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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania (MEd)
Hello! My name is Kristen! I am a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminology and a Spanish Certificate. I am pursuing a Master's of Science in Secondary Education also at UPenn and have taken several courses on learning and development in students of all ages. I have also worked in several tutoring and mentoring capacities for several years, working with students of all ages. I truly love working with children in academic capacities, helping to show them how fun learning can be!
I specialize in elementary and secondary tutoring in all subjects; math, science, social studies and especially English/language arts. Additionally, I know that higher math can be scary, but I am confident in my ability to assess whatever challenges your student may be having and provide a concrete solution. One of the most important exams a Junior or Senior will take is the SAT or ACT and I can work one on one with your student to boos their score significantly, helping them to focus on strategies to succeed on the sections that generally trouble them. I think because of my age and experience, I relate well to children of all ages, whether its a second grader struggling with subtraction or an 11th grader having difficulty with Algebra 2. I connect well with each student individually, establish a rapport and boost their confidence in their academic abilities. Especially during exam periods, which I know can be very stressful, I am confident in my ability to help and motivate! Hello! My name is Kristen! I am a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminology and a Spanish Certificate. I am pursuing a Master's of Science in Secondary Education also at UPenn and have taken… Read more
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My daughter is really improving with Kristen's help. She is working with my daughter for Math and SAT prep and has taught strategies for the SAT that my daughter has found very useful. She is patient and organized and my daughter really appreciates the time spent with Kristen.
Kristen is an excellent tutor and I highly recommend her to any one needing help.
Kristen has be preparing our daughter for her SAT's. She has been doing a great job, always arrives on time, and is very open and helpful when we have questions or concerns. She is a great person who wants to share her knowledge.
We were fortunate to meet her!
My daughter was not ready for a tutor. She didn't want to try a new tutor but we could not locate the old tutor. I informed Kristen that I wanted her and my daughter to meet to see if they had a good vibe. On the first visit the was going over geometry. I sat in the other room and I knew while they were talking that my daughter was not understanding what she was saying. Kristen picked up on the responses from my daughter and she went back over the geometry until my daughter had a clear understanding of what Kristen was going over.
Kristen knew at that point that she understood, which made me excited. I was excited that she picked up on my daughter's misunderstanding, and I knew she was the one. On the first visit, she laid out the plans to not only help my daughter with her geometry but help her with her study habits. My daughter loves her tutor. Kristen is tentative to her learning needs. My daughter gets excited when she knows Ms. Kristen is coming. I would like to thank Ms. Kristen for all her help and for continuing help in the future.
I had an excellent first visit with Kristen. Kristen appears to be a perfect match for my child. There is much positive influence that Kristen will bestow upon my child. Thanks!
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All elementary subjects from math to English and language arts, social studies and science are available. I have worked for tutoring and mentoring programs for the past 4 years, specializing in elementary and middle school students. I specialize in the fortification of basic math skills such as manipulation of times tables (which helps with basic and advanced multiplication and division), use and application of fractions, reading and comprehension skills, and general patterns of learning to help children become more successful. I have taken several courses on learning and knowledge acquisition, helping me to recognize how students learn differently and how we can capitalize on students' strengths in order to make them the most successful student possible.
I can help with skills to help prepare for upcoming exams (both academic and college preparatory) or skills to remain organized with impending final examinations. I have taken several courses on learning and knowledge acquisition in students of all different learning styles and ages, so I aim to effectively assess a student's difficulty and find a solution that is helpful for them. There are many different types of study systems a student can employ to maximize their study time, and I will work one-on-one with each student to find that system!
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