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Kristin H.

Round Rock, TX

$50/hour

Experienced with helping struggling learnes become confident

$50/Hour


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University of Texas Pan-America
Psychology
Lamar University
EdD

Education

University of Texas Pan-America (Psychology)

Lamar University (EdD)

About Kristin

I have been in education for 15 years. The majority of that time I have worked as a special education teacher from elementary to High School. My focus is to build each child’s confidence in their own ability to learn and that it is alright to struggle when learning. Together we work on building the child’s ability to read and comprehend use strategies that will help with both decoding words (breaking words into chunks) and specific strategies for retaining information read. Which also helps with math word problems by identifying key information and connecting it back to math concepts being learned. To me the best reward is when a child who struggles is beaming with pride over their own accomplishment.

I have participated in many educational trainings that focused on how to teach students to read. Specifically I focus on help individual children learn strategies that help them shift from reading words to comprehending the text they are reading. As I work with a child I assess where the understanding is breaking down to individualize my help.

I have taught children from kindergarten all the way up to high school reading and writing. Many children that struggle with reading need strategies that help them remember the words they read and decoding skills to determine which word they are reading. It does not matter the age the struggle is similar. I have taught math from kindergarten up though 8th grade. When I teach math i focus on a mixture of math fluency, connecting math concepts to word problems, and how to read word problems to determine what you are expected to do. During my years of teaching I have also taught study skills to students that struggle with completing assignments for various of reasons. Many students do not know how to structure their time and prioritize what they are going to work on. Also many feel like failures and therefore give up before they even have given it a try. I have helped students learn how to organize, prioritize, and taught specific study skill for comprehension of information. It takes time to build habits but after a while the child start experiencing small successes that builds the confidence.

When a child is struggling to learn to read it is important to use multi sensory to develop their ability to read. I use a variety of ways to help develop phonemic awareness though the use of manipulative or letter tiles, word families, and breaking words into syllables.

I believe that every child deserves to feel great about their ability to learn. We all can learn some of us need more practice than others. I can help you develop skills that will help you keep your curiosity for leaning.
I have been in education for 15 years. The majority of that time I have worked as a special education teacher from elementary to High School. My focus is to build each child’s confidence in their own ability to learn and that it is alright to struggle when learning. Together we work on building the child’s ability to read and comprehend use Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Round Rock, TX 78665
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary Math

I am certified to teach math from kindergarten to 8th grade.
I also am certified to teach reading kinder through 8th grade.

University of Texas Pan-America
Psychology
Lamar University
EdD

Education

University of Texas Pan-America (Psychology)

Lamar University (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kristin will travel within 10 miles of Round Rock, TX 78665.