super! I love teaching it, and have found all the tricks to make it easy and enjoyable to learn.
K-12: I have a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education (2000) from the University of Hawaii, and I've worked as a substitute teacher for all subjects K-12 for the Hawaii Department of Education and now for Santa Cruz area schools. I currently tutor many elementary, middle, and high school students in various subjects, including TMOSS (Time Management, Organization, and Study Skills) and test prep for ACT, SAT, ISEE, CHSPE and SSAT. I recently completed a TMOSS training program, and I love to integrate education on time management, organization, and study skills into my tutoring.
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