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Krischelle L.

San Jose, CA


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Background check passed as of 11/3/09
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— Douglas, San Jose, CA on 11/30/11

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University of Maryland, College Park
Geography - GIS


University of Maryland, College Park (Geography - GIS)

About Krischelle

Ready to learn AND have fun? I'm ready to help! The best way to become good at something is to be bad at it first. (Translation: You have to try in order to succeed!) I love to try new things and learn everything I can about the world around me. Won't you join me?

I attended Barnard College of Columbia University in the City of New York, where I received a great liberal arts education and majored in Environmental Science and Policy for about 3 years before taking some time off to work in the "real world" your parents like to tell you about. (I have worked in accounting and also did some work for the National Park Service and a NASA contractor.) I'm a self-sufficient adult now, but I didn't start out knowing how to do everything!

Now a graduate of University of Maryland at College Park, I have my Bachelor's of Science degree in Geography, GIS & Computer Cartography, which is a fancy way of saying I do maps, computers and science all together. I played classical piano and both jazz and classical trumpet for 10 years, and studied French in high school and college. I also grew up in a bilingual household (English and Tagalog) so I have always been interested in foreign languages, especially in how they appear as word roots in the interesting (and sometimes totally confusing) language we call American English.

I have over five years of experience tutoring students of all ages in several subjects, including:

*math and reading for K-6 students through America Reads/America Counts and private in-home sessions
*middle school math and language development through private in-home sessions
*mentoring and homework help for grade 7-12 students at Barnard's after-school Liberty Program
*one-on-one SAT, PSAT, GRE, ASVAB and other standardized test help
*French and calculus tutoring for fellow college students at Barnard
*geography and statistics tutoring for college and continuing education students

I love to work one-on-one or in groups of up to four students. I find that a holistic approach is best, so I am always open to being a sounding board for all topics as long as mom and dad say it's okay that we occasionally talk about things other than the subject I am tutoring. As a bona fide adult, I love to help young people learn other non-academic things like how to balance a checkbook or find the nearest grocery store. I'm willing to work hard if you are! Contact me when you are ready and let's grow together.
Ready to learn AND have fun? I'm ready to help! The best way to become good at something is to be bad at it first. (Translation: You have to try in order to succeed!) I love to try new things and learn everything I can about the world around me. Won't you join me?

I attended Barnard College of Columbia University in the City of New
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Travels within 5 miles of San Jose, CA 95128
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Douglas, San Jose, CA on 11/30/11

"Organized and Responsive"

- Sheila, Saratoga, CA on 8/29/12

"Great tutor"

- Caroline, San Jose, CA on 10/20/11

"Very patient and helpful"

- Muna Lamis, Santa Clara, CA on 7/16/11

"New confidence in class."

- Sarah, Pasadena, CA on 5/1/10

"Thank you"

- Lucy, Sylmar, CA on 2/10/10

"Very Patient, excellent communication skills"

- Michael , Laurel, MD on 1/25/10

"Pleasantly helpful"

- Jeannette, Norwalk, CA on 8/10/09
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Physical Science
Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Career Development
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

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College Counseling

College application season was a time in life that I truly shined. My standardized test scores and GPA were very strong and I had a number of teachers who were willing to write recommendations, but what helped me get accepted at a variety of the top public and private universities was my personal statement. I knew then that the key to writing a winning statement was to find a way to stand out, and the only way to know if you stand out is to get feedback from others. How else can you know if you are presenting a unique perspective? Most people are a lot better at knowing what they think about a piece of writing than they are at guessing how others will see it. Do you have a trusted group of people who can offer a different perspective?

More importantly, selecting the right college for you is just as important as presenting yourself in the best light so that the colleges will select you! This is a lesson that I learned the hard way, which is why it took two different colleges to give me what I was looking for out of the college experience. I have always been interested in more than just a degree. What are you hoping to get from your college experience? If you could use a fresh perspective and a supportive yet honest sounding board, I would love to be a part of your college selection process and help you to navigate the choppy, college-bound seas. Contact me now and make me one of your people!

Study Skills

Part of doing a lot of different things in life is making big mistakes and finding out that you're terrible at some things. My personal weakness is time management because I like to keep my plate very full and often get caught up in the grand ideas I have in my head instead of completing the smaller daily tasks that allow me to get where I want to be going. This is why I spend so much time reading about and actively developing ways to manage my time better. It's almost an obsession!

For my loved ones, it can be a lot of work helping to manage me and living with me trying to manage myself--but their loss is your gain. I have so much practice dealing with seemingly unmanageable situations that I can calmly help you assess your own situation and give you the tools you need for anything you need to tackle. Whether you are in an educational emergency or simply hoping to make improvements to your patented 10-point study system, I can save you and your loved ones the headache of leaving you to your own devices! ;)

University of Maryland, College Park
Geography - GIS


University of Maryland, College Park (Geography - GIS)

Great Tutor — Krischelle is a gifted and talented tutor and I would refer her without hesitation. Her sessions are well thought out and she provides homework that targets areas of difficulty. Also, each lesson you receive written feedback by email which helps you to gauge the progress of the student. Go with her, you won't regret it. ...

— Douglas, San Jose, CA on 11/30/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Krischelle will travel within 5 miles of San Jose, CA 95128.

Background Check Status for Krischelle L.

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