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Kirstin B.

Ann Arbor, MI

$50/hour

Experienced teacher available to tutor History, English, and Writing

5.0 average from 67 ratings
Very knowledgeable history tutor
— Judy, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/22/15

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Eastern Michigan University
History
Eastern Michigan University
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University (History)

Eastern Michigan University (Master's)

About Kirstin

I am a classroom teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience. My degrees include a Bachelor's Degree with a major in history and minor in English Language and Literature and a Masters Degree in history. Both degrees are from Eastern Michigan University. I also hold a valid Michigan Professional Secondary Teacher Certificate certifying me to teach both history and English in grades 6-12.

Currently, I am an Middle School Language Arts and history teacher. My teaching experience in English is predominately at the middle school level; however, I have taught history, both at the the high school and middle school level. I use a variety of methods in my classroom to engage the students, including both projects and more traditional methods. One thing I emphasize is how to prepare for the test.

In my English classes, the students do a lot of writing. The topics range from simple and fun writing prompts to formal essays. I emphasize the writing process, organization, and making sure the writer's voice is clear in the paper.

I love teaching and have established a good rapport with my students. I teach the academics, but I am also concerned with how the students feel about themselves. I do not teach for a grade but rather for the knowledge of the material. It is important that both students and their parents have a realistic expectation of what can be achieved.

Study skills and organization methods are also a part of my teaching practice. My goal is to give the students the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. I am a hardworking and dedicated individual who likes to make learning fun.
I am a classroom teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience. My degrees include a Bachelor's Degree with a major in history and minor in English Language and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled with a 24 hour notice will be billed at half rate. Lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed at the full rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48103

"Very knowledgeable history tutor"

- Judy, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/22/15

"Great tutor"

- Nancy, Ypsilanti, MI on 1/11/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills

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.

American History

I have a Master's Degree in history and have taught history for about 20 years. I have taught on both the middle school and high school level. It is a subject I have experience tutoring, as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked for 22 years as a teacher. I have taught primarily English Language Arts and History to middle school students. I worked for about five years in the after school program which included students in grades K-8. I have also worked as an aide in a resource room that serviced students in grades K-8.

English

I have 18 years of experience teaching English. I have also attended numerous professional development workshops to enhance my teaching of English. I love teaching English! It is one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor.

Grammar

I have taught English for 18 years. Writing and editing papers is second nature to me. I also have many years of tutoring experience.

Proofreading

As an English teacher, I proofread papers all of the time. It is something with which I a very comfortable. Assisting students to produce a quality piece of writing is something I love to do. I am familiar with MLA formatting, and have resources to other formatting styles.

Reading

With over 17 years of experience as a Language Arts teacher, I have had a lot of opportunities to help students with their reading. Reading is something I enjoy doing and love to help students achieve success in this area.

Study Skills

I have 21 years of teaching experience and have spent countless hours helping students learn how to study. I have helped my students by helping them make study guides and by teaching them various strategies in preparing for a test. I have been successful as a student using the strategies I have passed on to my students - outlining, making note cards, and time management. I have a number of years experience working in an after-school program in which facilitating study hall was one of my primary responsibilities.

World History

I have 21 years of classroom experience teaching history. I also have a Master's degree in history. It is a subject I love to teach and love to help others learn!

Writing

I have 18 years of experience teaching writing. I also have tutoring experience with this subject. I have attended numerous writing workshops to enhance my ability to teach writing.

Eastern Michigan University
History
Eastern Michigan University
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University (History)

Eastern Michigan University (Master's)

Very knowledgeable history tutor — Kirstin came to help my son with his AP US history. She came on time and was prepared. She was very knowledgeable and patient. My son found the lesson to be very helpful and would like to continue working with her. ...

— Judy, Ann Arbor, MI on 10/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled with a 24 hour notice will be billed at half rate. Lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed at the full rate.

Travel policy

Kirstin will travel within 15 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48103.