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Kristin S.

Columbiana, AL

$45/hour

Writing, math, test prep and much more

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/11/15
5.0 average from 43 ratings
Great with my son.
— Megan, Shelby, AL on 2/13/17

$45/Hour


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Samford University
Human Relations

Education

Samford University (Human Relations)

About Kristin

I am a magna cum laude graduate of Samford University. I have been educating my own children for the last 20 years and have two children in college on scholarships. I am familiar with many different learning styles and tailoring a learning experience to the individual needs of the student. I have taught all subjects, including elementary Latin and advanced math. I especially have a passion for good writing and the importance of literature. I have a love for learning and it is my hope to see students become lifelong learners and not just good test takers. That being said, I also understand the importance of good preparation in taking tests such as the ACT and SAT. I believe that breaking down these tests into manageable chunks and tackling the pieces one at a time is the key to conquering them. My goal in preparing students for these tests is to help them identify the specifics in each section that will help ensure more correct responses.

One thing I have heard from my students who are now college students is how much they benefitted from learning good writing skills while in high school. Those who write a lot and well during high school will find the writing in college much less daunting. I can help your student develop these skill by walking them through the process of writing anything from a literary analysis to a research paper. Writing is becoming a lost art. We need to reclaim it.
I am a magna cum laude graduate of Samford University. I have been educating my own children for the last 20 years and have two children in college on scholarships. I am familiar with many different learning styles and tailoring a learning experience to the individual needs of the student. I have taught all subjects, including elementary Latin and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Columbiana, AL 35051
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great with my son."

- Megan, Shelby, AL on 2/13/17

"Great tutor!"

- Katessa, Calera, AL on 3/1/16

"Very easy to work with"

- Krista, Birmingham, AL on 2/9/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I really enjoy teaching elementary students. I have been homeschooling my own children for 18 years and so I have taught every grade and every subject to children with varying learning styles. I also spent the entire Fall semester tutoring a second grader in grammar independent from Wyzant. Additionally, I am qualified through Wyzant in Elementary Math and Science. My teaching method will vary depending on the needs of the student and the subjects to be taught, but I am well versed in creative methods, including many kinesthetic learning tools.

Homeschool

I have been a homeschooling mom for nearly twenty years. During that time I have educated five children and have successfully graduated two. I am familiar with a lot of different curricula and am skilled at writing a syllabus. I am comfortable with all the challenges and concerns that are unique to homeschooling.

Study Skills

Because I have spent nearly twenty years teaching multiple students with varying learning styles, I am well versed at helping students develop study techniques that work for them. Some students are visual, some are aural and some kinestetic. The key to developing good study skills is to figure out which techniques work best for a particular student. Some of the study aids I have employed in the past include flash cards, color coding, mnemonics, and good note taking.

Samford University
Human Relations

Education

Samford University (Human Relations)

Great with my son.

Kristin has been wonderful while working with my son. He's extremely shy but she's been very kind and patient. Just after a few sessions I can already see an improvement. And not just in his reading, but also in his attitude about reading.

— Megan, Shelby, AL on 2/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristin will travel within 15 miles of Columbiana, AL 35051.