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I have been tutoring for over 5 years. My specialities are science, math, English, standardized test prep, and application and essay editing. I have a degree in psychology and cognitive science from Georgetown University, and a Master's in neuroscience from University at Buffalo. I am currently enrolled in medical school at JSMBS.

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Kristen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Georgetown University - Bachelors, Pre-Med

Test Scores

ACT Math: 30

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1380

SAT Math: 710

AP Biology: 4

AP Calculus AB: 4

AP US History: 4

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 720


Reading, films, neuroscience, my English bulldog Roxy

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

1st Grade

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


Algebra 2

AP Biology


College Algebra

College Application Essays

College English

Earth Science

Elementary School


Environmental Science

Essay Editing



High School Biology

High School English

Homework Support


Middle School Math

Middle School Reading




SAT Math

SAT Mathematics


Test Prep



Q & A

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.

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