I am an experienced tutor and recent college graduate specializing in reading, writing, and language arts. Currently a professional in the legal field and soon-to-be law student, I am looking to get back into tutoring after relocating to California and taking a few years off. Most of my tutoring experience has been with elementary and middle school children (8th grade and under), but I am qualified to teach high school and college students as well. I also offer personalized help with college admissions essays.
Though I don't plan on going into teaching as my main profession, I am passionate about language and writing and I love sharing that knowledge with others. I was lucky enough to have excellent English teachers when I was young, and I truly believe a strong language background is the most crucial part of a solid educational foundation.
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Christiana is very helpful and has good methods for improving writing skills. She helped me to improve my writing and reading comprehension significantly.
With younger students, I begin by reviewing the state-mandated educational objectives for their given grade level. Upon meeting with the student, I give them a short diagnostic test, as well as ask them to identify any areas where they feel they are struggling. In our first few meetings, I also attempt to identify the student's individual learning style and tailor my tutoring style to that.
I hold a BA from Christopher Newport University (Dec. 2016) where I studied theatre and dramatic literature.