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Kristin J.

Riverside, IL

$55/hr

Certified Experienced English Teacher

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I am a certified teacher and Reading Specialist and have experience teaching English Language Arts both at the middle school and high school level. I also have experience in test preparation, including ACT prep. I have taught Writing, English, and Reading ACT prep classes at a very competitive high school. I am currently teaching 7th grade gifted and 8th grade Language Arts.

I recently completed my Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I am also a summa cum laude graduate from DePaul University with a B.A. in English Education. I also completed coursework for an ESL approval.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and subjects. I have over six years of experience tutoring in a variety of subject areas. My areas of expertise are reading, writing, study skills, and test preparation. My experience is with a diverse range of students from the elementary level to the college/adult level.

I gear my tutoring sessions to match the unique needs of my students. I incorporate a variety of materials to help make concepts understandable and relevant to my students. I also build off of my students' strengths and help them to set and achieve their learning goals, and I can help you achieve your goals too!

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- JOSE ANTONIO, Oak Park, IL on 9/16/09
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, Career Development,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Career Development

I have a minor in professional writing and three years of experience working at DePaul University's Writing Center. During my time working at the Writing Center, I specialized in helping college and adult aged students create resumes and cover letters and work on job application. I also presented a workshop on revising and creating a strong resume.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience working with elementary level students in a variety of settings. I am an after school tutor for upper elementary student, and I am a certified Reading Specialist for K-12. In my tutoring, I work with elementary students in variety of ways that engage them in learning. My area of expertise is helping elementary students develop their language, reading, and writing skills.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified English teacher, and I have a number of different experiences with tutoring English as a Second Language. For instance, my over three years of tutoring in the areas of reading and writing (through a number of organizations such as my university's writing center and my student teaching experience) included a number of ESL students, at the elementary to adult level. I was able to help these student improve their English skills and feel more confident in using the English language.

Currently, I am a part time ESL teacher. I meet weekly with the student to help her improve her English in the areas of reading, writing, and speaking. I can help you too achieve your goals in learning the English language.

Grammar

My experience with grammar comes from my college coursework and Language Arts teacher background. As an undergraduate, I took an advanced level grammar course. As a teacher, I am constantly helping my students improve their grammar in their writing with lessons about a variety of topics. I have also tutored an adult on improving her grammar in her professional workplace writing.

Literature

My literature experiences range from middle school level to college level. As an English Education major in college, I took many advanced courses in both American and British literature. I have also taught American Literature at the high school level. Currently, I teach Literature to 7th grade above level students in middle school and incorporate in my instruction the teaching of reading strategies for a variety of fiction and nonfiction works of literature.

Study Skills

As a middle school teacher and after school tutor, I constantly work with students to improve their study skills. I help students determine their unique learning styles and teach they strategies for learning and studying based off of their learning styles. A major part of study skills is organization and time management. I can help students prioritize their assignments and be successful in studying in all content areas.

Writing

I have several years of writing experience. I have worked with students from the middle school level to adult. My experiences working with adult and college aged students comes from my three years working at DePaul University's Writing Center where I assisted students in a variety of writing projects, including resumes, cover letters, and college level research papers. I also have three years of experience teaching writing at the high school and middle school levels as an English/ Language Arts teacher.

DePaul University
English Education
Benedicitne University
MEd
University of Illinois, Chicago
Other

Education

DePaul University (English Education)

Benedicitne University (MEd)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Other)

Very patient — I'm very happy to be tutored by Kristin. He's been helping me to improve my research proposal. ...

— JOSE ANTONIO, Oak Park, IL on 9/16/09

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristin will travel within 15 miles of Riverside, IL 60546.


About Kristin

I am a certified teacher and Reading Specialist and have experience teaching English Language Arts both at the middle school and high school level. I also have experience in test preparation, including ACT prep. I have taught Writing, English, and Reading ACT prep classes at a very competitive high school. I am currently teaching 7th grade gifted and 8th grade Language Arts.

I recently completed my Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I am also a summa cum laude graduate from DePaul University with a B.A. in English Education. I also completed coursework for an ESL approval.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and subjects. I have over six years of experience tutoring in a variety of subject areas. My areas of expertise are reading, writing, study skills, and test preparation. My experience is with a diverse range of students from the elementary level to the college/adult level.

I gear my tutoring sessions to match the unique needs of my students. I incorporate a variety of materials to help make concepts understandable and relevant to my students. I also build off of my students' strengths and help them to set and achieve their learning goals, and I can help you achieve your goals too!

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- JOSE ANTONIO, Oak Park, IL on 9/16/09
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Education

DePaul University
English Education
Benedicitne University
MEd
University of Illinois, Chicago
Other

Education

DePaul University (English Education)

Benedicitne University (MEd)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Riverside, IL 60546

Kristin’s Subjects

English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, Career Development,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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