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Christine L.

UCB Grad & HS Teacher: HS/College Subjects, Math, Test Prep, etc

UCB Grad & HS Teacher: HS/College Subjects, Math, Test Prep, etc

$50/hour

  • 1,159 hours tutoring

About Christine


Bio

I am a High School teacher who specializes in mathematics and writing but is able to tutor in many other subjects! 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). Between Diablo Valley College and UC Berkeley, I have earned the equivalency of an A.S. in Mathematics. I passed the 3 Math CSETs (California Subject...

I am a High School teacher who specializes in mathematics and writing but is able to tutor in many other subjects! 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). Between Diablo Valley College and UC Berkeley, I have earned the equivalency of an A.S. in Mathematics. I passed the 3 Math CSETs (California Subject Examinations for Teachers), completed the Cal Teach Credential Program at UC Berkeley, and I earned my Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. As a regular classroom teacher, I have taught Math 1, Math 2, Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry.

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, English, etc.) I have also tutored students who are homeschooled, taking supplementary online courses, or in credit


Education

University of California, Berkeley
Cognitive Science

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have a lot of experience with public speaking through my participation in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, in-class speeches and debates, etc. This semester, I will be Facilitating (essentially teaching) a DeCal (class for students by the students) at UC Berkeley. I have gone through the process or gathering material/data, analyzing the data, synthesizing speeches or arguments, and then perfecting delivery and timing. My presentations have ranged from 30 seconds to 10 minutes depending on the situation. I can help individuals practice their timing, enunciation, and their overall confidence with speaking to a multitude of people. These skills can also benefit people in one-on-one situations and even when they are holding conversations over the telephone.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have helped many students with writing assignments and part of my assistance includes proofreading. I can review essays and give guidance on sentence structure, idea organization, some grammar, and vocabulary.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a lot of experience with public speaking through my participation in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, in-class speeches and debates, etc. This semester, I will be Facilitating (essentially teaching) a DeCal (class for students by the students) at UC Berkeley. I have gone through the process or gathering material/data, analyzing the data, synthesizing speeches or arguments, and then perfecting delivery and timing. My presentations have ranged from 30 seconds to 10 minutes depending on the situation. I can help individuals practice their timing, enunciation, and their overall confidence with speaking to a multitude of people. These skills can also benefit people in one-on-one situations and even when they are holding conversations over the telephone.
Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have volunteered in a 3rd Grade Math classroom for 1 semester and have taught two Common Core lessons to those students through the CalTeach program at UC Berkeley. I have several years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School and Middle School students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. I have worked with students who completed Algebra 1 online, through credit recovery programs, and in a traditional classroom setting. I have tutored both traditional Algebra 1 and in Common Core. While I have spent significantly less time tutoring Math for K-8 students, I have been one of the go-to people in my family to help my younger sibling with homework as we were growing up so I do have some experience working with kids. I completed Algebra 1 in Middle School, and then Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus in High School. I received "A's" in all classes. I have also taken a Calculus class in college and will be taking Discrete Mathematics in the Fall.
Reading,

Reading

I love reading and it has always been a hobby of mine. I know that reading a variety of literature types and sources dramatically improves comprehension. Thus, I will incorporate different readings into my tutoring where applicable. I will also work with students to enhance their reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular skill related to reading that the student wants to develop, feel free to let me know and I will try to design lessons that will make them successful.
Spelling,

Spelling

To enhance students' spelling abilities I may combine readings, online activities, games, and tried-and-true methods to remember spelling (e.g. mnemonics, color coding, etc). Vocabulary and spelling are related, although doing well in one does not necessarily mean excelling in the other.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary and spelling are related, although doing well in one does not necessarily mean excelling in the other. To enhance students' vocabularies I combine readings, online activities, games, and tried-and-true methods of learning to use words. With alterations, I can help students whether they are in Elementary School or in High School studying for the SAT or AP English exams.
Elementary Science

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped students prepare for the ACT and SAT English portions by improving techniques and strategies for essay writing and reading comprehension.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped students prepare for the ACT and SAT Reading portions by improving techniques and strategies for reading comprehension. This includes skim reading, annotation, using context clues, and comparing answers in multiple choice formats.
English,

English

I can help students improve many aspects of their abilities exercised within English classes such as proofreading, syntax, grammar, diction, reading comprehension, summaries, and varied essay types. The methods I use to help the student improve vary based on what they want to focus on.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have helped many students with writing assignments and part of my assistance includes proofreading. I can review essays and give guidance on sentence structure, idea organization, some grammar, and vocabulary.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a lot of experience with public speaking through my participation in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, in-class speeches and debates, etc. This semester, I will be Facilitating (essentially teaching) a DeCal (class for students by the students) at UC Berkeley. I have gone through the process or gathering material/data, analyzing the data, synthesizing speeches or arguments, and then perfecting delivery and timing. My presentations have ranged from 30 seconds to 10 minutes depending on the situation. I can help individuals practice their timing, enunciation, and their overall confidence with speaking to a multitude of people. These skills can also benefit people in one-on-one situations and even when they are holding conversations over the telephone.
Reading,

Reading

I love reading and it has always been a hobby of mine. I know that reading a variety of literature types and sources dramatically improves comprehension. Thus, I will incorporate different readings into my tutoring where applicable. I will also work with students to enhance their reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular skill related to reading that the student wants to develop, feel free to let me know and I will try to design lessons that will make them successful.
Spelling,

Spelling

To enhance students' spelling abilities I may combine readings, online activities, games, and tried-and-true methods to remember spelling (e.g. mnemonics, color coding, etc). Vocabulary and spelling are related, although doing well in one does not necessarily mean excelling in the other.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary and spelling are related, although doing well in one does not necessarily mean excelling in the other. To enhance students' vocabularies I combine readings, online activities, games, and tried-and-true methods of learning to use words. With alterations, I can help students whether they are in Elementary School or in High School studying for the SAT or AP English exams.
Writing,

Writing

Writing styles and abilities are influenced by reading, so my tutoring tends to incorporate the analysis of readings and their application in the students' own works. If there is a particular writing skill students wish to enhance, please let me know and I will try to create lessons accordingly. I have been involved in everything from the proofreading of classmates' essays, to Copy Editor for the California Legal Studies Journal, to writing poetry and stories for my own enjoyment. I love reading as much as I love writing, and I hope to be able to help students succeed in their endeavors.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

History

American History,

American History

I took AP US History in high school and passed the AP Test with a 5. Depending on the student's age and interest, I may assign supplementary readings that are designed to provide background from the period and make the history more memorable and interesting. My goal is to help my students build a solid foundation in American History that they will expand on as they learn and study later in life.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I took AP Gov in high school and passed the AP Test with a score of 5. I think all students should at least have a basic knowledge of how our government and politics function in our lives and I would love to help them achieve that basic understanding. Depending on the subject matter, I might assign videos, transcripts, court cases, and other supplementary materials to help the students succeed.
World History

World History

I took AP World History in High School and a Medieval European History class (focusing on Franks, Merovingians, Carolingians, etc.) in college. In my prior experiences tutoring High School World History, I have gone over homework and created review quizzes based on key concepts with the depth and breadth of the quizzes varying based on the level of detail the students need/want to know. I can also help students improve their reading comprehension and organization of knowledge by analyzing tests via comparisons and contrasts with respect to time, empire/geographic region, people, and events.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1, Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrid classes) and I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. I have worked with students who completed Algebra 1 online, through credit recovery programs, and in a traditional classroom setting and I have experience with Common Core.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently teach Algebra 2 and have also taught Algebra 1 as well as both Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrids). I have years of experience tutoring Algebra II for High School and College students (sometimes called Intermediate Algebra). Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts.
Biology,

Biology

My background in biology includes High School Biology and College courses within Integrated Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology. To help students learn, remember, and become interested in the material I may use a combination of studies, videos, mnemonics, and miscellaneous assignments. My goal is to not only help them do well in the class, but to also help students see the relevance between the material, life, and the scientific community.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed 4 semesters of college Calculus and while I initially struggled in Calc 1, I worked hard and earned an "A" in Calc 2, Calc 3 (multivariable) and Differential Equations (Diff Eq). Since I have experienced the frustration and difficulty first-hand but was able to overcome those setbacks, I believe I am in a better position to connect with students and explain concepts. I have tutored a variety of high school and college students in calculus and I am currently teaching several high school math courses including AP Calc AB.
English,

English

I can help students improve many aspects of their abilities exercised within English classes such as proofreading, syntax, grammar, diction, reading comprehension, summaries, and varied essay types. The methods I use to help the student improve vary based on what they want to focus on.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught both Geometry as well as Math 1 and Math 2 (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry hybrid courses). I have several years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Geometry is a unique course that introduces proof techniques, spatial thinking, logic, and helps students to build resilience and creativity. While challenging, the material can also be quite engaging and lends itself better to hands-on activities.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Besides tutoring, I also taught Prealgebra at DVC's College for Kids Program in Summer 2016. Starting Fall 2017, I will begin teaching Math at in a high school setting.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I teach several high school math classes. Outside the classroom, I have years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Having a solid understanding of Precalculus is helpful for students who are planning on going on to Calculus or higher maths.
Reading,

Reading

I love reading and it has always been a hobby of mine. I know that reading a variety of literature types and sources dramatically improves comprehension. Thus, I will incorporate different readings into my tutoring where applicable. I will also work with students to enhance their reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular skill related to reading that the student wants to develop, feel free to let me know and I will try to design lessons that will make them successful.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored several students in SAT Math in the past and during Fall 2016, I taught a semester long SAT Math Prep course at a High School that included weekly meetings and weekend workshops. I covered the major content from the "New SAT" and administered both collaborative classwork activities and quizzes designed to help students assess their level of understanding and provided homework assignments written in the SAT style to target problem areas.
Spelling,

Spelling

To enhance students' spelling abilities I may combine readings, online activities, games, and tried-and-true methods to remember spelling (e.g. mnemonics, color coding, etc). Vocabulary and spelling are related, although doing well in one does not necessarily mean excelling in the other.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.
Writing,

Writing

Writing styles and abilities are influenced by reading, so my tutoring tends to incorporate the analysis of readings and their application in the students' own works. If there is a particular writing skill students wish to enhance, please let me know and I will try to create lessons accordingly. I have been involved in everything from the proofreading of classmates' essays, to Copy Editor for the California Legal Studies Journal, to writing poetry and stories for my own enjoyment. I love reading as much as I love writing, and I hope to be able to help students succeed in their endeavors.
SAT Reading, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a math teacher and tutor who also does a lot of SAT and ACT math tutoring. I help students prepare by reviewing common topics, and questions, identifying the important parts based on a question's formats, and improving comprehension of word problems. This also includes a basic math skills review.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1, Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrid classes) and I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. I have worked with students who completed Algebra 1 online, through credit recovery programs, and in a traditional classroom setting and I have experience with Common Core.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently teach Algebra 2 and have also taught Algebra 1 as well as both Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrids). I have years of experience tutoring Algebra II for High School and College students (sometimes called Intermediate Algebra). Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed 4 semesters of college Calculus and while I initially struggled in Calc 1, I worked hard and earned an "A" in Calc 2, Calc 3 (multivariable) and Differential Equations (Diff Eq). Since I have experienced the frustration and difficulty first-hand but was able to overcome those setbacks, I believe I am in a better position to connect with students and explain concepts. I have tutored a variety of high school and college students in calculus and I am currently teaching several high school math courses including AP Calc AB.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught both Geometry as well as Math 1 and Math 2 (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry hybrid courses). I have several years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Geometry is a unique course that introduces proof techniques, spatial thinking, logic, and helps students to build resilience and creativity. While challenging, the material can also be quite engaging and lends itself better to hands-on activities.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I completed an accelerated Linear Algebra course and earned an "A". Topics I am versed in include working with proofs, matrices, row-echelon operations, rank-nullity theorem, column and row space, dimensions and bases, vector operations, dot product, determinants, projections, identifying linearly independence vs dependence, etc.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Besides tutoring, I also taught Prealgebra at DVC's College for Kids Program in Summer 2016. Starting Fall 2017, I will begin teaching Math at in a high school setting.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I teach several high school math classes. Outside the classroom, I have years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Having a solid understanding of Precalculus is helpful for students who are planning on going on to Calculus or higher maths.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored several students in SAT Math in the past and during Fall 2016, I taught a semester long SAT Math Prep course at a High School that included weekly meetings and weekend workshops. I covered the major content from the "New SAT" and administered both collaborative classwork activities and quizzes designed to help students assess their level of understanding and provided homework assignments written in the SAT style to target problem areas.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I am currently teaching high school math and I have years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Trigonometry is very logical and formula based, so I will help students improve their understanding through formula sheets and problems I have created for students to solve that involve the manipulations of the equations into their different forms.
Differential Equations, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1, Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrid classes) and I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. I have worked with students who completed Algebra 1 online, through credit recovery programs, and in a traditional classroom setting and I have experience with Common Core.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently teach Algebra 2 and have also taught Algebra 1 as well as both Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrids). I have years of experience tutoring Algebra II for High School and College students (sometimes called Intermediate Algebra). Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts.
Biology,

Biology

My background in biology includes High School Biology and College courses within Integrated Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology. To help students learn, remember, and become interested in the material I may use a combination of studies, videos, mnemonics, and miscellaneous assignments. My goal is to not only help them do well in the class, but to also help students see the relevance between the material, life, and the scientific community.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed 4 semesters of college Calculus and while I initially struggled in Calc 1, I worked hard and earned an "A" in Calc 2, Calc 3 (multivariable) and Differential Equations (Diff Eq). Since I have experienced the frustration and difficulty first-hand but was able to overcome those setbacks, I believe I am in a better position to connect with students and explain concepts. I have tutored a variety of high school and college students in calculus and I am currently teaching several high school math courses including AP Calc AB.
English,

English

I can help students improve many aspects of their abilities exercised within English classes such as proofreading, syntax, grammar, diction, reading comprehension, summaries, and varied essay types. The methods I use to help the student improve vary based on what they want to focus on.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught both Geometry as well as Math 1 and Math 2 (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry hybrid courses). I have several years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Geometry is a unique course that introduces proof techniques, spatial thinking, logic, and helps students to build resilience and creativity. While challenging, the material can also be quite engaging and lends itself better to hands-on activities.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Besides tutoring, I also taught Prealgebra at DVC's College for Kids Program in Summer 2016. Starting Fall 2017, I will begin teaching Math at in a high school setting.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I teach several high school math classes. Outside the classroom, I have years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. Having a solid understanding of Precalculus is helpful for students who are planning on going on to Calculus or higher maths.
Reading,

Reading

I love reading and it has always been a hobby of mine. I know that reading a variety of literature types and sources dramatically improves comprehension. Thus, I will incorporate different readings into my tutoring where applicable. I will also work with students to enhance their reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular skill related to reading that the student wants to develop, feel free to let me know and I will try to design lessons that will make them successful.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.
Writing,

Writing

Writing styles and abilities are influenced by reading, so my tutoring tends to incorporate the analysis of readings and their application in the students' own works. If there is a particular writing skill students wish to enhance, please let me know and I will try to create lessons accordingly. I have been involved in everything from the proofreading of classmates' essays, to Copy Editor for the California Legal Studies Journal, to writing poetry and stories for my own enjoyment. I love reading as much as I love writing, and I hope to be able to help students succeed in their endeavors.
Statistics

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I took AP Gov in high school and passed the AP Test with a score of 5. I think all students should at least have a basic knowledge of how our government and politics function in our lives and I would love to help them achieve that basic understanding. Depending on the subject matter, I might assign videos, transcripts, court cases, and other supplementary materials to help the students succeed.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.

Science

Biology,

Biology

My background in biology includes High School Biology and College courses within Integrated Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology. To help students learn, remember, and become interested in the material I may use a combination of studies, videos, mnemonics, and miscellaneous assignments. My goal is to not only help them do well in the class, but to also help students see the relevance between the material, life, and the scientific community.
Psychology,

Psychology

I took AP Psychology in high school and passed the AP test with a 5. During that year, I also helped other students study for exams and review material. Psychology was one of my favorite high school classes and I plan to take more classes in it in college and potentially major in it. I would love to help other students excel in and enjoy psychology through memorable examples that they can visualize and test for themselves.
Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.

Sports/Recreation

Soccer

Soccer

I have played soccer in general for 14 years. For 10 of those years I played competitively. Between soccer and a related sport, futsal, I have competed and placed regionally, nationally, and internationally. I've had coaches from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and have learned a variety of techniques and drills that I can use to help athletes hone their skills and improve their game.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1, Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrid classes) and I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 1 for High School, Middle School, and College students. Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts. I have worked with students who completed Algebra 1 online, through credit recovery programs, and in a traditional classroom setting and I have experience with Common Core.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently teach Algebra 2 and have also taught Algebra 1 as well as both Math 1 and Math 2 (Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry hybrids). I have years of experience tutoring Algebra II for High School and College students (sometimes called Intermediate Algebra). Through that time, I have seen many different learning styles, attention levels, and exposure to math concepts.
Biology,

Biology

My background in biology includes High School Biology and College courses within Integrated Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology. To help students learn, remember, and become interested in the material I may use a combination of studies, videos, mnemonics, and miscellaneous assignments. My goal is to not only help them do well in the class, but to also help students see the relevance between the material, life, and the scientific community.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have completed 4 semesters of college Calculus and while I initially struggled in Calc 1, I worked hard and earned an "A" in Calc 2, Calc 3 (multivariable) and Differential Equations (Diff Eq). Since I have experienced the frustration and difficulty first-hand but was able to overcome those setbacks, I believe I am in a better position to connect with students and explain concepts. I have tutored a variety of high school and college students in calculus and I am currently teaching several high school math courses including AP Calc AB.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught both Geometry as well as Math 1 and Math 2 (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry hybrid courses). I have several years of experience tutoring math for High School, Middle School, and College students. Geometry is a unique course that introduces proof techniques, spatial thinking, logic, and helps students to build resilience and creativity. While challenging, the material can also be quite engaging and lends itself better to hands-on activities.
Reading,

Reading

I love reading and it has always been a hobby of mine. I know that reading a variety of literature types and sources dramatically improves comprehension. Thus, I will incorporate different readings into my tutoring where applicable. I will also work with students to enhance their reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular skill related to reading that the student wants to develop, feel free to let me know and I will try to design lessons that will make them successful.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored several students in SAT Math in the past and during Fall 2016, I taught a semester long SAT Math Prep course at a High School that included weekly meetings and weekend workshops. I covered the major content from the "New SAT" and administered both collaborative classwork activities and quizzes designed to help students assess their level of understanding and provided homework assignments written in the SAT style to target problem areas.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Between homeschooling and public schooling through high school, I always had grades that were some form of an "A". I now attend UC Berkeley. I know how to juggle academics, athletics, and miscellaneous extra curricular activities. I can show students different methods they might employ to stay on top of their material. Methods I may teach include using a timer, reward system, task list, highlighting, Cornell Note-Taking, how and where to seek supplementary materials, and understanding what should ideally be completed before attending classes or meetings with teachers and tutors so that students can learn the most. On the other hand, I can also teach them tricks they might use if they are pressed for time and aren't certain they will be able to devote as much time as they should have for a subject so that they will be able to achieve their personal best within reasonable constraints.
Writing,

Writing

Writing styles and abilities are influenced by reading, so my tutoring tends to incorporate the analysis of readings and their application in the students' own works. If there is a particular writing skill students wish to enhance, please let me know and I will try to create lessons accordingly. I have been involved in everything from the proofreading of classmates' essays, to Copy Editor for the California Legal Studies Journal, to writing poetry and stories for my own enjoyment. I love reading as much as I love writing, and I hope to be able to help students succeed in their endeavors.
GED, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped students prepare for the ACT and SAT English portions by improving techniques and strategies for essay writing and reading comprehension.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a math teacher and tutor who also does a lot of SAT and ACT math tutoring. I help students prepare by reviewing common topics, and questions, identifying the important parts based on a question's formats, and improving comprehension of word problems. This also includes a basic math skills review.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped students prepare for the ACT and SAT Reading portions by improving techniques and strategies for reading comprehension. This includes skim reading, annotation, using context clues, and comparing answers in multiple choice formats.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have helped several students prepare for their ASVAB exams- mainly in the Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and Mathematics Knowledge (MK) sections although I can also assist in Paragraph Comprehension (PC). I can provide extra resources that target difficulties such as understanding word problems, solving for volume, creating multiple linear equations, etc.
CBEST,

CBEST

I have completed exams deemed equivalent to the CBEST by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC). In addition, I have helped many students improve both their writing an reading comprehension skills. I've completed field placements in 3rd, 7th, and 8th Grade Math classes, a 7th/8th Grade after school program, and Algebra 1/Algebra 2 classrooms.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored several students in SAT Math in the past and during Fall 2016, I taught a semester long SAT Math Prep course at a High School that included weekly meetings and weekend workshops. I covered the major content from the "New SAT" and administered both collaborative classwork activities and quizzes designed to help students assess their level of understanding and provided homework assignments written in the SAT style to target problem areas.
STAAR,

STAAR

I can help students develop test taking strategies and study habits that will help them on any test -multiple choice and short answer- including the STAAR. As someone who experienced the STAAR which was a standardized test frequently administered to students in Elementary, Middle, and High School, I am in a good position to help students who wish to improve their own scores on the STAAR and reach mastery for the concepts tested. The STAAR test is mostly comprised of Math and English but also contains specialized Science and History tests which are designed to test state benchmarks. I help students best by identifying what areas need improvement such as content areas or general test taking skills and then I select practice problems that allow them to practice in these areas. I also work with students who have test-taking anxiety and aim to boost their confidence and ability to perform in a timed test environment like that of the STAAR.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have experience preparing students for the TEAS and HESI exam. This includes math drills, reading comprehension, and study strategies. I combine both targeted prep books and supplementary materials to best help my students prepare for their exams. If they have taken the TEAS or HESI before, we also look at the feedback from score reports to determine how to best structure the preparation. I am a UC Berkeley graduate who is currently in the Cal Teach Credential program which is preparing me to teach High School Math meaning I have a lot of experience teaching and presenting content in different ways.
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Just what our daughter needed!

Christine has been just what our daughter has needed to bridge the "study" gap during thus unprecedented remote learning environment. From keeping tabs on her missing assignments to helping her to digest digital materials and prioritize the management of her time, Christine has been a godsend!

Toni, 12 lessons with Christine

generous with her time

Christine has often gone over their scheduled time to help complete assignments and even spent time on a Saturday to complete additional work. She has been very generous with her time and it is greatly appreciated!

Jenny, 30 lessons with Christine

Above and beyond!

Christine has already helped our daughter finish current assignments and is giving extra time to help her catch up. She even went over time, to get to the end of her homework.

Jenny, 30 lessons with Christine

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Christine is calm and patient. She quickly picks up on the areas my daughter needs help and focuses her attention there. My daughter feels very comfortable asking her questions. We really appreciate her help.

Kathleen, 5 lessons with Christine

Helped me refresh my math for the TEAS!

Christine is helping me prepare for my TEAS test in December. She is patient and helpful! Excited to continue tutoring with her.

Eden, 3 lessons with Christine

Excellent Teacher

Christine explains concepts very clearly. The way she teaches made me feel confident and hopeful. I know I am going to do better in my Algebra class. I had gaps in Math and with Christine I have been able to understand previous math concepts and skills.

Rosa, 3 lessons with Christine

So lucky to have found her!

Christine was very kind and made me feel comfortable. It’s difficult for me to ask for help as I feel vulnerable and embarrassed. She was so easy going and so knowledgeable. I’m currently in graduate school trying to pass the mathematics portion of the CSET. I would definitely recommend her!

Gia, 1 lesson with Christine

An Awesome tutor!

Christine really helped me figure out some of my Precalculus honors problems and also guided me through the steps of taking the SAT/ACT, along with providing me helpful study tips. She is very helpful. :)

Sydney , 3 lessons with Christine

Christine is a miracle worker!

My daughter has been consistently resistant to tutoring, until now. She comes out of every session with Christine beaming, saying she is finally learning things, that the Pythagorean Theorem isn't nearly as hard as everyone says... Well done, Christine!

Papa, 3 lessons with Christine
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