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Kristina

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I received my Bachelors of Arts in Contemporary Studies and Leadership at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. I am currently working towards my alternative teacher’s certification for the state of Texas through Texas Teachers ACP. I expect to be certified as a grade 4-8 generalist by the end of summer 2014 but will continue to work towards upper level elective certifications including history, language arts, and German.


During my college years, I volunteered in multiple student centered capacities including spring break arts and crafts programs. I also trained first year college journalism students for the school paper. Now I volunteer at several area elementary schools as I work towards my teaching certificate.

While I can tutor a multitude of subjects, my favorite subjects to tutor are German – all levels, Social Studies/History, and English Language Arts. I took German throughout my school years and had the opportunity to live in Germany for four years. I love studying the various similarities between German and English as well as the fact that Germans have a word for everything! I like to consider myself a pretty big history buff – I love learning about ancient cultures and their effect on our very own culture. Finally, I have always had a knack for reading and writing … my years working in the newspaper field only made me love the English language more.

My teaching style is heavily influenced by Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. I like to tailor my lessons to the learning style of the student, especially when dealing with building block knowledge. I also believe that learning should be interactive and exploratory allowing the student to continuously build on existing knowledge.

Outside of academia, I love arts and crafts. I knit, sew, and work with clay whenever I have some spare time. I also garden. I love cooking and baking.

Kristina’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Wilfrid Laurier University - Bachelor in Arts, Contemporary Studies and Leadership

Hobbies

Knitting, sculpting, gardening, skating

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP United States History

AP US History

AP World History

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational German

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

German

German 2

German 3

German 4

High School English

High School Level American History

Languages

Literature

Other

Phonics

Public Speaking

Reading

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing