Your Way Tutors
Your Way Tutors is a premier tutoring service in Los Angeles. We believe that each and every student is a unique learner, and that instruction should follow suit!
Kristina Gsell (Founder and Lead Tutor), Columbia University School of Engineering Class of 2012, first started tutoring in 2013. She helped students in New York City’s top schools for three years, and in 2015 she relocated to expand her services to Los Angeles.
Since then, she has continued to engage the minds of middle school, high school, and college students here in Los Angeles, advancing her students and helping them achieve their highest potential.
Your Way Tutors offers quality tutoring with Kristina including in-person sessions in Los Angeles County, as well as (discounted) online sessions via Zoom (preferred), Google Hangouts, or FaceTime.
Test preparation specialties include the SAT, ACT, and GRE. Academic coursework support includes Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, History, English, Environmental Science, and Statistics.
*Note on COVID-19 Safety Protocol: In the case of in-person sessions, all COVID-19 safety measures will be adhered to including vaccination, and (when recommended by public health agencies) masking, and physical distancing.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I am offering free consultations (in-person or online) for new students, so that we can get to know each other and decide if it is the right fit before making any commitments. I will determine the learning style of the student and adjust my teaching methods accordingly. In many cases I will provide multiple problem solving pathways (particularly useful in the case of mathematics) and allow the student to chose what works best for them. Learn it your way with Your Way Tutors!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bio: Columbia University, 2012, major in Earth and Environmental Engineering, graduated Magna Cum Laude; Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society; King’s Crown Leadership Award 2010-12; 750 on Chemistry SAT II, Score of 5 on AP exams in U.S History, Chemistry, and BC Calculus.
Kristina’s passion for education was already in evidence when she was a student at North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY. She tutored her peers in Earth Science, Chemistry, and Algebra, working in conjunction with the National Honor Society—a national organization dedicated to honoring and promoting student academic excellence and service—to help them achieve academic success. She excelled in her own academic studies at North Shore, graduating third in her class.
At Columbia, Kristina continued to hone her advanced math and science skills as part of her rigorous engineering training and while tutoring Columbia students in Math and Engineering. Her research and demanding coursework provided invaluable experience in collaboration, organization, and innovative thinking. Adding to her tough academic and tutoring schedule, Kristina joined an a cappella group and served as President of the Columbia University Food Sustainability Project, which helped her become an expert in working efficiently and effectively, managing time for herself and her students.
Kristina connects to her students by conveying advanced subject matter in simple, straightforward terms. She works hard to both identify and address gaps in her students’ comprehension. Her subject areas of expertise include Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, History, English, Environmental Science, and Statistics. She is also trained and experienced in helping students prepare for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
While she has a strong work ethic, she is also a fun-loving person and hopes to exude this attitude in all her tutoring lessons. A bit of an over-achiever, Kristina doesn’t have much downtime. But when she does, she can be found gardening, practicing yoga, or cooking with friends.
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Rates for all academic subjects and test preparation:
One-on-one tutoring: $75/hour
Joint session (2 people): $100/hour
Joint session (3 people): $125/hour
Online tutoring: $50/hour
For sessions prepaid in bulk (at least 10 hours), a discount of 10% will be applied (e.g. $675 for 10 in-person tutoring hours).
*Inquire about additional discounts and specials.
Check made to Kristina Gsell, Your Way Tutors
Twice monthly, sent on the 1st and 16th of each mont. Payments must be sent within two weeks of receiving the bill to avoid late fees.
If the student cancels an appointment with less than 24-hours notice, they will be charged in full for the appointment.
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What subjects and/or tests do you need help with? What are the specific goals and outcomes you would like to acheive?