Kent State University (Speech Pathology)
Kent State University Kent, Ohio (Master's)
I have a master's degree in Speech Pathology and worked for over 25 years in the public schools. I also worked with adult stroke patients and brain-injured adults. In the schools I worked with students with many different types of language and learning disabilities. I received training on various reading methods as well as ESL methods. I worked most recently as a clinical supervisor at CU Boulder in the early literacy program.
I had a Colorado teaching license, which has since expired. I am a certified Speech Pathologist and hold a CO license in that field. I have been a tutor for 5 years. I love being able to work 1:1 with children and adults to help them blossom. I have a master's degree in Speech Pathology and worked for over 25 years in the public schools. I also worked with adult stroke patients and brain-injured adults. In the schools I worked with students with many different types of language and learning disabilities. I received training on various reading methods as well as ESL methods. I worked
What a find! We are new to Wyzant and feel like we won the lottery finding Christine! She is first of all professional, prepared and effective. She knows her "stuff" and gets right to the point. She follows through and follows up on lessons learned to ensure my son has fully understood the concepts. She is kind and emphatetic, but manages to avoid getting my son started to chit-chatter. We are thrilled with Christine and her tutoring and whole-heartedly recommend her!
Thank you, Anne, for the lovely review. I am loving the work I do with your son. He is such a joy!
My husband is making great progress with Christine. She is very patient and can pin point the areas that need more study. My husband and her work very well together.
She always clearly lets my husband know what he is improving in and also what areas he needs to improve. She is kind and thoughtful.
Christine is helping my son prepare for the GED exam. She is very kind, professional, patient and supportive. She is giving him the tools he needs and wants him to succeed. She is easy to keep in touch with and communicates well.I would highly recommend Christine as a tutor for an adult or child.
English was not my first language, and pronunciation has been a constant struggle for me. Christine has unique and useful methods to help me pronounce correct tones and correct them. She is very patient and gives me plenty of time to practice. She is very friendly and approachable, so there is no pressure in learning with her.
Our 7 year old daughter has been working with Christine for over a year. She was struggling with reading and often said, "I hate reading." Christine came to our house weekly and worked diligently to identify the problem areas. She was always on time, organized and passionate about helping our daughter. She chose activities and strategies that were creative and designed to engage her. Alexa never complained about tutoring and often asked, "Is Christine coming today?" Christine quickly built amazing rapport with Alexa, which is half the battle. She always wrote an extensive summary of the work she did with her. She kept in close contact with her teacher and shared all of the work she was doing. She is a gifted tutor and a kind and caring woman. She is passionate and committed to helping children learn to love reading.
Christine has been tutoring our 8 year old daughter for 2 months, and we have seen a very steady improvement on her reading. Christine is patient, resourceful, and plays games to make it interesting. She is reliable, flexible and pleasant to work with. She is also very helpful in communicating with the school teacher, and she makes sure they are both on the same learning page. We look forward to more tutoring.
Chris works well with my two energetic and sometimes poorly focused sons who are in 6th grade. After a day of school, she has methods for keeping them engaged with her for a tutoring session after school. She contacts their teachers and works with their teachers to provide extra help where the boys need it. She is working on reading and reading comprehension. She is excellent and very easy to work with also. Highly recommended!
Christine really knows her craft! She is my wife's ESL tutor, and I am impressed with how quickly her English skills have improved. She is helping my wife with reading, grammar challenges, and vocabulary, and she is already feeling more confident.
We are really happy and we recommended her to everyone.
Christine is so patient and always treats us with respect and encouragement.
Christine is very professional, patient, knowledgeable and punctual. She is strict but friendly. She is always well prepared for each session and willing to help on school work. After each session, she gives very informative lesson summary. My daughter loves her!
Chris is the best tutor you could ever ask for. She is highly skilled and professional. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and tools to work with our learning disabled son. She also brings a perfect blend of crisp and businesslike with a clear love of her work and appreciation for our child which causes our son to not only enjoy her company, but to respect her and work hard with her. (Tearing up as I write this). She is a godsend. You will not find many tutors with her qualifications and experience. Any family who can have the help of Chris is lucky indeed.
Cristine tutors my son 2 times a week, helping him with his homework, especially with reading, writing and comprehension part. She is very professional, knowledgeable and patient, which is exactly what he needs! We are seeing a great progress not only with Language Arts skills, but with his ability to focus and finish tasks on time. Her reports are very detailed and informative, they let us know how he is doing and where he still needs improvement. Most importantly is that our son loves working with Christine!
Christine has done an excellent job providing tutoring services to my two children ages 5 and 7. Each child has very different needs and areas of focus; she was able to easily meet each of their individual needs. With her background in speech therapy, she is able to help my emerging reader build the skills necessary to enter kindergarten while simultaneously supporting her articulation delay. Additionally, she was able to focus in on my son's areas of challenges in reading quickly, supporting his needs to build confidence and academic skills. She is creative, flexible and skilled. We have recommended her to friends.
Christine has a lot of experience and she has been really good for my son. She is very patient and provides many good tips with phonics, reading, and writing.
We are fortunate to have found such a wonderful tutor!
Christine spends 1 hour at our home twice a week. She teaches my son as they work together to complete homework. My son does the work, but she asks the right questions and points things out to him, so he's always learning and improving. They work mostly on reading comprehension and writing. My son likes Christine very much and says their lessons are "excellent." Christine is very professional, but it's clear to my son that she cares about his progress. They get his work done in about 1/2 the time it takes my son and me when we work together, and learns more. A high school or college student could surely tutor my son for much less money, but Christine brings a tremendous amount of skill and experience to her tutoring. The quality of her tutoring is well worth her fee. Highly recommended.
Christine S. tutored my son over the summer. She was excellent - very punctual and thoroughly prepared for each lesson. She was also very encouraging and patient with my son. I would highly recommend her if you are searching for a tutor capable of exceeding your expectations.
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I have worked with ADD/ADHD students K-12 in the public schools. Some of these students have been on medication, others not. I can help with creating optimal study environments and helping to organize materials so that the student can locate/turn in assignments in a timely manner. I can also teach test preparation skills that are useful for day-to-day quiz and test taking. I use mnemonics and graphic organizers to maximize recall of important facts/data.
I am willing to help applicants in the areas of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension on the ASVAB. I may be of assistance in other areas, as well, but those would be the best match for my skills.
I have worked as part of an interdisciplinary team in the public schools for over 25 years. I administered evaluations and provided direct 1:1 or small group lessons in this area. I currently supervise graduate students at CU in Boulder who are working with dyslexic students in the clinic.
I have had training in Language!, Wilson, DIBELS, Lindamood, etc.
I have taught reading skills to preschoolers, elementary and junior high students, as well as learning disabled young adults.
I have worked in elementary school classrooms for the last 29 years, before retiring. I co-taught in the areas of language arts, reading and writing/spelling. I have also co-taught science labs in the elementary schools. My focus was on the language and comprehension of the units being taught by the classroom teacher. I assisted the teacher in differentiating her instruction to make it more accessible to special education students and second language learners.
I have worked in regular and special education language arts classrooms at all grade levels K-12.
I have worked with ESL students in preschool through high school in the Boulder Valley School system. Most of these were children whose home language was Spanish, but others were from Russia, Africa, China, etc.
I have taken many ESL classes as well as methods classes for teaching core curriculum to students for whom English is not their first language.
My background in speech pathology is a plus in understanding the development of language skills.
I have experience helping high school drop outs and adults prepare for their GEDs. I am best able to help in the areas of language arts/writing/reading.
My background as a speech pathologist has prepared me to understand and use phonics to teach early literacy skills.
I have additional training in several phonics programs (Language!, Lindamood, etc.). I have administered several phonics screening instruments and assessments as part of a Special Education team. I am familiar with interpreting these scores and planning a course of treatment.
I have worked in Kindergarten and first grade classrooms as well as preschools teaching individuals, small groups and entire classrooms about early phonemic awareness skills.
I have taught reading skills to elementary, middle school and high school students in regular and special education classrooms.
I have taught vocabulary enrichment classes through Lifelong Learning and have co-taught in language arts classrooms in BVPS.
I have a Colorado teaching certificate in the area of Speech Pathology and have co-taught in Special Education classrooms from preschool through high school age. My area of specialty is early literacy. I have worked with children with autism, ADD/ADHD, significant cognitive deficits, Down's syndrome, FAS, etc.
I have worked in Special Ed classrooms in Boulder Valley Public schools for 29 years. I helped students with test-taking and organizational skills. I use graphic organizers and mnemonics to assist in recall. I employed color-coding to help students find and organize materials quickly.
I have worked with an occupational therapist in co-therapy situations and am able to assist students with handwriting and pencil grip. I have also worked in regular and special education classrooms to help students of all ages with the mechanics of writing such as spelling, punctuation and grammar. I have used graphic organizers to help students organize their thoughts prior to writing. I have taken editing classes to improve my own writing skills and have worked with a group of women on creative writing projects.