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Christopher P.

Education Specialist

Education Specialist

$95/hour

  • 1,920 hours tutoring

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Christopher


Bio

With 15 years of teaching/tutoring experience in a variety of subjects and a M.A.Ed., I have worked successfully with all levels of students; elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. I am very patient and a good listener. Our sessions are customized for you.

Whether your difficulty is missing background information, quickly learning new subject matter, developing better study skills, or overcoming low motivation, I can help you. Individual attention and materials are...

With 15 years of teaching/tutoring experience in a variety of subjects and a M.A.Ed., I have worked successfully with all levels of students; elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. I am very patient and a good listener. Our sessions are customized for you.

Whether your difficulty is missing background information, quickly learning new subject matter, developing better study skills, or overcoming low motivation, I can help you. Individual attention and materials are prepared according to your student needs.

Throughout my career as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to instruct a diverse group of students. I participate in numerous professional development opportunities, which allow me to meet teachers and students from all over the world. I also work for a student travel company in the summer and lead student trips to various countries.

I have worked in a variety of elite boarding schools all of which require a large time commitment to the student body and school. I have often had to communicate with overseas agents from China, Brazil, and South Korea about the educational concerns of students I taught. I have even dealt with celebrity parents. I also worked with various families who home-school their children. I believe I am a great communicator which makes me a great teacher.

If you are interested in working with a dedicated professional with passion for education and a love of learning, I am sure I can help you!


Education

Amherst College
undergrad
Concordia College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Note: Cancellation of more than one session within prearranged dates will result in a charge half of the prescheduled sessions.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 11 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/2/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a career planning and development class at an Adult Education Center which included instruction in the creation of resumes, locating job opportunities, presentation at the interview, and follow up skills. 95% of the students I worked with found the process for seeking employment much easier after taking my class.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken many public speaking courses. I have also presented at conferences. I have also participated in Speech and Debate competitions and am a member of Toastmasters which is a non profit organization where you develop public speaking and leadership skills through practice.
GRE

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a career planning and development class at an Adult Education Center which included instruction in the creation of resumes, locating job opportunities, presentation at the interview, and follow up skills. 95% of the students I worked with found the process for seeking employment much easier after taking my class.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken many public speaking courses. I have also presented at conferences. I have also participated in Speech and Debate competitions and am a member of Toastmasters which is a non profit organization where you develop public speaking and leadership skills through practice.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for 9 years. I have my Master's Degree in World Language Instruction. I have taught in Private College Preparatory Schools where students have gone on to take AP Spanish and receive college credit for their scores.
General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In order to prepare students for the challenges they face in each consecutive year of their education, I have successfully completed academic remediation courses with children in Elementary school. Through an extended day program I tutored pre-k through 6th graders on a variety of subjects with a concentration on Math, Reading, and comprehension skills in order to assist them with their homework and to enhance the schools curriculum by supplementing their work with other material. I have also taught Foreign Language in an elementary school.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am trained in Lindamood-Bell and Orton-Gillingham techniques that specifically deal with phonological and orthographic processing. I have been working with students with difficulty in phonemic awareness for 3 years and have seen improvement in comprehension over short periods of time with frequent sessions.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in a variety of reading techniques including Linda Mood-Bell and literacy development strategies. I have developed reading programs for students who are below or are falling below grade level and have improved their comprehension over a short period of time.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped students with ACT English prep for over 5 years. I scored a 31 on the English section of the test.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken many public speaking courses. I have also presented at conferences. I have also participated in Speech and Debate competitions and am a member of Toastmasters which is a non profit organization where you develop public speaking and leadership skills through practice.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in a variety of reading techniques including Linda Mood-Bell and literacy development strategies. I have developed reading programs for students who are below or are falling below grade level and have improved their comprehension over a short period of time.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on specific writing programs including Handwriting Without Tears and have also implemented my own program including techniques to improve fine motor skills so that they have better control of their grip and hand movements.
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In order to prepare students for the challenges they face in each consecutive year of their education, I have successfully completed academic remediation courses with children in Elementary school. Through an extended day program I tutored pre-k through 6th graders on a variety of subjects with a concentration on Math, Reading, and comprehension skills in order to assist them with their homework and to enhance the schools curriculum by supplementing their work with other material. I have also taught Foreign Language in an elementary school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in a variety of reading techniques including Linda Mood-Bell and literacy development strategies. I have developed reading programs for students who are below or are falling below grade level and have improved their comprehension over a short period of time.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for 9 years. I have my Master's Degree in World Language Instruction. I have taught in Private College Preparatory Schools where students have gone on to take AP Spanish and receive college credit for their scores.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on specific writing programs including Handwriting Without Tears and have also implemented my own program including techniques to improve fine motor skills so that they have better control of their grip and hand movements.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for 9 years. I have my Master's Degree in World Language Instruction. I have taught in Private College Preparatory Schools where students have gone on to take AP Spanish and receive college credit for their scores.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In order to prepare students for the challenges they face in each consecutive year of their education, I have successfully completed academic remediation courses with children in Elementary school. Through an extended day program I tutored pre-k through 6th graders on a variety of subjects with a concentration on Math, Reading, and comprehension skills in order to assist them with their homework and to enhance the schools curriculum by supplementing their work with other material. I have also taught Foreign Language in an elementary school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in a variety of reading techniques including Linda Mood-Bell and literacy development strategies. I have developed reading programs for students who are below or are falling below grade level and have improved their comprehension over a short period of time.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for 9 years. I have my Master's Degree in World Language Instruction. I have taught in Private College Preparatory Schools where students have gone on to take AP Spanish and receive college credit for their scores.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on specific writing programs including Handwriting Without Tears and have also implemented my own program including techniques to improve fine motor skills so that they have better control of their grip and hand movements.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As an advisor to high school students, I often advised them on college decisions. I work with the admissions office of Amherst College to help get students from South Florida admitted into the college. I organize college tours for students. I also help students on their college applications and essays.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.
Geography

Science

Psychology,

Psychology

I majored in Psychology at Amherst College. I have completed internships doing social psychology work and completed my senior seminar in Educational Psychology. I have also taught a high school psychology course.
Biology, Physical Science

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with students for the last 8 years with Specialized Learning Disabilities included ADD/ADHD. I have worked with students to develop strategies to cope with their distractibility, impulsivity, and hyper activity. I am trained in multi-sensory methods and Harvard's Multiple Intelligence principles emphasized by Project Zero and Professor Howard Gardner.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have worked for years with students with specialized learning disabilities including Dyslexia. I specialize in the Orton-Gillingham Method which uses Simultaneous Multisensory Instruction. I work to advocate for the student and advise parents on how they should manage their relationships with their child's teachers in order to ensure educational success.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am trained in Lindamood-Bell and Orton-Gillingham techniques that specifically deal with phonological and orthographic processing. I have been working with students with difficulty in phonemic awareness for 3 years and have seen improvement in comprehension over short periods of time with frequent sessions.
Speech,

Speech

I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham techniques which are language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible pathways to assist in the understanding of phonetics and reading. I also have training in Linda Mood-Bell techniques which focus on pronunciation and phonemic awareness.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In order to prepare students for the challenges they face in each consecutive year of their education, I have successfully completed academic remediation courses with children in Elementary school. Through an extended day program I tutored pre-k through 6th graders on a variety of subjects with a concentration on Math, Reading, and comprehension skills in order to assist them with their homework and to enhance the schools curriculum by supplementing their work with other material. I have also taught Foreign Language in an elementary school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With a Master's Degree in Language Instruction, I have over 10 years of experience working with many people learning English as a Second Language including foreign exchange students.
GED,

GED

I have assisted numerous people with GED preparation. I worked for an adult training center where many needed to pass the GED in order to obtain funding to continue their education. It was one of my duties to help these students pass the GED.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in a variety of reading techniques including Linda Mood-Bell and literacy development strategies. I have developed reading programs for students who are below or are falling below grade level and have improved their comprehension over a short period of time.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for 9 years. I have my Master's Degree in World Language Instruction. I have taught in Private College Preparatory Schools where students have gone on to take AP Spanish and receive college credit for their scores.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 10 years as a classroom teacher, I worked with groups of students who were my advisees on study skills. We worked on everything from organizational issues to test taking strategies. I have also worked with home schooled students to prepare them for various entrance exams and to organize themselves with online classes.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on specific writing programs including Handwriting Without Tears and have also implemented my own program including techniques to improve fine motor skills so that they have better control of their grip and hand movements.
Algebra 1, Biology

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped students with ACT English prep for over 5 years. I scored a 31 on the English section of the test.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I worked at a technical institute for adult students and assisted some of adults with the General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge sections. They were skilled in the technical parts of the test but needed help with the the general sections. After working with them, most did very well, and were able to select from various options given to them by their recruiter.
Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a career planning and development class at an Adult Education Center which included instruction in the creation of resumes, locating job opportunities, presentation at the interview, and follow up skills. 95% of the students I worked with found the process for seeking employment much easier after taking my class.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As an advisor to high school students, I often advised them on college decisions. I work with the admissions office of Amherst College to help get students from South Florida admitted into the college. I organize college tours for students. I also help students on their college applications and essays.
GED,

GED

I have assisted numerous people with GED preparation. I worked for an adult training center where many needed to pass the GED in order to obtain funding to continue their education. It was one of my duties to help these students pass the GED.
SSAT,

SSAT

Because of my work at elite private schools and my behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to make it into these top ranked schools, I have worked with many students wishing to not only do well on the SSAT but to gain admittance into various schools. The SSAT is like any other standardized test. With my knowledge of test taking strategies, review of the material that makes up the test, and practice, I have helped many students to achieve their goals. The SSAT is just one piece of an important puzzle to assuring acceptance and or higher financial assistance at a selective secondary school.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have taught a TEAS preparation course. The course reviewed three topics. The first was: English comprehension skills assessed in the exam including punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, spelling and test taking strategies. The second was: math comprehension skills including whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, ratio/proportions and test taking strategies. And the third was: General Science Understanding skills which include, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles, and test taking strategies. I have experience working with individuals to master the material by reviewing the exam with them and teaching them the skills they were lacking in order to be successful. My clients have a great rate of passing this test.
ACT Reading, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (319 ratings)
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Reviews


Very knowledgable and professional

Christopher really related to and motivated both of my children. They are excited to get to work with him. He taught me a quick game to play with the kids this week with variations to help them visualize words and remember them. This will increase there reading fluency in the weeks to come. We are all excited to work with him in the weeks to come!

Wendy, 10 lessons with Christopher

Great tutor for kids with dyslexia

Chris tutored our son in Reading and we have seen great improvement in a few months. FL public schools do not recognize or test for dyslexia or train their teachers to teach reading using O-G methods. They use generalized phonics instruction and sight word memorization which, at least in our case, are not effective. I've learned so much from Chris about how to work with my son and the reasons why traditional teaching techniques will never be effective for him. I recommend Chris highly!

Karyn, 11 lessons with Christopher

UF here I come !!!!

Christopher helped me write a really good essay for my college application and I'm so happy I hired him to tutor me because without him my essay would've been awful. He taught super well and I learned so many things about writing essays! Definitely recommend him!!!

Sophia , 1 lesson with Christopher

Helpful tutor.

Christopher helped my son with lessons he is working on. He also spends time getting to know and understand what he is interested in and options that might be available to further his goals. Christopher looks for the positive in my son and makes the best use of what he knows.

Michael, 15 lessons with Christopher

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor !

Christopher is the type of tutor who is prepared before the session and willing to help you with every problem. I have only had one session so far. But so far, the one thing I already like is that he is attentive to his phone outside of tutoring hours and is willing to answer any questions! Highly recommended.

Jenee, 1 lesson with Christopher

Connected, Invested, Warm and Professional

Christopher is helping my son navigate the SSAT test for admission to middle school. In one hour he summed him up, found his strengths and weaknesses and developed a game plan going forward to get him comfortable with the test and meet his goals. We were so impressed with Christopher that we are glad to have him in our arsenal for future needs as he makes the transition from elementary to middle.

Karen, 4 lessons with Christopher

Great tutor!

We had our first meeting and he is very nice and truly cares and understands the goals you are trying to accomplish with your child. You can tell he enjoys what he does.

ANN, 13 lessons with Christopher

Patient tutor

Christopher has a calm and collective personality that helped my daughter feel relaxed. He is very patient and most of all knowledgeable... Christopher gave my daughter several new ways to study effectively with her Latin and Math... after assessing she was studying passively. We really lucked out having him as her tutors.

Sharlene, 6 lessons with Christopher

Outstanding Spanish Tutor

Christopher has been an excellent tutor for my son in his high school Spanish class. As a result of their work together, his skill set and confidence has grown exponentially over the past few months. We particularly like that Christopher is able to work with my son via Skype because it eliminates travel time and makes their tutoring sessions very efficient. Through Skype, they are able to share documents and practice written work on screen. It has been an excellent way to organize their tutoring sessions. We also appreciate that Christopher comes prepared with materials to work on in the areas that we highlight as areas of concern. He has terrific knowledge of the subject and related materials. He has been an outstanding tutor.

Shannon, 24 lessons with Christopher
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