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Kristen S.

Boca Raton, FL

$60/hour

Fourth Year Medical Student - would love to help you

Background check passed as of 6/13/14
5.0 average from 54 ratings
Kristen S., the best Math tutor!
— Marlene, West Palm Beach, FL on 4/27/12

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United States Air Force Academy
Philosophy
Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Enrolled

Education

United States Air Force Academy (Philosophy)

Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (Enrolled)

About Kristen

Hi and thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. If I can help you with what you're looking for, please get in touch.

Do you need help with college application? With essays?

I am in my final months as a medical student and will be graduating as an MD in May. I have been through the rigors of higher level education. I know the ins and outs of test taking, applications, and interviews, and I am especially good at writing essays that get interviews. If you are looking for someone to help with a college application essay, or an essay of any kind, I am definitely the right fit. I have been told by interviewers that my applications are among the most interesting and appealing because of my writing skills, and when a school is wading through thousands of applications that all start to look the same, interesting is what makes you stand out.

Do you need help with test prep (ACT, SAT, PSAT, etc)?

I am very well versed in helping students prepare for standardized testing. I've been through many years of rigorous testing and I have hundreds of hours of experience in helping students prepare for standardized tests. Although they are daunting, the great thing about these tests is that they are very predictable. If you are willing to put in the time, I can help you to identify your weaknesses, I can give you resources that will drill you on those specific areas so that you don't waste time reviewing what you already know, and your score will definitely improve. Let me know if I can help you.

Do you need help with your math classes?

I have thousands of hours of experience in tutoring math - I can help you if this is what you need.

About me

I am a Florida native, a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a former Peace Corps volunteer (I spent two years in Africa) and a current medical student applying for general surgery residencies. I have just a few months until graduation, and would love to be of help to students in need in the meantime. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi and thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. If I can help you with what you're looking for, please get in touch.

Do you need help with college application? With essays?

I am in my final months as a medical student and will be
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boca Raton, FL 33431
Background Check: Passed

"Kristen S., the best Math tutor!"

- Marlene, West Palm Beach, FL on 4/27/12

"Highly recommend"

- Mirjana, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 1/11/17

"Great Tutor"

- Luis, Loxahatchee, FL on 7/26/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Lorna, West Palm Beach, FL on 6/5/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Nanette, West Palm Beach, FL on 3/9/13

"Very helpful"

- Diane, West Palm Beach, FL on 1/7/13

"Great tutor!"

- Sarah, Lake Worth, FL on 5/22/12
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Writing

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.

ACT Math

The ACT math is very similar to the SAT math, with the exception of the inclusion of trigonometry on the ACT. It's easier than the SAT but faster paced - you have about a minute per question.

Algebra 1

About 90% of what I tutor is Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Many students seek help with these math subjects. I tutor home-schooled students, FLVS students, and students that go to local high schools and middle schools including Wellington High School, Palm Beach Central High School, Dreyfoos, Suncoast, and J.I Leonard.

Algebra 2

I tutor more math than anything else. Many students seek help with Algebra and Geometry, and I find that most students are bright and capable but find themselves in classes so large that they can't ask questions, or with teachers who don't communicate in the way the students wish for. I tutor home schooled students, FLVS students, and students that go to local high schools and middle schools including Wellington High School, Palm Beach Central High School, Dreyfoos, Suncoast, and J.I Leonard.

English

English can be a tough subject for some students. Words like subject pronoun, object pronoun, adjective, predicate, helping verb, adverb, preposition, and many many more, tend to intimidate students. Isn't a sentence just a sentence? However, there are some easy tricks that can make a big difference in a student's experience of English class. Often a little clarification and practice is all that's needed.

Geometry

About 90% of what I tutor is math. Many students seek help with these math subjects. I tutor home schooled students, FLVS students, and students that go to local high schools and middle schools including Wellington High School, Palm Beach Central High School, Dreyfoos, Suncoast, and J.I Leonard.

Precalculus

Many students are intimidated by this class, but it's really not as bad as it seems! I have years of experience tutoring all levels of math up through trig. Contact me if I can help you get through Precalculus.

PSAT

The PSAT is a very important test. Not only does it give a person some indication of how he will do on the all-important SAT, but it also determines his eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship. The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help you prep for the test, so the sooner you get started - the better!

SAT Math

I have several years of experience tutoring SAT Prep. For some great books to help you along, try the following:

The College Board's SAT Study Guide (there are two versions and both are good - one has 7 practice tests and the other has 10).

Up Your Score - This is a hilarious book that is particularly helpful with writing and vocabulary.

Math 800 - For students aiming for really high scores, Math 800 is the ticket. It's got problems that are harder than any you'll see on the real test. By practicing these, you're sure to see your math score improve.

Call me if I can help!

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing section offers one of the best opportunities for improving one's SAT score. There are fantastic resources - one of my favorites is UP Your Score, a funny but extremely effective guide to the SAT written by Ivy League students. Within the book are 13 essential rules for recognizing and correcting SAT Writing errors. If writing is your weakness, take heart - and go out and buy Up Your Score.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is one of the most feared math classes. Many students feel like they are learning a whole new language when they approach sines, cosines, tangents, secants, co-secants, and cotangents. Don't worry,though - with a little bit of help I've seen many students who feel lost become quite confident working with trig! From graphing trig functions to proving identities, a little bit of help goes a long way in this subject.

Writing

Writing a good essay is a skill that many students never fully grasp, but it all really comes down to organization. Once students can learn to find and state a powerful thesis, and to find key support for that thesis, the rest is pretty easy. The hardest part is really organization. Good essays are a pivotal part of a student's application to college. Often, the essay is the only part of the application that will allow admissions to distinguish between equally competent students. Writing a memorable essay is a vital skill for this reason alone. However, writing skills are also tested on the SAT, MCAT, and other standardized tests, in addition to being important for English and literature classes.

United States Air Force Academy
Philosophy
Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Enrolled

Education

United States Air Force Academy (Philosophy)

Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (Enrolled)

Kristen S., the best Math tutor!

I searched for the appropriate tutor for my daughter for 2 weeks and then I found Kristen. Perfect match! Kristen is the most awesome tutor. She understands the kids, very patient, pleasant and ensures that they grasp the concept before she leaves. What adds to my comfort is he fact that she is very accessible by phone. My daughter says, Mom Kristen makes me feel so comfortable with Math. My fear

— Marlene, West Palm Beach, FL on 4/27/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristen will travel within 10 miles of Boca Raton, FL 33431.