Over 100 tutoring hours

Kristin G.

Cumberland, RI

$35/hour

English and ESL Teacher with Overseas Experience

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 19 ratings
Experienced and supportive tutor!
— Lisa, Providence, RI on 2/15/13

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Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
English

Education

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island (English)

About Kristin

I am a former Middle and High School English substitute teacher and also have a strong background in History. My love for the sharing of language extended into receiving an ESL certificate and several ESL classes that I have taught online and at a local school.

I took my love of ESL teaching overseas to China this past year and just returned in February 2015. I worked for one year in Guangzhou, China teaching English language skills to students aged 16-60. Sharing the English language is a passion of mine and I want to continue to help students from all over the world learn to improve their English.

I also focus on IELTS and TOEFL test preparation and have helped many students succeed in this. I have worked with students from Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, and China to prepare for and pass the exams.

My tutoring style is relaxed and personalized to the student, whether child or adult, with emphasis on their personality and their particular way of learning. Each student is unique and I adapt to each and every one. I look forward to the opportunity to help bring out your best and allow you to shine.
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cumberland, RI 02864
In-person lessons

"Experienced and supportive tutor!"

- Lisa, Providence, RI on 2/15/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Geography,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

American History is a favorite subject and I enjoy helping people learn about the events that shaped our great country. From the colonial era all the way through current events, I can guide the way to help you learn in a way that is enjoyable.

English

English was my undergraduate degree and I was certified to teach students in grades 7-12 in the state of Rhode Island. I continue tutoring English to students and can help with improving all skills related to learning English.

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy working with ESL students interested in improving their English skills. I have completed an online certificate in TESOL and am currently working on a diploma in TESOL to further my training. I am experienced in working with beginner to advanced English language learners and have the resources to help the student learn in the way most comfortable to them.

Geography

Geography is a favorite subject of mine and I can help you learn where places are and their importance in the world.

Grammar

I am a stickler for correct grammar and cringe when I see things written incorrectly or misspelled. I believe using proper grammar can show what kind of person you may be. Someone who takes the time to check their grammar is someone who will be careful and thorough in many other aspects of their lives.

Literature

I am an English literature major and can definitely help you with your literature needs.

Reading

Reading is such an integral part of learning and I can assist you in improving your reading and comprehension skills. I am a firm believer that if you can read well then you can learn just about anything.

SAT Reading

I can assist students to prepare for the SAT Reading exam with practice tests, learning skills, and a better understanding of how the test is structured to achieve the best possible score they can.

Study Skills

My educational background is in English, including many hours of preparation and organized studying. I have been recently tutoring 3 elementary aged students in English language and study skills for the past year and a half. I also have experience in test preparation for SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS. I am a very organized and detail-oriented person, but am also a mother with children that have also needed my assistance in learning how best to study for their school subjects.

TOEFL

As an English and ESL teacher, I am able to help you prepare to take the TOEFL exam. We will cover all 4 subjects, and focus on speaking and writing, which usually are the most difficult sections for students to master. I can help with study skills and practice exams and I have the current TOEFL iBT study guide from Barron's to help us.

Vocabulary

I believe increasing your vocabulary can definitely help improve your life. I can work with you to add to your current vocabulary through memorization, writing and reading. Spelling is also a natural part of vocabulary learning, so that would also be included.

World History

History is a love of mine and I enjoy assisting others to better understand the events of the past and how they may relate to current events. I have completed many courses in my undergraduate degree and have an excellent understanding of World History and American History.

Writing

The written word is a passion with me and I can help you put your thoughts into words. I am a stickler for grammar, spelling and punctuation and can assist with most writing needs.

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
English

Education

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island (English)

Experienced and supportive tutor! — I was looking for a tutor who could support me to get prepared for the IELTS or the TOEFL exam, and Kristin was a great choice. She didn't just help me to improve my English, she also supported me with administrative decisions as figuring out which test might fit me more, or getting a better understanding of the exam structures. Next to her teaching experience, she is a great woman who knows how t ...

— Lisa, Providence, RI on 2/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristin will travel within 20 miles of Cumberland, RI 02864.