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Kristen L.

100% pass rate on Regents Exams & Highest Rated SAT Prep Teacher

100% pass rate on Regents Exams & Highest Rated SAT Prep Teacher

$50/hour

About Kristen


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Teaching has always been my passion. Since starting out in my first year at the University at Albany I took every and any teaching job I could get my hands on (most of them without pay) just to get experience, which led me to teach a year with AmeriCorps and a year with Junior Achievement. I would consistently pick the most difficult schools to teach in because I felt like that was where my talents were most needed. The more challenging the students, the more I wanted to prove that I could...

Teaching has always been my passion. Since starting out in my first year at the University at Albany I took every and any teaching job I could get my hands on (most of them without pay) just to get experience, which led me to teach a year with AmeriCorps and a year with Junior Achievement. I would consistently pick the most difficult schools to teach in because I felt like that was where my talents were most needed. The more challenging the students, the more I wanted to prove that I could help them be a success in the classroom. My favorite teaching moments all include students who didn't believe they could succeed but proved they could once I gave them the right tools.

Later in college I started teaching SAT and ACT test prep to pay for the portions of my college tuition that my academic scholarships didn't cover (and so I didn't have to eat ramen noodles every night). I have taught SAT/ACT prep for over 10 years and was one of the highest rated tutors (based on student satisfaction and test score increases) when I worked for a large company.

I spent four years teaching at an all-boys Title One high school in Albany, NY teaching approximately 130 students each year and had a 100% passing rate on the Biology Regents, more than half of those students scored in the "Mastery Level" with over an 85%. Most of those students were in remedial math and ELA coursework and performing below grade level, this was unprecedented success for the students I was teaching. Working at a charter school often requires you to be a "jack of all trades", along the way I also taught Algebra, Earth Science, and Physics with similar success stories. I was the highest rated teacher at that school.

With my test prep background, I provide students with invaluable skills that they wouldn't typically get from tutoring, these are skills and strategies they can apply. Our educational system largely relies on test scores to provide data of student success, I not only teach students the academic content that they need to be successful, but I also teach tests prep strategies to help them become better test takers for life.

I am an outstanding math tutor because I hated math as a student and know what it's like to have to work hard to succeed at it. I didn't start to love math until I started teaching SAT prep and learned test taking tips and strategies to help me understand how it all worked together. Math isn't hard, you just haven't been taught it the right way! During my time as a biology teacher the principal of the school would request that I teach the sections of Algebra summer school/regents prep because it would really help the students to get the content from a different perspective. I had much better success with those students because I could translate the material into content that could be easily understood.

I love science, and I'm willing to bet your student will too after working with me. I can motivate students and push them to think and work harder than they have before. I engage students by differentiating my lessons, focusing on student-centered learning, and helping students make science content relevant to their own lives. I have techniques for reaching even the most challenging of students and I hold all students accountable for mastering the content. Let's just say I've never had a single student ask me "why are we learning this?" or "when am I ever going to need this?".

Let me show your student how to work smarter, not harder.

A great tutor does more than just deliver content. I make the content simple to understand, I'm fun and engaging, I build students' confidence in themselves, and I teach all of the test taking strategies to make your student a successful test taker in every subject he or she encounters. You won't find another tutor with such a dynamic record of success.


Education

SUNY Albany
B.S. in Biology
SUNY Albany
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I was appointed to the New York State Teacher Advisory Panel by the Commissioner of Schools in 2013 to advise members of the NYS Board of Education on the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum. I worked with other teachers to revise the content and slow the initial implementation until teachers were properly trained on the changes. I have also tutored students for the Common Core Algebra Regents exam with great success.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am a NYS certified teacher for grades 7-12 and I am currently employed by two local school districts as a "home tutor" which means I provide tutoring to students in all of their subject areas if they are out of school for an extended period of time. I have also home schooled several students in grades 6-12 privately with great success. I believe hands-on learning is the key to success and am very good at bringing the classroom home and teaching in a small/modified setting.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last two months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District. The SAT writing section is the easiest section to show large score improvements on once a student has been given the right tools. I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last 2 months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016. I see an average score increase of 200 points.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a NYS Certified secondary education teacher who has taught algebra at the high school level for several years with tremendous success.
Biology,

Biology

I am a NYS Certified Biology Teacher grades 7-12 and I had a 100% student pass rate on the biology regents during my time as a biology teacher. Half of my students scored in the "mastery" level (over 85%) and this was in a Title 1 all-boys charter school in the City of Albany--it was unprecedented success with the group of students that we served.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry at the high school level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last two months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016.
Chemistry, Physics, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a NYS Certified secondary education teacher who has taught algebra at the high school level for several years with tremendous success.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry at the high school level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District.
ACT Math, Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a NYS Certified secondary education teacher who has taught algebra at the high school level for several years with tremendous success.
Biology,

Biology

I am a NYS Certified Biology Teacher grades 7-12 and I had a 100% student pass rate on the biology regents during my time as a biology teacher. Half of my students scored in the "mastery" level (over 85%) and this was in a Title 1 all-boys charter school in the City of Albany--it was unprecedented success with the group of students that we served.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry at the high school level.
Chemistry, Physics, Reading

Other

Geography

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am a NYS Certified Biology Teacher grades 7-12 and I had a 100% student pass rate on the biology regents during my time as a biology teacher. Half of my students scored in the "mastery" level (over 85%) and this was in a Title 1 all-boys charter school in the City of Albany--it was unprecedented success with the group of students that we served.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have taught physical science during my teaching career.
Chemistry, Ecology, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a NYS Certified secondary education teacher who has taught algebra at the high school level for several years with tremendous success.
Biology,

Biology

I am a NYS Certified Biology Teacher grades 7-12 and I had a 100% student pass rate on the biology regents during my time as a biology teacher. Half of my students scored in the "mastery" level (over 85%) and this was in a Title 1 all-boys charter school in the City of Albany--it was unprecedented success with the group of students that we served.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored geometry at the high school level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District.
Chemistry, GED, Physics, Reading

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I was appointed to the New York State Teacher Advisory Panel by the Commissioner of Schools in 2013 to advise members of the NYS Board of Education on the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum. I worked with other teachers to revise the content and slow the initial implementation until teachers were properly trained on the changes. I have also tutored students for the Common Core Algebra Regents exam with great success.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have taught several PSAT courses.
Regents,

Regents

For the last 10 years I have taught and tutored students to prepare for nearly every Regents Exam that New York State offers. I had a 100% student pass rate on the Biology Regents as a classroom teacher. I am also trained as a grader for math and science NYS Regents exams.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last two months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District. The SAT writing section is the easiest section to show large score improvements on once a student has been given the right tools. I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last 2 months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016. I see an average score increase of 200 points.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Wonderful Tutor!

Kristen has worked with my daughter for a couple of weeks now on SAT Math. She is an excellent tutor. She is dedicated and patient. She definitely works hard to help ensure that her students excel. Thank you Kristen!

Kimberly, 73 lessons with Kristen

Amazing Tutor

Kristen helped our son with the SAT subjects and gave him the confidence and clarity to succeed and taking the SAT. We're so thankful that she was our son's tutor!

Jim, 4 lessons with Kristen

Exactly what we were looking for!

Our daughter had an excellent first meeting with Kristen and is well equipped with a plan and a strategy to do well on her SAT in June. She'll be meeting with her weekly until then.

Marci, 10 lessons with Kristen

Knowledgeable, patient, goes the extra mile.

My son, who was having a bit of a struggle in Algebra 1, immediately responded to Kristin. He has improved his grades and his confidence. Until this year, math was a subject that came easy, so he was frustrated. Kristin improved his focus and continues to help my son improve.

Mary, 32 lessons with Kristen

Great Teacher

Kristen liked me as I explained, in her little Spanish that has but I understood it, and also help her to say the words better in Spanish, but every time she surprised me with more words. Thank you, you're a great teacher. I hope to see you soon ... Thank you for everything. gracias eres una gran maestra espero verte pronto...gracias por todo, es dania.

Deb, 57 lessons with Kristen
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$50/hour

Kristen L.

$50/hour

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Response time: 42 minutes