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Kristina

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I believe that every student can learn. It is up to me to help match my teaching style with their unique learning style. I look forward to helping your child grow as a learner.

Kristina’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Elementary Education

Graduate Degree: St. Joseph's University - Masters, Special Education

Hobbies

My hobbies are: Therapy Dog International, collecting rubber ducks, swimming, training my dog

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

Gifted

High School Chemistry

High School English

Homework Support

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Phonics

Reading

Special Education

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that ALL students can learn. It is my responsibility to find the best way to teach that child and help them grow to their highest potential!

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

I would ask questions about the purpose of the tutoring session, ask the way the student learns, and one thing that the student likes to do for fun.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching them the skills they need to be successful and confident once they are working on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I am their cheerleader! I am the person on the sideline calling out words of encouragement and keeping them motivated.

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

I adapt my teaching style to best meet their needs. I may modify an assignment, scaffold it, or teach it in a different way. This would depend on what the student needs in order to be successful.

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

Teach them the skills they need to find the answers in the text. Modeling these skills and practicing them together so that when it is time for them to start reading by themselves they are more confident readers.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Bond with the student. Show them that you authentically care about them as a person and a learner. Teach them the way that they feel the most comfortable learning.

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

Songs, dances, rubber ducks, stickers, funny sayings, jokes, teaching them to be successful, overcoming the struggles.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

A good teacher always stops and checks to make sure that the students understand the concepts. This could be an oral question, a written question, a writing prompt, multiple choice questions, asking them to explain their thinking, etc.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Scaffold understanding, work with them, and show them that they can be successful in that subject. Cheering them all along the way!

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I ask parent's inputs to see where they are struggling. I see where the student struggles when we work together and find a way to modify whatever we are working on to meet the needs of the students.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I do whatever needs to be done to make sure the student is successful. This may look like finding funny songs to help them remember or drawing a picture to help them understand a math problem.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Anything that I need to help get my point across. Books, real life examples, videos, music, pictures, whiteboards, etc.