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CHRISTINA D.

Shippensburg, PA

$40/hour

Published Author, Editor and Teacher - A Writer's Best Friend

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Syracuse University

Education

Syracuse University

About CHRISTINA

Being a published author doesn't necessarily make you a good teacher. Being a good teacher doesn't make you an excellent writer or editor...but the combination makes me your best choice for patience and creativity when dealing with you or your student and writing, editing or public speaking. I specialize in essay writing for college applications and editing for English as a second language writers. I edited a Masters thesis for a woman who now runs a program at a prominent college in New York. She wrote like she spoke and we had to rework her whole thesis to "proper English" writing standards. It was arduous but in the end she had a "killer" piece! It is the message AND the presentation that makes the difference!
I have also worked with special needs students throughout my life. If your student has trouble with Dyslexia or other reading/writing challenges I can help. I am not a Special Ed teacher. I want to make that clear. But I have a daughter with Dyslexia and have helped her learn how to transfer her verbal thoughts into the written word.

I look forward to working with you.
Being a published author doesn't necessarily make you a good teacher. Being a good teacher doesn't make you an excellent writer or editor...but the combination makes me your best choice for patience and creativity when dealing with you or your student and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Shippensburg, PA 17257
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Public Speaking

I ran a seminar for writing for gifted children, speaking in front of 300 people. I have been a substitute teacher since 2001 having to teach "on the fly" to 30 new students every hour as classes change. I believe public speaking is all about making each person sitting in front of you feel as if you are speaking to only them, engaging them while speaking to the group as a whole is the key.
I believe I can help those struggling with public speaking by making them feel comfortable with the subject matter and focusing on only several faces in the sea of faces so the fear is removed through a meditation technique I have always used when I am public speaking.

Special Needs

I ran a daycare for special needs children for 15 years. I have also substituted in various special needs classrooms for more than 10 years and feel I could help your student in the learning support area. I also served on the committee to establish early identification of "needs" in Orleans County NY as a parent advisor. I believe I can help your student with integration back into the school system. I can help parents as an advocate in the IEP process. I have one daughter with a 160 IQ and OCD and one daughter with dyslexia. They have both made it through school and life and the system and are now happy, successful adults. I look forward to helping you or your student navigate the special needs system.

Study Skills

Every student has their own unique way of learning. Helping parent and student understand what way works best for them is the key to study skills. Schools tend to have to stay in the "middle of the road" when it comes to teaching study skills. Going outside the norm is too hard with a full classroom. But knowing your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to studying will be the key to success. Some people are visual and need to write everything down. Some are auditory and may do best listening to lectures. Whatever your strengths we would tap into those together to help you be a better advocate for yourself and your learning process.

Syracuse University

Education

Syracuse University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

CHRISTINA will travel within 40 miles of Shippensburg, PA 17257.