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Kristina S.

Certified Teacher with 18+ Years of Teaching Experience

Certified Teacher with 18+ Years of Teaching Experience

$35/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

About Kristina


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My name is Kristina Smith and I have been teaching for about 18 years. I taught first grade for eleven years, and kindergarten for five years, in the US and internationally. I also taught adult English in China. I have become successful at using various strategies to teach young students to read. I know how to embolden students to raise their confidence in addition to their reading skills.
I have experience teaching ESL in Kuwait, China, Morocco and Paraguay. I know how to break down English...

My name is Kristina Smith and I have been teaching for about 18 years. I taught first grade for eleven years, and kindergarten for five years, in the US and internationally. I also taught adult English in China. I have become successful at using various strategies to teach young students to read. I know how to embolden students to raise their confidence in addition to their reading skills.
I have experience teaching ESL in Kuwait, China, Morocco and Paraguay. I know how to break down English so that it's understandable to the learner, while building up confidence to give them the strength to power through difficult reading material.
I have extensive experience teaching students how to read. I have taught phonics to young learners so that it's not overwhelming for them, and then build on that with fun phonemic awareness activities. I bring it all together with relevant, true to life reading and writing activities, such as Mother's Day cards or letters to grandma and grandpa. I found the more I make it personal for them, the more interesting and fun it is for them.
I am an outstanding educator because of my classroom philosophical beliefs. Whereas each classroom setting and students are different, I believe the true goal of education is the realization of human potential. I truly believe every student has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I help my students to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I assist them in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept and embrace the differences between us. I believe this to be the core of what makes life so fascinating. This is what living and working in diverse communities throughout my life has taught me. This is the philosophy I embrace as the core standard in my classroom.


Education

Howard University
Elementary Education
Alumni University of California Berkeley
Masters

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. In order to submit the necessary weekly lesson plans, I must first connect with the common core for the lesson objective. I then derive weekly goals from the objective and set a plan for the week.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. I have taught first grade for 10 years, kindergarten for 5 years and primary and adult ESL for 2 years overseas. After teaching in various capacities, I have been able to pull together numerous learning strategies to ensure that all of my students become confident and successful learners.
Grammar, Phonics, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. I have taught first grade for 10 years, kindergarten for 5 years and primary and adult ESL for 2 years overseas. After teaching in various capacities, I have been able to pull together numerous learning strategies to ensure that all of my students become confident and successful learners.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. I have taught first grade for 10 years, kindergarten for 5 years and primary and adult ESL for 2 years overseas. After teaching in various capacities, I have been able to pull together numerous learning strategies to ensure that all of my students become confident and successful learners.
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. I have taught first grade for 10 years, kindergarten for 5 years and primary and adult ESL for 2 years overseas. After teaching in various capacities, I have been able to pull together numerous learning strategies to ensure that all of my students become confident and successful learners.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I am an Elementary School Teacher with 17+ years of teaching experience. In order to submit the necessary weekly lesson plans, I must first connect with the common core for the lesson objective. I then derive weekly goals from the objective and set a plan for the week.

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$35/hour

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$35/hour

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Response time: 6 hours