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Kristin C.

Knowledgeable GMAT and ACT Tutor

Reston, VA (20194)

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As a twenty six year old recent graduate of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, I am capable of tutoring any student (from middle school to the graduate level). Receiving a 710 on the GMAT in 2009, I am well versed on the structure, subject matter, and study habits necessary in order to obtain top tier scores on the GMAT, ACT, SAT, and GED.

I also obtained a score of 31 on my ACT before beginning my undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. After scoring 26 on my first test, I changed my tactics and increased my score by 5 points. With small changes in study habits, I can show students how to increase their score as well.

My experience as a student allows me to better understand, connect, and teach current students of any age. The methods utilized will be dependent on the student. I customize my techniques based upon what type of student I am tutoring (visual, verbal, etc...) and student preferences (what has worked for the individual in the past, what methods their teachers use in the classroom, etc...)

I am open to tutoring students for daily coursework or standardized tests. Please contact me if you or your child would like some extra help.

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Kristin’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
History:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:

ACT English

With 75 questions and only 45 minutes to answer them, knowledge and efficiency are both skills necessary to score high on the English portion of the ACT. Sentence mechanics and word usage is a subject I can effectively break down and explain.

ACT Math

With 60 questions in only 60 minutes, the math portion of the ACT can be daunting. Although the test focuses only on mathematical concepts learned up to grade 12, many students take the test as a junior, do not take Calculus senior year, or just don't quite remember every math concept from high school.

With review, time, and thorough explanation, I help students with subjects such as Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus. I increased my score from a 26 to a 31, so I am confident that I can help another student do the same.

ACT Reading

I received a 36 on the reading portion of the ACT. Understanding the meaning and purpose of every piece of literature is key for the ACT reading section. I help students look at the premise and conclusion of each reading, breaking it down to much more manageable portions. Vocabulary is also important but looking at the words surrounding any complex word can often times give the meaning of the word in question. These concepts, if mastered, have helped past students increase their ACT composite score by 2 full points within 3 weeks.

ACT Science

With 40 questions in 30 minutes, the ACT Science portion tests each student's critical reasoning ability within a time crunch. In the natural sciences, each student must analyze, interpret, and develop conclusions from data measured in the lab. The science portion seeks to test this skill by giving students data to evaluate. By helping with reading comprehension and teaching students how to isolate the important portions of each question, I work to increase their overall ACT Science score.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the foundation for a large portion of mathematics. Learn the rules and relationships of equations by looking at examples from daily life.

Algebra 2

I am familiar with quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, combinations, substitution, matrices, and other concepts covered in Algebra 2. I am also able to help students gain additional practice if needed on concepts they are familiar with before tests or finals.

Algebra 2 can be quite confusing, but with practice I can help students gain confidence and knowledge of these complex mathematical concepts.

American History

The Revolutionary and Civil War are one of the most fascinating stories ever told. From battles to the development of the National Treasury, I love to explain why these stories were important and how they affect people now.

Business

I was one of the youngest graduates of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Graduating with a Masters in Business Administration, I focused on Economics and Finance.

I also majored in Finance at The University of Notre Dame. I have extensive experience tutoring at the graduate level in Business related courses.

Economics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.

Elementary Math

Math basics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are so important in order to form a solid foundation for mathematical concepts in the future. Knowing the multiplication tables, fractions, and the rules within fractions helps even in graduate school tests such as the GMAT.

English

Specialties include the following: Proofreading, Essay Composition, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, & Critical Reasoning. I focus on simplification techniques students can use in their English courses to help them increase their critical reasoning ability. By reading material out loud, students can decrease their grammatical mistakes and writing errors.

European History

Bismarck, the former Chancellor of Prussia, is my favorite historical character of all time. I love reading and teaching these stories to students. If any student has a hard time understanding or remembering the details in any historical story, I can definitely help.

Finance

Discounted Cash Flow, Stock Valuation, and Cash Flow Models are some of the areas I enjoy in Finance. I have tutored up to Graduate Level Finance.

GED

I am able to tutor in all portions of the GED. For those struggling with test anxiety and nerves, I can help. By breaking down the concepts and understanding the explanations behind the correct answer, I enable students to improve their scores.

Geometry

Geometry is the portion of mathematics concerned with shapes, angles, size, spacial properties, and relative rules between different figures. Many students find geometry hard because thinking spacially about a figure or shape can be daunting. I teach students to break each question down, isolate the important rules needed to answer the question, and solve systematically. This makes Geometry much more manageable for students, and I believe helps make geometric rules more memorable long term.

GMAT

Receiving a 710 on the GMAT in the fall of 2009, I not only know the material covered on the test, but I am also able to relate to every student's experience as they prepare for and secure a satisfactory score on the GMAT. By breaking down the question with thorough explanation and diligent practice, I have helped students increase their scores by over 100 points within 8 weeks. I have also provided these results for students who have taken a GMAT prep course and did not see any increase in their score.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing with the application of variables to the mathematical process. I help students understand these concepts by replacing variables with real numbers and then replacing the real numbers with variables once again.

With practice and patience, I know that students can enjoy and understand Prealgebra.

Public Speaking

I have taken public speaking courses at The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. I also participated in Mock Trial before college, gaining knowledge and confidence in how to effectively speak in front of a group.

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test.

I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.

World History

Understanding where we have come from is key to making the best decisions in the future. The world's history is diverse yet shares many similarities. I view history as a never ending story that is always new and interesting. A personal passion of my own, I love to teach others why the stories of the past are valuable to them today.

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Education

University of Notre Dame (BBA Finance)

University of Chicago (MBA)

Wonderful tutor! — Kristin did a great job helping my daughter with Algebra 2 and Civics, I highly recommend her!!! She had a great rapport with my daughter, and explained things to her patiently and effectively. Thank you, Kristin! ...

— Gina from Ocala, FL on 2/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristin will travel within 30 miles of Reston, VA 20194.

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