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Christelle D.

Washington, DC

$25/hour

Effective tutor specializing Intercultural communication

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 9 ratings

$25/Hour


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University of Rochester
Anthropology
SIT Grad
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (Anthropology)

SIT Grad (Master's)

About Christelle

When I began tutoring, I was only six years old. My mother was a teacher and she tutored me after school among her own students. I admired her patience, her ease with explanation and offered my tutoring services to my cousins every time I got to visit them. At that age, I felt the best part about getting an education was sharing the knowledge.

In college, I became a workshop leader for a computer programming course and a tutor for French. I felt capable in teaching both which was why I applied for the position. While doing it, I found myself learning and mastering the subject with the student and I became more passionate about it. After college, I continued to volunteer as a tutor and sometimes teacher. Most recently, I tutored adults and young children in the English language as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica. English is my second language, therefore, I had to attend ESL classes from middle school until high school. I learned English through reading. Additionally, For three months, I was trained on ESL for Spanish speakers. I attended school taught in French in Haiti for thirteen years. Also took an advance course in college to speak at a professional level. I learned Spanish in college and lived in Costa Rica for two years and is fluent in both writing speaking and understanding. I was tested advanced high during my Peace Corps service.

What attracts me about tutoring is being able to simplify the problem and stimulate student's thinking. I am a visual learner so when I am tutoring, I like to employ theater, drawing anything that will help the student internalize the subject. I am very patient, I help my student build confidence and support them in setting their own learning objectives.
When I began tutoring, I was only six years old. My mother was a teacher and she tutored me after school among her own students. I admired her patience, her ease with explanation and offered my tutoring services to my cousins every time I got to visit them. At that age, I felt the best part about getting an education was sharing the knowledge. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

25 per hour. Special deals for three days a week segments, min 2hrs per day.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20010
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
Science:
Anthropology, Biology
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Salsa Dancing
Test Preparation:
Regents
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
History:
Anthropology
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Study Skills
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Macroeconomics, Marketing, Microeconomics, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Project Management
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Salsa Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica where I taught English classes for preschoolers, young adults, and adults. These classes were basic, intermediate and advanced conversational. I am not a native speaker and had to learn the language through ESL classes in middle school. I have learned to master the language and I can relate to student in that way. I can teach them the techniques to learning a new language both for writing and speaking purposes.

French

I grew up speaking French and also used it in the college.

Proofreading

Proofreading requires being detail oriented, patient and having a good grasp of the language. I have years of experience writing in the English language. This includes college and graduate studies written work. In my profession, I conduct research, write and edit manuals. I am keen to detail and patient.

Spanish

Please review my profile about my credentials.
I have lived in Costa Rica for two years and tested Advanced high for the Peace Corps language assessment.

University of Rochester
Anthropology
SIT Grad
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (Anthropology)

SIT Grad (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

25 per hour. Special deals for three days a week segments, min 2hrs per day.

Travel policy

Christelle will travel within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20010.