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Hello! My name is Kirstine (Kyr-STEE-na). I am excited to meet and talk about your learning needs. A strong working relationship is important for your success.
What are your dreams and goals, your strengths and challenges? What kind of learner are you?

You should know what kind of teacher I am! I'm a retired Dance and Theater educator, with thirteen years of service in public education. In the decades before I got my teaching license, I worked as a teaching artist in the Twin Cities and the New York City metropolitan area, teaching hundreds of students, pre-K to adults. I am also an actress, and I look forward to returning to the stage as the world opens up!

My areas of expertise include English Literature, (BA, Carleton College, 1983), Acting and Shakespearean performance (National Shakespeare Conservatory, 1991), and Educational Theater (New York University, 1997). Educational Theater encompasses a wide variety of practices, including, but not limited to performance skills. Theater and drama modalities are used around the world to enhance learning across the curriculum. We can find ways to use those learning tools, if you are interested!

I offer particularly strong skills in language and literacy. I provide my students reading and writing support in traditional and non-traditional ways, often using speaking and listening (two under-appreciated aspects of literacy) to explore language, meaning, story, and structure.
We'll find ways for you to succeed, as the learner YOU are.

Let's read together, write together, think together, and build your success. You can do it! I can't wait to get started!

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Kirstine’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Carleton College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Arts, Theater Arts


Acting, theater, and performance top this list. So do my backyard chickens, gardening, small farms, going to museums, quilting, and travel

Tutoring Subjects


College English

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing




Performing Arts

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep


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