My service stands out because my teaching style is a hands-on learning approach. I provided lessons that are not only engaging but are specific to the student's learning needs and goals. I also provide support to the entire family because communication is a necessity for student success.
The one thing I enjoy the most about my work, are the relationships I form with each student and their family. I love seeing the joy on their face when a student is completely engaged in learning and having fun. I love seeing a sense of confidence and pride grow within, my students. Lastly, I love the fact that my job, doesn't feel like a job.
"Kristen is a very positive person. Thanks for the positive reinforcement!"
"She did a great job motivating me and she was very positive!!"
"We are very pleased with Ms. Kristen, my daughter Paulina is very happy and they have chemistry, Paulina is always expecting the next time to see Ms. Kristen, we are very Satisfied."
When working with a new student, I like to get to know them first, so I set up a free session with the student, where they can ask any question they might have and visa versa. During this session, I evaluate what type of learner the student is, their strengths, and where they are struggling. Since every lesson is unique to them, I like to know what they're passionate about, their learning goals, where they see themselves in the future. I like to hear from the student how they feel when learning. Are they anxious, scarred etc.. Lastly, I always make sure each student feels safe and comfortable within their learning environment and with me before moving forward with a client.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Middle Grades Language Arts.
SEI Reading K-12 certified
I have been a teacher and a tutor for 6+ years.
I do not have a standard pricing system. The session price is determined by the individual needs of each student.
I have always had a love for learning, and when I was younger I struggled with reading. Then during my 8th-grade year, I had a teacher, Mrs. Hewit, who took notice of me and my struggles, she would sit with me at lunch every day and we would talk about my interest. Once she knew what piqued my interest, we would sit and read books based on those topics. By the end of the year, I had reached grade level in Reading. Mrs. Hewit made reading an adventure for me every time we opened a book. I will always be grateful for that time with her, she taught me it's ok to have struggles, as long as you never give up on yourself and keep fighting. I started teaching because I wanted to share my love of learning and reading with others, I wanted to provide the same joy Mrs. Hewit gave to me and I wanted to show those who are struggling, that it's ok to struggle, as long as you keep fighting and don't give up on yourself or your dreams.
Over the years as a teacher and tutor, I have worked with students of all ages and learning types. Some students had learning disabilities, some were not being challenged enough, but overall I have enjoyed working with each one of my students to help them become the person they want to be.