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Kristine L.

York, PA

$30/hour

Experienced Writing, Grammar, and Research Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/19/15
4.8 average from 12 ratings
Great Teacher!
— Pavel, Bedford Hills, NY on 9/6/17

$30/Hour


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About Kristine

After thirty years as a teacher at a Quaker independent school in suburban Philadelphia, I am now tutoring students in writing and research. I believe everyone can learn to write by understanding the process of writing and practicing the necessary skills. Good writing sometimes seems like a mystery to students because they often haven’t been shown the steps to move from idea to finished essay. I know I can help students feel more confident as writers.

My experience working with students from middle school through college has included assisting college students with research papers; helping high school seniors develop powerful personal essays for college admissions; teaching students literary analysis, grammar, reading, and study and organizational skills; working with students from China who attend U.S. schools; and teaching a "head start" seminar in Beijing for Chinese students coming to school in America. I know strategies to improve students’ work and help them develop more confidence in themselves as writers and researchers.

I hold a B.A. in English with additional work in Religion and History from La Salle University. I have an M.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo.
After thirty years as a teacher at a Quaker independent school in suburban Philadelphia, I am now tutoring students in writing and research. I believe everyone can learn to write by understanding the process of writing and practicing the necessary skills. Good writing sometimes seems like a mystery to students because they often haven’t been shown Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of York, PA 17406
Background Check: Passed

"Great Teacher!"

- Pavel, Bedford Hills, NY on 9/6/17

"She is great at what she does"

- Shannon, Lancaster, PA on 3/23/17

"Experienced and patient"

- Hannah, Dover, PA on 1/12/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a passion for sharing my love for books and writing with students. I believe that all students can improve academic skills and discover the joy of writing. As a writer myself, there is nothing more gratifying for me than to see students produce work they are proud of and begin to see themselves in different ways.

zI hold a B.A. in English with additional work in Religion and History from La Salle University. I have an M.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo. Throughout my career, I have attended professional workshops to deepen my knowledge of pedagogical methods and to learn more about newly-discovered connections between the brain and learning.

ESL/ESOL

I have five years experience working in the classroom with Chinese students at our school. My school admits about ten international students each year, so for the past few years I have had up to six students under my professional care in my tenth grade classes.

I also taught a "head start" seminar in Beijing in the summer of 2014 to Chinese students who were coming to American high schools. I helped them prepare for the different expectations and different methods of the American college-prep experience.

Grammar

It's not difficult to unravel the mysteries of English grammar, punctuation, and usage. I can be your guide through the thicket. I have years of experience teaching the intricacies of standard conventions and know many easily remembered jingles and rhymes to aid students' memory.

Literature

I have a passion for sharing my love for books and writing with students. I believe that all students can improve academic skills and discover the joy of writing. As a writer myself, there is nothing more gratifying for me than to see students produce work to be proud of and begin to see themselves in a different way.

Religion

As an undergraduate, I had a minor in religious studies. This minor covered courses on Buddhism, Christian theology, and phenomenology. Since then, I have done extensive reading on the anthropology of religion.

World History

I am familiar with the WH general curriculum through tutoring and my own reading.

Writing

Nothing is more critical to academic success in high school and college than the firm command of writing skills. School work is language based, and the more competence a student has, the more success that student will enjoy. I teach writing as a process. A student learns not to respond to one assignment, but to think like a writer and to develop fluency at the sentence, paragraph and essay levels.

Great Teacher!

Kristine helped me with my essay. She’s a skilled writer and teacher who understand what student need. I’m happy that I found her. Thank you!

— Pavel, Bedford Hills, NY on 9/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristine will travel within 15 miles of York, PA 17406.