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For as long as I can remember, I have always been enthusiastic about reading, writing and English. I spent a lot of time reading as a child and feel that it has been a benefit to my life. Reading is my passion! Through my education and experiences in life, I believe that I have more than enough tools to arm my students for their future. I am a dedicated and easy going person that enjoys working with children and adults all while attempting to have fun. My method of tutoring is relaxed and straight to the point. I believe in games when appropriate and hands on learning when necessary.

I have a Bachelor's degree in English and soon a completed Master's degree in Reading and Literacy. I have worked with both children and adults on and off over the past 10 years. My tutoring subjects are reading (phonics, grammar, public speaking), writing, English, and ESL/ESOL areas and I look forward to working with you!!

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Crystal’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Albany State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Walden University - Masters, Reading and Literacy


Softball, mostly watching my daughter play!

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Reading

Adult Literacy

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Social Studies

High School English

High School Writing


Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing



Public Speaking


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep


Q & A

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

One of the most typical things that I do in a first session is to get to know my clients on a more personal level. Both children and adults need to feel comfortable with a new stranger. My hope is that, by the end of the session, both the client and myself are little friendlier than when we began. The next thing I like to do is give generic diagnostic material to see the best point of reference to start with the client. Lastly, I discuss with the client the plan moving forward to reach their goals.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The best way to help a student become an independent learner is to teach a student critical thinking skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Sometimes learning need to be fun! The best way to motivate students is to incorporate a sense of humor, fun, and academic task, as well as constant encouraging words.

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