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I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with a Spanish specialty, earning the honor of Summa Cumme Laude. During my undergraduate, I mentored younger college students in order to help raise their grades. After graduating with my Bachelors, I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. During my credential program, I specifically specialized in English and have my English authorization through the state of California.

I have been an elementary school teacher for over 5 years and I have over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. I have experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. I have taught the longest in 2nd grade. During those years of teaching, I offered after-school tutoring and enrichment to students. I have taught and tutored students in all elementary school subjects. I have been teaching using the Common Core State Standards for 3 years.

As a teacher, I love working with students and especially love working one-on-one with students who are struggling or need extra help. I believe this is where I can make the most difference, which is why I love tutoring. Every child is an individual with individual needs. I strive to get to know every student in order to discover the best way they learn. Once discovering this, I can tailor instruction to each student.

I am available to tutor Reading, Writing, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, Essay Writing, Spanish 1, Summer Tutoring, Homework Support, as well as test prep for the ISEE-Lower Level and the SSAT-Elementary Level.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, yoga, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Kristina’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: San Diego State University - Bachelors, Liberal Studies


Reading, going to the movies, hiking, yoga, spending time with friends and family

Tutoring Subjects

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support


ISEE- Lower Level






Spanish 1


SSAT- Elementary Level


Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in order to be an effective teacher, I need to get to know each individual student. I need to know their likes, dislikes, challenges, and strengths. This will allow me to differentiate my teaching to meet the needs of the student.