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Cristina P.

Huntington, NY

$40/hour

Dual Certified Teacher/Regenst Prep/Writing/Special Ed./NYS Exams

5.0 average from 10 ratings
Cristina is wonderful!
— Marybeth, Cold Spring Harbor, NY on 11/28/16

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Molloy College
Elem.Ed
Adelphi University
Master's

Education

Molloy College (Elem.Ed)

Adelphi University (Master's)

About Cristina

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Molloy College and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University. I have over 20 years teaching experience and almost as long in tutoring experience. My experience ranges from teaching a combo class of 3 and 4 year olds to teaching a special education class of high school juniors. I am currently in my second year of teaching second grade. My Math and ELA curriculum are based on the Common Core. My Social Studies curriculum is compiled of hands on, interactive materials. I am responsible for weekly lesson plans, item analysis if testing and implementing a new reading series. I have tutored for ninth grade Algebra 1 math in both public and private schools. I have also tutored for the Algebra , Global and English Regents. I have been teaching the Common Core since its implementation. My 2nd grade ELA and Math curriculum are Common Core based. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Molloy College and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University. I have over 20 years teaching experience and almost as long in tutoring experience. My experience ranges from teaching a combo Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Huntington, NY 11743
Background Check: Passed

"Cristina is wonderful!"

- Marybeth, Cold Spring Harbor, NY on 11/28/16
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, Common Core,
GED, GRE, Regents,
SAT Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a Master's in Special Education. I have worked with children who have ADD/ADHD before. I have worked with children who need a behavior plan, as well as those who just needed help redirecting their focus. I also have a family member with severe ADHD, who I worked with through elementary an middle school.

Common Core

I have been teaching the Common Core Curriculum in my classroom for the past 2 years. I have also tutored students in Common Core Math, as well as the Common Core Algebra Regents. There is a part of my classroom set up to focus on the individualized learning that is necessary to make the Common Core a success.

Elementary (K-6th)

My Bachelor's degree is in elementary education. I taught Kindergarten for 5 years. I was also a Resource Room teacher for grades 2, 3 and 4. I worked as a pull out, as well as an inclusion teacher. Privately, I have clients ranging from Grade 2 through Grade 8.

Handwriting

Handwriting is part of the curriculum in my school. I have all the necessary materials, as well as the experience, to teach handwriting effectively. Script is also mandatory, as part of my 2nd grade curriculum. I possess the necessary qualifications to teach that as well.

Homeschool

I have worked with children who have had to be home schooled for a number of weeks, due to either an illness or a disciplinary issue. I worked for Syosset Home Tutoring for a few years. This service placed tutors with homebound students. Through working for this service, I have had experience with varying ages and subject areas.

Phonics

Teaching phonics can be tricky. i have been teaching phonics as a separate subject in my 2nd grade classroom for almost 3 years. I have all the necessary materials needed to teach phonics successfully. The materials are also common core based, so they are embedded in literature that can be used as part of the teaching process.

Regents

I have tutored for different Regents over the years. I have tutored for both Algebra Regents, the English Regents, Biology/Living Environment and Social Studies. I have had success with all of my students.

Special Needs

My Master's degree is in Special Education. I have worked as a Resource Room teacher for various grades. I have experience working with ADD/ADHD children, both one on one and within a classroom setting. I am able to modify the curriculum to meet the child's individual needs.

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is not an easy task. As a study skills teacher, I teach my students how to organize before anything else. We go over outlining and note taking, organizing their thoughts onto paper and breaking down information. I also teach them how to highlight key words and information, as well as memory tricks.

Molloy College
Elem.Ed
Adelphi University
Master's

Education

Molloy College (Elem.Ed)

Adelphi University (Master's)

Cristina is wonderful! — Cristina has worked with my son who is learning disabled for over a month. She is awesome and really understands what works and does not work for him. Due to her efforts, he is finally starting to feel optimistic about tackling schoolwork. She is fantastic !! ...

— Marybeth, Cold Spring Harbor, NY on 11/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cristina will travel within 25 miles of Huntington, NY 11743.