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Kristen C.

Buffalo, NY

$50/hour

Elementary Tutor

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Background check passed as of 1/16/14

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Canisius College
Elementary education
State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Master's

Education

Canisius College (Elementary education)

State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (Master's)

About Kristen

I have my New York State permanent certification in Elementary Education, with an extension in English Language Arts - grades 7-9.

I have over twelve years experience in the classroom as a full time teacher, as well as a few years as a substitute. During my years in the classroom, I gained experience in grades kindergarten through eight. I designed and implemented lessons in all core subjects, as well as assessed the students' progress. I am aware of the common core standards and eager to help student achieve success.

Words that parents used to describe my teaching were : dedicated, knowledgeable, positive. Students described me as understanding, fun, and fair. Principals described me as passionate about students' learning, and progressive. While I loved being in the classroom, I am currently not teaching because I chose to be a stay at home mother.
I have my New York State permanent certification in Elementary Education, with an extension in English Language Arts - grades 7-9.

I have over twelve years experience in the classroom as a full time teacher, as well as a few years as a substitute. During my years in the classroom, I gained experience in grades kindergarten through
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Buffalo, NY 14222
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have my New York State permanent certification, grades pre k-6. I have spent over 12 years in the classroom in various grades, kindergarten through grade 8. The class sizes ranged from eleven students to twenty-eight students. I taught all core subjects, and have kept current with the common core standards.

Phonics

I spent 6 years in a First Grade classroom teaching Reading, which was a phonics based program. At this time Phonics was taught in isolation as well as in context. We identified sounds as we heard them and saw them. Reading, writing, spelling and listening were the means to achieving success in phonics.

Study Skills

Throughout my years teaching, I devoted time to helping students develop study skills. I often demonstrated ways to sort and organize information by using outlines, diagrams, foldables, and index cards. In addition, I would create rhymes, songs and mnemonics.

Canisius College
Elementary education
State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Master's

Education

Canisius College (Elementary education)

State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristen will travel within 15 miles of Buffalo, NY 14222.