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Christina S.

Empowered Success - Math/Science

Empowered Success - Math/Science

$69/hour

  • 226 hours tutoring

About Christina


Bio

My lifelong passion for math and physical science includes a desire to share my ability and interest with others. My goal is to make these subjects understandable and interesting so the lives of those learning are enhanced. I hold a current Michigan/Utah Professional Teaching Certificate/License in Math4, Physics, and Chemistry and have five years of classroom experience and several years of experience tutoring. I have a knack for relating to the learner, with an ability to identify how a...

My lifelong passion for math and physical science includes a desire to share my ability and interest with others. My goal is to make these subjects understandable and interesting so the lives of those learning are enhanced. I hold a current Michigan/Utah Professional Teaching Certificate/License in Math4, Physics, and Chemistry and have five years of classroom experience and several years of experience tutoring. I have a knack for relating to the learner, with an ability to identify how a person learns, where they are struggling, and can determine creative ways of working with each unique learner to gain success.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate coursework in education, I also I have bachelors and masters degrees with experience in Engineering giving me insight into how these subjects are used in the real world. In several of my engineering jobs I served as a technical instructor, mentor, and coach. I have 23 years of experience as a swim instructor, and am also am a lifeguard instructor and water aerobics instructor. As you can see, I love helping others learn. I am eager to use my perceptive and understanding personality along with my deep and strong math and science capability to help you reach goals. Let's work together so you can feel the motivating feelings of success.

My instructional math and science credentials are strong. My capability far exceeds math and science subjects. I tutored for a year at Sylvan for 1st grade through college level Advanced Algebra. I privately tutored three adults in Algebra and Advanced Algebra equipping them for successful course completion and graduation. I privately tutored a high school senior for one month allowing that student to learn a full semester of math in that time and graduate on time.


Education

Utah State Univ / Univ of New Mexico
Mechanical Engineer
Hope College / Grand Valley State University
EdD
SMU (Southern Methodist University)
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Tutored Middle School Math students extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn the topics presented in middle school, including but not limited to: handling data, ratios and proportions, prealgebra topics, arithmetic. I help students understand the connection between math and the real world. I taught middle school students in public school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Prealgebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used math regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I taught geometry, algebra, general math, physical science, earth science in public high schools for 5 years utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. My patient approach addresses the unique needs of individual students considering their learning style, level of understanding, and personality. I have worked with many home schooled students not only tutoring math/science but also in aquatics and have high regard for the home school community. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used math and science regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught high school Chemistry for 1 year in a public school. I have a teaching certificate in the state if Michigan for Chemistry and a teaching license in the state of Utah in Chemistry. I have tutored chemistry. I worked as a mechanical analyst engineer for 7 years where I used my knowledge of chemistry as part of my work.
Geometry,

Geometry

Tutored Geometry extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Geometry and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Geometry in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. Tutored advanced Geometry for a college student studying Technology. Also tutored Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Geometry regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Physics,

Physics

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutored Prealgebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Prealgebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Prealgebra in public school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored a variety of Math in the Real World courses, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used math regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've studied Precalculus and even higher math as a degreed Mechanical Engineer. Engineers study and use math of all levels including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and more. Therefore, I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I have tutored extensively and taught in classrooms.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. BS and MS in Engineering. Strong Math background and natural capability as demonstrated by the fact that on standardized tests that I earned 95-99 percentile scores with a 99 percentile on the ACT test.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Geometry,

Geometry

Tutored Geometry extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Geometry and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Geometry in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. Tutored advanced Geometry for a college student studying Technology. Also tutored Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Geometry regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Physics,

Physics

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutored Prealgebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Prealgebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Prealgebra in public school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored a variety of Math in the Real World courses, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used math regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've studied Precalculus and even higher math as a degreed Mechanical Engineer. Engineers study and use math of all levels including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and more. Therefore, I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I have tutored extensively and taught in classrooms.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Tutored Trigonometry content including but not limited to unit circle and trigonometric identities, and helped students understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Trigonometry in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. Used Trigonometry along with vectors to resolve forces in college Physics and Engineering courses and feel very comfortable using trigonometry. Also tutored Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and Physics. I have a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Geometry often as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my life.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught high school Chemistry for 1 year in a public school. I have a teaching certificate in the state if Michigan for Chemistry and a teaching license in the state of Utah in Chemistry. I have tutored chemistry. I worked as a mechanical analyst engineer for 7 years where I used my knowledge of chemistry as part of my work.
Geometry,

Geometry

Tutored Geometry extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Geometry and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Geometry in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. Tutored advanced Geometry for a college student studying Technology. Also tutored Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Geometry regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Physics,

Physics

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Tutored Prealgebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Prealgebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Prealgebra in public school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored a variety of Math in the Real World courses, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used math regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've studied Precalculus and even higher math as a degreed Mechanical Engineer. Engineers study and use math of all levels including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and more. Therefore, I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I have tutored extensively and taught in classrooms.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught high school Chemistry for 1 year in a public school. I have a teaching certificate in the state if Michigan for Chemistry and a teaching license in the state of Utah in Chemistry. I have tutored chemistry. I worked as a mechanical analyst engineer for 7 years where I used my knowledge of chemistry as part of my work.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodymanics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.
Physics

Physics

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Tutored Algebra extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Algebra and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Algebra in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. I also tutored Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Algebra regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught high school Chemistry for 1 year in a public school. I have a teaching certificate in the state if Michigan for Chemistry and a teaching license in the state of Utah in Chemistry. I have tutored chemistry. I worked as a mechanical analyst engineer for 7 years where I used my knowledge of chemistry as part of my work.
GED,

GED

As an alternative education teacher, I have experience working with students as they prepared for the GED. Taught GED preparation class in an alternative public high school for half a year. Privately tutored GED preparation for the equivalent of half a year. Have taught and tutored math for a combined 18 plus years where part of that time was at an alternative high school which included variety of Math in the Real World courses, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

Tutored Geometry extensively and have become an expert at helping students learn Geometry and understand how it is used in the real world. I taught Geometry in public high school utilizing cutting edge teaching strategies that addressed the individual unique needs and learning styles of students. Tutored advanced Geometry for a college student studying Technology. Also tutored Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I also used Geometry regularly as a degreed Engineer in a Mechanical Analyst position and in my everyday life.
Physics,

Physics

I've complete extensive study of and practical use of physical science as a degreed Mechanical Engineer, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of materials, testing methods, mechanics. I understand and know how to use it in the real world. I hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. I taught Chemistry and Earth Science in high school classroom. As a certified teacher, I have taught Physical Science and Chemistry in the classroom. I also have tutored a number of high school and first year Physics students. As an Engineer, not only have I studied Physics extensively and also studied Chemistry, I also applied these subject while solving engineering problems. I was a mentor in my engineering job where I guided other less experienced engineers and I taught the Engineering Heat Transfer portion of a Systems Engineering degree offered by our employer.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Studied how to improve study skills as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a tutor. Have helped student improve their organizational skills, showed them how to study efficiently and effectively using research on how the brain learns.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. BS and MS in Engineering. Strong Math background and natural capability as demonstrated by the fact that on standardized tests that I earned 95-99 percentile scores with a 99 percentile on the ACT test.
GED

GED

As an alternative education teacher, I have experience working with students as they prepared for the GED. Taught GED preparation class in an alternative public high school for half a year. Privately tutored GED preparation for the equivalent of half a year. Have taught and tutored math for a combined 18 plus years where part of that time was at an alternative high school which included variety of Math in the Real World courses, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Physics. Hold a current professional teaching certificate in the state of Michigan in Math, Physics, and Chemistry.

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Christina has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Physics and Math analysis

She kind and professional. My daughter was satisfied with the communication and teaching. We would definitely choose her again. She had patience with my high schooler.

Linda, 6 lessons with Christina

Wonderful teacher!

Great teacher. Christina taught my son so much. He said she is the best tutor he has ever had and is so nice and funny!

Joseph, 7 lessons with Christina

Wonderful teacher!

Great teacher. Christina taught my son so much. He said she is the best tutor he has ever had and is so nice and funny!

Joseph, 7 lessons with Christina

Will Book Again!

My daughter is a college student who has been having a lot of trouble her Math course. She had one session with Christina and said she learned more in her first tutor session than she has in her actual class. I will definitely be booking Christina again for my daughter.

Ife, 2 lessons with Christina

Knowledgeable and professional

Christina has been valuable in helping our kids to develop an in-depth understanding of geometry. My son shared that he learns at school how to solve a geometry problem, while Tina helps him understand the WHY we solve it this way. Very responsive, dependable, and tries her best to help even when it’s a very last minute request!! We greatly appreciate her expertise.

Christine, 8 lessons with Christina

Very knowledge and patient and fun

Christina knows her geometry! She is very good an explaining her knowledge. She is patient and makes learning fun. She is positive and provides support to the student that may be be frustrated and feel like they will never "get it". We will use her again for sure!

Dayna , 1 lesson with Christina

Available last minute and awesome!

Christina was so helpful!! I had a big quiz the next morning over geometry proofs. Christina helped me to visualize the geometry in a way that made so much sense to me! I think I got an A on the quiz! I will definitely be contacting Christina again soon!

Francesca , 3 lessons with Christina

Very patient and flexible tutor!

Christina tutors 2 of my kids in math and both come home with their homework finished and a better understanding of the lesson. She even allows my high schooler to text her pictures of the homework so Christina is always well prepared before their lesson. As someone who has used two different tutors from Wyzant I can confidently say that Christina is who we will stick with.

Elizabeth, 12 lessons with Christina
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