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Kristen

I have been tutoring since the age of 16 and it is one of my passions. I love working with students and getting to see them learn and grow overtime. As a person who has taken rigorous courses in college, I know what it's like to struggle with subject material, and I know how important it can be to have someone there to work through the material with you, at your own pace. I love working with kids, and I also have experience working with students ages 6-24. I know that there's serious pressure on students to excel and learn at home, and that can be overwhelming for parents. I am confident that I can help students improve academically by working patiently and diligently with them one-on-one. My strongest subjects are high school level mathematics, biology, English, and neuroscience.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Georgetown University - Bachelors, Pre-Med

ACT Math: 30

SAT Math: 710

AP Biology: 4

AP Calculus AB: 4

AP US History: 4

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 720

Reading, exercising, and playing with my dog!

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

Adult Literacy

College English

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

High School English

Homework Support

Middle School Reading

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to be patient and never give up on a student. If they reach out to me for help, I will give them my 100%.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Assess strengths and weaknesses, and go over their goals for the school year or semester, such as a certain grade they want to achieve, or test score they want to reach.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To become an independent learner you need to be able to understand the material without any outside help. I will make sure that I encourage students to offer their own thoughts and solutions first, before providing corrections or instruction.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I will help a student stay motivated by making sure the sessions are engaging. In order to do so I will integrate concept reviews, problem sets, and practice exams.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Repetition is key for difficult concepts. I will never abandon a concept if a student is struggling with it. I will make sure they stay positive and remain patient until I feel that they fully understand what they're being taught.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

There are several different ways to improve reading comprehension. I will work on finding which method works best for the student.