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University of San Diego
Nova Southeastern University (MEd)
I am a National Board Certified Teacher (English/Early Adolescence) with a Masters in English Education. The University of San Diego is where I attended college, majoring in Philosophy, English, and Paralegal Studies. Three years of being a paralegal taught me the importance of deadlines and the necessity of organization. After obtaining my Masters, I taught middle school in Florida for ten years at Coral Springs Middle School. I was the language arts department chair for six years and a team leader for four. I also was one of five teachers who developed a curriculum map for 60,000 middle school students. To this day, I still keep in touch with my former students and colleagues.
It is my belief that each student can excel. Communication with the parent or guardian is crucial when tutoring. I consider the parent or guardian's expectations and strive to meet said goals. Consistency, reliability, knowledge, and a friendly demeanor make me an effective educator. The ability to develop a unique rapport with each student makes me a successful tutor. Teaching students effective learning strategies helps them thrive in the academic arena. I am willing to tutor all subjects. SAT Writing is my favorite subject. I look forward to working with all kinds of students, from elementary to college level. My hourly rate can be adjusted given the subject area and grade level. Please contact me with any questions you may have. I am a National Board Certified Teacher (English/Early Adolescence) with a Masters in English Education. The University of San Diego is where I attended college, majoring in Philosophy, English, and Paralegal Studies. Three
Two hour sessions now only $100. 1.5 hour sessions only $80. Please contact me as my rate does change depending on each situation.
Kristen is a joy to have as a tutor. She is always on time, positive, enthusiastic, encouraging and so kind. My child looks forward to her coming and wants to do well for her. He also likes to do the homework she provides and thinks it's fun. I would recommend Kristen to anyone who may need a tutor for extra help or to just continue with educating their child so he or she can be the best at who they are. My son's reading has improved since Miss Kristen has been tutoring him. She is very organized and spot on with what my son needs to continue on his path of becoming a better reader. Miss Kristen comes prepared with the reading and writing materials as well as fun learning games to encourage my son to read. It's wonderful to see the smile on my son's face when he completes a reading assignment with no mistakes, I love it!!! I'm so glad we found Miss Kristen, she is beyond the best!!
My son has been working with Miss Kristen for about 6 weeks now and what a big difference with his reading, we are so pleased with his growth. It's so nice to see him excited and anxious to learn with Miss Kristen. She has become a wonderful new friend to us as well as his tutor. She is by far the best educator we could have chosen for our son!!!
Kristen is responsive, flexible and, above all, has the ability to get the lessons through (to a teenage boy) in an upbeat manner. Very much worth your consideration if you're looking for an engaging tutor.
Kristen did not waste any time in the first and second sessions. She immediately developed a good rapport with out daughter and got right down to business. She provided some helpful tools for her to use and really helps. Highly recommend.
Kristen is really helpful and nice! I have improved my reading skill a lot since I met her. I love how she teaches. Overall, she is amazing!!!
Kristen arrived on time, and quickly determined the necessary changes to be made to my Term paper. She was very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her to English Literature students.
The whole family found Kristen to be very personable, professional, and engaging. From the moment she entered the home and introduced herself, she talked with each parent and our son and explained her approach. She gave our son a initial reading, math, spelling, and writing exam to gauge where he is in his academic level. She also gathered information from his school and proactively requested to work with his teacher to formulate a two pronged approach in helping him succeed. I sat in the next room and she kept my son actively engaged and focused for two hours. My son just loves her and is looking forward to his next lesson. She even gave us homework to help reinforce some of the lessons she went over with our son. My wife is a fellow educator and she was very impressed by her organization and the way she handled herself. We highly recommended her to our friends and neighbors.
Kristen is simply excellent. My nephew took to her right away and made more of an effort for her than he has ever made for me or his mom! She knew how to engage him in his work and get him on board to get him in the game and get his school work up to date. You don't know what a blessing that is!
She is efficient, organized and sensitive to my nephew's individual needs. She knows about kids who have the added challenge of having ADHD. Kristen knows the school system and was able to give great advice about how to make things work for us.
You can tell she really cares about her students, and they can tell too. We look forward to working with her in the future and have no doubt she is a key part of getting my nephew's school career back on track.
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I have ADHD, so this enables me to know what issues the learner may be struggling with. I have also taught middle school for ten years accommodating those with this disorder. I have developed learning strategies that work well for students with ADD or ADHD.
I spent ten years as part of a middle school interdisciplinary team wherein I worked closely with the history teacher creating lessons and units for our students. Furthermore, I took American History as one of my college classes at The University of San Diego.
As a middle school teacher, I have taught many autistic children who were in mainstream classrooms. I feel comfortable working with students with autism. I understand there are varying degrees across the spectrum. I find these students to be true gems, often in love with specific animals or objects, and fascinated with various topics. Therefore, I develop high interest lessons to appeal to autistic students.
With ten years of classroom experience, I am familiar with the needs of dyslexic students. Presently, I tutor two students who are dyslexic. I am also an educational advocate;I serve as a professional who strives to procure IEP testing for all students who may be suffering from a learning disability. I act as the liaison between parents/children and the schools.
I have been tutoring students who are in elementary school for over ten years. I am also familiar with the reading process, the mathematics skills, the spelling skills, the social challenges, and the curriculum for elementary age students. Many of my clients are in elementary school. Please see me testimonials regarding my performance with my seven-year-old client. Additionally, I worked with the America Reads program mentoring and tutoring elementary age students.
I majored in Philosophy at the University of San Diego. Logic is a key component when forming cogent arguments. Logic, while it is classified as a math subject, is really a way of thinking. It is a rational system that forces the reader to analyze information. For example, Bachelors are unmarried men is the classic logic example. It is also a necessary skill if you are thinking about going into the legal field. I worked as a paralegal for three years before I became a teacher. Logic can be exciting!
Although I did not have time to complete the five courses necessary for a reading endorsement, I did complete two reading endorsement courses at FSU earning an A+ in both. Furthermore, I was the language arts department chair for five years, a position responsible for making sure my teachers could teach students how to read effectively. Teaching struggling readers how to form a relationship with text and make the page come alive is something I relish doing.
As a middle school teacher for ten years, I have helped thousands of students develop study skills, assisting them with test-taking strategies and through the use of graphic organizers to easily record and review information in a concise format. Learning study skills is imperative in order to become a life-long learner.