Over 200 tutoring hours

Dr. Crystal L.

West Bloomfield, MI

$40/hr

Supportive Tutor Makes Complex Topics Easy

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Background check passed as of 1/22/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
72 Ratings
 
 
11hrs Response Time
Professional tutor....on point!
— Mary jane, Romulus, MI on 5/7/15

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University of Michigan
Honors Psychology
Medical University of South Carolina
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (Honors Psychology)

Medical University of South Carolina (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)

About Dr. Crystal

Hello Potential Students!

It is a pleasure to be considered for your supplemental learning. My background includes graduate degrees in psychology and clinical research. I have experience one-on-one and in the classroom with elementary as well as college students. I also have career experience in professional writing and research data analysis.

My style tends to be patient and supportive while actively encouraging students to tackle challenging subject matter. I look for multiple ways to present information so that students understand it from various perspectives, able to apply their knowledge to both academic and practical situations.

I look forward to hearing from you about your particular needs and how I may be of service. Perhaps if the fit is right, our connection will turn out to be an enriching relationship for us both.

Cheers!
Hello Potential Students!

It is a pleasure to be considered for your supplemental learning. My background includes graduate degrees in psychology and clinical research. I have experience one-on-one and in the classroom with elementary as well as college students. I also…
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates vary by academic level, subject, type of task, and/or complexity (e.g., $45 for undergraduate courses, $50 for graduate level). Consideration may be given for multiple/ongoing sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Professional tutor....on point!"

- Mary jane, Romulus, MI on 5/7/15

"Great tutor!"

- Stacie, Oak Park, MI on 2/8/15
Dr. Crystal replied on 2/10/2015

Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad our time benefited you!
Yes, we were under a deadline, but you knew what you needed and we got it done. Way to go!

"Patient and Thorough"

- Tracie , Keego Harbor, MI on 1/30/15
Dr. Crystal replied on 4/17/2015

Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
I have enjoyed working with Collin, and I have seen great strides in his attitude about school and his attention to his work. Supportive parents like you, who encourage responsibility and growth in their children, make what I do that much easier. Thank you again!

"Personable and Professional"

- Shelia, West Bloomfield, MI on 11/5/14

"Very Patient"

- Valerie, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 8/29/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SPSS,
Statistics
English:
Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading,
Spanish, Statistics,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Word, Proofreading,
Spanish, SPSS,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary Math

I am convinced it is essential that children develop a strong foundation in math. Possessing a clear and sound understanding of mathematical fundamentals builds confidence. A lack of the same can affect their attitude about and their success in math for the rest of their academic careers. I not only have the materials (texts, workbooks, and games) to help children learn, I also have the patience and ability to explain the concepts in ways they understand. It is my goal to help my students see the interrelatedness of mathematical concepts as well as their practical applications.

Proofreading

With over 15 years of experience writing, reviewing and grading academic, technical and professional pieces. I am familiar with various writing structures as well as reference formats. More specifically, I have sharp proofreading and editing skills and can offer support to improve topic summaries, school reports, theses, manuscripts, presentations, procedural manuals and grant applications.

Psychology

My undergraduate degree is in Honors Psychology. I also have a Master's degree in Psychology. My experience also includes years of research, teaching and professional writing on this subject.

Reading

Written word often differs structurally from commonly spoken word. When we are unaware of such differences, it is more difficult to comprehend what we read sometimes. Not to mention, our speech and reading skills are not always at equal levels.
My experience includes being able to help students learn how to read with expression, and to break down sentences in order to comprehend even complex reading – everything from storybooks to essays to academic journal articles. Along with supplementary materials to improve reading, grammar and writing (which often improves as one’s reading does), I have the patience to work with students on phonics and pronunciation. I also provide lots of encouragement as we advance toward our lesson goals.

SPSS

I can help you complete work for statistics courses and research projects. Using SPSS software, I have created datasets and analyzed data. Based on the analyses, I also have written research reports and presented on the findings. Familiar analyses include descriptive statistics, simpler analyses such as t-tests, and regression methods.

Statistics

I can provide help with your statistics courses and research projects. My experience includes teaching, creating datasets and analyzing data, writing reports and presenting findings. Familiar methods include descriptive statistics, and inferential analyses such as t-tests and regression methods.

Study Skills

I have successfully completed requirements and/or degrees at all academic levels - primary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate.
I can offer advice for young students who are just starting their learning careers, adult students who are trying to obtain a GED, and older students who may be going back to school for an advanced degree.
I can provide study strategies for memorization, practical application of information, conquering procrastination, goal setting, and project planning among others.

Writing

I have over 15 years of experience writing academic, technical and professional pieces. I can offer support writing topic summaries, school reports, theses, manuscripts, presentations, procedural manuals and grant applications. I am familiar with various writing structures as well as reference formats. Additionally, I have sharp editing skills having graded papers for students and reviewed manuscripts for academic journals.

University of Michigan
Honors Psychology
Medical University of South Carolina
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (Honors Psychology)

Medical University of South Carolina (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)

Professional tutor....on point! — Dr. Crystal exceeded my expectations. She was very thorough, detailed, and on point helping me with my statistics class. She ensured that I understand the concepts and subject matter. I highly recommend her, especially to the graduate students like me who need help with statistics or need somebody to critique their research, assessments and thesis thoroughly. Very professional...... ...

— Mary jane, Romulus, MI on 5/7/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates vary by academic level, subject, type of task, and/or complexity (e.g., $45 for undergraduate courses, $50 for graduate level). Consideration may be given for multiple/ongoing sessions.

Travel policy

Dr. Crystal will travel within 10 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48323.

Background Check Status for Dr. Crystal L.

Dr. Crystal L. passed a background check on 1/22/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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