Hello :) My name is Kristin. I am 24 years old and live in Niles. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in English. I completed my student teaching experiences in 1st and 3rd grade classrooms. Currently, I work as a teacher's assistant at a middle school in Mount Prospect and love my job! In the past, I have tutored students in the subjects of language arts, reading, math, science and social studies. Because I completed the majority of my student teaching at the 1st grade level, I always break down concepts from the very beginning by drawing pictures, using visuals and objects to explain the material at each step as clearly as possible. I also try to make learning fun by including interesting information students can relate to.
As a tutor, I make sure to communicate with the student and parent about what needs to be accomplished. I also ask each student what areas they feel confident in and which areas they feel they need to improve, and why. I also ask the parent, and then make a plan to meet the student's needs. I use lots of positive reinforcement and praise the work of each student.
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