My name is Kristyna, and I have a passion for English and History. I am currently in my last semester at SFSU studying creative writing and history.
I've been working for a professional tutoring center in the city for almost a year now, and I have discovered that I love working with kids. I have worked with kids from ages 4 to 17, and I structure my techniques according to each student's needs. For example, with younger kids, I have noticed that teaching an idea such as pronouns or prepositions followed by incorporating it into a game encourages the students to pay attention and put into action what they have learned.
With older students, I have found it is incredibly important to not belittle or lose patience with them. Find what they are interested in and incorporate that into the lesson. For example, I have taught rhyme scheme, theme, and plot through using pop song lyrics. I have a passion for writing in particular and have taught how to change prompts into outlines.
As far as history goes, I have always been fascinated by it and love to share my passion with others. I know the subject can be dull, but I try to approach it by establishing that it has already happened, therefore it is a subject mostly based in remembering facts, which in turn can remembered through stories.
I like to establish a relationship with my students. I have found the best learning environment is one where they feel 100% comfortable and therefore are more open to what I have to teach to them.
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to hearing from you!!
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