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Kristina D.

Romeoville, IL

$60/hour

K-5 Common Core integration, Literacy, and Math

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/31/16

$60/Hour


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Northern Illinois University
BFA Architecture
Aurora University
MEd

Education

Northern Illinois University (BFA Architecture)

Aurora University (MEd)

About Kristina

For over 10 years now I have been passionate about helping my students to develop an intrinsic love for learning which will drive them through life's greatest successes. I began as a guest teacher as I completed my Masters degree. I then became a full-time special education aide for one year before becoming a 2nd grade elementary classroom teacher for the past 10 years.

Through these experiences I discovered my gift for reaching students of all ages, skills, and backgrounds. By learning and building on each student's individualized strengths, I guide him/her in using those strengths to conquer all obstacles, and find ways to make learning fun, interesting, and intrinsically valuable for life.

English, grammar, phonics, spelling and writing have always been my best subjects as a student, and also as a teacher. I have always had a passion for writing, and have found a niche in bringing out that passion in my students as well.

Through extensive state and district trainings and then incorporating the Common Core expectations into every day practice as a teacher, I've developed a deep understanding of the reasoning and validity behind Common Core practices across all subjects. I have been working with Common-Core-driven curricula throughout the majority of my years as an elementary teacher.

I have a Masters in Elementary Education with teaching certification, achieved in 2006 and became certified by the state as a "Highly Qualified" K-8 teacher in 2009. I have sponsored several K-5 after-school tutoring programs in Reading and Math, and offered individualized tutoring to students in my district during the summers.

Helping students to develop phonics, phonemic awareness, and recognizing spelling patterns has become one of my favorite parts of teaching literacy. I use a variety of research-based resources which provide students multiple fun and creative avenues for making these connections, and then applying them to both reading and writing strategies.

There is no such thing as a student who CAN'T learn! Please contact me and let me help you to erase that word from your child's vocabulary. I'd love the opportunity to work with you in finding your child's "niche" in learning.
For over 10 years now I have been passionate about helping my students to develop an intrinsic love for learning which will drive them through life's greatest successes. I began as a guest teacher as I completed my Masters degree. I then became a full-time special education aide for one year before becoming a 2nd grade elementary classroom teacher Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Romeoville, IL 60446
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Northern Illinois University
BFA Architecture
Aurora University
MEd

Education

Northern Illinois University (BFA Architecture)

Aurora University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristina will travel within 15 miles of Romeoville, IL 60446.