Christie W.

New Castle, DE


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900+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/30/17
4.9 average from 375 ratings
Highly recommended math tutor for elementary students.
— Susan, Wilmington, DE on 6/2/15


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Arcadia University Glenside, PA
Sociology and Psych.
University of Phoenix Online


Arcadia University Glenside, PA (Sociology and Psych.)

University of Phoenix Online (MBA)

About Christie

Well hello there! My name is Christie. I'm a 28-year-old college graduate from Arcadia University, and I have recently completed my Master's in Business Administration with the University of Phoenix. I am young, vibrant, energetic and GREAT with kids! I have experience tutoring people of all ages, and I love helping students learn and grow. My strengths are math, writing and computer skills, but I'm flexible and willing to learn and grow with the students I work with as well.

My strengths as a tutor: I am creative and innovative when it comes to my teaching techniques. I'm also very patient and understanding. I won't give the same lessons and teaching style for every student; I differ my styles based on the unique needs and desires of each student that I tutor. I'm VERY determined and I like a challenge. I think that if you give me a chance, you'll be very pleased with the outcome!

My current available time slots are actually at my home in New Castle, DE off route 13 (Buena Vista Park). I am also available for online tutoring.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Well hello there! My name is Christie. I'm a 28-year-old college graduate from Arcadia University, and I have recently completed my Master's in Business Administration with the University of Phoenix. I am young, vibrant, energetic and GREAT with kids! I have experience tutoring people of all ages, and I love helping students learn and grow. My Read more

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"Highly recommended math tutor for elementary students."

- Susan, Wilmington, DE on 6/2/15
Christie replied on 6/4/2015

Susan, Thank you for your generous feedback! Ashley is such a joy to work with. I always appreciate students who are willing to laugh and joke with me during lessons, but are still eager to learn! I'm so appreciative when my students enjoy our time together and are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. I look forward to helping Ashley become the math superstar I know she can be!

"Helpful Tutor"

- Twayna, New Castle, DE on 3/14/17
Christie replied on 3/16/2017

Twayna, thanks for your kind feedback! I know that we can get you to achieve the goals you want to achieve. I am inspired by your dedication to working hard to better yourself. I can't wait to see those grades come up!


- John, Wilmington, DE on 12/23/16
Christie replied on 12/29/2016

John, I'm so glad I could help you feel more comfortable navigating in Windows 10! It's a bit tricky, but with some guidance and tips, you'll be a PRO in no time!

"Thorough and Attentive"

- Brooklynn, Trenton, NJ on 12/15/16
Christie replied on 12/29/2016

Brooklynn, I thank you for the opportunity to work with your family! I enjoy working with diverse students and helping them to achieve their goals! I'm confident we will be able to boost her confidence and get her out of any IEP programs!

"Focused and Determined to Help"

- Alex, Chesapeake City, MD on 8/16/16
Christie replied on 8/24/2016

Alex, Thank You for your generous feedback! I'm glad I could accommodate your needs. I look forward to helping you achieve your goal of passing the Praxis Math!

"Smart, intelligent, professional academic..."

- Sean, Millington, MD on 7/13/16
Christie replied on 7/14/2016

Sean, thank you for your feedback! I'm glad you found me, so we can get you on track and finally pass this class so you can continue your career!

"Great job!"

- George, Newark, DE on 6/24/16
Christie replied on 7/14/2016

George, thank you for your generous feedback! I love Frank's personality, he's a great student to work with. I look forward to watching him grow and increase his confidence!!

"Very purposeful and student target tutor!"

- Selma, New Castle, DE on 3/15/16
Christie replied on 3/17/2016

Merci Selma! It was a pleasure working with you and learning about the challenges you face learning math in the French culture and then having to convert to the American system. I appreciate your persistence and willing to work hard to achieve your goals! Best of luck in your future!

"Amazing and Patient"

- Mordy, Spring Valley, NY on 3/15/16
Christie replied on 3/15/2016

Mordy, Thank you kindly for your recommendations and kind feedback! I enjoy helping students like you traverse the boundaries of writing and exceed personal expectations. I know we will be able to bring your writing to the next level as we continue working together!

"Encourages accuracy"

- Babu, Hockessin, DE on 2/20/16
Christie replied on 3/15/2016

Babu, it has been a pleasure working with you and your son so far! He keeps me on my toes and inspires me to always want to learn and do better. I look forward to helping him exceed his expectations and reach his goals for Math Counts!


- Lauren, Wilmington, DE on 10/6/15
Christie replied on 10/6/2015

Lauren, Thank you for your kind words. I take pride in being able to recognize and cater to my students' individual needs. Nick has a creative mind that challenges me during each lesson. I find myself exploring new ideas and approaching things in different ways while working with him. I'm pleased to see his progress and his continued growth. I really look forward to continuing to work with him in the future!

"The knowledge and wisdom this young lady has is incredible!"

- Sakeena, Newark, DE on 7/29/15
Christie replied on 7/30/2015


You're going to make me blush! Thank you so much for your generous feedback! I feel that being transparent with my students is the best way to establish a trusting and honest relationship. I truly believe that with hard work, willpower, and faith, anyone can reach their goals! I'm glad to be the one to help instill those feelings for you so that you can reach yours! I look forward to our journey together and I'm sure that I will learn as much from you as you may learn from me.

Thank you again for your feedback!

"Exceptional experience!"

- John, Wilmington, DE on 5/15/15
Christie replied on 6/4/2015

John,Thank you for your generous review! Sometimes breaking things down in the most basic way is the best approach to learning something new. I appreciated your diligence and willingness to work independently to grasp the material. I look forward to working with you in the future when you are ready to take the next step! Thanks again!

"Good First Session"

- Krista, Bear, DE on 12/3/14
Christie replied on 12/4/2014

Thank you for your kind and generous feedback. I'm glad that he felt I was being patient and willing to work with him to better understand. One of my strengths as a tutor is I can recognize students' needs and use their feedback to adjust my tutoring style as needed. I hope that in working with your son we can continue to have him feeling confident and more able to address math concerns on his own. I look forward to continuing to work with Nick in the future and watching him grow as we progress through the lessons. Thanks again!

"Awesome Tutor"

- Aesha, Townsend, DE on 7/18/14
Christie replied on 7/20/2014


Thank you very much for your very generous feedback! You have been wonderful to work with and I look forward to continuing our lessons together! It's great to know that my passion for education and helping others is recognized.

Thanks again!

"Great tutor"

- Amy, Newark, DE on 6/26/14
Christie replied on 7/8/2014


Thank you! It has been a pleasure working with your son. He is so bright and really responsive during lessons. I hope to continue working with him in the future and help him to continue improving on those challenging concepts in Integrated Math.


"Outstanding and gifted tutor"

- Kay, North East, MD on 2/27/14
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


I cannot thank you enough for such a generous review. It is rewarding to hear that my passion and enthusiasm for tutoring not only shows, but pays off! You were such an amazing student to work with and I was often inspired by your hard work and unyielding persistence. I have no doubts that you will continue to succeed and strive for great things in the future. You have motivated me to continue pursuing my own passions and dreams because of your incredibly positive outlook on life. Please stay in touch!

Thanks again!

"Goes above and beyond when she sees the child needs it."

- Cassie, Newark, DE on 2/26/14
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for the positive feedback! I find that when you are willing to put in a little extra effort with the students, they are more than willing to put the extra effort in themselves. Your daughter is doing fantastic so far and I am incredibly proud of her efforts and progress. I am sincerely looking forward to continuing our lessons together. As you said, with our teamwork, we can absolutely get your daughter to where she needs to be!

Thanks again!

"Helpful and friendly."

- Cindy, Bear, DE on 12/11/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for the positive feedback! Your daughter was a pleasure to work with. Her creativity and intuition when it came to writing made it very easy to work with her. It is obvious to me that she will do great things in college and beyond! Thank you again for the opportunity to work with her and help her strive for excellence with her writing assignments. I'm always available if you need me in the future!

Best of Luck!

"Great hands-on lesson tonight."

- Kateri, New Castle, DE on 10/16/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for the positive feedback. It was a great experience working with you in Excel. Not only was I able to help teach you the basics and fundamentals of Excel, but I was also able to learn new things in the process. The library provided us with a great opportunity to do some hands-on visual learning, which was great for both of us. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future!

Best of Luck!

"Daughter is pleased"

- Sue, Elkton, MD on 9/20/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for the positive feedback. Your daughter was a pleasure to work with! She was always a hard worker, focused, and ready to take on any challenge that I gave her. I'm very pleased to know that she scored well on the SAT and I am glad I could help. It was also both fun and rewarding to help your daughter perfect her college essays and to hear of her multiple acceptances!

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future.

Thanks again!

"Awesome Experience"

- Bill, Hockessin, DE on 8/16/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for your positive feedback! Helping you with your psychology paper was a real treat for me. As it was my minor in college, it provided me with an opportunity to work on an interesting project and to help you with the writing process. The project was definitely a success because of all of your hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Thank you for being such a great tutoring student. Please let me know if I can ever be of further assistance.

Thanks again!

"Very patient"

- Ernestine, Newark, DE on 7/10/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you for your generous feedback. I appreciate your hard work and persistence in learning. It is always great to help a student achieve their educational goals. Please let me know if you need any further assistance.


"Excellent tutor!"

- Robert, Middletown, DE on 6/21/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Though our time was brief, it was great working with you! I appreciate your generous feedback. I'm so glad that I was able to help you prepare for your test and to lessen the intimidation of math!

Please let me know if you ever need any further tutoring help!

Best of luck in the future!

"Very patient"

- Rossette, Wilmington, DE on 6/11/13
Christie replied on 2/27/2014


Thank you so much for the generous feedback! Working with you on your Master's Thesis was a very educational experience for me! Though I had written a thesis for my undergraduate degree, I had never worked on such a prestigious project until I began helping you with yours. You were patient, hard-working, and open to suggestion throughout the process which made tutoring a breeze for me! From start to finish, it was incredible to watch you learn and grow as a writer and a student. I genuinely appreciate such a rewarding opportunity, and it brings me great joy that together we were able to successfully complete your Master's Thesis (with an A)!

Please let me know if I can ever be of further assistance!

Thanks again.

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Elementary Science, Praxis,
Psychology, Sociology
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, Praxis
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Currently, I am more than half way finished my Master's Degree in Business. So far I have a 3.95 GPA and I am excelling in my courses. I work in a business setting and have a very strong understanding of business concepts including accounting, management, leadership skills, etc. I am very proficient in writing business papers, specifically APA style writing. Though I am not an expert, I feel that my skills, education, and knowledge sufficiently qualify me for the subject.

Elementary (K-6th)

I've worked as a Math Education major at Arcadia University. I have taken a few Education Courses at a University Level as well as Psychology courses (including Learning and Cognition and Developmental Psychology) that have helped me to understand the minds of young children and effective ways of teaching and learning. I also had two sessions where I was a student observer (part of the education curriculum) in a 6th grade classroom at an Elementary School near my University, where I was able to observe and learn effective teaching methods in a real Mathematics Elementary Education setting. I have taken and passed the basic Praxis 1 Exam, which is required to be a teacher.

In addition to my coursework, I also had several years during High School where I was a tutor for local students in their homes. I worked with students Grades 1 – 12, focusing specifically in Math, English and Sciences. All of my students were able to improve their grades in their courses by at least one letter grade. I was also a peer mentor with Keene Elementary School in Newark, DE where I would meet with 1st and 2nd grade students after school in a group setting to help them with reading and math. I was a student teacher for Junior Achievement, where I went into classrooms once per week for a few months each to teach them about money, business and community dynamics.
I have many resources including flash cards, games, textbooks, etc. which are useful in helping children to understand elementary subjects. In addition to my traditional coursework and experience, I have also had some untraditional experience including nannying and babysitting, where I worked with the children I was watching with their skills including Math and Reading. I also have a four year old at home with whom I work with writing letters, numbers, counting, songs, shapes, colors, etc. With my traditional and untraditional experiences, innovative teaching methods and patience with children, I know I could be an effective elementary education tutor.

Microsoft Outlook

I use Microsoft Outlook for business everyday. It is a very simple tool to use. I am very familiar with the tools and tricks to utilize and personalize outlook to your preferences. I can go step by step and personalize a lesson for a student's particular outlook needs.

Microsoft Project

I have used Microsoft Project for many different projects at my work and while I was in school including calendars, flyers, invitations, gant charts, etc. I am very proficient with the program and feel that I can adequately share my knowledge of the program with others. At work, I assist other coworkers with the use of this project when they are working on different things such as gant charts and calendars. My knowledge about Microsoft Office in general and the tools available to learn more about the program will be useful to teach others how to use it.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is the only operating software I have ever used. I have been using Windows since Windows 95, and have become expert at using the interface. I can navigate, troubleshoot, and provide simple to remember instructions on how to navigate the system. I have helped many people including family, friends, and other tutoring students on how to navigate Windows to successfully complete tasks. I am patient and willing to break things down into very simple, easy to remember steps for those new computer users.


After passing the Praxis 1 with ease, I have also assisted several students with the Praxis 1. I have not worked specifically with the Praxis 2 or subject tests, but I do have a good understanding of the types of questions offered on the Praxis. Most questions on the Praxis are basic Algebra, reading comprehension, and some writing requirements, which I am more than qualified to tutor. My familiarity with the Praxis is a strong asset to tutoring for this particular test as it differs slightly from the SAT and other similar tests.

Public Speaking

Public speaking can be very frightening for many people. I personally am a very comfortable public speaker. I don't get nervous or stumble over my words. Most of this is due to training that I've had in different areas including in Modeling School, in High School preparation courses and also in College career building seminars. In addition to learning these skills and attending many seminars to improve my skills and learn new tips I have also hosted several seminars myself. In Student Alumni Ambassadors, For the Women and even as an RA I have hosted campus programs where we did workshops on public speaking. I gave tips, suggestions and handouts on things to remember when giving a presentation. In addition, I was a peer mentor in several of my courses, where many students would ask for help practicing public speaking and learning new tips on how to give better presentations.


I graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Arcadia University. My university required many different subjects in Sociology, the ones I have taken include: Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Social Problems, Gays and Lesbians in American Society, Anthropology 101 and others. I passed all of these classes with an A. My favorite thing about Sociology is writing papers, especially research papers. I worked at the University Writing Center as a Writing Center consultant and was considered the “go-to person” for Sociology and Psychology papers. My role in that position was to help students improve their writing skills, more specifically in the case of sociology papers how to format and write specific to psychology and sociology requirements. I am very familiar with APA format and can help with any writing requirements, as Sociology is mostly writing and essay based.
In addition to the writing portion, I have developed a “sociological perspective” through my coursework and am able to look at social issues and problems with a more social view instead of an individual based one. This skill is particularly important when tutoring someone in Sociology because some students have trouble looking at situations from this view and struggle with the sociological concepts. As a Sociology tutor, I can articulate and help explain difficult sociological phenomenon in a way that is easy to understand. I had some hands on experience in teaching others this while I was a professor’s assistant in a basic sociology course as part of my graduation requirement. I would occasionally stay after class and offer help to students who had not taken sociology before. In addition I was a student mentor on our department discussion boards where I would help answer questions that students had in relation to sociology coursework and assignments. I have plenty of literature, textbooks and articles that I can utilize as resources to help explain certain things as well.

Study Skills

While I have not had any traditional coursework in “study skills”, I graduated from my university with a 3.85 GPA, mostly due to my excellent organization and study skills. As a psychology minor I have learned a lot about the brain and how it works, how we learn and our memory. From this coursework, I have identified and researched effective studying techniques, especially when it comes to memory retention. I utilized these learned skills when studying for my own coursework in college and found it to be very effective. I also understand the different personality types and how some people are visual learners and others may not be. It is very important to identify learning styles and adapt effective methods of learning and studying based on this identification. Another important part of studying is organization. By keeping notes and papers organized, it is easier for students to study and review what they have. My familiarity with these different learning styles will make it easy for me to share my skills with others.
As far as tutoring experience, I was a peer mentor and tutor in high school and in college, where I spent a lot of time helping students study for exams and keep organized in addition to helping with particular subject needs. I was also a Resident Assistant at Arcadia University and member of “For the Women”, a Women’s organization at my University. In both of these organizations we hosted campus programs focusing on studying skills, organizational tips and how to stay on track for graduation. These were open programs that we hosted for the student body where we had professors, students and alumni present on tips and tricks for studying. I was a presenter at these campus programs each time we hosted it. Through all of these experiences I have adapted enough skills that I can share my knowledge and help teach others.


I was a swimmer for over five years until an injury prevented me from doing so. I was also a lifeguard for three years, where I was constantly teaching young children how to swim. I am patient, and understanding about child's fears. I feel it is important to overcome a child's fear of water as to promote safety and a fun experience in the pool. I use several different trialed and successful techniques to teach children and adults techniques to swim successfully.

Arcadia University Glenside, PA
Sociology and Psych.
University of Phoenix Online


Arcadia University Glenside, PA (Sociology and Psych.)

University of Phoenix Online (MBA)

Highly recommended math tutor for elementary students.

My daughter struggles with 6th grade math and has had lessons with other tutors who didn't work out because they either didn't put an effort into the work needed or my daughter felt too under pressure with their lack of patience. Christie has been wonderful since day one and my daughter feels very comfortable with her. I couldn't be happier with her services and she comes highly recommended. She t

— Susan, Wilmington, DE on 6/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Christie will travel within 0 miles of New Castle, DE 19720.