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Kristin M.

Skilled Tutor: Reading, Dyslexia, Vocab.,Writing, Math, ACT

Skilled Tutor: Reading, Dyslexia, Vocab.,Writing, Math, ACT

$50/hour

  • 751 hours tutoring

  • Lake Ann, MI 49650

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About Kristin


Bio

I have been an educator for over 25 years. I hold a Master in Special Education Degree from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on Learning Disabilities and have received specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction through the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. I have effectively worked with many students from Kindergarten through adult to develop reading skills and fluency using this approach. I have also studied the Institute For Excellence In Writing Structu...

I have been an educator for over 25 years. I hold a Master in Special Education Degree from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on Learning Disabilities and have received specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction through the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. I have effectively worked with many students from Kindergarten through adult to develop reading skills and fluency using this approach.

I have also studied the Institute For Excellence In Writing Structure and Style writing curriculum and methods and am passionate about the results I have gotten with my students of all ages and abilities! This is a structured , fun approach to learning composition and grammar that really works!

I have tutored Math from Elementary through Algebra 1, and present concepts in ways that will help students understand the "why" so they can apply what they've learned in a variety of ways. I bring manipulatives, visuals, and "real world" math into lessons as much as possible.

I also have a daughter with a language-based learning disability and a son with ADHD, so I have both a teacher and parent perspective on the challenges that can arise with learning. I am passionate about discovering the way each student learns best and believe it's most important to look at what works or doesn't work on an individual basis. I will work with the student to discover strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles, in order to craft a learning plan that benefits each student individually. I am constantly evaluating progress and "tweaking" individual learning plans as necessary. Nothing thrills me more than seeing a learner's eyes light up when we've hit on what works for them!


Education

Kalamazoo College
Psychology
Eastern Michigan University
Masters
Roosevelt University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Reduced rates for multiple family members or in-person group lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Lake Ann, MI 49650
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/18/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have received teaching certificates for K-12 special education, and K-8 regular education from Michigan. I was also certified to teach elementary education in Maryland and Illinois while living in those states. My classroom experience has primarily been with elementary students K-6. Last year I taught 3rd and 5th grade dyslexic students in a private school settings. My tutoring experience includes Kindergarten through adult students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have received training from the Michigan Dyslexia Society in Orton-Gillingam method of teaching reading. Orton-Gillingham is an intensive phonic-based approach to reading, and I have used it extensively with students over the years.
Reading,

Reading

I hold a Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities and have worked extensively with children with learning differences and challenges in all areas of reading: phonics (decoding), fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension. I will assess your student's strengths, weaknesses and learning style to devise the best plan for boosting their skills. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Every learner has a dominant learning style and so I've found that using a multi sensory approach to teaching elementary students decoding skills, while improving reading fluency, and comprehension, is the most effective method for teaching reading and spelling. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham methods and have used this phonics based approach for many years.
Reading,

Reading

I hold a Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities and have worked extensively with children with learning differences and challenges in all areas of reading: phonics (decoding), fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension. I will assess your student's strengths, weaknesses and learning style to devise the best plan for boosting their skills. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught classes to middle schoolers and elementary students and have successfully tutored older students as well. I have found the Institute For Excellence in Writing courses to be the best for giving students of all levels a great foundation in writing! I will help with writing assignments, grammar, proofreading, SAT and college essay writing. Ask about Saturday group classes forming now!
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have received teaching certificates for K-12 special education, and K-8 regular education from Michigan. I was also certified to teach elementary education in Maryland and Illinois while living in those states. My classroom experience has primarily been with elementary students K-6. Last year I taught 3rd and 5th grade dyslexic students in a private school settings. My tutoring experience includes Kindergarten through adult students.
English,

English

Every learner has a dominant learning style and so I've found that using a multi sensory approach to teaching elementary students decoding skills, while improving reading fluency, and comprehension, is the most effective method for teaching reading and spelling. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham methods and have used this phonics based approach for many years.
Reading,

Reading

I hold a Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities and have worked extensively with children with learning differences and challenges in all areas of reading: phonics (decoding), fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension. I will assess your student's strengths, weaknesses and learning style to devise the best plan for boosting their skills. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught classes to middle schoolers and elementary students and have successfully tutored older students as well. I have found the Institute For Excellence in Writing courses to be the best for giving students of all levels a great foundation in writing! I will help with writing assignments, grammar, proofreading, SAT and college essay writing. Ask about Saturday group classes forming now!
ESL/ESOL, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have received teaching certificates for K-12 special education, and K-8 regular education from Michigan. I was also certified to teach elementary education in Maryland and Illinois while living in those states. My classroom experience has primarily been with elementary students K-6. Last year I taught 3rd and 5th grade dyslexic students in a private school settings. My tutoring experience includes Kindergarten through adult students.
English,

English

Every learner has a dominant learning style and so I've found that using a multi sensory approach to teaching elementary students decoding skills, while improving reading fluency, and comprehension, is the most effective method for teaching reading and spelling. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham methods and have used this phonics based approach for many years.
Reading,

Reading

I hold a Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities and have worked extensively with children with learning differences and challenges in all areas of reading: phonics (decoding), fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension. I will assess your student's strengths, weaknesses and learning style to devise the best plan for boosting their skills. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught classes to middle schoolers and elementary students and have successfully tutored older students as well. I have found the Institute For Excellence in Writing courses to be the best for giving students of all levels a great foundation in writing! I will help with writing assignments, grammar, proofreading, SAT and college essay writing. Ask about Saturday group classes forming now!
ESL/ESOL

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a Master's Degree in Special Education: Learning Disabilities with courses that covered ADD/ADHD teaching and management techniques. I have a certification from Michigan for Behavior Disorders as well. I taught in self contained classroom for special needs children for 13 years and many of my students had this diagnosis. In addition, I have a 14 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I taught in self contained classroom for special needs children for 13 years and many of my students over the years have been dyslexic. I have received training from the Michigan Dyslexia Institute in Orton-Gillingham, a phonic based, multi sensory approach to teaching reading that I have used extensively in the classroom and tutoring individual students. Currently tutor many students online and in person from 2nd grade to High school age students. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education: Learning Disabilities with courses that covered Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities. I also teach math to dyslexic students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have received training from the Michigan Dyslexia Society in Orton-Gillingam method of teaching reading. Orton-Gillingham is an intensive phonic-based approach to reading, and I have used it extensively with students over the years.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a Master's Degree in Special Education with a focus on Learning Disabilities . I have a certification from Michigan for Behavior Disorders as well. I taught in self contained classrooms for special needs children for 13 years, as well as tutoring students with learning differences in reading, math, writing, and other school subjects.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have received teaching certificates for K-12 special education, and K-8 regular education from Michigan. I was also certified to teach elementary education in Maryland and Illinois while living in those states. My classroom experience has primarily been with elementary students K-6. Last year I taught 3rd and 5th grade dyslexic students in a private school settings. My tutoring experience includes Kindergarten through adult students.
Reading,

Reading

I hold a Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities and have worked extensively with children with learning differences and challenges in all areas of reading: phonics (decoding), fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension. I will assess your student's strengths, weaknesses and learning style to devise the best plan for boosting their skills. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have studied learning theory and methodology both as an undergraduate in psychology and as a graduate student of special education. It's important for students to discover what methods of organizing material and study work best for them. I help students through assessment of their unique learning styles to discover what approach to tasks and study will benefit them the most.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught classes to middle schoolers and elementary students and have successfully tutored older students as well. I have found the Institute For Excellence in Writing courses to be the best for giving students of all levels a great foundation in writing! I will help with writing assignments, grammar, proofreading, SAT and college essay writing. Ask about Saturday group classes forming now!
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

STAAR,

STAAR

I have spent a great deal of time teaching test taking strategies to students who are particularly challenged by tests. My special education training and experience give me the ability to help students break down a task and develop strategies so they can begin to approach test with more confidence.My experience teaching all subjects to elementary and middle school students, as well as the time I have spent prepping my own children for the STARR tests qualifies me.
TAKS

TAKS

My experience teaching all subjects to elementary and middle school students, as well as the time I have spent prepping my own children for the TAKS tests qualifies me. I have spent a great deal of time teaching test taking strategies to students who are particularly challenged by tests. My special education training and experience give me the ability to help students break down a task and develop strategies so they can begin to approach test with more confidence.

Ratings and Reviews


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Kristin knows her stuff & kids!

I would recommend Kristin without hesitation! My son has been working with Kristin for over a year online and she connects with him!! Alex' school teachers have made several comments about his improved reading! His Lexile Level has greatly improved! We are still with Kristin & plan to be while Alex continues to progress. Again - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Darla, 159 lessons with Kristin

Best Tutor Especially For Dyslexic Students

Kristin has done such an amazing job teaching our daughter how to read and write. She has an ability to teach in a way that our daughter understands. The tools that she has given her has allowed her to make so much progress in such a short amount of time . IF you are considering another tutor DON'T. Kristin has been such a blessing!

Kathy, 90 lessons with Kristin

Great Tutor

Kristin was very patient and kind with my son. She was also very flexible if we had to change a tutoring appointment. Kristin worked diligently in pursuing a solution to my son's reading issues. She was able to identity some problems we had not thought of before. I highly recommend her.

April, 26 lessons with Kristin

Wonderful Tutor!!!!

We love Kristin!! She is a Wonderful tutor for our 5th grade daughter. Kristin is very good with her and willing to work with our schedule. I would Highly recommend her to anyone.

Julie, 40 lessons with Kristin

Super Tutor

Kristin is such a great tutor my son really enjoy his learning session. And I already see process in just 3 weeks. I'm one happy mom.

Maranda, 8 lessons with Kristin

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Kristin M.

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