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Kristine M.

Hiawatha, IA

$30/hour

Encouraging and Effective Tutor for Math, ACT Prep, Reading

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 112 ratings
Very knowledgeable and a great confidence booster!
— Jennifer, Marion, IA on 11/4/16

$30/Hour


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Wartburg College
Communications and Political Science

Education

Wartburg College (Communications and Political Science)

About Kristine

I love tutoring. As a WyzAnt tutor for more than seven years, I thoroughly enjoy the process of encouraging students of all ages to reach beyond what they thought they knew. My desire is for all students to become "life-long learners", seeing their current school subjects as just the beginning in their journey of learning. My tutoring methods differ, depending on the felt needs of each student. Sometimes I tutor by asking questions, hopefully encouraging the student to realize the answer or concept through their own thought processes. Sometimes I create games to demonstrate that learning is fun. I am a hands-on teacher who likes to use real life to teach almost all subjects.

I graduated as valedictorian of my high school class and cum laude from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA with double major in Communications Arts (Broadcasting) and Political Science.

I home-schooled my two children through high school graduation. I have experience in teaching Elementary Math, Test Prep, Algebra, Geometry, Language Arts, U.S. and World History, Geography, Social Studies, and Writing.
I love tutoring. As a WyzAnt tutor for more than seven years, I thoroughly enjoy the process of encouraging students of all ages to reach beyond what they thought they knew. My desire is for all students to become "life-long learners", seeing their current school subjects as just the beginning in their journey of learning. My tutoring methods Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is 30 minutes. Group (2-4 students) rates of $15/hr each. Senior citizen (age 65+) rates of $15/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Hiawatha, IA 52233
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable and a great confidence booster!"

- Jennifer, Marion, IA on 11/4/16

"Would highly recommend"

- Brenda, Marion, IA on 6/14/15

"Kris is an exceptional tutor, great at teaching."

- Valerie, Cedar Rapids, IA on 11/17/13

"Student felt good"

- Angie, Marion, IA on 1/29/13

"Encouraging, fun and patient!"

- Marla, Coralville, IA on 7/19/12
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry, Microsoft Excel,
Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Grammar, Homeschool, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
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.

Bible Studies

I have taken college courses in Old and New Testament Survey as well as multiple classes through correspondence in various Bible books and topics, including Genesis, Acts, New Testament, Old Testament, Biblical geography, and theology. I currently hold credentials through the Assemblies of God denomination. I have taught Bible classes in large and small group settings.

Elementary Math

Enjoy watching the "light bulb" go on for elementary students who struggle to grasp the early math concepts vital for later success. I use card games, dice and other activities to illustrate how fun math can be - and easy to learn!

Microsoft Excel

I am an executive Administrative Assistant to a company CEO and HR manager. I've completed Excel training via online tutorials, including use of pivot tables. I use Excel spreadsheets for my job as well as my own household and volunteering needs.

Microsoft Outlook

I am proficient in Microsoft Outlook, the personal information manager used most often in businesses. Though most often used for email, Outlook also provides calendar, "to-do" lists, contact manager, note-taking and journaling capabilities. If you are needing to upgrade your computer proficiency before heading back out into the job market, Outlook training would be a great place to start.

Public Speaking

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts/Broadcasting which required me to give speeches/presentations both on air (radio and TV) and in front of live audiences. I worked in radio as a News/Sports Director for 3 years, and have additional experience in television in programming, traffic, news, sports, sales & promotions. Each of these positions required me to give presentations to employees, students, and sometimes the general public. Additionally I have served as director of a church ministry which required multiple instances of giving presentations at public gatherings, from a small group setting to large (over 200 people) conferences. I have also taken course work in preparing sermons and talks, specifically in church settings. This includes studying the process: selecting a topic, researching and outlining the presentation, selecting illustrations/stories to include in the presentation, and tips for overcoming the fear that many people have before a public speaking event.

Wartburg College
Communications and Political Science

Education

Wartburg College (Communications and Political Science)

Very knowledgeable and a great confidence booster!

Our 4th grader has had just 2 sessions with Kristine and we have already seen improvements with her math and even more importantly, her confidence! Kristine has incorporated games to make math fun....I know, right?! Math...fun! Our daughter looks forward to seeing Kristine for their session. We couldn't be more pleased.

— Jennifer, Marion, IA on 11/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Minimum lesson time is 30 minutes. Group (2-4 students) rates of $15/hr each. Senior citizen (age 65+) rates of $15/hr.

Travel policy

Kristine will travel within 25 miles of Hiawatha, IA 52233.