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Christina C.

Willow Grove, PA

$60/hour

Certified Elementary School Teacher

In-person lessons
4.2 average from 5 ratings
Patient Tutor
— Naeemah, Philadelphia, PA on 10/6/16

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Temple University
Anthropology
Temple University
MEd

Education

Temple University (Anthropology)

Temple University (MEd)

About Christina

"Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted." - Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss hit the nail on the head! My job as a teacher is not to just "fill the vessel" of a child's mind with information, but rather to engage their curiosity, challenge their brains, believe in their abilities, and fall in love with learning. I have always been a teacher at heart - my childhood stuffed animal collection can attest to that! However in my adult life, I have enjoyed spending the past 5 years teaching elementary school students to challenge and believe in themselves and develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

Some important things about my teaching qualifications:
I am a certified elementary teacher in New York State (1-6) and Pennsylvania (K-6). I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. I taught Kindergarten for two years in Brooklyn and 2nd grade for three years in Manhattan. I have experience teaching in all elementary subject areas and have excellent behavior management skills.

I have experience teaching all aspects of reading (comprehension, grammar, phonics, guided reading, writing, and more) to children of all abilities from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Specific programs I have experience teaching are Fundations and Reading Mastery (phonics) and Engage NY (literacy). In my classroom, I strive for a "balanced literacy" approach, meaning that I incorporate teaching phonics as well as providing hands-on reading experiences with a variety of text types.

I am an expert on 2nd grade Literacy and Math Common Core standards, as they have been the driving force for my instruction to my second grade students for the past three years.

I am certified in both New York State and Pennsylvania to teach elementary school. I also hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University.

I have experience teaching two Phonics programs: Fundations and Reading Mastery. However, I have experience teaching phonics skills in a variety of ways through using learning centers and games, hands-on experiences with books, and through writing.

I am a skilled and passionate urban educator who would love to help your child fall in love with learning, challenge their amazing brains, and build their confidence as a life-long learner.
"Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted." - Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss hit the nail on the head! My job as a teacher is not to just "fill the vessel" of a child's mind with information, but rather to engage their curiosity, challenge their brains, believe in their abilities, and
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Willow Grove, PA 19090
In-person lessons

"Patient Tutor"

- Naeemah, Philadelphia, PA on 10/6/16

"Extremely patient yet firm and capable tutor"

- Laura, Doylestown, PA on 9/29/16
Science:
Anthropology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
Praxis
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
History:
Anthropology
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Anthropology

I have a B.A. in Anthropology from Temple University. During this degree program, I studied Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeology. Beyond my requirements, my elective Anthropology classes were focused primarily in Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology.

Common Core

I am an expert on 2nd grade Literacy and Math Common Core standards, as they have been the driving force for my instruction to my second grade students for the past three years. I am adept at rigorous questioning, a skill important in teaching Common Core-aligned subjects. I have years of experience with teaching short response writing.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach K-6 in Pennsylvania. I am certified to teach 1-6 in New York State. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University.

Handwriting

I have taught primary grades and spent a lot of time in my school day coaching on handwriting. Handwriting was an aspect of our Kindergarten writing curriculum. It was also a focus of our Fundations phonics program in 2nd grade.

Homeschool

I am experienced to teach Homeschool because I am a certified elementary school teacher. I have experience creating and implementing lessons at a variety of grade levels in all subject areas. I have experience teaching small groups in my classrooms and would be able to translate that into teaching small groups of children in a Homeschool environment.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has been my work email client for the past 3 years so I am experienced in using it, and its features, daily.

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is my go-to for creating materials I use in my classrooms. I use it almost daily and rely on it for creating games, centers, newsletters, etc. in my classroom. I would be able to teach others how to use the program to create a variety of projects.

Microsoft Windows

I have always used Windows-based computers for work and personal use.

Phonics

I have experience teaching two Phonics programs: Fundations and Reading Mastery. However, I have experience teaching phonics skills outside of a curriculum in a variety of ways through using learning centers and games, hands-on experiences with books, and through writing. I am especially experienced with teaching phonics skills in children in grades K-3.

Praxis

I passed my Praxis I and II with excellent scores in Pennsylvania. I have been successfully teaching for 5 years. I could tutor prospective teachers on Praxis material due to my high scores and my experience teaching in the field.

My scores for my Praxis I are the following:
-C-PPST: Reading - 185/190
-C-PPST: Writing - 180/190
-C-PPST: Mathematics - 185/190

My scores for my Praxis II are the following:
-Elementary Ed Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment-190/200
-Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge-192/200

Study Skills

I am an extremely organized person and thrive on routine and order. So much of study skills revolves around organization and routine. I also have daily experience instilling study skills in my students.

Temple University
Anthropology
Temple University
MEd

Education

Temple University (Anthropology)

Temple University (MEd)

Patient Tutor — What I learned tonight in our first session was that all of the content that I have learned years ago is still there. I just need to continue practicing and with Christina's help, I will be prepared for my exams. I really appreciate our session tonight. Her knowledge of the subject area, her supportive and passionate spirit for helping me achieve my goals was infectious. ...

— Naeemah, Philadelphia, PA on 10/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christina will travel within 15 miles of Willow Grove, PA 19090.