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Cristl A.

Cary, NC

$35/hour

Math and General Chemistry

3000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/11/16
4.9 average from 1047 ratings
Accomplished what others could not
— Joan, Cary, NC on 3/18/15

$35/Hour


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UMBC
Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Education

UMBC (Biology)

Johns Hopkins University (Graduate Coursework)

About Cristl

Hello! I'm a patient and dedicated tutor who loves working with middle and high school students and adult learners who haven't been in school for years. I was a volunteer tutor for many years working with children and slow-learning adults. That experience helped to hone my skills in targeting problem areas and finding new ways to present material. My tutoring practice is at my home, either in person or online; and I have a pet bunny, which is mentioned in case of allergies.

Some of my background: I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor in Biology, and then went onto my dream job working at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. While there, I attended graduate classes in Environmental Chemistry. I then moved to Durham, NC and worked at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Molecular Mycology. I have authored several publications in top-tiered scientific journals.

When I left the lab in 2005, I attended the American College of Health Sciences where I earned a degree in holistic health and aromatherapy. Please read my blog on aromatherapy and its use for people with ADD/ADHD to help calm them and focus better.

I look forward to helping you or your child.
Hello! I'm a patient and dedicated tutor who loves working with middle and high school students and adult learners who haven't been in school for years. I was a volunteer tutor for many years working with children and slow-learning adults. That experience helped to hone my skills in targeting problem areas and finding new ways to present material. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Cancellations within 5 hours of the session will incur a $25 fee; 2 hours before the session or “no show”, then the full amount of $35 will be assessed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Cary, NC 27513
Background Check: Passed

"Accomplished what others could not"

- Joan, Cary, NC on 3/18/15

"I highly recommend math tutor Cristl A.!"

- Marian, Cary, NC on 6/19/17

"Excellent"

- Michelle, Cary, NC on 6/2/17

"Improving after two sessions"

- Kathy, Cary, NC on 3/2/17

"Thank you Cristl!"

- Melissa, Cary, NC on 5/28/16

"A great tutor for all levels of learning."

- Mariah, Holly Springs, NC on 2/28/16

"Knows what student needs"

- Pritesh, Raleigh, NC on 6/5/15

"Great tutor"

- Anne, Cary, NC on 3/4/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lynn, Westerville, OH on 1/13/15

"Wonderful tutor"

- Erin, Raleigh, NC on 11/8/14

"Best tutor we ever had"

- Patrik, Garner, NC on 8/8/14

"Outstanding!"

- Eddie, Apex, NC on 1/27/14

"Great tutor, very patient and knowledgeable."

- Kathy, Cary, NC on 12/31/13

"Great tutor!"

- Karen, Cary, NC on 10/10/13

"Awesome!!!!"

- Stephanie, Apex, NC on 9/17/13

"Great Tutor!!!!"

- Kristie, Cary, NC on 9/11/13

"Very patient and great math teacher"

- Colette, Raleigh, NC on 9/11/13

"Great tutor."

- Bonnie, Cary, NC on 6/8/13

"Great tutor!"

- Gusuma, Apex, NC on 5/10/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Milissa, Cary, NC on 10/16/12

"Excellent, wholistic experience!"

- Tammy, Cary, NC on 1/10/12

"I scored well on my TEAS and was accepted to the RT program"

- Trent, Indian Trail, NC on 4/17/11

"Terrific Math Tutor"

- Stephanie, Cary, NC on 1/18/11

"Great tutor, very helpful"

- Steven, Morrisville, NC on 5/11/10

"Excellent tutor who cares about teaching her students well"

- Anna, Cary, NC on 10/10/09

"Very Patient"

- Tina, Durham, NC on 3/5/09
Science:
Chemistry

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Algebra 1

Having tutored in the Wake County area for over 10 years, I am familiar with the WCPSS math curriculum. When the Common Core standards came on the scene in 2012, I had to quickly adopt the new material being taught. I am now well versed in Common Core Math, levels 1, 2 and 3, which is a combination of Algebra 1 & 2, geometry, and discrete math. I also tutor all of the honors classes mentioned above.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is now combined with the Common Core standards, which is composed of statistics, probability and discrete math. I took Population Statistics in college, a required course for my biology major, which helped equip me for tutoring the Common Core topics.

Chemistry

Chemistry was my favorite subject in college. I have real life experience from working in several labs, so I can teach a student the "why" and not just the "how", which makes a topic more tangible and easier to learn.

Geometry

I enjoy helping students who have trouble visualizing how to solve problems, or where to start when trying to solve a proof. Often times a diagram might have too many lines for a student to comprehend what they are looking at. I can help them to dissect a problem into smaller, easier parts, until the whole puzzle is put together and be able to see the bigger picture.

Precalculus

Precalculus was not an offered subject when I was attending school way back when. After Algebra 2, you took trigonometry and then calculus. Times have changed, so I took two semesters of online precalculus classes (parts 1 & 2) at BYU, and got high A's in both courses. I have experience tutoring high school precalculus and have worked with students from Wake Tech.

Trigonometry

I tutor all levels of trigonometry from basic right triangle trig, which is taught in middle school, to the more advanced level found in precalculus classes. I can help students solve trig identities (which can be like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without a picture), trig equations, navigation word problems, and more!

UMBC
Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Education

UMBC (Biology)

Johns Hopkins University (Graduate Coursework)

Accomplished what others could not

Cristl had helped my HS junior turn his failing math grade into an impressive B. He had struggled in math for years, and although he had been tutored in the past, his grades were barely passing. Cristl was able help him understand complex material in a way which was easier for him to understand than how he was being taught at school. It was refreshing to see him gaining confidence as his lessons p

— Joan, Cary, NC on 3/18/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Cancellations within 5 hours of the session will incur a $25 fee; 2 hours before the session or “no show”, then the full amount of $35 will be assessed.

Travel policy

Cristl will travel within 0 miles of Cary, NC 27513.