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Christine B.

Orlando, FL

$40/hour

English, Reading, Writing, Literature tutor for all ages

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Rollins College
English

Education

Rollins College (English)

About Christine

My name is Christine, and I am a recent graduate from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. I currently have a B.A in English with a minor in writing, and am working on beginning a Master's in Education. I have over three years of experience tutoring various age groups (8-adult) in writing, reading, grammar, and all aspects of the English language. I am also certified, in the state of Florida, to teach English to grades 6-12.

When selecting me as a prospective tutor, please consider what you can expect.

I love language, tutoring, and education in general. I am very excited about the work I participate in, and feel that teaching and learning go hand and hand, which is why I plan to further my education throughout my life. I believe that while molding a teaching experience for each individual student, it is important to consider his/her unique educational needs. This is an opportunity that the tutor is always fortunate enough to take part in that the classroom teacher must, too often, sacrifice to sheer number of students and strict lesson plan guidelines. Knowing this natural advantage to the tutoring environment, I realize that I must work to reap its benefits by paying close attention to my students and constantly tweaking my style for different learners. As such, I prefer a student that I can work with more than once or twice. It allows me to learn his/her individual needs and apply the best teaching approach. I believe strongly in tutoring that is fun, but productive and effective.
My name is Christine, and I am a recent graduate from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. I currently have a B.A in English with a minor in writing, and am working on beginning a Master's in Education. I have over three years of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Possible rate DECREASE for: lessons w/in 5 mi of my location (or if online sessions are possible), and if the student also commits to 5+ hours per wk.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Orlando, FL 32828
Music:
Music History
English:
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with hundreds of grades K-6 students since I started tutoring in 2004. When I graduated Rollins in 07, I thought my calling was with college students, so I decided to go for my teaching certification in secondary grades first. Yet, I did a lot of tutoring before I was hired as a teacher, and at that time, most of my students were from grades K-5. Since then, I've continued to tutor K-6, as well. Therefore, I have not added the state certification to my teaching credentials, yet, but I still have a large range of experience with this age group in all subject areas; I even home schooled a 2nd grader creating the curriculum from scratch.

English

I am a certified English teacher for students in grades 6-12. I majored in English in college, and I am currently pursuing my M.A in English Language Arts Education, so English is my area of greatest experience, education, and expertise. I have added experience teaching ESL students, and I am also comfortable with tutoring English related test-prep. I have worked with students ranging from pre-K through college.

Grammar

I have a background in teaching English, and I am especially interested in how English varies structurally from other languages. Because of my background studying and teaching English, I can make grammar seem much less random for students. I believe in teaching grammar structurally as opposed to descriptively, and this helps students to understand the way the grammar is working on the language, so that they can begin to recognize patterns in language. This method is especially great for ESL students, but it is helpful for anyone because it takes the mystery out of grammar.

Rollins College
English

Education

Rollins College (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Possible rate DECREASE for: lessons w/in 5 mi of my location (or if online sessions are possible), and if the student also commits to 5+ hours per wk.

Travel policy

Christine will travel within 20 miles of Orlando, FL 32828.