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Krystal

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Teaching is my passion and I love helping others learn. I am able to create quality, yet comprehensive curriculum for my students that will thrust them to succeed. I am very detailed oriented, creative, and have a passion for ensuring student success. It is my endeavor to combine my range of experience with my wealth of education. This includes being a loving, motivating, supporting, fun, and integral educator who will make a positive contribution to each student. I want to help all students build confidence, which will enhance their self esteem as well as personal values. Reaching this objective will directly reflect in the progression of their academic success.

Krystal’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Detroit Mercy - Bachelors, Special Education

Graduate Degree: Cambridge College - Masters, Behavioral Management

Hobbies

Reading, Traveling, I love being by water.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

Comparative Literature

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

High School English

Homework Support

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

Literature

Math

Other

Phonics

Reading

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that no matter the disability or learning disadvantage, every student is capable of learning and achieving academic success.

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

In a typical first session, I give each student a questionnaire to get to know them. I tell the student about myself as well. The first session is always a meet and greet. I like to establish a relationship with all of my students.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by meeting them at their current level of learning. I will give each student strategies that will cater to their learning style.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I love to help keep students motivated about learning. Each student's learning style is different, and I motivate accordingly.

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

I work with that student on the level that they are on and build from there according to their learning style.

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

I teach them how to highlight key points in a passage, make predictions, and visualize as they read. Each student is different, so I will differentiate accordingly.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in by understanding what they like and incorporating that into the lesson.