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Kristin C.

Proven GMAT and ACT Tutor

Proven GMAT and ACT Tutor

$60/hour

  • 437 hours tutoring

About Kristin


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As a graduate of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, I am capable of tutoring any student (from middle school to the graduate level). Receiving a 710 (92nd percentile) on the GMAT multiple times from 2009-2014, I am well versed on the structure, subject matter, and study habits necessary in order to obtain top tier scores on standardized tests.

In addition to the GMAT, I specialize in ACT test prep. I obtained a score of 31 on my ACT (with a perfect score, 36, in Reading...

As a graduate of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, I am capable of tutoring any student (from middle school to the graduate level). Receiving a 710 (92nd percentile) on the GMAT multiple times from 2009-2014, I am well versed on the structure, subject matter, and study habits necessary in order to obtain top tier scores on standardized tests.

In addition to the GMAT, I specialize in ACT test prep. I obtained a score of 31 on my ACT (with a perfect score, 36, in Reading Comprehension,) before beginning my undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. Focusing on strategy, skill, and understanding, my students have improved up to 5 points after working with me. With small changes in study habits, patience, and some studying, I love teaching and helping others succeed.

My experience as a student allows me to better understand, connect, and teach current students of any age. My methods are dependent on my student. I customize my techniques based upon what type of student I am tutoring (visual, verbal, etc.) and student preferences (what has worked for the individual in the past, what methods their teachers use in the classroom, etc.)

I am open to tutoring students for daily coursework or standardized tests. Please contact me if you or your child would like some extra help.


Education

University of Notre Dame
BBA Finance
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
MBA

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I was one of the youngest graduates of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Graduating with a Masters in Business Administration, I focused on Economics and Finance. I also majored in Finance at The University of Notre Dame. I have extensive experience tutoring at the graduate level in Business related courses.
Finance,

Finance

Discounted Cash Flow, Stock Valuation, and Cash Flow Models are some of the areas I enjoy in Finance. I have tutored up to Graduate Level Finance.
GMAT,

GMAT

Receiving a 710 on the GMAT in the fall of 2009, I not only know the material covered on the test, but I am also able to relate to every student's experience as they prepare for and secure a satisfactory score on the GMAT. By breaking down the question with thorough explanation and diligent practice, I have helped students increase their scores by over 100 points within 8 weeks. I have also provided these results for students who have taken a GMAT prep course and did not see any increase in their score.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Marketing,

Marketing

I was one of the youngest graduates ever from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business after receiving a BBA in Finance from The University of Notre Dame. I have studied Marketing extensively in during my undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition to that, I have extensive work experience within the field of marketing. I am currently on staff as a marketing and strategy consultant for a company, and have advised numerous other companies in the past.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taken public speaking courses at The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. I also participated in Mock Trial before college, gaining knowledge and confidence in how to effectively speak in front of a group.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I was one of the youngest graduates of The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Graduating with a Masters in Business Administration, I focused on Economics and Finance. I also majored in Finance at The University of Notre Dame. I have extensive experience tutoring at the graduate level in Business related courses.
Finance,

Finance

Discounted Cash Flow, Stock Valuation, and Cash Flow Models are some of the areas I enjoy in Finance. I have tutored up to Graduate Level Finance.
GMAT,

GMAT

Receiving a 710 on the GMAT in the fall of 2009, I not only know the material covered on the test, but I am also able to relate to every student's experience as they prepare for and secure a satisfactory score on the GMAT. By breaking down the question with thorough explanation and diligent practice, I have helped students increase their scores by over 100 points within 8 weeks. I have also provided these results for students who have taken a GMAT prep course and did not see any increase in their score.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taken public speaking courses at The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. I also participated in Mock Trial before college, gaining knowledge and confidence in how to effectively speak in front of a group.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math basics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are so important in order to form a solid foundation for mathematical concepts in the future. Knowing the multiplication tables, fractions, and the rules within fractions helps even in graduate school tests such as the GMAT.
Reading,

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test. I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.
Elementary Science

English

ACT English,

ACT English

With 75 questions and only 45 minutes to answer them, knowledge and efficiency are both skills necessary to score high on the English portion of the ACT. Sentence mechanics and word usage is a subject I can effectively break down and explain.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I received a 36 on the reading portion of the ACT. Understanding the meaning and purpose of every piece of literature is key for the ACT reading section. I help students look at the premise and conclusion of each reading, breaking it down to much more manageable portions. Vocabulary is also important but looking at the words surrounding any complex word can often times give the meaning of the word in question. These concepts, if mastered, have helped past students increase their ACT composite score by 2 full points within 3 weeks.
English,

English

Specialties include the following: Proofreading, Essay Composition, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, & Critical Reasoning. I focus on simplification techniques students can use in their English courses to help them increase their critical reasoning ability. By reading material out loud, students can decrease their grammatical mistakes and writing errors.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taken public speaking courses at The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. I also participated in Mock Trial before college, gaining knowledge and confidence in how to effectively speak in front of a group.
Reading,

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test. I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.
Literature, SAT Reading

History

American History,

American History

The Revolutionary and Civil War are one of the most fascinating stories ever told. From battles to the development of the National Treasury, I love to explain why these stories were important and how they affect people now.
European History,

European History

Bismarck, the former Chancellor of Prussia, is my favorite historical character of all time. I love reading and teaching these stories to students. If any student has a hard time understanding or remembering the details in any historical story, I can definitely help.
World History

World History

Understanding where we have come from is key to making the best decisions in the future. The world's history is diverse yet shares many similarities. I view history as a never ending story that is always new and interesting. A personal passion of my own, I love to teach others why the stories of the past are valuable to them today.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the foundation for a large portion of mathematics. Learn the rules and relationships of equations by looking at examples from daily life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am familiar with quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, combinations, substitution, matrices, and other concepts covered in Algebra 2. I am also able to help students gain additional practice if needed on concepts they are familiar with before tests or finals. Algebra 2 can be quite confusing, but with practice I can help students gain confidence and knowledge of these complex mathematical concepts.
English,

English

Specialties include the following: Proofreading, Essay Composition, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, & Critical Reasoning. I focus on simplification techniques students can use in their English courses to help them increase their critical reasoning ability. By reading material out loud, students can decrease their grammatical mistakes and writing errors.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the portion of mathematics concerned with shapes, angles, size, spacial properties, and relative rules between different figures. Many students find geometry hard because thinking spacially about a figure or shape can be daunting. I teach students to break each question down, isolate the important rules needed to answer the question, and solve systematically. This makes Geometry much more manageable for students, and I believe helps make geometric rules more memorable long term.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing with the application of variables to the mathematical process. I help students understand these concepts by replacing variables with real numbers and then replacing the real numbers with variables once again. With practice and patience, I know that students can enjoy and understand Prealgebra.
Reading,

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test. I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.
Precalculus, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

With 60 questions in only 60 minutes, the math portion of the ACT can be daunting. Although the test focuses only on mathematical concepts learned up to grade 12, many students take the test as a junior, do not take Calculus senior year, or just don't quite remember every math concept from high school. With review, time, and thorough explanation, I help students with subjects such as Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus. I increased my score from a 26 to a 31, so I am confident that I can help another student do the same.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the foundation for a large portion of mathematics. Learn the rules and relationships of equations by looking at examples from daily life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am familiar with quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, combinations, substitution, matrices, and other concepts covered in Algebra 2. I am also able to help students gain additional practice if needed on concepts they are familiar with before tests or finals. Algebra 2 can be quite confusing, but with practice I can help students gain confidence and knowledge of these complex mathematical concepts.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the portion of mathematics concerned with shapes, angles, size, spacial properties, and relative rules between different figures. Many students find geometry hard because thinking spacially about a figure or shape can be daunting. I teach students to break each question down, isolate the important rules needed to answer the question, and solve systematically. This makes Geometry much more manageable for students, and I believe helps make geometric rules more memorable long term.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing with the application of variables to the mathematical process. I help students understand these concepts by replacing variables with real numbers and then replacing the real numbers with variables once again. With practice and patience, I know that students can enjoy and understand Prealgebra.
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the foundation for a large portion of mathematics. Learn the rules and relationships of equations by looking at examples from daily life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am familiar with quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, combinations, substitution, matrices, and other concepts covered in Algebra 2. I am also able to help students gain additional practice if needed on concepts they are familiar with before tests or finals. Algebra 2 can be quite confusing, but with practice I can help students gain confidence and knowledge of these complex mathematical concepts.
English,

English

Specialties include the following: Proofreading, Essay Composition, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, & Critical Reasoning. I focus on simplification techniques students can use in their English courses to help them increase their critical reasoning ability. By reading material out loud, students can decrease their grammatical mistakes and writing errors.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the portion of mathematics concerned with shapes, angles, size, spacial properties, and relative rules between different figures. Many students find geometry hard because thinking spacially about a figure or shape can be daunting. I teach students to break each question down, isolate the important rules needed to answer the question, and solve systematically. This makes Geometry much more manageable for students, and I believe helps make geometric rules more memorable long term.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing with the application of variables to the mathematical process. I help students understand these concepts by replacing variables with real numbers and then replacing the real numbers with variables once again. With practice and patience, I know that students can enjoy and understand Prealgebra.
Reading,

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test. I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.
Precalculus

Other

Finance,

Finance

Discounted Cash Flow, Stock Valuation, and Cash Flow Models are some of the areas I enjoy in Finance. I have tutored up to Graduate Level Finance.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Marketing,

Marketing

I was one of the youngest graduates ever from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business after receiving a BBA in Finance from The University of Notre Dame. I have studied Marketing extensively in during my undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition to that, I have extensive work experience within the field of marketing. I am currently on staff as a marketing and strategy consultant for a company, and have advised numerous other companies in the past.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

With 40 questions in 30 minutes, the ACT Science portion tests each student's critical reasoning ability within a time crunch. In the natural sciences, each student must analyze, interpret, and develop conclusions from data measured in the lab. The science portion seeks to test this skill by giving students data to evaluate. By helping with reading comprehension and teaching students how to isolate the important portions of each question, I work to increase their overall ACT Science score.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the foundation for a large portion of mathematics. Learn the rules and relationships of equations by looking at examples from daily life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am familiar with quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, combinations, substitution, matrices, and other concepts covered in Algebra 2. I am also able to help students gain additional practice if needed on concepts they are familiar with before tests or finals. Algebra 2 can be quite confusing, but with practice I can help students gain confidence and knowledge of these complex mathematical concepts.
GED,

GED

I am able to tutor in all portions of the GED. For those struggling with test anxiety and nerves, I can help. By breaking down the concepts and understanding the explanations behind the correct answer, I enable students to improve their scores.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the portion of mathematics concerned with shapes, angles, size, spacial properties, and relative rules between different figures. Many students find geometry hard because thinking spacially about a figure or shape can be daunting. I teach students to break each question down, isolate the important rules needed to answer the question, and solve systematically. This makes Geometry much more manageable for students, and I believe helps make geometric rules more memorable long term.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

After attending the University of Chicago, I have developed a passion for Economics. From Micro to Macro, I enjoy it all. With a solid math foundation, I try to explain the overall picture that each economics course is creating. Whether it's related to the global environment or just the national one, economics is a fascinating and informative course for interested students.
Reading

Reading

Helping increase reading comprehension and speed is so important throughout high school and college. It helps with the ACT, the SAT, the GMAT, and more. Reading a passage, summarizing a passage, then looking at the question and answer portion of a test is the strategy I use with students. Many students try to completely understand every word and conclusion after reading a passage once, and I find that to be a very difficult and intimidating way to take a test. I believe that breaking the reading down into smaller pieces, looking up words that a student may not understand, and looking at the overall meaning of the passage increases reading comprehension much faster.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

With 75 questions and only 45 minutes to answer them, knowledge and efficiency are both skills necessary to score high on the English portion of the ACT. Sentence mechanics and word usage is a subject I can effectively break down and explain.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

With 60 questions in only 60 minutes, the math portion of the ACT can be daunting. Although the test focuses only on mathematical concepts learned up to grade 12, many students take the test as a junior, do not take Calculus senior year, or just don't quite remember every math concept from high school. With review, time, and thorough explanation, I help students with subjects such as Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus. I increased my score from a 26 to a 31, so I am confident that I can help another student do the same.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I received a 36 on the reading portion of the ACT. Understanding the meaning and purpose of every piece of literature is key for the ACT reading section. I help students look at the premise and conclusion of each reading, breaking it down to much more manageable portions. Vocabulary is also important but looking at the words surrounding any complex word can often times give the meaning of the word in question. These concepts, if mastered, have helped past students increase their ACT composite score by 2 full points within 3 weeks.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

With 40 questions in 30 minutes, the ACT Science portion tests each student's critical reasoning ability within a time crunch. In the natural sciences, each student must analyze, interpret, and develop conclusions from data measured in the lab. The science portion seeks to test this skill by giving students data to evaluate. By helping with reading comprehension and teaching students how to isolate the important portions of each question, I work to increase their overall ACT Science score.
GED,

GED

I am able to tutor in all portions of the GED. For those struggling with test anxiety and nerves, I can help. By breaking down the concepts and understanding the explanations behind the correct answer, I enable students to improve their scores.
GMAT,

GMAT

Receiving a 710 on the GMAT in the fall of 2009, I not only know the material covered on the test, but I am also able to relate to every student's experience as they prepare for and secure a satisfactory score on the GMAT. By breaking down the question with thorough explanation and diligent practice, I have helped students increase their scores by over 100 points within 8 weeks. I have also provided these results for students who have taken a GMAT prep course and did not see any increase in their score.
PSAT, SAT Reading

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Wonderful tutor!

Kristin did a great job helping my daughter with Algebra 2 and Civics, I highly recommend her!!! She had a great rapport with my daughter, and explained things to her patiently and effectively. Thank you, Kristin!

Gina, 6 lessons with Kristin

Wonderful Tutor

Kristin has only been tutoring our 8th Grade daughter for a few weeks. She is in ET Math at Junior High doing Freshman Algebra I. A couple of months into the school year she started bringing home 'F's on tests. She's always been a straight 'A' student. The Teacher is very intimidating and has no intention of actually teaching or helping any student who is struggling. He made it plainly clear and even had the audacity to tell us our child was inferior to her peers. The week before Christmas she took her Final Math exam and brought home an 'A'! We were beyond thrilled. Kristin is to thank for this. Her patience, diligence and enthusiasm for our daughter is infectious. She is charming and really seems to know her stuff. I am clueless when it comes to math. Kristin told us our daughter does in fact know what she's doing and has no signs of being lacking in any of her math basics etc. Kristin is very punctual, reliable and has great communication skills and flexibility when it comes to scheduling tutor times. She has a very easy going and natural personality and is easy to talk to. She seems infinitely patient and uses games to make things more fun in the learning process. I would highly recommend Kristin as a tutor for any one.

Susan, 6 lessons with Kristin

Very patient and personable

Kristin did a great job helping work through finance problems for business school. She was very good at breaking down the concepts into plain terms and relating it to business transactions that were understandable. It made it a lot simpler and easy to follow to understand the higher level concepts that she started with first. I look forward to meeting with Kristin again to continue my quest to master these concepts!

Ross, 2 lessons with Kristin

Great tutor

Kristin is a wonderful tutor, we have worked together only for a couple of weeks but I am already feeling more confident that my GMAT goal will be achieved. She is a very dedicated, personable, and professional tutor, always pushing me to do my best and when I struggle is there to help me figure out why I got the answer and why I am not grasping certain concepts. She is a great listener and I like that she encourages me to talk through the problems with her so she can understand where I am getting lost and help me become better at my GMAT strategies.

Lauren, 35 lessons with Kristin
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