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Crystal P.

Hialeah, FL

$45/hour

Personalized lessons in LSAT, ACT, SAT, Math, Reading & More

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5.0 average from 11 ratings
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— Roshana, Miami, FL on 11/5/16

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Florida International University
Political Science

Education

Florida International University (Political Science)

About Crystal

I am a young law student in the Miami area, who has been tutoring students part-time for over five years. I graduated as valedictorian of my high school, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA from FIU with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. I scored in the 2000's on the SAT and in the 160's on the LSAT, both on the first try. I know what it takes to perform well in classes and on exams, and over the years, I have learned to help students do the same.

As your tutor I will first evaluate your needs, and then design a personalized plan in order to ensure that you see meaningful results within your specified time frame. I like to use relatable examples and ideas in order to make difficult concepts easier for students to understand. I like to look at students' specific needs and preferred ways of learning. That way I can adapt myself to them and help them relate to the subject. I believe that any successful tutoring plan requires providing each student with personalized strategies for learning information, internalizing concepts, and performing well on exams.

I've been tutoring students for over five years, mainly at the high school and college levels. I have helped students prepare for the SAT, ACT and LSAT. I also provide tutoring services in other areas, including math, science, and reading, from the elementary to college level. I help students perform better in class and on exams by giving them more efficient methods of learning and studying. All of my experience in achieving top grades throughout my own education has helped me to become a better tutor who can give students the tools they need to succeed.

I am bilingual in English and Spanish and offer personalized lessons for students of all ages. I offer different rates based upon the subject, and sometimes offer promotions and discounts, including group rates and referral discounts. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I am a young law student in the Miami area, who has been tutoring students part-time for over five years. I graduated as valedictorian of my high school, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA from FIU with a BA in Political Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Hialeah, FL 33016
In-person lessons

"Great teacher!"

- Roshana, Miami, FL on 11/5/16

"Patient and helpful"

- Ian, Hollywood, FL on 6/6/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Philosophy,
Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
Common Core, LSAT,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

ACT Reading

I scored in the 96th percentile on the SAT reading section on the first try. I have always excelled in reading comprehension, and can help students develop strategies for identifying main ideas, authors' perspectives, and other important aspects of reading materials. By helping students acquire these skills, they can feel more confident in taking the exam. I have 2-3 years experience in helping students perform better in this area.

ACT Science

The ACT Science exam is designed to test a certain set of skills, including the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of information. I tutor in this area by providing the student with effective strategies for reading, proccessing, and evaluating data. I teach students the reasoning skills they need for the exam, along with efficient ACT test-taking strategies. I have 2-3 years experience tutoring in this area.

Algebra 1

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

Algebra 2

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

Elementary Math

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring in this area, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. With elementary math, I take special care to communicate the concepts to the student in a way that makes sense to him/her. With patience and personalized guidance, I offer students the opportunity to gain confidence in their math skills. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

English

English mastery requires an understanding of the relationships contained in writing. I help students succeed in English by offering them an intuitive approach to analyzing text, making these relationships more clear. By offering students personalized attention and providing effective feedback, I help students to understand the different elements of writing at a deeper level, resulting in more effective writing. I have tutored students in this area for 2-3 years.

Geometry

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years. I am in the Miami area.

Government & Politics

I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Florida International University with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. I have received extensive training in American government, political theory, social/political philosophy, comparative politics, and international politics. I have helped students to better understand the major political theorists, such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, etc. I have also helped students understand how the American political system works in terms of the legislative, executive, and judicial processes.

Logic

I took both Intro to Logic and Symbolic Logic during my undergraduate career at Florida International University. I got an A in both classes, and consistently received 100% on the exams within each class. Since then, I have had the opportunity to help a handful of logic students with their own classes. Rather than focusing on memorization of logic rules, I like to help students understand and internalize the reasoning behind the concepts, and this helps them perform better.

LSAT

I scored in the 160's on the LSAT on my first try, without preparation, and am currently a law student. Since then, I have acquired several strategies for the different sections of the LSAT, and can help students to use these in order to not be intimidated by the exam. I have extensive training in symbolic logic, and can help students with the analytical and logical reasoning sections by introducing them to useful logical concepts and relationships. I can also provide students with efficient time management strategies in order to make them feel more in control when they take the exam. I have two years experience in helping students with the exam, specializing in the logic-related sections.

Philosophy

I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Florida International University with a BA in Political Science and International Relations and a certificate in Law, Ethics, and Society. Throughout this undergraduate career, I studied many areas of philosophy, including ethics and morality, social, and political philosophy. When tutoring in philosophy, I work by helping students to understand the deeper concepts behind the many theories, using examples and comparisons to help clarify complex ideas.

Political Science

I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Florida International University with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. I have received extensive training in American government, political theory, social/political philosophy, comparative politics, and international politics. I have helped students to better understand the major political theorists, such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, etc. I have also helped students understand how the American political system works in terms of the legislative, executive, and judicial processes.

Prealgebra

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Pre-Algebra, Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

Reading

I scored in the 96th percentile on the SAT reading section on the first try, and as a law student, I rely on my reading comprehension skills on a daily basis. I feel that this educational background has helped me to develop reading strategies that I can in turn offer to the students I tutor. I can help students develop the skills they need to identify main ideas, authors' perspectives, and draw inferences from reading materials. By providing them with key strategies, they can feel more confident when they read. I have 2-3 years experience in helping students perform better in this area.

SAT Math

I have always had an affinity for math. When tutoring students, I like to use intuitive, real-world examples and ideas in order to help students understand, (not just memorize) mathematical formulas and concepts. By putting myself into the mindset of the student, I can explain math in a way that is different than the average teacher, helping students to relate with and internalize the concepts. I have been head of my class in Algebras I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, and I have used this educational experience to help students improve their own performance. I've been tutoring students in math for over five years.

SAT Reading

I scored in the 96th percentile on the SAT reading section on the first try. I have always excelled in reading comprehension, and can help students develop strategies for identifying main ideas, authors' perspectives, and other important aspects of reading materials. By helping students acquire these skills, they can feel more confident in taking the exam. I have 2-3 years experience in helping students perform better in this area.

Social Studies

I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from FIU with a BA in Political Science & International Relations. I have had extensive training in the social studies field, including government and politics, world history, American history, sociology, and more. I help students of all ages with their social studies by making concepts more relatable to them. By engaging with students in this way, they can better internalize information and succeed in their classes.

Spanish

Although I was born in the U.S., I am a native Spanish-speaker due to the Hispanic origins of my family. I received a perfect score on the Spanish CLEP exam, and have helped both native and non-native speakers to dominate the language, from the elementary school level all the way up to the college level.

Study Skills

I graduated as valedictorian of my high school, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA from FIU with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. I scored in the 2000's on the SAT and in the 160's on the LSAT, both on the first try. I know what it takes to perform well in classes and on exams, and over the years, I have learned to help students do the same. I help students with their study skills by showing them that understanding is worth more than memorization. By training students to understand their class materials at a deeper level, they can retain more information, and in turn, rely on their own skills in order to succeed.

Florida International University
Political Science

Education

Florida International University (Political Science)

Great teacher! — Crystal was very nice and helpful, she gave me some great reading tips for the SAT since that really isn't my subject. She was very good. ...

— Roshana, Miami, FL on 11/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Crystal will travel within 25 miles of Hialeah, FL 33016.