UCB Grad & HS Teacher: HS/College Subjects, Math, Test Prep, etc
UCB Grad & HS Teacher: HS/College Subjects, Math, Test Prep, etc
I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have two Minors: Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Civilizations and Cal Teach (Math and Science Education). I passed the 3 Math CSETs (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) and I completed the Cal Teach Credential Program at UC Berkeley and have earned my Single-Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Mathematics. I have taught Math 1 and Math 2 at Berkeley HS and I...
I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have two Minors: Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Civilizations and Cal Teach (Math and Science Education). I passed the 3 Math CSETs (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) and I completed the Cal Teach Credential Program at UC Berkeley and have earned my Single-Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Mathematics. I have taught Math 1 and Math 2 at Berkeley HS and I will be teaching at Antioch HS starting Fall 2018.
In the past, I taught a DeCal (UCB class taught by the students for the students) for 3 years both by myself and with 1 to 3 others on the reading and writing of Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I've completed field placements in 3rd, 7th, and 8th Grade Math classes, a 7th/8th Grade after school program, and in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry classrooms. I was also a Pre-Algebra Instructor for College for Kids 2016 at Diablo Valley College (DVC) and I taught a free semester-long SAT Math preparation course at Oakland High School as part of People's Test Preparation Services (PTPS).
I have always been passionate about education, and I love being able to help and teach others. I was homeschooled for nine years so I am able to both relate to homeschooled students as well as feel fairly confident that if I was able to teach myself these materials, I can teach others as well. In high school, I independently tutored a variety of subjects at the high school and middle school levels and served as a Teacher Assistant. While I have the most experience tutoring math subjects and essay writing, I have tutored and provided assistance in other subjects as well (e.g. psychology, US history, Statistics, English, etc.) I have also tutored students who are homeschooled, taking supplementary online courses, or in credit recovery programs. I can help with both regular "College Prep" courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, some Common Core, and various test prep (e.g. AP, SAT, GED, HESI, ASVAB).
I pride myself on being able to explain concepts and help students effectively learn material. I also know that students can be quite busy (in high school I participated in Varsity Soccer, Mock Trial, Model UN, etc) and I am here to help students to make the most of their time both with me as well as when they are studying on their own or in a group. I fully understand that everyone learns differently, and I work with students to see how I can best help them to succeed. As such, I always welcome feedback from students and parents, and I will try to incorporate it into future lessons. Feedback is a great way to improve the educational experience for current and future students.
I am available for both in-person and online lessons. Wyzant has a great online platform that allows for video chat, whiteboard space, screen sharing, and even equation editors. I can also help by critiquing essays, explaining math problems step-by-step, or taking notes (if I have possession of equivalent materials).
I try to be as flexible with scheduling as possible, however I currently require a 16 hour cancellation policy. If a cancellation is made within 16 hours of the lesson, I reserve the right to bill students at half-rate. If the student is tardy to a lesson, I reserve the right to charge students for the time I spend waiting for their arrival. If I have waited for a tardy student for a reasonable length of time (15 to 30 minutes) and the student has not contacted me to indicate that the student will be arriving, I reserve the right to charge the student for the time I have waited and the rest of the lesson as a cancellation. This does not mean these amounts will be charged, just that I reserve the right to do so if I see fit.
To promote a safe and neutral study environment, I highly encourage that tutoring sessions occur in local public locations such as libraries or community centers.
Please talk to me if you need any clarification or would like more information on my tutoring experiences or practices!
I look forward to being of service and helping students achieve and surpass their goals!
The Best Math Tutor My Daughter Has Had!!
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The best ever
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Great precalculus tutor
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Very useful tutor
She explained things very well, I hope to have another session with her. She understands where you need the most help and is willing to go out of her way to help you.Jazmin, 3 lessons with Christine
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Very courteous, knowledgeable and personable!
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Knowledgeable and efficient tutor
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My daughter was very pleased after working with Christine for only an hour on an Algebra 2 subject that she was having trouble understanding. She came home after the lesson smiling with relief and confidence. Thank you Christine! We will definitely use her services again.Andrea, 2 lessons with Christine
Kind and Patient Tutor
Christine has been very patient with me while going over calculus and it's prerequisites. She's clear with her teaching style and if I need another explanation, she doesn't hesitate and slows down her pace when necessary. She understands that not every person has a strong foundation in math, so she breaks it down and explains why there are certain rules, etc. I would highly recommend Christine for your tutoring needs.Christy, 9 lessons with Christine
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